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Taking Space: Reflections on the Creative Experience

Space, size, scale, and repetition are critical components in the creation of art; components that an artist must consider in the execution of their vision. MAM’s exhibition, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, invites viewers to consider how women artists interpret these components– intellectually, politically, and physically. A panel of dedicated female artists, including Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams (Educator, Activist, Poet, Artist) and Debra Cartwright (Artist, Inaugural AACC Founders Fellow), will share their generational and cultural experiences as they raise their voices to take their place in the world of contemporary art.

6 p.m. Visit the special exhibition, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, with a docent

7 p.m. Panel discussion

This event is sponsored by MAM’s African American Cultural Committee (AACC).

Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams is a Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at New Jersey City University. She is a multi-media interdisciplinary abstract collage artist, playwright, scholar, and poet. Her art is in Newark Airport Terminal A (Main area and United Airlines Club Lounge) and the Newark Museum of Art. She is a playwright and actor of The Scarf Diaries. Her play participated in Reg. E Gaines’ 2021 Downtown Urban Art Festival in NYC, where it won BEST play.

Debra Cartwright recently graduated with her MFA from Rutgers University. She holds art and design degrees from the University of Virginia and Parsons School of Design. She’s shown at Fridman Gallery and Allouche Gallery in New York and internationally at CFHill in Sweden and Bode Projects in Berlin. She currently practices in Brooklyn, NY.

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