On Thursday, September 30, 2021, a crowd of fifty gathered at the Slought in Philadelphia to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, Art and the Invisible City. The exhibit seeks to explore the emotions surrounding racism and gentrification in Trenton, which has rendered the city largely invisible to its surrounding communities. Curated by D. Vance Smith, the exhibition features work by Trenton-based artists Leon Rainbow, Jonathan "Lank" Conner, C.a. Shofed, Habiyb Ali Shu'Aib, Jeff Stewart, Qaysean Williams, Khalilah Sabree, Tamara Torres, Eric Schultz, and Passage Theatre.
The exhibit grew out of a spring 2021 Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) course taught by Professor of English D. Vance Smith alongside Roger S. Berlind ’52 Playwright-in-Residence Nathan Davis. HUM 352: Arts in the Invisible City was supported by ProCES, the Princeton Humanities Council, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
The exhibit is on display through November 30, 2021. It is free and open to the public, but advance reservations are required.