Jeremy Johnson, Nell Painter, Caren King Choi

Jeremy Johnson, Nell Painter, Caren King Choi


HI, I’M BOB DOHERTY AT BANK OF AMERICA WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY CITIZEN SHOULD BE INFORMED ABOUT THE IMPORTANT ISSUES AFFECTING THEIR LIVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES. THAT’S WHY WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT THE CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION, AND ITS PRODUCTION OF ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM. A GROUNDBREAKING SERIES THAT WILL FEATURE SOME OF THE VERY BEST ARTISTIC TALENT THAT NEW JERSEY HAS TO OFFER. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SERIES>>FUNDING FOR THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO AT NEWARK MUSEUM HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY BANK OF AMERICA LIFE’S BETTER WHEN WE’RE CONNECTED PSEG COMMITTED TO IMPROVING NEW JERSEY’S ECONOMY AND STRENGTHENING ITS COMMUNITIES COHN REZNICK ACCOUNTING, TAX, AND ADVISORY WHERE FORWARD THINKING CREATES RESULTS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NEWARK, NEW JERSEY JOHNSON AND JOHNSON PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL’S GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AND BY THE NORTH WARD CENTER PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY NJ.COM SMALL NEWS BIG NEWS TRUE JERSEY AND BY BESTOFNJ.COM COVERING ALL NJ HAS TO OFFER>>THIS IS ONE ON ONE>>I’M AN EQUAL AMERICAN JUST LIKE YOU ARE>>HMM>>THE JOBS OF TOMORROW ARE NOT THE JOBS OF YESTERDAY>>LOOK AT THIS, YOU GOT THIS?>>THERE IT IS MAN. LOOK AT THAT>>LIFE WITHOUT DANCE IS BORING [LAUGHTER]>>WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD THAT THEY WERE DOING CHARLIE ROSE AND GAYLE KING, DIDN’T YOU GO “WHAT?”>>DO YOU ENJOY TALKING POLITICS?>>NO>>PEOPLE CALL ME, CAUSE THEY FEEL NOBODY’S PAYING ATTENTION>>OUR CULTURE, I DON’T THINK HAS EVER BEEN TESTED IN THE WAY IT’S BEING TESTED RIGHT NOW>>THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION! HIGH FIVE! [MUSIC PLAYING] [MUSIC PLAYING] CLOSED CAPTIONING PROVIDED BY – – – -=ACIEM STUDIOS=- – – – – – -WWW.ACIEMSTUDIOS.COM- – ->>I’M STEVE ADUBATO MORE IMPORTANTLY, WELCOME TO ONE ON ONE, FROM THE NEWARK MUSEUM, WE CONTINUE WITH AN ARRAY OF EXTRAORDINARY GUESTS, AND WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE BACK WITH US JEREMY V. JOHNSON THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL HOW YOU DOING?>>I’M DOING GREAT>>TELL US ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION, THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL, WHICH DOES GREAT THINGS, AND I’VE BEEN HONORED TO BE A PART OF SOME OF YOUR TERRIFIC EVENTS>>YOU HAVE BEEN, YOU’VE BEEN A PART OF OUR GREAT CELEBRATIONS OF SOME OF THE GREAT CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS IN NEWARK SO NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL IS A TERRIFIC ORGANIZATION THAT’S AN UMBRELLA AND A>>HMM>>FOUNDATION FOR ALL THE GREAT ARTS THAT HAPPEN HERE IN NEWARK, SO WE, MOST PEOPLE KNOW US FOR OUR OPEN DOORS FESTIVAL, WHERE WE LITERALLY THROW OPEN THE DOORS TO ALL OF THE ART GALLERIES>>HMM>>AND MUSEUMS, AND STUDIO SPACES, IN OCTOBER, BUT WE ALSO DO A WONDERFUL GRANTS PROGRAM, THAT BRINGS THE ARTS INTO THE COMMUNITIES OF NEWARK NOT JUST DOWNTOWN, BUT INTO ALL OF THE WARDS, AND THEN WE HAVE A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF THE CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS INCLUDING ONE COMING UP>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT WELL THIS YEAR WE’RE HONORING THE INIMITABLE LATE AND GREAT CLEMENTE PRICE, WHO YOU KNOW SO WELL>>YEAH WHY DON’T WE PULL BACK A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW, I DON’T WANT TO MAKE TOO MUCH OF A… I WILL, YOU SEE THAT SHOT? RIGHT BEHIND JEREMY? THAT PIECE OF ART, RIGHT BEHIND YOU, THE MANY FACES OF DOCTOR CLEMENTE PRICE, IT IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION TO SAY THAT WE WOULD NOT BE HERE AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM, WE WOULD NOT BE DOING OUR SERIES NEWARK AT A CROSSROADS WE WOULD NOT BE AT THE NEWARK… NJPAC, WE WOULD NOT BE AT NJIT, WE WOULD NOT BE DOING ANY OF THE PROGRAMMING WE DO IN NEWARK. WE WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT NEWARK, AND CARE AS MUCH AS WE DO ABOUT NEWARK, IF THE GREAT NEWARK HISTORIAN FROM RUTGERS, DOCTOR CLEMENTE PRICE WERE NOT THE MENTOR HE WAS TO SO MANY OF US, AM I EXAGGERATING?>>WELL, I COUNT HIM AS ONE OF MY MENTORS, I THINK ONE OF THE REASONS I FELL IN LOVE WITH NEWARK, AND I ADOPTED NEWARK WAS BECAUSE OF CLEM PRICE>>TELL FOLKS WHO MAY NOT KNOW WHO CLEM WAS, AND WHY HE CONTINUES TO MATTER SO MUCH WHO WAS CLEM?>>CLEM WAS A STATESMAN HE WAS A WRITER, AND ORATOR AND HISTORIAN, BUT HE WAS A LOVER, A LOVER OF CITIES AND ESPECIALLY A LOVER OF NEWARK, AND ITS PAST, ITS COMPLICATED COMPLEX PAST LIKE ANY RELATIONSHIP>>HMM>>AND HE HELPED ALL OF US TO UNDERSTAND NEWARK’S PAST, ITS PRESENT, AND WHERE WE’RE GOING IN THE FUTURE>>SO WHAT’S COMING UP?>>WELL, COMING UP, THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL’S GONNA CELEBRATE HIS LIFE, AND HIS SUPPORT OF THE ARTS, YOU KNOW, AT ONE POINT, HE WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, INVOLVED IN SO MANY ORGANIZATIONS STATEWIDE, AND EVEN NATIONALLY THAT SUPPORTED HISTORY, THE ARTS>>YEAH>>CULTURE, AND WE’RE GONNA CELEBRATE HIM AT OUR BIG EVENT THIS YEAR>>IT’S GOT A GREAT NAME WHAT’S IT CALLED?>>IF NOT FOR CLEM>>[LAUGHTER] IF NOT FOR CLEM?>>IF NOT FOR CLEM>>YEAH>>WHERE WOULD WE BE?>>YEAH>>WHERE WOULD THE CITY BE? SO WE’RE REALLY THRILLED ABOUT THAT>>AND BY THE WAY, BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT THE FALL, OF THE GREAT FALL EVENTS THAT YOU HAVE COMING, OUR PRODUCTION TEAM AT THE CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION’S GOING TO BE AT THE EVENT, WE’RE PRODUCING A>>AH WE…>>DOCUMENTARY, YOU KNOW, IF NOT FOR CLEM. THAT BEING SAID TALK ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE FALL WITH THE ARTS COUNCIL?>>IN THE FALL, WE HAVE THE OPEN DOORS FESTIVAL, IN OCTOBER, BUT BEFORE THAT IF NOT FOR CLEM IS HAPPENING IN MARCH>>RIGHT, WE’RE GONNA DATE OURSELVES, THIS IS GONNA AIR>>SO HOW IT, YEAH, SO…>>A LITTLE BIT BEFORE, BUT THAT’S OKAY, IT DOESN’T MATTER>>WE’RE GONNA GO FIRST, FALL…>>YEAH TALK ABOUT THE FALL>>OH, WE’RE LOOKING FOR AN OCTOBER TRIFECTA>>WHAT IS THIS? OPEN DOOR?>>THIS IS PART OF OUR OPEN DOORS AND ART START, THAT’S THAT’S A PROGRAM WHERE WE ACTUALLY PROVIDE GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE IN OUR COMMUNITY, THAT SERVE YOUNG PEOPLE, WE HAVE A ROUNDTABLE THAT WE HAVE UMBRELLA’D, IT’S CALLED NEWARK ARTS EDUCATION ROUNDTABLE, SO…>>WHAT’S THE RUTGERS CONNECTION?>>EVERYTHING IN NEWARK HAPPENS IN CONNECTION WITH RUTGERS, SO…>>IT’S TRUE, ISN’T IT?>>WE’RE JOINED AT THE HIP WITH RUTGERS, THEY’RE REPRESENTED ON OUR BOARD>>THAT’S WHY DOCTOR NANCY CANTOR, WHO IS A LEADER, FORMER PRESIDENT OF SYRACUSE>>THAT’S RIGHT>>UNIVERSITY COMES HERE TO NEWARK TO BE OUR CHANCELLOR>>WE LOVE NANCY, WE LOVE WHAT RUTGERS IS DOING IN THE ARTS AND IN THE COMMUNITIES, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ARTS COUNCIL, AND WITH MANY OF OUR SOCIAL SERVICE AND ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS IN THE CITY>>TALK ABOUT THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEWARK WHAT’S GOING ON, IT HAS A NAME IT HAS A BRAND, IT HAS A WHOLE SERIES OF EVENTS WHAT IS IT?>>NC 350>>NC 350 STANDS FOR?>>NEWARK’S… NC 350 NEWARK CELEBRATION 350 1666, THE CITY WAS FOUNDED AS CLEM WOULD BE QUICK TO TELL US, AND OVER THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR, THERE ARE GONNA BE HUNDREDS, LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS INVOLVING LARGE INSTITUTIONS INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, AND WE’RE GONNA BE REALLY TURNING UP THE VOLUME YOU KNOW, MY COLLEAGUE JOHN SCHREIBER, AT NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER>>OUR COLLEAGUE TOO>>TALKS ABOUT TURNING UP THE VOLUME ON THIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, SO THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL’S REALLY THRILLED TO BE A PARTNER IN THIS AND AMPLIFYING HOW WE CELEBRATE THE ARTS AND OUR COMMUNITY ACROSS THE CITY>>WHAT’S YOUR STORY?>>MY STORY?>>YEAH, WELL>>AND YOUR CONNECTION TO THIS CITY>>OH, I CAME TO NEW JERSEY BECAUSE OF THE ARTS I CAME HERE, I GOT A JOB AT A SMALL NON-PROFIT IN MONTCLAIR, THE SAME TIME THAT GOVERNOR KEAN WAS GOVERNOR, AND REALLY PROMOTING THE ARTS, AND ESPECIALLY THE NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS. SO THAT’S REALLY WHAT BROUGHT ME TO NEW JERSEY, AND I ENDED UP WORKING AT NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN THEIR EARLY DAYS, WHEN IT WAS STILL A DREAM AND DIRT>>YES>>WITH LARRY GOLDMAN AND PART OF THE FUNDRAISING AND MARKETING TEAM TO GET THAT BUILT, SO WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THEN, AND AGAIN I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CITY AND I’M DOING EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO KEEP IT GOING AND THAT’S WHY I’M HERE>>FOR THOSE WHO ARE WONDERING THE GRANTS FROM THE ARTS COUNCIL, GO TO WHAT KINDS OF ORGANIZATIONS?>>THEY GO TO, THEY COULD BE EVEN GROUPS LIKE, I LOVE THIS GROUP CALLED “NEWARK MOMMIES”>>NEWARK MOMMIES?>>THEY… NEWARK MOMMIES>>[LAUGHTER]>>YEAH, THESE ARE MOTHERS WITH THEIR TODDLERS, WHO GO TO LIBRARIES, AND THEY CREATE ART PROJECTS OUT OF STORIES FOR TODDLERS>>WOW>>AND THE LIBRARIES ACROSS THE CITY, SO THAT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE, ANOTHER ONE I LOVE IS A PROJECT WE DID WITH A GROUP CALLED “BRIDGES” WHICH WORKS WITH THE HOMELESS>>THAT’S RIGHT>>AND WE WORK WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER, YOU MAY KNOW AKINTOLA HANIF>>ABSOLUTELY>>AND NOT JUST PROVIDING SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS BUT WE PUT CAMERAS IN THE HANDS OF THE HOMELESS IN NEWARK, AND THEY CAPTURE THEIR EXPERIENCES, AND THIS>>TELL THEIR STORY?>>THIS IS GONNA BE ON EXHIBIT, COMING UP SOON YES, ABSOLUTELY, AND THIS WAS THROUGH A GRANT THROUGH THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL>>WELL, YOU’RE DOING IMPORTANT WORK, AND BY THE WAY TELL EVERYONE AGAIN WHERE THEY CAN, WE’LL PUT UP THE WEBSITE AS WE DO THIS AND FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL>>WE’D LOVE YOU TO VISIT WWW.NEWARKARTS.ORG AND YOU’LL FIND ALL THE INFORMATION YOU CAN ABOUT OPEN DOORS, ABOUT OUR ART START GRANT PROGRAMMING ABOUT OUR NEWARK ARTS EDUCATION ROUNDTABLE, AND SO MUCH MORE>>JEREMY V. JOHNSON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF A GREAT ORGANIZATION CALLED THE NEWARK ARTS COUNCIL WE ARE PROUD TO BE PARTNERS WITH YOU WORKING WITH YOU ON A WHOLE RANGE OF IMPORTANT PROJECTS, THANKS FOR BEING PART OF THIS ONE ON ONE AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM SERIES APPRECIATE IT>>IT’S OUR PLEASURE STEVE>>YOU GOT IT STAY WITH US, WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK, RIGHT AFTER THIS THANKS JEREMY>>TO SEE MORE ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO PROGRAMS, VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.STEVEADUBATO.ORG IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS AN OPINION, EMAIL US AT [email protected] FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT FACEBOOK.COM/STEVEADUBATOPHD AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @STEVEADUBATO [MUSIC PLAYING] [MUSIC PLAYING]>>WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE HERE AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM ONE ON ONE AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM NELL PAINTER IT SAYS HERE “ARTIST”>>YES>>COULD I GET A LITTLE MORE BACKGROUND?>>FORMER HISTORIAN>>OH YEAH, JUST THAT>>[LAUGHTER]>>[LAUGHTER] WRITER, HISTORIAN YOU’VE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF SO MANY, WHAT’S THAT LITTLE BOOK YOU WROTE? A HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE?>>YEAH, YEAH, THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE, JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING>>GOT A LITTLE ATTENTION?>>IT DID>>[LAUGHTER]>>IT’S A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER [LAUGHTER]>>YES, YES, HOW YOU DOING?>>I AM VERY GOOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH, IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE>>WELL IT’S AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU HERE, AND TELL FOLKS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS EXTRAORDINARY TRANSITION THAT YOU ARE MAKING FROM YOUR WORK AS A HISTORIAN>>YEAH>>AS A WRITER, AS SOMEONE WHO RECOGNIZES YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING, AND YOU’RE AN ARTIST?>>THAT’S RIGHT. BUT YOU KNOW YOU NEVER CAN LEAVE YOUR FORMER LIFE BEHIND. SO IT COMES ALONG WITH YOU, I THOUGHT I COULD, I THOUGHT I’D… GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, I WENT BACK TO MASON GROSS, SCHOOL OF THE ARTS>>AT RUTGERS>>AT RUTGERS>>RIGHT>>FOR A BFA IN PAINTING AND THEN I WENT TO RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN FOR AN MFA IN PAINTING, AND BUT IT ALL IS MIXING UP TOGETHER, IT WAS A PAINFUL MIXTURE, I WON’T SAY IT WAS THE EASIEST THING IN THE WORLD TO DO, AND IF I KNEW HOW HARD IT WAS GOING TO BE, I’M NOT SURE I WOULD HAVE DONE IT, BUT I DID IT AND I’M GLAD I DID>>WHY?>>BECAUSE I COULD, BECAUSE I WANTED TO, I AM THE MOST FORTUNATE PERSON IN THE WORLD AND I’M VERY GRATEFUL THAT I WAS ABLE TO FOLLOW TWO LOVES OF MY LIFE ONE IS RESEARCHING WRITING HISTORY, WHICH I ACTUALLY STILL DO, AND THE OTHER IS MAKING ART WITH A SENSE OF FREEDOM. AND THE FREEDOM OF MAKING ART IS LIKE THE FREEDOM OF FICTION, IT’S LIKE POETRY, IT’S LIKE FICTION SO AS A HISTORIAN, WHEN I WENT TO THE ARCHIVE, I HAD TO RESPECT THE ARCHIVE, I COULD NOT PRETEND THAT THERE WERE THINGS THERE THAT WERE UNCOMFORTABLE, OR UNFORTUNATE>>HMM>>OR AWKWARD, I HAD TO RESPECT THE WHOLE ARCHIVE, AND I HAD TO FOOTNOTE IT. AS AN ARTIST I CAN GO TO AN ARCHIVE, WHETHER IT’S A TEXT ARCHIVE, OR VISUAL ARCHIVE, AND IF I DON’T LIKE WHAT’S THERE, I CAN JUST IGNORE IT, OR I CAN MAKE IT INTO WHAT I WANT I CAN TAKE A PIECE OF IT AND I CAN PUT SOMETHING ELSE THAT CONCEPTUALLY MAY NOT BELONG, PUT THEM TOGETHER IF THEY WORK VISUALLY, SO IT’S A FREEDOM THAT A HISTORIAN, THAT THIS HISTORIAN DID NOT HAVE>>YOU KNOW WHAT’S SO INTERESTING IS, AS YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR WORK, AND I WANT TO THANK OUR FRIENDS AT STATE OF THE ARTS FOR SHOWING US WHAT WE’RE SEEING RIGHT NOW YOU’RE SEEING YOUR WORK, I’VE OFTEN THOUGHT WHEN SOMEONE IS AS TALENTED, AS ACCOMPLISHED AS YOU ARE, AT WHAT YOU>>MM HMM>>ARE, HOW BRAVE IT IS TO SAY “I’M GOING TO ENTER THIS NEW ARENA” I MEAN I’M… I… I WOULD NEVER COMPARE MYSELF WITH YOU, BUT I JUST, I’M TOO INSECURE, LIKE, TO SAY>>[LAUGHTER]>>”HEY I WANT TO TRY THIS OTHER THING” LIKE “THIS IS WHAT I DO”>>YES>>”THIS IS WHAT I DO”>>BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE WHAT YOU DO FOREVER>>BUT MY POINT IS THIS YOU HAD ANOTHER INSPIRATION>>YES>>YOUR MOM DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING PRETTY EXTRAORDINARY AT A LATER POINT IN LIFE>>THAT’S RIGHT>>TALK ABOUT THAT>>MY MOTHER WAS 65, SHE RETIRED AND SHE DECIDED SHE WANTED TO WRITE BOOKS, SHE SAW ME AND MY FRIENDS WRITING BOOKS, AND LOVING IT, SHE SAID “I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK” SO SHE WROTE ONE BOOK IT’S CALLED “THE UNSUNG HEART OF BLACK AMERICA” IT’S ABOUT>>HMM>>MIDDLE CLASS BLACK PEOPLE IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA WHICH IS MY HOMETOWN>>HMM>>IT TOOK HER TEN YEARS TO RESEARCH AND WRITE IT AND SHE DID IT>>HMM>>AND THEN SHE STARTED AGAIN, AND SHE DID ANOTHER BOOK, WHICH TOOK TEN YEARS IT’S A MEMOIR, IT’S CALLED “I HOPE I LOOK THAT GOOD WHEN I’M THAT OLD” BECAUSE THAT’S>>[LAUGHTER]>>WHAT EVERYBODY TOLD HER AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE TELLING ME NOW>>YEAH>>AND SHE WAS WORKING ON A WEBSITE OF VITAL OLD PEOPLE WHEN SHE DIED>>HMM. I’M SORRY>>YEAH>>BUT THIS PIECE BEHIND YOU OVER YOUR>>YES>>RIGHT SHOULDER>>YES>>I MENTIONED IT IN THE PREVIOUS SEGMENT, WITH JEREMY>>MM HMM>>DOCTOR PRICE, CLEM PRICE>>YES>>WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU? WHAT DOES HE MEAN TO YOU?>>OH MY GOSH, HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE?>>YOUR CONNECTION TO CLEM AND MARY SUE>>YES>>SWEENEY PRICE>>YES>>WHO HELPED MAKE THIS PLACE>>YES>>THE NEWARK MUSEUM>>YES>>WHAT>>YES>>IT IS TODAY>>YES>>THE PREVIOUS>>MM HMM>>CEO HERE>>YES>>THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CLEM’S WIFE>>THAT’S RIGHT>>TALK ABOUT HIM, TALK ABOUT THEM>>THEY WERE FRIENDS FOR A LONG TIME, MY HUSBAND AND I LIVED IN PRINCETON FOREVER AND AFTER SPENDING TIME IN PARIS, AND IN BERLIN, HE SAID “OH WE WANT TO MOVE TO THE CITY. WHAT’S OUR CITY IN NEW JERSEY? NEWARK. HOW DO WE DO IT? WE DON’T KNOW.” SO WE ASKED MARY SUE AND CLEM, AND CLEM ACTUALLY TOOK US BY THE HAND ALMOST LITERALLY>>THAT’S WHAT HE WOULD DO>>AND DROVE US AROUND AND THEN WE ENDED OUR DRIVE IN BRANCHBROOK PARK>>YEAH>>AND HE SAID, “THIS IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD” AND WE SAID “OKAY”. AND IT IS>>YEAH>>SO THAT’S JUST ONE WAY BUT OVER THE YEARS, CLEM HAS BEEN, FOR ME, FOR YOU, FOR SO MANY OF US, A RESOURCE A LOVING, GENEROUS RESOURCE>>HMM>>AND A SPOKESPERSON FOR OUR CITY, AND THAT IS NOT TO BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED SO HE WAS JUST A WONDERFUL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PERSON IN OUR LIVES>>WE’LL BE TALKING MORE ABOUT CLEM PRICE THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES, ONE ON ONE AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM>>MM HMM>>I WANT TO ASK YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOUR ARTWORK>>YES>>WE’RE GONNA PUT UP ANOTHER PIECE OF YOURS, I WANT TO HAVE YOU TALK ABOUT IT>>THIS IS A DIGITAL COLLAGE THAT IS BASED ON A DRAWING THAT I MADE THAT IS BASED ON, THAT IS INSPIRED BY A PAINTING BY AN ARTIST, A 20TH CENTURY ARTIST, NAMED ROBERT MOTHERWELL, AND HE SPENT HIS SUMMERS IN PROVINCETOWN SO I MADE A SERIES OF DRAWING BY HAND, CALLED MOTHERWELL IN PROVINCETOWN AND THEN FROM THOSE DRAWINGS I PUT THEM THROUGH THE COMPUTER, AND DIGITIZED THEM AND THEN MADE A SERIES, AND I DID THAT WHILE I WAS IN DEDHAM MASSACHUSETTS, SO THAT’S CALLED MOTHERWELL IN DEDHAM>>HMM>>AND THEN THERE’S ALSO A SERIES CALLED MOTHERWELL IN THE ADIRONDACKS, WHICH I MADE IN THE ADIRONDACKS SO WHAT I DO IS GO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE MANUAL BETWEEN DRAWING AND PAINTING BY HAND, AND THEN THE DIGITAL OF RECOMPOSING, RECOLORING RECONFIGURING MY OWN DRAWINGS AND PAINTING DIGITALLY SO I WORK MANUALLY, AND DIGITALLY, BACK AND FORTH>>ANYONE ELSE WITH YOU? WHEN YOU DO IT? THIS IS JUST YOU?>>JUST ME>>JUST YOU?>>YEAH, AND I TEND TO WORK BY MYSELF, I TEND TO WORK IN SILENCE AS WELL NOT ALWAYS, BUT I TEND TO WORK IN SILENCE>>IN SILENCE?>>YEAH>>DID YOU WRITE IN SILENCE?>>YES>>DID YOU WRITE BY YOURSELF?>>YES. I’M AN ONLY CHILD SO I DON’T HAVE, LIKE MY HUSBAND, I DON’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHUT OFF THINGS AROUND ME, SO IF THERE’S SOMETHING IN MY EAR, USUALLY I’LL LISTEN, THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE, ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED IN ART SCHOOL FROM THE ARTISTS AROUND ME WHO DID LISTEN TO MUSIC IS THAT I CAN WORK BY HAND WITH MUSIC, OR I LISTEN TO GERMAN RADIO, AND I CAN DO THAT. BUT NORMALLY, WHEN I’M CONCENTRATING, I DO IT IN SILENCE>>I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS BECAUSE OF THIS BOOK, THIS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE>>MM HMM>>I WOULD BE REMISS, I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS SELFISHLY AND I’M, I HAVE CONFIDENCE THERE’S GREAT VALUE IN YOUR RESPONSE. WHERE DO YOU FEEL WE ARE, IN 2016, I HAVE TO DO IT?>>[LAUGHTER]>>ARE WE ANYWHERE CLOSE TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE IN TERMS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLACKS AND WHITES?>>THE ANSWER, THE QUICK ANSWER IS NO. I DON’T KNOW IF WE EVER WILL BE, BUT I WILL SAY ONE THING, AND THIS IS PERSONAL, I SPEAK ONLY FOR MYSELF, THAT ONE OF THE THE GIFTS OF THIS HORRIBLE CAMPAIGN, IS…>>YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN?>>YEAH, IS…>>[LAUGHTER] THAT’S THE ONLY HORRIBLE ONE I CAN THINK OF>>IS… YEAH…>>[LAUGHTER]>>IS THAT SO MANY NON-BLACK AMERICANS ARE SEEING THE SIDE OF AMERICAN CULTURE THAT I LIVE IN. SO THEY ARE BEGINNING TO SAY, “OH, GEORGE WALLACE WASN’T AN ACCIDENT”>>1968?>>1968, BUT WE, YOU KNOW, WE CAN LOOK AT VARIOUS PLACES ALONG THE LINE, AND THERE ALWAYS HAS BEEN THIS PART OF AMERICAN SOCIETY WHICH IS REALLY KIND OF HATEFUL AND IT’S BEEN VERY EASY FOR NON-BLACK AMERICANS TO IGNORE THAT, AND THIS YEAR, IT IS NOT SO EASY>>WE ARE HONORED THAT YOU HAVE JOINED US HERE>>THANK YOU>>AT THE MUSEUM THE NEWARK MUSEUM AND HUMBLED THAT YOU JOINED US AND WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME NELL PAINTER IS AN ARTIST, HISTORIAN AN ACADEMIC, A WRITER AND A VERY SPECIAL PERSON THANK YOU VERY MUCH>>THANK YOU>>WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK FROM THE NEWARK MUSEUM RIGHT AFTER THIS THANKS NELL>>TO SEE MORE ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO PROGRAMS, VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.STEVEADUBATO.ORG IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS AN OPINION, EMAIL US AT [email protected] FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT FACEBOOK.COM/STEVEADUBATOPHD AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @STEVEADUBATO [MUSIC PLAYING] [MUSIC PLAYING]>>WE’RE PLEASED TO BE JOINED BY CAREN KING CHOI WHO IS GALLERY MANAGER AND EDUCATIONAL COORDINATOR AT PAUL ROBESON GALLERIES AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN NEWARK GOOD TO SEE YOU>>THANK YOU, GOOD TO SEE YOU TOO>>NEVER ASSUME THAT PEOPLE KNOW WHO PAUL ROBESON WAS AND WHY HE WAS SO IMPORTANT GO AHEAD>>YEAH, OKAY, WELL PAUL ROBESON IS KNOWN AS RUTGERS’ MOST FAMOUS ALUMNUS, AND THERE’S GOOD REASON FOR THAT HE WAS A FOOTBALL STAR AND THERE WAS A LOT OF CONTROVERSY ABOUT RACE WHEN HE WAS PLAYING FOOTBALL WITH RUTGERS, HE WAS…>>DURING WHAT PERIOD OF TIME?>>DURING, I THINK THAT WAS IN LIKE THE EARLY 1910’S?>>1910’S, RIGHT>>YEAH, 1910’S, AND HE WAS ALSO A VERY FAMOUS ACTOR AND AN ACTIVIST, HE WAS VERY OUTSPOKEN>>PLAYED OTHELLO?>>PLAYED OTHELLO, PROBABLY HIS>>RIGHT>>MOST FAMOUS ROLE>>THAT’S RIGHT>>YEAH, YEAH>>AND SO THE GALLERIES THE PAUL ROBESON GALLERIES>>MM HMM>>WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>WELL, WE WERE FOUNDED IN 1979, WITH THE MISSION WE WANTED TO GO ALONG WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT PAUL ROBESON FOUND MOST IMPORTANT, SO CULTURAL DEMOCRACY IS A BIG ONE FREEDOM OF SPEECH ACCESS SO NOT JUST PEOPLE WHO ARE RICH, OR WHO HAVE A CERTAIN RACE, OR WHO ARE OF A CERTAIN EDUCATION, BEING ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO, AND LOOK AT ART, OR PARTICIPATE IN PERFORMING, OR THINGS LIKE THAT BUT JUST THAT EVERYBODY SHOULD GET A CHANCE TO DO THAT>>SO WHAT KIND OF WORK IS EXHIBITED?>>WELL, CURRENTLY WE HAVE AN EXHIBITION CALLED “THE UNDESIRABLES” IT ACTUALLY…>>”THE UNDESIRABLES”?>>IT CLOSES TODAY UNFORTUNATELY IT’S THE LAST DAY TO SEE IT SO THAT ONE’S ABOUT CREATURES THAT WE LIVE WITH WITHOUT WANTING TO, IN URBAN AND SUBURBAN ENVIRONMENTS SO WE’VE GOT RATS>>OKAY>>AND SPIDERS AND COCKROACHES AND JUST VERY INTERESTING WORK, WE LIKE TO PICK THEMES THAT ARE VERY BROAD, THAT PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF OPINIONS ON, SO THAT…>>WHAT ABOUT MOVING FORWARD?>>MOVING FORWARD, WELL, WE DON’T HAVE AN EXACT LINEUP THAT WE CAN PUBLISH JUST YET BUT WE HAVE, YOU KNOW SOMETHING EXCITING HAPPENING WITH EXPRESS NEWARK>>YEAH TALK ABOUT EXPRESS NEWARK>>YEAH, OKAY WELL EXPRESS NEWARK, IT’S A, I THINK WE’RE CALLING IT A CULTURAL CENTER, OR AN ARTS AND COMMUNITY CENTER, BUT IT’S ALSO A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK THAT GOES ALONG A LOT OF THE SAME LINES I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, ABOUT ACCESS, AND CULTURAL DEMOCRACY, SO A LOT OF THE ARTS CULTURE THE IN MEDIA DEPARTMENT AT RUTGERS IS GOING TO BE MOVING OVER THERE SO THE MEDIA DEPARTMENT FOR EXAMPLE, IN THERE WILL BE SOME PHOTOGRAPHY, AND PRINTMAKING GOING ON, THERE WILL PROBABLY BE SOME GALLERIES THAT’S ALSO GONNA HAVE SPACE SO SOME BIG GALLERIES, SOME DEDICATED WORKSHOP SPACES AND SOME ARTISTS’ STUDIOS BUT THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS IS TO BRING RUTGERS NEWARK CLOSER TO NEWARK YOU KNOW, TO BE INTEGRATED>>WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>WELL, THERE IS THE TENDENCY FOR INSTITUTIONS, COLLEGES UNIVERSITIES, TO SORT OF BE OFF ON IT’S OWN, SORT OF ISOLATED ON A HILL, AND WE DON’T WANT, YOU KNOW, THAT TO CONTINUE, WE WANT TO BE PART OF NEWARK, CHANCELLOR NANCY CANTOR HAS A LOT OF KEY PHRASES THAT SHE USES LIKE “BEING AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION” “BEING A THIRD SPACE” WHERE IT’S NOT JUST UNIVERSITY, OR IT’S NOT JUST COMMUNITY, COMMUNITY JUST MEANING PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PART OF THE UNIVERSITY BUT THAT IT’S ALL TOGETHER THAT IT’S A NEUTRAL GROUND WHERE PEOPLE CAN MEET ON EQUAL PLAYING FIELD>>IS IT HARD TO DO THAT I MEAN NANCY CANTOR, WE MENTIONED HER BEFORE, NANCY IS THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, COMES TO NEWARK TO BE THE CHANCELLOR THE LEADER OF THE RUTGERS NEWARK CAMPUS, RUTGERS NEWARK THE MOST, ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION>>YEAH>>WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN THOUGH? AND HOW CHALLENGING IS IT TO BRING THE COMMUNITY ONTO THE CAMPUS, THE CAMPUS INTO THE COMMUNITY>>MM HMM>>AND PEOPLE ARE LIKE “WAIT A MINUTE? I DON’T GO TO RUTGERS”>>YEAH. THAT’S A BIG CHALLENGE>>AND I HAPPEN TO BE A RUTGERS>>RIGHT>>GRAD, IT’S PART OF MY WORLD>>UH HUH>>I TAUGHT THERE AS I TOLD YOU>>MM HMM>>IT’S PART OF MY LIFE>>MM HMM>>I’M CONNECTED, BUT IF YOU’RE NOT A GRAD, YOU’RE, IF YOU’RE NOT AN ALUMN, AND YOU DIDN’T>>YEAH [LAUGHTER]>>WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?>>YEAH, IT’S, WELL I GUESS WE’RE GONNA FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES AS WE GO FORWARD, BUT RIGHT NOW WE KNOW THAT WE’RE FACING WELL FIRST THERE’S THE LEVEL OF JUST ART IN GENERAL A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO AREN’T INTO THE ARTS, THEY DON’T THINK THAT THEY BELONG IN ART GALLERIES>>THEY DON’T THINK IT’S ACCESSIBLE EITHER?>>RIGHT, THEY DON’T, THEY THINK IT JUST, IT’S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE DO, YOU KNOW, JUST LIKE THESE WEIRD PEOPLE DO OFF ON ONE SIDE, AND THEY DON’T THINK>>[LAUGHTER]>>IT APPLIES TO THEM SO MAYBE THEY’RE NOT VISITING MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES, AND IF>>YOU GOTTA BREAK THOSE BARRIERS DOWN?>>WE DO, YEAH>>IS THAT WHAT THE ROBESON GALLERIES ARE TRYING TO DO?>>YES, ABSOLUTELY, AND IT’S HARD, AND EVEN IF, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE A PART OF RUTGERS FOR, TO GET THEM TO STEP THROUGH THE THRESHOLD>>[LAUGHTER]>>INTO THE ART GALLERY ONE THAT SAYS “FREE ENTRY” AND WE HAVE SOMEONE FRIENDLY STANDING THERE SAYING “COME IN, IT’S OPEN, IT’S FREE THIS IS FOR YOU” IT’S, THERE’S A PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIER I THINK>>HOW DID THEY PULL YOU INTO THIS?>>[LAUGHTER] WELL I STARTED AS A GALLERY ATTENDANT BACK IN 2008, BECAUSE I WAS ALREADY INTERESTED IN THE ARTS I WAS ALREADY COMFORTABLE BEING IN ARTS INSTITUTIONS>>YOU DIDN’T GROW UP IN NEWARK DID YOU?>>NO I DIDN’T>>WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?>>I GREW UP IN CRESSKILL NEW JERSEY, YEAH>>OKAY>>YEAH, I USED TO…>>BERGEN COUNTY I THINK>>BERGEN COUNTY, YEAH THAT’S RIGHT>>WHAT’S YOUR FEELING BEFORE I LET YOU OUT OF HERE WE HAVE A FEW SECONDS BEFORE WE>>SURE>>GO TO BLACK, WHAT’S YOUR SENSE OF THIS CITY?>>THERE’S A LOT OF EXCITING STUFF HAPPENING, AND I’M SURE LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT, BUT MAYBE IT’S JUST BECAUSE I’VE BEEN PART OF THIS ARTS COMMUNITY IN NEWARK NOW FOR A LITTLE WHILE, I SEE MORE AND MORE EXCITEMENT, MORE ENERGY COMING UP, BUT THEN THE CHALLENGES OF HAVING TO FACE THINGS LIKE YOU KNOW, RACE WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ISSUE, AND YOU KNOW, PEOPLE START TALKING ABOUT POVERTY AND THE LEAD POISONING THAT, YOU KNOW, CAME UP IN THE SCHOOLS LAST WEEK, WE’RE STILL GONNA KEEP FACING THOSE ISSUES, BUT THERE’S LOTS OF ARTISTS WHO ARE VERY ENERGIZED RIGHT NOW, ESPECIALLY WITH THE NEW MAYOR, WHO HAS THIS NEW INITIATIVE>>RAS BARAKA?>>YEAH, RAS BARAKA, AND ALSO WITH NANCY CANTOR, BECAUSE SHE’S SO INTO THIS IDEA OF THE THIRD SPACE, THE IDEA OF US BEING PART OF NEWARK NOT JUST IN NEWARK>>YOU’RE BULLISH ON THE CITY?>>I’M SORRY?>>YOU’RE BULLISH ON THE CITY?>>I AM, I WISH I CAN MOVE HERE I HAVE TO CONVINCE MY HUSBAND [LAUGHTER]>>[LAUGHTER]>>HE DOESN’T WANT TO [LAUGHTER]>>SEE THAT’S THE SELL YOU HAVE TO MAKE>>I KNOW [LAUGHTER] I DO, I DO, WE’LL TRY, YEAH…>>WELL, CAREN KING CHOI>>YES>>A GALLERY MANAGER, AN EDUCATIONAL COORDINATOR AT A GREAT OPERATION CALLED THE PAUL ROBESON GALLERIES AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN NEWARK NEW JERSEY, THANK YOU>>THANK YOU>>THAT WAS GREAT>>ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO HAS BEEN A PRODUCTION OF THE CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS OF BROADCAST EXCELLENCE AND BY THE NEWARK MUSEUM IN COOPERATION WITH NJTV AND THIRTEEN FOR WNET FUNDING FOR THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO AT NEWARK MUSEUM HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY BANK OF AMERICA PSEG COHN REZNICK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NEWARK, NEW JERSEY JOHNSON AND JOHNSON PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL’S GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AND BY THE NORTH WARD CENTER TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY AIR BROOK LIMOUSINE SERVING THE METROPOLITAN NEW YORK NEW JERSEY AREA [MUSIC PLAYING] [MUSIC PLAYING]>>NEW JERSEY IS A LEADER IN SOLAR POWER AND PSEG IS DOING ITS PART WITH 24 SOLAR INSTALLATIONS IN NEW JERSEY, PROJECTS THAT ARE GIVING LANDFILLS NEW PURPOSE, AND TURNING FORMER BROWN FIELDS GREEN, SOLAR POWERS MORE THAN OUR HOMES, AND SCHOOLS, AND BUSINESSES IT POWERS OUR ECONOMY BY CREATING JOBS RIGHT HERE IN THE GARDEN STATE PSEG

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