“Third Thursdays,” the popular monthly photography presentation and artist talk at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) James Kerney Campus (JKC) Gallery at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton, will take place October 21, 2021 from 7 to 8 p.m.
This month’s focus is on the award-winning photography of Edwin Torres and film collage artist Erin Delsigne. The show is curated by Heather Palecek and Habiyb Shu’Aib. Reservations are required.

Erin Delsigne, (A.K.A. Film Collage Artist) is most known for her instant film collages using Polaroid and Fuji Instax film to create psychedelic landscapes and surreal portraiture. Delsigne earned her education from Humboldt State University and Cal State Long Beach; studying photojournalism, black and white film, digital and commercial photography.

“Third Thursdays” artist talks were started by Heather Palacek and Habiyb Shu’Aib as a platform for artists to showcase their work to the Trenton and the regional community. The events quickly reached an audience from New York to Philadelphia. With the introduction of hybrid virtual and in-person shows, JKC Gallery now features artists from across the country with a global audience reach.

The other artist, Edwin J. Torres, is an award-winning photographer preoccupied with uncovering stories about family life and disenfranchised communities. He graduated from Colby College with a degree in American studies, which sparked his intellectual curiosity about history, current events and the representation of cultures in a variety of media.

The event is hosted by Michael Chovan-Dalton, Director of JKC Gallery, the event will take place in person and on the Zoom conferencing platform.

“Last semester’s Third Thursday monthly events at JKC attracted a growing contingent of fine art photographers and members of the public,” said Chovan-Dalton. “There is a palpable sense of excitement during these sessions as the artists display their work and explain their motives and inspirations,” he said. “The question and answer sessions are an amazing educational experience for everyone.”

For more information about the attending shows live or online, including how to register, please visit JKCGallery.online.

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