Coleen Tyler and Marcia Shiffman, friends, artists and neighbors in Highland Park, are exhibiting together at the Highland Park Public Library from February 1 through February 28, 2019. “As I Recall”—Photographs and Prints will be in the meeting room and an artist reception will be held on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The artists will talk about their work at 3:00 PM. This is their second exhibit together.
“We both spend time at Rutgers seriously pursuing our art interests and continue to benefit from the creative and stimulating environment that it provides,” Coleen Tyler said. I think that the title of this exhibit, “As I Recall” reflects a shared focus on time and memory that is evident in our work.”
Coleen Tyler is exhibiting the Gelatin Silver Prints and is also exhibiting in the main hall display case. Tyler has had many exhibits and workshops at the Highland Park Public Library. She has also exhibited extensively throughout the state and the tristate area. Tyler is also an art teacher and ESL teacher who has taught in many New Jersey communities. Her exhibits have featured her art in many different mediums. Tyler has a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. She has her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA.
Marcia Shiffman, a printmaker, has also worked as a professional planner and landscape architect since 1976. In 2012, Shiffman returned to her original passion, printmaking. She has created etchings, lithographs, and silkscreen prints.
“I have been creating etchings, lithographs and silkscreen prints,” Shiffman said. “My work has focused on images based upon my memories and life experiences. I am very interested in drawing to create the image with varied lines, shadow, light and textures creating depth.”
Shiffman has a Master of Arts in Graphics and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In 2018 she received First Place Prints in the Middlesex County Senior Art Exhibit and has displayed her in Highland Park and throughout Middlesex County.