Kearny High School Art Department to kick off HCCC/ Smithsonian Hometown Teams Celebration with Art Exhibit
An exhibit that celebrates the fact that love of sports begins in hometowns, and features works from Kearny High School, will be mounted for one month in the Library of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) North Hudson Higher Education Center. The exhibit, “Hometown Teams,” is open to the general public for viewing Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 13th through Friday, June 13th. The North Hudson Higher Education Center is located at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, NJ.
The Kearny High School display is the kick-off of what will include several events held in connection with the Smithsonian’s official “Hometown Teams” exhibit at the College from mid-August through September. HCCC Librarians Clifford J. Brooks and John DeLooper authored the grant proposal that brought the exhibit to the College. They related that “Hometown Teams” is a project of the Smithsonian’s “Museum on Main Street” program, and portrays a cultural history of the American sports landscape. The “Hometown Teams” exhibit depicts American sports and their roles within the culture of the United States. The exhibit’s photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia tell the story of people interacting with games, activities that encourage competition, fair play, and passion for a goal – the all-American ideals.