JCI Magazine (formerly NEW) Spring 2013 Issue On Stands Today

Spring: a time for light, change, renewal, regrowth…. You can feel it in the air. As you know we have some exciting changes at the Jersey City Independent as well. As of this issue’s printing, we have re-branded our quarterly arts, culture and lifestyle print publication from NEW to JCI. We hope the articles in this issue will inspire you go out and volunteer, to hop on a bike, and to get out and enjoy some our city’s great open spaces and different neighborhoods.

This issue features a cover design by Rochelle Fox, a local fine artist and textile designer. She received a BFA from the University of Central Florida; she also studied fine art at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Fox has shown her work in galleries throughout the United States, including The Monmouth Museum, LITM, Purdue University West Gallery, the Orlando Museum of Art and the Morrison Hotel Gallery Loft.

In 2009, Fox’s screen print Ethereal Escape was auctioned at Christie’s as part of the Tibet House Annual Auction. She is continually involved in philanthropic efforts to raise money for the arts. Fox is currently developing a line of silk scarves and limited edition screen prints. The delicately detailed illustrations are inspired by nature, Gothic architecture, Victorian fashion, Asian art, Indian art and Buddhism. Fox’s painterly style of screen printing is created by printing several layers of transparent inks. Her work is continually evolving as she explores new realms of the imagination.

Hit up one of our distribution locations near you today for your free copy of JCI. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Publishers Note: On our Fall 2015 issue we corrected the issue number to seven to reflect the number of issues we have printed since changing the magazine’s name to JCI.

Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.