Category Archives: Art Views

THE CURIOUS ARTIST Carlos DeMedeiros Jersey City interprets Dreams as Objects d’art

 New Show at Guttenberg Arts opens Sat, Feb. 18, 6-to-9 pm

 By Sally Deering

 The Curious Artist Carlos DeMedeiros Jersey City Dreams can be interpreted as a means to a deeper understanding of our innermost thoughts, feelings and desires. When Jersey City artist Carlos DeMedeiros dreams, he interprets his dream as objects d’art.

DeMedeiros’ dream-inspired works are whimsical, playful, and sometimes religious and political, and will be on view in the new exhibit CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: THE WHIMSICAL WORLD OF CARLOS DEMEDEIROS opening Sat, Feb. 18 as part of Guttenberg Arts Center’s new gallery series.

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Man of Steel and Brushes Jersey City Artist Steve Singer to exhibit at JCTC’s BORDERLESS Art Show

 A View of the Artist who Creates Watercolors and Sculptures around & about Hudson

Jersey city artist Steve Singer
Jerseygirls” by Steve Singer
Jersey city artist Steve Singer
Artist Steve Singer painting in New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Jersey city artist Steve Singer
“Late Bloomers” by Steve Singer

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

Hudson County Community College Announces the Opening of ‘Hip-Hop Utopia: Culture + Community’

              HCCC Hip Hop Exhibition                      

 

 

 

 

The exhibit celebrates the art and influence of the hip-hop movement.

Hudson County Community College’s  first exhibit of the new year presented by the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs is one of the most unique and explores a cultural phenomenon, hip-hop.

The exhibit, “Hip-Hop Utopia: Culture + Community” was curated by Michelle Vitale and Fred Fleisher, and may be viewed from Monday, January 23rd through Tuesday, February 21st in the College’s Benjamin J. Dineen, III & Dennis C. Hull Gallery, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City. The exhibit and all of the related events are open to the entire community and there is no charge for admission.

Since its inception, hip-hop has given a voice to the marginalized and disenfranchised. Today, the park jams have evolved into a global community of bold expression that influences and provides commentary on current issues including culture, ethnicity, class, and gender. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Announces the Opening of ‘Hip-Hop Utopia: Culture + Community’

Candy Crush; New Works by Photographer Beth Achenbach Capture the Joy of Sweets  

By Sally Deering

 Girl with Bubble Beth AchenbachGood n’ Plenty, Pixy Stix, Zots, Necco Wafers – these are just some of the candies kids snacked on back in the day and that still evoke childhood memories in adults of all ages. People seem to connect through the shared experience of reminiscing about candy; everyone knows someone who can wax poetic about wax lips.

PixyStix by Beth Achenbach in NOSTALGIA  River View Observer  Double Bubble Bubble Gum, Bon-o-mo Turkish Taffy, Lemonheads, Dots, Pop Rocks, Candy Buttons – the candy list is endless – and photographer Beth Achenbach of Jersey City believes her photographs of candy will help people make happy connections at her upcoming exhibit NOSTALGIA at the Mary Benson Gallery in Jersey City. Continue reading Candy Crush; New Works by Photographer Beth Achenbach Capture the Joy of Sweets  

LANDSCAPES, SCULPTURES AND SKYLINE PHOTOS AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT CASA COLOMBO

Three Artists Exhibit Personal, Playful Works at CACC in Jersey City

 

By Sally Deering

Abbey Levine River View Observer
Abbey Levine and her whimsical wood sculptures
Jacquline Falconi River View Observer
Jacqueline Falconi and her painting
“Explosione in Ble”
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Alina Oswald presents her work at Casa Columbo

Three women artists make the walls of the Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo in Jersey City their own in OF THE MIND, an exhibit of dreamy Italian landscapes, whimsical wood sculptures and moody photographs of the Manhattan Skyline.

Artists Abby Levine, Alina Oswald, and Jacqueline Falconi’s art works reflect their personal interests, things that inspire them and that also have a little whimsy, like Levine’s painted wood sculptures. Levine, who resides in Union City, is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and has exhibited her art work throughout the U.S.

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100 Artists to Show their Work at Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour 2014

artwork by Robert Piesanti
Artwork by Robert Piesanti

SHOW AND TELL

By Sally Deering

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Home Plate by Joyce Finn map of US crates with souvenir plates for all 50 states

A 10-foot map of the U.S. made of souvenir plates from all 50 states; candy-colored 1960s-inspired pop art paintings; spray painted murals; all this and more goes on exhibit this weekend at the Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour.

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Artwork by Lou Carbone
will be featured at the Hoboken Historical Museum

The Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour is a free, self-guided walking tour of artists’ studios, galleries and group exhibitions that begins Fri, Nov. 7 and runs through Sun, Nov. 9, with more than 100 local artists participating. City Hall, Monroe Street Arts Center, Hoboken Historical Museum and Maxwell’s bar and restaurant are some of the 24 venues where artists will be exhibiting their work. Many will share their process; others will share interesting conversations; it’s all what makes this yearly event so interesting. (Jersey City had their studio tour last week!)

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POP UP ART SHOW — Bayonne: The Peninsula (Water Colors)

Digital photograph  “Purple Haze” by photographer Sidney Montanez of Jersey City will be on exhibit at “Bayonne:  The Peninsula (Water Colors)” art show on Sat, Oct. 25 at the Bayonne Museum.

Photograph by Patricia Mulligan for "Bayonne: The Peninsula (Water Colors).

Photograph by Patricia Mulligan for “Bayonne: The Peninsula (Water Colors).

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Bayonne Museum 229 Broadway, Bayonne

 More than 30 Artists to Exhibit at Bayonne Museum – One Day Only

By Sally Deering 

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Artist Bill Zbylut will exhibit his oil paintings like the two picture: “Jackie Gleason as the Man from Space” and “My Back Porch”.

 For one day only, the work of more than  30 artists pops up at the Bayonne Museum in “Bayonne: The Peninsula (Water Colors)” art show where each artist has a 4-foot display area to make their own.

On Sat, Oct. 25, from 1-10 pm, some pretty terrific painters, photographers, sculptors and mixed-media artists will display and sell their works, many depicting Bayonne’s beautiful vistas. The exhibit is a joint venture between Deb Peveler and Lou Segura of All Fit Studios in

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Artist Bill Zbylut will exhibit his oil paintings like the two picture: “Jackie Gleason as the Man from Space” and “My Back Porch”.

Bayonne and Patty Mulligan and the grassroots group Beautify Bayonne, along with the support of Mayor Jimmy Davis and his new administration.

“Bayonne is a peninsula city at the southern end of the Gold Coast,” Mayor Davis says.  “Our community’s location and natural surroundings provide great inspiration for artistic expression.” Continue reading POP UP ART SHOW — Bayonne: The Peninsula (Water Colors)

2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour East Coast’s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment

A FREE Self-Guided Tour All Weekend Click this link to find out all you need to know about the Jersey City Artist Tour   thejcast.com

Read what is happening at jcast this weekend!

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs present the 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, a FREE self-guided tour featuring more than a 130 galleries, artist studios and pop-up exhibition spaces. The tour will take place from 12 pm to 6:00 pm throughout the city on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th.

The 24th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is a weekend celebration of Jersey City’s diverse and burgeoning art scene that features over 600 artists and venues that include galleries, studios, public art, live music and performances, food, drink and parties. This year’s exhibitions include visual art, multimedia, film, music, performance and everything in-between.

Every year the tour attracts thousands of visitors during its two-day run. The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is New Jersey’s premier art and cultural event, and is free and open to the public.  Continue reading 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour East Coast’s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment

Bayonne: Water Colors-   Artists Invited to Exhibit at Bayonne Museum  

Deb Peveler and Lou Segura of All Fit Studios and Beautify Bayonne invite artists of all media to participate in the art exhibit “Bayonne: Water Colors” at the Bayonne Museum, 229 Broadway, on Sat, Oct. 25, from 1-10 pm.

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Bayonne has a great story to tell through the arts,” Peveler says. Continue reading Bayonne: Water Colors-   Artists Invited to Exhibit at Bayonne Museum  

Jersey City Artist Peter S. Bill Turns Two-Dimensional Shapes into Swirling, Twirling and sometimes Glowing Illusions

Playing in Color Gradations

   By Sally Deering

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Artist Peter S. Bill outside an exhibit

British artist Peter Bill is a color illusionist and his paintings can be found in homes throughout the U.K., and U.S., and in many instances, the homes of other artists. Using subtle gradations of brilliant color, Bill can turn a color spectrum into spirals, fans – you name it, the shapes are endless, and the images seem to lift off the page like a 3-D movie but without the goofy glasses.

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Peter S. Bill Design in Pink

Bill has exhibited locally in several galleries including LITM and Cooper Gallery in Jersey City; HBO’s corporate headquarters and the Puffin Room in Manhattan; and at City Without Walls in Newark. For years, motorists have driven by the 17-foot by 15-foot peace sign he painted in the mural on Observer Highway in Hoboken. His early career work as a graphic artist can be seen in the book “The Collected Writings of Sir William Churchill,” and the three fonts he designed – Starlight, Starlight Display, and Uranus Bold – are still used today. Continue reading Jersey City Artist Peter S. Bill Turns Two-Dimensional Shapes into Swirling, Twirling and sometimes Glowing Illusions