"What do you want the world to know about Newark?"
This was the question we asked at The Newark Mosaic video booth during the Newark Art Council's Open Doors 2010 arts event. Here are a few samples of the comments recorded by the folks who stopped in to press the red record button:
Newark is complex.
Newark is a city with love.
Newark is approachable.
Newark has a lot going on.
Newark is strong and proud.
Newark is old-school.
Newark is multicultural.
Newark is emerging.
Newark is family.
Newark is peaceful.
Newark is full of art.
Newark is a beautiful place full of beautiful people.
Newark is proud, warm, dignified.
Newark is full of people that love Newark.
Watch all 7 episodes to get the full scope of the answers recorded. They are varied, honest, heartfelt and, some may say, even surprising. If you think you know Newark, you might find that, in the words of blogger Craig Schoonmaker, "You don't know Newark."
Special thanks to Linwood Oglesvy and Jade Lien of The Newark Arts Council and to all who stopped by our projection room and video booth at this year's Open Doors event.