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Newark Students Turn Would-Be Trash Into a Masterpiece

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Students at South Street Elementary have officially turned collecting trash into an art form! After collecting over 5,000 bottle caps in our area with the help of parents, local store owners and individuals, the students successfully arranged the caps into a conservationist’s dream: an 8 by 12-foot rendition of Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece, Starry Night. The work, which […]

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Pop Up Priceless Chapel brings followers to Solo’s Project House

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Pop Up Priceless Chapel brings followers to Solo’s Project House

Solo’s Project House featured a packed house on Friday, Feb 22, during the opening of Daniel Patrick Helmstetter’s popular and rapidly growing Pop Up Priceless Chapel. Visiting Newark for the first time on it’s tour, Helmstetter’s work of bold words and black walls enamored any who came by. Pop Up Priceless Chapel is a new approach […]

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Modsaica: Adding Color to the Ironbound

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Modsaica: Adding Color to the Ironbound

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Maude Lemaire moved to Newark more than a decade ago. Coming from a very artistic family helped her shape her creativity.It all started in the Ironbound, where nightlife and art collide, she had a great vision.

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Newark Public Library Unveils ‘Newark Art and Artists’

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Newark Public Library Unveils ‘Newark Art and Artists’

Despite the bone chilling 16-degree weather, over a hundred artists, scholars and patrons of the arts flocked to the Newark Public Library Wednesday night for the opening reception for Newark Art and Artists. The event introduced the second in a two–part exhibition of prints, photographs, books, and other works on paper that either have Newark as their […]

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Artist Spotlight: Jamie Levine

Friday, January 25, 2013

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Artist Spotlight: Jamie Levine

Artist Jamie Levine of Short Hills, New Jersey, recently stole the show at Index Art Center’s current exhibition, “Infallible.”  An MFA candidate from Montclair State University, Levine specializes in sculpture and jewlery. Her recent work deals with Chimeras, or melting together human and animal elements. Her sculptures are true to life, from using realistic human […]

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Brick City Boheme: Ibrahim Ahmed III

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Brick City Boheme: Ibrahim Ahmed III

As a devoted patron of the arts and proprietor of Newark’s most beloved (read: only) photo studio & vintage boutique, I regularly have the pleasure of rubbing elbows with some of our city’s most talented creative professionals. From singer/songwriters and visual artists to indy designers and brand engineers, Newark’s vibrant arts scene is as dynamic […]

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Late 2012 Newark Art Opening Highlights

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Late 2012 Newark Art Opening Highlights

Here are some images from openings that happened at the end of the 2012 season. Enjoy! Newark Open Doors Event: Kislak Building Opening     Anthony Alvarez Opening, Solo’s Project House     Stereoscope Opening, Index Art Center

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Infallible Opening, Index Art Center

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Infallible Opening, Index Art Center

Index Art Center had a fantastic group show opening this past Saturday, January 12. Titled “Infallible,” the exhibition featured work from local area artists, including: Drew Alexander Ennis, Jamie Levine, Sebastian Patane Masuelli, and Jillian Keats. Index Art Center 585 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102 index.gallery@gmail.com Gallery ph. 862-218-0278 Facebook* Google Maps* GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions) […]

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ATA presents…GENERATION NEXT

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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ATA presents…GENERATION NEXT

Do you miss The RAM Gallery as much as we do? During its year-long stay in the city of Newark, the RAM Gallery, a Smithsonian-affiliated African American art gallery and cultural destination, was home to some of the most well-received events in the city. Now, the RAM Gallery’s parent organization and New Jersey’s premier African […]

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#HugTheBlock

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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#HugTheBlock

Sunday, December 2nd marked the first exhibition of Hug The Block, a unity circle filled with Newark poets, singers, musicians, dancers, and painters all sharing love with each other. The unity circle began at the Boys & Girls Club on Avon Ave and circled around to Irvine Turner Blvd., Muhammad Ali Avenue and to Somerset Street. Hug the Block is the brainchild of Margie "Mia X" Johnson who has lived and worked in this neighborhood for over 20 years. Margie is an art coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club and therefore has made both art and the Club a part of the circle. Margie says, “Being an artist and community member I felt it was my duty to plant seeds of love, hope and creativity and also engage and connect with my neighbors…especially the children.”

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