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Candy Crush; New Works by Photographer Beth Achenbach Capture the Joy of Sweets  

By Sally Deering

 Girl with Bubble Beth AchenbachGood n’ Plenty, Pixy Stix, Zots, Necco Wafers – these are just some of the candies kids snacked on back in the day and that still evoke childhood memories in adults of all ages. People seem to connect through the shared experience of reminiscing about candy; everyone knows someone who can wax poetic about wax lips.

PixyStix by Beth Achenbach in NOSTALGIA  River View Observer  Double Bubble Bubble Gum, Bon-o-mo Turkish Taffy, Lemonheads, Dots, Pop Rocks, Candy Buttons – the candy list is endless – and photographer Beth Achenbach of Jersey City believes her photographs of candy will help people make happy connections at her upcoming exhibit NOSTALGIA at the Mary Benson Gallery in Jersey City. Continue reading Candy Crush; New Works by Photographer Beth Achenbach Capture the Joy of Sweets  

Unraveling An Art Mystery…

The Print in Question!

Who is the Artist? artist-signature-on-print-i-own

When was it painted ?

Does it have any financial Value?

 Who else has a print? Only 250 prints were made Number 80 is in my posession.


By Joe Calamito

Many years ago while rummaging through the downtown Jersey City Salvation Army on 14th Street I came across the above print. I was intrigued by its subject matter-a little girl with blonde hair pulling a toy duck on a string while her mother or guardian stares at a fountain, perhaps in France. My own mother had passed away a few years earlier in 1994 and the print reminded me of how she would always take me to Hamilton Park in Jersey City. I paid $20 dollars for the print and it has shared a prominent place on the walls of our homes for the past 15 years or more. I love it! Continue reading Unraveling An Art Mystery…

HCCC Art Student-Produced Mural Unveiled at 25 Journal Square’s Student Lounge

hccc-art-muralHudson County Community College

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.

Art Views- The Fine Art of Carl Ellis

carl-ellis-camouflageJersey City Artist subject of this month’s -Art Views

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.

Continue reading Art Views- The Fine Art of Carl Ellis

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 [email protected]  to register.


jcm-jen-mazza                                                                                                      Jennifer Mazza, 2009

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