Every Ghetto, Every City happening from December 13th – January 4 at BSB Gallery, sets out to examine city life, from corruption to inequality and communal perseverance and strength. This exhibition combines Trenton-based, regional area and international artists of all mediums reflecting on their urban communities.
The Every Ghetto, Every City Opening Reception will happen on Friday, December 13th, 5-8 p.m. at BSB Gallery. On Tuesday, December 17th at 6 p.m., the BSB Gallery will host Urban Word Slam, a poetry open mic with featured performances from local spoken word artists and poets. Light refreshments will be included.
Known widely from Lauryn Hill’s “Every Ghetto, Every City,” off of her breakthrough 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the phrase reflects memories of Hill’s hometown of South Orange, New Jersey, and similar urban environments across the U.S. Hill vividly recreates detailed aspects of her childhood that paint a picture of her adolescence.
BSB Gallery, located at 143 E State St, Trenton, aims to cultivate creativity and community by offering exhibition, education, and networking opportunities for artists and curators. The gallery strives to strengthen the local community by making the arts accessible and welcoming for all Trenton residents.