Coming By Force/Overcoming By Choice 2010


January 7, 2010Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634Email:    The Firehouse Art Gallery at Nassau Community College Hosts Coming By Force/Overcoming By ChoiceImage of art work , January 25 - March 10

Garden City, NY

WHO:   The Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery on the campus of Nassau Community College

WHAT:  Coming By Force/Overcoming By Choice, a multi-media visual celebration of Black History through the eyes of contemporary Black artists, in collaboration with the Nassau County African American Museum of Education and Applied Art

WHEN:  January 25 – March 10, 2010

WHERE:  The Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery is located in the plaza level of the College Center Building (CCB).

WHY:   The artwork included in this exhibit ranges from photography to three-dimensional work with historical references from a contemporary point of view.  The artists in this exhibit are members of the National Alliance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, founded  on the campus of Morris Brown College in Atlanta.  Additional artwork was featured at the Nassau County African American Museum of Education and Applied Art.

For more information about the Coming by Force/Overcoming by Choice exhibit at the Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, call 516.572.0619. Image Credit - Door of No Return by Dr. Clarence Talley, Sr.

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