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Through The Lens of Ben WigFall

The SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center 100 held space for a terrific event about one of the greatest local artist who taught New Paltz, Ben Wigfall. On Sunday, February 25, 2024, the Dr. Margaret Wade-Lewis Center for Black History, put together an event for the community to honor and learn more about the late Professor Wigfall and his work at the college and Hudson Valley Community.




Benjamin Leroy Wigfall was also one of the first Black professors at SUNY New Paltz where he taught for decades. He was an American abstract-expressionist painter, printmaker, teacher, gallery owner, and collector of African art. He was the founder of a community art space called Communications Village as a hub for residents in a Black neighborhood in Kingston, New York.




A special thank you to everyone who attended and we can't wait to see you at the next event!


The event was also hosted virtually with this WebEX link: https://newpaltz.webex.com/newpaltz/j.php


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