We are proud that Link has been selected, for the second year, to participate in the Newark Arts Festival. Our exhibit, “Inspiration from Textile Artists, ” will showcase original artwork created by current students and recent alumni, and will be open on Saturday, October 6 from noon until 4 pm. The students’ art was inspired by African Adinkra and Kente cloth and by master artists such as Faith Ringgold, the Gee Bee Quilters, El Anatsui, and Kehinde Wiley. Students created their art under the guidance of Mrs. Gwen Howard, Link’s fine arts teacher, and local artists-in-residence. We invite the Link community to visit the gallery to see the amazing artistic talent of our scholars! Drop-in art sessions will be provided for youth and families.
The Newark Arts Festival is New Jersey’s largest multi-day celebration of the visual and performing arts, occurring over four days in the great city of Newark. Now in its 17th year, the festival draws thousands of visitors, as more than 100 venues join forces to showcase visual, performing, and literary art. Link is proud to be selected as an “art gallery” in this year’s celebration of the arts in Newark.
Here are just a couple pieces of student art that will be featured in the exhibit: