Urban Girl Mag | Late Newark Artist Rodney Gilbert Honored During Lincoln Park Festival
Newark, NJ- On Friday, July 27th, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD), opened the 13th annual Music Festival with City of Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka as he joined LPCCD Executive Director Anthony Smith; Newark Arts Executive Director, Jeremy Johnson and other Newark artistic leaders to launch this year’s Lincoln Park Music Festival.  At the ceremony, a street was renamed at the ceremony to honor the late Newark artist and Lincoln Park icon Rodney M. Gilbert.
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Late Newark Artist Rodney Gilbert Honored During Lincoln Park Festival

Newark, NJ- On Friday, July 27th, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD), opened the 13th annual Music Festival with City of Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka as he joined LPCCD Executive Director Anthony Smith; Newark Arts Executive Director, Jeremy Johnson and other Newark artistic leaders to launch this year’s Lincoln Park Music Festival.  At the ceremony, a street was renamed at the ceremony to honor the late Newark artist and Lincoln Park icon Rodney M. Gilbert.
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This upcoming Fall, Gilbert will be further honored by a crosswalk mural by Yendor Arts’ Malcolm A. Rolling, Jay Golding, Yasmeen DeJesus and Elijah Minton.  In collaboration with Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District in an effort to enhance the economic impact, foot traffic and community morale, Yendor has designed a set of Crosswalk Murals. The Crosswalk Murals are the pilot to a greater initiative lead by Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District to beautifying the greater Lincoln Park area.  The first crosswalk mural embodies the spirit and life work of the late Rodney M. Gilbert.
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The Crosswalk Mural design is heavily influenced by West African ancestry of African American communities in the City of Newark. This design consists of wax textiles with red, green, yellow and black colors, each color representing a facet in African tradition such as; richness in spirit, community growth, the exchange of goods, and the spirit personified. The crosswalks themselves will be highly visible pedestrian walkways.  The crosswalk mural will be completed in late summer and dedicated on Saturday, October 6th during the annual Newark Arts Festival.

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