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March 1, 2018

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Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
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GLASS SCULPTOR MELANIE HUNTER TO SPEAK, DISPLAY ARTWORK AT MCCC

MONROE, Mich. – As part of Monroe County Community College’s Visiting Artist Series, Monroe County Community College will host a lecture and month-long public display by glass sculptor Melanie Hunter.

The lecture will take place on March 13 from 6-7 p.m. in Room 173ab of the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building on MCCC’s Main Campus.

In addition, Wagner’s work will be on public display from March 13-April 30 in the MCCC Library, which is located in the Campbell Learning Resource Center on the college’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe.

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

The MCCC Library is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.  It is closed on Sunday.

Hunter has been working in the field of glass sculpture for more than 25 years.  She maintains her own sculpture studio in Bloomington, Illinois, creating mixed media sculpture and bespoke works by commission.  She is the glass casting technician artist Nicolas Africano, assisting in the creation of glass and mixed media figurative works since 1993.  Hunter has developed specific techniques particular to glass casting and fabrication, creating substantial and diverse collections of work exhibited throughout the U.S.

Born in Jarrow, England, she holds a bachelor of arts degree in studio glass and ceramics from Sunderland University in England and a master of fine arts degree in glass from Illinois State University.

The Visiting Artists series is a component of the college’s 2017-18 Campus/Community Events Season.  The season is sponsored by MCCC, The Foundation at MCCC, La-Z-Boy Inc., DTE Energy Foundation, Monroe Bank & Trust and Consumers Energy.

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 at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.
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