Public Art Initiative wins award

‘Murals for Justice’ – Newark’s BLACK LIVES MATTER street murals, have won the COMMUNICATION ARTS 2021 Award for ‘Design, Organization and Production’.

The murals were a dynamic collaboration between the Arts, Culture, Media Graphic Design program (@acm_gd); the City of Newark, Land Collective, the Project for Empty Space, and Express Newark Partner Organization: New Arts Justice. Many other Newark-based artists contributed their time and talent as well, and, Sherwin Williams donated the supplies.

You can read more about Communication Arts as well as the murals here.

Announcing the 2020 Graphic Design Capstone Project

The Department of Arts, Culture & Media at Rutgers University-Newark, is pleased to share the 2020 senior graphic design capstone exhibition, REPRESENT. The capstone exhibition includes twenty-three transmedia projects that individually examine representation. 

You can view the project HERE.

Rutgers Chorus sings on despite Covid-19

We are stronger together even though we are apart. Please enjoy this video put together by Professor Brian Harlow, who is the Director of the Rutgers Newark Chorus.

The Rutgers Newark Chorus sings on.

ACM Professors win Cultural Programming Grant

Professors Ned Drew, Keary Rosen, Rebecca Jampol, and Emmanuel Cacciatore received a Cultural Programming Grant to conduct a Visual Literacy Workshop for local high school students.

The program allowed this ACM team, along with a cadre of Rutgers students, the opportunity to teach and engage the participants with a project entailing the use of photography, digital design, 3-D laser cutting, and letterpress printing. The workshop consisted of three weekend sessions and was held at Express Newark. The grant also allows the workshop to continue during the Fall 2019 semester as well.

Pictured:  ACM Faculty and ACM students with local high school students at Express Newark.
ACM Faculty & Graphic Design students engaging with local high school students at Express Newark.

ACM class creates a permanent mural in Newark

COLOQUIUM  in Arts, Culture and Media is a team-taught interdisciplinary special topics class led by a variety of professors from different disciplines represented in the ACM department..

In Spring 2016 ACM 301 focused on Murals, Street Art & Graffiti: Power and Public Art in Contemporary Urban America. The course was taught by DR. ANNE SCHAPER ENGLOT and by MR. RODNEY GILBERT in collaboration with Gilbert’s Yendor Productions as well as the My Brother’s Keeper Newark organization and the City of Newark.

Students were introduced to the history of the city, of street art as a form of political resistance and social activism and they engaged you in creation of a permanent mural in the city of Newark, NJ and the planning and implementation of a social action project organizing a block party in the South Ward neighborhood where the mural was installed.