Mel Leipzig to Lecture April 7 on "Dutch Art
From the 17th to the 20th Century"


Mel Leipzig, artist and professor of art and art history at Mercer County Community College, will present a lecture and slide presentation on “Dutch Art from the 17th to the 20th Century,” including Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, VanGogh and Mondrian.

Part of the college’s Distinguished Lecture Series, the talk takes place Thursday, April 7, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the college’s Communications Building, Room 110 on the West Windsor Campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. For those who live or work in downtown Trenton the talk will be teleconferenced to the college’s James Kerney Campus, North Broad and Academy Streets, Room 319. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A Trenton resident, Professor Leipzig was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His works are part of the permanent collections of the White House, the Whitney Museum in New York City, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The New Jersey State Museum, and The Gallery at Mercer. His work is often on display at the Gallery Henoch in New York City.

Among the many awards bestowed on Professor Leipzig was a Fulbright Grant to Paris, three grants from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, and a Certificate of Commendation from former Governor Byrne for contributions to the arts. He was the first teacher to be awarded Mercer’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Yale University, School of Art & Architecture as well as a three-year certificate from The Cooper Union. Leipzig has participated in numerous one-man and group shows from the East Coast to Moscow.

For more information call 609-586-4800 ext. 3324.

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