June 10, 2023


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Art in the Atrium presents “Soul of African American Artwork” visual artwork show at MPAC

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originally published: 01/17/2023

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) — Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA), a non-financial gain volunteer arts business launched in Morris County that champions Black artwork excellence, returns with its second important exhibition at Mayo Performing Arts Center’s Artwork Upstairs and Starlight Galleries. In its continued partnership with MPAC, ATA presents “Soul of African American Artwork.” The show operates now as a result of March 5.

A reception will choose put on Sunday, January 22 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. The reception is absolutely free and open to all.

Soul of African American Art is an all new show that includes 58 selected performs of art by 31 artists. The artists selection from emerging new artists to nicely set up and identified artists. Charles Craig, Onnie Strother, Stephanie Taylor and Rosalind Nzinga Nichol have curated this exhibit.

“Art in the Atrium is enthusiastic to lover with MPAC for a second exhibition to carry African-American fine artwork to its galleries in downtown Morristown,” claimed Rosalind Nzinga Nichol. “We’re happy and delighted to showcase the stellar perform of set up learn artists, together with rising artists. We hope the MPAC patrons get pleasure from it and endorse it to their family members and pals.”

“MPAC welcomes Art in the Atrium back to our venue for what guarantees to be an inspirational and beautiful exhibition symbolizing Black art excellence in New Jersey,” mentioned Allison Larena, President and CEO, MPAC. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with them for the next consecutive 12 months to show important operates by noted and climbing Black artists from our location.”  


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Soul of African American Art is a person of 5 prepared in-particular person Art in the Atrium exhibitions slated for 2023 all through various locations in North Jersey, which includes its yearly exhibition at the Morris Museum and its signature show, the 31st annual at the Atrium Gallery in Information and Administration constructing located at 10 Courtroom Avenue in Morristown.  

“We do hope to see all of our aged friends, and some fresh new faces as properly,” adds Aaron Shruby, ATA Functions Director. “Covid has retained art enthusiasts apart for significantly as well prolonged….we hope to see you at one or more of our future occasions!”

Since its inception in 1991, ATA has proudly exhibited high-quality artwork from the African diaspora in venues in the course of northern New Jersey.  Its once-a-year exhibit at the Atrium Gallery in the Morris County Courthouse has become the most significant of its variety in New Jersey by efficiently showcasing artwork by emerging and set up artists.  ATA has correctly served launch the professions of now celebrated artists such as Alonzo Adams, Leroy Campbell and Bisa Butler amongst other individuals.

Artwork displayed at MPAC is obtainable for purchase. The galleries are open prior to MPAC situations, Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, and by appointment. Non-public group tours are also accessible. To make an appointment, contact 973-539-0345, ext. 6587.

 Mayo Performing Arts Middle (MPAC) is positioned at 100 South Avenue in Morristown, New Jersey.  MPAC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers a vast array of programs that entertain, enrich, and teach the various inhabitants of the region and greatly enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2022-2023 period is produced probable, in portion, by a grant the New Jersey Point out Council on the Arts/Division of State, a Lover Company of the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts, as perfectly as assistance received from the F.M. Kirby Basis, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and a lot of corporations, foundations and individuals. Mayo Doing Arts Heart was named 2016 Fantastic Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the leading 50 mid-sized carrying out arts facilities by Pollstar Magazine.

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