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Greenville Art Walk: Monthly Series Revitalizes Jersey City Neighborhood

originally published: 01/27/2020

Greenville Art Walk: Monthly Series Revitalizes Jersey City Neighborhood

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Greenville Art Walk returns on February with an increased number of venues, events and reasons to make a monthly visit to one of New Jersey’s oldest urban neighborhoods. Held the first Sunday of each month, the Greenville Art Walk features art exhibitions and other events in venues throughout the Martin Luther King Drive corridor and surrounding vicinity. The Art Walk is a family friendly art experience for all ages as well as an opportunity to explore this historic and vibrant section of Jersey City.

The ongoing project is part of the Stories of Greenville, an arts program produced and presented by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC). The first arts project to be part of the I Love Greenville Community Plan, a neighborhood improvement initiative created by the Greenville Community Partnership (GCP) and funded by the statewide Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program, Stories of Greenville is a multidisciplinary arts project designed to bring exposure to Greenville artists, including visual artists, filmmakers, writers, poets, musicians, dancers and performers.

The Greenville Art Walk showcases these Greenville artists and Jersey City creatives and their neighborhood, but does so on a regular and consistent basis. This free program uses a growing coalition of artists, local businesses and residents to shine a well-deserved spotlight on this unique art destination in the Jersey City cultural landscape.

“Art connects communities,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Stories of Greenville is about sharing our stories, giving people the opportunity to express themselves. When art is visible, accessible and relevant to everyday lives, it benefits everyone in a city. With the Greenville Art Walk, we want everyone to come out and enjoy art in all its possibilities and make the experience a monthly habit.”

After months of development by JCTC with Greenville artists, community leaders & businesses and other I Love Greenville Community Plan participants, the Greenville Art Walk took its first step in early January. The response was very positive, with hundreds of residents turning out for the inaugural event.



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“We started developing the idea of having artwork, artists and creative activities on a regular basis months ago,” said Atim Annette Oton, Curator for the Greenville Art Walk . “We expected a small audience since we only had a few spaces participating for the first Art Walk and were surprised when nearly 200 people showed up. Art can build up communities in many ways and when a community needs healing, art plays a very important part in that healing process.” 

Oton is a Nigerian-born, American and British educated designer turned curator. In addition to curating Art Walk and other JCTC events, including the upcoming gallery show for JCTC’s Destiney series opening February 7, this Jersey City resident is the director of Calabar Gallery in Harlem and founder of the Creative Side, an arts and design consultancy.

Greenville Art Walk features art exhibitions in new and existing businesses as well as popup galleries in fallow spaces and empty storefronts. As the monthly series unfolds, the art shows and workshops will be augmented by music; spoken-word & poetry readings; film screenings; paint & sip (in both adult & kids versions) gatherings; craft circles – including sewing & knitting; as well as job training and recruitment events. 

“It was truly a joy to see people come together, going to different places and experiencing the art,” said Oton. “One storeowner said this is the most people I have had in a long time and several of the Art Walkers said they had never been inside of some of the locations ever before. Many businesses on Martin Luther King Drive and Ocean Avenue have given me cards and contacted JCTC asking how they can be involved. The first Art Walk was a tremendous success and the roster of participants keeps growing.” 

Greenville Art Walk

February 2/1:00pm – 5:00pm

CHERRY’S LOUNGE,

102 Martin Luther King Drive,

Art Exhibition: D.Tunia;

 National Career Institute will be recruiting for its Construction Training classes.



MARTHA'S BOUTIQUE,

207A Martin Luther King Drive.

Group Show/Greenville Artists



MYRTLE MARANATHA MARKET,

213 Martin Luther King Drive.

Art Exhibition:Janhavi Firke



BRICK STREET REALTY,

307 Martin Luther King Drive.

Greenville Artists/Group Show

Video Screening: It's Yourz by Ibn Sharif Shakor & I'liyah Shakoor ( Shakoor Kids)

Children’s Art Activities



QUA'S CREATIVE ART CENTER,

520 Ocean Avenue.

Artist Lorenzo Pickett

Children’s Art Activities



BRICK STREET REALTY,

520 Ocean Avenue.

Group Show/Greenville Artists



HAROLD LEMMERMAN GALLERY at NJCU, 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

The exhibition, Neighbors Far and Near: Ibou Ndoye, will be on view in the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery on February 2 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm –artist talk: 2:30pm;

painting workshop: 3:00pm-4:00pm.



Through Stories of Greenville, JCTC spearheads a multidisciplinary arts project designed to bring exposure to Greenville artists – including visual artists, filmmakers, writers, poets, musicians, dancers and performers – by creating a series of workshops, events, educational programs and performances in one of Jersey City’s oldest but most vibrant neighborhoods.

 All Greenville Art Walk events are Free, Open to the Public, & Family Friendly. For more information, visit: www.JCTCenter.org

PHOTO by BANG CHAU


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Event calendar
Fri, Feb 21, 2020


MUSIC


FUNGKSHUI @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Longwave @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

SUPER DIAMOND @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Light Opera of NJ presents "Die Fledermaus" @ St Marks Episcopal Church (Basking Ridge), Basking Ridge - 8:00pm

LUCERO @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 8:30pm

Les Paul Festival: The Young Philadelphians @ Berrie Center for the Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah - 8:00pm

Get The Led Out @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Academy of St Martin in The Fields with Joshua Bell @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

Mardi Gras Boogaloo 2020 @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

Rod MacDonald in concert at Princeton Folk Music Society @ Christ Congregation Church, Princeton - 8:00pm

Mandy Harvey @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Eric Lindell Solo @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

Kinky Boots (Broadcast) @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm






THEATRE


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

RITZ KIDZ - Pinocchio @ The Ritz Theatre, Haddon Twp - 10:00am

LEGALLY BLONDE @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm


Sound of Music @ Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes - 8:00pm

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

COMEDY


BOB SAGET @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Progressively Funny: John Fugelsang and Friends @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


DANCE


two may be one, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance @ Hearst Dance Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 8:30pm


FILM


Screening of William Greaves’ Nationtime—Gary, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts @ James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 6:00pm


POETRY


Open Book III - Poetry & Perform - FREE @ Bluefox Craft Beer & Restaurant, South Plainfield - 7:00pm

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