The Fulton Art Fair presents
Women in Black History
On display January 1 – March 31, 2017
54 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Join us for a free gallery reception on Thursday, March 16, 6PM - 8PM at the WBGO Art Gallery. View the exhibit, meet the artists and enjoy a live performance.
Mixed-media works by a collection of thirty New York and New Jersey artists celebrate the strength and influence of African-American women. Collage, Watercolor, Oil-on-Canvas, Acrylic Lithograph, Woodcut Print and soft graphite drawings come together in this exhibit with dramatic effect, and give the viewer a chance to connect to the identities of the women in the portraits.
Larry Weekes, who curated the exhibit and whose works appears in it, said that he “believes the role of the artist is to communicate, document and inspire thought. The images of African masks connect to our history and ancestors. When I feel disconnected from my past, these mask have spirit that I put into them which allows me to connect to that energy. The artist must evoke the energy of feelings. The artist must also document history.”
The WBGO Gallery is located at 54 Park Place in Newark, NJ. It's free and open to the public. WBGO is a wheelchair accessible facility.
You can also visit the WBGO gallery during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.
About Fulton Art Fair:
The Fulton Art Fair, Inc. is a not-for-profit art organization and Brooklyn’s oldest Black Visual Arts event. It also holds the distinction of being one of the longest, continuing Black Arts group in the United States. The Fulton Art Fair was founded by a local business woman, Shirley Hawkins. Fulton’s inaugural Co-Chairs were legendary artists Jacob Lawrence and Ernest Crichlow. The Fulton Art Fair promotes Visual, Musical and Performing Arts that continue to be creative, to evolve and be inspired by African, African-American, Caribbean, Central and South American Culture.