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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Making Art Speak: Using history and research in your art practice.

Often we want to explore the history, ideas, people, and places in our art practice but we are not sure where to start or what types of materials are available. This workshop with Noelle Lorraine Williams a multidisciplinary artist, scholar, and curator explores the ways we can use historical research to inform and empower our art practice. We will learn about both local archives and virtual ones that offer fresh perspectives on how we understand the past and our contemporary times.  We will also briefly explore artists who incorporate research into their work.

About the Presenter:

Noelle Lorraine Williams lives and works in Newark, NJ. Her work examines the ways African Americans utilize culture to imagine liberation in the United States. Her practice as a curator, artist and writer is where history, spirituality, culture, and rebellion meet. Her work has critiqued in the Star-Ledger, New York Times, ArtNews, and other publications. Recently, the exhibition she curated “Radical Women: Fighting for Power and the Vote in New Jersey!” received the Giles Wright Award for significant contributions to African American history in New Jersey. She recently received her Master of Arts in American Studies with a focus on Public Humanities at Rutgers University-Newark. She is currently curating and researching “Black Power! 19th Century: Newark’s First African American Rebellion.  Her website is and you can follow her on Instagram at black_abolitionists_newark.

  • Organizer Name: Newark Artist Database
  • Phone: 201.347.3808
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  • Type: Webinar
  • Time: October 28, 2020 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Venue:Zoom
  • Duration:2 Hours