Stories from the Past

Contact Jane Haw

November 5, 2012

(973) 684-5448



The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present STORIES FROM THE PAST, an exhibition of mixed-media paintings and assemblages by New Jersey artist, MOHAMED KHALIL.  The exhibit will be on view in the Broadway & LRC Galleries, November 13 to January 10, 2013.    

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, November 15, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public. 

A prolific artist described as “an art machine,” Mohamed Khalil says, “I live and breathe art.” Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Khalil became an artist at an early age.  He was fascinated with the shapes and designs of objects he found and began to create art from found materials, such as rocks, wood, metal, computer parts, or anything that caught his eye.  The artist continues to use found objects as important components in his colorful mixed-media paintings, prints, assemblages and sculptures.  The various cultural themes in his artwork reflect his travels and experiences from living in other countries.  Stories from the Past features a body of work that demonstrates the artist’s extraordinary creativity and his obsession with making art.

Mohamed Khalil studied graphic design, printmaking and art history at Alexandria University and the Egyptian Academy of Art in Rome.  He has exhibited his art in Alexandria, Egypt; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Dubai; United Emirates; Rome; Paris and at various  venues in New Jersey.  In 2008, he was commissioned by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. to create an ornament to represent the 8th Congressional District on the annual Christmas tree at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Khalil is currently Assistant Curator at the Paterson Museum.

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.

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.