After a comprehensive search and recruitment process, the cWOW
Executive Search Committee is proud to present the new Executive Director of City
Without Walls: Ebony T. Simpson.
Ebony brings a vitality and enthusiasm to cWOW that has been a trademark of our
organization for its 38 years. She is a proud daughter of Newark, a graduate of Arts High
and alum of Kean University. Ebony is an outstanding member of this community. With
a history in development for arts institutions such as NJPAC and the Newark Museum,
Ebony possesses a combination of skills and talents that are critical to cWOW’s growth.
Working in conjunction with our talented Gallery and Program Manager, Jackie Cruz and
Administrative Director, Stephen Sennott, Ebony will boldly lead us into the future. We
are thrilled to have her join us as we embark on our journey to write the next chapter of
City Without Walls.
According to Ebony, “I’m happy and humbled by being chosen for a such a vital role
within an organization that serves the very community that I grew up in. I’ve committed
myself to cWOW with enthusiasm and a clear understanding of where we are today and
where cWOW can and will be in the future. I’ve joined an amazing team of people who
all have a vested interest in cWOW’s success and the resurgence of art in the city of
Newark. I’m truly honored to be apart of the cWOW family.”
City Without Walls (cWOW) is an urban gallery of emerging art that advances the
careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art. Founded in 1975,
cWOW is New Jersey’s oldest not-for-profit alternative art space. cWOW is a three-time
recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Citation of Excellence. It is easily
accessible by car, mass transit or at www.cwow.org.