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Middlesex County College Black History Month exhibit to feature work of alumni artist

Middlesex County College will hold an art exhibit celebrating Black History Month in February.

The exhibit, by noted artist Richmond Garrick, an MCC alumnus from the class of 1996 and native of Sierra Leone, includes his work on the civil war in that country, as well as 13 prints of noted African and African-American luminaries. The exhibit is titled “Noble Expressions.”

The exhibit opens Feb. 2 with a reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre Gallery. The event, open to the public, includes a performance by his son, classical pianist Richmond Denzel Garrick. The exhibition will continue throughout the month of February. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays except Feb. 20.

The portraits are of Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, Louis Armstrong, Ida B. Wells, Ray Charles, Malcolm X, Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou.

After the exhibit concludes, Mr. Garrick will donate the 13 portraits to the College, which will house them permanently in West Hall, the new enrollment services building.

A teacher at Williamstown High School, which is located in Gloucester County,, Mr. Garrick is also a visiting professor at DeVry University, and has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers University and Middlesex County College.

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