Gallery Exhibition “Expressions of Our Blackness” Attracts Local Leaders and Community

"Expressions of Our Blackness" Art Exhibition Opening

Bloomfield College’s Scott H. Kaplan ’02 Art Gallery recently welcomed local leaders and other friends of the College, including Sharon Burton-Turner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, to an Artist Talk as part of the monthlong Black History Month exhibition, Expressions of Our Blackness.

Artwork on display during the month of February included the work of eight local artists: Arri, Steve Green, Heather Williams, Deo Lutwama, Martryce Roach, B. Curtis Grayson, Natalie Alleyne and Kortez.

“Through their own personal Black experiences, these eight extraordinary artists have been inspired to offer art that inspires, teaches, encourages and captivates the soul,” said Wanda Croudy, Director of the Kaplan Art Gallery and Exhibition Curator. “This exhibition displayed the beauty of what our history has brought us, and invited visitors to be moved by the change in what has taken place over the years, decades and centuries and to imagine what the history made today will bring tomorrow.”

Gallery hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 2-6 p.m. Arrangements may also be made to access the Gallery by appointment during normal business hours by emailing Kaplan Art Gallery Director Wanda Croudy at

Funding for the Scott H. Kaplan ’02 Art Gallery is graciously provided by Marc and Ellen Kaplan in honor of their late son Scott Kaplan, a Bloomfield College 2002 graduate of the Creative Arts and Technology Division.

Photo (l to r): Gallery Director Wanda Croudy, Gallery Donor Ellen Kaplan, Bloomfield College Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Dr. Michael Palladino, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Member Sharon Burton-Turner, South Orange Gastroenterologist Dr. Ruby Sampson and Gallery Donor Marc Kaplan.

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