Norwalk Community College is renaming the NCC Art Collection as The Ann Chernow Art Collection in honor of artist and NCC Professor of Art Emerita Ann Chernow. Chernow established the art collection at NCC in 1972.
A dedication ceremony to announce the renaming will be held on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the East Campus Atrium. Refreshments will be served in the gallery.
Born and raised in New York, Chernow is best known for her graphic illustrations that evoke the images of female cinematic figures of the 1930s and 1940s. Chernow used close-ups of women quickly passed by the camera rather than celebrated screen stars. These impressions refer to actual films, studio publicity material, fan magazines and other memorabilia. She sought to reveal through her art an image that jogs a memory and creates nostalgia for viewers who see something similar.
Chernow completed her undergraduate degree as well as a Master of Arts degree from New York University. She has been a long-time resident of Westport and serves her local community through the arts.
Selections from The Ann Chernow Art Collection will be available for viewing at NCC from June 1-August 15 during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday.