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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

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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…

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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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WALL ART-INTERNATIONAL STREET ARTISTS TURN JERSEY CITY BLIGHT INTO PRICELESS ART

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Hudson County Art Supply building on Newark Avenue and Coles Street, has this mural on it's wall painted by Ron English, Big Foot and Jason Maloney creating a whimsical mural depicting a wide-eyed child in shorts and T-shirt emblazoned with an upside-down peace sign.

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By Sally Deering

 International street artists like “Big Foot,” “Kid Zoom,” Jason Maloney and Ron English travel the globe creating art on the urban landscape. The artists – all world renown – paint murals on big concrete canvases like bridges, embankment walls and building facades that draw tourists, bring ka-ching to a city’s coffers and transform dilapidated structures into works of art. And because they’re painted on concrete walls, the artists’ works can’t be bought or sold or compete with the gallery sales of their paintings, so they do it all for free.

 

A rare glimpse of world known street artist "Kid Zoom" painting the the 139 Wall in Jersey City.Photo by The Jersey City Street Art Initiative
A rare glimpse of world known street artist "Kid Zoom" painting one of the 139 Wall in Jersey City.Photo by The Jersey City Street Art Initiative

The Jersey City Street Art Initiative is like many public art happenings taking place in cities around the world. English, a Jersey City resident, worked with several street artists on a “Separation Wall” in Palestine and just returned from Miami, Florida where he was invited by real estate mogul Tony Goldwyn to create murals in a neighborhood of broken-down buildings to help transform it into a hip and happening hub of homes and restaurants. (Back in the day, Goldwyn initiated the transformation of Soho in New York City from a neighborhood of abandoned warehouses into a hip and thriving upscale arts district.) Continue reading WALL ART-INTERNATIONAL STREET ARTISTS TURN JERSEY CITY BLIGHT INTO PRICELESS ART

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Art Views- The Fine Art of Carl Ellis

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Carl Ellis was born and raised in Erie Pennsylvania and earned his BFA in photography, at Edinboro University in 1991. He moved to New York City in 1992.

Camera in hand, he had hopes of becoming a commercial photographer.

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The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market Held on Saturday May 15th Brings Out Huge Crowd

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On Saturday, May 15th The Village Neighborhood Association, with the support of 4th Street Arts,  hosted The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market. A few thousand people came out to shop and mingle…

Taking place at the crossroads of 4th Street, Newark Avenue and Brunswick Street, the event featured an array of local artists’ works, the finest up-and-coming bands New Jersey has to offer, and delicious food from local vendors.

See more photos of the day… Continue reading The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market Held on Saturday May 15th Brings Out Huge Crowd

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Art Views-Jersey City Museum presents Adult Workshops at JCM

River View Observer Best Pick -Artists

Select Saturday afternoons starting March 20, 2010, 1 – 4 p.m.

$5 per person for members. $7 per person for non-members.

Pre-registration required.  Call 201-413-0303 x116 or email nstoler@jerseycitymuseum.org  to register.

 

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Jersey City Museum is proud to announce the new schedule for Adult Workshops at JCM, which was postponed from the original February start date due to snow. In this series of three workshops, participants will explore the museum’s current exhibitions, have the opportunity to learn art-making techniques and discuss issues in contemporary art with professional artists in a small-group setting.  Continue reading Art Views-Jersey City Museum presents Adult Workshops at JCM

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Art Views- Emerging Artist Johnny Pens

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By Evelyn Bonilla

 Emerging new artist John Marto aka “Johnny Pens” is unique and very talented; his ability to create cartoon drawings with the use of color pens is amazing as it is impressive. An artist in the downtown Jersey City area, Pens, inception into his art began by making small circles and lines on regular paper. As Pens recalls it, it began as just simple doodling on the Path train, but later turned into an assortment of cartoon characters.johnny-marto-artwork-2

He went from drawing on the Path train to drawing in front of his home, which would soon gather an audience of children as well as adults; they would stop in front of his home during the summer to view him as he drew. Pens began to sketch these lively cartoon characters on manila folders, and with each drawing he captured more and more detail. Framed and displayed they are artistry at its finest.

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Artist Ron English, Jason Maloney and Bigfoot kick off work on New Mural in Downtown, Jersey City

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  From L-R) City Council President Mariano Vega, Ward E candidate Guy Catrillo, Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Bigfoot, Ron English and Jason Maloney

Downtown Jersey City got a splash of color on Tuesday when artists Jason Maloney, Bigfoot and Ron English kicked off work on a new mural at Hudson County Art Supply. This project, the first in a proposed series of murals to be painted by well-known local and national artists throughout the city, is part of a citizen effort to make the municipality a destination for contemporary art. To Read more on this article visit:

Jersey City Independent

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