Joseph Eze at Newark Musem of Art


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How does culture influence the artistic process?

How does culture impact a community? Each of us has our own thoughts, perceptions, behaviors, and expressions based on our lived experience. Adopting a cross-cultural perspective starts with listening and learning from others who are different from us, and appreciating the beauty of how they experience and show up in the world.

The Newark Arts Festival 2023 signature exhibition, open to the public from September 27 through October 29, will provide Cross Cultural Perspectives in a truly powerful way: through the visual arts. This poignant exhibition will enhance each attendee’s cultural experience by providing a rich bounty of diverse viewpoints, artistic mediums, and voices to be valued.

The exhibition is co-curated by Adrienne Wheeler, Visual Artist and Independent Curator, and Atteqa Ali, Associate Curator, Arts of Global Asia at The Newark Museum of Art. It will feature artworks by a remarkable roster of 90+ artists from Newark and beyond. Participating artists includes Nigerian Artist  Joseph Eze.

Each Fall, Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”) showcases Newark’s dynamic and diverse arts and culture sector over four days of events, programs and nightlife. Produced by Newark Arts and powered by Prudential Foundation, NAF amplifies the voices of established and emerging artists, gallerists and creative entrepreneurs in New Jersey’s largest city. Twice named New Jersey’s Favorite Visual Arts Festival, this free community event promotes and highlights the offerings of creatives throughout the entire city, including film, dance, theatre, poetry, and arts education.