September 11, 2020, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) will host a series of virtual events in September that will highlight influential community members, celebrate a milestone, promote wellness, and inspire young artists.
The new community interview series entitled “These are the People in Your Neighborhood…” will feature creative individuals from diverse industries sharing their personal stories of growth and success on JC Fridays. DOCA Director Michelle Vitale will begin the monthly series with an intimate chat featuring Quinn Williamson, founder of Watch That Negro magazine on Friday, September 11 at 6 p.m. Mr. Williamson uses his storytelling platform and interactive forum of poetry, op-eds, videos and more to lift Black voices and advocate for social justice. The series will be accessible on Webex.
The Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery Fall 2020 exhibition season kicks off with “Dineen Hull Gallery Turns Five!” on Flickr on Sunday, September 13. HCCC’s Dineen Hull Gallery opened its doors to the public on Sunday, September 13, 2015. The DOCA event pays tribute to all involved by sharing favorite moments from over the years. Access to the exhibition may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Fall, the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs, in coordination with community partners, will offer monthly, virtual programs that promote healthy bodies and minds, and nurture creativity. Participants can explore and practice yoga in the “I Am Brave” theme of Mindful Play Yoga’s “Wellness Wednesdays” with Jamie Wilson-Murray on September 9 at 10 a.m. at www.facebook.com/mindfulplayyoga. Children participating in the Young Masters Art Class taught by Kristin J. DeAngelis on Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m. will use five words to describe themselves on a color paper collage entitled “I Am.” Other materials needed for the program include colored pencils, crayons, and/or watercolor paints. “Young Masters Fridays” can be accessed at www.facebook.com/youngmastersartclass.
There are many other exciting exhibitions and events scheduled for this Fall in The Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery that will be available for viewing online. These include “Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album” in October with seldom-displayed photographs taken by Anne’s father, Otto Frank; “Electoral Electric” in November featuring digital images by several artists that depict key issues of the 2020 Presidential election; and the HCCC Student Art Exhibition in December will spotlight the works of the College’s Computer Arts and Fine Arts students. Other Fall highlights include the JC Poetry Festival, additional sessions of the new community interview series, Mindful Play Yoga’s “Wellness Wednesdays,” and Young Masters Art Classes. The complete schedule can be found at www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs/exhibition.