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Paul Robeson Galleries' "In the Studio" Pays Tribute To The Late Jerry Gant

Paul Robeson Galleries

(NEWARK, NJ) -- In the Studio with Alicia Pinnix Robinson is a video series highlighting the work of artists from past, current and upcoming exhibitions at Paul Robeson Galleries. For the month of November, the artists in In the Studio will pay tribute to the late Newark artist Jerry Gant. To commemorate the 2 years since Jerry's passing on 11/11/2018 and his birthday on 11/21, the featured artists will speak about Jerry Gant's influence on their artistry.

In this video, artist Alicia Pinnix Robinson introduces herself, her practice, and her relationship with Jerry Gant.  Robinson is an artist and artist educator.

Established in 1979, the Paul Robeson Galleries' mission and programming embody Paul Robeson's life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism. It is dedicated to presenting art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming in the spirit of the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University – Newark. This mission is carried out in the presentation of visual arts exhibitions, gallery education, and public programs, in a network of exhibition spaces across the Rutgers University – Newark campus and Express Newark. The Paul Robeson Galleries works collaboratively with individuals and organizations to achieve this mission.

Paul Robeson Galleries is located at Express Newark (Rutgers University – Newark), 54 Halsey Street, Room 305 in Newark, New Jersey.  The Gallery's programs strive to: Present arts and visual culture exhibitions and events of the highest quality, and with an emphasis on supporting contemporary visual culture. Advance Paul Robeson's legacy of encouraging cross-cultural artistic freedom and cultural democracy. Enrich the University arts programs with cross-disciplinary collaborations. Provide gallery educational experience to regional communities. Strengthen collaborative relationships with Greater Newark's artistic, cultural, and educational organizations. Emphasize the role of arts and culture in the shaping and functioning of society.

originally published: 11/14/2020

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