(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions’ JC Fridays will be holding its seasonal festival on Friday, March 1st. Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival features art events that take place in restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces in almost every neighborhood of the great city. The 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 is abound with visual and performing artists of all types, 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) 6pm- 9pm AHP GALLERY presents "SLOW FAST" . New work by international abstract artist, Serena Bocchino. This work explores the different dimensions of Kairos Timing. The investigation of a variety of ways to examine, explore and even exploit those significant moments in time using paint. Preview on JC Fridays from 6-9pm AND official reception on Saturday, March 9th, 5-7pm. Family-Friendly. Barrier-Free. Tactile-Tour.
(performance) 7pm-10pm ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS presents “The Passion Project // BrandoCapote” Art House’s Main Stage Production The Passion Project runs in rep with BrandoCapote, a new work in progress, both by creators Ried and Sara Farrington! Using a single live performer and multiple projection surfaces, THE PASSION PROJECT is a 30 minute vibration between performance, film, and installation. Then stay for a presentation of BrandoCapote based on Truman Capote's 1957 profile of Marlon Brando. Join us after to learn more about the process of putting a show like this together and provide vital feedback to the creative team. Barrier-Free.
(art) 5pm- 8pm NJCU ART DEPARTMENT presents “Costality: MFA” This second off-site group MFA exhibition highlights multivalent talents of graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts program at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. Participating artists will include: Asem Ahmed, Michael Barreto, Rita Jimenez, Laura Klinck, Kirk Maynard, Alejandro Rubin, Andy Pecoraro, and Maria Tapia. 201-200-2496. Family-Friendly. Barrier-Free. https://www.njcu.edu/center-arts/visual-arts
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GROVE (ON AND AROUND)
(art) 6pm-8pm SILVERMAN AND THE MAJESTIC THEATRE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents "Diane Carbone's BLOOM: IMAGES OF SPRING.” Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. 222 Montgomery St (Grove/Montgomery), 201-280-4821. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. https://www.facebook.com/dianecarboneartist/
NEWARK AVENUE (ON AND AROUND)
(art) 5pm-9pm VILLAGE WEST GALLERY presents “Wherefore Art” is a group show inspired by the fertile mind of William Shakespeare - emotion, wordplay, witches, shipwrecks - the entirety of the human experience! 331 Newark Avenue (4th/Merselles) 201-656-3408. Family Friendly. http://www.villagewestgallery.com
(art)(film) 7pm- 10pm GIA GELATO & CAFE presents “#JerseyCity” a visual art show demonstrating artwork inspired by and depicting our amazing city! The show is curated by local artist Akil Roper (Portrait of a People, Black and Brown) and features works by Roper and other artist in various styles including acrylic on canvas, watercolor, photography and mixed media. Please join us for this fun event. 281 Newark Ave. (Monmouth/Brunswick). 201-216-0555. Family-Friendly.
(art) 6pm-9pm GARDEN LEVEL GALLERY present “Open Studio Party” Join Theda Sandiford, Deborah Jack and Deirdre Kennedy for a beverage and tour of Garden Level Gallery. See new works in progress and maybe try your hand at wrapping some rope. All are welcome. Step down to #GardenLevelGallery. 315 3rd St. (Coles/Monmouth) 917-627-9342. Family-friendly. Tactile-Tour. http://www.gardenlevelgallery.com
(art) 9am- 9pm TEA NJ AND LING CHEN ART present “Watercolor sketches of Jersey City by Ling Chen.” Fine art prints of sketches of Jersey City. 262 Newark Avenue. (Monmouth/Newark), 201-222-7757. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair-Accessible. www.lingchen.art
POWERHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT
(art) 6pm-8pm THE OAKMAN presents "The Art Project." Take a tour of 14 solo-artist lobbies including works by Geoffrey Sokol, Jodie Fink, Peter Delman, Susan Cornick, Bithika Adhikary, Linda Gottesman, Joe Lugara, Nancy Karpf, Deanna Lee, Yael Dresdner, Rich White, Alpana Mittal, James Pustorino, Natalie Giugni, Lisa Collodoro.160 First St (Marin Blvd/Provost), 201-798-0928. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. www.drawingrooms.org
(art) 6pm-8pm SHUSTER MANAGEMENT/THE ART HOUSE presents "The Art Project." Take a tour of 12 solo-artist lobbies including works by Alan Walker, Alberte Bernier, Aliza Augustine, Glenn Garver, Kate Dodd, Nan Ring, Pauline Galiana, Robert Egert, Roger Sayre, Scot Wittman, Stephen Krasner, Tomomi Ono. 148 First St (Marin Blvd/Provost) 201-798-0928. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. www.drawingrooms.org
(art) 7pm- 9pm PANEPINTO GALLERIES presents “Something Blue” Panepinto Galleries, in collaboration with SPEAR STREET CAPITAL. Artists: Stephen Cimini, Candy Le Sueur, Tatsuro Nishimura, Shari-Beth Susskind. 70 Hudson St. (Entrance on Hudson River Waterfront Walkway/ Grand St.) 201-521-9000. Family- Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. panepintogalleries.com
HAMILTON PARK (ON AND AROUND)
(art) 6pm-8pm HAMILTON HOUSE presents "The Art Project." Take a tour of 7 solo-artist lobbies including works by Matt Caulfield, Monika Kalra, Michael Endy, Deirdre Kennedy, Claire McConaughy, Bruce Halpin, Robert Streicher, Jodie Fink. 255 Brunswick St (9th/10th), 201-533-0333. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. www.drawingrooms.org
(art)(performance) 8pm- 12am ED & MARY’S presents “Art Show/Karaoke Event” Friday, March 1st, E&M’s will be proudly displaying art from five local talents. The show will be up for 2 weeks. All art will be for sale. 100% of art sales go to the artist. Karaoke that Friday night during the opening will help raise money for non-profit Art House Productions. $5/song, 2 songs for $8.- All karaoke song sales will go to Art House Productions. 174 Coles St. (9th/Coles). (201) 839-5604. Wheelchair Accessible. www.edandmarys.com
(art)(film)(music)(performance)(educational) 6pm-8pm PRIME GALLERY presents "Urban Youth" an exposition by a local high school featuring authentic works of art of various mediums including fine art, film, and music. 614 Palisade Ave (Franklin/Ferry), 973-953-6497. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. www.PRIMEgallery.art
(art) 10am- 5pm THE EILEEN S. KAMINSKY FAMILY FOUNDATION presents “2019 Winter Residents” ESKFF (The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit contemporary art and education residency program for artists and students from regional, national and international locations. Feel free to visit our current residents to see their progress in their work. 888 Newark Ave. (Tonnelle/Newark). 201-604-2702. Family-Friendly. Barrier-Free. Tactile-Tour. eskff.com
(art) 6pm-10pm EONTA SPACE presents "Winter Print Show 2019" Once seen as painting & sculpture’s poor relation, prints come of age in our 2019 Winter Print Show. Over a dozen artists showing silkscreen, etching, collagraph, embossing, lino, monotype, marbling, woodcut & other media high and low, including rubber stamps & a butternut squash print, demonstrate a burgeoning interest in 21st Century printmaking. Weekend hours: Fri 6-10, Sat 4-8, Sun 2-6. 34 Dekalb Ave (Dead End off of Van Reypen St), 201-536-1119. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. eontaspacenj.com
(art)(music)(educational) 4pm-7pm HCCC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS presents “Notes and Tones Closing & Teacher as Artist Reception for Jesse Wright” HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs hosts a Closing Reception for Notes and Tones: Jazz Influences on the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop curated by Essye Klempner in partnership with WBGO. Also, meet Jessie Wright our spring "Teacher as Artist." Live jazz performance by Audrey Martells and Belden Bullock. Lite refreshments served. Dineen Hull Gallery (6th Floor) 71 Sip Avenue (Jones/Enos Pl) 201-360-4182. Family-friendly. Barrier-Free. www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs
MCGINLEY SQUARE (ON AND AROUND)
(art)(music) 1 pm- 7 pm FINE ARTS GALLERY AT SAINT PETER'S UNIVERSITY presents “From Here to Where” Photographer Daryl-Ann Saunders explores the underground world of the NYC subway system. Her images are artistic beautiful, but remind us how arduous life can be as she explores the issues of homeless and the theme of machinery vs. humanity. Jordan P. Smith, saxophonist, will be performing classical works at 1 pm. 47 Glenwood Ave, 5th floor (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-761-6484. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. www.saintpeters.edu/fineartsgallery
BERGEN AVENUE (ON AND AROUND)
(art) 7:00pm - 10:00pm THE ARTS AT ST. PAUL’S & THE INCARNATION present "When March Is Scarcely There" Celebrating three women artists: Catherine Marcial curates objects from nature into moving assemblages; this is the first exhibition of her work. Nanette Reynolds Beachner uses collage and paint to create her enigmatic pieces drawn from history and nature. Sandra DeSando’s highly abstract paintings express our ancient symbiosis with trees. 38 Duncan Ave (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-433-4922. Family-friendly. Tactile-Tour. StPaulsjc.org
(art) 4pm- 7pm COVETABLES presents “Artist Showcase” Come and have sips and nibbles while you view 20+ artists' work from JC and beyond! 372 Pacific Ave. (Pacific Ave/Maple St.) 201-744-8773. Family-Friendly. www.covetablesnj.com
(art)(music) 6pm- 9pm HUDSON PARTNERSHIP/THE C.O.V.E. present “Music and Art at Community Outreach Voice Empowerment” Celebrate The C.O.V.E. Community Center with Visual Artists Nicholas D'Ornellas & Gino Markocs, and Live Music by Alex Tea, Chillbrown (feat. Ez & JC's Poet Laureate Rashad Wright), and The Prom Dates! 312-314 Pacific Ave (Communipaw/Lafayette) 917-520-4334. Family-Friendly. Barrier-Free.
(art)(music) 4pm- 7pm PROJECT GREENVILLE presents “The Glass Hurrah: Rich Roberts Fused Glass Work with Studio Photos by Jim Legge” Friday & Saturday join Project Greenville as we present Rich Roberts' fused glass work along with photos by Jim Legge from Rich's studio; giving a behind the scenes glimpse of how these beautiful glass pieces are created. Live music and light refreshments inside our 1895 Greenville home and headquarters...all are welcome! 128 Winfield Ave. (Ocean/Old Bergen). 646-361-1858. Family-Friendly. Tactile Tour.
(art)(performance) 4pm- 9pm TRIANGLE PARK COMMUNITY CENTER presents “Black Lives Matter/ Justice” Artworks that explore topics related to the BLM movement, such as honoring the lives of activists, fallen victims, or people who have made a difference for the lives of others. 247 Old Bergen Road (Danforth/Cator) 551-200-0519. Family-Friendly. Barrier-Free. Tactile-Tour. https://dcmnonprofit.org/