With the 2020 holiday season just around the corner, Art House Productions invites you to shop safe, support local businesses, and celebrate the arts from home at its Virtual JC Fridays Friday, December 4 at 6:00pm EST – 10:00pm EST, online via Zoom. Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, musical performances, art demonstrations, and studio tours from 23 participating artists and organizations.
Admission is free, advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register, please visit www.jcfridays.com. The event will feature live ASL interpreters and Closed Captions. For questions about accessibility and patrons services, please email email@example.com.
JC Fridays is sponsored by Jersey City Municipal Council & Cultural Affairs, Historic Downtown SID, JCEDC, New Jersey Theatre Alliance; and supported by Art Fair 14C and Flower Power Artworks. Support for Access expenses on this production provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).
“Virtual JC Fridays is designed to highlight the best of our arts community, to get art-lovers excited about celebrating the holiday season through the arts, and to remind everyone in our region that art makes wonderful gifts!” says Producing Director Courtney Little. “Our diverse local artists and entrepreneurs are the backbone of our local economy, so I encourage all to support the businesses that invest so much in us.”
Virtual JC Fridays Lineup – December 4, 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm EST
Art Fair 14C | Preview of 2021 Art Fair 14C
New Jersey City University Galleries | Artist Talk and Q&A by Julie Marie Seibert on “Painted Stitches” exhibition
Art House Gallery | The Very Affordable Art Show
Pro Arts Jersey City | 5 7 5 Can You Haiku? Art and writing by members of Pro Arts
Project Greenville | Winter Wonderland: Market Edition!
Theda Sandiford Art | Virtual Holiday Card Making Party
Gary Van Miert / The Sensational Country Blues Wonders! | “The World Will Break Your Heart”
SMUSH Gallery | Occupation: Artists in 2020 – Curator’s Tour
Flower Power Artworks | Alcohol Inks, Watercolors & Mosaics
Panepinto Galleries | Canopy Art Collection hosted by Catherine Hart
Fine Arts Gallery at St. Peter’s University | Gerald Hayes Reconstructing Die-Cuts
8:00pm – 10:00pm EST
ART150 Studios | Studio Tour
Katie Duffy McGeehin | Original Art for Sale
Karen Harris Photography | Welcome
Ann E. Wallace, Writer | Writing My COVID Story, One Poem/Post/Page at a Time
Nachalie Rodriguez | More Than One Side
Jersey City Photography | An Introduction
DVORA Pop Up Gallery | The Art Project: Richard White at Dvora Gallery
The Arts at St. Paul & Incarnation | Holiday Music From Around the Globe
Hudson County Community College | The Container Globe Founder, Angus Vail
SILVERMAN and the Majestic Theatre Condominium Association | Pieces of Me
JC Fab Lab / Towhee Co. | Open Studios
Karen Carattini | Meet the Artist
Art House Productions | Holiday Sing-Along
FULL EVENT LISTINGS
Art Fair 14C: Preview of 2021
The Art Fair 14C team will show off the new venue and discuss exciting changes for New Jersey’s only international art fair.
New Jersey City University Galleries: Julie Seibert
Artist Talk and Q & A by Julie Marie Seibert on her “Painted Stitches” exhibition
Julie Seibert received a MFA degree from NJCU in May with a virtual exhibition, but this exhibition will be physically installed in NJCU’s Lemmerman Gallery (12/3 – 12/16). Painted Stitches pays homage to dynamic women of color who have worked towards socio-political shifts. Julie will offer a brief tour of her exhibition and receive questions from the audience. https://www.njcu.edu/community/center-arts/galleries
Art House Gallery: The Very Affordable Art Show
For the past three years, the Art House Gallery has hosted The Affordable Art Show with works $500 and under. This year, we’ll do the same, but with works that are $250 and under, hence The Very Affordable Art Show! There are over 30 artists in this group show with lots to choose from for your holiday shopping! We’ll have everything from small paintings to T-shirts to postcards and lots more! What better way to give one of a kind gifts while supporting artists this holiday season! Socially distanced purchase days will be on Saturday December 5th and Sunday, December 6th from 12 to 5pm. Other purchase days TBA.
Pro Arts Jersey City: 5 7 5 Can You Haiku?
Pro Arts Jersey City has produced a collection of members’ artwork and writings. 40 artists contributed to this collaborative project creating a beautiful soft cover catalog representing the dedication and talent of the members. Participating Artists: Alberte Bernier, Allan Gorman, Alpana Mittal ‘Tejaswini,’ Brad Terhune, Bryant Small, Caridad Sierra Kennedy, Carol Quint, Charlann Meluso, Daryl-Ann Saunders, Debra Livingston, Deirdre Kennedy, Diane English, Donna Bassin, Dorie Dahlberg, E. Jan Kounitz, Edward Fausty, Gannon Crutcher, Hao Feng, Harold Olejarz, Hyewon Wang, Jake Miller, Jim Fallon, Jim Fischer, Jodie Fink, Juliet Martin, Kimberley Wiseman, Leila Contreras Larenas, Leslie Sheryll, Lisa Collodoro, Loura van der Meule, Miriam Bisceglia, Mollie Thonneson, Stephen Krasner, Sunny Chapman, Terry Lively, Tharanga Goonetilleke, Theda Sandiford, Trish Classe Gianakis, Vincent Salvati, Pablo Chavarria
Project Greenville: Winter Wonderland: Market Edition!
For years Project Greenville has hosted intimate art and music gatherings in the Greenville area of Jersey City, bringing a wide variety of the arts to a small backyard space on Winfield Avenue. This evening Project Greenville’s main organizer Elizabeth Deegan will introduce you to several participants from past in-person shows, and community organizations that have collaborated with Project Greenville, who have some really lovely affordable items available for your holiday gift giving this year as well as announcements for local events and resources that the community has to offer…make yourself a cup of cocoa and grab a pen and paper to take notes as there’ll be a lot of info; and good vibes!
Theda Sandiford Art: Virtual Holiday Card Making Party
A handmade holiday card is a magical way to show someone you care about them. Pull out your craft supplies and make holiday cards along with Artist Theda Sandiford during this live demonstration.
Suggested Supply List:
Plain paper or blank card and envelopes
Markers, crayons and paint pens
Wrapping paper, tissue paper, old holiday cards, photographs, newspaper and magazine cuttings.
Ink and stamps
Paper punches and scissors or cutting blade
Glue sticks or Matte Medium
Old credit card or hotel card key
The Sensational Country Blues Wonders! present “The World Will Break Your Heart”
Gary Van Miert is a singer, songwriter, musician and all-around entertainer who specializes in American Roots Music. He has his own unique interpretation of traditional American music – classic country tunes from the fifties and sixties, and time-honored blues numbers that go back to the greats hailing from Mississippi and Chicago. His electrifying singing and performance style is a throwback to the down home spiritual songs and performers from the golden age of gospel. He performs and records under the band name “The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!”
Gary will give a brief talk and present a video of his song “My Baby Stabbed Me with a Steak Knife.” The song is a modern day murder ballad from his new album “The World Will Break Your Heart.” This release is a 10-song cycle resting firmly in the Americana genre of music.
SMUSH Gallery: Occupation: Artists in 2020 – Curator’s Tour
Curator Morgaine De Leonardis walks you through “Occupation: Artists in 2020,” on view at SMUSH! Occupation: Artists in 2020 is a reflection of the careers and daily lives of the working, hustling, and unemployed artists in America’s 2020. Featuring photography, painting, drawing, collage, and digital painting by Gail Schulman, F. M. Yay, Anna Gichan, Joy Douglas, Shanel Edwards, Kelly Bartnik, and Joselia Hughes, curated by Morgaine De Leonardis.
View In Person + Online. Gallery hours Saturdays 12-3p // Online gallery available all hours <3. Live Streamed Performance: December 5, 7p. Panel Discussion via Zoom: December 15, 7p
Flower Power Artworks by Denise
I am a multi-media artist focusing on alcohol inks, watercolors and mosaics. I also dabble in other mediums such as acrylics, watercolor pencils, India inks, and pastels.
Panepinto Galleries at Canopy Jersey City
Panepinto Galleries partners with Canopy by Hilton to support the robust culture of the Jersey City Arts District with the area’s first truly elevated hospitality offering, providing a new hub for the fast-growing creative community. As a tribute to the Arts District, Canopy by Hilton showcases the exceptional work of talented local artists selected by the hotel’s Art Curator, Stefania Panepinto of Panepinto Galleries. The area’s dynamic history and energy shine through the colourful murals by Ricardo Roig and Jenna Morello, who pay homage to the Powerhouse Arts District and industrial Jersey City of the past. A key feature of the hotel’s art program is a meticulously curated on-going rotating art collection that is infused throughout Canopy Central, with all the artwork for sale. Artists include: Adam Weston, Augusto Fanjul, Benjamin Keating, Candy Le Sueur, Catherine Hart, Cheryl Gross, Elaine Lorenz, Eliana Perez, Glenn Garver, Howard Nathenson, Joe Velez, Megan Maloy, Mr. NYC Subway. Sculpture pedestals by Bear Claw Designs. Limited edition silkscreen prints by Gary Lichtenstein inspired by the Dixon Mills Pencil Factory are displayed in all guest rooms, while the corridors are brought to life with original acrylic paintings by Candy Le Sueur and hand-made cyanotype prints as well as industrial photography by Tatsuro Nishimura. Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District is surrounded by endless restaurants, inspiring galleries, public art projects, and unique shopping offerings. As the Canopy brand’s first property in the New York Metropolitan area, the hotel serves as a gateway to experience Jersey City like a local while offering proximity to New York City.
Fine Arts Gallery at St. Peters University: Gerald Hayes Reconstructing Die-Cuts
The Fine Arts Gallery at Saint Peter’s University is pleased to present, Gerald Hayes Reconstructing Die-Cuts. Gerry Hayes has exhibited his work in New York and various galleries, universities and museums in the United States and abroad. A Professor of Graduate Painting for many years at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he has also been a visiting artist at many university art departments. Until recently a longtime New Yorker, Hayes now maintains a studio and lives with his family in Massachusetts. His painting surface for some time has been birch veneer wood panels. The flat shapes he used have been influenced by the shapes of stamped and die cut pressed paper used in industrial packaging. In 2017 he began to mount the “readymade” packaging form itself onto his wood panels. Related shapes and patterns were painted to blend the relief shapes with the painting surface. The die-cut relief forms that he uses are altered as he cuts, glues, and re-assembles the object, before painting. Rarely does he use the readymade paper as it is found. If he alters it by cutting and re-designing the form, it then becomes his. Gerry’s goal is to do more than embellish the object. He states, “These current artworks of mine are not a commitment to the future but a development from the past. As an artist open to ideas, new art will change.”
ART150 Studios: Studio Tour
As part of the on-going evolution of 150 Bay Street, an entire 40,000 sf floor is now being developed as affordable studio space in the heart of Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District. Ranging from 200-1200 square feet, the studios are modern and sleek with great attention paid to details and amenities that will help drive inspiration, collaboration and creativity. https://150baystreet.com/studio-space/
Katie Duffy McGeehin: Original Art for Sale
Katie Duffy McGeehin home studio tour and art for sale! View artwork for sale — original watercolor paintings, hand painted cards, and hand painted ornaments special for the holiday season.
Karen Harris Photography: Welcome
Welcome to Karen Harris fine art photography studio. This short studio event is a sampling of my work including earth and sky themes and more abstract recent work. I am also previewing a few new pieces and would love your feedback – hard to have a good perspective when you’re locked down at home for more than a few weeks at a time! Most of my work is available in museum print or canvas format if you are interested.
Ann E. Wallace, Writer: Writing My COVID Story, One Poem/Post/Page at a Time
Back in March, Ann E. Wallace and her teen daughter Molly were among the first Jersey City residents infected with COVID. Ann immediately began chronicling their experience both publicly and privately. Eight months later, Ann, a long-hauler, is still struggling with post-COVID syndrome. Yet throughout her illness, she has been writing, nearly every day, from a poem a day throughout the month of April when she was at her sickest, to personal essays published in HuffPost and USA Today, and more (her publications and media appearances can be found on her website at https://annwallacephd.com). Join us for a short poetry reading, followed by conversation between Ann and Jersey City’s Jayne Freeman, as they discuss Ann’s early decision to record and share her experience with the deadly virus, and her next plans for this large body of work.
Nachalie Rodriguez: More Than One Side
I will be showcasing abstract art pieces that are inspired by duality.
Jersey City Photography Meetup: An Introduction
An introduction to the group and some of their members. Each photographer will show a few of their photographs and talk about themselves and their work. Photographers are Richard Ryals, Ty Chee, Mandeep Singh, Sharon Sinton, Kelle Colyer-Brown, Joan Bogle, John Crittenden, Luz Guzman, and Sue Nilsson.
The Art Project: Richard White at Dvora Gallery
This preview of an upcoming exhibit honors the art and life of Richard White, painter, musician, lawyer and supporter of the Arts. A look at some recent paintings and images of Rich at work, in preparation for an upcoming memorial exhibition. Rich was a board member of Victory Hall/Drawing Rooms and a participating artist in The Art Project.
The Arts at St. Paul & Incarnation: Holiday Music From Around the Globe
Jersey City resident Yukiko Tanaka will play holiday songs from Spain, Bulgaria, and France accompanied by her husband Milen Pavlov and 8 year old daughter Yulia Tanaka Pavlov. Tanaka, a native of Tokyo, has been active as a piano soloist and chamber musician and has performed in the US and around the world at major concert halls and high-end venues.
HCCC & The Container Globe Founder, Angus Vail
Jersey City is home and work to many amazing talents. Michelle Vitale, HCCC’s Director of Cultural Affairs, will chat with Angus Vail, Founder of the Container Globe, to inspire and connect our creative community.
SILVERMAN and the Majestic Theatre Condominium Association: PIECES OF ME
“Pieces of Me” features works by: Preksha Kapadia, Blond Jenny and Theda Sandiford. It has been curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. The exhibition will spotlight female artists who use various unexpected materials to describe their life’s journey. The exhibition will be on view at The Majestic through end of February 2021.
JC Fab Lab / Towhee Co.: Open Studios
Laser cutting is an amazing technology that is great for all kinds of designers and makers: design, fashion, jewelry, architecture, props & set elements, displays, art, interior design, signage, schwag, home furnishings & decor — you can really make anything. Learn a bit about this process and how you can use it for your home and business. We can even help you purchase and use a laser cutter in your own home (we’ll even maintain it for you). Join us for this demo, and contact us @jcfablab on instagram for more info.
Karen Carattini: Meet the Artist
Jersey City Resident & Artist
Art House Productions: Holiday Sing-Along
Join Meredith, Courtney, Miranda and Andrea as we closeout the event with a good ol’ fashioned holiday sing-along!
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Art House Productions is generously supported by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, MACK-CALI Realty, SILVERMAN, Manhattan Building Company, and CoolVines.
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