Student Musicians, Filmmakers and Artists Showcased at the Loew’s Theatre

Some of the best young talents in Jersey City will share their visual and performing art pieces this month at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre.

The festivities kick off today, May 15, with a concert by the jazz band at Jersey City Arts High School, also known as the Visual and Performing Arts program (VPA), based at Snyder High School. The program helps kids who demonstrate talent and interest in visual or performing arts sharpen their skills and share their work with the community.

While the Loew’s has hosted shows by students from the program before, this will be the first time the jazz band will have a concert of its own, Friends of the Loew’s (FOL) officials say.

The free concert will be held today, May 15, at 7 pm.

Tomorrow, May 16, students from the New Jersey City University Media Arts program will show their short films in an annual festival that the Loew’s has hosted for more than a decade.

The festival will be held from 7 pm to 10 pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $3.

Later this month, the Loew’s will also host the year-end showcase for students from the Arts High School’s visual arts program. While it highlights work by graduating seniors, it will also have work by several underclassmen. The Loew’s has served as a gallery for the district’s art students for over 15 years, FOL officials say.

A reception for the art show will be held Wednesday, May 22 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Admission is free.

All events will take place at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, located at 54 Journal Sq. For more information, visit the Loew’s website.

Summer Dawn Hortillosa

is a freelance arts and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in the Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal, the International and other publications. She is also a creative writer and theatrical director.