In an artistic tribute to Black History Month, Expressions of Our Blackness opens on February 3, 2023 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. at the Scott H. Kaplan ’02 Art Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Bloomfield College library, 80-86 Oakland Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey. Artists will be present.
Artwork on display will include the work of eight local artists: Arri, Steve Green, Heather Williams, Deo Lutwama, Martryce Roach, B. Curtis Grayson, Natalie Alleyne and Kortez.
The monthlong exhibition is free and open to the public.
“The history of Black people, those of the diaspora, is vast, compelling and complex and that is what people will experience in this show,” said Wanda Croudy, Director of the Kaplan Art Gallery. “This exhibition features a wonderful array of artists who have expressed themselves in many different and amazing ways. From figurative, mix-media to sculptured pieces the artistry will inspire, teach, encourage and leave people in awe.”
Gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. Arrangements may also be made to access the Gallery by appointment during normal library hours by emailing Wanda Croudy at GalleryDirector@bloomfield.edu.
The Scott H. Kaplan ’02 Art Gallery is named in honor of the son of Marc and Ellen Kaplan who was a Bloomfield College Creative Arts and Technology student highly skilled in graphic design. While a student, he made a special mark on the College as an advocate for the disabled, bringing awareness of disability accessibility to the College and its buildings and grounds.