We would all like to believe our ancestors are smiling down at us. We want to think that if they could see us, they’d beam with approval. In the fantasy, they’d radiate nothing but warmth. But if we could stand before them, what would we observe? What marks would omniscience leave on their faces? If they could watch us as we went about our lives — if they could peer into our private moments — would they really be so pleased? And what about the parlous state of the world? Would they not be weary of all the deleterious matters and cruel inequities that obstruct their guidance and protection?
Heather Williams has thought about all of this, and she’s been brutally honest about it. Her “Protective Spirits” are formidable, and sincere, but they’re also tired of the nonsense. The weight of history is heavy on their faces: it drags down their eyelids, furrows their brows, and tears at their terra-cotta cheeks. Williams’s visages will stare out from the walls of the Bridge Gallery (199 Broadway, Bayonne) until mid-July. Standing before one of them is a bit like facing a stern but loving auntie after you’ve screwed up. Facing an entire roomful, as you do at “Protective Spirits,” might just prompt you to reevaluate some of your dodgier decisions in order to get right with the ancestors.
“Berth-Her ” by Danielle Scott . This new series is giving life, voice, and stories to the silenced voices of women and girls of color.
About this event
On Saturday, March 5th, we are honored to host the opening reception for the solo art exhibition featuring the new series “Berth-Her” by the award-winning artist, Danielle Scott.
“Berth-Her” is a new body of work by Danielle Scott . The series is giving life, voice, and stories to the silenced voices of women and girls of color. An artist’s duty is to tell the times. Danille Scott made a decision that no one can keep her from telling her story or theirs. Danielle says “We must speak as women and artists so we do not remain unheard, unknown, and unseen.”
Bridge Art Festival Bayonne presents Art in the Park Concert Series online. Join for a live concert on their Facebook Page every Thursday at 6:30pm. Continue to provide quality free entertainment to Bayonne and beyond.
This week May 7th we present Smooth Jazz with Anthony Fuscaldo
Bridge Art Gallery and the Bayonne Library under the supervision of its new Librarian JP Poccaro hosted the opening of Diwali Art Exhibition 2018.
The 2018 Diwali Art Exhibit will showcase a exclusive collection of artwork from various artists.
About Diwali- A Hindu festival of lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the fiscal year in India.
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