Black History Group Exhibition

Contact Jane Haw

January 22, 2013

(973) 684-5448

jhaw@pccc.edu


BLACK HISTORY GROUP EXHIBITION
AT PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERIES

 

 

 
In celebration of Black History Month, the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present CONCEPTUAL CONFLUENCE: Iconic Contexts of Culture and Gender, a group exhibition by artists ELETA CAMPELL, LIZ CENEDELLA, EVELYN GRAVES, NETTE FORNE THOMAS, and FLORENCE WINTNette Forne Thomas is curator of the exhibit, which will span both Black History and Women’s History Months.  The exhibition will be on view in the Broadway, LRC and Hamilton Club Galleries at Passaic County Community College from February 2 through March 26, 2013.

A reception for the artists will be held in the Broadway Gallery, Thursday, February 21, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.  The Broadway & LRC Galleries are located at Passaic County Community College, Broadway at Memorial Drive in historic Paterson, New Jersey.   Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Hamilton Club Building is located at 32 Church Street, a block from the main campus.

According to Nettie Thomas, “Conceptual Confluence is an exhibition exemplifying the flowing together of concepts indicative of culture and gender.”  The works in the show include a variety of styles, techniques and media that depict images associated with both cultural and feminine issues.  In this context of culture and gender, Eleta Caldwell makes personal, political and social statements with her three dimensional mixed-media wreaths, as well as Nette Thomas and her renderings of “Laced In Ladies.”  In her colorful collage creations, Evelyn Graves pays tribute to black culture’s musical contribution of jazz.  Fiber artist, Liz Cenedella, “paints” with fabrics, often collected from other cultures, to create quilts and wall hangings.  Florence Wint enjoys combining bold African fabrics with paint and other materials to make artworks that tell stories. All five artists exhibit their work widely in regional galleries and museums and are active in local arts organizations. 

For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at www.pccc.edu/art/gallery.

The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College has been named a Distinguished Arts Organization and is funded, in part, by the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.
  
The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs. Large print materials, FM listening systems, select audio publications and Braille transcriptions are available on request.  Please contact (973) 684-6507 for availability.