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ACCC Art Gallery Exhibit Features Paintings by Pleasantville Artist

February 4, 2008

Atlantic Cape Community College's Art Gallery will feature the 2005-07 paintings of Tyrone L. Hart of Pleasantville, Feb. 4-28. A reception to meet the artist will be held 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb.10. Snow date for the reception is Feb. 17.  The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Hart is a self-taught artist who paints exuberant, vibrantly hued acrylic paintings. His powerful and emotional images deal with life on the city streets, politics and religion, children's innocent smiles, sultry women, quiet family moments and "the sound of Da-Blues in a lonely room."

At the age of 13, Hart realized that there was magic in his hands. In 2000, he was in a car accident that prevented him from going back to his job in the clothing industry, so he "returned to feel that magic and put it down on canvas for the world to experience." Visit his Web site: http://www.tyronelhart.com/.

The ACCC Art Gallery is on the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, adjacent to the theater in C-building (C-125). Visitors use parking lot 3.

Hours of exhibition can be obtained by calling the ACCC Art Gallery Information Line, (609) 343-5040. For more information about ACCC's Art Gallery, or to book a group visit, call art gallery coordinator, Buddy Jacobs 625-1111, ext. 5346, or e-mail bjacobs@atlantic.edu. For more information, visit www.atlantic.edu/artgal/artgal.html.

Upcoming exhibits include March 2008: Paintings on Silk & Paper by Patricia Walkar and April 2008: Paintings by Chuck Law.