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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
Persistence of Past and Present
reflected in patterns, colors and light

January 28th - March12th
Artist Reception : February 5th 2-6pm

Join us to celebrate Black History Month with Lula Mae Blocton's colorful layered abstracts.

"Everything in the paintings has social and political connotations. The inclusion of black and white and the use of rainbow colors cover many symbolic race and human rights issues"


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Visit with Cuban artist Juan Antonio Picasso
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
@ 3pm

Visit with Gallery 1978 Artist in residence for 2016, Juan Antonio Picasso. Juan will discuss his art, its influences and symbolism, & his 2016 residency and visits to the New York Art scene.

Artist in Residence Discussion
Sunday, February 12th, 2017 @3pm

A discussion between Gallery 1978 featured artist, Lula Mae Blocton and Cuban artist, Juan Antonio Picasso.

The two artists will discuss the references embedded in their artworks regarding their historical and cultural heritage and will explore common historical influences in the African American and the African Cuban art worlds.