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Newark Arts' Flashes of Genius Brings Out the Brightest Stars of Art, Film and Television in honor of Ellen Lambert

originally published: 04/03/2018

Newark Arts' Flashes of Genius Brings Out the Brightest Stars of  Art, Film and Television in honor of Ellen Lambert(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Arts will celebrate the outstanding life and career of Ellen Lambert, recently retired Chief Diversity Officer of PSEG, President of PSEG Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship and Culture on April 11, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  

Flashes of Genius: A Powerful Celebration of Ellen Lambert will transform the Great Hall at 15 Washington Street into a sculpture garden, featuring art by Lambert, select Newark artists, and a specially-commissioned energy-powered work by lighting artist Sunil Garg. The one-of-a-kind fundraising event for Newark Arts will highlight Lambert's career as an advocate for women, underserved populations, social investment and the arts.  Newark Arts’ fundraiser helps sustain the non-profit's efforts to support community-driven initiatives.


Kim Hawthorne, star of OWN’s hit show Greenleaf

Tobias Truvillion, star of BET’s new show In Contempt; FOX’s hit show Empire (“D Major”)

Ellen Lambert, Flashes of Genius Honoree; recently retired Chief Diversity Officer of PSEG



Ellen Lambert, "Ancestors" (1978), "Portrait" (1978), "Seasons" (1976)

Adrienne Wheeler, “In This We Trust” (2018)

Jerry Gant, “The Openess of Many” (2008)

Robert Lach, “Meadowlands Branch III” (2015)

Sunil Garg, “Quest For Light” (2018), “Seated Figure” (2018), “Collision” (2018)

Andrew Chiang and Nai-Ni Chen of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Lynette Lashawn “A Seat In A Neon Garden” (2018)

Danielle Scott and All Stars Project of New Jersey “Centerpieces” (2018)

Kween Moore “PSEG Flashes of Genius Pop Up Portrait Studio”

Tamara Fleming Photography “PSEG Flashes of Genius Pop Up Portrait Studio” 

Armisey Smith, Curator

DJ Sienna Chanel

About Newark Arts (formerly Newark Arts Council): Newark Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which powers the arts to transform the lives of those who live in, work in, and visit Newark. The Council is the umbrella for the Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER) and is a partner with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Development, Arts, and Tourism. The Council awards neighborhood grants through its ArtStart program, produces the Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival, and will oversee Newark’s Community Cultural Plan in 2017-2018. For more information, visit

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