ART CIRCLE OF BAYONNE -Art Exhibit’s Opening Reception Set for Friday, February 8, at Museum

Artists show their work at newest exhibition in Bayonne

Photo by Joe Calamito
Photo by Joe Calamito

The Art Circle of Bayonne announced that the opening reception for its next art exhibit will take place on Friday, February 8, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the Bayonne Community Museum.  The museum is located at the northwest corner of 9th Street and Broadway.  This exhibit will include watercolors, photography, acrylics, oil paintings, and mixed media.  The opening night event will include a demonstration of charcoal sketching by artist Tuan Tran, the owner of Bee’s Art Studio.  Mayor Mark A. Smith said, “I would like to thank the Art Circle of Bayonne for sponsoring this exhibit at the museum.”  He continued, “My Administration is a strong supporter of the arts.  We took a major step last year by opening the museum for a variety of events that show the great artistic talent we have in the Bayonne community.”

            Following opening night, the exhibit will be open to the public on the following days:  Saturday, February 9, from 12:00 noon -5:00 p.m., and then Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

            Works by the participating artists were installed on Saturday, February 2. All exhibiting artists are 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 [email protected].

This will be the first art show at the museum in 2013.  Two exhibits that were slated for late 2012 did not take place, due to Hurricane Sandy.

The Bayonne Community Museum was constructed as the Bayonne Trust Company in 1912.  The City of Bayonne acquired the building from Fleet Bank eleven years ago.  Utilizing a series of grants, the municipality removed modern banking fixtures and a dropped ceiling from the building, and restored the interior walls and stained glass.  The former bank is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The museum is available for exhibits, performances, cultural events, and meetings.  Several exhibits, other cultural events, and meetings have taken place there since an opening concert in March 2012.

            Museum visitors are encouraged to use mass transit.  The Broadway Bus stops outside the building.  The Hudson Bergen Light Rail stops a block away at the 8th Street Station, which is located on West 8th Street between Broadway and Avenue C.  Light Rail connects with the PATH system at Hoboken Terminal, and at Pavonia-Newport and Exchange Place PATH stations in Jersey City.