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First-ever All-women's Black + Latina Art Exhibit To Premiere In Time For Juneteenth, Featuring Esteemed Nj Artist Nette Forné Thomas

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. - eTradeWire -- More than 150 pieces created by Black and Afro-Latina artists will be exhibited for the first time at Art in the Atrium (ATA)—featuring esteemed master artist and art advocate, Nette Forné Thomas, officials said.

"We are really excited to highlight very strong work by women from all over the country, and it's an important perspective to highlight because we have our own unique perspective and experiences as women, especially as black women," Art in the Atrium's Simone Craig said.

The W.O.W.: Women's Outstanding Works ATA's 32nd annual signature exhibit is curated by seasoned artists Onnie Strother and Bisa Wendy Washington, featuring work by New Jersey's own Nette Forne Thomas.

"From Vintage Victorian to Victorious Visionaries is the way I see this exhibition of my art. In these I strive to express and arouse the varied emotions of day-to-day life in this present time and atmosphere by utilizing innovative usage and presentation of media in the treatment of my subjects," headlining artist, Nette Forne Thomas, says in her artist's statement.

ATA's annual exhibit is the largest and longest running of its kind in New Jersey. It also makes history as the first-ever, all-Black women art showing in Art in the Atrium's history.

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A public reception in celebration of Juneteenth is set for Thursday, June 13, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. RSVP: https://bit.ly/wowreception. There is also a VIP (sponsors, patrons, press) reception at 5:00pm - 6:30pm. All art is available for purchase: ArtintheAtrium.org/gallery.

The exhibition is organized by Art in the Atrium, Morristown, NJ. Atlantic Health System is the event sponsor for this exhibition. VIP Patrons for the exhibit are Peapack-Gladstone Bank and Valley Bank (https://www.valley.com/). It is made possible in part by the New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund (https://pacf.org/about/nj_arts_culture_renewal_...) and Morris Arts (https://www.morrisarts.org/), a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (https://www.nj.gov/state/njsca/index.html). It is on view May 17th through September 20th, 2024. Free and accessible parking is available in nearby parking spaces and public lots. Location: Atrium Gallery, Administration & Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. The Atrium Art Gallery is free and open to the public during business hours.

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Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA) is a non-profit, Black-led cultural institution founded in Morristown, New Jersey in 1991. As a culture keeper, it is committed to celebrating and advancing Black culture through visual arts. It supports and invests in Black fine art and artists by giving them visibility and a creative space to breathe. For more information about Art in the Atrium: ArtintheAtrium.org (https://www.artintheatrium.org), (888) 870-0817, and @artintheatrium across all platforms.

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