The Art House Gallery presents The Affordable Art Show

Art House Productions (Executive Director Meredith Burns, Gallery Director Andrea McKenna) is proud to present “The Affordable Art Show,” an annual December event with works priced $500 and under. Curated by Andrea McKenna, the show includes over 150 works of art from 89 artists. Showcasing special pieces with gift-giving in mind, all works are priced to be especially affordable for the holiday season. Works include paintings, small sculptures, handmade gifts, and more! All works will be for sale in the Art House Gallery at The Hendrix at 345 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

The Affordable Art Show will be open starting on JC Fridays, December 2nd from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and then on Saturdays and Sundays December 3rd – December 18th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. The Gallery will be open Monday December 19th – Thursday, December 22nd from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. There will be a closing holiday party on Friday, December 23rd 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Art House Productions’ gallery shows are always free and open to the public. Large print for all literature regarding our exhibitions and tactile and descriptive tours are available upon request. Email Andrea McKenna for more information at gallery@arthouseproductions.org.

“Receiving and giving art is a special experience,” says Executive Director Meredith Burns. “It takes thoughtfulness and love. It also supports a local artist during the holiday season. We hope you take advantage of these one-of-a-kind treasures!”

“This year will be the largest show we’ve ever had and the art is so good! I am very excited to showcase all of these talented artists,” says Gallery Director Andrea McKenna. 

Artists include:

Alexandra Avarez, Alex Gulino, Alex Katsenelinboigen, Amy Burns, Amy Hann, Amy Neufeld, Andrea Morin, Ann Harwood, Anna Kasperowitz, Artside, Arshita Shejpal, Art Throw by Sky Madison, Athena Toledo, Barbara Seddon, BARC the dog, Beatrice Mady, Beth DiCara, Brad Turhune, Brian Romeo, Brittany Vogal, Buttered Roll, Chee Bravo, Cheryl Riley, Cheryl Gross, Claudia Ross, Cut Paste Face, Carmen Vega, David Nicolato, Deb Sinha, Donchellee Fulwood, Eileen Ferara, Elena Barabashova, Emerlyn Deline, Erica Resnick, Erika Gehringer, Erin DeLaney, Gail-Marie Boykewich, Gillian Wainwright, Guillermo Bublik, Isabelle_Duverger, Jada Fabrizio, Janhavi Firke, Jay Golding, Jaya Duvvuri, Jeanne Brasile, Jennifer Morris, Jeremy Stolk, Jim Fallon, Jim Fischer, Josh Urso, Juan Bravo, Kasia Skorynkiewicz, Katharine Hampton, Kevin McCaffrey, Kim Bricker, Kristian Battell, Lawrence Ciarallo, Lisa Collodoro, Lucy Rovetto, Mariette Boerstoel, Marilyn Reyes, Megan Klim, Michelle Farro, Miguel Cardenas, Modal Visions, Monifa Kincaid, Mustart, Nohi Mehrotra, Olivia Wilber, Ovidija Paulter, Patrick McCoy, Paul Andress, Paul Wirhun, Philippe Halaburda, Stephanie Guillen, Shiva Jlayer, Sue Nilsson, Susan Evans Grove, Suzan Globus, Tali Rose Krupkin, Tanvi Malushte, Teri Fiore, Theda Sandiford, Tina Maneca, Valter Guevarra, Vincent Minervini, Vincint Salvati, William Figdor and Winifred McNeill. 

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Hudson County Community College Foundation’s 25th Annual Gala Fundraiser

Fundraiser Celebrates in ‘Investing in Student Success’

Ellucian Foundation will be honored for its endowment support;
Gala guests will savor world-class cuisine and a sampling of the renowned
HCCC Foundation Art Collection.

November 18, 2022, Jersey City, NJ – The Board of Directors of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation invites the community to join the silver anniversary celebration of their annual Gala Fundraiser. The December 8, 2022 event will be held at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, NJ, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Guests will tour the award-winning HCCC Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) kitchens, enjoy world-class cuisine prepared and presented by HCCC CAI students, alumni, and chef-instructors, and view a sampling of the over 2,000 original works from the HCCC Foundation Art Collection.

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Ceremony Held for Phase II of Dennis P. Collins Park

          On November 1, the City of Bayonne held a ceremony to rededicate a recently renovated portion of Dennis P. Collins Park, the largest municipal park in Bayonne.

          Mayor Jimmy Davis reminded people at the ceremony that large sections of the park were environmentally damaged in the 20th century.  He thanked the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for ensuring that the park was cleaned up and was “built right” and “built safe” as a part of a court-administered program. He expressed gratitude to Public Works Director Tom Cotter for his role in completing the park renovations.  Mayor Davis said that former Mayor Dennis P. Collins, after whom the park is named, carried out a thorough program of park improvements. He promised to emulate Mayor Collins by redoing Bayonne’s municipal parks.  He referred to Dennis P. Collins Park as “the crown jewel” of the municipal park system.  Mayor Davis said that the most recent phase of Collins Park work “far exceeds all of my expectations.”

          Ronald Riccio, the court-appointed administrator of the environmental work at Collins Park, lauded the collaboration of the City of Bayonne, the NJDEP, and PPG on the project.  PPG, a provider of paints, coatings, and other products, was the court-appointed company given responsibility for the environmental work at the park.  PPG was one of several companies that accepted responsibility for environmental clean-up of New Jersey sites, because it could not always be determined which company may have been involved in particular properties. Mr. Riccio reported that 20,000 tons of environmentally damaged soil were removed from the park, and that 39,000 tons of clean fill replaced that soil.  He also cited the improved revetment, which is stonework that will help protect the park from the waters of the Kill Van Kull.  Mr. Riccio said he had “treasured memories” of Uncle Milty’s, the amusement park that occupied much of the property that is now Collins Park. 

          Public Works Director Cotter thanked Mayor Davis, the City Council, the CME engineering firm, the municipal attorneys, the Picerno-Giordano construction workers and executives, and PPG for their work on the park renovation project.  Referring to Mayor Collins, Director Cotter said to the Collins family, “His vision is still alive today.” 

          First Ward Council Member Neil Carroll III said that, when he was younger, the park was his “whole world.”  After seeing the park renovations, he said he was “so filled with joy.”  He described the improvements as “magic.”  “It was like watching a miracle happen,” Council Member Carroll observed.

          Concluding the speeches, Mayor Davis said, “We always have to preserve our park.  We keep our past part of our future.”

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Felix Cavaliere, The Rascals with Gene Cornish, November 11th, 2022 St. George Theater in Staten Island

By Dave Gil de Rubio -Last Word Features

If Felix Cavaliere decided to retire tomorrow, the blue-eyed soul singing organ player and founding member of The Rascals could do that on the back of a boatload of accomplishments. Membership in a number of halls of fame (Rock & Roll, Songwriter, Vocal Group, Grammy and Musicians), three number one hits, seven Top 10 hits and 20 Top 40 hits. 

Gene Cornish & Felix Cavaliere at St. George Theater ,Staten Island

And that doesn’t even touch on the enormous influence Cavaliere had on a generation of musicians that include Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven Van Zandt. But instead, the 77-year-old Westchester, NY native is not only hitting the road with Rascal bandmate Gene Cornish following a stint on the road with fellow ‘60s survivor and Monkee Micky Dolenz earlier this year, but promoting his new autobiography, “Felix Cavaliere: Memoir Of a Rascal.” The project took four years to take and proved to be a rewarding experience despite the extended length of time it took to pen.

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City of Bayonne to Unveil Chuck Wepner Statue on Saturday, November 12

Chuck wepner hall of fame

Statue to Honor the Real-Life Rocky

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will unveil a statue of Bayonne boxing legend Chuck Wepner on Saturday, November 12, at 12:00 noon, in Dennis P. Collins Park.  The event will take place on 1st Street between Avenue C and Zabriskie Avenue.  Various public officials will attend the ceremony. The event is open to the public. Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne is very proud of Chuck Wepner.  We are very happy that he will be with us in person on November 12 to enjoy the long-awaited unveiling of the statue, which is sure to become a very popular attraction in Dennis P. Collins Park.”

          Bayonne businessman Bruce Dillin spearheaded the effort to raise funds for the completion of the statue.  Zhen Wu, a Chinese-born artist and Bayonne resident, made the 2,500 lb. statue.  It took him six months to mold the clay which was then cast in bronze.  The semi-retired Wu made the statue at no cost to the City of Bayonne.  He donated his time to making the Wepner statue. Dillin raised funds privately to complete the project.

          Wepner’s professional boxing career lasted from 1964 to 1978.  He won 35 matches (including 17 knockouts), lost 14, and had 2 draws.  Wepner held the USA New Jersey Heavyweight title and the National Americas Heavyweight title.  In one of his most famous matches, Wepner was 19 seconds short of a full fifteen rounds with Muhammed Ali in 1975. 

Wepner was the inspiration for the leading character in the Rocky movies.

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