Artist

Emma Wilcox

Emma Wilcox is the Gallery Director at Gallery Aferro, where, with co-founder Artistic Director Evonne Davis she has designed and implemented hundreds of exhibits, public programs, educational initiatives, public art projects as well as more than two dozen publications. Addressing barriers to full cultural participation by historically underserved populations has been an overriding concern throughout the gallery’s fifteen years of existence, during which time we have earned 5 consecutive citations of excellence from the NJSCA. Many of our efforts have been highly collaborative in nature, ...

Noelle Lorraine Williams

Noelle Lorraine Williams is an artist whose life's work exemplifies her continued interest in engaging individuals in conversations about community and spirituality using art, history and contemporary culture.

 

She was born in Jersey City in 1975 and moved to 16th Avenue and 21st street on the borderline between Newark/Irvington in 1987.  She lives, works and studies in Newark currently.

 

Over the past thirty years, Noelle Lorraine Williams life’s work...

Saundra Toby-Heath

Saundra A. Toby-Heath is a Newark Native who loves her city with great passion. She is an artisan and the sole proprietor of Akirfa Design Studio (find her art on Facebook).
 

Marc Sir Dane

Marc Sir Dane - MSD is one of the most exciting and sensational live performers on the music (“Real Music”) trip today!  He has been the opening act for such musical artists as Stephanie Mills, The Times and more.  The real essence of his musical genius is his powerful vocals – strong, sexy, and soulful. He is like no other male artist on the scene today. 
 
Sir Dane was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia.  He was nurtured by creative individuals with talents in music, dance, theatre, fashion design, lighting design, and set concepts. As a young musical director for the local...

Rejean (Tornado) Veal

Rejean “Tornado” Veal was born and raised in Newark, NJ. During his sophomore year in high school at Malcolm X Shabazz, he ventured into the world of voguing. Since then, he has built a career as a professional dancer and has become active on the ballroom scene. Veal has performed in a number of venues in the United States, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Drawing Center in New York City. He has also toured abroad in countries like France, Russia, and China. Veal is a member of the House of Revlon.

Yvonne Hernandez

Native born. Yvonne Hernandez is an actress, director and writer. Her plays have been produced and performed at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre and The Elektra Theatre in Times Square. She has written a book titled, Queer Monologues & Short Plays. The monologues and plays from her book made its debut at Alchemical Studio in the Upper Village in New York City. She is now working on her first novel. She performs at the annual Shakespeare's Sonnet Slam at The Namburg Bandshell in Central Park and she has a passion for ballroom dancing. Tango anyone?