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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gateway Community College to open a new exhibit, "Memory and Legacy" tonight

NEW HAVEN — Gateway Community College celebrates the naming of the NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery with a new exhibit, "Memory and Legacy" and program of speakers tonight, according to a release.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the art gallery at Gateway's downtown New Haven campus, the release said.

Speakers, also according to the release, are: Thomas Griggs Jr. (Chair, Gateway Community College Foundation Board); Dorsey L. Kendrick, Ph.D. (President,  Gateway); Robert J. Lyons Jr. (Chair, NewAlliance Foundation Board); Kim Healey (Executive Director, NewAlliance Foundation); Fay Sheppard (Co-Director, Greater New Haven Holocaust Memorial); and Nicholas Halko (Program Coordinator, Gateway Art/Graphic Design Department).

"NewAlliance Foundation provides financial support to charitable organizations, addressing diverse community needs in the arts, community development, health and human services, and youth and education," the release said

"The college is grateful to the NewAlliance Foundation for its generous support. Its investment not only helps to enrich the lives of Gateway’s students, faculty and staff, but also provides important programmatic enhancements and learning opportunities," said Mary Ellen Cody, dean/director of the Gateway Community College Foundation. also in the release.


The exhibit will be on display until April 25, the release said.
"It is a poignant Holocaust remembrance exhibit that tells the story of the New Haven community (Holocaust survivors, educators, artists, political leaders, architects and landscapers) behind the creation of the New Haven Holocaust Memorial," the release said. "The exhibit, designed by architect Eric Epstein, features oral histories, drawings and archival photographs."
 
 It is free and open to the public.

"The Gateway Community College Foundation, Inc. supports Gateway Community College and its mission. Its Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from Greater New Haven’s business, education, government and health care sectors who generously donate their time and expertise to support Gateway Community College through fundraising, scholarship selection and other volunteer activities."
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is largely unedited here.

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