‘Portraits Of Camden’ Exhibit Paints The Face Of A City

Donald T Williams’ “Family Love” at Rutgers University’s “Portraits of Camden” exhibit. Photo credit: Rutgers University Camden.

By: Gabrielle Mills, Follow South Jersey Intern

CAMDEN, N.J. – Rutgers University Camden hosted  “Portraits of Camden – Meet the Artists!” an art showcase and meet and greet for students, staff, and the broader Camden community. “Portraits of Camden” is part of the university’s ongoing public arts programming. 

Hosted at the Stedman Gallery on October 15, the event featured works from six artists “with very strong personal and professional ties to the City of Camden: Kimberly Camp, Pedro Fuller, Rafael J. Miranda-Mattei, Erik James Montgomery, Beverly Collins-Roberts, and Donald T. Williams,” according to the university’s website

The artists employed a variety of styles, from photography to pencil and beyond, each  showcasing different mediums. Life-long Camden resident  Donald T. Williams was one of the artists whose work was displayed at the event. His art depicts Camden and its residents in a variety of true-to-life scenes. 

According to Rutgers University Camden, “Portraits of Camden” is meant to be a tribute to the Scarlet Knights’ home city. “The exhibition, which is supported by a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts award, expresses the strength and resilience of Camden residents in unique ways using a wide variety of media – from drawing and painting to video and installation,” the university website states.

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