The Jewish Museum of New Jersey (JMNJ) and City Without Walls (cWOW) presented “Public Art in Newark” a panel discussion about the past, present, and future of public art in the City of Newark.
The panel is a collaboration that marks the closings of the JMNJ’s “Hard Times, Good Times: The Art of Michael Lenson” (on December 20) and cWOW’s “Ready to Unveil” , two exhibitions that address themes relating to public art in Newark, NJ.
Water! Water! a collaboration between Ann LePore and Anibal Pella is pictured above, and two additional proposals of LePore’s: Newark Orphan Asylum and Light-Emitting Clematis. All three projects involve large-scale light installations that are viewed at night.
Panelists include: Chakaia Booker (artist), Matthew Gosser (JMNJ Board member, New Jersey Institute of Technology artist and curator), Ann LePore (Ramapo College of New Jersey and artist), Sheila McKoy (New Jersey Transit), Linwood Oglesby (Director, Newark Arts Council), Damon Rich (Newark City Planning Division and artist), Mary Ellen Scherl (Sculptors Guild and artist), with Ben Goldman (cWOW and artist) as moderator.