Kea's Ark of Newark: Call for Memories, Superfood Opens 4/11, and New Gallery Hours!
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Call for Memories: Kea's Ark of Newark

Gallery Aferro and the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience to Draw on Community Memory to Explore Newark’s Legendary Piece of Public Art

In the 1980s, when popular visions of Newark steered many people clear of the city, visitors arrived from around the globe to see Kea Tawana’s Ark, a three-story wooden boat that rose above the Central Ward. Over 2015-2016, Gallery Aferro and the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University – Newark will collect oral history interviews with those who knew the Ark, gather relevant archival and press material, and launch an exhibition and public programming to explore the meaning and significance of this quintessential Newark story. More details about our discoveries, events, and offerings will be announced regularly throughout the next two years.

CALL FOR VOICES: The Gallery and Institute seek to capture the complexity of the Ark story and its meanings by interviewing people with memories of it, from those who led the fights for an against it to those who may have just driven by it on their way to work. Anyone wishing to share their own story of the Ark should send a message to or call Mark Krasovic at 973-353-1051

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April 11 – May 23, 2015
Opening Reception April 11, 7-10 PM
Gallery Aferro

The ninth edition of women's art and activism collective_gaia‘s Wonder Women Residency explored Superfood. A generation after the birth of the Kraft cheese single, we turn to the newly fetishized landscape of Superfood. With this in mind, Wonder Women invited artists to reflect on what is Superfood to women in their role in food communities, economies, and families.

Artists: Melissa MacAlpin, Sarah Nelson Wright, Lillian Ribeiro, Kate Eggleston, Cathleen Marie Thérèse Parra, Stephanie Tichenor, Claudia McNulty, Panda Suwann, Alyssa Lawler, Jacquelyn Strycker

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Image credit: Claudia McNulty

Pebble Drinkers Reviewed in Brick City Live
And…..New Gallery Hours!

Jeanne Brasile, independent curator, artist and Director of Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery, reviewed Pebble Drinkers at Gallery Aferro for Brick City Live. Read the review here:

We are also delighted to add an additional day to our gallery hours. Gallery Aferro is now open Weds-Sat 12-6.

Image Credit: Corwin Levi


We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funders and the individual donors who make our programs possible: The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the national endowment for the Humanities, and RBH Group
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