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Feb. 26

Feb. 26, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

New photography exhibit shines light on Chicago homicides

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host an opening reception for “Heat.XMP” by Krista Wortendyke on Monday, March 12, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Gallery of Art and Design at the Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St. A discussion with the artist will directly from from 7-8 p.m in room 114. The exhibition will run through April 3. 

 

The exhibition will feature photographs of crime scenes in Chicago. Wortendyke visited and photographed 172 crime scenes within a three-month period. The resulting physical piece is a 56-foot long installation of the photographs against an orange background placed in a chronological graph, creating a memorial for the victims. 

 

The Gallery of Art and Design’s hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The mission of the gallery is to provide a creative and academic experience for students, faculty, staff and the visiting public in an intimate campus setting. 

 

All exhibitions at MCC are free and open to the public. For more information about this exhibition or the gallery call 531-MCC-1306.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.