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Art House Productions Presents
Winter JC Fridays

originally published: 11/28/2018

Art House Productions Presents Winter JC Fridays(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- On December 7th, Art House Productions presents Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival, JC FRIDAYS featuring art events that take place in restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces in almost every neighborhood of our great city. JC FRIDAYS will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City abounds with visual and performing artists, musicians, and individuals with unique talent; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works.

 

EVENTS AT ART HOUSE: Cast Iron Lofts- 262 17th Street  (Coles St /Jersey Ave) 201-918- 6019. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 6:30pm- 9:30pm AHP GALLERY presents “Affordable Art Show” Jersey City has an Affordable Art Show and it's at the Gallery at Art House Productions! Multiple pieces by 19 artists; this gallery will be FULL of beautiful treasures all under $500! Buy a piece for a friend or more importantly, buy one for yourself! The gift of giving art is a personal one and we will have much to choose from to make your holiday season special. Family Friendly.

(performance) 8:00pm-9:00pm ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS presents “Not Medea by Allison Gregory” Art House’s Main Stage production is offering a night to pay what you can just for JC Fridays! A working mother escapes to the sanctuary of the theatre and manipulates the show-- and the audience, inadvertently sharing her own conflicted story. Straddling the worlds of myth, magic, and today’s headlines, Not Medea is one woman's intimate tale that every parent will relate to, told in a boldly theatrical setting.



WINTER JC FRIDAYS EVENT LISTINGS - DECEMBER 7th, 2018

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GROVE (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 6:00pm-8:00pm SILVERMAN AND THE MAJESTIC THEATRE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents "The Unleashing of Nature Remembered Works on Paper and Canvas by Caridad Kennedy" “The Unleashing of Nature Remembered” is a collection of works completed over the past several years up to the present. Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. 222 Montgomery St (Grove/Montgomery), 201-280-4821. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art)(education) 4:00pm-7:00pm HAZEL BABY & KIDS presents “Hazel Baby & Kids JC Fridays” Unique customized gifts from local artists made on site! Bring your children for holiday arts & crafts 4-7pm. 199 Montgomery Street. 201-369-1999. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile- Tour.





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NEWARK AVENUE (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 6:00pm-9:00pm VILLAGE WEST GALLERY presents “Ancien Régime: The Pre-Revolutionary World” What are the conditions that bring about revolution? The excesses of the 1%? Social injustice? Corruption? Despotism? Radicalism? Boulangeries with neither bread nor cake? Ancien Régime: the pre-revolutionary world explores our society before the revolution, the forces that swell before bursting. 331 Newark Avenue (4th/Merselles) 201-656-3408. Family Friendly. http://www.villagewestgallery.com

(art) 6:30pm- 9:00pm GIA GELATO & CAFE presents “Transitions” Catherine Hart is a local fine artist, muralist, community art advocate and educator. Hart is the Co-Founder of The Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Program. "Transitions" is a collection of pieces that reflect how the artist was inspired by influences from both her internal and external worlds. 281 Newark Ave. (Monmouth/Brunswick). 201-216-0555. Family-Friendly. Tactile Tour.

(art) 6:00pm-9:00pm GARDEN LEVEL GALLERY present “Ether-real: Amy Neufeld” Amy Neufeld is drawn to special effects in photography. Allowing each picture to dictate her approach, she makes alterations using filters, effects, and texture layers. Amy looks for beauty wherever she may be; whether it is hiking in the woods, walking the streets of a city, or in her backyard. 315 3rd St. (Coles/Monmouth) 917-627-9342. Family-friendly.

(music) 9:00pm-12:30am FM BAR & MUSIC presents "Friday Night Phishing at FM." Dancing Tony and FM presents Friday Night Phishing with Uncle Ebenezer. Combining accuracy and musicianship with whimsical performance, Uncle Ebenezer seeks to light up clubs and venues the way Phish did when they played intimate settings. Free entry before 10:00pm. 340 3rd Street (Newark/3rd), 201-222-2870. Wheelchair Accessible. www.FMJerseyCity.com

(art) 6:00pm- 9:00pm TEA NJ AND WENDY SETZER present “Emerging Under Pressure” Opening of artwork on paper by Wendy Stezer and Barbra Seddon at TeaNJ. Mostly Monotypes. Monotypes are paintings rendered on plexiglass plates that have been run through the pressure of a press. This kind of printing bares only one original. 262 Newark Avenue. (Monmouth/Newark), 201-222-7757. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair-Accessible.  



POWERHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

(art) 6:00pm-8:00pm THE OAKMAN presents "The Art Project." Tour 14 solo artist lobbies including works by Lisa Collodoro, Alpana Mittal, Joe Lugara, Geoffrey Sokol, Deanna Lee, Susan Cornick, Natalie Giugni, Richard White, Linda Gottesfeld, Bithika Adhikary, Nancy Karpf, Yael Dresdner, Peter Delman. 160 First St (Marin Blvd/Provost), 201-685-0117. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 6:00pm-8:00pm SHUSTER MANAGEMENT/THE ART HOUSE presents "The Art Project." Tour 12 floors of solo artist lobbies-works by Nan Ring, Stephen Krasner, Robert Egert, Alberte Bernier, Pauline Galiana, Aliza Augustine, Scot J. Wittman, Alan Walker, Roger Sayre, Tomomi Ono, Kate Dodd, Glenn Garver. 148 First St (Marin Blvd/Provost) 201-798-0928. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.



EXCHANGE PLACE

(art) 5:00pm- 9:00pm PANEPINTO GALLERIES presents “Something Blue”  Panepinto Galleries, in collaboration with SPEAR STREET CAPITAL, presents SOMETHING BLUE, highlighting artwork by four artists based in Jersey City and West Orange, NJ - Stephen Cimini, Candy LeSueur, Tatsuro Nishimura and Shari-Beth Susskind. From symbolism, to psychology, to décor, to art - the most popular color in the world by far is the color Blue. 70 Hudson St. (Entrance on Hudson River Waterfront Walkway/ Grand St.) 201-521-9000. Family- Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.



HAMILTON PARK (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 6:00pm-8:00pm SILVERMAN AND HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents "Art and Living Energy: by Cheryl Sylivant " SILVERMAN and The Hamilton Square Condominium Association presents Art and Living Energy: Metaphors of Being Paintings by Cheryl Sylivant is a collection of paintings inspired by 800 oil on canvas works she painted all over the world and is curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis.  232 Pavonia Ave (Erie/Pavonia), 201-280-4821. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 6:00pm-8:00pm HAMILTON HOUSE presents "The Art Project." Tour 7 Floors of solo artist lobby exhibitions with artists Claire McConoughy, Michael Endy, Matt Caulfield, James Pustorino, Monika Kalra, Deirdre Kennedy, Michael Ensminger, Robert Streicher, Pat Lay, Anthony Boone, Hijo Nam, Tim Heins and Bruce Halpin. 255 Brunswick St (9th/10th), 201-533-0333. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art)(performance) 8:00pm- 3:00am ED & MARY’S presents “‘Motley Art Show’ & Karaoke Event” will feature art from Christine Tischio (Turnstyle ART), Joseph Palestina, Juliana de Moraes, Vanessa Velez, Kelly Shane and Mary Snyder. Karaoke starts at 8pm, $5/song. Karaoke $ goes directly to local non-profit arts group ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS. 100% artwork sales go directly to the artist. Art will be up for 2 weeks after Dec. 7th so check us out! 174 Coles St. (9th/Coles). ‭(201) 839-5604‬. Wheelchair Accessible.



THE HEIGHTS

(art)(performance)(music)(education) 12:00pm- 9:00pm ARTISTIC PRIDE PRODUCTIONS presents “Holiday crafting, caroling, celebrating creativity!” Christmas is coming and we've got shopping, traveling, caroling and gift making and giving to do! We'll also be having a christmas sing along. knitting and craft workshops. Let's make a scarf ! 12-5pm & 5-7pm bring your own yarn and needles or purchase yarn and borrow needles from us (limited supply). Winter fashion show, card making workshop and singalong 7-9pm. 1007D Summit Ave. (Charles/Summit) 201-499-5841. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile-Tour. Artisticprideproductions.com

(art) 6:00pm-8:00pm 107 BOWERS GALLERY & ARTSPACE presents "Third Annual Holiday Art Market at 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace" Join us for our 3rd annual Holiday Art Market! Affordable art works for sale by local artists. Purchase holiday gifts or add to your personal art collection! 107 Bowers St. (Bowers/Central) 201-280-4821. Family-friendly. www.107bowersgallery.com

(music) 10:00pm- 12:00am FOX & CROW presents “RJO’s Jazz release series: Alex Clough” Fox & Crow is a pub & parlour in Jersey City Heights. RJO's Jazz release series features some of the regions best jazz artists. Pianist Alex Clough new release includes all original compositions, each a reflection of Alex's world travels and musical experiences. 594 Palisade Ave (Congress/Palisade). 201-401-0871. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 6:00pm-9:00pm PRIME GALLERY presents "Overlap" an exhibition establishing a subtle harmony between abstract and figurative art co-curated by Gallery Director, Maria Kosdan and featured Artist, Walter John Rodriguez. Walter's work will be exhibited alongside Anthony Boone, Andrea Burgay, Leandro Comrie, Jonathan Joubert, Amaia Marzabal and Fabricio Suarez.  614 Palisade Ave (Franklin/Ferry), 973-953-6497. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.



JOURNAL SQUARE

(art) 6:00pm-10:00pm EONTA SPACE presents "Eonta Space Biennial 2018 THIS IS HERE THIS IS NOW" Art addressing the concept of temporality created within a two year gestation period that informs, mirrors and defies our realities, showing a compassionate understanding and conversely misconstrues our current human condition with an opportunity to sharpen the gaze while celebrating life at the dead end of Dekalb Ave in JC. JC FRIDAYS Weekend Hours: Fri 6-10pm, Sat 4-8 pm, Sun 2-6pm. 34 Dekalb Ave (Dead End off of Van Reypen St), 201-536-1119. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. eontaspacenj.com

(art) 6:00pm-9:00pm SMUSH GALLERY presents “Soft News’ Opening Reception” Join us for the opening of ‘Soft News,’ a group show of immediate, everyday, personal artwork for the human in you. Joe Monteleone reads tarot, aka News From Beyond. On view November 30 - January 27 with family-focused Open Studio days 12/8, 12/15, 1/19, and 1/26! 340 Summit Ave (Summit/Academy). Family-friendly. smushgallery.com

(art)(educational) 4:00pm-7:00pm HCCC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL presents “Teacher as Artist: Jill Schifter” Join HCCC’s Department of Cultural for an artist reception featuring Jill Schifter, an artist who teaches at The Learning Community Charter School. Her work explores questions of self- image, gender constructs, cultural trauma, and environmental destruction through a variety of media including drawing and collage. Lite refreshments served. Gabert Library (1st Floor) 71 Sip Avenue (Jones/Enos Pl) 201-360-4176. Family-friendly. www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs



MCGINLEY SQUARE (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 5:00pm- 7:00pm FINE ARTS GALLERY AT SAINT PETER'S UNIVERSITY presents “Saturate/Desaturate” Saturate/Desaturate features paintings by Mona Brody, Stephan Cimini, Susan A. Davis and Megan Klim. These artists explores the difficult visual element, color, in a unique and facinating way. Saturation is described as the purity of a color. Desaturation is described a color that is muted. Take a look at how these artists create compositions, express complex ideas and delight our senses. 47 Glenwood Ave, 5th floor (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-761-6484. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.



BERGEN AVENUE (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 6:00pm - 9:00pm THE ARTS AT ST. PAUL’S & THE INCARNATION present "David Miley's Art of a Lifetime: Works on Paper"  Abstraction, nature-inspired, psychedelia - all are apt descriptions of works by this prolific and longtime Jersey City artist David Miley. Included in the exhibit are Miley's own bound collections. This exhibit will be open during the @ASPI Merry Makers & Artists Market at St. Paul's/Incarnation on December 15. 38 Duncan Ave (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-433-4922. Family-friendly. StPaulsjc.org

(art) 7:00pm- 11:00pm IMAGO BEAUTY GROUP AT THE BASILLICO presents ““Dreamers” Paintings by Vincent Zambrano”  The “Dreamers” series are abstract memories of my childhood spent in Manta, Ecuador. I draw inspiration from my figurative work of photographs, movie scene stills and my own dreams and vision. In this series of my works I mean to convey to the viewers my connection and love of water. Water is powerful, with it’s huge, angry waves or even still as a mirror. 673 Bergen Ave (Fairview/ Duncan). 201-332-6100. Family Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible. Imagobeautygroup.com



GREENVILLE

(art) 4:00pm- 7:00pm DELIVERENCE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EPISCOPAL JERSEY CITY (EJC) present “Holiday Art at the Triangle” We will have different art stations where various artists will use their expertise to create holiday images for local families and friends that visit Triangle Park Community Center on December 7. We will also have artwork from local and regional artists on display. 247 Old Bergen Rd. (Cator/Danforth). 551-200-0519. Family Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile Tour.



(art)(film)(music) 5pm- 8pm PROJECT GREENVILLE presents “Winter Wonderland!” Join us as we resume our regular schedule of bringing the arts to Greenville this Friday & Saturday with our annual Winter Wonderland! Winter & holiday themed artwork plus refreshments to keep cozy with, toy donation drop off box and interactive community activities! Check our Facebook page for more details and full artist's list. 128 Winfield Ave. (Ocean/Old Bergen). 646-361-1858. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile Tour.



Sponsors include: Visit Jersey City, Harrison Rand, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City Municipal Council & Cultural Affairs, Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce, Historic Downtown SID, PATH, JCEDC* and NJ Division of Travel and Tourism        

Made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. * Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

Supporters: Jersey City Arts Council  





Youth-Led Art Exhibit Tackles Mass Incarceration in New Jersey
(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Gem Project, a Newark-based not-for-profit organization, is hosting its inaugural youth-led Art Activism exhibit, “Reincarnation of Jim Crow” at Kelcher Hubb in Newark on Friday, December 14 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The culminating event arrives after two cohorts of Newark High School participants earned up to 64 hours of service-learning hours across 11 weeks
Jim Amon Wildlife Photo Exhibit to Open Jan 5th at the East Amwell Museum
(RINGOES, NJ) -- The East Amwell Historical Society and the Sourland Conservancy will present An Exhibition of Photographs of Plants and Animals Native to the Sourlands by Jim Amon at the East Amwell Museum in Ringoes.  The opening reception will be held on January 11th at 7:00pm. Admission to the East Amwell Museum and exhibit will be free and open to the public on weekends from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  The exhibit will be on display from January 5 through February 15, 2019.
Herb & Milly Iris Gallery Hosts "The Price Of Sugar" by Jenny Flexner Reinhardt
(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts a new exhibition by Jenny Flexner Reinhardt December 10, 2018-February 22, 2019.  In The Price of Sugar, Reinhardt has woven the theme of the bright and seductive appeal of sugar and confectionary, along with its dark side; the addiction, the excess and the disease. Sugar is both sweet and dangerous.
Newark's Gladys Barker Grauer To Receive 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award From The Women's Caucus For Art
(NEW YORK, NY) -- Gladys Barker Grauer, a pillar of the Newark, New Jersey, arts community, will be one of four recipients of a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) during an awards celebration on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Fellow recipients include Olga de Amaral, Mary Beth Edelson, and Mira Schor. The recipients for the 2019 President's Art & Activism Award are L.J. Roberts and Aruna D'Souza.
Studio Montclair Presents "Art-To-Go," a Holiday Sale and Exhibit
(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Studio Montclair (SMI) is holding a Holiday Sale and Exhibit from November 27 through December 21 at the Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. An opening reception with light refreshments and artists’ demonstrations will be held on Saturday, December 1st from noon to 4:00pm.


Peter Max Remembers Frank Sinatra
(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- As fans of Frank Sinatra across the world remember the legendary entertainer on what would have been his 103th birthday (December 12th), pop artist Peter Max provides a series of portraits of 'Ol' Blue Eyes' at different points throughout his career. Max, with a 5 decades-long career of his own, created these signature, vibrantly colored portraits, working with the Sinatra family to celebrate the Sinatra Centennial in 2015. They remain a fan favorite at gallery shows across the country.
Jerry Gant 1961-2018
Jerry, There is no bio that will seem complete for you. Where would it be listed, amongst your numerous and diverse accomplishments, that you talked to people, always seemed to find time for the younger artists, to talk to them and look at their sketchbooks? Your use of language as a material, testing limits, associations, and possibilities.
PODCAST: An Artist Asks "The 20 Most Important Scientific Questions Of The 21st Century"
In this podcast, we speak with them about art, activism and how women invented Postmodernism. “The 20 Most Important Scientific Questions of the 21st Century” runs through December 14th at Douglass Library.
Artist Mel Leipzig At 83
We recently met up with artist Mel Leipzig at Artworks in Trenton. He was there to do what he does every day – create big paintings of people he likes. While the Artworks staff went about their business getting the space ready for this year’s Art All Day event, happening this Saturday, Mel pulled a few of them aside to capture them in their natural habitat in acrylic.
Heather Ujiie Explores "Terra Incognita" At Rowan University Art Gallery
“My life’s mission is to challenge myself to go to new places,” said Heather Ujiie, a Bucks County, PA, multimedia artist whose latest work, “Terra Incognita,” is on display at the Rowan University Art Gallery now through November 17, 2018.

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Jerry Gant 1961-2018

Jerry Gant 1961-2018

Jerry, There is no bio that will seem complete for you. Where would it be listed, amongst your numerous and diverse accomplishments, that you talked to people, always seemed to find time for the younger artists, to talk to them and look at their sketchbooks? Your use of language as a material, testing limits, associations, and possibilities.


City Without Walls and Aljira To Shine At Newark Arts Festival

City Without Walls and Aljira To Shine At Newark Arts Festival

Two long-running art spaces, City Without Walls (“cWOW”) and Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art (“Aljira”), will house pop-up exhibits during the Newark Arts Festival, October 4-7, 2018.  Though both spaces are now in a period of transition, through the support of Newark Arts, they will activate with fresh exhibits during Newark’s citywide annual festival of the arts. 


Meet The Writers Behind NJ Stage

Meet The Writers Behind NJ Stage

Each month, New Jersey Stage runs about 50-70 articles on our daily site in addition to the articles found in our monthly magazine.  We recently ran its 14,000th story online and thought our 50th issue was a good time to showcase the people behind the content in the magazine and the daily site.  We are always adding new writers and have recently welcomed Ilana Rapp and Lisa Annitti to the team as well. None of the writers get paid, so this is a labor of love for us all.


The Healing Power of Art

The Healing Power of Art

Entering the office to see a neurologist can be a terrifying experience.  I know because I’ve had to do it for years.  Thankfully, when I see my doctor I am surrounded by his photographs on the walls. It’s more than a hobby for Dr. Noah Gilson, it’s a lifelong passion.








Event calendar
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018


MUSIC

PROJECT/OBJECT @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

JERRY BLAVAT @ Lobby Bar at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 12:00pm

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

BRIAN FALLON @ Crossroads (Garwood), Garwood - 8:00pm

The Irish Tenors Holiday Celebration @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:30pm

BREAKING BENJAMIN @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 7:00pm







THEATRE

Elf, The Musical @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

Hudson Theatre Works presents "And My True Love Gave To Me" @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 8:00pm


FILM

On the Map @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm


MISC

Holiday Open Mic Night! @ Black Box Performing Arts Center, Teaneck - 7:30pm

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