‘Connections’ gallery reception, Feb. 17

‘Connections’ gallery reception, Feb. 17

    In celebration of Black History Month, the Spotlight Gallery in Wagner College’s Horrmann Library will display an exhibition entitled “Connections: Works by Lorenzo Hail and Earl Horton,” from Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, March 25. A reception for the artists is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free, and the public is invited. The gallery is open during normal library hours.
    Lorenzo Hail was born in Jacksonville, Fla. in 1932 and studied at the High School of Music and Arts, the Art Students League and the Germaine School of Photography in New York City, and the Academie du Feu in Paris. His work has exhibited at the Lever House Gallery in Manhattan and multiple venues in Paris, Staten Island and Brooklyn.
    Born in North Carolina, Earl Horton began painting at an early age. His first influences were his father and his uncle. Both men drew and painted, but they also shared stories of their childhood and experiences in the military during World War II. Horton studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York City.