Judith Modrak featured in The Seaside Times as part of Escape 2 Create, Jan. 2017

Author: Marsha Dowler
Publication: The Seaside Times
Published:  January 2017
Article PDF: Escape 2 Create
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“…Over the past decade, New York sculptor Judith Modrak has remained fascinated with scientific advances that increase our understanding of the mechanisms that trigger and regulate thought, memory and feelings. Her sculpted figurative forms, imbedded with messages of hope and despair, seek to decode inner psychological and emotive worlds as she tackles universal issues of aging and mental illness. Her work has exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and museums throughout the United States including Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Chelsea Art Museum, the Trenton Art Museum, Point Park University, the Palm Beach Art Armory and the Woodstock Museum. Modrak has received a chashama/National Endowment for the Arts grant and two gold medals in sculpture from the National Association of Women Artists, among other awards. Her work has been featured and reviewed in literary, scientific and news publications, including SciArt in America, Sculpture, and The Pittsburgh-Tribune. While in Seaside, she plans a series of figurative works in response to the diverse natural forms found in the 30A environment. Modrak will give an illustrated artist talk at The REP Theatre as part of a multi-disciplinary celebration of the arts and will contribute a master class for college level art students.”…

Rutgers Students Studio Visit, January 2017

I had the enormous pleasure of a studio visit by Julia Buntaine’s class of 25 dynamic Rutgers University students in the highly innovative and groundbreaking STEAM program last Thursday, January 5th, 2017!

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Sharing memories with the students and “Our Memories”

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Rutgers students visit the studio

Rutgers students visit the studio, Student drawings

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With Julia Buntaine, the STEAM professor and Editor-in-Chief of SciArt Magazine

Rutgers students visit the studio, Student drawings

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Reflecting on “Dendrites”

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Rutgers students visit the studio

Rutgers students visit the studio, Student drawings

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Student sharing a memory with “Our Memories”

Rutgers students visit the studio, Student drawings

Panelist for “The Mind’s Eye: The Art & Science of Awareness”

Dates: November 30th, 7-9 p.m.
Location: 61 Local, 61 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Upstairs)
This event is a production of SciArt Center and YHouse
21+, Free and open to the public

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How does awareness arise? Defined as knowledge or perception of a situation or fact, awareness plays a large role in our conscious and unconscious lives. From the neurobiological to the psychological, awareness spans the micro and macro levels of our human existence.

Join us for an evening of cross-disciplinary conversation we discuss awareness as interpreted and researched by artists and scientists. The evening will consist of three presentations followed by a panel discussion.

Panelists include:
Judith Modrak (artist): http://judithmodrak.com/
China Blue (artist): http://www.chinablueart.com/
Nicholas Stavropoulos (Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Physiology, NYU Neuroscience Institute)
Moderator: Nadja Oretelt (scientist, producer, filmmaker)