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Austin Thomas: Post Pocket Utopia Opening in Newark at The Gateway Project

Austin Thomas: Post Pocket Utopia  Opening in Newark at The Gateway Project(Newark, NJ) - As part of it's larger initiative to engage the larger Newark community through diverse and collaborative programming, The Gateway Project (Newark, NJ) is pleased to welcome Austin Thomas's new project, Post Pocket Utopia, to the TGP community. The space is slated to open September 2015. Thomas is an artist, curator and community builder whose work has created many spaces over the last eight years under the name, Pocket Utopia.

Pocket Utopia, founded in 2007, began as an alternative artists' space in an old storefront on Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn.  After hosting exhibitions, salon discussions and other events for two years, Pocket Utopia reopened on Henry Street in Manhattan. According to art critic Roberta Smith, Pocket Utopia became "one of the more singular bright spots in the Lower East Side firmament.” In 2014, Pocket Utopia spent a year in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

Thomas’s space, Post Pocket Utopia, at The Gateway Project is an art piece geared to engage the larger Newark community. Kicking off September 9, 2015, Post Pocket Utopia will open its inaugural project ‪#‎SEEINGNEWARK‬, which is an open-sourced photography project collected through community submissions. In addition to exhibiting artwork, Thomas’ larger goal is to produce a meeting place where home brewed beer will flow and where discussions will generate creative programming.

 

About The Gateway Project Space

The purpose of the Gateway Project exhibition space is to host socially engaging exhibitions and community programs to cultivate critical social dialogues. It achieves this mission through bold exhibitions, community programming, and support of artists that create work for social change. The exhibition space is co-directed by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol, two curators dedicated to activism, justice, and strong multi-disciplinary art. The Gateway Project gallery space is a subsidiary of Project For Empty Space, a 501c3 non-profit arts organization.

 





originally published: 2015-08-14 14:46:13


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The West Windsor Arts Council Presents: Generation Next: The Family Show

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D&R Greenway Land Trust presents Cosmophilia

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- D&R Greenway Land Trust presents Cosmophilia **, a special exhibition by award-winning environmental artist Cameron (Cami) Davis from June 21 to July 25 in D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.   ​​​​​​​The artwork, on large canvases that draw the viewer into the space, “celebrates our human relationship within a whole, living and evolving Earth and Cosmos,” says the artist.


42nd Annual Senior Art Exhibit At Ocean County College

42nd Annual Senior Art Exhibit At Ocean County College

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- From June 9 to July 7, the public is invited to view artwork created by talented Ocean County artists at the 42nd Annual Ocean County Senior Art Exhibit at Ocean County College, Grunin Center Gallery, 2nd floor, (Building #11), OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.


Art Center and Summit Free Public Library Present  Morgan O’Hara: Handwriting the Constitution

Art Center and Summit Free Public Library Present Morgan O’Hara: Handwriting the Constitution

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- On Thursday, June 28, from 4:00pm–7:00pm, the Summit Free Public Library, in partnership with the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, will present Handwriting the Constitution, a social art project created by Morgan O’Hara.








Event calendar
Monday, Jun 18, 2018


MUSIC


BRUCE HORNSBY & THE NOISEMAKERS @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

HARRY CONNICK, JR. @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm


THEATRE

AUDITIONS: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 7:30pm


COMEDY

MIKE FINOIA, KEVIN FLYNN, KYLE GROOMS @ The Music Box @ Borgata Casino Hotel, Atlantic City - 9:00pm


FILM

ACTION POINT @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 7:00pm






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