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Reception: The Future is Feminist

  • 13 Jul 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • West Orange Arts Center

West Orange Arts Council Presents "The Future is Feminist"

WEST ORANGE, N.J. - The West Orange Arts Council will present "The Future is FeWest Orange Arts Council Presents "The Future is Feminist"

The West Orange Arts Council will present "The Future is Feminist" from July 10 to July 27, at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road, West Orange, New Jersey. The artist's reception will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.

"The Future is Feminist" " is an exhibit of mixed media work by Newark-based/ local womxn artists who imagine and explore a future that's inclusive of all races, sexualities, gender expressions, sizes, abilities, and creeds. The list of artists are Marina Carreira, Suzy Carreira, Doris Cacoilo, Christine Da Cruz, Kween Moore, paulA neves, Luisa F. Pinzon Romero, Lillian Ribeiro, Jillian M. Rock, Danielle Scott and Shannon Stoia. 

"The exhibit showcases art as social justice practice, with each piece working towards a vision of an equal, just, and intersectional future," states Marina Carreira, West Orange Arts Council member artist and exhibit curator. She is founding member of “Brick City Collective,” a multicultural, multimedia group of Newark-based artists working for social change. 

"The Future is Feminist" has been featured at several New Jersey galleries before coming to the West Orange Arts Center.  It will be on display until Saturday, July 27. Gallery hours are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

About Marina Carreira:

Marina's work explores and challenges various subjects, including immigrant family dynamics, American motherhood, spirituality, intersectional feminism, bicultural and queer identity, body and sex positivity, the dangers of capitalism and the struggles of mental health and addiction. She has published two poetry collections:“I Sing to That Bird Knowing He Won’t Sing Back” (Finishing Line Press,2017) and  “Save The Bathwater” (Get Fresh Books, 2018), and has showcased her visual art at ArtFront Galleries, West Orange Public Library, West Orange Arts Council, Ironbound Cultural Center’s Shiman Gallery, Hahne & Co., Gallery 211, and Living Incubator Performance Space {LIPS} in the Gateway Project Spaces. 

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