Renowned Artist Faith Ringgold to Visit SJC Long Island

September 18, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – September 18, 2015 – The Council for the Arts and the Office of Multicultural Student Life at SJC Long Island will host a series of events featuring the work of African-American author and artist Faith Ringgold

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the SJC students and community to meet a pioneer like Faith Ringgold,” said Anna Malzone, director of the Council for the Arts at SJC Long Island. “We feel honored to have one of the greatest artists of our time visiting our campus.”

From October 4 to November 6, Ringgold’s limited-edition lithographs, serigraphs, color etchings and silkscreen prints will be on exhibit in the Board Room Gallery of O’Connor Hall. 

In addition, a screening of The Last Story Quilt, a short documentary film about Ringgold, will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at 1 p.m. in the Shea Conference Room. Ringgold will also host a book signing and meet and greet on Thursday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Board Room Gallery. 

These events are free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact Anna Malzone at 631.687.1434 or [email protected] 

SJC Long Island is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.