MCCCs JKC Gallery Announces Homecoming 2021 
Dec. 8, 2021 – Jan. 29, 2022 Featuring the Works of Photography Students Who Graduated During the Pandemic

Virtual and In-Person Artist Reception Saturday, Dec. 11 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Trenton, N.J. – Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) James Kerney Campus (JKC) Gallery is pleased to announce its next photography exhibit titled “Homecoming 2021” which showcases the works of photography students who graduated during the pandemic. The show runs from Dec. 8, 2021 through Jan. 29, 2022 with an artist reception from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. The public is invited.

“Homecoming 2021,” is a FUJIFILM-sponsored collaboration between Booksmart Studio (Eric Kunsman) and Float Photo Magazine (Yoav Friedlander and Dana Stirling), along with JKC Gallery Director, Michael Chovan-Dalton and artist, Alanna Airitam. The show celebrates the hard-fought creative triumphs of students around the globe whose final years as undergraduate and graduate students were disrupted by the pandemic.

JKC Gallery Director, Michael Chovan-Dalton remarked, “Typically, the final year of a student's art program is filled with hope and possibilities, and while most institutions did a good job of providing students with alternative modes of learning and interacting, the past two graduating classes have had to settle for limited access to artist visits and delayed or remote thesis exhibitions and graduation ceremonies. 'Homecoming 2021' is our way of helping students continue their momentum forward to a fulfilling life in the arts,” he said.

The free open worldwide call to “Homecoming 2021” invited 2020-2021 photography grads -- at the 4-year and graduate level -- to submit their work. All work will be published and select images will be exhibited at Mercer County Community College’s JKC Gallery. One student will be awarded a Fujifilm GFX 100S camera and lens donated by FujiFilm North America during the December 11 reception.

“The works selected for the exhibit feature graduate artists that span the globe,” said Director of JKC Gallery, Michael Chovan-Dalton. “This show represents as broad a range of talented recent photo graduates as we could fit on these walls. We wanted to be as inclusive as possible, limited mostly by wall and publication space. It is our hope that this work gets into the hands of those who can provide opportunities for these talented graduates,” he said.

For more information about the artist please visit https://jkcgallery.onnline/homecoming-2021.

Gallery hours are Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by reservation. Please register your visit at least one day in advance at To learn more about the show, the reception and registration requirements, including Zoom links, please visit
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Located at 137 North Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey, Mercer County Community College’s JKC Gallery is a gallery for photography and lens-based work from international- and regional-noted artists. Gallery hours are by appointment. Please note that all visitors are required to wear masks.


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JKC Gallery at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton is excited to announce its next in-person and virtual photography exhibit "Homecoming 2021" which showcases the works of local, regional and international photography students who graduated during the pandemic. The show runs from December 8, 2021 through January 29, 2022 with an artist reception from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 11.  The public is invited in-person or virtually by appointment via the Zoom conferencing platform. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. For more information and to register visit