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I WILL BE A HUMMINGBIRD: A Panel Discussion on Environmental Activism and the Arts

Friday, 11/18/2022

Photo Credits:

Kay Reese, Sky Seeds, 2021, mixed media, 38” x 48”, Courtesy of the artist.

Featuring PRG 2022 Artist-in-Residence Kay Reese, Curator Adrienne Wheeler, and Natasha S. Dyer, Executive Director of Greater Newark Conservancy. Moderated by Anonda Bell Director and Chief Curator, Paul Robeson Galleries

November 18, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center Gallery
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

T. 973.353.0615

Kay Reese is an award winning visual artist, photographer and curator. She exhibits throughout the greaterTri-State area, and nationally.  Her art practice entails the creation of assemblages and photo-based collage prints that reflect her views on contemporary society.  She resides in New Jersey.
Adrienne Wheeler is a visual artist, independent curator and arts educator living and working in Newark, NJ. Wheeler is from a family whose history spans 200 years in Newark, NJ. Her visual arts practice blurs the lines between spirituality, ancestry, oral history, and social engagement. Wheeler has exhibited and curated locally and internationally including, Cuba, Senegal and Australia. Wheeler’s work is in public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Natasha S. Dyer, MPA, SHRM-CP is the Executive Director of Greater Newark Conservancy, which fosters collaboration in our community at the intersection of environmental, food, and racial justice to promote the health and well being of Newark residents. Their programs work to reverse the long history of systemic racism to improve social determinants of health by expanding access to green spaces, nutritious food, wellness education, and youth development.


Questions about accessibility and accommodations? Contact Bryant Lebron at or973.353.0707. The Paul Robeson Galleries’ programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, The City of Newark (Creative Catalyst Fund), The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and by private donations.  We are also supported by Express Newark, Robeson Campus Center, and the Cultural Programming Committee, Rutgers University-Newark.

  • Type: Artist in Residence,Artist Talks
  • Time: 11/18/2022 - 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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