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Art Block! Hosted by Gallery Aferro, Index Art Center, and the Newark Print Shop

March 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us for an exciting collaborative event featuring three venues on the same block in downtown Newark featuring more than 30 artist’s open studios, 3 exhibitions, and multiple storefront public-art installations. Gallery Aferro, Index Art Center, and The Newark Print Shop will all open their doors to the public for an Art Block Party!

Gallery Aferro Studio Residency Artist Talks & Open Studios

73 Market Street, Gallery Aferro
March 12th, 11am – 4pm
Talks start at 4pm

Gallery Aferro’s Artist Talks and Open Studios is a great opportunity to experience a cross section of art making in Newark. Jo-El Lopez will be speaking about his solo exhibition on display in the main gallery at 5:15pm. Artists listed below will have their studios open to the public and the artists with an asterisk next to their name will be speaking during the artist talks. Gallery Aferro is also welcoming our first Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellow Lisette Morel to the residency.

Patricia Cazorla &
Nancy Saleme
Alex Cumming
Anne Dushanko-Dobek
Dominique Duroseau*
Essential Elements
Creative Collective
Gilbert Hsiao
Hal Laessig*
Tasha Lewis
Jacob Mandel
Anne Q. McKeown
Lisette Morel*
William A. Ortega*
Lizzy Storm
Amanda Thackray
Ken Weathersby
Jay Wilson
Sara Wolfe*
Yoland Skeete*

Index Art Center Open Studios
237 Washington Street, Newark NJ
12pm – 5pm

Participating Artists:
And / Or: Frank Anderson and Colin Shields
Afterlife: Jennifer Schwartz
Creepy Gals: Linda Chen
Patricia Dahlman
Irrelevant: Kevin and Eric Durkin
Colleen Gutwein and Joseph O’Neal
Hila Sela and Agnes Deja
Heidi Hussa and Linda Everswick

Newark Print Shop
Beneath the Surface
304 University Avenue Fl 2, Newark, NJ

“BENEATH THE SURFACE” is an exhibition curated by Stephen McKenzie showcasing the intaglio print. Intaglio (/ɪnˈtæli.oʊ/ in-TAL-ee-oh) meaning “to engrave” or “cut into” is the family of printing in which the image is incised into the surface, and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. When the time comes for an impression to be taken the plate is inked, the plate surface wiped clean, and only the ink left within the incised or etched lines “beneath the surface” is printed using a press. The intaglio print has no formal inventor. The artists of the early years were anonymous and often trained as gold- and silversmiths. They are credited only as Masters for the work they created. Durer is one of the first artists to receive recognition for his creative efforts in the medium. He is then followed by such artists as Callot, Rembrandt, Canale, Piranesi, Cassatt, Degas, Goya and Whistler. Each advanced the overall process and contributed to the further development of the medium.

This exhibition is on view from Saturday January 23rd through March 11th

Exhibiting artists:
Curated by Stephen McKenzie

All events are free and open to the public

Event cover images by Yoland Skeete, Hal Laessig, Sara Wolf, and Dominique Duroseau


March 12, 2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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Gallery Aferro
Index Art Center
Newark Print Shop

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