Dream With Your Eyes Open exhibit marks reopening of Atrium Gallery, offers virtual exhibit during pandemic

We are delighted to share this new link which allows people to to see (and purchase) the vibrant artworks in Art in the Atrium’s Dream With Your Eyes Open exhibit: https://artintheatrium.org/shop

From Lauren Craig, daughter of Co-Founder Viki Craig:
“With regard to the in-person exhibition, the Morris County Administration & Records Bldg remains closed the public but the skeleton staff that works there is so grateful for the warmth, color and vibrancy of the exhibit during this time. It is truly a wonderful show and we are very sad that our Opening Reception most likely will not be able to happen as we envisioned. 
 
That being said, the building would like the exhibit to stay up past our original closing date (May 20th), to try to wait out shelter-in-place orders. As of now, we are considering a closing date of July 1, 2020.”
 
 
Many of you know that this exhibit marks the reopening of the Atrium Gallery, showcasing the 28th annual exhibition and sale of African American Art presented by Art in the Atrium. Highlighting the works of the renowned Newark artist / poet / educator, the late Jerry Gant, , this annual show represents the largest African American fine art exhibit in New Jersey and includes works by 60  emerging and established artists, including the following:

Alonzo Adams; Kojo Aidoo; Carol Black-Lemon; Cathleen McCoy Bristol; Jamil Burton; Bisa Butler; Leroy Campbell; Patricia Coleman-Cobb; Bryan Collier; Jacqueline Collier; Will “Kasso” Condry; K. Scott Cosme; Viki Craig; Jose Manuel Cruz; Queintard DeGeneste; Ife East; Stephen B. Ellis; Antoinette Ellis-Williams; Aaron Fisher; Les Floyd; Jerry Gant; Anthony Gartmond; Garry Grant; Evelyn Graves; B.Curtis Grayson; Gaille Hunter; Chrisopher Hutchinson; N. Carlos Jefferson; Lester Johnson; Monifa Kincaid; Jo-El Lopez; Yvette Lucas; Beverly McCutcheon; Kiley McKissic; Julio Mejia; Russell Aldo Murray; Rosalind Nzinga Nichol; Wannetta Phillips; Janet Taylor Pickett; Ron EA Powell; Ellaree Pray; Red; Kay Reese; Martryce Roach; Alicia Robinson; Akil Roper; Tiffany Salas; Theda Sandiford; Glendora Simonson; Yoldand Skeete; Charles W. Smith; Phyllis Stephens; Oni Strother; Onnie Strother; Ceaphas Stubbs; Nette Forné Thomas; Denise Toney; Diana Tyson; and Bisa Washington.   

       
This year’s show,  Dream With Your Eyes Open,  also honors the memory of Art in the Atrium’s co-founder and artist / educator Victoria “Viki” La Beaux Clark Craig. She passed away December 27, 2018 and was honored by the Morris County Freeholders on Dr. Martin Luther King Day for her “three decades of service in creating and fostering the annual Art in the Atrium exhibit of African-American art in Morris County.” The restoration of this exhibit at the Atrium will be an especially fitting tribute to Viki whose efforts in the arts enriched us all.

Be sure to check out the wonderful articles about the exhibit in nj.com and in MorristownGreen.com.