MCCC Gallery Hosts “Mercer County Photography Exhibit 2013”; Prizes to be Announced at Reception Nov. 20

By Wendy Humphrey
The familiar, the haunting, and the often delightful imagery of 29 Mercer County photographers will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College in the exhibit, "My Mercer: Mercer County Photography 2013," which runs from Tuesday, Nov. 19 to Wednesday, Dec. 18. The community is invited to an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, to be held on Nov. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (The awards ceremony starts at 5:45 p.m.)
The MCCC Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communication Building on Mercer’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Gallery Director Dylan Wolfe notes that this year’s show has a special theme. In commemoration of the county’s 175th anniversary, all photographers were asked to submit photos that feature the people, places, things, and events that make Mercer County a special place to live, work, study and enjoy.
“This exhibit provides the visitor with a collective vision of life in Mercer County, New Jersey.  That vision is one of beauty, contrast, color, people, nature, and industry,” Wolfe said. The juror for the show was award-winning Trenton Times photographer Michael Mancuso, who selected 49 photos in total.
Photographers are: Elsie Allen of Princeton, Cheryl Bomba of Pennington, Jay Brandinger of Pennington, Richard DeFalco of Princeton, Bill Felder of Lawrenceville, Anne Freeman of Clinton, Joseph Gilchrist of Hamilton, Lionel Goodman of Princeton, Janet Hautau of Princeton, Jody Kendall of Princeton, Jonathan Michalick of Lawrenceville, Janice Montervino of Hamilton, Harold Ordonez of Hamilton, Kapu Patel of West Windsor, Charles Plohn of Princeton, Zac Santanello of Hamilton, Sandra Shapiro of Princeton, Sandra Simpson of Hamilton, Jerry Spielman of West Windsor, Christina Stadelmeier of Trenton, Anne Stefane of Lawrenceville, and Harvey Steinberg of Lawrenceville.
Gallery hours for this show are Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by and supported through a grant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, with funding from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more about special events commemorating the county’s 175th anniversary, visit www.Mercer175.org.
More information about exhibits at the MCCC Gallery is available at www.mccc.edu/gallery. Directions to the campus and a campus map can be found at www.mccc.edu.