Contact Jane Haw
August 1, 2016
(973) 684-5448


Earth picture from the sky, with lined up people holding each others hands.
Identity, mixed media on canvas


The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present GRAPHIC PEOPLE, an exhibition of mixed media artworks on canvas by New Jersey artist, ARDRA VANESSA SPECTOR.   The show is on view in the Broadway Gallery at Passaic County Community College from August 30 through October 3, 2016, Broadway at Memorial Drive in downtown Paterson, New Jersey.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A reception for the artist will be held in the Broadway Gallery Thursday, September 8, 3:00 - 5:30.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Spector says that her passion for technology, graphic design, fine art and education stems from exposure to various cultures, ethnicities and artists, as a child.  In this exhibit, Graphic People, the artist explores the use of symbolism, typography, and graphic design in her mixed media works printed on canvas.  Spector describes her work as “symbolic story telling.”  Paint, ink, illustration, photography, and typography are combined to create iconic symbols that define Graphic People.  Viewers will experience some surprises and humor in this colorful show.  Defined, Mrs., Mr. and Level Up are good examples of the artist’s work.

Ardra Vanessa Spector received her undergraduate degree in visual arts from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.  She also has an Associate Degree in Graphic Design from County College of Morris and received her Master’s in Art and Education from Kean University.  She has exhibited her work in various venues in New York and New Jersey.  Spector is currently the Coordinator of the Graphic Design Program at Passaic County Community College.

For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at
The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs.

The Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College has been named a Distinguished Arts Organization and is funded, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.