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Gary Campbell

Gary Campbell has 6 articles published.

Liberation through art: Huck talks about the intersection of religion and art

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Dealing with internal conflicts in her religious belief, this multi-media creator used art to understand and work through questions of the soul.

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Newark’s BlueBerry Cafe provides vegan options in an unlikely place

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Blueberry Cafe, a vegan eatery nestles itself in a Boost Mobile and doobie hair salon on Central Avenue.

Just around the corner are several traps. It might appear to be odd to have a healthy cafe in the heart of Newark, Nj., but the people deserve the right to eat to live.

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Gantalism outpost delves into the world of genius

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Jerry Gant’s name is synonymous with Newark Art.

From his street hieroglyphs painted on light posts and leaves throughout the city, to murals and sculptures decorating the wards, Gant opened his personal gallery into an interactive space this weekend in, The Gantalism Outpost.

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Gladys Barker Grauer: speaking her mind then and now

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Have you ever met a Queen Mother in flesh and blood. I have.

I even touched the hem of her garments on a balmy fall night in Newark, New Jersey.

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An Interview with Percussionist Wilson ‘Chembo’ Corniel: art is an improvisational expression

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At first there was the heartbeat then came the drum.

Worldwide known percussionist Chembo Corniel talks about how he uses the drum to paint his expressions of the world. In talking about the drum, he says it was the first “AT&T … our first transmitter,” that sent messages across the continent.

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An interview with Raheem DeVaughn: art is selflessness

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I believe that the artist recreates the world.

James Baldwin wrote in The Cross of Redemption, “the poets (by which I mean all artists) are finally the only people who know the truth about us. Soldiers don’t. Statesmen don’t. Priests don’t. Union leaders don’t. Only poets.”

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