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Art Gallery Exhibit Celebrates Black History Month

February 4, 2010

In honor of Black History Month, Atlantic Cape Community College's Art Gallery is featuring the work of artist Leonard Wilkinson through Feb. 26. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, with a Sunday, Feb. 21, snow date. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Wilkinson was born in Orange, N.J., and currently lives in Egg Harbor Township where he operates his art studio and custom framing shop.

The Garden State native has had his depictions on display throughout North and South Jersey, Chicago and at the Philadelphia Black Art Expo. Wilkinson works in pen, ink, pastels, acrylics and watercolor.

 Locally, Wilkinson has painted murals in Brigantine and restored the Kentucky Avenue Jazz Mural in Atlantic City, and he is a member of the Atlantic City Art Center, the Ocean City Art League and the Hammonton Township Art Center.

Next month the Atlantic Cape Art Gallery presents "Watercolors," by Marian Reinheimer, March 1-25, with a reception, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, March 7.

Atlantic Cape's Art Gallery is located on the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, adjacent to the theater in C-building (C-125), parking lot #3. Gallery hours can be obtained by calling the Atlantic Cape Art Gallery Information Line, (609) 343-5040.

For more information about Atlantic Cape's Art Gallery, or to book a group visit, contact Buddy Jacobs, art gallery coordinator, at (609) 625-1111, 463-4774, ext. 5346, or bjacobs@atlantic.edu