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DECEMBER ARTScene   Cultural Happenings in & around Hudson  


NIMBUS DANCE WORKS, Frank R. Conwell MS4 Auditorium, 107 Bright St, JC.  (201) 377-0718; www.nimbusdanceworks.org.  Dec. 13-18. Tix: $11 – $40 (early bird prices through 12/4; group discounts available) Nimbus Dance Works presents JERSEY CITY NUTCRACKER 2016. “Jersey City’s largest annual performing arts event. Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet re-imagined with Jersey City flavor.  Join Nimbus Dance Works, Jersey City’s acclaimed professional dance company for the 7th year of its annual holiday tradition: Jersey City Nutcracker. Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity and celebration and, along the way, teaching them lessons about friendship and community. Choreographed and directed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, this adaption of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic is performed by a stand-out cast of professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works joined by youth and adults from the community as they portray familiar characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, the Arabian Princess and Drosselmeyer – all with a Jersey City twist!”  (Appropriate for all ages; barrier-free event.)

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Guttenberg Arts -Guttenberg Arts Center’s Artists in Residence


Artists create Art, give Workshops, and ‘get’ Hudson

By Sally Deering

A community can be judged by the people who live and work there; and in the past two years, Guttenberg – a mile or so north of Hoboken – just got a lot more hip with the Guttenberg Arts Center on Jackson Street. A former dental factory, the open single-story space now houses paints, easels, clay, printing presses and other tools of the artist’s trade. It also serves as a place for emerging artists to create and present their work in exhibitions, artist talks, and free workshops that share their artistic vision with the Hudson community.

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Guttenberg Arts Center’s ceramics director Phoebe Deutsch with founder and ceramics artist Sara Barteluce


Guttenberg Arts Center’s Winter 2016 Artists-in-Residence are Joiri Minaya, Chris Bors, and Sarah Nicholls. Each artist works in a different medium and as artists-in-residence, each will offer workshops and talks with the community during certain exhibit hours. Director Matt Barteluce, who holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, says he and Guttenberg Arts Co-founders Don Barteluce, Sara Barteluce, Russ Spitkovsky, and Phoebe Deutsch opened the center in May 2014 to meet the needs of emerging artists looking for a space to create; and in the almost two years since it opened, Guttenberg Arts has brought a new energy and excitement to its urban blue collar neighborhood.

“Our community of artists originally came from Carrier Pigeon, a quarterly magazine we produced four times a year,” Barteluce says. “It was a venue for artists, writers, and illustrators to showcase their work without restrictions. The Guttenberg Arts Center and artists’ residency was a way for us to give artists space and time to produce the work in the magazine. The Center used to be a dental factory. We bought it and then thought why not go for a non-profit status so we can do good for the community and artists. So that’s the origin of it. We’re still very new and we’re still trying to get our name out there and let people know what we’re trying to accomplish.”

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JC JAMS-Get ready for JC FRIDAYS, a Jamboree of Art, Music, Dance and Theater

 Every Jersey City Neighborhood will have Art for a Day 

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JC FRIDAYS September 11th, 2015







By Sally Deering

 Need a little help packing away the swimsuit and flip-flops? Searching for the mojo to help you jump into that crunchy pile of leaves? Well, if you’re a Jersey City resident or city neighbor, then you don’t have far to go to say bye-bye summer and hello fall.

Hackensack Dreaming
Hackensack Dreaming by Nancy Cohen

JC Fridays, a city-wide funhouse of music, art, spoken word, dance, food, arts, crafts and much more fabulousness happens Fri, Sept. 11 with a huge line-up of art shows, music and dance performances, and other events happening throughout the city.

Sponsored by Art House Productions, a Jersey City-based performing and visual arts nonprofit, JC Fridays happens four times a year at the start of every season: March, June, September, and December. (The next JC Fridays will be Fri, Dec.  4th.)

Each neighborhood in Jersey City will be jamming; here’s the lineup:

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2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour East Coast’s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment

A FREE Self-Guided Tour All Weekend Click this link to find out all you need to know about the Jersey City Artist Tour   thejcast.com

Read what is happening at jcast this weekend!

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs present the 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, a FREE self-guided tour featuring more than a 130 galleries, artist studios and pop-up exhibition spaces. The tour will take place from 12 pm to 6:00 pm throughout the city on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th.

The 24th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is a weekend celebration of Jersey City’s diverse and burgeoning art scene that features over 600 artists and venues that include galleries, studios, public art, live music and performances, food, drink and parties. This year’s exhibitions include visual art, multimedia, film, music, performance and everything in-between.

Every year the tour attracts thousands of visitors during its two-day run. The Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is New Jersey’s premier art and cultural event, and is free and open to the public.  Continue reading 2014 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour East Coast’s Fastest Growing Art Scene Features Hundreds of Artists and Exhibitions, Galleries, and Live Entertainment

Bayonne: Water Colors-   Artists Invited to Exhibit at Bayonne Museum  

Deb Peveler and Lou Segura of All Fit Studios and Beautify Bayonne invite artists of all media to participate in the art exhibit “Bayonne: Water Colors” at the Bayonne Museum, 229 Broadway, on Sat, Oct. 25, from 1-10 pm.

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Bayonne has a great story to tell through the arts,” Peveler says. Continue reading Bayonne: Water Colors-   Artists Invited to Exhibit at Bayonne Museum  

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…

The Fermin Mendoza Project- “Artists/Models/Others” – A Year of Paining Portraits

Fermin Mendoza Self ;Portrait
Fermin Mendoza


By Sally Deering


Sally Deering -Writer
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Meghan Baxter of Oklahoma

A year ago, artist Fermin Mendoza of West New York decided he would paint a portrait every day of people he reached out to in person and on the Internet. Taking their pictures or having them email their pics, Mendoza used the photos as the basis for a series of portraits – 183 to be exact – in the project he calls “artists/models/others” opening this week at LITM Bar, Restaurant, Art & Video Gallery on Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Continue reading The Fermin Mendoza Project- “Artists/Models/Others” – A Year of Paining Portraits



Mayor Mark A. Smith is pleased to announce that the City will host its First Annual Citywide Art Show at the Bayonne Community Museum located at 229 Broadway. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be open to viewers on weekdays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 27, 2012.

 All artists who are residents of Bayonne are invited to submit images of their work for consideration to be included in the show. A jury of Bayonne residents headed by Anthony Sienkiewicz, painting instructor at the 4th Street Senior Center Art Club, will judge the entries and choose the works to be exhibited.

“I am very excited about this inaugural show. The exhibition will give the opportunity to Bayonne’s many talented artists to showcase their works in a beautiful setting at the Bayonne Community Museum,” said Mayor Smith. “I invite all artists who live in the City of Bayonne to participate and for everyone to come out and see all of the wonderful paintings, drawings and sculptures created by our own hometown residents.” Continue reading CITY OF BAYONNE TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL ART SHOW AT BAYONNE MUSEUM

Noted Artist Judy Taylor to Appear at Hudson County Community College Foundation’s Artist Talk Series

Appearance scheduled for Thursday evening, November 10th will be the artist’s only speaking engagement in the New York-New Jersey area this fall


October 14, 2011, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College Foundation will host another segment in its Artist Talk Series on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. That evening, portrait and classical figurative artist Judy Taylor will talk about the 36-foot murals she painted portraying the labor history of Maine. The event will be held in the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station. Continue reading Noted Artist Judy Taylor to Appear at Hudson County Community College Foundation’s Artist Talk Series



 JC Fridays, Jersey City’s acclaimed city-wide celebration of arts and culture, returns on Friday, March 5, 2010 with events happening throughout day, including art exhibitions, live music, performances, and educational demonstrations. All events are free and open to the public. A complete list of events, a map of all event locations, and more details can be found at http://jcfridays.com

JC Fridays was created in 2005 by a coalition of artists, arts organizations and local businesses that wanted to showcase Jersey City’s exciting and burgeoning cultural landscape. Today Art House Productions and JC Fridays’ Major Sponsors present this eagerly anticipated quarterly event, taking place at the start of every season, where both residents and visitors can celebrate the growing vibrancy and distinct charm that Jersey City has to offer. Since its inception, the number of participants has more than doubled through increasing outreach to Jersey City’s neighborhoods, organizations, businesses and artists. JC Fridays is made possible through a grant by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, with major support provided by the State of New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Program and a host of other sponsors and patrons. Continue reading JC FRIDAY’S IS BACK- March 5th