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February 14, 2017

CONTACT: 
Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M)
jverkennes@monroeccc.edu 


ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER BEATRIX REINHARDT
TO SPEAK, DISPLAY WORK AT MCCC

MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College will host a lecture Wednesday by artist and photographer Beatrix Reinhardt, whose work can be found in collections across the globe.

The lecture, which is open to the public, will take place tomorrow night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 173cd of the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building on MCCC’s Main Campus.

In addition, Reinhardt’s work will be on public display from tomorrow through March 15 in the MCCC Library, which is located in the Campbell Learning Resource Center. 

Both the lecture and the display are free and open to the public.

Samples of her work can be found on her website at http://www.beatrixreinhardt.com/

Reinhardt grew up in Jena, Germany.  After the completion of her undergraduate studies in New German Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, she planned to study at the New School for Social Research in New York for one year. The one year became two and Reinhardt graduated with master of arts in Media Studies.  During her studies in Berlin, she started her studies of photography, which she continued at Illinois State University.  Since the completion of a master of fine arts degree, Reinhardt has been living, working and teaching in different parts of the world.  She has been invited as artist-in-residence to universities and galleries in Finland, India, Australia, China and the U.S.  Presently, she resides in New York City and is an associate professor at the City University of New York.

Reinhardt’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and Asia. Awards she has received include individual artist fellowships and artist’s project grants from the CUNY Research Foundation, John Anson Kitteredge Foundation, Australian National University and other non-for-profit arts organizations and residency programs. She was a winner of the Flash Forward 2007 award given by the Magenta Foundation in Toronto, Canada.

Her work has been featured in a variety of publications including Die Zeit (Germany), Contact Sheet (USA), Prefix Photo (Canada), Flash Forward 2007 Book (Magenta Foundation) and the photoMagazine (Germany,  among others.  Her work is included in a number of corporate, museum, private and university collections across the U.S. and abroad, including the New York City Public Library, California Museum of Photography, Center of Photography at Woodstock, Light Work Collection, Old Parliament House in Canberra/Australia and the Rural Documentary Collection in Illinois.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.

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