Gordon in the News: last updated 12/14/2006

Art Students Complete Rehabilitation Project at Lynn Community Center In Time for Christmas

December 11, 2006

Ashley Hopkins
Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA-Working collaboratively and with service to the people of Lynn in mind, students and faculty from Painting and Advance Drawing classes at Gordon College designed an installation for the Lynn Community Minority Cultural Centers' (CMCC) two storefront window cases. The installation incorporates a grid of images that express the diverse ethnicities and architectural sites that resonate with the community. The result celebrates the work that the CMCC has done and is doing within the Lynn community, and helps to place the CMCC within the larger history of the Civil Rights Movement.

The installation will feature a series of six hinged panels in each window case with over 90 images, painted in a quilted pattern, on one foot square surfaces attached to the larger hinged panels. Each window installation will be 9'w x 7'd x 10'h.

WHAT: Gordon art students unveil a mural at Lynn Community Minority Cultural Center that reflects the diverse ethnicities and cultural patterns of Lynn community.

WHEN: The unveiling and celebration takes place on Friday, December 15 at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Lynn Community Minority Cultural Center at 298 Union Street, Lynn, MA

About Lynn Community Minority Cultural Center (CMCC):
The CMCC serves the city of Lynn 's immigrant population of more than 51%. The CMCC is a fixture in Lynn's history and continues to impact the community through after school programs, citizenship classes, computer classes and other activities designed to give those in need greater opportunities. The center houses a gallery, classrooms, meeting spaces, a computer lab, a resource center and multiple community organizations.

For more information please contact Ashley Hopkins in the Office of College Communications at 978.867.4569 or .

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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.