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JC Artists Studio Tour Saturday, October 5th

Our River View Observer camera was making the rounds today and these are some of the first photos taken
of JC Artists Tour! Check back for more…

Bayonne First Annual Arts and Music Festival Video

Bayonne First Annual Arts and Music Festival June 14, 2013 from River View Observer on Vimeo.

The First Annual Bayonne Arts and Music Festival was held on Friday, June 14th, 2013.
Over a thousand plus people came out to view the Art Exhibits at the Bayonne Museum.
There were also Outdoor Art Demonstrations, Live music and outdoor dining by participating restaurants from the area.
The Bayonne Arts and Music Festival was presented in conjunction with
Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith, the Bayonne City Council and the Bayonne Arts Circle
This is a River View Observer Video

The Fermin Mendoza Project- “Artists/Models/Others” – A Year of Paining Portraits

Fermin Mendoza Self ;Portrait
Fermin Mendoza

  

By Sally Deering

 

Sally Deering -Writer
Sally Deering -Writer
fERMIN MENDOZA PROJECT PHOTO FOR SIDEBAR
Meghan Baxter of Oklahoma

A year ago, artist Fermin Mendoza of West New York decided he would paint a portrait every day of people he reached out to in person and on the Internet. Taking their pictures or having them email their pics, Mendoza used the photos as the basis for a series of portraits – 183 to be exact – in the project he calls “artists/models/others” opening this week at LITM Bar, Restaurant, Art & Video Gallery on Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Continue reading The Fermin Mendoza Project- “Artists/Models/Others” – A Year of Paining Portraits

Grassroots Community Space in Jersey City – A Small Business Incubator for Local Artists

Cover Story -Where Stars are Born

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   By Sally Deering

Drum Circle at Grassroots Community Space in JerseyCity
Drum Circle at Grassroots Community Space in JerseyCity

 

 

Chelo Mercado  of Grassroots Community Space with his wife Sirena Mari Mercado
Chelo Mercado of Grassroots Community Space with his wife Sirena Mari Mercado

 Tucked inside the downtown Jersey City community on Coles Street is a rather plain looking storefront that when you step inside makes you feel like Dorothy landing in Munchkinland in “The Wizard of Oz.”  

 Welcome to the Grassroots Community Space, an intimate one-room studio rental where dancers, actors, drummers and other artists teach classes and put on performances. Warm and welcoming, the Grassroots Community Space has a vibe that seems to say “let’s have fun and create something” and it serve an even greater purpose as a small business incubator for local artists to try their hand at teaching their craft. Some groups, who have rented the Grassroots Community Space to teach classes have gone on to start their own business in their own space.

 Jersey City is home to many professional artists, actors, singers, dancers, writers and poets from all over the world, but performance space is limited – and pricey. In 2008, with a couple of partners, Chelo Mercado of Jersey City saw the need for a community space where local artists could teach and perform. The trio decided to fill the gap and open Grassroots Community Space for artists to share their artistry. Continue reading Grassroots Community Space in Jersey City – A Small Business Incubator for Local Artists

Applications Available for Art Exhibit at Museum During Broadway Festival

The Art Circle of Bayonne announced that applications are available for the next art exhibit at the CITY OF BAYONNE SEALBayonne Community Museum. The exhibit is scheduled to open on Friday, June 14. It will run through Friday, June 21. The opening night of the exhibit will be part of an arts festival that will take place outdoors and in various interiors on Broadway in the 9th Street area. Details of the festival will be announced. An opening reception for the artists, their guests, and the general public will take place on June 14 at the museum, 229 Broadway, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The art exhibit is open to members of the Art Circle of Bayonne. Membership applications for non-members are available on the entry form. There is a $10 entrance fee for this show. Art submissions must be framed, wired, and otherwise ready to hang. The artist’s name and title of the artwork must appear on the back of each piece with the provided show label. Eligible media for the show include two-dimensional work for sixty artists. Each participating artist will have one panel to exhibit his or her art. A workable space of 42 by 48 inches will be provided, with no work displayed on the bottom 32 inches of the panel. Each artist will be responsible for hanging his or her own work. Hooks will be provided. Gallery workers will be on hand to assist each artist. All art, including sold pieces, must remain on display for the duration of the show, and signed out on Saturday, June 22. Continue reading Applications Available for Art Exhibit at Museum During Broadway Festival

Applications Available for April Art Exhibit at Bayonne Museum

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OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS FROM ALL AREAS

            The Art Circle of Bayonne announced that applications are available for artists to exhibit their work April 13 to 19, 2013 at the Bayonne Community Museum.

The April show will display the following types of art: photography, mixed media, oil paintings, acrylics, and watercolors.  Limited space will be available for three-dimensional art. All work submitted must belong to one of the foregoing categories. There will be an entrance fee of $10 per artist, payable to the Art Circle of Bayonne. Participation will be limited to sixty artists. Applications will be available Monday through Friday, except holidays, at the Bayonne Recreation Division, Room 13, at City Hall, 630 Avenue C.  The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 28. Applications will also be available by e-mailing info.artcircle@yahoo.com.

            Participation in the exhibit is open to members of the Art Circle of Bayonne.  It is not necessary to be a Bayonne resident to join the organization.  Membership in the Art Circle is available for $25 per year.  To join the Art Circle, please send an e-mail to info.artcircle@yahoo.com.

            The opening reception for the April art show will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

This will be the second art show at the museum in 2013.  Other events will be scheduled throughout the year.  Details will be announced.

 

 

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JC FRIDAYS -Unique Shadows at Port O Lounge in Downtown Jersey City

PORTO LOUNGE

286 First Street, Jersey City, NJ http://www.portolounge.com

As part of JC Friday’s, 3.1.2013, 6-3am

6-11pm = Art opening for Paul Machado & Norman Kirby

Dinner, Tapas, Wine & Spirits. Indulge on delicious Port-O specials while enjoying an inviting atmosphere lined with fantastic art work.
Reservations highly recommended. 201-420-9550.

New Collection on Display from 3/1/13 to 6/7/13:
Paul Machado – Surreal paintings

Norman Kirby’s – based from life, wood burnings and wire sculptures.

11-3am = Continue enjoying the art, artists and ecstatic atmosphere while Sirelo Entertainment pumps it up with their weekly “Melange”. Joined by DJ Syne.

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Noted American Artist Mark Beard to Appear at Hudson County Community College Foundation’s Next Arts Talk Series Presentation

Mark Beard Self Portrait
Mark Beard
Self Portrait

The illustrious and multitalented Mr. Beard will discuss his multidimensional career and works on Friday morning, March 1

 

 JERSEY CITY, N.J. / February 26, 2013 — Hudson County Community College Foundation will present another segment in “Arts Talk Series” on Friday morning, March 1, 2013 when the very accomplished and productive artist Mark Beard appears. The event will take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Follett Room of the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City — just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station. The event is FREE and open to the entire community.

 Born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1956, Mr. Beard has worked in many media. His prints, paintings, sculptures and handcrafted books have been exhibited throughout the world and are included in collections at the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City), the Museum of Modern Art (New York City), Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (Munich, Germany), Albertina (Vienna, Austria), at Harvard, Princeton and Yale Universities, and at Hudson County Community College (NJ). Continue reading Noted American Artist Mark Beard to Appear at Hudson County Community College Foundation’s Next Arts Talk Series Presentation