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Thu, Oct 4, 2012

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The Doors Are OFFICIALLY OPEN!

BY Blake Turner

The Doors Are OFFICIALLY OPEN!

Such an exciting time of the year!  The summer is over and the City is re-activated; students have returned and Happy Hour seems fuller than it has in months. This month especially is fully programmed by community organizations, the City and businesses with tons of events… Tonight begins of month of what the City has labeled as “Endless Arts.” The next four days are jammed pack with an assortment of gallery opening receptions, public art tours, workshops and art parties. The Newark Art Council’s Annual Open Doors Tour has officially kicked off! Check out the full listing below,  as well as the official map (Download!)

Just like years prior, many pop up spaces and new things are happening during the tour. Here is a few highlights to look out for:

STACK N RACK
Saturday, October 6 | Military Park | Location Subject to Change (newarkarts.org for more info)
Facilitated by Brolab  (http://brolab.org/brolab-projects/) and curator Jeanne Brasile. A large scale public sculpture, Stack and Rack, consists of sixteen modular blocks to be assembled in two variations at Military Park on Saturday October 6th and Saturday October 13th. Assembly will begin promptly at 11AM on both Saturdays and the sculpture will be on view until 6PM.

Swing by Military Park and check this out on Saturday!

MATT ENGER presents Exploding Sky
Saturday,  October 6,  3-4:30 pm | 570 Broad Street, 14th Floor
Exploding Sky Worldwide, featuring the work of local artist Matt Enger is one of many NAC sponsored pop up exhibitions. Enger will be exhibiting a large body of work featuring a mix of  vibrant paintings, drawings and screen prints. Using a variety of tools Matt creates epic scenes and iconic portraits inspired by history and life. Originally from Oklahoma, Matt has been a Newark resident since 2004. Exploding Sky was the name Matt and his brothers had named there first art studio, formally called Enger Brothers.

Enger will be exhibiting a large body of work featuring a mix of vibrant paintings, drawings and screen prints regularly.

CITY MURALS TOUR
Saturday, October 6, 1 – 4pm | 6 Crawford St.
Since 2009, the Newark Public Art Program has partnered with cWOW and other non-profit arts organizations to create 15 large-scale public murals with artist, community based groups, and young people across Newark. This Saturday, Join City Without Walls and the Newark Public Art Program for the Annual Newark City Murals Tour as they  visit 10 beautiful public works of art throughout the City of Newark. Pickup and drop-off for the tour will be at City Without Walls 6 Crawford Street Newark, NJ 07102. Seats are limited! To RSVP or for more info please contact jackie@cwow.org or call 973.622.1188

15 large-scale public murals have been created through the City Murals program with artist, community based groups, and young people across Newark

Transformations: Oculus Art Collaborative at the Kislak
Saturday October 6, 7 pm-midnight: Reception with Live musicians and bands | 579 Broad Street
OAC is a non profit organization that seeks to explore, discover, and promote contemporary artists primarily within the tri-state area. Through this exhibition, Oculus will change ordinary office spaces and work cubicles by creating installations that seemingly transform their physical space. Viewers are welcome to interact in most of the installation spaces. Each viewer will walk away with the feeling that not only can art transform a building, it can help to change an entire community!

Newark Submissions and Transmissions
Friday, October 5, 6-9:30: Opening Reception | 77 Market Street
Local, regional, and international artists mashup, curated by Rupert Ravens of Rupert Ravens contemporary. Newark has been experiencing a renaissance over the last decade. Hundreds of artists of all kinds have relocated to Newark to take advantage of the many opportunities our city has to offer. This exhibit seeks to showcase what is going on at the heart of this exponential artistic growth: our emerging artists. See work in a variety of media from artists working in and around Newark, NJ.

The work of AK Airways featured in Submissions & Transmissions.

NEWARK OPEN DOORS TOUR SCHEDULE!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th

City Without Walls - 6 Crawford St.
6-8pm: Panel Discussion with Curator Gary Garrido Schneider
Constructed Ambiguity – This exhibition will include enigmatic artwork that cannot be easily resolved, that takes the familiar and makes it unfamiliar. The show features works that through shifts in scale or perspective allow for poetic associations, constructed images and imagined landscapes that fluctuate between the micro and the macro, creating metaphors for the internal and external. Constructed Ambiguity explores the boundary between object and image, and conflates the authentic and artifice.

Prospect St Fire Station- 56 Prospect Street
Ironbound UnBound #3
5:30-10pm: Opening Reception
Exhibiting Guest Artist: Vik Muniz
WIllie Cole, Williams Coronado, Gary De Benedetto, Anujan Ezhikode, Heejung Kim, Andreia Mato and Antonio Rendeiro.

L.I.T. Social Justice Center – 11 Halsey Street
LITSJC will be open during scheduled Open Doors hours from October 4-7th, 2012.
Newark Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual Community Quilt – Illuminating the Past, Building Our Future This multimedia community quilt project organized in collaboration with Newark-based artist Noelle Lorraine Williams is a dynamic mash-up of memorabilia, clothing, words, images, poetry, and memories. This first exhibition and poetry gathering will be an in-progress sharing.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th

Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers-Newark
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Gallery Crawl Hours: Friday, October 5 from 6-9:30 pm
Open Doors Hours: Saturday, October 6 from 12-5
What Cannot Be Cured Must Be Endured: Medicine and Healing through the Eyes of Contemporary

Gallery Aferro73 Market St.
Estimated Distance, Newark Scene and Heard: Narratives of an Artist Community, Sidewalk Alchemy, What Persists (Lillian)
6-10 pm: Opening Reception
Estimated Distance is a show of stories, told in maps, GPS devices, images, and text, transforming the gallery into a playful narrative space in which stories are told, suggested, discovered, and elicited from visitors. The show will change as Newark stories are added.
Newark Scene and Heard: Narratives of an Artist Community serves as the first public display for the The Newark Black Artists (NBA) Oral History Project which is dedicated to collecting and preserving first-hand narratives of Black visual artists from and/or currently located in the City of Newark, New Jersey. Curated by Bianca Mońa. (New Media Room)
Sidewalk Alchemy
Residency Program alumnus Steve Rossi will be exhibiting the Sidewalk Alchemy Project, which involves using photography to document random patterns created by chewing gum on heavily trafficked Newark sidewalks, re-examining familiar and overlooked relationships between social interactions and physical spaces.
What Persists (Lillian)
Lane Cooper: Residency Program alumna Lane Cooper is an artist working through painting, sound, video, text and performance. Originally from the Northwest corner of Alabama, her work reflects her background in that it is a place where language is material and experience is primary. Blended into this is a deep interest in ideas of the trace and ghosts.

The Exquisite Corpse – 260 Washington Street, 3rd Floor
6-9:30: Opening Reception
This exhibition is an artistic collision of the human form. A head, torso, and legs, each independently crafted by local artisans of varying media, are thoughtfully assembled to represent a full body. These unknowing collaborations between artists, examine realities both imagined and true, and result in the most unexpected of final figures. Its purpose is to showcase art that is affordable and accessible to everyone. The Exquisite Corpse Show is not only attended by a public interested in supporting and encouraging artistic excellence, but also draws in and invites emerging artists to join the conversation, network, and be inspired.

Newark Submissions and Transmissions – 77 Market Street
6-9:30: Opening Reception
Local, regional, and international artists mashup curated by Rupert Ravens of Rupert Ravens Contemporary. Newark has been experiencing a renaissance over the last decade. Hundreds of artists of all kinds have relocated to Newark to take advantage of the many opportunities our city has to offer. This exhibit seeks to showcase what is going on at the heart of this exponential artistic growth: our emerging artists. See work in a variety of media from artists working in and around Newark, NJ.

Barat Foundation – 765 Broad Street
6-9:30: Opening Reception
Meet the Animodules – The “Animodules”, a Newark original art form are animated modular sculptures created by artists and schools in Newark and nearby areas. This exhibit will bring together nearly 30 of the city’s Animodules.

Index Art Center and Studios – 585 Broad St.
6-10 pm: Opening Reception
Intersection features work by artists that have studios located at 31 Central Avenue and 585 Broad Street. These two buildings have been occupied by artists and creative people for more than a decade, helping to establish an emerging arts community in the Halsey Street area and Downtown Newark. Our current exhibit helps underline this community’s creative force, and the reason everybody is talking about Newark!

Aljira – 591 Broad St.
8-10 pm: Reception
Rites of Passage Sacred Spaces Film Screening
Book Release Party by Lawrence Graham Brown: A performance based on Afro, Caribbean, and Gay Folklore. The book features essays by Dr. David Boxer, National Gallery of Jamaica; Dr. Rev. Donna Schaper, Judson Memorial Church, NYU; Prof. Keith Morrisson, Temple University and Edwin Ramoran, Bronx River Art Center.
ALSO: On display superHUMAN and Alison Pou: Wherein Fury Takes Flight

Solo(s) Project House – 972 Broad St.
6-10pm: Opening Reception
On Exhibit: David D. Oquendo, Will Suarez ” MIND.BODY.HOLY SPIRIT” and Darren McManus “COSMOSIS”. Open Studios featuring the work of 20 artists in residence.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th

City Murals Tour – 6 Crawford St.
1-4pm: Free Mural Tour
Since 2009, the Newark Public Art Program has partnered with cWOW and other non-profit arts organizations to create 15 large-scale public murals with artist, community based groups, and young people across Newark. This Saturday, Join City Without Walls and the Newark Public Art Program for the Annual Newark City Murals Tour as they  visit 10 beautiful public works of art throughout the City of Newark. Pickup and drop-off for the tour will be at City Without Walls 6 Crawford Street Newark, NJ 07102. Seats are limited! To RSVP or for more info please contact jackie@cwow.org or call 973.622.1188

STACK “N” RACK – Military Park
11am – 6pm
Facilitated by Brolab  (http://brolab.org/brolab-projects/) and curator Jeanne Brasile. A large scale public sculpture, Stack and Rack, consists of sixteen modular blocks to be assembled in two variations at Military Park on Saturday October 6th and Saturday October 13th. Assembly will begin promptly at 11AM on both Saturdays and the sculpture will be on view until 6PM.

Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center – 85 Hamilton St.
2-5pm: Dance Workshop (Children)
Dance technique encouraging creativity and individuality, your child will learn a range of styles and ideas creating fun and challenging environment.
Instructor: Gabriella Celerio

Transformations: Oculus Art Collaborative at the Kislak – 579 Broad Street
7 pm-midnight: Reception with Live musicians and bands.
OAC is a non profit organization that seeks to explore, discover, and promote contemporary artists primarily within the tri-state area. Through this exhibition, Oculus will change ordinary office spaces and work cubicles by creating installations that seemingly transform their physical space. Viewers are welcome to interact in most of the installation spaces. Our intent is that each viewer walk away with the feeling that not only can art transform a building, it can help to change an entire community!

Matt Enger: Exploding Sky – 570 Broad Street, 14th Floor
3-4:30 pm: Artist talk
Exhibiting a mix of classical and contemporary styles Matt Enger has exhibited his vibrant paintings, drawings and screen prints regularly. Using a variety if styles and tools Matt creates epic scenes and iconic portraits inspired by history and life. Originally from Oklahoma, Matt has been a Newark resident since 2004. Exploding Sky was the name Matt and his brothers had named there first art studio, formally called Enger Brothers. Relocated to New York’s Lower East Side in 1990, the name became Exploding Sky. And was then immortalized in the Enger Brothers musical and artistic expressions.

NJIT/College of Architecture + Design Gallery – 367 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
6-9 pm: Opening Reception with Refreshments & Live Entertainment
New Jersey’s Best: The Architectural Photography of Alexander Noble
Photographer Alexander Noble recently completed a book entitled “AIA New Jersey Guidebook” which features color photographs of some of NJ’s most iconic architecture. There will be over 40 large scale prints accompanied by descriptive text for each location.

Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center – 85 Hamiliton St.
5:30-10pm: Opening Reception

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th

Gallery Aferro – 73 Market St.
11-5 pm: Open Studios + Artist Talks
On exhibit: Estimated Distance, Newark Scene and Heard: Narratives of an Artist Community, Sidewalk Alchemy, What Persists (Lillian)
As part of the Newark Black Artists Oral History Project, select artists from the project will be creating a community conversation in the New Media Room from 12-2.

GlassRoots, Inc. – 10 Bleeker St.
12 – 4pm: Glassblowing Demonstrations
The Glassroot’s gift shop will be open along with flameworking and glassblowing demonstrations. They will also be offering the opportunity for participants to try their hand at making a bead over the flame.

Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center – 85 Hamilton St.
2-5pm: Drama Workshop (Children)
An interactive 2 hour workshop of acting techniques for children, voice projection, storytelling without words, using clowning, timing, inventiveness and problem solving. Instructor: Virginia Hammer

Iandor Fine Arts – 74 Garden Street
3-5pm: Rhythmic Intrinsics: The Work of Oliver Lake
Reception for Rhythmic Intrinsics and the gallery re-launch

Solo(s) Project House – 972 Broad St.
12 – 6pm
Open Studios featuring 20 artists and their works in progress.
Also on display: David D. Oquendo, Will Suarez ” MIND.BODY.HOLY SPIRIT” and Darren McManus “COSMOSIS”.

Deize Building60/64 Union St.
Participating artists: Ada Caro, Anker West, Claudia Flynn, and Troy West
Visitors will be able to view architecture, sculpture, painting, and ceramic works.

Quarter Mile Print – Washington Park

9am-5pm
Printmaking is a process that is tailor-made for community involvement. This project is a community effort to create a print that is a quarter mile long. Open to everyone to participate and FREE of charge. Print After Party: 972 Broad St.

Maggies Studio – 195 E. Kinney
Exhibiting: Maggie Brown, Lynn Presley and David Booker

They don’t call it Endless Arts for nothing! Also look forward to the Newark Arts Parade and Washington Park Arts Festival Oct. 20 + 21! For more info: www.Creationnation.info

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