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Newark Library Jan. 23 Exhibit Opening: Contemporary Artists

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The Newark Public Library invites the public to its Jan. 23rd opening of an exhibition that celebrates a wide range of contemporary, living Newark artists of multiple generations, from internationally renowned, to newly emerging.

The event is the continuation of the Library’s 2012-2013 celebration of Newark art and artists launched last October with the opening of a two-part exhibition, and a portfolio review and art resource fair.  The second part of the exhibition opens Jan. 23rd with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Jared Ash, exhibition curator, will present a talk at 7 p.m. on the Library’s 100-plus year history as an art space, and its rich relationships with Newark artists, past and present.

The exhibition, which will be on view in the Main Library's Third Floor Gallery through May 25, 2013, features approximately one hundred works created between 1937 and 2012 by a wide range of contemporary, living artists. 

In addition to artists most frequently associated with Newark such as Willie Cole, Chakaia Booker, and Jerry Gant, the exhibition presents works by a number of other world-renowned artists with Newark roots, including Robert Birmelin, Barbara Kruger, and George Tice.  The exhibition also includes several works by the late Will Barnet, as a posthumous tribute.



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