MCCC – "Third Thursdays,” the popular monthly virtual and in person photography presentation and artist talk at MCCC's JKC Gallery in Trenton, returns Oct. 21, 2021 – MCCC News

Trenton, N.J. — “Third Thursdays,” the popular monthly photography presentation and artist talk at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) James Kerney Campus (JKC) Gallery, will take place October 21, 2021 from 7 to 8 p.m. and focus 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 and the public is invited. Reservations are required.
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.”
About the Artists
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.
In 2018 Film Collage Artist was born when Los Angeles based artist Erin Delsigne created her first instant film collages to bridge the gap of understanding her controversial battle with Lyme disease. Her work is captured on a custom converted Mamiya Universal Press with a Rezivot back; allowing Erin to photograph with i-Type, Sx-70 and 600 Polaroid films.
More about Erin Delsigne can be found at https://www.filmcollageartist.com.
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.
Born in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx and raised in a Puerto Rican family, Torres developed a love for his vibrant community and works to serve as one of the voices from within. His work has been published in the New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, The New York Daily News, The American Prospect, ProPublica, The GroundTruth Project and Leica Blog.
More about Edwin Torres can be found at https://www.edwintorrespf.com/homepage.
About “Third Thursdays” at JKC Gallery
“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. 
For more information about registration and attending in person or online,  please visit JKCGallery.online.

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Located at 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey, Mercer County Community College’s JKC Gallery is a gallery for photography and lens-based work from internationally and regionally noted artists. To learn more about shows and registration requirements, including Zoom links, please visit JKCGallery.online. Please call or email [email protected] for Gallery hours and in-person visits. JKC Gallery will be running virtual shows through social media accounts and its community gallery website. 
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“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 will feature the award-winning photography of Edwin Torres and film collage artist Erin Delsigne. The public is invited in person or via the Zoom conferencing platform. Reservations are required. To register, please visit JKCGallery.online or email [email protected].  Photo credit: Sky Fall by Erin Delsigne.
 
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Edwin J. Torres is an award-winning photographer who, along with film college artist Erin Delsigne, will be featured in the upcoming “Third Thursdays,” James Kerney Campus (JKC) Gallery in-person and virtual Artist Talks on October 21 from 7-8 p.m. With the introduction of hybrid virtual and in-person shows, regional artists and artists from across the country participate each month in the series.  Photo credit: Edwin J. Torres.

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