Newark’s Women & Their Essential Role on Full Display in the Multi-Facade Mural ‘The Golden Life’ by Armisey Smith + Rachel Fawn Alban

 

 

 

The Golden Life ~ Portraits of Denise Toney, Antoinette Ellis-Williams, and Tamia Thomas. Photo credit: Rachel Fawn Alban

Project for Empty Space, in collaboration with the City of Newark’s Division of Arts and Culture, created by Newark-based artists Armisey Smith and Rachel Fawn Alban, has transformed the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Interstate 280 off-ramp in Newark, New Jersey and presenting their latest mural titled “The Golden Life”. This came together after the two creatives hosted a free art making workshop in the spring of 2023 that invited women and girls of all ages to participate in the creation of the artwork.

When our friend, Rachel Fawn Alban told us about this project, we couldn’t resist a leap across the Hudson for a view of The Golden Life, just in time for Women’s History Month.

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