Calendar

 

All events free and open to everyone

 

People Power

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:30-7:00PM

Express Newark Room 312, 54 Halsey Street 3rd floor, Newark, NJ 07102

A panel discussion on grassroots arts organizations and the role of collaboration in creating accessible, democratic, and community-driven arts initiatives. Speakers: Lisa Conrad (Newark Print Shop), Evonne Davis (Gallery Aferro), Josh MacPhee (Interference Archive & Justseeds).

View flyer here.

 

Sharon Louden: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Part of the Art Biz professional development for artists series

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 5:30-7:00pm

Express Newark Room 312, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

This workshop is designed to share information on how an artist can sustain their creative life including setting up goals, building an audience, reaching out to people to create opportunities and to work with people in the field.

View flyer here.

Vantage Point: Mirror Mirror

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 5:30-7:00PM

Express Newark 3rd floor lobby & Main Gallery, 54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102

A wine and cheese event including a tour and discussion of the exhibition “Mirror Mirror.” Paul Robeson Galleries staff will speak informally from their own artistic, curatorial, and/or personal perspectives in relation to works in the show.

View flyer here.

Mirror Mirror Exhibition Reception

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5pm-8pm

Express Newark 3rd floor lobby & Main Gallery, 54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102

An exhibition of contemporary visual art that utilizes the concept of portraiture to challenge dominant paradigms about gender, race, age, societal norms, technology, and beauty.  The diverse array of artists in this exhibition have approached the subject of portraiture in a multitude of ways, looking to the past, present, and future for inspiration.

 

NYFA Strategic Planning Workshop

Art Biz series of professional development programs for artists

Saturday March 3, 2018, 10:00am-1:00PM

Express Newark Lecture Hall, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) provides practical advice in an interactive

workshop designed to help support your artistic practice and self-evaluate your strategies from a big picture perspective.

View flyer here.

 

Portfolio Review 

Art Biz series of professional development programs for artists

Saturday March 3, 2018, 2:00-5:00PM

Express Newark Lecture Hall, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

Providing artists with an opportunity to get feedback on their work from industry professionals.

Reviewers include David Xu Borgonjon, Jasmin Hernandes, Roddy Schrock, and Wendy Vogel. Registration required. Instructions to come.

Flute & classical guitar concert

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 1:00pm-2:20pm

Paul Robeson Campus Center Gallery, 350 MLK Jr. Blvd, Newark NJ 07102

The flute & guitar duo of Leighann Narum, guitar and Michelle Grondin-Gergich, flute will perform music featuring composers Eduardo Martin, Charles Saint-Saëns, Gary Schocker, Arthur W. Pryor, David Warin Solomons and Ian Krouse – all who were inspired to compose by their favorite cities, fairy tale or even favorite people, animals and pets. The concert is made possible with the support of the Cultural Programming Fund at Rutgers University-Newark with additional support from Paul Robeson Galleries.

Michelle Grondin-Gergich small image of leighann with guitar

Art Break: Portraiture – Kevin Darmanie

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2:30-4:00PM

Express Newark Room 312, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

In this series of workshops, artists discuss their “take” on portraiture and lead participants in hands-on artmaking activities inspired by the materials, methods, and perspectives of their own practice. Kevin Darmanie’s work is comprised of paintings, murals, installations, comic books, and works on paper.

View flyer here.

 

Art Break: Portraiture – Kevin Blythe Sampson

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 2:30-4:00PM

Express Newark Room 312, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

In this series of workshops, artists discuss their “take” on portraiture and lead participants in hands-on artmaking activities inspired by the materials, methods, and perspectives of their own practice. Kevin Blythe Sampson makes sculptures from discarded found objects that act as memorials for various people who have died.

View flyer here.

 

Art Break: Portraiture – Ceaphas Stubbs

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 2:30-4:00PM

Express Newark Room 312, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

In this series of workshops, artists discuss their “take” on portraiture and lead participants in hands-on artmaking activities inspired by the materials, methods, and perspectives of their own practice. Ceaphas Stubbs works in the intersection of photography, sculpture, and painting to explore narrative weight and meaning, as well as black sexuality, nostalgia and pleasure.

View flyer here.

 

Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm

Robeson Campus Center Gallery, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark NJ 07102

A reception celebrating the work of Rutgers University-Newark Fine Arts students.

 

Green, howiwantyougreen

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 230pm-330pm

Courtyard at Hahne (entrance through Express Newark), 54 Halsey Street 2nd floor, Newark NJ 07102

This performance by artist David Antonio Cruz is based on poems by Spanish poet Garcia Lorca. The multilingual performance clashes high art against queer slang, playing with language, music and double entendres particular to Latino and Black underground gay culture.

 

Art Break: Portraiture – Peggie Miller

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 2:30-4:00PM

Express Newark Room 312, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

In this series of workshops, artists discuss their “take” on portraiture and lead participants in hands-on artmaking activities inspired by the materials, methods, and perspectives of their own practice. Peggie Miller is the creator of NMB: New Millennium Butch fashion shows and photography book, which showcases butch identified women of color.

View flyer here.

 

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition Reception

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm

Robeson Campus Center Gallery, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark NJ 07102

A reception celebrating the work of Rutgers University-Newark Graphic Design students.

 

Mother-In-Law’s Meal: A Storytime Interactive Workshop

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:45am-12:00pm

Express Newark Room 312, 54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

Participants in this Story Time workshop for children will help bring Ahmondylla Best’s original story and song, “Mother-in-Law’s Meal,” to life through creative play, story building and imagination.