The Hoboken Mural Arts Council is announcing a call for submissions for a mural project located at 1312 Adams Street with the theme “diversity, inclusion, and community.” The Arts Council, which includes Geri Fallo (Hoboken Cultural Affairs), Albert Barsky (Barsky Gallery), Elizabeth Ndoye (hob’art co-operative gallery), and Justine Uva (Urban Arts), was recently established by Mayor Zimmer to provide guidance and art expertise for a mural project approved by the Planning Board.
MORE THAN A BRIDGE
Three days of Arts Events throughout Bayonne begin Sept. 7th
By Sally Deering
Bayonne is more than just a bridge that connects to Staten Island, and the Bridge Arts Festival directors Cheryl and Christopher Mack want to prove that with three days of arts events highlighting the city’s artists and artisans.
Art in the Park is a 6 week creative arts program for toddlers ages 4 and under. Join us for songs, story time, sensory play, and an art project, all in the shade of your local park.
Online registration for Art in the Park will be open on March 1, 2017 at www.hobokennj.gov/register.
There are eight 6 week sessions which take place on different days, in different parks, at different times. Choose either early morning (9am to 10:30am) or mid-morning (11am to 12:30pm) sessions:
Elysian Park on Mondays: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Elysian Park on Tuesdays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1
Pier A on Wednesdays: June 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2
Elysian Park on Thursdays: June 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3
Cost per 6 week session is $25.
Each session will accept 60 children.
Child must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Dress child in messy clothes as clay or paints may stain clothes.
In case of rain, rain date will be announced.
For more information contact 201-420-2207 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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A View of the Artist who Creates Watercolors and Sculptures around & about Hudson
By Sally Deering
Steve Singer’s watercolor paintings are soft impressions of Jersey City’s architecture and streets, like watery snapshots of urban landscapes and passing moments.
Singer’s work will be part of the new show BORDERLESS, a month-long series of art, plays and dance that address the effects of Globalization, presented by Jersey City Theater Center and Gallery. BORDERLESS opened Fri, Feb 3, from 6-10, with an evening of performances along with the gallery exhibition curated by Lucy Rovetto.
As a painter, Singer sets up his easel and paints in neighborhoods throughout Jersey City He’s painted the tearing down of St. Joseph’s School of the Blind near Journal Square; a yellow house with a telephone pole sprouting wires on Tuers Street; and, a Cherry Blossom tree blooming on an urban street in The Heights. His painting “Late Bloomers” depicts what seems to be a homeless man catching some shuteye on a bench framed by Van Vorst Park foliage. Continue reading Man of Steel and Brushes Jersey City Artist Steve Singer to exhibit at JCTC’s BORDERLESS Art Show
ARTScene / Cultural Happenings in & around Hudson
MILE SQUARE THEATRE, 1400 Clinton St, HOB, wwwmilesquaretheatre.org. (201) 683-7014. Feb 3-26: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! “Mile Square Theatre opens its 2017 season with hit musical, a real treat for the entire family. This comic musical includes the whole gang from the beloved comic strip Peanuts: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and ‘blockhead,’ himself, Charlie Brown is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day.” Shows are Friday at 7 pm; Saturday at 2 pm and 6 pm; and, Sunday at 11 am and 3 pm. Tix: $30; Student/Senior: $15. Recommended for audiences 5 and up. For school show booking and information, contact Erin: email@example.com.
JERSEY CITY THEATER CENTER, Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Ave, JC. www.jctcenter.org. Thurs, Feb. 9 through Thurs, Mar. 23, JCTC in partnership with the Writers Theatre of NJ presents BORDERLESS, NEW PLAY FESTIVAL. Thurs, Feb. 9, 7-10 pm: FOURTH PLANET, by Dano Madden, a staged reading. “As Dr. Violet Garcia attempts to be chosen for the first human mission to Mars, she is forced to confront the possibility of losing her most important relationships on Earth. Fourth Planet is a play about the future of humanity and what scientific advancement and sacrifice look like through a very personal lens.” Reading followed by Talk-Back.
WORD BOOKSTORE, 122 Newark Ave, JC, Tues, Feb. 7, 7:30-8:30 pm: Elan Mastai Presents “ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS” W/ JONATHAN TROPPER. “You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary. Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.” Continue reading Art Listings ARTScene Cultural Happenings in & around Hudson through February 15th, 2017
Succeeding Founder and Long-Term Leader Christine Goodman
JERSEY CITY, NJ, January 27, 2017 – Meredith Burns has been named Executive Director of Art House Productions effective February 13. A Jersey City resident and volunteer for Art House INKubator, Burns joins the organization from Brooklyn’s New Voices Middle School, where she has led an arts-based, after-school program for 200+ children since 2013. She succeeds Christine Goodman, who is stepping down 15 years after founding the highly regarded nonprofit arts organization to spend more time with her family. Continue reading Art House Productions Names Meredith Burns Executive Director
Cultural Happenings in & around Hudson County
HAMILTON SQUARE NORTH CONDOMINIUMS, 232 Pavonia Ave, JC. Opening Reception: Wed, Jan. 18, 6-8 pm: SHARED GAZE, UNCOMMON VISION, paintings by Jeanne Tremel and Eliot Markell.
LITM, 140 Newark Ave, JC. www.litm.com. Opens Tues, Jan. 3, 7-11:30 pm. Mia Buchanan’s UTOPIA. Mia Buchanan was born in Japan where she studied academic art and graphic design and continued her education at Parsons in New York. “Human imagination is a tremendous weapon for peace of mind. Imagination allows for correct decisions and responses. Imagination develops the fight against discrimination and hate.” $6 drink specials all night.
107 BOWERS GALLERY & ARTSPACE, 107 Bowers Street, C2, JC, (201) 280-04821, firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening Sun, Jan. 14, 2-5 pm through Feb. 1: THE COLLINS BROTHERS: A RETROSPECTVE. Octogenarian artist Myles Collins and his brothers Noel and Bill exhibit paintings along with Myles’ whimsical sculptures, works that go back to his days as a commercial artist in NYC. “Myles, 88, has lived in Jersey City Heights since 1963. He is a retired NYC commercial artist who continues to create every day, whether its paintings, sculptures or pen & ink drawings.” (See the inside artist feature on Myles Collins in this RVO issue.) Continue reading JANUARY 2017 ARTScene / Cultural Happenings in & around Hudson County
NIMBUS DANCE WORKS, Frank R. Conwell MS4 Auditorium, 107 Bright St, JC. (201) 377-0718; www.nimbusdanceworks.org. Dec. 13-18. Tix: $11 – $40 (early bird prices through 12/4; group discounts available) Nimbus Dance Works presents JERSEY CITY NUTCRACKER 2016. “Jersey City’s largest annual performing arts event. Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet re-imagined with Jersey City flavor. Join Nimbus Dance Works, Jersey City’s acclaimed professional dance company for the 7th year of its annual holiday tradition: Jersey City Nutcracker. Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity and celebration and, along the way, teaching them lessons about friendship and community. Choreographed and directed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, this adaption of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic is performed by a stand-out cast of professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works joined by youth and adults from the community as they portray familiar characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, the Arabian Princess and Drosselmeyer – all with a Jersey City twist!” (Appropriate for all ages; barrier-free event.)
Exhibits at Bridge Gallery in Bayonne; Gallery 14 Maple in Morristown
By Sally Deering
Dark-eyed women in traditional clothing are painted against a backdrop of bands of colors filled with rows of tiny fish, elephants and other imagery of India. They are the paintings of artist Nupur Nishith, a resident of Bayonne who moved to the U.S. a little over five years ago with an MBA and several years of working for a bank. Instead of following a banking career, though, Nishith decided to follow her passion for art.
Art Transforms Cast Iron Lofts Hi-Rise into Urban Landmark
By Sally Deering
Photos by Fermín Mendoza
You can see it from Rt. 139 feeding into the Holland Tunnel or catch it from downtown Jersey City as you head into Hoboken. David Bowie’s image 18-stories high on the side of the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City, painted by international muralist Eduardo Kobra. Bowie passed-away January 10th of this year, but his music and artistry live on throughout the world; and Kobra’s mural is now part of the Jersey City landscape, an urban landmark and the latest addition to the Jersey City Mural Arts Program.
On Fri, Nov. 4, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the City Council, local real estate developers, and local artists welcomed Kobra to Jersey City and thanked him for painting the dazzling, eye-catching image of David Bowie. Mayor Fulop held the press conference on the building’s 5th floor deck where visitors could get an up-close look at the mural, and meet and take pictures with Kobra who spent the past few weeks painting from a scaffold hanging 180-feet off the side of the Cast Iron Lofts hi-rise on Jersey Avenue. Continue reading KOBRA & BOWIE Int’l Muralist KOBRA paints 18-story David Bowie in Jersey City