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MCCC Gallery Hosts Mercer County Artists 2012;
Prizes to be Announced at Opening Reception March 7


West Windsor, N.J. - The talents of 76 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College in the exhibit, "Mercer County Artists 2012," which runs from March 6 to April 5. The community is invited to the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday, March 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with representatives from the college, the county and the West Windsor Arts Council on hand to make presentations. The MCCC Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communication Building on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Curator/consultant Jeffrey Wechsler juried this year's exhibition. Most recently, Mr. Wechsler was senior art curator at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University/New Brunswick. He has selected 78 works of art, 18 of which are sculptural, for this year's show. He also selected the Best in Show, two Juror's Choice and six Honorable Mention awards, which will be announced at the reception on March 7.

According to MCCC Gallery Director/Curator Tricia Fagan, a record-breaking 175 artists entered 288 works of art for consideration, making this one of the county's most selective shows.

Gallery hours are: Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by and supported through a grant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, with funding from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about exhibits at the MCCC Gallery, visit the Gallery website here. Directions to the campus and a campus map can be found here.

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