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Nassau Community College Announces Plaza Art Gallery Exhibition
Lunar Collection: Yurko Gutsulyak

Gallery Talk & Opening Reception 11/21/23

WHO/WHAT:  Ukrainian artist and designer Yurko Gutsulyak presents intricately designed greeting cards sent annually at Lunar New Year.  Celestial bodies, especially the moon, fascinate artist Yurko Gutsulyak.  Using Lunar New Year as an annual opportunity to express gratitude to friends, colleagues, and fans, Gutsulyak embarked on a twelve-year greeting card project.  The exhibition Lunar Collection includes each of the twelve specially designed cards sent across the globe to hundreds of people.  Each unique design delights its recipient with a puzzle, a moment of wit and humor, or wishes for good luck in the upcoming year. 

WHEN:            Exhibition: November 6 – December 20, 2023
                          Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                          Evening Hours: 11.14.2023 and 12.5.2023 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
                          Plaza Art Gallery, Plaza Level of Tower building

November 21, 2023

  • Illustrated Artist’s Lecture: 10:00 - 11:15 a.m., College Center Building (CCB), Room 252
    Join colleagues from the Art Department, students, staff, and members of the local community for an illustrated talk by Yurko Gutsulyak.  This talk will focus on the artist’s innovate approaches to packaging design, an area where he has garnered international awards and recognition.
  • Gallery Talk with the Artist, Yurko Gutsulyak: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Plaza Art Gallery
    The artist will offer a Gallery Talk introducing the exhibition to the campus and wider communities.  All are welcome to drop-in at anytime during the hour. 
  • Opening Reception with the Artist, Yurko Gutsulyak: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Plaza Art Gallery
    Please join us for a festive reception in honor of the artist to kick-off our exhibition schedule for 2023-2024.


WHERE:           Nassau Community College
                            Plaza Art Gallery, Tower Building, across from Starbucks
                            Garden City, NY 11530

About Plaza Art Gallery
Plaza Art Gallery, an extension of the art gallery program established at Nassau Community College in the 1960s, is a 2,550 square foot gallery situated in the center of campus on the main plaza.  Natural sunlight pours through the six-foot windows and a two-story area allows for large sculptures, installations, and paintings.  A space that invites investigation of the visual arts, the Plaza Art Gallery supports the work of the robust Art Department at Nassau Community College and presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions and events.

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 14,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to the associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 160,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 

Media Contact:  Lindsey Angioletti | | C:  (516) 320-0695

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