LaGuardia Community College Hosts a Faculty and Student Art Exhibition in Celebration of Black History Month

Long Island City, NY—January 31, 2014—In celebration of Black History month, LaGuardia Community College will be hosting its annual African Heritage event featuring a faculty and student art exhibition.  The exhibition, which runs through March 7, will have an opening reception on February 5.

The artworks exhibited reflect the show’s universal theme, “Advancing the Dream: Social Justice in the 21st Century,” in divergent interpretations and forms.

The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Skylight Area at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City.  The exhibition is being held in the Skylight Gallery and the Presidential Gallery on the fifth floor of the E-building, located at the above address.

For more information, please contact Arthur Simms, director of the arts program, at (718) 482-5690.

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