Curated by Danielle Scott

February 6 – March 21, 2021

ART150 Gallery
150 Bay Street Ste. 265, Jersey City, NJ

By appointment Sat-Sun 1-4pm 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-empowering-tickets-137705323329

To view the catalog click here

The Empowering was born to help us feel more connected to each other, more  hopeful and more human. I wanted viewers to feel our history, all of it and every shade – our pain, our  darkness and our light. This exhibition depicts the depths of the artist heart, mind, soul and spirit. Art is  not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives were  affected. My vision and selection process came from Nina Simone’s quote, “An artist duty, as far as I’m  concerned, is to reflect the times and that is to me the definition of an artist.” The Empowering is giving  voices to those who have been silenced for far too long. Danielle Scott, January 2021 

Participating Artists: Luis Alves, Josephine Barreiro, Donna Bassin, Sy Battle, Mashell BlackAnthony E. Boone, Aaron Boucher, K Brown, Miguel Cardenas, Marina Carreira, Crespo, Gannon  Crutcher, Orlando Cuevas, Dorie Dahlberg, Stephanie Daniels, Peter Delman, Stephanie DeManuelleDerek Jay Dent, Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Michael Endy, Diane English, Jim Fischer, Bennett Gewirtz, Cheryl Gross, Valerie Huhn, Ben Jones, Troy Jones, Deirdre Kennedy, Robert Kosinski, Cheryl LathanKristine Lopez, Mansa K. Mussa, Mary McFerran, Andrea McKenna, Christy E. O’ConnorKathleen O’Hara, Harold Olejarz, Samad Onque, Suliman Onque, Yvonne Onque, John PiccoliPaul Edward Pinkman, Carol Quint, Nicole Rivers, Philip A. Robinson Jr., Ruler, Theda Sandiford, Gale Sasson, Julie Marie Seibert, Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal, Francisco Silva, Deb Sinha, Onnie Strother,  Brad Terhune, Mollie Thonneson, Peter Tilgner, Charles Trott, Loura van der Meule, Kelly Villalba,  Bisa Wendy Washington, Agnieszka Wszolkowska, Judy Wukitsch, xplorefreedom 

Video walk through and interview with the curator created for JC Fridays can be seen here: 

News 12 Jersey City coverage can be seen here: 
https://youtu.be/bd-g_T6n6hk

Read a review by Tris McCall for the Jersey City Times
Art Review: “The Empowering: A Social Justice Exhibition”

Video created by and for Jersey City TV https://youtu.be/vFTwS9gpth4