Douglass Auditorium Hosts First Friday Art Exhibit featuring Najhay Quick

We are happy to present the First Friday Opening Reception for May 2019 featuring the work of Najhay Quick

U Gotta Love Yourself by self-taught artist Najay Halo and will be featured in the Art Gallery at Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street

About Najhay Quick

Najhay Quick was born in Rochester, New York and describes his work as a fusion of contemporary and abstract art. His aim as a visual artist is to spread ministry through his work, to paint human experiences and trials & errors, in which we all yet fail; Visually bringing them to light, in hope to invoke the viewer spiritually. Quick’s work has been featured in various places throughout Rochester such as the City Hall Gala and Memorial Art Gallery.

About U Gotta Love Yourself

In this vulnerable collection; artist Najhay Quick sheds light on his personal struggles with suicide and unhealthy living through abstract acrylics. The works contained in this collection of original art will reflect Quick’s experiences with structural racism and society’s attempt to hold back black men. This exhibit aims to motivate the mind and fill the heart and soul with positivity. The goal is for viewers to leave with a sense of peace and the inspiration to survive any negative experience they are facing.


  • $2 entry free // no one turned away for lack of funds
  • Light refreshments and snacks provided
  • No registration required
  • Community can tour the theatre and book space for future events

About Douglass Auditorium

The Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street (formerly Frederick Douglass Resource Center) is an eighty person auditorium/theatre and event space operated by 540, Inc.


The mission of Douglass Auditorium to provide a low cost, inclusive and accessible theatre space to groups and organizations committed to the arts and social justice.

Proceeds support 540WMain Communiversity programming, interns, staff, and operations //

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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