It’s time! The Newark Arts Calendar is kicking off the 2008 Open Doors Gallery and Artist Space tour. Check out the calendar of events here — there’s something to check out every night this week from juried artist shows to movie screenings to the gallery crawl.
On Thursday, Mayor Booker will host a reception at Gallery 744, in the office tower at the corner of Clinton and Broad Streets, curated by Yoland Skeete and featuring guest jurors Ben Jones and Willie Cole.
This is the single-best week to check out the arts in Newark — a story that’s been evolving for years. WBGO recently covered the growing arts scene in a story on the WBGO Journal news magazine. If you listen to the story, you’ll find a sound bite from one insightful blogger who describes the arts in Newark as a “startup” opportunity.[audio:http://www.wbgo.org/realfiles/jrnl2008/080919/full.mp3%5D
I’m hoping to be able to check out the opening reception on Thursday. If you’re planning on attending and would like to meet up, give me a shout: @dailynewarker on twitter, or leave a comment below. See you there!