The Spring Edition of JC Fridays Features 39 Exciting Arts Events

Image by Eileen Ferara via jcfridays.com

The Spring edition of JC Fridays will kick off with 39 exciting arts events—come out and celebrate on Friday, March 3. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. This quarterly citywide celebration of the arts is organized by Art House Productions.

Here are some highlights:

Identity” 12 (noon)-7 pm: NOVADO GALLERY presents a show focused on the use of art as a vehicle to investigate ideas of perception of self and other, human nature’s tendency for judgement and categorization. (A portion of sales will support WomenRising Inc). 110 Morgan St.

Tiny Artists,” 3-5 pm: HAZEL BABY & KIDS presents a create collage workshop for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Children should be accompanied by an adult. 199 Montgomery St.

S.P.A.C.E. x Rack the Crown,” 3-10 pm: MICHAEL BITTEL presents an expository photography project about sustainability, peace, art, culture and equality. Original works by Anthony of Rack the Crown will also be on display. 481 Central Ave.

Quantum Overdrive,” 4-7 pm: HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE presents Quantum Overdrive. Exhibiting artists include Jude Broughham, Marguerite Day, Ketta Ioannidou, Joanne Leah, Tricia McLaughlin, Helen O’Leary, Rachel Phillips, Laurie Riccadonna, Addie Russell, Savannah Spirit, and Woolpunk. Curated by Fred Fleisher. Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, 71 Sip Ave., 6th Fl.

Small Works Show,” 4:30-8:30 pm: THE LUCKY HONEYBEE STUDIOS presents a small works showcase featuring Maria Mercado’s whimsical acrylic paintings and Melissa Buesing’s photography from her recent project “Transfers.” The Musicians Building, 130 Central Ave., Studio #2d, 2nd Fl.

Jersey City Photographs with Mickey Mathis,”5-8:30 pm GALLERIE HUDSON presents the works of two African-American artists, urban photographer Mickey Mathis whose work spans all of Jersey City in its diverse splendor and the late painter Elmira Wade. 197 Newark Ave.

Here & There,” 5-9 pm: JACQUELINE MELECIO presents a solo photography show capturing the rawness, mystery and simple life that fulfills her. 9 Erie St.

Love Letters,” 5 pm-1 am: LITM presents a group show featuring 25 local artists presenting their interpretation of love letters. Curated by Andrea Artemis Morin. 140 Newark Ave. *10% off all orders with your JCI Memebership card.

Invasion,” 6-8 pm: EILEEN FERARA presents a print-stallation project reflecting on the fragility of balance in the environment and our relationship to the places we inhabit. _gaia Studio, 315 3rd St.

Shared Gaze, Uncommon Vision,“ 6-8 pm SILVERMAN AND THE HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents paintings by Jeanne Tremel and Eliot Markell. Curated by Enrico Gomez. 232 Pavonia Ave.

Urbanity Thru the Lens,” 6-8 pm: PRIME REAL ESTATE GROUP presents a photography-based group show that pays homage to the banalities of everyday city living, featuring LeDor, Catalina Aranguren, Marc Fusco, Timothy David Lang, Mykal, Samuel Orrego, and Luke Walter. Acoustic performance by Rob Jennings. 351 Palisade Ave.

Robert Piersanti,” 6-9 pm: COOLVINES presents an evening with Jersey City artist Robert Piersanti. 276 Grove St.

The Art Project,” 6-9 pm: JCITY REALTY presents paintings by Anne Trauben, Diane Tenerelli, June and James Pustorino. (Sales benefit under-served teenagers’ arts courses at Bethune Center). 109 Columbus Ave.

Today,” 6-11 pm: THE JERSEY ART EXCHANGE presents work by protectors and nourishers of intellectual freedom and humanity. 114 Monticello Ave.

“143 is Alive,” 6 pm-12 am: JC STUDIOS presents music by The Yeti Shivers, The Furies and Swamp. Sam Pullin’s visual art will be on display. 143 Christopher Columbus Dr., 1st Fl.

Unveiling Liberty,” 7-8:30 pm: SPERANZA THEATRE COMPANY presents Unveiling Liberty a new play about the state of women’s rights at the time of the birth of the iconic Statue of Liberty. A talkback will follow the show. The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St.

“Carol and Company,” 7:30-9 pm: ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH presents an evening of jazz with the brilliant trumpeter Carol Morgan, along with, Robert Boston, Jon Roche, and Andrew Sneed. 38 Duncan Ave.

Tom Barrett Unplugged,” 8-10 pm: IRIS RECORDS presents a set of indie rock vignettes by Overlake’s prolific frontman Tom Barrett. (A surprise warm-up artist will also be in attendance). 114 Brunswick St.

Reels, Jigs & Shenanigans,” 8 pm-12 am: A WEST SIDE STORY presents a night of Irish folk and rock songs performed by “Agus” the Band and the Port Authority Pipes and Drums. Original photography will be on display by Dominique C. Smith. Park Tavern, 575 West Side Ave.

For more JC Fridays information and full listings, visit jcfridays.com.

Jersey City Independent is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

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.