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Diversity Art Show at QCC on February 6th to Feature “The Spirit of the Times

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
1/26/2007

WORCESTER –   In honor of Black History Month, The Quinsigamond Community College/ARTSWorcester Art Gallery will open its annual Diversity Show on Tuesday, February 6th with Reynald Poison’s “The Spirit of the Times.”  His works will be on display at the QCC Administration Building Diversity Gallery, from February 6th through March 2nd.

Poison grew up in Haiti before immigrating to the United States and attending Atlantic Union College in Lancaster, MA in 1990.  He then studied with the Worcester Museum School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Poison paints in acrylics and mixed media, creating abstract works that characterize his world.

“My work represents my response to what is going on in the world,” Poison states. “My work carries a strong emotional content and I would classify it generally as expressionistic, but at the same time, eclectic in my approach.”

Admission to the Diversity Art Show is always free, and regular viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.  The public is invited to attend an Opening Night Gallery Talk at 6:30pm on February 6th, in Conference Room 107A of the Administration Building on QCC’s campus.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.