January 24, 2016

NJCU Gallery Show to Benefit Veterans

‘52 Reasons to Love a Vet’ Features Works of World-renowned Illustrators
JERSEY CITY, NJ­—The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery at New Jersey City University (NJCU) will host “52 Reasons to Love a Vet,” a traveling exhibit that promotes awareness of the need for more comprehensive health coverage and education for veterans and raises funds to support the cause.
The show may be viewed Mondays through Fridays, January 25 – February 25, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery is located in Hepburn Hall, Room 323 on the NJCU Main Campus at 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.
With its numerical component representing the number of playing cards in a standard deck, “52 Reasons to Love a Vet” consists of “playing cards” created by world-renowned illustrators specifically for this project. Playing cards, prints and posters of the images, and project books will be sold during the exhibition and are also available online.
On Thursday, February 11, a Fundraiser Artists' Reception will be held 4:30–7:30 p.m. and an Artists’ Talk will be given 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery.  Admission to the fundraising event is $25 in advance, $30 at door, or $5 with student ID.  The R.S.V.P. deadline for advance tickets is February 8. To reserve tickets please visit www.njcu.edu/LoveAVet .
The exhibit is part of the 52 Reasons to Love a Vet project, which was developed by Ella Rue ’05 M.A., the mother of a two-time veteran. The cost of tickets for the February 11 fundraising event will be donated to the NJCU Foundation and will benefit NJCU student veterans. All additional proceeds from sales of playing cards, limited edition prints, and books will benefit the 52 Reasons to Love a Vet Fund launched in 2015 by the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation. For more information about the project, please visit www.52ReasonsToLoveAVet.org
ABOUT New Jersey City University (NJCU)
The mission at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is to provide a diverse population with an excellent education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.  Established in 1927 as a training school for teachers, today NJCU is among the most comprehensive universities in the state.  Located in Jersey City, NJ, and minutes from New York City, NJCU's fully accredited College of Arts and Sciences, Education, Professional Studies, and School of Business offer 43 undergraduate degree programs and 27 master’s programs and 2 doctoral programs, including emerging and interdisciplinary fields.
NJCU students engage in rigorous applied-learning experiences that include opportunities to study abroad, and cooperative education internships.  NJCU operates two additional campus sites—NJCU School of Business at Harborside Plaza 2 in Jersey City’s financial district and NJCU at Brookdale in Wall Township in Monmouth County. 
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