SJC Council for the Arts Presents Ernest Concepcion

BROOKLYN, NY – September 10, 2009 – St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts is delighted to kick off its fall 2009 series of events entitled, In Search Of Self, Stops Along The Way, featuring artwork by NY-based Filipino artist Ernest Concepcion. His exhibit, Saint Invasion, will be showcased from September 9 to October 15 in the Alumni Room Gallery in Tuohy Hall at 245 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Born in Manila, Philippines, where he received his BFA from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Ernest Concepcion relocated to the U.S. in 2002. With solo shows at the N.Y. Studio Gallery and Kentler International Drawing Space, he has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Asian American Arts Centre, The Contemporary Museum in Hawaii, Exit Art and numerous galleries in the Philippines, among others. Concepcion has also participated in the LMCC/Workspace 120 Broadway Artist Residency, the Bronx Museum of Art Artists-in-the-Marketplace (AIM) program and the Artists Alliance, Inc. He currently teaches classes at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

St. Joseph’s will host artist receptions on Saturday, September 26 from noon to 3 p.m., and on Thursday, October 1 from 12:40 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. Mr. Concepcion will present a gallery talk on Tuesday, October 6 from 12:40 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. For more information about this exhibit or other upcoming cultural events at the College's Brooklyn Campus, please call 718.399.0358 or visit www.sjcny.edu.

Founded by Sister Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D., president of St. Joseph’s College, the Council for the Arts is a coalition of students, faculty members and staff who serve as a focal point for the College’s educational and community outreach programming in the arts. By expanding and integrating campus arts activities, the Council seeks to enhance the public image of the College as a cultural center in Brooklyn and aims to make arts and cultural events more accessible to its students and area neighbors.

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