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Sebastian Ferreira Group Exhibition
Fownders Gallery
Opening Reception
Thursday, October 12th, 2017   5PM-9PM
48 Norfolk Street, Newark, NJ

Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised here in the U.S., more specifically Miami and Memphis, Sebastian is an amalgamation of both worlds. Currently he uses acrylic and oil on canvas and prefers palette knives. His work is very active, energetic, and brash. This Pop Art exhibition is a modern interpretation of iconic images laced with street, abstract, and graffiti elements.  Sebastian Ferreria’s work is on view at Fownders Gallery in the University Heights District.

Newark Filmmaker Showcase: Yuri Alves
Saturday, October 14th, 2017   DOORS 7:30PM / PROGRAM 8PM-9:30PM
Cityplex 12
360-394 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ

Sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ | Life With Benefit
In collaboration with Newark Arts, Rutgers University-Newark Express Newark, and Newark Office of Film + Television
AN EVENING OF SHORT FILMS BY YURI ALVES (Award-winning director Broken Clouds and Exit Road). Including the Exclusive Advance Screening of On the Cusp and Free to Grind.
DreamPlay Media presents an unforgettable night of Newark-based short films by Yuri Alves, featuring Sneak Advance Screenings of GRIND and ON THE CUSP, plus ECHOES OF FADO and EXIT ROAD. Event will include a brief Q&A with Yuri Alves, Robert Wilmote, Tommy Cuba, and Igor Alves, plus guest DJ performance by Peter Morris and more. Yuri Alves is a Newark-raised filmmaker, including “Broken Clouds” and “Exit Road,” as well as primetime television programs, including “Tempo Final” and “Filha da Lei,” and commercial projects in the U.S. and Europe. DreamPlay Media is a multiple award-winning creative and original media company, based in Newark.
Suggested min. donation: $7 | Seating is limited.
Details, trailers and tickets:

7:30pm  Doors Open
8:00pm  Welcome, Trailer and Intro to Yuri Alves
8:15pm  EXIT ROAD (13 min)
8:30pm  BROKEN CLOUDS (20 min)
8:50pm  ECHOES OF FADO (9 min)
9:00pm  FREE TO GRIND (8 min)
9:10pm  ON THE CUSP (9 min)
9:20pm  Q&A w/ Director / Cast (tbc)

Special Spotlight Event on Saturday, October 14th, 2017   9:30PM-Until
Official After Party at JIMENEZ TOBACCO, 31 Liberty Street, Newark, NJ / DJ Mavric, Carlos Ferreira, Randy Haze Trio

Arts High School Group Show – Student & Teacher Exhibition
Opening Reception
Thursday, October 12th, 2017   4PM-7PM
In The Atrium
Arts High School
550 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

The Atrium, located inside the oldest public arts high school in the country, is proud to present an exhibition of Newark students and teachers. This opening will include a student installation that resembles a large chess set called “Your Move”. It is made up of 2d and 3d artwork of over 50 students. The theme represents the good and bad choices we make in life. Students will also be playing chess around the installation and students will also present poetry.

Danny Simmons’ disRUPT: Newark
Curated by Noah Kane-Smalls
Opening Reception
Thursday, October 12th, 2017   9PM-1AM
Fownders Gallery
11 Wellington Way, Newark, NJ

Sponsored by Jerry’s Vodka, Munchies By Antonio and Novartis

RSVP Required:

The 16th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival kicks off with an exciting solo exhibit from internationally renowned abstract expressionist Danny Simmons, entitled “disRUPT: Newark”.
Curated by Noah Kane-Smalls, the exhibit title is inspired by the intersection of tech / art / social impact.
Simmons’ work has been exhibited in Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, Deutsche Bank, Schomburg Center for Black Culture, The Smithsonian, the United Nations, the African American Museum of Philadelphia, and more.

Closing November 3rd.

When A Church Dies v2.0
Curated by M.Gosser.
Opening Reception
Sunday, October 15th, 2017   6PM-9PM
Art & Artifacts of Newark (pop-up)
270 Central Ave.

Art & Artifacts of Newark is proud to the present the opening reception of “When a Church Dies v2.0”, a continuation of the existing exhibit about the recently demolished Queen of Angels church with new works represented.

Willie Cole: Made in Newark
Curated by M.Gosser.
Opening Reception
Thursday, October 12th, 2017   6PM-9PM
CoAD Gallery at NJIT
367 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Regular hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-4:30PM

CoAD Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of Newark native and internationally acclaimed artist Willie Cole. Born in Newark, NJ, Willie Cole is a noted contemporary American sculptor, printer, and conceptual and visual artist. His work uses contexts of postmodern eclecticism, and combines references and appropriation from African and African-American imagery. Finding beauty in the commonplace is one of Willie Cole’s strengths. His ability to rejigger the consumer world around us into something more fantastic creates the illusion that his art springs from the mystical intersection of folk culture, utility, design, contemporary art, and mythology.  This exhibition will focus on Willie Cole’s large-scale sculpture/installations which use recycled plastic bottles in creative and expressive ways. There will also be older works on display to illuminate the path Mr. Cole has taken to get to this point in his career.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Plexity: Kati Vilim
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 12:30-430PM
Thursday, October 12th, 2017, 12:30-8PM
Robeson Campus Center
Campus Center Gallery, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd 1st Floor, Newark NJ 07102

Kati Vilim is a Hungarian born, Newark based abstract expressionist. The work presented in this exhibition is the result of her time as the Robeson Galleries inaugural Artist in Residence at Express Newark.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Pamela Owens: Inverted Architecture
Curated By Adrienne Wheeler
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9am-8pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9am-8pm
Friday, October 13, 2017, 9am-8pm
Conklin Hall, 175 University Ave 3rd Floor, Newark NJ 07102

Pam Owens is a Newark born and raised artist. She is interested in photography as a way to see with the invisible eye, to experience something beyond a depiction of an object or space to a sensation, an energy contained within a two dimensional plane.  The title of the exhibition provides a clue as to her intention.  Architecture may be defined as forming a unified, coherent form or structure, but when inverted there is room for something much less concrete.  This is the space that Owens occupies with her photos.


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Dominique Duroseau
Black Things In White Spaces
Curated by Jeanne Brasile
Opening Reception
Friday October 13th, 2017  12PM-9PM
Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ
September 23rd, 2017 – October 28th, 2017

Duroseau is an interdisciplinary artist addressing America’s uneasy relationship with people of color – one that simultaneously denigrates and adulates black culture. Dominique Duroseau is a Newark-based artist born in Chicago, raised in Haiti. Duroseau attended Kean University where she earned her Master of Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in studio arts and New Jersey Institute of Technology where she received a B.Arch. in Architecture. Her spoken word pieces, performances, prints and sculptures explore themes of racism, socio-cultural issues, and existential dehumanization; it questions the roles we play in society, highlights the fractures within the Black race, and emphasizes the oft-ignored objectification of women.

Gallery Aferro’s Art Shop
Friday October 13th, 2017  12PM-9PM
Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ

Gallery Aferro’s Art Shop has curated artist features which rotate regularly as well as a selection of art, zines, publications, and handmade objects on sale. All profits from sales supports artists and Gallery Aferro’s nonprofit programming.

Gallery Aferro Community Book Room
Book Room, 2nd Floor
Friday October 13th, 2017  12PM-9PM
Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ

Gallery Aferro’s Community Book Room, containing over 2000 books, magazine, journals, and other publications, with couches and board games for the public to enjoy.

Under The Same Sun: Democratic Spaces
Agnes Deja and Katherine Jackson
Art & Artifacts of Newark
233 Washington Street, Newark, NJ (First floor, main space)
Opening Reception – Friday, October 13th, 2017   6PM-11PM

Index Art Center invites you to attend the Opening Reception of the exhibit “Under the Same Sun: Democratic Spaces” with an evening of music performance by David Rothenberg. “Under the Same Sun: Democratic Spaces” presents abstract and conceptual sculptures by Agnes Deja and Katherine Jackson. Both Deja and Jackson combine traditional art-making techniques with materials common to the urban scene, such as asphalt (Deja), and LED technology (Jackson). The intersection of abstract imagery and such contemporary mediums provides a framework in which to explore inclusive spaces: from the environment at large, to city streets, public parks, and art itself.

Fern & Fossil 2017 Fall Pop Up Shop
Index Art Center Side Gallery
237 Washington Street, Newark, NJ (Second floor)

Art & Objects by: Amanda Thackray, Beatriz Burgos, Colleen Gutwein O’Neal, E. Emmons Hahn, The Emerald Crow, Geri Hahn, Hannah June, Katrina Bello, Kristian Battell, Kate Eggleston, Monika Arias, Malik Whitaker, Steve Jaskowak, Samantha Katehis, & Sohoah Lee.

Fern & Fossil is popping up for our second year at Index Art Center! Items for sale will include terrariums, artwork, up-cycled, sustainable, hand made, and designed objects. We will be hosting a series of workshops focused on Terrarium Building, Shibori Dye, & Myciliem Forming (for more information on individual workshops visit  Some artists and artisans will include: Amanda Thackray, Katrina Bello, Vazquez, Dionna Gary, Geri Hahn, Aldana Ferrer Garcia, Samantha Katehis, Kristian Battell, Kate Eggleston, Malik Whitaker, Luisa Pinzon, & others TBD. Illustrated prints, drawings, plants, paintings, sculpture, screen printed items, handmade jewelry, & more will be featured in the exhibit.

Closing November 10.

Sterling Brown, Solo Exhibition
The Gallery at Essex County College
303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ

Sterling Brown is one of the nation’s most prolific poster artists, and the top in demand on the African American art circuit. His creations, like the wildly popular Spiritual Nap and Looking Good Cooking series, result in instant recognition. In addition to being a painter, Sterling Brown is also a sculptor. Sterling was honored as the artist chosen to create and design a 911 Statue to the fallen firefighters of the New York City Fire Department. His creation marking the 10th anniversary of the tragedy. The Africana Institute is spending the year reflecting on the African woman and their contributions to the struggles, artistry and beauty of the African journey.

Evonne Davis
 No Words
Opening Reception
Friday October 13th, 2017  12PM-9PM
Liminal Gallery
Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ
September 23rd, 2017 – October 28th, 2017

Evonne Davis uses an evocative quilt fabric print to create landscapes. Like a text, a landscape can be interpreted, and to be accessed, must be read.  The associations and assumptions we work from when interpreting patterns, symbols, and text continue to inform Davis’ works, regardless of the specific media in use.  Freeform text works are inspired by the difficulties and urgency of communication. Signed editions of her wall text poem are available in the gift shop.

Activate: Market Street 14
Curated by Jo-El Lopez
Opening Reception
Friday October 13th, 2017  12PM-9PM
Gallery Aferro
75-77 Market Streets, Newark, NJ

Artists: Agnes Dejas, Julie Ann Nagle and Jo-El Lopez.
Artist Agnes Deja creates an abstract and conceptual installation that explores environmental consciousness as well as gestural and body memory brought through the expressive exploration of acrylic paint and wire supported by asphalt-infused materials. Jo-El Lopez’s installation consists of one large scale painting inside the larger storefront space that juxtaposes daily human life with the spiritual, and pokes fun at the power of social media. Julie Ann Nagle dazzles and seduces the viewer with sculptures that use archaeological methods for excavating her personal heritage, questioning mythology, beliefs, identity and beauty.

Lisa Conrad: Urban Works
Art & Artifacts of Newark
233 Washington Street, Newark, NJ (First floor)
Opening Reception – Friday, October 13th, 2017   6PM-11PM

Lisa Conrad lives and works in Newark, NJ. She has created a multifaceted body of work including ceramics, works on handmade paper, artist books, paintings and prints. She is the founding executive director of the Newark Print Shop, a community printmaking facility founded in 2012 and currently a resident partner at Express Newark in the Hahne & Company Building. Curated by M. Gosser.

Art & Artifacts of Newark is a curatorial residency program of Index Art Center

Regular hours: Thursday-Saturday from 11am-6pm.

The City of Newark presents The People’s Group Show
Gregg Banks, Artist/Muralist
The People’s Gallery
City Hall
920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
October 12th, 2017 – October 15th, 2017

Gregg Banks was born and raised in Newark, NJ, holds an Associates Degree in the arts from Essex County College and is founder of Walls of Life, a leading mural organization in the City of Newark. Banks, a frequent muralist with Yendor Productions, has completed over 10 murals around the City of Newark including “Visions Uplifted” on Seymour Avenue and Clinton Avenue and “Tribute to Obama” on Clinton Avenue and Irvine Turner Blvd. Banks can be found hosting The Gregg Banks Show at Military Park, Newark, NJ and is a vital part of the Newark public arts scene. The People’s Group Show will be curated by Gregg Banks and include other artists such as James Bell, expert wood worker and more.

Regular Hours:  Thursday, October 12th, 12PM-5PM,  Friday, October 13th, 9AM-9PM and Saturday, October 14th, 9AM-5PM.
Opening Reception
Friday, October 13th, 2017   6PM-9PM

In collaboration with Malik Whitaker
Newark Community Solutions and Newark Youth Court
Pop Up Gallery
31 Green Street, Newark, NJ

NCS, in partnership with the Newark Youth Court, will work with local youth to create pieces of art reflective of the community’s attitudes towards community justice. Members of the Newark Youth Court, along with respondents of the program, will work with established local artist Malik Whitaker. Members and respondents are young people committed to promoting youth development and giving back to the communities harmed by youth transgressions. Art will reflect their work giving kids second chances and repairing harm done to neighborhoods. Recipient of the Newark Arts 2017 ArtStart Grant Program.

John Pugh
Elevator Music 4
Curated by Jacob Mandel
Elevator Installation, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception
Friday October 13th, 2017  12PM-9PM
Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, Newark, NJ
September 23rd, 2017 – October 28th, 2017

This new sound piece was composed using a feedback loop and three pitch shifter effects pedals. The signal was produced from one microphone, moving within a space 5 ft X 4 ft X 11 ft which is slightly larger than the typical dimensions of an Otis elevator. The feedback signal rises and falls and then contorts and expands as the spacial dimensions change. This repetitive ascension/descension in tone imitates the work-a-day function of the elevator, while the chaotic aberrations in tone imitate the inherent deviations that inevitably occur. These deviations are due to wear and tear, mechanical failure, human interaction, weather conditions, natural disasters and any number of random accidents. The repetition of service is where we place our unspoken faith every time we step into an elevator.

Activate: Market Street 15
Opening Reception
Friday October 13th, 2017  12PM-9PM
Gallery Aferro
65, 89 and 93 Market Streets
239 and 248 Washington Streets, Newark, NJ
October 13, 2017 – Oct 1, 2018

Artists: Nancy Cazorla and Patricia Saleme.
Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme began working together in 2010 focusing on immigration issues. Since then, they have been awarded major commissions in North Salem, NY, Berlin, Germany, New York, NY Philadelphia, PA, Copenhagen, Denmark, and now, an ambitiously scaled work encompassing hundreds of feet and multiple building stories of urban streetscape, in vivid color that will endure throughout the changing seasons just as urban workers endure.

Intersection 2017
Curated by Lowell Craig
Opening Reception
Friday October 13th, 2017  6PM-11PM
Index Art Center
237 Washington Street, Newark, NJ (Second floor, main space)

31 Central Artists: Jerry Gant, Katrina Bello, Akintola Hanif, Stephen Mckenzie, Kevin Merkel, William Oliwa, German Pitre, Kati Vilim, and Robert Shoup

237 Artists: Diana Palermo, Colin Sheilds, Patricia Dahlman, Kevin Durkin, Jeff Koroski, Colleen Gutwein O’Neal, Lowell Craig, Jillian Keats, Peter Dougherty, Heidi Lorenz Wettach, Sohoah Lee, and Joseph O’Neal

Femme Curator Arts presents LEVITATE: Overcoming Gravity
Three day art exhibition and showcase
In partnership with 211 Community Impact and EvoluCulture
Curated by Kween Moore and Danielle Scott
Gallery 211
211 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
October 13th, 2017 – October 15th, 2017

Defined as an act hovering in the air by means of a supernatural power, LEVITATE spotlights visual artists who would be in their first or second ever exhibition. The platform will raise their work towards new audiences, their aesthetics shifting the consciousness to a higher level.  The exhibition will run from Friday October 13th to Sunday October 15th, and will be held in Gallery 211, powered by the nonprofit 211 Community Impact. This will make it one year since the partnership began with last year’s Open Doors exhibition, MEDIUMS: DORMANT PURPOSE.  Entertainment will be provided by EvoluCulture, a New Jersey-based arts education and entertainment firm. There will be a showcase lineup of poets, singers, musicians, emcees, and dancers for each night. Featuring Kween Moore and Danielle Scott, Visual artists & Curators.

Friday October 13th: Opening Reception  5PM-7:50PM   Performance Showcase  8PM-12AM
Saturday October 14th: Youth Open Mic (ages 17 and under) 5PM-7PM   Performance Showcase  8PM-12AM
Sunday October 15th: Closing Reception w/ artist Q&A performance showcase, and brunch  3PM to 7PM

A Group Show
Curated and Produced by Rodney Gilbert, Yendor Productions
Teacher’s Village Pop Up Gallery
42 William Street, Newark, NJ
October 12th, 2017 – October 15th, 2017

As The City of Newark approaches the anniversary of “The 1967 Newark’s riots”, Yendor will take an artistically in-depth look through the historical lens evaluating Figures and circumstance surrounding the rebellion. Critically analyzing how “The 1967 Newark riots” was a rebellion against systematic oppression, severe poverty and racial unrest.

Artists include Malcolm A. Rolling, Jay Golding, Zeek Fleming and James Dupree.


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Vandalhaus Newark
The #LoveDimension
Multimedia & Performance Art
Vandalhaus Studio
53 New Street, Newark, NJ  3rd Floor

We are a multimedia space made possible by the collaborative efforts of designer Sindy Snchz ( and performance artist Ole Lie Vandal ( With this planned 24/7 internet channel,, we hope to serve as a medium to feature, produce and promote local arts & culture. We love Newark and are proud to call it our home, it would be our pleasure to open our doors to our neighbors and community. Featuring photography by Melvin James, Vipin Kannekanti and plenty of Vandalhaus collaborations.

October 12th: Channel Launch & Open Doors Day 1 after Party @ 11pm (Channel goes Live @ midnight)
October 13th: Channel Viewing all day & #LoveDimension Live: 24hr Performance Art Experiment
Facebook: @olelievandal IG:@olevandal
October 14th: Improv Day: Workshops w/ Improv Technicians @ noon-4pm & Performance + #LoveDimension Jam @4pm
October 15th: Open Studio and #LoveDimension Brunch @11am-2pm

Newark Print Shop*
Newark Print Shop
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ, 2nd Floor
October 14th, 2017 12PM-4PM
Hand printed apparel and fine art created by artists that are part of the Print Club Community.

Special Spotlight Event on Saturday, October 14th, 2017   2:00PM-4:00PM
DJ with complimentary drinks!

Duron Jackson
Saturday, October 14th, 2017   10AM-7PM
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Duron Jackson: The Missing promises to be one of the most important art exhibitions in Newark’s history.  The timely and relative subject matter – mass incarceration – is of both local and national consequence. Duron Jackson is an acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on social and political histories in relation to mass incarceration and the constructions of criminality in the United States.

Student Group Show
YMCA of Newark and Vicinity Y on Wheels
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
YMCA of Newark
600 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Come see the artwork of the students in our aftercare program and the Y on Wheels van as part of Open Doors! There will be art and other creative workshops for event participants.  We seek to expose our aftercare students to art in a meaningful way, and the possibility of it being a viable and sustainable career.  We also want to expose members of our community to free art and creative workshops to allow them to flex their creative muscles and to see and utilize art as an adaptive coping mechanism or self-care method. Come check us out!

Kern Bruce
Paintings and Prints
Black Swan Espresso
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
93 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Kern Bruce is a mixed media and digital artist. His work revolves around people of the African diaspora, colonialism and modern day racism within a political and historical context. He began drawing and painting at age 3, and later attended the Newark Community School of the Arts and Newark Arts High in Newark, New Jersey. He uses drawing and painting as a means to channel and foster his creativity while delivering messages of hope and love. His drawings and paintings consist of literal and abstract interpretations of both the challenges and the grace of being black in America. Kern’s works are included in private collections throughout the country. He holds an undergraduate degree in Art Semiotics and Modern Culture and Media from Brown University and a Master’s of Advertising from Boston University. Most recently Kern has shown work at Art in the Atrium, Solos Project House, and Gallery Aferro. He is 2015 / 2016 muralist for Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Model Neighborhood 2015 initiative.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ

“Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz Studies @50” is a collection of historical and cultural artifacts from the archives of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. Includes objects, documents, textiles, sound, video, and interactive media. “Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz Studies @50” is the first time the IJS has exhibited so many of its treasures at once.  Although they represent only a small fraction of the Institute’s collections, the artifacts, documents, and sound recordings in this exhibit provide a record of IJS history and the music at its core.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Express Newark
The Box
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ

“Just Seeds: Migration Now!”  Justseeds want to re-imagine migration as an inevitability, as a social practice that is not to be prevented but to be related to, like weather. All migration starts with social relationships. Migration is fundamentally about our right to move freely across planet Earth, in search of our fullest and best selves.  Justseeds is a loose print collective that operates as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers who believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action.  This exhibition is constituted by one portfolio they produced on the theme of migration.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Express Newark
Screening of UGLY +
October 14 th , 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Lecture Hall 213
54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ, second floor

Express Newark Community Media Center Artists in Residence, LeRon Lee and Matt Williams, will be screening UGLY: the short film written and directed by LeRon Lee, and seen at the Cannes International Film Festival and on HBO, Saturday Oct 14 at 2pm, and then another short film following. Filmmakers will be on hand for question and answer period. Light refreshments provided.

Power In Paint
Empowerment Through The Arts
Host Committee Danny Simmons, Renowned Artist and Founder of Rush Arts Galleries
Victor Davson, Artist and Founder of Aljira, A Center For Contemporary Art,
Russell Simmons, Godfather of Hip Hop, Political Activist and Philanthropy and The Legendary Kenny Gamble
Hahne’s Building, Grand Court
50 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
October 12th, 2017 6PM-9PM

Power In Paint is a once in a lifetime opportunity to collect original works of art from some of the nations leading artists, all being sold for one low price.  Special host committee includes Danny Simmons, Victor Davson, Russell Simmons, native Newarker and retired NBA Player Anthony Avent, Adenah Bayoh, A. Haqq Islam, Jessica Care Moore, Jerry Gant, Akintola Hanif, Committee In Formation, Fayemi Shakur, poet & activist Asha Bandele, Kevin Sampson, Chris Sanders, Taneshia Nash Laird and more.  Join us for art, poetry, special musical performances by Lezlie Harrison and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Newark Print Shop*
Newark Print Shop
54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ, 2nd Floor
October 14th, 2017 12PM-4PM

Printers in Residence VI showcases the artwork created by our Spring resident artists Ana Benaroya, Daniel Drennan ElAwar, and Beth Sheehan. For six months, these artists have had unlimited access to Newark Print Shop facilities to explore and engage with printmaking processes in order to expand their artistic practice. In exchange, residents attend our weekly open studio Print Club to assist participants and first time printers.
*a funded community partner with Express Newark

Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
10 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102

The mission of GlassRoots is to ignite and build the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark, with a focus on under-served youth and young adults, through the transformative power of the glass art experience.  GlassRoots has been working in the Newark community since 2001 sharing the glass art experience. It has been a valuable resource for area youth to express themselves. It would be great to continue to share GlassRoots at OpenDoors again this year.

“Asian Minor” – Fashion Exhibition by Marco Hall featuring Berkeley College Fashion Club
Thursday, October 12th – Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Berkeley College, 536 Broad Street, Room 2019, Newark, NJ

Thursday, October 12th 12PM-9PM
Friday, October 13th 9AM-5PM
Saturday, October 14th 8:30AM-5PM

High Fashion Exhibition
Styled and Curated by Lynette Lashawn and Photographed by Christina Bright
Off The Hanger
Friday, October 13th, 2017    5PM-8PM
Lite bites and meet & greet wit Creative Director Lynette Lashawn
Saturday, October 14th, 2017    11AM-5PM
12 Linden Street, Newark, NJ

High Fashion exhibit showcasing street style, black & white and colorful photography and fashionable mannequins that are mutually connected to all things stylish. A total of 5 mannequins styled and curated by Creative Director Lynette Lashawn. The exhibit will leave room for interpretation and aim to guide viewers on a voyage to explore style from a subjective standpoint.

Zay Little
Sweet and Green Cafe
Friday, October 13th, 2017
Two Sessions:   5:00PM-6:30PM and 7:00PM-8:30PM
61 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ

“Get to know the cultured person that goes to the gallery or open mic.” ~ Zay
During the Quick Culture Meetup each participant shares in a series of brief discussions to actually engage during their next cultural experience. Each session will examine the array of visual arts and provide the opportunity to connect with like minds. Themed “THAT’S O.D.” and curated for Open Doors, topics will range from local creatives, Team Issa/Lawrence, ’45’ & Pro Sports, topics you bring AND MORE.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Pamela Owens: Inverted Architecture
Curated By Adrienne Wheeler
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9am-8pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9am-8pm
Friday, October 13, 2017, 9am-8pm
Conklin Hall, 175 University Ave 3rd Floor, Newark NJ 07102

Pam Owens is a Newark born and raised artist. She is interested in photography as a way to see with the invisible eye, to experience something beyond a depiction of an object or space to a sensation, an energy contained within a two dimensional plane.  The title of the exhibition provides a clue as to her intention.  Architecture may be defined as forming a unified, coherent form or structure, but when inverted there is room for something much less concrete.  This is the space that Owens occupies with her photos.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Curated by Evonne M. Davis
Window Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12pm-8pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12-8pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10am-5pm 

“Resistance Across Time” is a selection of posters from Interference Archive meant to remind viewers of the long history of social movements led by and in support of women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and the rights and safety of people of color. Interference Archive is an all-volunteer run community archive in Brooklyn, NY. The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements.

Miguel Luciano
Newark Museum
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
October 14th, 2017 1PM-4PM

Stop by the Newark Museum to try piraguas (shaved ice), pimped out style!  Artist Miguel Luciano presents Pimp My Piragua, a mobile public art project celebrating the innovations of Latino street vendors.  Luciano transformed a traditional pushcart for selling piraguas into a hyper-modified pushcart-tricycle with hi-fi sound and video.  The project was commissioned by the Queens Museum of Art in 2008.  Piraguas will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
October 15th, 2017   3PM

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Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ

Express Newark is a university – community collaboratory in Newark’s historic Hahne & Company building which opened in January of 2017. An interdisciplinary learning space, Express Newark houses over 25 Newark artists and arts organizations who collaborate with Rutgers University – Newark faculty, staff and student initiated projects. the Newark Print Shop; Paul Robeson Galleries; Form Design Studio; Design Consortium; Visual Means; Shine Portrait Studio; Newest Americans; Humanities Action Lab, Scarlet Magazine and the Community Media Center.  Come visit our ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE including Newark Print Shop – ongoing exhibit and printmaking Form Design Studio – 3D printing, laser cutting/etching Paul Robeson Galleries – Main Gallery – Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz Studies @50; Box Gallery – Just Seeds; Window Gallery – Interference Archives (in collaboration with Gallery Aferro) Shine Portrait Studio – photography Community Media Center – Short Films  Newest Americans – Short Films/Mixed Media and more.

Amrisa Niranjan
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Burger Walla
47 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ

Multiple portraits which represent the vibrancy and strength of the Caribbean immigrant woman against the fetishization, stereotypes, and any other misrepresentations of who she is.  Amrisa Niranjan is a 29-year-old minority female immigrant American citizen who was born in Guyana, South America and moved to the U.S. in 1993. She has always loved art in all mediums and creating it. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Writing from William Paterson University and completed her master’s degree at NYU in Digital and Print Media. She creates art in oil and acrylic that is contemporary and speaks to the issues on her mind.

Special Spotlight Event on Friday, October 13th, 2017   7PM-11PM
DJ set by Isis Swaby, a female Caribbean DJ, free to attend.

3 The Art Way, A Family Art Exhibition
Mocha Lounge
October 13th, 6-10pm – 3 The Art Way Soiree
October 14th, 6-9pm – Opening Reception
17 Academy Street, Newark, NJ

This year’s celebration will feature the first of its kind exhibition dubbed “3 The Art Way”, encompassing a very special trio that includes the works of a Mother (Yvonne Onque) and her two sons Samad Onque and Suliman Onque. The family are all natives of Newark and were born into a very artistic family. The talented trio will be sharing their numerous works of art and talents through an exhibition on Saturday, October 14th at Mocha Lounge. Mocha Lounge is one of Newark’s newest and hottest places to meet, eat, host events, and enjoy delicious treats. Three the Art Way will be offering a wide range of works through various mediums, including original gallery artwork, comic book illustrations, comic books, and wearable art, meshed with live painting, live music, spoken word, and socialization of artists. The group’s artwork not only reflects the renderings of the African-American experience, but also there are hidden messages behind each work of art.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Plexity: Kati Vilim
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 12:30-430PM
Thursday, October 12th, 2017, 12:30-8PM
Robeson Campus Center
Campus Center Gallery, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd 1st Floor, Newark NJ 07102

Kati Vilim is a Hungarian born, Newark based abstract expressionist. The work presented in this exhibition is the result of her time as the Robeson Galleries inaugural Artist in Residence at Express Newark.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9am-8pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9am-8pm
Friday, October 13, 2017, 9am-8pm
School of Criminal Justice Gallery, Rutgers Center for Law & Justice 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ

Nostalgia is a photographic series created by the artist as he moved between Russia and the United States over a nine year period.  Through this work, Romaniko explores ideas about changing social and political relationships.  He references narratives about post-Soviet Russia has resisted or embraced change, and the trauma associated with past events.    Pavel Romaniko was born in Pereslavl-Zalessky, a small town outside of Moscow, Russia, in 1980. He came to the United States at the age of seventeen. Romaniko completed a BA in Studio Arts from Northwestern College in Saint Paul, Minnesota (2002), and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2009).


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Jay Golding, Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception
Friday, October 13th, 2017   7PM-10PM
Sunday, October 15th, 2017   12PM-5PM
Solo(s) Project House
972 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Jay Golding is the 2017 SPH Summer Resident.  Golding, who is a Jamaican born descendant of the Maroons, develops discourse around the social division of indigenous communities. His work examines and celebrates the lineage of tribes and tribal culture.  Golding’s new work sheds light on the tribes of this region, highlighting points of beauty within tradition and ethos.  Jay Golding lives and works in Essex County, New Jersey.

Closing October 15th, 2017

Reclaiming OUR Culture: A Group Show
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Tony Award Winner Savion Glover’s TheHooFeRzCLuB
Thursday, October 12th 5PM-8PM
Friday, October 13th 5PM-8PM
Saturday October 14th 4PM-11PM
Sunday, October 15th 12PM-4PM
131 Brunswick Avenue, Newark, NJ

A group show of amazing artists whose work reflects a common theme – the Black Male. All of the artists were carefully curated and all are special and unique in their own right.

Jeffrey Osbourne, Artist
Mixed media artist from Newark New Jersey entrepreneur and enthusiast. Jeffrey Osborne has inhabited and appreciated his birthplace and it’s surrounding cities involving himself in those central arts and culture initiatives supporting the creative strides of the collective community.

“I wanted to make a body of work that reflects my internal image of self in the world i live in.”

Brittany Allen, Photographer
“Waking Up With John On A Friday”

How often do we catch a glimpse of our reflections in the mirror and stop to look at ourselves and wonder what it’d be like to see ourselves, outside of ourselves? Introspection is typically the examination of our mind, but what about our behaviors? If someone offered us the chance to see who we are in our most vulnerable state would we take it? When a person starts their day, it’s a very personal, routine that sets the tone for their day. I wanted to explore this experience with my subjects.

Lorenzo Pickett, Artist/Photographer
“Black Lift” He attribute these pieces to the awareness and the awakening of The “African American” Also to acknowledge the rich lineage that colored people of on this land.  Lorenzo Pickett is a New Jersey based published Artist and Portrait Photographer.

i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s, for colored girls
Curated by Souleo
Thursday, October 12th – Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Opening Reception
Saturday, October 14th, 2017   6PM-9PM
City Without Walls
6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ

Presented by Newark Arts and sponsored by Mocha Lounge
RSVP Required:

Celebrated playwright Dr. Ntozake Shange’s famous choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, will be the inspiration for curator Peter (Souleo) Wright’s exhibition. “i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s, for colored girls.” The exhibit, which debuted in 2014 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Long Gallery Harlem and La Maison d’Art, honors Dr. Shange through 10 commissioned artworks by nationally acclaimed artists, including Renee Cox, Rafia Santana, Pamela Council, Alexandria Smith and Danny Simmons. Each work highlights issues impacting the lives of women of color, touching on themes in Dr. Shange’s poems like sexuality, race, sisterhood, violence and self-love.    Artists include Amber Robles-Gordon, Beau McCall, Dianne Smith, Kathleen Granados, Kimberly Mayhorn, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Melissa Calderón, Michael Paul Britto, Pamela Council, and Uday K. Dhar.  Dr. Shange, an acclaimed writer, educator and performer/director, will appear at the Saturday opening.

Closing November 18th, 2017

Jerry Gant, Solo Exhibition
The Sculpture Garden
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Newark Conservancy
32 Prince Street, Newark, NJ

Experience “Gantalism in the Gardens” of Newark Conservancy during Open Doors 2017.  Gant attended West Side High School and studied at Essex County College and the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. Gant was active in the 1980s graffiti scene in New York City. Influenced by African-American artists like filmmaker Spike Lee, in the early 1990s, Gant started performing spoken word in New York City and Newark. Gant creates artistic works textile and clothing design, metal sculpture, woodcarving, and wall murals. Gant seeks to reflects spirit and community of Newark, while challenging stereotypes and conventional thinking. He has worked on art projects inside and often outside the “white-cube” in an effort to expand the role art can play in urban spaces. Gant has worked on murals across every ward in Newark. He has also been commissioned to create a number of public sculptures. Gant’s murals can be seen in New York City, Boston, London, and Newark. He currently lives and works in Newark.

Special Spotlight Event on Saturday, October 14th, 2017   11:00AM-3:00PM
Come see the works of Jerry Gant and join us for family fun at our Annual Fall Block Party. There will be crafts and activities for kids of all ages, gardening and cooking demos, a mum sale, Youth Farm Stand, and more! See below for Fall Block Party Workshops.

Lyle Omolayo
“Reclaiming OUR Culture” / “Flipping Tables” Album Release Party
Special Spotlight Event on Saturday, October 14th, 2017   8PM-11PM

Lyle Omolayo is part of tri-lingual rap duo Negros Americanos combined that has performed 500+ shows in the USA, Brazil, Panama, Montreal, and Costa Rica. A flier has been sent out and can be forwarded as well. Kaila Boulware and X Ray Visions will be capturing the event. “Flippin Tables” by Lyle Omolayo is a 10 track album that features Newark’s own J Read and Linden’s Dana From Upstairs. With production from Vanilla, IV the Polymath, and Loot Fatig, “Flippin Tables” is a smooth and jazzy yet lyrically harsh arrangement of songs with the theme of rebellion. We’ll have performances from Lyle Omolayo of tri-lingual rap duo Negros Americanos, C Rayz Walz former Definitive Jux artist and underground legend, Def Poetry Jam poet Regtuiniah, Nia Waqiah and Bee Sunny, and East Orange’s Public Warfare.  Lyle Omolayo will be performing new original songs from this project.

Trilogy:An Opera Company presents: WEB & Booker T
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
7:00 PM
Bethany Baptist Church, 275 Market Street, Newark, NJ

Trilogy: An Opera Company will artfully and compassionately deal with these two men and Margaret Washington, placed between them, to make peace. In there quest for freedom and intellectual progress, these two thinking giants struggle to lead a group of people. Full of fight and vigor, never can any two men be seen so much alike, yet so different in approach.

Surely Goodness and Mercy, A Play by Chisa Hutchison
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
Presented by the Writers Theatre of New Jersey and Yendor Productions

Commissioned by NJPAC Stage Exchange and Writers Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with New Jersey Theatre Alliance
Directed by Rodney Gilbert
Student Matinee: Thursday, October 12, 10AM
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7PM
Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2PM and 8PM
Newark Symphony Hall, Newark Stage
1020 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Purchase Tickets at and-mercy

Inspiration from the Masters: A Youth Art Exhibit by Link Students and Alumni
Saturday, October 14th, 2017   12PM-4PM
Link Community Charter School
23 Pennsylvania Ave, Newark, NJ

Experience “Inspiration from the Masters”, youth created art works inspired by master artists, such as Vincent van Gogh, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, and Andy Warhol.  Since 1969, Link has nurtured the talents of thousands of youth who have contributed to the arts locally and nationally.  The exhibit celebrates this legacy with art work created by Link students and recent alumni under the guidance of Link’s art teacher and several local artists-in-residence.  Buyers preview by appointment.

Mel Wright, Solo Exhibition
“Eccentric People”
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
The Willows at Lincoln Park Community Room
25 Spruce Street, Newark, NJ

New Jersey photographer/photo illustrator Mel Wright casts his eye on people who set their own mode of dress, & don’t adhere to the dictates of the fashion industry.   In 1981 Mel’s still photography contributed to the ABC-TV Emmy award winning presentation of “FYI” (For Your Information). His still photos also appeared in the HBO-TV presentation of the Bessie Coleman story, “A Dream To Fly” a film by Leslie Harris. Mel’s photographs are also in the channel 13 Smithsonian Institute’s TV presentation of American Photography: “A Century Of Images”.  Mel Wright has exhibited at Studio Museum Of Harlem, Brooklyn Museum of Art, African American Museum in D.C. & endless other art venues.

Thursday, October 12th    5PM-8PM
Friday, October 13th        5PM-8PM
Saturday, October 14th    12PM-6PM / Special Reception 4PM-6PM
Sunday, October 15th    12PM-4PM

A Group Show curated and produced by Newark Speaks 2U and Say Her Name Newark
Thursday, Oct 12th – Sunday, Oct 15th, 2017
Allure Lounge Multimedia POP Gallery
417 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
A feminist collective micro-multimedia group show curated by Newark Speaks 2U and Say Her Name Newark featuring June Dowell-Burton, Danielle Scott, Kween Moore and Genesis Tramaine with film short screening.

Khadijah bint Costello, founder of Newark Speaks 2U, is a Muslim-Puerto Rican journalist with a vision to bring community awareness through storytelling. Her most recent work is called A Mothers’ Cry, a docuseries focusing on the process of grieving after a mother loses her child to gun and street violence. Her documentary short was accepted at the 2nd Annual Newark International Film Festival in 2017. June Dowell-Burton’s Toe Tags was featured at the debut of Say Her Name Newark’s group show at the 2016 Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival. Her series Connecting The Dots highlights the gut wrenching pain of violence against our most precious souls. Danielle Scott’s series on child trafficking entitled Bring Back Our GIRLS was inspired by the fear all mothers have of their child being abducted on their way to school, the missing girls of color in Washington, DC and the 200 girls abducted in Chibok, Nigeria. Kween Moore’s piece is entitled Light in HER Eyes and is for “the little girls with light in their eyes, for the little girls like the me I used to be”. Genesis Tramaine’s BORN KING, sold SON’ is a series of NEW ART WORKS!! that lend a visual focus to Black faces in times of inner struggle, grace, love, pride, depression and loss. Collectively, WOMYN: THE CO-LAB is a body of female-centric multi-media work ranges from the deeply personal exploration of street/gun violence to the broader national issues of America’s endorsement, acceptance and inexplicable tolerance of gun violence and violence against women and girls and human trafficking.

Special Spotlight Event on Saturday, October 14th, 2017   4:00PM-6:00PM
WOMYN: THE CO-LAB presents the screening block of A Mothers’ Cry by Khadijah Costello immediately followed by The Trade, a narrative short film created, written and produced by Michael “Boogie” Pinckney (, that follows the lives of an award winning Photojournalist, a young prostitute, a women’s crisis counselor, two vice cops and a flamboyant pimp as their respective lives intersect and their destinies intertwine. The Trade, also a teaching tool, is about human trafficking, particularly that is not just something that happens overseas. It happens right here, in your city, in your community, in your neighborhood or right next door. The Trade stars actor, model, arts educator Tobias Truvillion (Fox TV’s “Empire”, Starz “Flesh and Bone”, “Dope Fiend”, “Products of the American Ghetto”).

A Mothers’ Cry by Khadijah bint Costello, (11 min)
The Trade by Michael “Boogie” Pinckney (14 min)


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Gateway Project Spaces
Fall Open Studios + Brunch
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Noon – 5pm
2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

Join us for an autumnal experience featuring a bubbly brunch and three floors of artist studios.
Studio members explore a wide range of disciplinary practices ranging from music production to photography; from painting to video art; sculpture to interactive radio.
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Van Buren Public Library Group Show
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Van Buren Public Library POP UP Galleries
140 Van Buren Street, Newark, NJ

A group show as eclectic as the literary works contained with its stacks, the Van Buren Library launches its POP UP Gallery spaces during Open Doors with four amazing artists.
Bianca Allen, Artist/Ceramic Sculpture
A recent graduate of William Paterson with a fine arts degree and a concentration in ceramic sculpture, Bianca Allen’s “Mother” (Elephant Head) and “Ying Yang (Death of Roses) will be on display at Open Doors.  Her work are interpretations on how she views and processes the human body and nature.
Naeema Campbell, Photographer
Naeema Campbell is an artist specializing in photography and jewelry. Originating from Orange, New Jersey, Naeema’s artistic style has become an eclectic mixture of Caribbean flair and tri-state attitude. A self-taught photographer with a captivating eye, urban environments, natural landscapes, and candid moments comprise her portfolio. She uses photography to document her feelings and thoughts about the natural and built environment.
Juan Ramiro Torres, Artist/Painter
Juan Ramiro Torres was born in Lima Peru and has lived in the United States since 1984. He graduated from Parsons School of Design (NY) in 1991, since then he has worked as Art Director of many newspapers. His work was exhibited as part of the Newark 350 Celebration at the City Hall in 2016.  He currently works as fine artist, art teacher, graphic designer and journalist. His artwork has been exhibited in major events and galleries in the United States and other countries (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Italy and France). He has been recognized with numerous honors and awards.
Sue Ward, Artist/Mixed Media
This series of mixed media stems from a complex concept and complex process. The end result is a simple visual of Love & Violence as it rests in an artificial landscape. Can we have one without the other – what is manufactured and what occurs naturally? Are the two one in the same? She has exhibited at Open Doors, Jersey City Theater Center, JCAST Pop Up Gallery, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Oualie Art, and the Hamilton Street Gallery.

{LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space
Sunday, October 15th, 2017  12PM-6PM
Gateway Project Spaces, Two Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

Co-curated by Lillian Ribeiro and Daniel Joseph Wiley #WhoIsTheRenaissanceFor? will explore Newark’s past, present, and future by artists and long time residents who are experiencing development and displacement in their neighborhoods known as gentrification. CoCurated by lifelong Newarkers, artists, and activists, Lilly Ribeiro and Daniel Joseph Wiley. This exhibition also features artworks by Jo Sie Barreiro, Lisa Conrad, Christine Vidal DaCruz, Jackson D. Almeida, Kevin Darmanie, Steve Green, Matthew Gosser, Sheena Ohh, Luisa F. Pinzon Romero, Antonio Rendeiro, Malik Whitaker, Danielle Scott, Kortez Robinson, Vanessa Velez, Anker West.

Malik Whitaker, Solo Exhibition
New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place, Newark, NJ

Malik Hardaway-Whitaker was born and raised in Newark, NJ.  Malik is most famous for his “Brick City Project”, a collection of bricks with painted scenes of Newark, which he’s displayed in many galleries and exhibitions around Newark, Jersey City and NYC. As a Newark born artist, the trials and tribulations of living in the inner city has helped to shape Malik’s passion and appreciation for life.

Barat Foundation
Creation Nation Animodules™
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
One Gallery and Gateway Center Hallways
One Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

Animodules™ are the Official Peace Ambassadors of Newark. They have created a platform to express social advocacy by including and honoring the children and youth of Newark in the cultural landscape of the city.  The exhibition will be Animodules™ as they relate to social activism and advocacy. We plan to extend the exhibition to the Hallways of Gateway One. We will also have mini-artist created Animodules for display and sale.

Special Spotlight Event on Sunday, October 15th, 2017   12:00PM-3:00PM
Wine and Dine with the Animodules – Brunch

5th Ironbound Multicultural Festival – IN BLACK AND WHITE
Saturday, October 7th – Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Shiman Gallery
113 Monroe Street, Newark, NJ
Presented by East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador
And Ironbound Business Improvement District

We are pleased to announce that the theme of the 5th Ironbound Multi-Cultural Festival is “in Black and White” to celebrate the Multicultural Traditions and Culture in the City of Newark. Using photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media, we seek artistic interpretations by both professional and amateur artists that capture the in Black and White Art expression.  The Winners of the event will receive a special Award.  This event will present over 100 artists representing approximately 25 countries.

Nell Painter, Open Studio
Sunday, October 15th, 2017  12PM-6PM
The Dietze Building
60-64 Union Street, Newark, NJ

Nell Painter (the painter formerly known as the historian Nell Irvin Painter, author of The History of White People, Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol, and Creating Black Americans and the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University) lives and works in Newark, New Jersey. Her work carries discursive as well as visual meaning, and she makes it in my characteristic manual + digital process. Using found images and digital manipulation; she reconfigures the past and revision herself through self-portraits.

A Luisa Pinzon and Malik Whitaker Collaboration
“Brick City Urban Watercolor Scapes (BCUWS)
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
538 Market Street, Newark, NJ

“Brick City Urban Watercolor Scapes (BCUWS) is a collaborative series between photographer and visual artist. These digitally enhanced images from international photographer Luisa Pinzon are silk screen printed and watercolor painted by painter and illustrator Malik Whitaker. This new series highlights the vibrant colors and diversity of Newark, NJ. The artist portray a variety of landmark locations around the city revitalized by splashes of bright water color washes. Each piece brings a entirely new perspective to an unseen community.

Wardell Milan PERSONA
at Project For Empty Space
2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

PERSONA features some of Milan’s well known large-scale mixed media drawings from A Series of Inspiring Women (2012- 2016) and various portraits that portray androgyny, queerness, and the beauty of the ambiguous. More info:

Van Buren Public Library
Butterfly Mobile Community Art Project
GlassBook Project: Brick by Brick, The Ironbound Oral History Collection by Paula Neves and Adrienne Wheeler.
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Van Buren Public Library
140 Van Buren Street, Newark, NJ

With an focus on the immigrant experience in Newark, Van Buren Public Library offers two amazing one of kind art projects.  The Butterfly Mobile Community Art Project is comprised of 1,000 individually decorated/crafted butterflies will be hung in the atrium of the library. Butterflies will represent the community and the immigrant experience. The GlassBook Project: Brick by Brick, The Ironbound Oral History Collection Created by Artists-in-Residence Paula Neves and Adrienne Wheeler in collaboration with Rutgers students will be exhibited. This exhibition of artists’ books made of glass was inspired by immigrant stories.

The Dietze Building Group Show
Curated by Anker West
Sunday, October 15th, 2017  12PM-6PM
The Dietze Building
60-64 Union Street, Newark, NJ

Dietze Projects vertical galleries, over 77 artists affiliated with Newark’s first artists colony. Artists include Alfonse Pagano Dan Steck, Claudia Flynn, Troy West, Delbert Highlands, Steven Montgomery, Sean Landers, Anker West, Nell Painter, Anthony Recchia.

Anker West, Ceramics
Sunday, October 15th, 2017  12PM-6PM
The Dietze Building
60-64 Union Street, Newark, NJ

This Newark resident since 1975 holds a BFA in sculpture from Philadelphia College of art.  West creates pottery, sculpts, designs, draws, paints, and can sing and dance.  Come see West’s work at the Dietze Building, Newark’s longest running artist colony.

Ironbound UNBOUND No. 9
Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Prospect Firestation Gallery
56 Prospect Street, Newark, NJ

Back for the 9th  Ironbound UNBOUND group show, the Prospect Firehouse has assembled a “global bazaar” of some of the most talented and freshest expressions in the arts.
Nupur Nishith, Painter
Nupur Nishith is a New Jersey based artist, born in Madhubani in India. She has evolved a unique style of art inspired from a folk art of Mithila/Madhubani Paintings from India, with an amalgamation of traditional motifs of ancient folk art with modern contemporary themes and tools with global appeal.
Caren King Choi, Mixed Media “Red Portraits”
The rapt expression on the faces of her family in “Red Portraits” reference Communist propaganda posters that promised liberation and equality but delivered on pain and exile for many.  Caren King Choi is a Chinese-American artist and writer. She received her BA in Studio Art and Creative Writing from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.
Arshad Aziz, Mixed Media/Textile
Born born in Asia, raised and educated in Africa and America, Arshad seeks to educate public how to recycle unused goods to create beautiful lifestyle utilizing clothes, furniture, accessories and hanging art so that we can use reuse recycle goods around us.
Lydie Bemba, “Blood Lines” Mixed Media
Blood Lines addresses the current social conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Emoni Foster, Painter
Emoni L. Foster is a Newark based artist. Since the age of 5, she was drawn to world of art and began to draw and eventually she was accepted to Arts High School as a Visual Art major…The works displayed are composed and influenced with the theme of love, family, and the inner workings of my mental health. Every work relates to each other through the use of color and broad eye-catching strokes.
Uchenna Okosa, Painter
Uchenna Michelle Ngozi Okosa is a twenty-three-year-old New Jersey native born to Nigerian-Igbo and African American parents. Her work addresses the significance and influence of black men in society. It embraces the aspects of culture, society, faith in the black community. They also highlight events that have occurred in the United States that have impacted the black community which produced and mobilized movements and anthems throughout society.

Special Spotlight Event on Sunday, October 15th, 2017   5:00PM-9:00PM
Ironbound UNBOUND No. 9 Reception


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Art Front Galleries Urban Evidence

Urban Grit I Fownders Art Space, SE Corner Newark St & Sussex Av
October 12-13, 2017 6PM – 9PM
October 14, 2017 Noon to 6PM

Urban Grit II Fownders HQ, 48 Norfolk Street
October 12-13, 2017 6PM – 9PM
October 14, 2017 Noon to 6PM

Urban Grit III Fownders HQ Rooftop, 
48 Norfolk Street
October 12-13, 2017
6PM – 9PM
October 14, 2017 Noon to 6PM

Urban Revival NJCRI, 393 Central Avenue
October 11, 2017 6PM to 8PM
October 12-13, 2017
6PM – 9PM
October 14, 2017 Noon to 6PM

Urban Presence
With Esoteric Urbanism Vonda’s Kitchen, 183 West Kinney
October 12-15 2017
8AM – 6PM

Urban Swagger Artisans Collective, 
25 Halsey Street
October 12-13, 2017
6PM – 9PM
October 14, 2017 Noon to 6PM

Urban Dimension The Façade at Lincoln Park – behind
1033 Broad St
October 11- 13, 2017
6PM – 9PM
October 14-15, 2017
Noon to 6PM

Urban Retro Pop Up Gallery, 
25 Halsey Street
October 12-13, 2017
6PM – 9PM
October 14-15, 2017
Noon to 6 PM
Art Front Galleries Urban Evidence

Urban Chroma Pop Up Gallery, 
1 Bloomfield Place
October 12-13, 2017
6PM – 9PM
October 14, 2017 Noon to 6 PM

Urban Curiosity Newark Housing Authority Waterfront Recreation Center, 2 Grafton Avenue
October 12-13, 2017
8am – 8PM
October 14, 2017 8AM – 3 PM

Urban ‘Scapes Newark Housing Authority Clubhouse, 205 Spruce Street
October 12-13, 2017
8am – 8PM
October 14, 2017 8AM – 3 PM

Urban Resilience Newark Housing Authority TREC, 55 Ludlow Street
October 12-13, 2017
8AM – 8PM
October 14, 2017 8AM – 3 PM
Threading the Needle: A Celebration of Jews and Immigrants in the Tailoring Trade
Co-curated by M.Gosser and Joanne Leone
Jewish Museum of New Jersey, 
145 Broadway, Newark, NJ
Opening Reception, Sunday, October 15 from 1-5pm

Tailoring (needle trades) in the United States have historically provided employment/entrepreneurial opportunities for immigrants. Highlighting the experiences of Jews and other immigrant/ethnic groups in the tailoring occupation, this exhibit will present the work of several artists working with textiles/fabric, as well as a re-creation of a typical tailor shop from the 1940s-50s. In addition, there will be film screenings and a panel discussion on the tailoring trades.  Artists: Paula Borenstein, Jody Leight, Eleta Caldwell, Joanne Leone, Larry Dell and Diana Savona.

A Tribute to James Moody
Sunday, October 15 2-4PM
Jewish Museum of New Jersey, 145 Broadway, Newark, NJ

Enjoy the music of the late, great saxophonist James Moody and more, performed by NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens and accompanied by acclaimed saxophonist Mark Gross, NJPAC Director of Jazz Instruction.

Artists Face-Off
The Painter’s Palette
9 7th Ave, Newark, NJ

The Painter’s Palette in conjunction with Activism Through Arts (ATA) will hold an Artists Face-off on Saturday, October 14th and an Art Auction on Sunday, October 15th. At the end of the evening, the paintings will be hung and displayed in The Painter’s Palette. Later the same day, the paintings will be auctioned. Saturday live painting artists include: SizzyArt, Qaasim Munoz, Janice Syzglinski, Washua, Olive of Black Girl Summer, E Puckett Art, Spaceman Grfx, Dorian Bernard, and Felix Santiago.  Live performances by: Lyle Omolayo of Negros Americanos and Maurice Chestnut.


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Open Studios,  Sunday October 15th, 2017
Don’t miss the annual Open Doors Open Studios Tour.  Gain exclusive access to over 100 private artists’ studios and experience art-in-action during this FREE self-guided event.  Visitors from near and far can take a look behind the scenes of local artistry at venues around the city while connecting with both emerging and established creatives.

Dietze Building 60-64 Union Street, Basement, Newark, NJ
Express Newark, 54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ
Gallery Aferro, 73 Market Street, Newark, NJ
Gateway Project Spaces, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ
Index Art Center, 233 – 237 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 
Solo’s Project House, 972 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 

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