Drawing with Fire: An Evening with Artist Paul Chojnowski and Filmmaker Howard Libov

MADISON, NJ (January 26, 2011) — Fairleigh Dickinson University presents “Drawing with Fire,” an evening with artist Paul Chojnowski. Chojnowski will bring some of his torches and demonstrate his unique “fire-drawing” technique. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.

The evening will begin with the premiere of a documentary film “Aglow—Under the Radar: Chojnowski” by award-winning filmmaker and FDU Visual and Performing Arts professor Howard Libov. “Under the Radar” is a series of documentary films by Libov about working artists in the USA. A sample of “Aglow” is available on YouTube. The film contains brief nudity.

Chojnowski began his art career in the 1980s. Although his artwork has evolved over the years, a constant element has been his use of nontraditional media and tools. His current work, images burned into paper and wood, is an extension of this work. For more information on Chojnowski and his art, visit his web site.

Libov has screened his films at and won numerous awards at film festivals all over the world including WorldFest International Independent Film Festival in Houston, TX, where his feature film, “Favorite Son”, received a Gold Remi Award in Drama.

This presentation is part of the 2010-2011 Interrogating Boundaries lecture series. Interrogating Boundaries is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental program of Fairleigh Dickinson that has sponsored presentations in the past on topics such as race and ethnicity, gender roles, and globalization.

The opportunity to hear from Chojnowski and Libov is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The presentation will be held in Twombly Lounge, Twombly Hall. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J.

For more information, please contact Fine Arts Professor, Judy Moonelis at (973) 443-9643 or moonelis@fdu.edu or Howard Libov at (973) 443-8646 or libovh@fdu.edu.

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