MCCC Gallery Announces Grant for
"Dangerous Women" From Dodge Foundation

7/17/07


The Geraldine 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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