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The Bayonne Public Library and the Bayonne Historical Society are co-sponsoring an exhibit called “Lost Landmarks of Bayonne” in the O’Connor Gallery of the Bayonne Public Library.  The public is invited to attend an opening ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday evening, April 12, at 7:00 p.m., in the gallery on the second floor of the library.

The exhibit will consist of approximately forty paintings by Bayonne artist Andrew A. Walsh (1873-1940) and ten poems by his late sister Mary A. Walsh.  Bayonne shop owner Kathleen Hurley, another member of the same family, has kindly consented to perform the poems at the opening.

Members of the Bayonne Historical Society will act as tour guides, virtually taking people on a tour of 19th Century landmarks of the little villages that combined to form Bayonne: Bergen Point, Constable Hook, Centerville, and Salterville or Pamrapo. 

The landmark paintings and the poems were donated to the Bayonne Public Library by Mary Walsh in 1949.  The art includes pen-and-ink, charcoals, water colors, gouache, and oil paintings.  Due to the number of pieces, the paintings have seldom been exhibited all together, so this is a rare occasion to view and compare all of them.

The family of the late Marge Wilk, a Historical Society officer and community activist, will also attend the program to make an art donation to the library in honor of their matriarch.

The Landmarks exhibit will be available through the end of April to allow the scheduling of daytime group visits for anyone from school children to senior citizens.  Please contact Lee at 201-436-5978 for the dates and hours when the free guided tours will be available for the public after the opening ceremony.

The library is located at 31st Street and Avenue C.

Bridge Art Gallery Presents Diwali Art Exhibit Bayonne Library

Bridge Art Gallery  and the Bayonne Library under the supervision of its new Librarian JP Poccaro hosted the opening of Diwali Art Exhibition 2018.

The 2018 Diwali Art Exhibit will showcase a exclusive collection of artwork from various artists.

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018
Artists who’s works are being exhibited at the Diwali Art Exhibit
Bithika Adhikary, Alpana Mittal “Tejarwini” Susan Issac,Nupur Nishith
and not shown Mitali Jain

About Diwali- A Hindu festival of lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the fiscal year in India.

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018
Bayonne Librarian JP Poccaro and Bayonne Chamber President Jack Kennedy at Diwali Art Exhibit

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018
Cheryl and Christopher Mack from Bridge Art Gallery in Bayonne

If You Go 

Bayonne Library  697 Ave. C Bayonne 07002

ARTScene/JUNE 2018 In & Around Hudson listings



 ArtSCENE June 15-June 30 2018

SMUSH GALLERY, 340 Summit Ave, JC. www.smushgallery.com. Opens June 15 (Opening Reception 6-9 pm) and runs through Fri, July 6, (Closing Reception 6-9 pm):  MODERN LIFE: paintings by Tom Wolf. “The opening reception will feature a performance by The Prom Dates.” Performance at 7:30 pm.

 ArtSCENE June 15-June 30 2018

FRAGMENTED IDENTITY, 389 Washington, St, JC. Opening Reception Fri, June 8, 7-9 pm. (The show runs through July.) Solo show by Theda Sandiford, a self-taught installation and mixed-media artist based in Jersey City. “Theda began exploring her artistry by transforming collected materials into mixed-media works, photographing her process and then digitally manipulating these images to extend the narrative as part of her personal mythology.”

ArtSCENE June 15-June 30 2018

NOVADO GALLERY, 110 Morgan St, JC. (201) 744-6713; novadogallery.com. Through Sat, June 23:  PERMUTATIONS OF VULNERABILITY. The International Sculpture Center presents an exhibition of artists in ISCs residency program at Mana Contemporary. Artists in the show are Carole Halle, Jessica Taylor-Hale, Christina Dietz and Dominic Sansone.

ArtSCENE June 15-June 30 2018

MANA CONTEMPORARY, 888 Newark Ave, JC. www.manacontemporary.org. Through Aug 1 on the 1st & 5th Floors:  PLEASE TOUCH: BODY BOUNDARIES. “The show is an exhibition of more than 50 artists who reference the body to illuminate conceptions of identity, femininity, and the gaze.”

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Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

Seven Works of Art Unveiled

Unveiling of Works of Art in Downtown Bayonne:  City officials joined artists and others for the unveiling of seven works of art that were painted on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes from 5th Street to 9th Street.  Pictured here is one of the paintings, Aquarium, by Gary Wynans.   It is located on Cottage Street, slightly east of Broadway.  Pictured left to right: Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Mayor Jimmy Davis, City Council President Sharon Ashe  Nadrowski, Mr. Wynans, and First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter. 

               Recently, local artists and City officials unveiled a series of seven works of art that are located on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes between 5th Street and 9th Street.  The art program is administered by Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).  Continue reading Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

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