The GlassBook Project: Brick by Brick
Artists-in-Residence paulA neves and Adrienne Wheeler in collaboration with Dr. Tim Raphael
Monday April 24, 2017
Express Newark Room 312
54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102
Window Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street 3rd floor, Newark NJ 07102
GlassBook Project: Brick by Brick, The Ironbound Oral History Collection was created by Artists-in-Residence paulA neves and Adrienne Wheeler in collaboration with Dr. Tim Raphael and students in the Honors Living and Learning Community course “Ironbound GlassBook Project” at Rutgers, Newark. This urban research and studio-based art course immersed students in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark and the Oral History of the Ironbound Project archive a collection of over 250 interviews with Lusophone migrants that was founded in 2002 by Dr. Kimberly DaCosta Holton. The interviews served as inspiration for books produced by the student artists with Newark-based GlassRoots. The books are abstract portraits of the individuals and their stories from the archive’s oral recordings. They are on display as a catalyst for public dialogue about the Ironbound and the role of immigrants in shaping Newark and its history.
The GlassBook Project, ongoing since 2009, is a socially engaged artwork by Nick Kline that attempts to bear truthful witness to lived experience, particularly of those who have undergone struggles and psychological trauma.