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The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present PATERSON IN COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE, a retrospective of 20 years of photographs by MARK HILLRINGHOUSE.   The exhibition of his urban, industrial landscapes and street photography will be on view in the Broadway & LRC Galleries at Passaic County Community College from April 30 through June 29, 2011.

The Broadway & LRC Galleries are located at Passaic County Community College, Broadway at Memorial Drive in the downtown historic district of 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.

A reception for the artist will be held in the Broadway Gallery, Thursday, May 5, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

Mark Hillringhouse is a poet, essayist and photographer whose work has been widely exhibited in area galleries.  The City of Paterson has long been a rich source of inspiration for   his photographs.  He writes that his images “explore the haunting beauty of an industrial past, the city’s mills and factories, against the backdrop of the city’s vibrant street life as juxtaposed against the timeless forces of the Passaic River, the Great Falls, and Garret Mountain.”

Mark Hillringhouse is a faculty member of the English Department at Passaic County Community College. His photo-essay on the Passaic River was published last year in the American Poetry Review and his photography and writing have also been published in The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly, and many other books and magazines.  He was the founding editor of the American Book Review and a contributing editor for The New York Arts Journal.  His book of photographs and poetry, Between Frames, is being published this spring by Serving House Books.  For more information about his work, visit

For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at

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.