Meet Newark, NJ artist German Pitre during his six-month artist-in-residency at Express Newark. His path to becoming an artist was extraordinary. A retrospective of his unique art works, rich in sometimes controversial iconography, is featured in the exhibition A Glorious Life. It’s an ironic title. The show is at the Paul Robeson Gallery on the campus of Rutgers University, Newark. Express Newark is a co-laboratory for artists with Rutgers University and the Newark, NJ community.

Eric G. Schultz produced and directed the feature for State of the Arts. Joe Colon was the videographer and Dan Gordon narrates.