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Alumna has ‘Foot’ in the door of Newark Museum Exhibit

Bette Blank’s “Tattoo Foot” sculpture (wood/paint 2014) is on display in the Newark (NJ) Museum’s “Ready or Not: New Jersey Arts Annual 2014” now through Sunday, Sept. 7. Bette holds AU bachelor of science and master of science degrees in ceramic engineering, classes of 1961 and ’62.

“Ready or Not” is an exhibition featuring works by 40 New Jersey-based artists at different points in their careers. The works in the exhibition vary in practice and style. Using a wide range of artistic processes and approaches in color, form, material and content, this collective exhibition raises questions about place and experience, expanding the conversation on the region’s identity, its narrative, and context in relation to art.

The Newark Museum is open Wednesdays-Sundays from noon-5 p.m. For more information call 973.596.6550, or visit