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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm

Common Thread

The personal combines with the political, the magical with spiritual, in the work of artist Bisa Washington, Eleta Caldwell and Rosalind Nichol. Repurposed materials and found objects are transformed into objects of power and beauty in the hands of three master artists.

Eleta Caldwell

About the Artists

Eleta Caldwell makes personal, political and social statements with her three dimensional mixed-media wreaths.

Bisa Washington is a sculptor, printmaker, and writer. Her work is personal and political. The written word is the catalyst for many of her pieces, as are found objects that she combines and transforms. ”I believe in the ability of art to make things happen! Found objects become fetish. The sacred and profane become objects of power”

Rosalind Nzinga Nichol “Currently my work is focused on personal narratives created by the application of a mixed media poured pulp process of my own invention. The intent of the work is to leave room for personal interpretation. Paper is organic like us. And the things that touch us don't always have to be verbal or concrete."

Curated by Onnie Strother & Beverly McCutcheon


Bisa Washington : "War Dress for Amedu"

Bisa Washington : "War Dress"

We Got Hope! : Mixed Media

Opening Times

October 17th - November 21st, 2015
Opening Reception : Sunday, October 25th, 2-5pm

Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm

Rosalind Nzinga Nichol : WE NEVER SHALL FORGET, Mixed Media Handmade paper and Collage

Workshop: Mixed Media Paper Making

Saturday, November 14th, 2-4 pm
Materials Fee $10

Led by Stephen J. McKenzie

All are invited to come and make paper with Steve McKenzie, the multimedia, printmaker & performance artist.
He is the creator of The Quarter Mile ‘steam roller print’ project, as well as Education Coordinator and a Board member of the Newark Printshop.

Space is limited so registration recommended.
For Information call; or email Onnie Strother 973-960-6988 ostrothero@aol.com
Beverly Mc Mc Cutcheon, 973-627-2891 ba.mccutcheon06@yahoo.com


Rosalind Nzinga Nicol : RED SUNSET DANCE,  Mixed Media Pulp Painting

Clementine's Traveling Mojo Emporium by Bisa Washington