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Graphic Novel Exhibit Features NECC Student Art

Submitted by on September 2, 2014 – 3:47 pm
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Cover artwork by NECC student Nicole Mercado-Vega of East Hampstead, NH.

Art work by Northern Essex Community College students in “Art and Literature of the Graphic Novel” class will be on display Tuesday, September 2, through Tuesday, September 30, in the 2nd Floor Gallery at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.

This event is free and open to the public. The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium at the Haverhill Public Library. Professors and students from NECC will show their techniques for creating original graphic novels.

Artwork in the exhibit grew out of the “Art and Literature of the Graphic Novel” learning community class taught by professors Marc Mannheimer and Ginger Hurajt in the spring 2014 semester. In this class students read and analyzed a variety of graphic novels as well as created their own over the semester.

Works that will be on display will be from the culminating project, “Tales from the Valley,” containing stories about the Merrimack Valley, ranging from historical, to autobiographical, to fiction/science fiction.

Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information contact Ginger Hurajt at or Marc Mannheimer at

The “Art and Literature of the Graphic Novel” learning community will be offered in the spring 2015 semester. To learn more about learning communities at Northern Essex, visit