On Wednesday, May 12, Hudson County Community College’s Fine Art Department and the Office of Student Activities held an unveiling ceremony of a 4′ x 18′ mural painted specifically for the Student Lounge at 25 Journal Square.
In addition to the mural reception, the Fine Art Department had the students’ works on view in the Student Art Gallery on the fourth floor at 25 Journal Square.
Pictured are Laurie Riccadonna (third from left), Coordinator of the Fine Art program, and College students who participated in the production of the mural during the spring semester.
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”.