Contact Jane Haw

December 1, 2014 

(973) 684-5448



Silent Comedies, pen and ink on paper  

The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present PATERSON: AN ALTERED REALITY, an exhibition of mixed-media drawings by Paterson artist MARCOS SALAZAR.  His artworks are on view in the Broadway & LRC Galleries at Passaic County Community College from December 6 through February 27, 2015, Broadway at Memorial Drive in downtown Paterson, New Jersey. 

A reception for the artist will be held in the Broadway Gallery on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The college is closed December 24 through January 1, 2015.

Of Dominican heritage, Marcos Salazar was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1993 and moved to Paterson, New Jersey, in 2011.  As a young artist, he is constantly exploring the world around him.  Working predominately in pen and ink (or feather and ink), the people, places, architecture and monuments of the City of Paterson provide an unlimited source of inspiration for Salazar.  He often takes photographs of the places that interest him and uses the images as reference for his artworks.  From a sketch, the artist’s imagination and emotions take over to create his “altered reality.”  Examples of Salazar’s unique vision, on view in the exhibition, are Silent Comedies from his series Fables of the Fabian and Town Line.

Marcos Salazar is currently a Graphic Design student at Passaic County Community College.  He has shown his work in various area exhibitions.  To see more of his work, visit his website at .

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. Large print materials, FM listening systems, select audio publications and Braille transcriptions are available on request.  Please contact (973) 684-6507 for availability.