JC Fridays has open studios, exhibits, and more for Fall edition

JC Fridays has open studios, exhibits, and more for Fall edition

By David Mosca | The Jersey Journal

Art House Productions has announced that the next edition for JC Fridays is set to take place on Friday, Sept. 9. The quarterly arts festival in Jersey City will showcase visual art exhibitions, musical performances, and studio tours from over 20 artists, businesses, and organizations. Visitors are encouraged to support artists and local businesses by traveling to discover artwork.

Events for JC Fridays take place in restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces in almost every neighborhood in Jersey City. All of the events are free and open to the public.

“There is an exciting lineup of free events in nearly every neighborhood in Jersey City,” says JC Fridays Manager Christy E. O’Connor. “Art House Productions strives to be all inclusive, doing our best to represent all six wards in Jersey City. JC Fridays is the perfect time to meet artists in their open studios or visit new venues and parts of the city you may not already be familiar with.”

Events for the Fall edition of JC Fridays include Project Greenville’s Revisiting the Great American Road Trip from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features the works of more than 20 visual artists ranging from photography, ink and paint to collage and craft as well as film and comics all centered around the vast differences and similarities in experiences and adventures to be found exploring the U.S. Project Greenville is located at 128 Winfield Ave., Jersey City.

From 8 to 10 p.m., Green Pear Heights Dinner Theater in the Heights will have composer and pianist Charu Sari who will be performing between genres and global influences such as Indian ragas, Sufi music, and Viennese waltzes. Green Pear Heights Dinner Theater is located at 93 Franklin St., Jersey City.

The Statuary, which had its Summer of Swing featuring Edmar Castañeda, Akiko Tsuruga, Billy Hart, Camille Thurman, Bruce Williams, Houston Person, and Ted Chubb will be ending the season at JC Fridays with an End of Summer Party from 6 to 10 p.m. The Statuary is located at 53 Congress St., Jersey City.

HDSID Artist & Maker Market at the Grove Street Path Station will have an Open Air Art Bazaar from 3 to 10 p.m. The bazaar will feature locally created fine art and hand-crafted goods while also connecting local artists and artisans in the same place.

Also at the Grove Street Path Plaza, Groove on Grove will return with a Season Spectacular from 5 to 10 p.m. with Dancing Tony. The show will have live music with Con Vivo Music at 5 p.m., 530 Opera on Tap NJ at 5:30 p.m., Wildly Grown at 6 p.m., Dive Bar Romeos at 7 p.m., Sounds of Volta at 8 p.m., and Forget the Whale at 9 p.m.
Art 150 will have open studios at 150 Bay St., Jersey City, from 6 to 9 p.m. with over 50 artists, studios, and several exhibition spaces on the 2nd floor of the 150 Bay Building. Individual artists include Paul Wirhun/Eggman, Studio #238; Theda Sandiford, Studio #231; m.gluck, Studio #226, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Magnum Opus, Suite 801, at 5 p.m. The event will also have the opening reception of Pro Arts’ group exhibition Equinox on the 2nd floor.
Troublemakers: A Group Show marks the return of Eonta Space, an art salon space in Jersey City, from 6 to 10 p.m. at 34 Dekalb Ave., Jersey City. The artists involved in the show were affected personally or peripherally by the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which appears in their paintings, sculptures, and prints.
New Jersey City University Galleries will have Extraordinary Still Life from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition examines how current artists challenge the traditional style of still life by using contemporary subjects and new techniques. Participating artists include Nakeya Brown, Mia Brownell, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Takashi Horisaki, Phaan Howng, Ashley Lyon, Margaret Murphy, Lina Puerta, Laurie Riccadonna, and Jeremiah Teipen. New Jersey City University Galleries is located at 100 Culver Ave., Jersey City.
A complete printable event listing for JC Fridays can be found at https://bit.ly/3CN4Iv1.