acrstudio notes

Notes from the Arts + Crafts Research Studio of Andrew Cornell Robinson

Red Badge of Courage ReVisited

My work has been included in this group exhibition.


Location

570 Broad Street, 9th Floor Newark, NJ

Dates

October 26-November 30, 2008 (time and hours open to the public soon to be announced)

Sneak preview, Fundraiser and Curator’s Tour: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6pm – 8pm

Reception for public during Open Doors: October 26, 2008 6-8pm

Press Release

The Newark Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of Red Badge of Courage ReVisited on Sunday, October 26th when it will present new work created specifically for this exhibit by 31 artists from New Jersey and New York in a 14,000 square foot space in downtown Newark .

Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, the exhibition is based on the life and work of 19th century writer/poet/journalist Stephen Crane, a native of Newark .

Participating Artists

  • Agitators Collective
  • Remy Amezcua
  • Kathleen Anderson
  • Ina Archer
  • Jane Benson
  • James A. Brown
  • William Coronado
  • Lowell E. Craig
  • Evonne Davis
  • Andrew Demirjian
  • Stephanie Diamond
  • Brendan Fernandes
  • Matt Gosser
  • Adler Guerrier
  • Jayson Keeling
  • Shaun Kessler
  • Nick Kline
  • Francesco Longenecker
  • Brian Lund
  • Cameron Michel
  • Ted O’Sullivan
  • Rosemarie Padovano
  • German Pitre
  • Rebecca Potts
  • Ryan Roa
  • Andrew Robinson
  • Jose Ruiz
  • Nyugen Smith
  • David Smith
  • Anna Stein
  • Juana Valdes

Although he died young — at age 28 — Crane’s work and life have inspired many artists throughout the years: His portrait was used by the Beatles on the cover of their album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. The 2001 film The Dark Riders was based on a Crane poem. And there have been a number of film versions of “The Red Badge of Courage,” the most famous of which was directed by John Huston and released in 1951. “The Red Badge of Courage” tells the story of a young man’s life as a soldier during the American Civil War.

More than one hundred years after Crane’s death, the artists in the show “Red Badge of Courage ReVisited” will use historical references as a tool to interpret and represent their concerns with contemporary society. Newark is a city rich in history, from the 19th century manufacturing boom through the depression years and past that to the infamous 1960’s riots. But today’s Newark is also going through many changes as it is on its way towards becoming a major economic and cultural center again.

Funders and supporters of the Newark Arts Council Artists’ Studios and Available Space Tour 2008 include: lead sponsor JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Prudential Financial, Port Authority of NY&NJ, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, National Endowment of the Arts, City of Newark , Ivy Realty Group, Star Ledger and NJ TRANSIT.

Press and Information Contact

Alyson Nash

Zing Marketing “Put Some Zing in your Fling!”

PO Box 32027 Newark, NJ 07102

(ph) 973 623 9464, (fax) 973 556 1385

AlyNash@ZingMktg.com

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