Women’s History Month Features Works by 5 Local Artists

Posted on: February 22, 2017, by :

At AAHMSNJ | Atlantic City

2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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AAHMSNJ will celebrate Women’s History Month with an exhibit showcasing the work of five South Jersey artists. 

  • Hazel Levy
  • Edythe Greene
  • Tamu King
  • Soundra Usry-Hollingsworth
  • Najee Watson

The posthumous display of paintings by Edythe Greene and Soundra Usry-Hollingsworth is a nod to an earlier generation. Both women were well known for their roles in Atlantic City’s African American community. The paintings of Hazel Levy, another long-time resident of Atlantic City, are expressive portraits, landscapes, and still life arrangements being shown publicly for the first time. These women shared a passion for art that was deferred for lives spent in service to community and family.

Painting By Tamu King

The ambitious showing spans generations and includes three highly respected Atlantic City natives and two mainland artists.

The exhibit also includes the paintings of Tamu King, a Cumberland County artist who describes her abstracts and landscapes as healing therapy. The lone male in the exhibit, Najee Watson, approached his vision of the women featured in his photographs as a balance between nature and emotion rendered with the intent to generate aesthetic pleasure.

In celebration of March as Women's History Month, The exhibit will be on display March 1 to April 30 at our Atlantic City Museum inside the Noyes Arts Garage. 

A reception for this limited-time exhibit will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM as part of the Noyes Arts Garage's 2nd Friday.