THE COLLEGE OF NEW
ROCHELLE HOSTS OPENING RECEPTION FOR
EXHIBIT ON GORDON PARKS
Pictured left to right: Dr. Stephen
J. Sweeny, CNR president; Toni Parks, Curator; and Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd,
Dean of the School of New Resources at CNR. They are standing
a painting of Gordon Parks as a young man.
On Saturday, November
4, more than 200 people attended an opening reception at the Gordon
Parks Gallery at The College of New Rochelle’s John Cardinal O’Connor
(JOC) Campus for a commemorative exhibit entitled “GORDON PARKS: A
TRIBUTE BY HIS DAUGHTER.” The exhibit, curated by Toni Parks, features
more than 45 of her father’s photographs, including images of: Aaron
Copeland, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, and Muhammad Ali, as well as
“Battered Man,” “Drug Store Cowboys,” “American Gothic,” and “Tenement
House in Connecticut.” This exhibit will be on display from
November 4, 2006 to February 1, 2007. It is appropriate for
people of all ages. The exhibit is free but open to the public by
appointment only. The Gallery is located at the College’s JOC campus at
332 East 149th street in the Bronx, NY 10451. To make an
appointment, please call: (718) 665-1310.
Since it opened in 1991,
the Gordon Parks Gallery has become an important cultural resource for
students, alumnae/i, faculty, and staff of The College of New Rochelle,
and the South Bronx community. The Gordon Parks Gallery provides
opportunities for both established and emerging artists to exhibit
their work. It is committed to cultural diversity.
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Since its founding in 1904, The
College of New Rochelle has been committed to intellectual development
the maintenance of the highest standards of academic
excellence and educational growth. CNR reaches out to those who have
previous access to higher education, emphasizes the concept of lifelong
learning, and provides opportunities for spiritual growth in a context
freedom and ecumenism. It is the College’s mission to provide a
supportive atmosphere which draws out the very best in
each person. It is in this spirit that the John Cardinal
O’Connor Campus today provides
more than 1,000 students with access to a college degree.
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