Contribute When You Collect: A Special Offering
Aljira will receive 50 percent of sales revenue of the prints to support its mission. The remainder will fund a 2017–2018 music series for Newark students. As the 350th Anniversary— NC350— comes to a close, its planners and supporters are generously instituting final initiatives to promote art in Newark through its cultural institutions.
On-line purchases are available at ShopAljira. The prints can also be purchased at Aljira during business hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm and Saturday 11–4pm.
Award-winning artist, arts educator, innovator and provocateur. For over six decades, Faith Ringgold’s oeuvre of artistry and activism has been revered by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Amiri Baraka and arts critics and curators of major museums around the world. Her extraordinary body of work—that encompasses politically charged paintings and searing prints about race and gender inequality, such as the recent Museum of Modern Art acquisition of her early landmark, The American People Series: Die, 1967, to her famous and groundbreaking story quilts, Tar Beach and Maya’s Quilt of Life, commissioned by Oprah Winfrey as a birthday gift to the late Dr. Maya Angelou—have created a powerful and startling canvas that capture, confound and confront audiences with the beauty, struggles and diversity of the African American experience. A proud NJ resident, she now brings that spirit and sense of wonder and magic to the celebration of Newark’s 350th anniversary and its residents in an exclusive commemorative print titled A Day in Newark’s 350th Year Celebration.