Trenton, NJ – “Third Thursdays,” the popular monthly series of photographic presentations and artist talks at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton, will take place on April 21, 2022 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event, curated by Heather Palecek and Habiyb Shu’Aib, will feature works by Krista Svalbonas and Eddie Einbender-Luks. The conference will be moderated by Michael Chovan-Dalton, director of the JKC Gallery, and will take place live and on the Zoom conference platform. All are invited to register at jkcgallery.online.
Professor Chovan-Calton remarked: “The JKC Gallery has another great pairing of two photographers who document humanity and the world around them in very distinct ways. We look forward to welcoming Krista Svalbonas and Eddie Einbender-Luks.
About the artists
Krista Svalbonas credits her ethnic Latvian/Lithuanian cultural background to her lifelong interest in architecture, particularly urban environments.
Svalbonas explained, “My parents spent many years after the end of World War II in displaced persons camps in Germany before being allowed to emigrate to the United States. Their childhood memories were temporary structures, diverted from other (often military) uses to house tens of thousands of post-war refugees. I am fascinated by the language of spatial relationships and the effect of architectural form and structure on the psychology of the human environment. My connection to this history made me very aware of the impact of politics on architecture and, therefore, on the daily experience of a people.
More information about Svalbonas’ work can be found at the following links: www.kristasvalbonas.com and https://www.instagram.com/kristasvalbonas/
Eddie Einbender-Luks entered his life as a photographer using a small 35mm film camera. His camera and the analog process presented him with a new way of looking at the world. His photos strive to reflect our collective humanity to us and show us the strength of the human family.
Einbender-Luks sees photography from concept to final print as “an expression of joy as well as a way to revisit moments distilled in time.”
Einbender-Luks explores everyday life and human emotions. In his third thursdays presentation, Eddie will explore early analog work made in Philadelphia that helped shape his photographic sense, highlighting his time spent with a Cuban-Haitian folk troupe and the joy they experience through music and a parade, and his recent trip in Ukraine to visit a friend who lived in kyiv.
For more on Eddie Einbender-Luks, visit https://www.facebook.com/einbenderluks and https://www.instagram.com/rolleineddie/
For more information on registering and participating in person or online, please visit JKCGallery.online.
About “Third Thursdays” at JKC Gallery
Heather Palacek and Habiyb Shu’Aib launched the “Third Thursdays” Artist Talks as a platform for artists to showcase their work to Trenton and the regional community. The events quickly reached audiences from New York to Philadelphia. With the introduction of virtual and in-person hybrid exhibitions, JKC Gallery now showcases artists from across the United States and beyond with a global audience.
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Located at 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey, the JKC Gallery at Mercer County Community College is a gallery of photography and lens-based works by international and regional artists. To learn more about shows and entry requirements, including Zoom links, please visit JKCGallery.online. Please call or email [email protected] for gallery hours and in-person viewing. JKC Gallery will hold virtual exhibitions through social media accounts and its community gallery site.
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