Market Street Convergence, presented by Gallery Aferro and the Newark Arts Council transforms Market Street between Washington and University into a hub of culture for the months of October and November. Activated spaces include: 75 + 77 Market Street (windows), 85 Market Street, 93 Market Street, 101 Market Street (windows), and 241 Washington Street (windows). Spaces graciously provided by RBH Group.
LAUNCH PARTY AND KICK-OFF @ 85 MARKET STREET ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 FROM 6 PM TO 9 PM
Market Street Convergence includes 10 solo shows; a large group exhibition; a symposium; an “artist food truck”; screenings; a performance art marathon; installations; groundbreaking poetry events; interactive public art; workshops; and open studios.
October 10 through 19
Before I Die…Newark Candy Chang’s interactive public art initiative has traveled to over 20 different countries and now makes its way to Newark, NJ. Presented in partnership with the Dodge Poetry Festival. Market Street Convergence visitors and passersby will be able to participate in the project. Chalkboards will be set up in front of activated spaces along Market Street where the public is free to jump right in and write in their ideas. The project culminates with a public reading of submissions lead by Dodge Poets Vincent Toro and Gretna Wilkinson on Saturday, October 19th. See below for more details.
October 10 through January 15
Activate: Market Street The second round of public installations in this year-round public art project features artwork by Dominique Duroseau, Kayt Hester, Raylene Gorum, Patricia Dahlman, Adrienne Wheeler, Hiroshi Kumagai, Greg Leshe, and Zach Gabbard. Locations include: 75, 77, 85, 93, and 101 Market Street as well as 241 Washington Street. Curated by Emma Wilcox.
October 11 through 13
GhostFood Truck: Miriam Simun and Miriam Songster This food truck will be parked in front of the activated spaces on Market Street and features climate-change branded food by artists. Presented in collaboration with Marfa Dialogues/NY: Climate Change and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 10 at 85 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102 from 6 PM to 10 PM
Opening Reception: Après Moi, le Déluge A series of mini-solo shows featuring Dara Alter, Piotr Czerwinski, Patricia Dahlman, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Joel Lopez, Peter Owen, Jacob Mandel, Anne Q. McKeown, and Irena Pejovic. First floor.
Opening Reception: Dreams Before Sleeping Twenty local, national, and international artists exploring the ways in which deeply personal themes and experiences transform and inspire acts of protest and awareness. Curated by Evonne M. Davis and Jacob Mandel. Featured artists: Aileen Bassis, Anonda Bell, Diana Candelego, Patricia Cazorla, Michael dal Cerro, Lawrence Ciarallo, Chris Esposito, Julia Forrest, Zach Gabbard, Susan Evans Grove, Malik Hardway-Whitaker, Dagmar Hrikova, Natasha Jozi, Aubrey Kauffman, Anna Kell, Abby Levine, Vaughn Tremayne Spann, Eli Vandenberg, and Adrienne Wheeler. Second floor.
Friday, October 11 at 93 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102 from 6 PM to 10 PM
Opening Reception: Areas Known and Unknown Curated by Evonne M. Davis, this exhibition features the work of Arturo Meade, Mustafa Muhammad, and Nyugen E. Smith.
Opening Reception: The New World is Going to Need Houses Presented by Oculus Art Collective. Artists: Linda Chen, Alex Scott Cumming, Kevin Durkin, Dawn Foster, Heidi Hussa, Esha Kallianpur, and Elizabeth Storm.
Saturday, October 12
Time Stop in Space A ten hour block of durational performances co-curated by Rebecca Jampol (director of Solo(s) Project House) and Jeremy Slater. 85 Market Street, 1 PM to 10 PM.
Saturday, October 19
Before I Die…Newark: A Gathering of Voices Culminating live performances and poetry reading drawn from the week-long public art project with poets Vincent Toro and Gretna Wilkinson along with Newark residents. Presented by Dodge Poetry Program, Gallery Aferro, and Newark Arts Council. 85 Market Street, 5 PM to 7 PM. Preview Screening of THE VOYAGE to follow poetry reading at 7:30 pm.
Collaborative partners as of press time include: Rutgers University and the Paul Robeson Gallery, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Marfa Dialogues / NY, The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Candy Chang and the Civic Center, and Solo(s) Project House. Please click here to view all Open Doors sponsors.