Thu, May 17, 2012

Arts, Community

Tonight! Aljira’s Auction Block will be Hot

BY Blake Turner

Tonight! Aljira’s Auction Block will be Hot

Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art,  located at 591 Broad Street (map it), will be filled to the brim with exciting people tonight. From tri-state area art enthusiasts and collectors, to locals that like a good party; in attendance to support, to possibly our rock-star Mayor Cory Booker.  They always draw a great crowd and host a spectacular annual benefit.

Tickets are only $75.00 a piece when you purchase in advance. $100.00 if you purchase at the Door.

Tonight! Aljira’s Auction Block will be Hot, as they will be auctioning off a large selection of works from a variety of emerging and established artists.  Here are a few works of art that attendees with have the opportunity to bid on.

MARGARET MURPHY: Indian Couple, 2008, Silk screen on paper, 22" x 22"

NYUGEN SMITH: Outside the Kapitol; 2012; Ink, oil pastel, watercolor on paper; 17" x 11"

FREDDY RODRIGUEZ: Tsunami # 21, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 16

JENNIFER WATSON: Untitled, 2012, Oil on wood panel, 10" x 1o"

JAMES BRUCE VANDERPUIJE: Photo de Studio d'un Marriage, c. 1930s Photograph, 15" x 11"

More Info about Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art + The Auction:

Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art presents The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2012, its 22nd installment, on Thursday, May 17th, 5:30–9:00pm. Aljira’s annual, festive fine art auction features original works of art by leading established and emerging artists of our time and attracts a diverse audience from throughout New Jersey and New York in support of Aljira’s programs.

This year, Aljira will present its Timehri Awards for Leadership and Advocacy in the Arts to fellow non-profit Newark Downtown District and executive director Anthony McMillan; philanthropists and long-time supporters of Aljira, Michael and Marilyn Dore; multi-disciplinary artist Derrick Adams; sculptor, painter and printmaker John Ahearn and multi-media artist and former Aljira Emerge graduate Chitra Ganesh

Honorary Co-Chairs are Frank Bowling and Rachel Scott, Ellyn and Saul Dennison, The Honorable Frank R. Lautenberg and John Schreiber. Auction Co-Chairs are Aljira Trustees Patricia A. Bell and Lisa Block. We are pleased to again welcome Harmer Johnson, author, appraiser and spirited auctioneer whose talents will guarantee a successful event.

Get more information and see the art that will be on the auction block at

Tickets are $75 per person in advance, $100 at the door, and can be purchased at


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