5 shows, exhibits & special events in June 2018
Come As You Are: 10th Annual Art Auction & Party
73 Market Street
June 16, 2018, 7PM – 10 PM
Aferro’s 10th annual benefit features an exciting auction of hundreds of artworks by emerging and established artists, live music in four languages by Joya Angola Thompson, Nadine LaFond, and Emily Turonis, strong summer cocktails and delicious catering reflecting NJ’s magnificent demographic diversity, including a homemade artisan ice cream bar, and an array of door prizes including getaway packages
The 2018 Honoree James Abruzzo, has dedicated his working life to strengthening civil society by training, mentoring, recruiting, and coaching leaders of nonprofit organizations. As Global Head, Nonprofit Practice of DHR International, he leads a team within this retained executive search firm whose clients include NGOs, cultural organizations, foundations, social service and educational institutions.
All proceeds from tickets and purchases make possible Gallery Aferro’s year-round exhibitions and wide range of public events, artist residencies, publications, public art, educational offerings, collaborations, and innovative, community-responsive projects such as our mobile portrait studio..
Homeschool Print Club Exhibition
Newark Print Shop
54 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor
Sunday, June 10, 3PM – 5PM
Homeschool Print Club is a series of workshops where students learn basic print techniques including relief, silkscreen, cyanotype, and monoprint. It is our goal that students leave these workshops with hands-on experience in printmaking, creating artwork that is challenging, fun, and meaningful. The exhibit will be on view at Newark Print Shop from June 10 through June 30th, 2018.
Delano Dunn: Dreams of Fire & Sunshine
Project for Empty Space
May 30 – August 10 | Gallery Hours:
Dreams of Fire and Stashine is a solo exhibition by PES Artist in Residence Delano Dunn.
Delano Dunn’s Dreams of Fire and Starshine is a journey through past, present, personal, and potential futures in an intersectional feminist world. It is a contemplation on “real power” versus imaginary power and the internal reconciliation processes that we as a society go through in dealing with those perceptions of power. The overall aesthetic of the exhibition is definitively harkening back to a particular chronological perception of ‘the future’: Dunn pulls bright neon colors, neon lights, iridescent geometries and a Hollywood vibe that is specific to the 1980s.
The complete new body of work, which was created during Dunn’s year-long residency at Project for Empty Space, is presented in three distinct and nuanced phases. Understanding the intricate narratives of each section is an integral element to understanding the wholistic overture of the exhibition.
27 Halsey Street
Saturday, June 3, 4PM – 5PM
Regular Entry $35
Open bar with 27 Mix: $50
DJ: Andrew Petillo
Creation Nation Art & Peace Parade with River Day
1 Center Street
Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:30AM – 4:30PM
Lead by Newark’s student created Animodule™ Sculptures, the parade will begin at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and will march to the water, with the Newark Riverfront Revival. This year the parade theme is #StrongWomenOfNewark. The parade will end at Riverfront Park with a youth arts festival and all the festivities of River Day including boat rides, vendors, food trucks, and special children and adult activities. Cash prizes for best poster, banner, and costume.
Art Exhibit Calendar
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