Our 5th annual IRONBOUND UNBOUND will run during the Newark Arts Council’s Open Doors Studio Tour 2014, opening October 10, 2014 at the Prospect St. Firestation. 16 artists will participate.

The exhibition will be featured in Sumei’s Ironbound Unbound Art Magazine.



Linda Jacobs: Kearny, New Jersey

In celebration of the 350th anniversary of New Jersey and the rebuilding of the Pulaski Skyway, Sumei Art Center presents a program of exhibition, performance and history of the Pulaski Skyway and its place in New Jersey.  The question:  What is the iconic meaning of a Bridge?
Featuring the works of:

Linda Jacobs Lorin Roser & Nina Kuo
Antonio Rendeiro Kate Colabella
Anker West Linda Gottesfeld
Daniel A Lembo Lisa Cameron
Fermin Mendoza Marco Munoz
Franc Palaia Robert DiMatteo
Harry Prott Trix Rosen
John Bendel Zenna Broomer



Fátima Santos & José Luis Iglésias

A night of Portuguese Music and Poetry with Fátima Santos (vocals) & José Luis Iglésias (classical guitar).

The music of José Afonso, Adriano Correia de Oliveira, José Niza, José Luis Iglésias, and Teresa Silva Carvalho, and the poetry of António Gedeão, Fernando Pessoa, Alexandre O’Neill, and João S Martins.



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111 First Street


Branko and 111 First St. Movie Artists

Sumei presents “111 First Street: From Paris to Jersey City, They Showed No Love.” A film by Ironbound filmmaker and photojournalist Raul “Branko” Romero. The 111 First Street building was located at the Powerhouse Arts District, Jersey City or WALDO neighborhood zone.
“You could say that landlords and politicians had created this Art Zone to fill the empty, abandoned warehouses with working artists. They couldn’t rent the spaces as apartments, and companies did not want to rent as warehouse or work space. When this land became valuable, the politicians and landlords unceremoniously declared the artists personae non-grata. They removed the Art Zone and historic building designations and passed new ones to allow new upper class, residential construction.

The film is 2 hours and 13 minutes, followed by a discussion with the artist.


This program is supported in part by the Newark Arts Council, the Ironbound Business Improvement District,  and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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