Entries by Ashley Okwuosa | Arts, Culture & Scene Contributor | BrickCityLive.com

Inside Gifts East West: A gem hidden in plain sight on Halsey Street

What should our next story be? Tell us what you’re wondering about Newark at brickcitylive.com/curious and we might choose your idea. If you want, you can even help us report! Gifts East West is one of Newark’s gems. The novelty store is neatly tucked away on the north end of Halsey Street — easily missed during […]

Open Doors 2015: At the festival’s closing party, looking back at this year’s weekend art lineup

All good things must come to an end. This weekend, Open Doors lit the city up with an extraordinary number of exhibitions, studio tours and events. Residents were able to visit local galleries and acquaint themselves with local artists, while visitors were treated to a glimpse of the dynamic talent in Newark. As local art […]

Open Doors 2015: Forum in Form features five women sculptors at Index Art Center

Forum in Form, an exhibit housed at Index Art Center featured 5 female sculptors from the Newark area. Curated by Colleen Gutwein, the featured artists include Bisa Washington, Amanda Thackray, Adrienne Wheeler, Noelle Lorraine Williams and Dominique Duroseau. Using sculpture and installation art pieces, the exhibit visually unpacked questions of race, identity, gender and culture. […]

Open Doors 2015: ‘More Human than Human’ takes SEED Gallery visitors to new realms

SEED Gallery is one of Newark’s most innovative art spaces. With a wide array of young underground artists and a bevy of alternative programming – including their wildly successful weekly Co-Lab – SEED has carved out its territory as a home for art that one won’t find anywhere else in the city. During the weekend-long Open […]

Traveler’s Newark: New Jersey History Society Walking Tours

The New Jersey Historical Society walking tours are a mini history lesson packed in a lunch break slot. In partnership with Military Park, NJHS offers midday tours around the park while giving the attendees a lesson of the park’s history. “The history of the park goes all the way back to the 1600’s, so the […]

Latest exhibition at The Gateway Project put the ‘art’ in culinary arts

This past Thursday, creative entrepreneur and branding consultant Abbi Yeboah treated attendees to an artistic display of food from local restaurants and culinary artists. Amongst the ongoing art exhibition at Newark’s Gateway Center, Yeboah curated her own food-oriented art show as the chefs turned what would normally be a conventional meal to a full-on art display. […]

Director of “Dark Girls” documentary will explore sexuality in the black church in film to debut soon in Newark

Director Channsin Berry isn’t one to shy away from controversial subject matters. With his critically acclaimed documentary Dark Girls, Berry nudged open the floodgates to a conversation about colorism in black communities. Dark Girls spurred furious social media discussions, a bevy of think pieces, and put an issue that has long roiled black communities at the forefront of many people’s consciousness. […]