Tag Archives: Fine Art

KOBRA & BOWIE Int’l Muralist KOBRA paints 18-story David Bowie in Jersey City

Art Transforms Cast Iron Lofts Hi-Rise into Urban Landmark

 KOBRA at Loft Iron









By Sally Deering

 Photos by Fermín Mendoza

International artist Kobra in Jersey City
Kobra and Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop

You can see it from Rt. 139 feeding into the Holland Tunnel or catch it from downtown Jersey City as you head into Hoboken. David Bowie’s image 18-stories high on the side of the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City, painted by international muralist Eduardo Kobra.  Bowie passed-away January 10th of this year, but his music and artistry live on throughout the world; and Kobra’s mural is now part of the Jersey City landscape, an urban landmark and the latest addition to the Jersey City Mural Arts Program.

On Fri, Nov. 4, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the City Council, local real estate developers, and local artists welcomed Kobra to Jersey City and thanked him for painting the dazzling, eye-catching image of David Bowie. Mayor Fulop held the press conference on the building’s 5th floor deck where visitors could get an up-close look at the mural, and meet and take pictures with Kobra who spent the past few weeks painting from a scaffold hanging 180-feet off the side of the Cast Iron Lofts hi-rise on Jersey Avenue.   Continue reading KOBRA & BOWIE Int’l Muralist KOBRA paints 18-story David Bowie in Jersey City

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…

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.

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Art Views- Emerging Artist Johnny Pens

johnny-pens-new-art“Johnny Pens”johnny-pens

By Evelyn Bonilla

 Emerging new artist John Marto aka “Johnny Pens” is unique and very talented; his ability to create cartoon drawings with the use of color pens is amazing as it is impressive. An artist in the downtown Jersey City area, Pens, inception into his art began by making small circles and lines on regular paper. As Pens recalls it, it began as just simple doodling on the Path train, but later turned into an assortment of cartoon characters.johnny-marto-artwork-2

He went from drawing on the Path train to drawing in front of his home, which would soon gather an audience of children as well as adults; they would stop in front of his home during the summer to view him as he drew. Pens began to sketch these lively cartoon characters on manila folders, and with each drawing he captured more and more detail. Framed and displayed they are artistry at its finest.

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Jersey City Museum @ The Majestic presents Tim Daly: Here and Now

On view by appointment January 15 through April 1, 2010

 Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 2010. 6-8 p.m. Free.


Off-site Location:
The Majestic Theatre Condominiums
222 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201.435.8000



“Jersey City-the places, the stuff, the subject matter-is expanding like helicopters that fly a little too low, could be nothing or big trouble, a spectacle along with the everyday sublime.” – Tim Daly Continue reading Jersey City Museum @ The Majestic presents Tim Daly: Here and Now

13 Remarkle Artists and their 100 Extraordinary Paper Art Designs

yula1bert-simonsOver a thousand years richard-sweeneyago paper art originated in Japan. Hardly talked about today; this medium of paper art, and its unique styles ranging from complex to book carvings has become a very popular art form. (pictured -art from Yulia Brodskaya,  Bert Simmons, and Richard Sweeney)

Here are over 100 such designs from 13 remarkle artists. Some of these designs can be located in museums and also in various  exhibitions within the world.  PAPER ART 


Paul Vincent Art Gallery presents ITSY-

Small Works and Craft Sale

 Saturday, December 12, 2009 -12:00pm – 6:00pm

itsyPaul Vincent Gallery, an emerging gallery for local artists, is hosting a one day art and craft sale. On display jewelry, clothing, scarves, paintings, photography, baked goods, and much much more…

Music will be performed by:

Double Breasted  from 12pm-4pm

Paul Vincent Gallery
49 Harrison Street/Observer Highway
Hoboken, NJ

Source: Thanks to  Sharon Harvey 

Will you be there? 

Art Views -A Look at Artist Duda Penteado

Call Him “The People’s Artist”art-views-page-4-aug-rvo-09
World Renown Jersey City Artist gives Back to the Community
The River View Observer first met artist Duda Penteado 10 years ago when he was involved with opening the now established Hope Center Arts Academy of Jersey City.
What was evident while interviewing him back then was his unwavering commitment to that project, and how he felt it would benefit the community.
Throughout his career this talented, and gifted artist has never lost sight of that belief; that art, benefits the community.
    For over a decade Duda Penteado has done extensive community
work utilizing the arts, both in the New York Metro Area, and abroad, and that is why there are many who feel Penteado should be called “The People’s Artist”.

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