STRONG WOMEN SIX
Exhibit and Opening Reception
At THE JEWISH MUSUEM NJ /
In Celebration of Women's History Month
MARCH 9, 2015 - APRIL 6, 2015
its 6th Annual STRONG WOMEN exhibition in honor of Women's History Month - March 9, 2015 -
April 6, 2015. "Strong Women" recognizes the artistic achievements of women through various media
including painting, photography, collage, sculpture and drawing. The opening reception will take place at one of the oldest Jewish Synagogues in Newark, Congregation Ahavas
Shalom on Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Viewing days following the opening
reception are by appointment only. This event is free and open to the public.
exhibit will feature works by professional and world renown women artists like Lisa Ross, Barbara Nessum and Ruth
The exhibiting artists for STRONG Women 6 are:
Ruth Alvarado, Waleska Ayala,
Lavett Ballard, Ines Berges, Patricia Chamberlain, Monica Chavarria, Lisa Conrad, Joan Cummings, Dorie Dahlberg, Dom Duro,
Kathryn Eddy, Maria Estrella, Adia Gibbs, Alice Harrison, Lillian Hicel, Tina
Hill, Lauren Kaiser, Teressa Koncick, Renee Lerner, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, Barbara Nessum,
Cathleen Parra, Alma Peralta, Nelly Rojas, Lisa Ross, Marian Rubin, Maria Ruz, Armisey
Smith, Leona Strassberger Steiner,Vanessa Sotorrio, Juanita Torres, Ilinka Vangelovska and Esmeralda Vasquez.
The opening reception
will feature performances by Mia X.
Congregation Ahavas Shalom's exhibition space via the Jewish
Museum further underscores the rich culture of the Lower Broadway region in Newark. This will be the second year Eric
Freedman; the Director of Congregation Ahavas Shalom has supported the STRONG Women exhibit as a means of expanding arts and
cultural events for the surrounding community.
Armisey Smith is an illustrator
and painter by trade. Her work focuses on the strengths and complicated existence of African-American women.
Her latest works focus on mental illness and the stigmas attached to women of color failing to recognize mental illness as
a tangible disability. Ms. Smith is an arts administrator, art instructor and a muralist for the City of Newark.
She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. Ms. Smith lives in the Forest Hill section of Newark.
Congregation Ahavas Shalom, 145 Broadway, Newark,
March 9 - April 6, 2015
March 12, 2015 6:00pm-8:30pm
For viewing days and times, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
will run from March 13th - April 6th
with the exception of Sabbath (Friday and Saturday) and the observance of the Jewish holidays.