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Collette V. Fournier’s Retrospective: Spirit of a People

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Collette V. Fournier’s Retrospective: Spirit of a People at Martin Luther King Multi Purpose Center

Saturday, December 2, 1:30-3:00pm

This event is free to the public. 

Martin Luther King Multi Purpose Center is located at 110 Bethune Blvd, Spring Valley, NY 10977

Produced through an Arts Council of Rockland grant, photographer Collette V. Fournier’s “Retrospective: Spirit of a People” is a historic embodiment of four decades of her photography archives. This hour and a half presentation with a Q & A takes the viewer from black and white to color imagery and from film to digital capture. Fournier’s serial works explore themes of The Amistad: From Mystic Seaport to Nova Scotia, Post Hurricane Katrina, Travels to West Africa, and her community.

About the Artist: A luminary in the world of photography, Collette V. Fournier, has had a long and celebrated career. She has worked as a staff photographer for The Rockland Journal-News and The New York Post, and has worked in the television industry. She is currently the staff photographer in the Campus Communications Department, and has been an adjunct professor in the Photography Department at Rockland Community College since 1992. She is also part of the RCC Speaker’s Bureau.

Collette is an active member of the NYC-based Kamoinge Inc., an African American photography collective, as well as the University Photographer’s Association of America (UPAA).  She has received a number of honors and awards, including the 2008 Artist of the Year Award by the County Executive Arts Awards of the Arts Council in Rockland County. Collette’s photographic achievements were recently recognized in Nyack’s News and Views, a local-interest digital newspaper. 

This program is made possible through generous funding from the Kurz Family Foundation.

RoCA’s  programs are made possible by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Start Date Dec 2, 2017

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