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In keeping with the 2014 theme of ‘literary greats’, The Gateway Project invites artists to participate in an exhibition, Prologue-Epilogue, which embraces the idea of narrative framework.

The literary understanding of a ‘prologue’ is an introduction to a larger story or text, similarly a ‘prologue’ can also be understood as a precursory event that leads to another occurrence. An ‘epilogue’ functions in the inverse sense- completing and/or anticipating occurrences happen beyond the traditional end of a narrative.

The trajectory of ‘pre’ and ‘post’ is one that can be applied to the story of Newark’s continually morphing art scene, which is the central focus of the exhibition. Prologue – Epilogue dually addresses both personal and collective narratives that, as the title implies, look towards the past or the future. Artists are asked to address either or both the ideas of “pre” and “post”. Additionally, a component of the show will specifically address the narrative of the Newark Art’s Scene, in conjunction with the Open Door’s celebration of art in the city.

Recently added to the lineup:

PERFORMANCE, PREFACE TO 20 VOICES FOR ROBESON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 FROM 2 – 3PM Justin Randolph Thompson in collaboration with Stefanie Nelson, Bradly Dever Treadaway and Jason Thompson