WBGO Gallery Exhibition

Ramsess -- A Retrospective -- 30 years of Genius

On display January 1 - April 3, 2014

54 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102

Join us for a free gallery reception on Thursday, April 3, 2014 6PM - 8PM at the WBGO Art Gallery. View the exhibit, meet the artists and enjoy a live performance.

Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald

The WBGO Gallery is located at 54 Park Place in Newark, NJ. It's free and open to the public. WBGO is a wheelchair accessible facility.

The first WBGO Gallery exhibit of 2014 features the paintings, quilts, and mix media work of self-taught artist, Ramsess. The show, Ramsess -- A Retrospective -- 30 Years of Genius, featuring over 60 pieces, focuses on one of the artist's greatest loves: jazz.

Using various media including mosaics, acrylics, oils, textiles and etched glass, this ardent fan and lover of blues and jazz music honors the music and the musicians that have defined jazz for the world, including Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, Nina Simone, Wynton Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. This exhibit is a rare opportunity to see a large collection by the Los Angeles based artist.

Photo collage

Ramsess began creating works almost 30 years ago, but it was not until 2010 that he began making quilts. Each work is designed, cut and sewn by the artist using varied shapes, textures and styles of cloth. The "Ella Fitzgerald" quilt, which is part of the exhibit, is one of the artist's most recent works.

Accessibility

The WBGO Gallery is located at 54 Park Place in Newark, NJ. The WBGO Gallery is free and open to the public. WBGO is a wheelchair accessible facility.

You can also visit the gallery during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.