City Without Walls is pleased to present ArtReach XXV and a Newark New Media exhibition this summer. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, 5-8pm.
cWOW’s ArtReach program exposes local high school art students to the real lives of working artists. ArtReach offers encouragement, practical advice and guidance, and includes a high profile cWOW exhibition featuring collaborative work by the mentors and their students. The program, celebrating its 25th year, nurtures the next generation of artists and arts leaders with professional artists for a semester, engaging in dialogue through art talks, and visits to local art spaces. Students in this year’s program were sponsored in part by The Newark Print Shop, a community fine art printmaking workshop that provides affordable and accessible workspace.
This group exhibition features painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installations and video by the following students and their mentors: Chevelle Ogbonna and James Blake, Marcus Everson and Lenny Correa, Adelin Figueroa and Patricia Arias-Reynolds, Olga Melissa Tapia and Robert Richardson, Alonzo Lockhart and Matt Gosser, Gabrielle Johnson and Toni Thomas, Kayla Muldrow and Danielle Scott, Orchid Sylvester and Angela Pilgrim, Manuel Mejiá and Alverson Layne, Angela Johnson and Kristian Battell, Dylan Sánchez Quinteros and Colleen Gutwein, Taphara Lundy and Adrienne Wheeler, Chiara Quezada Hernández and James Wilson; and Jackson Bazile and Khari Johnson-Ricks.
City Without Walls will also exhibit new video projects by the Newark New Media program, celebrating its 10th season. Newark New Media is cWOW’s cutting edge apprentice program that brings innovative digital art practices to Newark youth. Newark New Media Alumni mentor elementary and high school students from the Newark Public Schools. Students involved in the program produce work in a variety of new media including film, animation, video game design and printed 3D works. Video screenings will include work by Newark New Media graduate mentors Dylan Alves, Andre Marques, Andre Zatta; Newark New Media high school mentees Kevin Branco, Taree Hart, Mariangela Zodda, Edgar Lopez; and Newark New Media elementary school mentee, Afonso Lima.
ArtReach XXV will be on view at City Without Walls June 16 – August 26, 2017.
City Without Walls is New Jersey’s oldest alternative art space. Our mission is to advance the careers of artists, expand the audience for contemporary art and provide opportunities for arts education and community engagement.
City Without Walls is the grateful recipient of donations and grant support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the City of Newark, Tarin M. Fuller, and individual contributors.
Photo: Poet Jasmine Mans with ArtReach mentee Orchid Sylvester at the Newark Print Shop Photo Credit: Angela Pilgrim