Newark School of the Arts unveils new mural as part of Newark 350 yearlong Celebrations

Newark, NJ - To celebrate this significant occasion, Yendor Productions, Newark Celebration 350, Newark School of the Arts and the City of Newark hosted a reception. The new mural  pays homage to the co-founders of the prestigious institution while displaying aspects of the four disciplines that comprise the Newark School of the Arts curriculum - Drama, Dance, Music and Visual Art.

The 4 1/2 story high mural and was  painted by on parachute cloth at a large studio, transported to the school and adhered to the wall by Newark Artist Sterling Brown and the Yendor team. The design concept was created by Charles Smith using archival photographs from  Newark School of the Arts performances and programs throughout the years.  

Yendor Productions/Yendor Arts is proud to be a part of this momentous occasion and yearlong events made possible by NC350 as well as capturing the young talent that is in Newark.

The Newark Celebration 350 (NC 350) was the vision of Dr. Clement A. Price who vigorously worked to broadcast the greatness of Newark and its people. The Newark School of the Arts has opened their doors to anyone with an interest regardless of talent, age and financial resources and has served 44,000 young artists since 1968. Through this compound partnership with Newark School of the Arts, Newark Celebration 350 and Yendor Productions this Mural displays the beauty and talent that is here in Newark.

This program is supported by a grant  from the Community Foundation of New Jersey/Newark Celebration 350 Fund. This program is supported in-part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and from funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Stella Lass and Saunders Davis are the founders of the Newark School of the Arts in 1968.

Stella Lass and Saunders Davis are the founders of the Newark School of the Arts in 1968.