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Art Gallery

Past Exhibits (2003-2024)

For more information, call The Gallery at (609) 570-3589 or e-mail gallery@mccc.edu.

Currents by Douglas Witmer

January 22 - March 29

[overview/details]

  • Opening Reception: February 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Artist Talk: February 7, 11:45 a.m.

Douglas Witmer is an American artist based in Philadelphia. He is internationally known within the field of reductive geometric abstraction.

Witmer’s work manifests decades of inquiry into the materiality of the painted object through refined processes within the framework of reductive abstract painting. His elemental compositional structures are activated by sensuous color and various improvised gestural and incidental actions.

The subject is presence--establishing a visual place that offers someone an open invitation for a personal experience of seeing and feeling.

"Throughout my career I have consistently explored how to create experiential context that can highlight contemporary reductive abstraction as a direct response to the conditions of our world"

Douglas Witmer


Yonia Fain: Refugee Modernism

October 9 - December 12

Brutality, survival, and hope in the daring art by a Holocaust survivor artist

  • Opening Reception: Oct. 18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Curator Talk and Literary Event: Oct. 25, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Fundraiser: Nov. 15, 6 to 9 p.m.
    film screening and Q&A from 6:00-8:00pm
    private reception starting at 8:00-9:00pm.

Curated by Yevgeniy Fiks, Professor of Visual Arts, MCCC

Yonia Fain: Refugee Modernism is a solo exhibition of the 20th -century modernist painter and Yiddish poet Yonia Fain (1913-2013).

 Read More

This exhibit is made possible, in part by the Mercer County Culture and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the NJ State Council of the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Partners

Mercer County Culture and Heritage Foundation, Mercer County Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center @ MCCC, The James Gallery @ CUNY Graduate Center, Congress for Jewish Culture, League for Yiddish



2023 Faculty Show

September 9 – September 28, 2023

Opening Reception Wed., September 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

According to MCCC’s gallery director, Lucas Kelly, the faculty show is an opportunity for community members and students to view the work that MCCC professors accomplish when they aren’t working with students.

“There is a distinction between the work we do in the classroom and the work we do out of the classroom,” said Kelly. “This exhibition allows students, colleagues and community members the opportunity to see the range of content that MCCC faculty are currently investigating in their professional practice.”

 

 


2023 Mercer County Artists Show

June 12 – August 2, 2023

Opening Reception Wed., June 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Gallery at Mercer County Community College is proud to display "Mercer County Artists Exhibition 2023," a juried exhibition open to visual artists who live, work or attend school in Mercer County from June 12th to August 2nd. An Opening Reception will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception with representatives from the college and the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission on hand to make presentations of merit prizes, purchase awards and a membership award.

The exhibition features 34 works by 30 artists in a variety of media selected from 160 pieces.

The juror for the show is artist and educator Wes Sherman. Wes has been painting since 1992, in that time he has had over 40 solo exhibitions and included in numerous group shows across the county. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. Sherman has been a visiting artist at many universities among them Temple, Rutgers, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011, he also received a fellowship for painting from New Jersey Council of the Arts. Sherman is represented by local gallery J Cacciola Gallery W in Bernardsville, NJ.

Gallery hours for this show are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-4:30 and Wednesday 12-7.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by and supported through a grant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

 

 


Home

2023 Student Photo Show

May 8th - June 2nd

The work for this show represents students from many different majors across the college who took photo classes this semester in both 100 and 200 level courses. The general theme was “What is Home” which is an assignment given in the 100 level classes and then frequently revisited as a project in the 200 level classes.

 

 

Home - Student Photo Show
Home - Student Photo Show
Home - Student Photo Show
Home - Student Photo Show
Home - Student Photo Show
Home - Student Photo Show

2023 Visual Arts Student Exhibition

40 works from the college’s visual and graphic arts programs including fine arts, advertising and graphic design, digital arts, photography, and sculpture will be displayed at the gallery from April 3 to May 3. This exhibition allows students to showcase their work and gain experience in the gallery world, aiming to provide MCCC students with an opportunity to build a portfolio while providing diverse artwork to the community.

“From an academic point of view, [it's] the most noteworthy show of the season,” said MCCC Gallery Director Lucas Kelly. “It provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work – many for the first time – and to document their creativity and initiatives outside the safety of the classroom. To celebrate this moment with our students is an honor.”

The gallery will be holding an opening reception for the artists and public on Wednesday April 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-4:30 and Wednesday 12-7. For more information, feel free to email us at gallery@mccc.edu.

2023 Visual Arts Student Exhibition

 

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From an academic point of view
From an academic point of view
From an academic point of view
From an academic point of view
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Leroy Johnson

January 30 through March 23, 2023
Opening reception: Wednesday, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CM250

“The unbeautiful can be as powerful/attractive as the ‘professed’ beautiful” –Johnson

Johnson, who passed away in 2022, was born in 1937 in the Eastwick community of Southwest Philadelphia. He was a self proclaimed “urban expressionist” whose work was shaped by African American history and life in the inner city. Largely self taught, Johnson sought to create mixed media through painting, collage, and assemblage sculpture within the “Arte Povera” movement — an Italian art movement from the late 1960s to 1970s whose artists explored a range of unconventional processes and non-traditional 'everyday' materials

an evening of jazz inspired by the life and work of Leroy Johnson

Gallery hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from noon till 7 p.m..

Paintings and Sculptures by Leroy Johnson
“Storm Coming”
Paintings and Sculptures by Leroy Johnson
“El NoLibs”

 


"Capital Connection"

October 31 through January 9
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., CM200
Artist Panel: Wednesday, November 9 - noon, CM200

Since its earliest beginnings in 1890 as Trenton's Evening Drawing School, Mercer County Community College has been directly connected with the artists in New Jersey's capital city. A key to the city's growth as a producer of art and artisans is a productive and meaningful relationship between the citizens of Trenton and MCCC's urban and suburban campuses. Capital Connection showcases the work of artists living and working in Trenton today, many with a direct connection to the college, and seeks to inspire current Mercer students to pursue a life creating art in and around the capital city.

Capital Connection

 
 

MCCC Faculty Exhibition 2022

September 6 through October 19
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., CM250

[overview/details]

a juried exhibition open to visual artists ages 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County, NJ

MCCC Faculty Exhibition 2022

Mercer County Artists Exhibition 2022

July 18 through August 24
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., CM250

[overview/details]

MCA 2022

2022 Visual Arts
Student Exhibition

April 4 through May 11
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m., CM250

[overview/details]

40 works by 23 student artists from all of the college’s visual and graphic arts programs including fine arts, advertising and graphic design, digital arts, photography, and sculpture.

“From an academic point of view, [it's] the most noteworthy show of the season,” said MCCC Gallery Director Lucas Kelly. “It provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work – many for the first time – and to document their creativity and initiatives outside the safety of the classroom. To celebrate this moment with our students is an honor.”

Visual Arts Student Exhibition

Double Vision

November 8 - December 9, 2021
Live Reception/Artist Talks - November 17 at 7 p.m.   flyer

Double Vision presents collaborative project between artists, Jamie Greenfield and Madelaine Shellaby. It reflects, and is determined by, existing similarities of intention and a progression of possibilities that stem from dialogue and critique going forward in their respective bodies of work. Recently, they discovered they had both been working in a stream of consciousness way: looking inward to memory, and outward to the immediate environment for subject matter. The resulting drawings and digital montages reflect a common vision of fields of energy and awareness: what may be seen, felt, and known.

Double Vision

MCCC Faculty Exhibition 2021

OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. (CM250)

Mercer County Artists 2021

July 5 - August 6

The Mercer County Artist Exhibition is available for viewing on:

Tuesdays, from 10AM - 2PM
AND
Thursdays, from 3PM - 7PM by appointment only

Masks are required and a Symptom Tracker Form is still required to be filled out 24 hours prior to arriving. The link for the Symptom Tracker is on the Gallery Website. Enter through the Student Welcome Center, check in with Security, and proceed to the Gallery.

Request a date and time and wait for a confirmation email.

 MCA 2021 Exhibition picture gallery (pdf)

 Exhibition Winners / Selections (pdf)


Student Exhibition 2021

April 5 - May 14

 

Virtual Walk-Through

 

About the Show

Despite the global impact of COVID-19 and the resulting challenges, especially relating to the arts, MCCC students have persevered, continuing to produce and show art. The Student Exhibition celebrates the resiliency and creative spirit of the 2021 as well as 2020 Fine Arts students. We welcome you to our show.


PUDDLE ARCHITECTURE

DATES & TIMES

February 1, 2021 - “Puddle Architecture” exhibition opens
Viewing by appointment only – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

February 10, 2021 - Virtual Artist Talk from MCCC Gallery (Time 7 p.m.)

March 11, 2021 - “Puddle Architecture” exhibition ends

ARTIST BIO

Léni Paquet-Morante was born in Canada and raised in Maryland. She lives in Hamilton, New Jersey with a studio on the nearby Grounds for Sculpture complex. She studied at Palomar College and The Johnson Atelier, and has a BFA in Painting from Mason Gross School of Art.

Exhibitions for 2021 include solo shows at Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ and Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal, NJ, and a dual show at the Arts Council of Princeton, NJ. She is listed in the Women Artists of America National Directory and is registered with the Canada Arts Council. Her work is included in private and public collections internationally.

Puddle Architecture by Léni Paquet-Morante:
A Virtual Gallery Walkthrough
Puddle Architecture:
An Exhibition (Documentary Short)

Mercer County Artists Show 2020

October 26 - December 17

[overview/details]   [award winners announced]

 

In-person viewing of the current exhibit is suspended at this time.

 

MCA 2020
Picture Gallery

 

 

MCA 2020
Award Winners (PDF)

 

 

MCA 2020
brochure (PDF)


JUROR

Colleen McCubbin Stepanic
Colleen McCubbin Stepanic is an artist who creates physical forms from painted canvas. She was born in Newport News, Virginia and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Cleveland and Washington DC. Her transient childhood instilled a lifelong love of travel and exploration which heavily influences her artistic practice. She earned a BFA from the University of Dayton and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art. McCubbin Stepanic has been the recipient of many grants and awards and has successfully completed numerous artist residencies including the Joan Mitchell Center, the Millay Colony, and the Vermont Studio Center all of which were completed in 2016. She was also a Ballinglen Fellowship Artist in 2017. McCubbin Stepanic’s work has been featured in exhibitions in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Buffalo. She has had 13 solo exhibitions of her work since 2003 and has participated in art projects in Budapest, Hungary and Batoufam, Cameroon.

Mercer County Artists 2020 brochure

Searching for the Cultural Plumb Bob

January 27 - March 5

Artist:
Zahar Vaks

[preview]   [highlights]

“Zahar Vaks explores a conversation between the ancient and the contemporary,” said Alice K. Thompson, director at The MCCC Gallery, “Vaks’ paintings depict spaces — whether scenes from memory or the sensory recalls of a corporeal experience. The passage of time in a painting can be specific or elusive or even completely timeless. A quick, bold gesture can dissolve into a slow and subtle remnant.”

Searching for the Cultural Plumb Bob


Transient Brevity

October 28 – December 19
Reception November 6, 5 to 7 p.m.

Artists:
Philip Hart
Sandra Hoffman
Nicole Michaud
Robert Sampson
Ekaterina Vanovskaya

[preview]

“This exhibition examines the notion of ephemerality and how each of the artists chooses to represent that which is fleeting. The ephemeral quality of the work displayed varies from artist to artist. Some of the works represent direct interactions or interpretations with the surrounding environment. Other works are somewhat autobiographical, with the collective works creating a narrative we are privileged to witness. Still other works consider architectural elements in a deliberately ephemeral manner.”
       Curated by Alice K. Thompson


Bios

Ekaterina Vanovskaya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and an MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015. Ekaterina has exhibited nationally including New York City and Chicago. She completed the Artist in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and recently participated in the Governors Island Art Fair, New York and the AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Ekaterina has received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2017 and 2018.

Philip C. Hart’s work is based in an exploration of pattern recognition, which is fundamental to language and intelligence. He is concerned with the fragility and malleability of consciousness. The composition of his mobiles is based on form, order, and balance.

His mobiles are constructed with simple materials: wire, sheet metal, and fishing line. Components are joined as sequential cantilevers, reinforcing an underlying 2D pattern. Using fishing line rather than a more conventional wire hook-and-loop connection, each component rotates freely relative to its neighbors. The fishing line is minimally visible; the compositions appear to float in space.

The materials and scale of the work affords an element of interactivity; walking up to a piece generates enough air movement to activate it. Set in motion, new patterns evolve in 3D. space.

In the vocabulary of this work, motion is a much a subject of it as is its composition.

Transient Brevity


2019 MCCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit

[preview]
September 10 through October 10

The MCCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit showcases the range of styles and formats of MCCC's diverse full-time and adjunct Visual Arts (computer graphics, alternate media, painting, photography, print-making, sculpture, video) faculty. All exhibited work is current, produced in the last two years. Recent shows have included artworks in oil painting, watercolor, ceramics, photography, digital design, interactive technology, sculpture, installation, and more.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., CM250

2019 MCCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit


Mercer County Artists 2019

[overview/details]   [award winners announced]
["Best in Show" award winner]
May 20 through July 8

In partnership with the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission, The Gallery showcases the work of artists who live, work, or study in Mercer County, New Jersey. This popular exhibition is a juried show with multiple levels of awards, including the coveted County Purchase Awards.

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony:
Wednesday, May 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., CM250

Mercer County Artists 2019


Visual Arts Student Exhibition

[overview/details]

March 25 through April 25, 2019

Visual Arts students at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will display their rich and varied talents as the Gallery at Mercer presents its annual "Visual Arts Student Exhibition." This exhibit, featuring the best works of MCCC students, runs from Monday, March 25 to Thursday, April 25. It is presented free and is open to the public.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 27, 5 to 7:30 p.m, CM250

Visual Arts Student Exhibition

Saturated Geometry

[overview/details]   [highlights]

January 28 through March 7, 2019

Saturated Geometry brings together the works of five New York-based artists -- Robert Erickson, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Alex Paik, Richard Tinkler, and Andrew Zimmerman -- who look at both formal geometric abstraction and color in different ways. These artists draw from a variety of sources from observation to experience to develop their systems of abstraction. These works may utilize topics such as architecture, structure of musical composition, or process to create pieces that are both formally and conceptually saturated in some way. Curated by Professor Lucas Kelly.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 6 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., CM250

Saturated Geometry

I kinda live where I find myself

Cake O'Clock by Eric Hibit [overview/details]
October 29 through December 20, 2018

Works by five artists celebrate the small objects that inhabit people's personal spaces. Some items may be subversively political while others may be secretly emotional touch points. Relating to classic European still life painting that told a story of class, economics, and stature by the objects selected in each tableau, these artists depict mundane everyday items that inherently discuss our contemporary lives, celebrate our existence.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., CM250
Artist Talks: (all at 12 noon)
* Wednesday, November 7, CM107:  Eric Hibit
* Wednesday, November 14, CM109:  Lauren Whearty
* Monday, November 19, CM109:  Chris Bogia


Taji Ra'oof Nahl

TR7: Taji Nahl

[overview/details]
October 10 through 18

Originally part of the seventh Micro Film Festival #7, this special exhibit featuring interdisciplinary artist Taji Ra'oof Nahl projects three films simultaneously as the artist explores the past- and present-day surveillance state.

An Evening with Taji Nahl
Wednesday, October 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. (presentation at 6 p.m.)


2018 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit

[preview]   [highlights]
September 5 through October 4

The MCCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition features work by the college's Visual Arts (computer graphics, alternate media, painting, photography, print-making, sculpture, video) faculty members. All exhibited work is current (produced in the last two years) and portrays the range of styles and formats present in MCCC's diverse faculty. Recent shows have included artworks in oil painting, watercolor, ceramics, photography, digital design, interactive technology, sculpture, installation, and more.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition 2018


Mercer County Artists 2018

[preview]   [award winners]
May 21 through July 9

MCCC Gallery Hosts 'Mercer County Artists 2018' May 21 to July 9
Award Winners to be Announced at Opening Reception May 23.

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, May 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2018


Visual Arts Student Exhibition 2018

[preview]   [overview/details]
April 2 through May 3, 2018

Allowing students to showcase their work and gain experience in the gallery world, this exhibition is aimed to provide MCCC students with an opportunity to build a portfolio while providing diverse artwork to the community. This show features a variety of styles and media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, installation, and mixed media formats.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Visual Arts Student Exhibition


Passing the Palette

[preview]   [highlights]
January 22 through March 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 24 from 5 to 7 p.m., The Gallery (CM250)

Passing the Palette


#RealNews, Works by Michael Scoggins

[overview/details]
October 16 through November 30, 2017

Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 18 - noon, CM109   [recap]

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., The Gallery (CM250)

works by Michael Scoggins


2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit

[overview/details]
August 28 through September 28, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit


Visual Arts Student Exhibition 2017

[preview]   [overview/details]
April 10 through May 4, 2017

Allowing students to showcase their work and gain experience in the gallery world, this exhibition is aimed to provide MCCC students with an opportunity to build a portfolio while providing diverse artwork to the community. This show features a variety of styles and media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, installation, and mixed media formats.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Visual Arts Student Exhibition 2017


MCA 2017

Mercer County Artists 2017

[overview/details]   [award winners]   [jurors statement]
February 20 through March 23, 2017

In partnership with the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission, The Gallery will showcase the work of artists who live, work, or study in Mercer County, New Jersey. This popular exhibition is a juried show with multiple levels of awards, including the coveted County Purchase Awards. Other past awards have been sponsored by Blick Art Supplies and the West Windsor Art Council.

Opening Reception/Awards: Wednesday, February 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Magic

Magic

[curator's statement]   [overview/details]
November 7 through December 1, 2016
Curated by Tiffany Calvert, featuring artists Hayley Barker, Matthew F. Fisher, Karla Knight, Chris Martin, Kristine Moran, Sarah Peters, Henry Samelson, and Laurel Sparks. All deal with some otherworldly concern -- transcendentalism, mysticism, or the manifestation of imaginary histories -- addressed by the artists as incancatory, paradoxical or futile. The varying works are modest in scale and take a variety of representational and abstract forms.

Opening Reception (including Gallery Talk and Tour):
Thursday, November 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Magic

MCCC Arts at 50

[overview/details]
September 19 through October 18, 2016
In 2016 Mercer County Community College celebrates its 50th year. The Gallery will offer a special exhibit as part of the college's year-long celebration. The exhibit will feature artworks from current and emeritus visual arts faculty as well as selected MCCC alumni representing each of the college's arts programs.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Arts & Communication Reception: Saturday, September 24

MCCC Visual Arts Student Exhibition 2016

Visual Arts Student Exhibition 2016

[overview/details]
April 11 through May 3, 2016
Allowing students to showcase their work and gain experience in the gallery world, this exhibition is aimed to provide MCCC students with an opportunity to build a portfolio while providing diverse artwork to the community. This show features a variety of styles and media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, installation, and mixed media formats.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

 


2016 Mercer County Artists Exhibition

[overview/details]
2016 Mercer County Artists Exhibition February 22 through March 24, 2016

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

arrow MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries for "Mercer County Artists 2016"

arrow Juror Bio

arrow "Mercer County Artists" Award Winners Announced

 
 
 
 


Passing the Palette: Arts Educators and Their Students

[overview/details]
November 16 through December 8, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Passing the Palette


Art Served Up Trenton Style

[overview/details]
October 13 through 29, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.


2015 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit

[overview/details]
September 8 through 24, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.


A Voyage of Many

[overview/details]   [recap report]
June 13-24, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Visual Arts Student Exhibition 2015

[overview/details]
April 20 through May 8, 2015
Allowing students to showcase their work and gain experience in the gallery world, this exhibition is aimed to provide MCCC students with an opportunity to build a portfolio while providing diverse artwork to the community. This show features a variety of styles and media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, installation, and mixed media formats.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Frank Rivera Retrospective: Selected Works 1945-2015

[preview]   [overview/details]
March 10 through April 2, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Mercer County Artists 2015

[overview/details]   [award winners]
February 2 through 27, 2015

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, February 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.


The Ice Next Time: Textiles and Artifacts
of Dark Age North America (2026-2280)

[overview/details]
November 11 through December 4, 2014
Monday, November 17
Artist Talk: "Future Imperfect" -- noon to 1 p.m., CM109
Opening Reception: 5 to 7 p.m., The Gallery CM250


2014 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit

[overview/details]
October 7 through 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

2014 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit


Pannaroma

[overview/details]
September 2 through 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.


2014 Student Visual Art Show

[overview/details]
April 29 through May 9, 2014
MCCC student-produced paintings, photographs, drawings,
prints, sculptures, ceramics and more fill the Gallery.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2014

[overview/details]   [award winners]
March 11 through April 3, 2014

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, March 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Left of Central: Later 20th Century Visual Arts in the Capital City

[overview/details]
January 21 through February 20, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 25 from noon to 2 p.m.

Gallery Talk: "TAWA and MCCC: TAWA's Founding and Early Years" - Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

Short Film / Gallery Talk: "The 1990 TAWA/Soviet Exchange" - Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. (details)

Left of Central


"My Mercer" Mercer County Photography Exhibition 2013

[overview/details]   [award winners]
November 19 through December 18, 2013
Sponsored by The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, showcases artists --
all residents or students of Mercer County -- working in all photographic media/processes.
Jurying: November 9

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

MCCC Faculty Art Exhibit 2013

[overview/details]
September 10 through October 3, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

2013 Student Visual Art Show

[overview/details]
April 17 through May 10, 2013
MCCC student-produced paintings, photographs, drawings,
prints, sculptures, ceramics and more fill the Gallery.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.   [highlights]

Mercer County Artists 2013

[overview/details]   [award winners]
March 5 through April 4, 2013

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2013


Mapping Mercer: Celebrating the County's 175th Anniversary!

[overview/details]
January 23 through February 14, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Planning & Engineering today - Thursday, Jan. 31 at noon

Gallery Lecture: Mapping NJ Editor and Cartologist - Wednesday, Feb. 13 at noon

Mapping Mercer Celebrating the County's 175th Anniversary

Mel Leipzig: Mostly Recent Works

[overview/details]
November 26 through December 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Gallery Talks: Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 12 at noon

Solstice Concert featuring My Three Suns, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

MCCC Faculty Exhibit 2012

[overview/details]
October 16 through November 15, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Talks: Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 12 noon and Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

Roger Hane and The Big Idea

[overview/details]
September 5 through October 4, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 15 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Slide Lecture: Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

SOURCE

recent works by Flannery O. Miller  (MCCC Fine Arts alumnus - 2010)
[exhibit flyer]   [artist background]   [news announcement]
June 28 through July 1, 2012   
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.

2012 Visual Arts Student Exhibition

[overview/details]   [highlights]
April 24 through May 17, 2012
MCCC student-produced paintings, photographs, drawings,
prints, sculptures, ceramics and more fill the Gallery.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2012

[overview/details]   [award winners]
March 6 through April 5, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2012


Surface Tension: works by Ayami Aoyama and Florence Moonan

[overview/details]
January 11 through February 9, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

Surface Tension - works by Ayami Aoyama and Florence Moonan


Mercer County Photography Exhibit

[overview/details]   [award winners]
November 9 through December 19, 2011
Sponsored by The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, showcases artists --
all residents or students of Mercer County -- working in all photographic media/processes.
Jurying: October 29

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Nov. 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Photography Exhibit


Motus Anima: works by Peter Arakawa and Rita Herzfeld

[overview/details]
September 13 through October 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

Mel Leipzig "MCCC People" Exhibit


June 7 through 14, 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Closing Reception: Tuesday, June 14 from 5 to 8 p.m.

2011 Visual Arts Student Exhibition

[overview/details]   [photo page]
April 26 through May 12, 2011
MCCC student-produced paintings, photographs, drawings,
prints, sculptures, ceramics and more fill the Gallery.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 27 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2011

[overview/details]   [selected artists]   [award winners]
March 8 through April 7, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (awards announced at 6:15)

Other Views: The Faculty Exhibit

[overview/details]
November 16 through December 22, 2010
Other Views: The Faculty Exhibit an exhibition of work by MCCC's visual arts faculty, including works by instructors in both the traditional and new (computer art, digital, and motion graphics) modalities
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Solstice Concert: Monday, December 20, 6:30 p.m.


From the Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur

[overview/details]
October 12 through November 4, 2010
a text and visuals exhibition on genocide in the Holocaust and in recent years -- This humanities exhibition
and the concurrent programming is being offered in partnership with the New Jersey Commission
on Holocaust Education and the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m.

Plastics Alchemy

[overview/details]   MCCC Gallery Volunteers Are Artists in Their Own Right
September 7 through 30, 2010
Works by artists who have been volunteers at the MCCC Gallery during the past 10 years. (This and
the Faculty Show serve to conclude the year-long commemoration of The Gallery's 20th anniversary.)
Closing Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

2010 Visual Arts Student Show

[overview/details]
April 27 through May 13, 2010
MCCC student-produced paintings, photographs, drawings,
prints, sculptures, ceramics and more fill the Gallery.
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2010

[overview/details]   [selected artists/works]   [award winners]
Feb. 23 through April 1, 2010
Jurying: February 13

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (awards announced at 6:15)

Reconnect

[overview/details]
November 24 through December 17, 2009
"a radical re-hanging of the first exhibition [see 'Connect', below] in order
to activate and test new formal and conceptual connections between the works"
Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.

Concert: multi-instrumental improv duo Stop Correcting Me - Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Connect

[overview/details]
October 17 through November 12, 2009
Visitors are invited to discover and share their own ideas about connections between the works, which
include sound installations, interactive video stations, sculpture, photography, prints, and multi-media sculptures.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Monday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

Concert: multi-instrumental improv duo Stop Correcting Me - Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Photography 2009

[overview/details]
September 8 through October 8, 2009
Sponsored by The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, showcases artists --
all residents or students of Mercer County -- working in all photographic media/processes.
Jurying: August 29

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sept. 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

'Best In Show' for 2008
'Best In Show' for 2008:
Through the Storm #1
by Jessica Stearns
Mercer County Photography 2009

2009 Visual Arts Student Show

[overview/details]
April 28 through May 14, 2009
MCCC student-produced paintings, photographs, drawings,
prints, sculptures, ceramics and more fill the Gallery.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2009

[overview/details]   [award winners]
March 10 through April 9, 2009
Jurying: February 28

Opening Reception: March 18 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

As Seen By Hand

[overview/details]
January 13 through February 19, 2009
touchable sculpture from the artists of SANJ + 3
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Gallery Talk/Presentation: Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.

As Seen By Hand

A Light Without - A Light Within

[overview/details]
November 11 through December 18, 2008
Interiors and landscapes by painters of light:
Robert Beck, Joseph Gyurcsak, Kyle Stevenson
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Winter Solstice Event: Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.


Favorite Things

[overview/details]
September 16 through October 23, 2008
"Visual meditations on the objects around us" ...featuring the work of
Natalie Featherston, Jamie Greenfield, Alan Klawans, and John Murdoch
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Art All Over

[overview/details]
June 3 through July 3, 2008
"Celebrates the exuberant 'art spirit' that motivates human beings to adorn, appropriate,
change, embellish, color, and re-create the objects and environments that define their lives."
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 14 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversation: Wednesday, June 18 at noon

2008 Visual Arts Student Show

April 22 through May 14, 2008
More than 170 paintings, photographs, found-object chairs,
drawings, prints, sculptures, ceramics and more fill the Gallery.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2008

[prospectus]   [overview/details]   [award winners]
March 4 through April 3, 2008
Jurying: February 23

Opening Reception: March 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (awards announced at 6:15)

Mercer County Photo 2007

Nov. 26 through Dec. 19, 2007
A juried exhibition of more than 100 photographs, including several from MCCC students and
faculty, selected by Thomas Roma, director of Columbia University's photography department.
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Perspectives on the Holocaust:
Women's and Children's Art and Stories

[overview/details]
Oct. 16 through Nov. 15, 2007
Chronicles the histories of 15 female Holocaust survivors in poster-size panels, as well as art created by child survivors -- a cooperative project between the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, Kidsbridge Children's Museum in Trenton, NJ, and the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center.
Open House: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.

Judith Sherman, a survivor of Ravensbruck Concentration
Camp, tells her story and presents drawings and poetry.

Dangerous Women Two

[overview/details]
View the roster of contemporary
artists whose works were exhibited
along with the corresponding historic
"adopted" artist chosen by each.
Sept. 4 through Oct. 6, 2007
Featuring the work of 70 outstanding contemporary women artists from the tri-state area, each having Dangerous Women Two selected one "Dangerous Woman" during her lifetime as her inspiration - an artist, activist, or visionary from the early 20th century (between the World Wars) connected to this geographic area. The historic subjects, researched by Gallery director and exhibit curator Tricia Fagan, represent a broad spectrum of women who took artistic and personal risks, challenging the roles of womanhood, art, and society. Invited artists have created a new piece of art as an homage to their selected artist's life, art, or philosophy. Works will be displayed beside a text panel featuring a short biography of the artist they "adopted," and Artist Statements exploring the relationships will be available in The Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, Sept. 19 at noon -- Gallery director and exhibit curator Tricia Fagan talks briefly about the historical context, followed by Dangerous Women Two artists Maggi Johnson (MCCC instructor), Cindy Stockton Moore, and Judy Tobie talking about their process and art in the show.

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. -- special guest lecturer

Performing Dangerous Women Cabaret: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., Kelsey Theater (TH)


Dangerous Women Two
FROM LEFT: "Fay Wray" by Jane Lawrence is inspired by the actress' most famous role as King Kong's leading lady;  jewelry designer Dori Seider created this piece in homage to Isadora Duncan, one of the mothers of modern dance;  Margaret Sanger is the inspiration for this mixed media reverse painting by Deborah Hockstein;  detail of Cindy Stockton Moore's encaustic inspired by the life of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel;  Denise Dmochowski's "For Georgia" is inspired by the work of acclaimed painter Georgia O'Keefe;  the paintings of African-American artist Laura Wheeler Waring inspired Livy Glaubitz's watercolor.

2007 Visual Arts Student Show

[overview/details]
April 23 through May 11, 2007
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Color Theories

[overview/details]
March 8 through April 6, 2007
works by Jeanne Calo, Betty Curtiss, Graziella Valenti Smith, Marie Sturken
Reception:
Wednesday, March 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Artists' Talk:
Tuesday, March 27 at noon

Mercer County Artists 2007

[overview/details]
Jan. 21 through Feb. 16, 2007
Jurying: January 13

Opening Reception: Jan. 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (awards announced at 6:15)

Channel Traces

[overview/details]
Nov. 20 through Dec. 20, 2006
works by Jean Burdick and Cathy Watkins
Reception:
Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk:
Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

Breathing Stones

[overview/details]
Oct. 23 through Nov. 9, 2006
works by Arlene Milgram
Gallery Talk: Monday, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m.


The H Equation

[overview/details]
Sept. 11 through Oct. 5, 2006
works by Eleanor Burnette
Reception:
Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk:
Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.

2006 Visual Arts Student Exhibition

[overview/details]
April 26 through May 12, 2006
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2006

[overview/details]   [How To Enter]
March 6 through April 14, 2006
Jurying: Saturday, Feb. 25

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Corpus Callosum

[overview/details]
Jan. 16 through Feb. 17, 2006
works by artists Austin Dodson and Courtenay Q. Long
Reception:
Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gallery Talk:
Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.




The Human Face

[overview/details]
Nov. 7 through Dec. 21, 2005
photographs by artists Helen Stummer, Diane Levell, and the late Lou Draper
Reception:
Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Listening Eye

[overview/details]
Sept. 26 through Oct. 28, 2005
works by Ellen Hackl-Fagan, Chris Harford, Julian Kernes
Reception:
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Gallery Talk:
Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.


Dream, Africa

[overview/details]
[exhibit at ARTWORKS Gallery, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton; 609-394-9436]
Sept. 13 through Oct. 15, 2005
works by Nancie Gunkelman, Diane Levell, Jonas Sarpong
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Closing Reception:
Friday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visual Arts Student Show 2005

[overview/details]
April 18 through May 13, 2005
Opening Reception: April 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.



Mercer County Artists 2005

[overview/details]
Feb. 28 through April 1, 2005
Jurying: February 19

Opening Reception: March 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.



Class Act

[overview/details]
Jan. 19 through Feb. 11, 2005
Last year, distinguished MCCC Painting and Art History professor Mel Leipzig did a portrait of four of his art students -- Jon Allen, Clint Inting, Olivia Jupillat, and Sid Whitfield -- with their artwork behind them. Two graduated from MCCC last year, but Leipzig was so taken with their work that he suggested an exhibition of their current work. "These are extraordinarily talented and dedicated young artists," Leipzig said. "Their work bodes well for the continuing vitality of painting in New Jersey."
   Opening Reception: Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
   Gallery Talk: Wed., Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.

Portrait/Self-Portrait

November 9 through December 17, 2004
Featuring 81 artworks (in every sort of media!) by 77 artists - all members of the Trenton Artist Workshop Association (TAWA).
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Lecture: Tuesday, Dec. 7 at noon, CM110 -- "The History of the Portrait" slide presentation by Mel Leipzig



The Space Between

[overview/details]
September 20 through October 29, 2004
Featuring the artwork of Randall Greenbaum and David Kaufmann.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.



Visual Arts Student Show 2004

[overview/details]
April 26 through May 14, 2004
Featuring works in all media by the Fine Arts students of Mercer County Community College.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mercer County Artists 2004

[overview]
March 9 through April 10, 2004
Annual juried competition of works in most fine arts media created by artists living, working, or studying in Mercer County. This is a collaborative initiative sponsored by the Mercer County's Cultural and Heritage Commission, supported by the NJ State Arts Council.
Jurying: Saturday, February 28, 2004
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

"Altogether Now"

[overview/details]
Jan. 20 through Feb. 19, 2004
A group exhibition by Mercer County Community College's Fine Arts faculty members.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

"Glimpses of America"

[overview/details]

Nov. 11 through Dec. 20, 2003
An exhibition of works by at least nine outstanding contemporary African-American visual artists, curated by Larry Hilton.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. (artist: Russell Murray)

"The Allegory of Immortal Immolation as Portrayed Through a Spectacular Procession of Epic Proportions"

Oct. 21 through Nov. 1, 2003
A multi-media installation by MCCC fine arts faculty members Edgar Endress and Mark Stockton.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: TBA

Optic Axis: Early Conversations

[overview/details]
Sept. 2 through 27, 2003

Exhibition introduces the works of five young, emerging artists: Dan Hodgkinson, Jason Houck, Eric Kennedy (website), Matt Lucash, and Kathryn Sclavi. In an effort to further the artistic conversation of the exhibit, the artwork on display will be accompanied by essays by art professors/art critics familiar with the exhibited works (Greg Drasler, Mel Leipzig, Frank Rivera, Kyle Stevensen, and Kate Somers.) Each essay discusses a dialogue which the author believes is happening between the work of one of the young artists and that of any other artist, contemporary or deceased.

Artists' Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Panel Gallery Talk: Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.


Gallery Hours

Mon., Tue., Thur.: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wed.: 12 to 7 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibits

MCCC Visual Arts Student Exhibition 2024

April 8 – May 6 2024
Opening Reception - Wednesday April 10, 5:30-7:30 pm
[prospectus/terms]


Mercer County Artists 2024

May 13 - July 22, 202
Opening Reception - Wednesday May 15, 5:30-7:30 pm
[call for entry]

Contact Us

(609) 570-3589
gallery@mccc.edu

The Gallery at MCCC
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
[directions]
The Gallery at MCCC is located on the second floor of the Communications Building (CM).