Trenton’s James Kerney Campus Gallery Hosts ‘The Mark And The Memory’ Closing Reception and Artist Talk

Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) will celebrate its latest exhibition, “The Mark And The Memory,” on Tuesday, September 14, from 6–8 p.m. with a closing reception and artist talk. The public is invited.

The artist talk will be moderated by Philadelphia/New Jersey-based artist, curator, and educator Ryann Casey along with the author of the show’s moving essay, “Kate Spiller.”

The event will be held via the Zoom conferencing platform and in-person at the JKC Gallery located in MCCC’s Trenton Hall, 137 North Broad Street, across the street from the James Kerney Building.

“The Mark and The Memory” runs through September 17 and explores how the contemporary photograph can document, embrace and process trauma. From personal narratives to collective responses, the exhibition examines how the photographic medium uses history, intervention, and self-documentation to address and respond to traumatic experiences.

 “I encourage everyone interested to join the art and photography community for the closing reception and presentation of this evocative show. [It] explores the idea of the use of photography as a medium that holds memories of pain and resiliency and the legacy of trauma and healing,” JKC Gallery Director Michael Chovan-Dalton said.

“The Mark and the Memory” closing reception participating artists include Terry Boddie, Renée C. Byer, Chrystofer Davis, Tim Dill, Emily Fuhrmann, Paul Kitagaki Jr., Heidi Kirkpatrick, Hannah Kozak, Bridget Laudien, Diana Markosian, Camilla Martineli, Janelle Wilson, Tamara Torres. Also, artists from the “Odyssey Project,” including Nathan Maybee, Chris Veltri, Erica Duncan, and Brianna Robinson, will participate in the discussion.

“The closing will feature conversations with essayist Kate Spiller — organizational development practitioner and conflict mediator for healthy communication — as well as the many talented artists who contributed,” said Chovan-Dalton.

For information about the show, the reception, and registration requirements, please visit

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