Aljira at 30: Dream and Reality, New Jersey State Museum, July 24

 

Date: July 24, 2014lunchtime-walk-aljira

Time: 12:10 – 12:50 pm

Discover what led to the founding of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, and hear four Aljira artists – Victor Davson, Rafael Sanchez, Fausto Sevila and Cicely Cottingham – discuss their works included in the exhibition during this FREE gallery walk.

Aljira at 30, Dream and Reality, a retrospective exhibition, is a lively, historical overview, with many archival images showing Aljira’s journey: from the early days when a group of artists answered an ad for studio space in the Roseville section of Newark to its current home at 591 Broad Street.

Aljira at 30 includes work by a representative group of artists from the hundreds who have touched down and passed through and made Aljira the vital, far-reaching enterprise that it has become.

Chief curator for the exhibition is Margaret O’Reilly, Curator of Fine Art, NJ State Museum. Co-curators are Carl E. Hazlewood, artist, writer, independent curator and co-founder of Aljira; Jaret Vadera, artist and cultural producer; and Cicely Cottingham, artist and co-founder, Aljira Design.

The Exhibition is on view through September 28, 2014.

Aljira at 30, Dream and Reality was made possible in part through the generous support of the Friends of the New Jersey State Museum through the Lucille M. Paris Fund.

New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street St 1
Trenton, NJ 08608
609-292-6464
http://www.state.nj.us/state/museum/