Brick City Speaks Open Mic
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Brick City Speaks Open Mic

Brick City Speaks is back and better than ever, and we are excited to announce BCS will be performing MONTHLY at {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space - their new home!

Brick City Speaks will bring a bevy of brilliant poets/writers ready to grace Brick City with stories and spoken word.  

Brick City Speaks founder is Marina Carreira. {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space inside the Gateway Project Spaces at 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (connected to Newark Penn Station!)

Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting Fundraiser
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting Fundraiser

It's LIPS 3rd year anniversary!!

Support us by KICKING OFF YEAR 3 and Portuguese Day Weekend at our very first "Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting" fundraiser event sponsored by Aidil Distributors, Catas, and The Emerald Crow on Friday, June 9th 7PM - 9PM with DJ Cinny spinning the night away and Kayt Hester's "The Layers of the Day" solo-exhibition on view.

As we sip and enjoy... 'wine connoisseur' Luis Leitao, will share his knowledge of Portuguese wines and beer served at LIPS. Afterparty at Catas 💃🏻🎶

Your ticket purchase in any amount from $10+ via www.lipsnewark.com/donate/fundraiser will fund art exhibitions, theatre productions, poetry readings, film and music events at LIPS in Newark for 2017/2018. If you are unable to attend, consider giving to our fundraiser, we give back to our community through the arts (just let us know you won't be attending). Please RSVP and purchase ticket in advance so we know how much wine we need 😘

Thank you for your generous support as we embark on YEAR 3 inside the Gateway Project Spaces!

<3

Lilly Lips

The Layers of the Day. An installation by Kayt Hester
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

The Layers of the Day. An installation by Kayt Hester

The Living Incubator Performance Space {LIPS} presents: "The Layers of the Day", an installation by artist Kayt Hester on Saturday, May 13th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

In these uncertian times, we find ourselves doing what we can to preserve "normal" life as we know it. "The Layers of the Day" explores the space in between waking up in the morning and slipping back into bed, however many hours later. Kayt Hester uses her signature medium, torn bits of black masking tape to create works upon the walls of the space as well as canvas. For more information on artist, Kayt Hester, visit her website at www.Maskingtapeart.com.

{LIPS}, www.lipsnewark.com, housed minutes away from Newark Pennstation on the main level ...of Newark's Gateway Project Spaces located in the Two Gateway Center, www.gatewayprojectspaces.com. We are easily accessible to the local NJ/ NYC community via PATH, NJTRANSIT, and by car.

{LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces in the Gateway 2 Building. Directions: From Newark Pennstation, take escalator up to the 2nd floor of Newark Pennstation to the pedestrian walkway. Pass through two pedestrian walkways to Gateway Two Building. {LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces located next to the TV station. Driving: Enter through 100 Mulberry Street. Up escalator. Walk 5 minutes. We are on your left.

Alexandra Desipris Solo-Exhibition | A Collapsed Tower
Feb
4
Mar 17

Alexandra Desipris Solo-Exhibition | A Collapsed Tower

Join artist, Alexandra Desipris, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at LIPS from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM as we celebrate the opening of her solo-exhibition, A COLLAPSED TOWER. 

A COLLAPSED TOWER is an exploration of memory as an act of devotion shown through the form of ritual objects. Memory is a means of survival in an impermanent world, collective memory an act of resistance. Memory is the archive of identity.  

A COLLAPSED TOWER is an assertion that to remember is to be defiant in an era which dictates that we move forward, forget and delete those things which we do not wish to confront, the very things which shape who we are as individuals.

Alexandra Desipris is a painter, sculptor, and researcher of Greek descent based out of Newark, NJ. Her work deals with ideas of identity, history, liminality, finality and the deconstruction of ritual and tradition. For more information on Alexandra Desipris visit www.desiprisalexandra.com. 

Living Incubator Performance Space {LIPS}, www.lipsnewark.com, housed minutes away from Newark Pennstation on the main level of Newark's Gateway Project Spaces located in the Two Gateway Center, www.gatewayprojectspaces.com. We are easily accessible to the local NJ/ NYC community via PATH, NJTRANSIT, and by car.

{LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces in the Gateway 2 Building. Directions: From Newark Pennstation, take escalator up to the 2nd floor of Newark Pennstation to the pedestrian walkway. Pass through two pedestrian walkways to Gateway Two Building. {LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces located next to the TV station. Driving: Enter through 100 Mulberry Street. Up escalator. Walk 5 minutes. We are on your left.

What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery? part of Newark Open Doors Studio Tour
Jan
13
Jan 29

What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery? part of Newark Open Doors Studio Tour

What Would You Do If You Won the Lottery?

The Powerball Jackpot is $300,000,00.00! You bought your ticket from the corner deli. You imagine what winning would be like when you’re sitting in traffic on McCarter Highway! 

Join us for a public reading at {LIPS} of a new performance piece that fantasizes hopelessly about a dollar and a dream. Angela Kariotis and Lillian Ribeiro lead public writing and performance workshops with participants using devised theater techniques. The writing generated was then edited into a script created and directed by Kariotis with the workshop participants cast as performers. Ideas about economic human rights, capitalism, debt, freedom, and wealth are among what is explored. Cash rules everything around me...

 

Email Artist contact: Angela Kariotis at  angelakariotis@gmail.com

Brick City Speaks
Jan
10
7:00 pm19:00

Brick City Speaks

Brick City Speaks is back and better than ever, and we are excited to announce BCS will be performing MONTHLY at {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space - their new home!

Brick City Speaks will bring a bevy of brilliant poets/writers ready to grace Brick City with stories and spoken word.  

Brick City Speaks founder is Marina Carreira. {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space inside the Gateway Project Spaces at 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (connected to Newark Penn Station!)

Brick City Speaks
Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

Brick City Speaks

Brick City Speaks is back and better than ever, and we are excited to announce BCS will be performing MONTHLY at {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space - their new home!

Brick City Speaks will bring a bevy of brilliant poets/writers ready to grace Brick City with stories and spoken word.  We look forward to seeing you again, and lighting up the Newark night with poetry - EVRY 2nd Tuesday of the month!

SAVE THE DATES: 
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Next one January 10, 2017. 

Brick City Speaks founder is Marina Carreira. {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space inside the Gateway Project Spaces at 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (connected to Newark Penn Station!)

Brick City Speaks (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)
Nov
15
7:00 pm19:00

Brick City Speaks (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)

Brick City Speaks is back and better than ever, and we are excited to announce BCS will be performing MONTHLY at {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space - their new home!

Brick City Speaks will bring a bevy of brilliant poets/writers ready to grace Brick City with stories and spoken word.  We look forward to seeing you again, and lighting up the Newark night with poetry!

SAVE THE DATES: 
Next one December 13th. 

Brick City Speaks founder is Marina Carreira. {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space inside the Gateway Project Spaces at 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (connected to Newark Penn Station!)

Newark Arts 15th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival
Oct
21
Oct 23

Newark Arts 15th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival

LIPS is super excited to share our programming with you for Newark Open Doors Tour. We are housed in the Gateway Project Spaces on the main level. 

We have 3 different events lined up for the #NewarkArts festival. Starting with _gaia studio's Wonder Women X group exibition #SelfieUsandThem, curated by Doris Cacoilo and Christine Vidal DaCruz on Friday and Saturday ( hours and artist details below)!  

Sunday, we have an Open Rehearsal Performance of "The Next Chapter" directed by Lillian Ribeiro and knit in for Granny Bombers part of Cherry Blossoms in Winter with Angela Kariotis Kotsonis and Lillian Ribeiro (hours below). 

Something for everyone! Stop by!  

Friday, October 21st
_gaia presents Wonder Women X | Selfie: Us and Them curated by Doris Cacoilo and Christine Vidal DaCruz, part of Newark Open Doors at LIPS inside the Gateway Project Spaces. Artist Opening Friday, October 21st from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Featuring artists: Milcah BasselLulu CipherHao Feng, Meredith Goncalves, Stephanie Quisilpaya, Mediha Sandhu, and Jennifer Torres. For more information on the artists and their work visit http://gaiastudio.org/wonderwomen/

Saturday, October 22nd
_gaia presents Wonder Women X | Selfie: Us and Them
Gallery Hours from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 23rd
"The Next Chapter" performance rehearsal 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Sunday, October 23rd
Granny Bombers part of Cherry Blossoms in Winter #knitin @ 3:00 PM + bring your needles, yarn and grandmas. 

Sunday, October 23rd
"What would you do if you won the lottery?"performance has been reschedule to January 2017. 

{LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces in the Gateway 2 Building. Directions: From Newark Pennstation, take escalator up to the 2nd floor of Newark Pennstation to the pedestrian walkway. Pass through two pedestrian walkways to Gateway Two Building. {LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces located next to the TV station. Driving: Enter through 100 Mulberry Street. Up escalator. Walk 5 minutes. We are on your left.

For more detailed directions visit www.lipsnewark.com.

WWX "Selfie: Us and Them" Postcard image design by Lulu Cipher

_gaia presents Wonder Women X | Selfie: Us and Them part of Newark Open Doors
Oct
21
Jan 14

_gaia presents Wonder Women X | Selfie: Us and Them part of Newark Open Doors

Wonder Women X
Selfie: Us and Them


“I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best” -Frida Kahlo

Two hundred years after the invention of photography, digital technologies have given a ubiquitous and omnipresent power to the image of self that has altered our identity and our relationship to the image of ourselves indefinitely. Throughout any survey of art history one must recognize the self portrait of the artist. Artists choosing the subject of self and exploring through self expression, self knowledge and exhibition; in the creation of self image an identity they choose to share. It is in this seeming vulnerabili...ty and performance that artists have given themselves to the audience and created moments where we can glimpse their relationship to themselves. It is in choosing how one presents the self that we can deduce among many things: social, political, creative and introspective analysis the artist presents in the work. In the age of the selfie and the amateur the self portrait gains a new identity, arguably juvenile and unimportant and yet enormously powerful. In the tenth edition of Wonder Women we will explore the image of self in a world newly frot with millions of daily images of self. Reflecting and looking to the history of artists’ self portraiture we will also critique and understand our own modern relationships to self image, the #selfie, and image making as identity and brand.

Artists selected for the residency will explore contemporary writing and art historical and traditional themes of self portraiture combined with the new social and political trends of the digital #selfie and social media identity. Selfie: Us and Them will address issues related to identity, economy, technology and community. We are especially interested in digital media and technological explorations of this topic. Every Sunday, beginning September 4th through October 9th, accepted applicants will meet as a group at _gaia studio to discuss current social issues and topics brought forth by participants. There will be a potluck lunch each Sunday with group discussion and critique of works in progress. All accepted applicants must commit to all Sunday meetings (see schedule below). The program ends with a group exhibition opening October 21, 2016.

Brick City Speaks
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

Brick City Speaks

Brick City Speaks is back and better than ever, and we are excited to announce BCS will be performing MONTHLY at {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space - their new home!

Brick City Speaks will bring a bevy of brilliant poets/writers ready to grace Brick City with stories and spoken word.  

Brick City Speaks founder is Marina Carreira. {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space inside the Gateway Project Spaces at 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (connected to Newark Penn Station!)

Asha Ganpat's Solo Exhibition | Cut, Skin, Peel, Flay: New Carvings for Found Things
Sep
10
6:00 pm18:00

Asha Ganpat's Solo Exhibition | Cut, Skin, Peel, Flay: New Carvings for Found Things

September's solo-exhibition, "Cut, Skin, Peel, Flay: New Carvings for Found Things" features amazing new works by bad ass artist, Asha Ganpat, and curated by the awesome, Panda Suwann. Come celebrate with Asha and Panda at the artist opening on September 10th, from 6 pm to 9 pm inside the Gateway Project Spaces. 

Prior to opening, Panda Suwann will run a curating workshop with a focus curating ettiquette, hardware and label making in the morning and afternoon. Details to follow with reservation / payment link for Art Install Level I & Level II, $20 per person. In the meantime, message {LIPS} if you want to sign up. Panda currates regularly for New Jersey City University and 313 Gallery. You don't want to miss this workshop! Seriously. 

Asha Ganpat's "Cut, Skin, Peel, Flay: New Carvings for Found Things" solo exhibition exlores carvings are objects; the flattest sculptures I've ever made. Using only a blade, I flay the image to uncover the meat of the cardboard, dull against the glossy layer. I set out to alter the imagined planes by removing sections of the image: fill negative space, add absence, obfuscate, reveal. I superimpose the new white stark forms that flow over, through, beneath, inside, between, and behind the image, becoming part of the image...remaking the image. 

{LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces in the Gateway 2 Building. Directions: From Newark Pennstation, take escalator up to the 2nd floor of Newark Pennstation to the pedestrian walkway. Pass through two pedestrian walkways to Gateway Two Building. {LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces located next to the TV station. Driving: Enter through 100 Mulberry Street. Up escalator. Walk 5 minutes. We are on your left.

For more detailed directions visit www.lipsnewark.com.

So You Think You Can Curate? Workshop
Sep
10
11:00 am11:00

So You Think You Can Curate? Workshop

So You Think You Can Curate?

ARTISTS! STUDENTS! DESIGNERS! ASPIRING GALLERISTS!

Ever wonder what is it like to be a curator? Dreading the daunting days of installing/de-installing work? Or maybe you just want to grasp an idea how galleries function before and after an exhibition?

Well now is your chance to find out! (Plus, we’ll make it fun!)

We will discuss the major points of “curating” and the other left out “Art Handling” details that your art professors never taught you in class. Art installation and handling, from video equipment to frame art works, are the essential parts of every art exhibition and art fairs. Not every gallery has their personal professional art handler to install or uninstall/pack your piece. This workshop will help you get ready for the unexpected.

We will cover:

-Framing and Matting Techniques

-Adding Hardware to Your Piece with Hands On Activities and Demonstrations

-What Important Questions to Ask Your Curator or Gallery

-And The Formula for a Perfect Installation

We will also have an open discussion about:

-Gallery Etiquette for Artists and Curators

-How to Pitch and Idea for Art Exhibitions

-Complete Breakdown of The Entire “Curating” Process

-And Much More

All materials will be provided in the fee, so just bring yourself and a notebook to take down each important detail! (DON’T FORGET TO STAY AND CATCH THE OPENING RECEPTION OF ASHA GANAPAT’S SOLO EXHIBITION “Cut, Skin, Peel, Flay: New Carvings for Found Things”!!!!!)

Sign up for the available times now!

Introductory Workshop Level 1 September 10 @ 11 AM $20.00

Introductory Workshop Level 1 September 10 @ 3 PM $20.00

Tools and material will be included in the workshop. MUST PURCHASE TICKET IN ADVANCE. NO WALK INS. Limited spots available. ONLY 15 Spaces. RSVP through making a payment at workshop link www.lipsnewark.com/workshops/

Panida Suwannawisut curates regularly for _gaia studio, New Jersey City University Galleries, and previously worked at 313 gallery as a gallery manager.

Panda is the curator for Asha Ganpat's Solo Exhibition | Cut, Skin, Peel, Flay: New Carvings for Found Things exhibition opening, September 10th from 6 PM - 9 PM and will be up the entire month of September until Friday, October 14th.

{LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces in the Gateway 2 Building in Newark, NJ. Directions: From Newark Pennstation, take escalator up to the 2nd floor of Newark Pennstation to the pedestrian walkway. Pass through two pedestrian walkways to Gateway Two Building. {LIPS} is located inside the Gateway Project Spaces located next to the TV station. Driving: Enter through 100 Mulberry Street. Up escalator. Walk 5 minutes. We are on your left.

{LIPS} is an arts collective committed to engaging our community through multi-disciplinary art forms. For more information visit www.lipsnewark.com.

Brick City Speaks (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)
Aug
9
7:00 pm19:00

Brick City Speaks (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)

Brick City Speaks is back and better than ever, and we are excited to announce BCS will be performing MONTHLY at {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space - their new home!

Brick City Speaks will bring a bevy of brilliant poets/writers ready to grace Brick City with stories and spoken word. 

We look forward to seeing you again, and lighting up the Newark night with poetry - EVRY 2nd Tuesday of the month!

SAVE THE DATES: 
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, and December 13th. 

Brick City Speaks founder is Marina Carreira. {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space inside the Gateway Project Spaces at 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (connected to Newark Penn Station!)

Artist Armisey Smith's Solo-Exhibition | Sugared Walls
Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Armisey Smith's Solo-Exhibition | Sugared Walls

Armisey Smith's "Sugared Walls" exhibition will be up the entire month and will end with her Artist Talk on Friday, August 26th 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM. 

The "Sugared Walls" exhibit explores the range and depth of women of color sexuality via 34 unique vagina sculptures. The series attempts to dispel traditional visual notions of vaginas; the pristine, virginal, oversexualized, menopausal and pre-pubescent. Each piece represents diverse emotional, physical and magical facets of this complex series of muscles that ultimately can wield both great joy and pain. 

All the sculptures are mixed media; incorporating materials like glass, shells, beads, brown sugar, dried flowers, etc. to elicit various responses and interactions with the pieces. As with any visual cues, participants will be drawn to a pieces or pieces that personally resonate with them. It is the artists’ desire to connect with women of color activating or appending their own sexuality.

Brick City Speaks (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)
Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

Brick City Speaks (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)

Brick City Speaks is back and better than ever, and we are excited to announce BCS will be performing MONTHLY at {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space - their new home!

Brick City Speaks will bring a bevy of brilliant poets/writers ready to grace Brick City with stories and spoken word. Some of these literary geniuses include: Marina Carreira, PaulA Neves, Joy Priest, Anna Maria Manso, Ysabel Gonzalez and many more!

Our kick-off reading is Tuesday July 12, 7-9pm with Grisel Acosta. Open mic to follow from 8-8:30pm (so bring your poem/stories). Co hosted by Dinah Fay and Cindy Goncalves.

We look forward to seeing you again, and lighting up the Newark night with poetry - EVRY 2nd Tuesday of the month!

SAVE THE DATES: 
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, and December 13th. 

Brick City Speaks founder is Marina Carreira. {LIPS}: Living Incubator Performance Space inside the Gateway Project Spaces at 2 Gateway Center in Newark, NJ (connected to Newark Penn Station!)

"Labors They Endure" Internationally-Renowned Artist, Fernando Silva
Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

"Labors They Endure" Internationally-Renowned Artist, Fernando Silva

Internationally-renowned artist, Fernando Silva's solo-exhibition "Labors They Endure" centers on Portuguese women’s lives in the roles they play, as worker, mother, and artist explored on canvas through oil, sketch, watercolor, and azulejos (tiles). With a modernist focus on such women as vineyard workers, fisherwoman, fadistas, and mothers, Silva seeks to honor the Portuguese woman for the many "labors they endure" with fortitude, joy, despair, pride and above all, love.

Silva is an internationally-renowned artist whose work has been exhibited abroad as well as in the United States at venues such as NJPAC, Newark Museum, Rutgers University, Les Malamut Art Gallery, Casa do Ribatejo, and NYC’s West Side Alliance Center, among many others.

The exhibition will be up the entire month of June until Friday, July 26th. 

June 11th (Portuguese Day Feast weekend), Silva will be live painting and hanging in the gallery part of 'Open Studios' inside the Gateway Project Spaces from 1 PM - 3 PM.

"Let Me Be: Woman, Angry, Black" Artist Dominique Duroseau
May
7
6:00 pm18:00

"Let Me Be: Woman, Angry, Black" Artist Dominique Duroseau

“Let Me Be: Woman, Angry, Black” is part manifesto, part monologue as a female deciphers what it means to be a woman. As women’s activism, social movements and selfawareness continue to grow during the hightides of social media, artist Duroseau’s work will not only explore suppressed issues on questioning being a “true woman”, but also identity issues of culture, race and racism. 

Through mixed media she will divulge what was once private, her anger and pain; she will pick apart concepts from her mother’s era as well as her own timeline to come to a revelation. 

Dominique creates a series of narratives which document and demonstrate the Black culture’s constant striving within today’s society, taking into account language, culture, social issues and injustice, depicting the contemporary struggles with indifference, coded vernacular, and entrenched economic dispositions.Through audiovisual performance, printmaking, installations and sculpture favoring repurposed or found objects (clean trash), she transforms social dilemmas into abstracted semiotic imagery which reflects upon the long growing list of issues, distilling them into art. Through her multimedia approach, she has translated her observations, research and personal experiences into series of works which are conceptual while representational, structured yet abstract.

Misogyny is the Root of All Evil
Apr
2
5:00 pm17:00

Misogyny is the Root of All Evil

April exhibition Misogyny is the Root of All Evil, a phrase coined by Kim Jacobs, is a multi-media collaboration with women and men artists addressing misogyny. There will be art, film, spoken word and performance curated by Kortez Robinson.

Artists and performers were asked to create work addressing misogyny as they see it. Join the dialogue at the artist opening, Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM for a night of visual art, spoken word, music, and conversations with artists. This is a long time coming, and in the making, and we can't wait to share it with you!

Featured Artists:
Reynolds, Josie Barreiro, Maria Teresi Caruso, Robin W. Campbell, Vellus Campbell, Trisha Chamberlain, Bernardo Corman, Lisa "Chase" Dispasalegne-Patterson, Steve Green, Kim Jacobs, Frank B ...Marshall III, Rochelle Miller, Amirah Ryans, John Gavin White, Geraldine Valecillos, and Adrienne Wheeler.

Emerging and Established Poets | Spoken Word | Performers:
5PM

Marina Carreira, Cindy Goncalves, Ysabel Gonzalez, Leah Jackson, Angela KaRiotis, Bryanna Lee, PaulA Neves, Kelly Ann Pinho

6PM
Puki Parade lead by artist Reynolds

7PM
Janetza Miranda, Jedi Master, Tina Indigo Hill-Muhammad, Dogmatic, Sean Battle, and Barbara Horne

Producer/DJ Justin Imperiale of Cabana Recordings is providing sounds between 6 pm and 9 pm.

The After Party

Dukes Southern Table 11 Clinton St Newark NJ

Call for reservations 862-763-5757

Music by Lawrence Qualls

 

Mar
5
Mar 6

Fig and Rue

March 2016 Installation

Colligo: To Collect, Assemble, or Bring Together

Colligo is a collection of wild moss and flora, that is thoughtfully assembled, contained, and suspended in a mass of hanging glass bulbs. Our work focuses on fusing recycled objects with natural materials to explore the balance between nature and human society.The use of organic matter brings life into the the discarded, salvaged materials. ***The installation was also featured in an ad campaign for ABC Carpet and Home and in Kiesza's music video "No Enemiesz"  

Jeannine Laginhas was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1987. Laginhas is an installation artist who works predominately with paper and fabric to create organic, nature inspired installations. She completed a BFA in Studio Art from Keene State College in Keene, NH in 2010. She currently lives and works in Bloomfield, NJ. 

Michele Amadeo was born in northern, New Jersey in 1989. She graduated from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY in 2012, with a BFA in Interior Design. Michele is a visual curator and aspires to continue to cultivate her craft in visual display, event design, and propping. She currently resides in Newark, NJ and works in New York, NY. 



Jan
9
5:00 pm17:00

The Journey Within artist Tatiana Lopez

The Journey Within is an exploration of Tatiana’s journey as an artist and photographer.  The show will look into all her various series, from her black and white “Sacred Body Series” to her most recent “Infinite Body Vibrations” and “Crystal Grid Mandalas Series”. As a photographer, her subject matter is the human condition, taking as her focal point the cultural diversity and identity of every person she engages with. As a visual artist her artwork has been inspired by repetitive patterns found in nature, the entire universe, and the geometrical and structural patterns that exist in all life forms.


Dec
5
5:00 pm17:00

The Significant Gesture: The Black and White Series | Solo Exhibition artist Josephine Barreiro

The Significant Gesture: The Black and White Series

December 2015 Solo Exhibition

The series, by artist Josephine Barreiro, presents her exploration of emotion and intention through gesture. Gestures are a form of nonverbal communication in which visible bodily actions are used to communicate important messages. Gestures are represented by a movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face. They express thought, intention, emotion and have meaning. Barreiro’s figures, be they human or animal, convey both emotional and visual responses to life’s experiences and interactions. It is important to recognize that it's our nonverbal communication, our gestures and posture, that speak the loudest.

BIO: (born in Newark, N.J.) - A daughter of immigrants from Spain, Barreiro grew up in Newark’s Ironbound area. This urban center and its diversity inspired her energetic colorful paintings as well as her black and white works on paper series, which also developed out of her love for abstract expressionism and graffiti art. Barreiro earned a M.F.A. in Fine Arts and MA in Art Education from New Jersey City University (N.J.) and a B.F.A from the School of Visual Arts (N.Y.). She is an Adjunct Professor at Kean University, She has exhibited at the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (Colorado Springs, Co.), the Fountain Fine Arts Gallery (Framingham, Ma.), Joyce Gordan Gallery (Oakland, Ca.), Wilmer Jennings Gallery (New York, N.Y.), Human Rights Institute Gallery, James Howe Gallery (Union, N.J.),  Newark Museum, Paul Robeson Gallery, City Without Walls, 27 Mix, {LIPS}, Index Art (Newark, NJ), Distillery Art Gallery, L.I.T.M, Lemmerman Gallery (Jersey City, N.J.),  Ben Shahn Galleries (Paterson, N.J.); Raritan Valley Community College (Sommerville, N.J.) among other locations.

For more information about this artist visit www.josephinebarreiro.com

 

Nov
7
6:00 pm18:00

Osmosis Multimedia Installation artist Cathleen Parra and Laura Hlubny

November 2015 Multi-Media Performance Exhibition
 

Osmosis is a two panel video installation by Cathleen Parra in collaboration with dancer and experimental theater director Lauren Hlubny. The idea for the video installation was inspired by the emotions of eating, as well as our cultures disconnected relationship with food. The two panels each display different aspects of food. The first panel being a close up of a vegetable juicer extracting the pulp of vegetables once they have created juice. The juicer sequence is symbolic of the mechanical disassociation of food production and ourselves.

Food is no longer something we associate with nature, but with cans, plastic or cardboard packaging designed with a picture of the food existing in nature. The second panel is Hlubny as an anonymous creature like woman performing a narrative of food in relation to fetishism, sexualization and emotions placed on food in four different phases. The phases being worship, pulsing, smashing and mastication. As a culture we personify food as being good, bad, guilty, guilt free and so forth. Consequently this marketing trend has made way for the newly popularized 'super food'.

The concept of a super food is that of a food that exists beyond nature. It is mysterious, mystical and powerful, more so than anything we have ever known. Mass media has advertised 'super foods' as the quick and easy cure. When in actuality, the super food in nature is simply, food. We've removed ourselves some far from food that the idea of unprocessed natural food itself, has become a luxury. 

Oct
16
9:30 am09:30

Healing Arts Coalition Conference

Artists, therapists, patients and caregivers are invited to the 6th annual community conference to learn more about Creative Art Therapy. A Morristown Medical Center physician will lead one of the conference sessions. Last year, Dr. Christopher Lynch discussed calming techniques using art and art therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Lilly Ribeiro, Ricardo Pena and Petra Pankow will lead a panel on the Bridges program at Montclair Art Museum, an intergenerational arts program that brings together people with Alzheimer's and dementia and middle school students for interactive explorations of artwoks, storytelling, and creative expression. 

The free day-long conference, which is held at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey.

Oct
15
Oct 19

Newark Open Doors Tour

October 15th - 18th What A Facade! Exhibit in the {LIPS} Gallery

What a facade! exhibition opens with art installation by Kelly Ann Pinho and wood cutting board arts works by Lilly Ribeiro. Special Performance POeTry Tales with Mia X and friends. Taboo Identities in Luso-American Womanhood hosted by Marina Carreira with PaulA Neves, and Cindy Goncalves. {LIPS} Open Doors ends with a theatre reading directed by Lilly Ribeiro for domestic violence awareness month. [Details below]


What A Facade: Horror Vacui art installation by Kelly Ann Pinho

[in conjunction with]

Lilly Ribeiro's Do You Eat the Head? wood cutting board series

In Kelly Ann Pinho's latest art installation she explores her identity by creating a horror vacui, a term that literally means "fear of empty space".

I truly have a fear of the empty spaces left over from my childhood. Horror vacui refers to a visual style in art that means to cover an entire space or piece in detail.  To fill the empty space. This work is about filling the empty spaces in my identity as an adoptee by using my love of all things alternative and my fear of identifying as a Portuguese American. Growing up hearing "Well you're not really Portuguese" left me without a sense of belonging and I had to create my own identity. As a teenager, I found parts of myself through the alternative scene in the 90's and I quickly found my self becoming enamored with so-called "Alternative" music. By recreating Azulejos, a form of traditional Portuguese tile work used to fill empty spaces, I honor my own aesthetic and code of honor by using black paint instead of the traditional blue. And use patterns inspired by my favorite Raymond Pettibon's punk rock cool iconic image the Black Flag logo, instead of the traditional Portuguese tile patterns to symbolize how I constantly fill in the blanks as reference to my identity as an adoptee.  ~Kelly Ann Pinho

Luso-American, Lilly Ribeiro's Do you eat the head? wood cutting board series also explores the artist's identity, and social taboos.  The various works are inspired by the roles that Portuguese-American women play in their culture in the Ironbound, Newark community. Through these works, she hopes the audience will question their own traditions, rituals and practices and ask the question, What do we hold on to (and why) and what do we let go of?

8:00 PM Friday, October 16 Performance POeTry

Tales with Mia X and friends

2:00 PM Saturday, October 17 Performance POeTry

Taboo Identities in Luso-American Womanhood explores how Luso-American women hide or defer aspects of themselves on a daily basis. Hosted by Marina Carreira and featuring Kelly Ann Pinho, Marina Carreira, PaulA Neves, and Cindy Goncalves will interrogate their multi-layered identities through art and performance poetry to detail how poverty, sexuality, mental illness, adoption, and other socially "taboo" subjects are suppressed in order to accommodate their conservative cultural expectations as Portuguse-Americans.

2:00 PM Sunday, October 18th Breaking the Silence event Performance directed by Lilly Ribeiro. Remembering those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

*October is domestic violence awareness month.

 

Hope to see you at the Newark Open Doors Tour!

 

Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

LIPS launch party

What A Facade! Exhibit in the {LIPS} Gallery

What A Facade: Horror Vacui art installation by Kelly Ann Pinho

[in conjunction with]

Lilly Ribeiro's Do You Eat the Head? wood cutting board series

In Kelly Ann Pinho's latest art installation she explores her identity by creating a horror vacui, a term that literally means "fear of empty space".

I truly have a fear of the empty spaces left over from my childhood. Horror vacui refers to a visual style in art that means to cover an entire space or piece in detail.  To fill the empty space. This work is about filling the empty spaces in my identity as an adoptee by using my love of all things alternative and my fear of identifying as a Portuguese American. Growing up hearing "Well you're not really Portuguese" left me without a sense of belonging and I had to create my own identity. As a teenager, I found parts of myself through the alternative scene in the 90's and I quickly found my self becoming enamored with so-called "Alternative" music. By recreating Azulejos, a form of traditional Portuguese tile work used to fill empty spaces, I honor my own aesthetic and code of honor by using black paint instead of the traditional blue. And use patterns inspired by my favorite Raymond Pettibon's punk rock cool iconic image the Black Flag logo, instead of the traditional Portuguese tile patterns to symbolize how I constantly fill in the blanks as reference to my identity as an adoptee.  ~Kelly Ann Pinho

Luso-American, Lilly Ribeiro's Do You Eat the Head? wood cutting board series also explores the artist's cultural identity, and social taboos.