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Atlantic Cape’s Art Gallery Features Work of Brigantine Artist

March 27, 2012

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Art Gallery is featuring “Life Filled with Light,” an exhibit of paintings by artist Sister Celeste Mokrzycki of Brigantine through April 27. A reception to meet the artist will be held 4:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Mokrzycki exhibit will display paintings of landscapes, seascapes and figures in watercolor and pastel. She enjoys working with these mediums because she can capture fleeting moments of light and luminosity, which she believes make ordinary moments extraordinary.

Born in Poland, Mokrzycki, a Roman Catholic nun and full-time pastoral associate at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Brigantine, developed a love of art and drama while living in Bayonne. She has studied at Chestnut Hill College, the Fashion Institute of New York and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Most recently, Mokrzycki has studied with Rae Smith, president of the Pastel Society of America.

The art gallery is located in C building (C-125), on the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information, contact Buddy Jacobs, art gallery coordinator, at (609) 625-1111, ext. 5346, or bjacobs@atlantic.edu. Visit the gallery online at http://www.atlantic.edu/artgal/artgal.html.