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The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present PATERSON: CITYSCAPES, large-scale prints and collages by Paterson artist RAQUEL A. FOOTE.   The exhibition explores urban architecture and environments found in abandoned historically significant buildings throughout the City of Paterson, NJ.  The artist’s Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition from William Paterson University will be on view in the Broadway & LRC Galleries at Passaic County Community College from February 1 through March 3, 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 Jamaican-born artist will be held in the Broadway Gallery, February 3, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.  

Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Raquel A. Foote has spent the majority of her life in Paterson.  The main ideas presented in the artist’s new series, Paterson: Cityscapes, are inspired by her environment, the City of Paterson.  She finds beauty, creative energy, and hope in the abandoned historically significant buildings and locations that influenced her to create “social narratives,” artworks which describe the urban characteristics and conditions of the City.  It is Foote’s intention that her cityscapes reflect her concerns about the City’s conditions and suggest that others take a stand for change.

Raquel A. Foote received a BA in Fine Arts Education from Bloomfield College, studied abroad at the Art Institute of Florence and is a candidate for a MFA degree from William Paterson University in May 2011.  The artist has exhibited her work at the George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University; the Riverdale Art Center; Morris Museum and the Ben Shahn Galleries.  She currently teaches art at Irvington High School in Irvington, NJ.

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 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.

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.