(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- In honor of Access JCFridays, the annual event that highlights the talents and challenges of those with disabilities, Pro Arts Jersey City has created an exhibition that celebrates the resilient nature of human beings. Resilient 2 - curated by Ivy Brown will run June 3 - June 25, 2022 at ART150 Gallery in Jersey City.
There will be an artists reception on Friday, June 3rd from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This event is part of JC Fridays, a free city-wide arts festival of Art House Productions.
Participating Artists include: Aliza Augustine, Robert Lach, Agnieszka Wszolkowska, Amy Becker, Kerrie Bellisario, Stacy Bogdonoff, Robert Cadena, Peter Delman, Isabelle Duverger, Terri Fraser, Cheryl Gross, Valerie Huhn, Preksha Kapadia, Neal Korn, Kruti Kothari, Cecilia Martinez, Patrick McCoy, Andrea McKenna, Megan Klim, Tarik Mendes, Alpana Mittal, Josué Morales Urbina, Deborah L. Morris, Frank Augustine, Christy O’Connor, The Vagilante, Laurie Pettine, Jean-Paul Picard, Donald Rieck, Teague Smith, Joan Sonnenfeld, Josh Urso, Ann Vollum, Jim Fallon.
"By nature we are resilient beings; we are buoyant, elastic, and irrepressible," said Ivy Brown in a Curator Statement. "We all have scars, seen or unseen. What we do with them is what sets us apart. Artists have an outlet from which they benefit. Some artists will take you on their journeys of trials and tribulations, while others will escape entirely with no reference to their paths. All the scars and the resilience are there in many forms. The artists in this exhibition take us on their journeys and show us their resilient nature via their visual voices."
Ivy Brown Gallery was founded in 2001 as a result of 9/11 and her commitment to opening doors in her community. The Gallery represents and exhibits contemporary art of all mediums. Dedicated to supporting emerging and established artists, Ivy Brown takes her experience from the commercial art world and brings it to the fine arts arena. The gallery also curates exhibitions throughout New York City. Ivy’s commitment to art and the critical part it plays in our humanity is the grounding force behind the gallery.
ART150 Gallery is located at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. Elevator entrance is at the corner of Provost and First Streets. This location is wheelchair accessible. Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Pro Arts Jersey City is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) professional visual arts membership organization dedicated to supporting and promoting artists and their work.
ART150 Gallery is made possible by the generous donation of GFP Real Estate. Our programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of the State, a partner agency for the National Endowment for the Arts and by Funds from the National Endowment for the arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
IMAGES: (TOP) Works by Jim Fallon (left) and Josh Urso (BOTTOM) Terri Fraser