Over a thousand years ago paper art originated in Japan. Hardly talked about today; this medium of paper art, and its unique styles ranging from complex to book carvings has become a very popular art form. (pictured -art from Yulia Brodskaya, Bert Simmons, and Richard Sweeney)
Here are over 100 such designs from 13 remarkle artists. Some of these designs can be located in museums and also in various exhibitions within the world. PAPER ART
The One -Shoulder Dress this Fall’s Hottest Fashion Trend is worn by Reality TV Star Kim Kardashian
The style is everywhere from Hollywood to Bollywood and all over the world women are opting for the one-shoulder dress. A throwback to an 80s style dress which has become popular today, especially on the party scene.
Photo by Inf Continue reading Fashion – The One Shoulder Dress -Falls Hottest Trend
DOWNLOAD EXPERIENCE PROMOTES FREE AUDIOBOOK, EBOOK, MUSIC & VIDEO DOWNLOAD SERVICE
The Jersey City Free Public Library will host the Digital Bookmobile, an immersive download experience inside a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH at the Main Library, MERCER STREET (between Jersey Avenue & Barrow Street), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Readers of all ages are invited to engage digital downloading through interactive demonstrations and experience Jersey City Free Public Library’s audiobook, eBook, music, and video download service at this free event.
Continue reading JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST DIGITAL BOOKMOBILE NATIONAL TOUR EVENT
The 4th Annual Powerhouse Arts Festival
11:00am to 6:00pm.
The annual Powerhouse Arts District Neighborhood Association’s barbeque and crafts fair will have all the fine arts, nifty crafts, music, cheap beer and block-partying good times of last year, this year PDNA is adding a bunch more vendor spaces and hopefully some live art this year.
PDNA is seeking VOLUNTEERS for the day of the event. They will need people to help with set up, grill-manning (or woman-ing), beer pouring, etc. There will be free food and drink for all who volunteer, plus that special warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with contributing to a good cause. For more information or to sign up, email Jessica.
The festival is also a fundraiser for the Association. Much of our operating income for the year comes from the Fest – so tell your friends and come eat, drink, and be merry in service of the neighborhood.
By Herb Fluke
Here is a restaurant list I will be updating every month by adding new restaurants in our River View Observer Print publication and here at riverviewobserver.com
Try one of these fine restuarants for a delicious night out.- Enjoy Herb
More DINING STORIES Continue reading Man Without A Kitchen -Our Guide to Excellent Dining in Hudson County
Call Him “The People’s Artist”
World Renown Jersey City Artist gives Back to the Community
The River View Observer first met artist Duda Penteado 10 years ago when he was involved with opening the now established Hope Center Arts Academy of Jersey City.
What was evident while interviewing him back then was his unwavering commitment to that project, and how he felt it would benefit the community.
Throughout his career this talented, and gifted artist has never lost sight of that belief; that art, benefits the community.
For over a decade Duda Penteado has done extensive community
work utilizing the arts, both in the New York Metro Area, and abroad, and that is why there are many who feel Penteado should be called “The People’s Artist”.
Continue reading Art Views -A Look at Artist Duda Penteado
(Family Features) If your family thinks you have a winning recipe, they could be right. Enter an original recipe into the French’s Foods Live National Cook-Off and you could win $25,000.
How It Works
Submit an original, easy-to-make recipe that makes your family’s mouth water. Entering is easy, and you can encourage friends and family to vote for your recipe submission online.
Continue reading Could Your Recipe Earn You $25,000?
When the Yellow Brick Road Hits a Speed-bump,these seven Hudsonities follow their hearts
By Sally Deering
Most folks weren’t around to witness The Great Depression of 1929 when the stock market crashed and people lost their savings, their jobs and sometimes their lives. But many of us do remember the Dotcom crash of 1987 that caused the stock market to nosedive and Internet entrepreneurs to lose their cybershirts. Well, here we are again, folks, rafting through the troubled waters of another recession in a yellow rubber dingy without a paddle.
Uncle Sam is up to his red, white and blues in I.O.U.’s. We owe a trillion and change to to China and according to CreditCard.com, every household in America has more than $8 grand in credit card debt with no end in sight. But Americans are a rugged bunch. When all we have are lemons in the fridge, we thumb our nose at the bad times and toast to better days with a swig of lemonade.
It’s the American Way and it’s the Hudson way, too.
Continue reading Good Times in Bad Times-July 09
River View Observer “Site Seeing” Living Chair Tree” and other interesting Living Art
As seen on boing boing
The River View Observer’s “Site Seeing” we find interesting posts from around the world and present them to you.
The Honorable Jerramiah T Healy (left), Mayor of Jersey City, presents a Proclamation to Peter Kelly, President and CEO of Christ Hospital, recognizing, acknowledging and thanking Christ Hospital and its School of Nursing for the outreach program, “Know Your Numbers.” On May 29, 2009, students from the hospital’s nursing school conducted blood pressure and glucose screenings throughout Jersey City to educate the community on hypertension and diabetes. Nearly 300 residents were screened in four sites which included City Hall, the Brennan Courthouse, the Newport Mall, and the Shop-Rite on Marin Boulevard.