R. Dodge Foundation has awarded a grant in the amount of $7,500
to the Gallery at Mercer County Community College for use in the
Gallery's upcoming exhibit entitled "Dangerous Women Two."
According to Dodge Foundation President and CEO David Grant, the
grant was awarded in recognition of the Gallery's "significant
contribution to the artistic vitality of our state."
The "Dangerous Women Two" exhibit, scheduled to open Sept.
4 and continue through Oct. 5, with an opening reception on Sept.
8, will showcase the works of 69 female artists from New Jersey,
New York City, Bucks County and Philadelphia. Explained Gallery
Curator Tricia Fagan, "Each artist has 'adopted' a woman from
early 20th century American history who significantly influenced
the artistic, cultural or political landscape of our region. The
works being created for this exhibit will pay homage to these inspirational
women." Each piece will be accompanied by a biographical text
panel on the historical figure.
Mr. Grant praised the MCCC Gallery's "remarkable commitment
to diversity, to using the Gallery at the College as a teaching
tool, to showcasing student art, as well as that of New Jersey and
regional artists, and to extensive outreach to the surrounding community."
According to Fagan, plans for the Dodge funds include creating biographical
text panels; developing self-guided lesson plans for young visitors,
their teachers and parents; producing a catalogue; and general support
of the show. The Gallery encourages schools and other groups to
call (609) 570-3588 to arrange for a tour. The Gallery is located
on Mercer's West
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
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