Nocturnes is an evening with visual artist Rosalyn Engelman in which her life and creative processes are explored through film, music, and conversation. The program includes the documentary film Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory, a conversation between the artist and Baruch Performing Arts Center director Ted Altschuler, and nocturnes by Chopin, Fauré, and Lowell Liebermann performed by pianist David Shimoni. It concludes with a toast to the triptych Nocturnes by Engelman herself.
Rosalyn Engelman is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist. She works with a variety of materials, including outdated and discarded electronic equipment, mannequins, nails, and barbed wire, producing art with a striking range of expressive content. In all her work, Engelman is searching for beauty, hope, and transcendence. Her art is ultimately about the indomitable human spirit — the will to create in a world where devastation is a dominant theme of life. Her art comes from the belief that communication, especially through art and creativity, is a key source of redemption.