NJIT dorm(?); Artist says hi
I got an email today titled "One of the artists in Newark Between Us":
Thanks for posting an image of my painting Mukhtaran Bibi (the veiled woman) which you photographed on leaving the 744 Broad St. exhibition. I really like how you are documenting Newark there are some beautiful shots on your blog-site.
Thank you. Do you live in Newark? I found yours not only one of the more striking works in the show but also one of the prettier ones. A lot of art nowadays is almost purposely un-pretty, as tho there is something wrong with art being pretty, pleasing to the eye. I'm glad the architects of the Taj Mahal didn't think that.
It occurred to me only later that I neglected to ask "Grace"'s last name. I don't pry. I also did not get a guide to the works in the exhibition. If I go back before it closes, I'll try to match names to works.
Today's foto is of the last thing I noticed about NJIT on leaving last Saturday's art exhibit opening party, a britely lited, rounded building in the foreground, and a higher-rise building in the background that has the look of a dormitory, in that there are lites in what seem separate residences. One of the most encouraging developments in recent years in the revitalization of Newark is the demand for on-campus housing from the senior colleges and grad schools in the city, a most-welcome development.