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September 10, 2021, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs will present three exciting artist exhibitions with works by professors from HCCC and New Jersey City University (NJCU). The exhibitions may be viewed in person beginning September 9, 2021. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Laurie Riccadonna: Eternal Bloom showcases paintings, and works on paper, from the HCCC professor’s “Garden,” “Hanging Garden,” “Puzzle,” “Tile,” and “Plastic Pollution” series. The “Plastic Pollution” series is a response to litter contaminating streets and sidewalks, and serves as “a visual commentary on the consequences of society’s rampant consumption and its addiction to plastic.” Professor Riccadonna, the HCCC Art Department Coordinator and teacher, is a graduate of Yale University School of Art, and the recipient of the 2020 Association of Community College Trustees Northeast Region Faculty Award. Her masterful work will be displayed in the College’s Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery.
Jeremiah Teipen: InterExitFace explores mediated realities where the virtual sphere meets physical space, and the intermingling and overlap of the two. The HCCC professor’s works in this exhibition probe “our current condition of split sensoria as we exist in physical and virtual space concurrently, and the result of this state, our forever altered perception.” Professor Teipen, who teaches various Computer and Digital Arts classes, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Columbus College of Art and Design, and Master of Fine Arts degree from The School of Visual Arts. He has received numerous national and international awards and grants, and his work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Asia. InterExitFace may be viewed in the HCCC Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery.
Teacher as Artist: Eileen Ferara highlights the multidisciplinary artist/curator/educator’s work, which examines the human connection to the environment. The NJCU professor was a 2019 artist-in-residence with the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at Maria Contemporary in Jersey City. Her works are included in the collections of the William Paterson University Galleries, The King St. Stephens Museum, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, among others. Professor Ferara holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. The works in her “Teacher as Artist” exhibit may viewed at the HCCC Gabert and North Hudson Campus Libraries.
The Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery is located on the top floor of the Gabert Library at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – directly across from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. For visitor information, please email mvitaleFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.%C2%A0
The HCCC North Hudson Campus Library, located at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, is next door to the Bergenline Avenue Light Rail and Bus Station. Hours for the Libraries are available at https://hccclibrary.libcal.com/hours/.
Additional information about the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs’ offerings may be obtained by emailing mvitaleFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.