The opening reception of the "Let it Snow" exhibition will take place at the Newark School of the Arts, Friday, December 10, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a free performance by SLAM Global Enterprises at 7 pm. Viewing days and hours of the exhibition are Tuesday-Saturday 3-6 p.m.
The "Let it Snow" exhibition is a compilation of art that challenges artists' perception, depiction and application of the color white. All of the works are for sale; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the school. The exhibition comprises traditional and contemporary works of sculpture/installation, photography, video, painting, drawing, mixed media and a special guest performance by SLAM Global Enterprises. SLAM Global Enterprises (SGE) is a statewide, youth outreach and community development organization designed to enhance, engage and empower youth and families.
The exhibit features works by 36 artists from across the United States. Featured artists include: Naomi Anderson, Amy Banaga, Hayley Berman, Lawrence Graham Brown, Maggie Brown, Nicole Helen Brunner, Vanesa Carranza, Irene Christensen, Dennis Dalelio, Beatrice East, Kathryn Eddy, Maria Estrella, Camilo Godoy, Chris Kappmeier, Chris Kelsaw, Alicia Leeke, Jim Legge, Rodrigo Lima, Jennifer Mack, Rebecca Major, Loretta Maldonado, Teresa Marra, Jennifer Mack, Mansa Mussa, Priya Nadkarni, Nucci, VavOs, Lynn Presley, Amy Quindipan, Tony Rendeiro, Marian Rubin, Barbara Russell, Armisey Smith, Sam Stone, Juan Torres, Kurtis Watkins.
The school provides instruction in the performing (music, dance, and drama) and visual arts for people of all ages, regardless of their financial need or artistic ability. The School has been an incubator for artists and for professional people in many fields. A significant number of NSA alumni have made arts their careers, including dancer Savion Glover. The School has been recognized by the New Jersey Council on the Arts, which designated NSA a "Major Presenting Organization" for 2007-2009; and awarded the School a "Citation of Excellence" and designated the School a "Major Service Organization" during 2003 to 2006.