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Artist mentorship creates Molloy College exhibit

"Martin," an acrylic painting on canvas created by

"Martin," an acrylic painting on canvas created by Rhonda Fleshman in 2004. Fleshman is one of the artists featured in the "Artists Choose Artists" exhibit, on exhibit at Molloy College Art Gallery in Rockville Centre through March 25. (Undated) Credit: Handout

The Long Island Black Artist Association proves that mentoring can have a tangible result in the "Artists Choose Artists" exhibition, on view currently at the Molloy College Art Gallery.

For six months, 10 members of the Long Island Black Artist Association  met with 10 young community artists weekly to discuss contemporary art -- from techniques and aesthetics to issues of gender and diversity.

The result includes 10 works -- paintings, drawings, prints, collage and string art -- that are on exhibit at the Molloy College Art Gallery through March 25. The exhibition, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, will be at the Elmont Public Library from April 1 to 30.

Artists include: Wilbur L. Young, Charles L. Winslow, David G. Wilson, Kenneth Smith, Frank Shervington, Rosa Hanna Scott, Leslye William Nicholson, Herschel Manier, Olita J. Jenkins, Bernard James, Rebecca Fowler, Rhonda Fleshman, Clemente Ettrick, Deborah Young-Corbin, Beverly D. Christopher, Dorris Campbell, James Brown, Maxine Townsend-Broderick, Galvin P. Bisserup Jr., and Brent Bailer.

"Artists Choose Artists"

When & where.  10 a.m.  to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Molloy College Art Gallery, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre.

Price. Free

Further information.  516-678-5000 ext. 6549 or

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