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The Storm Before the Calm

Posted March 13, 2017

The Storm Before the Calm by Marcos Salazar

an exhibition of artworks
Marcos Salazar
February 28 – April 6, 2017
Broadway Gallery
Passaic County Community College
Broadway and Memorial Drive
Paterson, NJ
Artist Reception
March 30  3:00 pm
Broadway Gallery

Free Admission
Exhibit and Reception

About the Artist

Of Dominican heritage, Marcos Salazar was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1993 and moved to Paterson, New Jersey, in 2011.
As a young artist, he is constantly exploring the world around him.  He describes it this way, “My paintings are my everyday reflections.  The inspiration behind every work comes from walking around Paterson with a sketchbook or camera. By painting the different monuments, people and places around town, it helps me further connect with the city and my current reality.”
From a sketch or photograph, the artist’s imagination and emotions take over to create his mixed media artworks. Examples of Salazar’s unique vision, on view in this exhibit, are Gold Star Jewelry, which captures the energy and movement of the city, and his most recent work, Into the Rose Garden. About this large abstract painting, Salazar says, “When I look at this work, I am consumed by it, and the work puts me in a deep state of self-reflection.  I want viewers to explore their own realities.” 
Marcos is currently a full time Graphic Design student at PCCC and will graduate in May. He had one person exhibitions at the Paterson Museum and at PCCC in 2015.  His artwork has appeared on the covers of several journals.  To see more of his work, visit his website at

For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator,
at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at
The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain
a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs.
The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College
has been named a Distinguished Arts Organization
and is funded, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.