First Annual Jersey City Art Week Announced for October 11-15
Beginning today applications are online
Mayor Steven M. FulopÂ joins theÂ Office of Cultural AffairsÂ andÂ Art Fair 14C Executive Director Robinson HollowayÂ to announce the premier ofÂ Jersey City Art Week â€“ a new partnership between Jersey Cityâ€™s largest visual arts events.
The Jersey City Art and Studio Tour (JCAST) and Art Fair 14C are joining forces to host concurrent events in October, creating a super-sized visual arts experience that will showcase Jersey Cityâ€™s vibrant arts and culture scene. Jersey City Art Week will attract local, national, and international artists to Jersey City alongside fine art exhibitors.
Art Fair 14C Created Had Big Turnout at The Hyatt
in Jersey City
Two Floors of Art and Hundreds of Art Loving
By Sally Deering
Imagine a high-end hotel
transformed into an art gallery with mobiles hanging in entranceways, sculptures
grouped on end tables, and paintings draped on easels made of bed pillows.
Creativity and artistry practically bounced off the walls at the Hyatt Regency
in Jersey City, last weekend, when artists exhibited their works, and networked
with other artists and art-lovers.
Friday March 15 and running through Sunday, March 17, the Hyatt Regency on the Jersey
City waterfront was where 50 galleries booked rooms on two floors of the hotel,
hung original art on the walls and flung open the doors to art-lovers. Guests
had the opportunity to roam the hotelâ€™s 8th & 9th
floor and visit the galleries that exhibited some terrific paintings,
sculpture, mixed-media and more in their respective hotel rooms.
There was the group of â€œPenguinsâ€
by sculptor Barbara Fiore; the true-to-life â€œRed Fanâ€ by Christopher Stott, and
alcohol art paintings by Bryant Small. Members
of Pro Arts in Jersey City, including president Mollie Thonneson, showed their
work including Thonnesonâ€™s colorful hanging sculptures that fluttered
gracefully when someone walked by.
As groups of art lovers strolled through
Pro Arts exhibition, Thonneson said that her experience at Art Fair 14C was
extremely positive. She was joined by artists Linda Streicher, Bryant Small and
event was sponsored by the Jersey City Arts Council and curated by volunteer Executive
Director Robinson Holloway, the founding Chair of the Board of Trustees of the
Jersey City Arts Council who stepped down in January 2019 to run Art Fair 14C. Holloway
created and runs two non-profit art galleries â€“ the Gallery at 350 Bleecker in
New York City, and Village West Gallery on Newark Ave in Jersey City.
City artist Theda Sandiford exhibited collages like her â€œFoxy Brown for
David Barnett, who creates 2D-and-3D
collages and sculptures exhibited several works including a dog with mechanical
parts he created as an homage to his pup, Oscar; and a mechanized man in a hat.
merging the idea of humanity and technology,â€ Barnett said. â€œWhere one begins,
the other ends.â€