2019

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End Game: 2019 Arts High School Senior Showcase

May 17 – 24, 2019 Opening Reception May 24, 6-9 PM

2nd Floor Eleta J. Caldwell and Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Gallery @ Gallery Aferro

Arts High School, along with Gallery Aferro, presents “END GAME,” an exhibition featuring over 50 high school seniors’ portfolio works of art. With a wide range of media and concepts represented, this is the first installment of an annual collaboration between Arts High and Gallery Aferro that will bring the Newark community together to share the visionary ideas and singular perspectives of local youth from the first school in the country dedicated to the visual and performing arts.


Process and Practice

Curated by Evonne M. Davis

April 6th – May 25th, 2019
Opening Reception – April 6th 7-10pm
Gallery Aferro Main Gallery

Participating Artists:

Patricia Cazorla                                               
Dahlia Elsayed                                                 
Gilbert Hsiao                                                    
Robert Lach                                                      
Tasha Lewis                                                     
Jo-El Lopez                                                       
Jacob Mandel           
Lisette Morel
Nell Painter
Nancy Saleme 
Kern Samuel 
Joe Silvestro
Jesse Wright
Juno Zago        

Process and Practice honors the Aferro Studios Residency Program that has welcomed more than 100 artists to the multi-floor studio workspaces since 2006 to craft, build, paint and toil over their next great creation. Bringing together past and current residents in this exclusive exhibition, Aferro celebrates their diverse accomplishments, energy and talent with the creative community they represent.

Gallery Aferro, with its ground floor exhibition space coupled with Newark’s growing population of artists and the surrounding creative minds from New York, Northern and Central New Jersey, and beyond, makes for a focused center of artistic expression that is constantly engaged. The Residency Program not only grants access to that space and community, it  encourages incubation of ambitious self-organized projects that might otherwise have not been possible for the artist to achieve. Process and Practice reflects that mission and shines a spotlight on some of the artists, past and present, who have embodied it.