Women in Media-Newark Announces “Women in the World” art exhibit has two locations in Newark
by Newswire/February 10, 2017
Women in Media-Newark has announced the opening of its art exhibit “Women in the World: A Visual Perspective,” which will be on display at three separate locations.
Rutgers University-Newark’s Paul Robeson Art Galleries, Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Victoria Lobby will each host a special segment of the exhibit.
The art exhibit is presented as a part of “Women In the World,” which is the theme of Women In Media–Newark’s eighth annual Women’s History Month Film Festival that will take place from March 28 – April 6 at venues throughout the state.
Curated by renowned New Jersey artists Gladys Barker Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler, this exhibit seeks to give voice to an international collection of women artists who provide their individual interpretations of the theme. Grauer and Wheeler petitioned the artists to reflect on the theme, which the artists surfaced in their work both literally and metaphorically. The curators remarked that they hope to showcase the strength, resourcefulness and determination of women in spite of women and girls’ struggles, worldwide, with objectification, discrimination and abuse.
This features work in varied materials, mediums, and techniques including photography, prints, mixed media, sculpture and oils. Highlights of the show include:
Rutgers’ Paul Robeson Art Gallery:
“Love”: Octogenarian sculptor Dolores Stewart’s Easter hat, which is sculpted based on childhood memories
“Eleanor Bumpurs”: Danielle Scott’s tribute to Eleanor Bumpurs, a mentally handicapped woman who was slain by NYPD officers during an eviction in 1984
“Immigrant Moment” from Aileen Bassis
Works from Newark Print shop founder Lisa Conrad.
“Grace Sneaking Past Mortality”: showing the beauty of the aged body by Grace Graupe Pillard
“The Peacock Dance”: from Toni Thomas’ Chinatown Series
“Mom”: features Caren King Choi’s unique technique of using minute pieces of paper to form figures
The schedule for the exhibit is:
Rutgers’ Paul Robeson Art Gallery, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, Jan. 17 – March 29, with opening reception at 5 p.m. on Feb. 23
New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Victoria Lobby, 1 Sarah Vaughan Way, Newark, March 1 – 29, opening reception on at 5:30 p.m. on March 1.
Pollak Gallery at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, N.J., Feb. 1 – March 17, opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 10;
As part of the March 1 reception at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Women In Media–Newark will give special recognition to vocalist Wincey Terry-Bryant for her work to combat human trafficking. Following Terry-Bryant’s recognition, Robeson Gallery curator Anonda Bell will moderate “Say Her Name: The Artist’s Role in Socio/Political Commentary,” a discussion featuring an international panel of artists including fine artists Dominique Duroseau and Gladys B. Grauer, pianist Amina Figarova, and poet Rashida Ismaili.
All events are free and open to the public.
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