MCCC’s Trenton Gallery Presents ‘Beloved Trenton,’ a Photo Exhibit by Habiyb Ali Shu’Aib, June 19 to July 17; Gallery Talk June 23




MCCC’s Trenton Gallery Presents ‘Beloved Trenton,’ a Photo Exhibit by Habiyb Ali Shu’Aib, June 19 to July 17; Gallery Talk June 23

5/31/17





One of Habiyb Ali Shu’Aib’s photos to be featured in the show.

Street scene in Trenton.

Trenton, N.J. – The Gallery at JKC, Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) new exhibit space in downtown Trenton, is proud to present “Beloved Trenton,” by photographer Habiyb Ali Shu’Aib (beloved1). The show runs from Monday, June 19 to Monday, July 17. A Reception and Artist’s Talk takes place Friday, June 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., with the talk to start at 5:30 p.m.

The Gallery is located in Trenton Hall at 137 North Broad Street (across the street from the James Kerney Building). Gallery hours are Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.

Shu’Aib was born and raised in Trenton. At age 9 his parents gave him a disposable camera, which ignited his love for photography and photographing the city he calls home.

According to JKC Gallery Director Michael Chovan-Dalton, coordinator of the MCCC Photography and Digital Imaging program, he selected to showcase Habiyb’s work because “he shows us Trenton as home as opposed to Trenton as problems, which is often how photographers depict the city. He fits well with the goal of the gallery to be both an opportunity for up-and-coming photographers and a destination for more established photographers. Habiyb is part of the vibrancy of the Trenton art scene that the gallery and I am excited to be a part of,” Chovan-Dalton said.

Chovan-Dalton notes that Shu’Aib’s photographs depict Trenton with honesty, affection, familiarity and curiosity.

“Trenton can be a complicated place to…

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