Hairstylist Michael De’Von, center, at Rutgers University–Newark, Express Newark


Robert Thomas

Express Newark, a magnet for artistic endeavor for the Newark community including faculty and students at Rutgers University–Newark, has a new partner in its home within the former Hahne’s department store: Artistic Passion and Purpose. A promoter  of developing creative enterprise and self-representation through eclectic forms and media, the Newark-based group, under the leadership of celebrity hairstylist Michael De’Von, center, is using workshops, tutorials, panel discussions, exhibitions, and demonstrations to help people articulate their identities through music, fashion, cosmetology, dance, and health and wellness.