Category Arts

Sunflowers by Jessica Dalrymple

Today is the summer edition of the famous JC Fridays quarterly event organized by Art House Productions, all events are free and open to the public. Here are some highlights of the citywide celebration of the arts worth checking out.

Village West Gallery presents its inaugural Group Show from 12-9 pm at 331 Newark Ave (4th/Merseles.)  The show features local artists – including Jill Alexander, Joe Chirchirillo, Jessica Dalrymple, Valeri Larko, Chris Manis, and Pamela Talese. (The reception is from 6-9pm.)

St. Peter’s University presents Our Perspective: Senior Art Show Exhibition. Stop by the Mac Mahon Student Center's 5th floor (2641 JFK Blvd.) from 1-4 pm for the closing of this show. Mediums include graphic design, photography, packaging design, and digital illustration. Some of the works will be for sale.

The Art House Ribbon Cutting & Gallery Opening. The new rental residence presents a ribbon cutting with Mayor Fulop for the opening of their leasing office, followed by a gallery opening 5-8 pm (109 Christopher Columbus Dr.) Curator Jim Pustorino and the Shuster Group have established an art project to promote and sell work by Jersey City artists.

Margo and Walter Parks invite residents to celebrate the restoration of the former Jersey Statuary building  with a reception 5-10 pm (53 Congress St.) in honor of original owner Ralph Giblesi. There will be a live jazz band in the outdoor patio, espresso, wine and a photography exhibit of the building in its glory days as a factory.

Jersey City artists Doris Cacoilo and Hilary Salmon explore images and expectations of childhood in two new print based projects in “When I Grow Up….”  presented by _gaia. The exhibition is from 6-9 pm at 315 3rd St., Garden Level (Coles/Monmouth).

Vincent Minervini's surrealist, pop-culture mixed media creations have a childlike whimsy and are on display in opening reception of his show at Port-o Lounge (286 1st St.) from 6 pm-3 am.

Metro-Spec and Metropolitan present Women Speak Easy! from 7-9 pm at the Price Building (140 Belmont Ave.) Hear a diverse group of poets including Ast Maat, Fatima Shaik, Lory Mentor and Martina Harris speak in verse and vignette of love and loss, health and happiness, feelings and faith, woe and wonder.

Riverview Neighborhood Association & Palisade Lumber present "Live at the Lumberyard," a show where live music will be accompanied by video art projections in the great outdoors. Chrissy Roberts, Twiddlin’ Thumbs, The Gully Hubbards and DJ Preskool will all be part of the event at the lumberyard (424-428 Palisade Ave.) from 7-10 pm.

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

The Jersey City Independent is a proud media sponsor of this event.

JC Fridays Summer Edition

Sunflowers by Jessica Dalrymple Today is the summer edition of the famous JC Fridays quarterly event organized by Art House Productions, all events are free and open to the public. Here are some highlights of the citywide celebration of the arts worth checking out. Village West Gallery presents its inaugural Group Show from 12-9 pm at 331

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Bare Soles: Brings a Unique Arts and Performance Experience to the Heights

Bare Soles, a new monthly showcase highlighting local dancers and artists, presented by The Kennedy Dancers (a non-profit Jersey City based dance company) happened this past Saturday evening on Central Avenue. For Heights residents, Bare Soles brings a unique arts and performance experience close to home. All those performing at the Kennedy Dance center showed passion, talent

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StageFest 2014

Brought back for a second year by popular demand, STAGEFest is about to take over Jersey City. This weekend’s three-day festival (March 21-23) features 20 theatrical performances in the historic landmark Loew’s Jersey City Theater.

Nimbus Dance Works Finds a New Home

Nimbus Dance Works has found “a place to call home,” according to Samuel Pott, Artistic Director. “We had a great location at the Barrow Mansion – unfortunately (for us) so many groups are also trying to use the space. We need to have our own space so we can keep moving forward as an organization.”

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