Thursday evening, The Newark Times co-hosted the afterparty for The Gateway Project‘s latest exhibit opening, “Glassbook Projects: Provisions”, a collaborative project by artists Nick Kline & Adrienne Wheeler with Endless Editions, Samantha Boardman and Rutgers University-Newark Book Arts Class.  The exhibit will be showing at The Gateway Project from June 4 to August 14, 2015.

Provisions is an exhibition of artist books inspired by the recordings of the Krueger-Scott African-American Oral History Collection, consisting of over 200 audio cassette recordings of interviews with African-American residents of Newark, NJ who migrated to the city between 1910 and 1970 during the Great Migration. Seven of these interviews are subjects for the collaborative artworks collected here, which seek to keep the interviewees’ voices alive for a new generation through a contemporary context. The title of the collection – Provisions – is inspired by descriptions of the boxes and bags used by individuals to carry food on their long journeys northward – a custom developed in response to “Jim Crow” laws that barred African-Americans from most public accommodations and restaurants.

Oh, and there was also the afterparty…