Nigel Freeman and Otto Neals, ValleyArts Photo by Dawan Alford
Anyone interested in contemporary African-American art will want to check out the growing artist community of Orange, NJ, where, on October 12, Swann’s own Nigel Freeman will join Brooklyn artist Otto Neals for a gallery talk at the ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery. The public is invited to what promises to be a lively discussion of Neals’s work, and no RSVP is required. Neals’s show, Otto Neals: An American Artist, opened the second season of the ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery on Sept. 19 and will continue through Sunday, Oct. 20. Neals is a New York native acclaimed for his paintings, prints and sculpture that capture life in America across several generations. Firehouse Gallery is located at 580 Forest Street, Orange NJ 07050. For more information please visit their website.