For 30 years, Victor Davson ran Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, helping establish under-represented artists and promoting cross-cultural dialogue. Now, the Guyana native and West Orange resident has turned to the landscape, finding beauty in his own backyard and nearby walking trails. Also on this week’s episode, Roberto Lugo has a wildly successful career making pots that draw on his life as a Puerto Rican kid growing up in Philadelphia. Plus, the young jazz vocalist Samara Joy’s deeply personal take on the standards calls to mind the greats, including her own personal favorite, Sarah Vaughan.

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