JC Fridays returns June 7 with an emphasis on work by and access for the disabled

JC Fridays returns June 7 with an emphasis on work by and access for the disabled

Jersey City’s quarterly arts festival is ready for the summer as JC Fridays returns on Friday, June 7, stretching from the Heights to West Side with free art, music, poetry and more events, all open to the public.

Each June Art House presents ACCESS JC Fridays, which encourages participating venues to present work from artists with disabilities or works that celebrate those with disabilities. Venues are also encouraged to make their spaces accessible to all, with large print materials, ASL interpretation, captioning and sensory tours.

Here are some of the events you can check out in these Jersey City neighborhoods:

The Heights
The Second Annual Art Show, curated by St. Joseph’s Curators Club, will show off the work of students at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind, 761 Summit Ave., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. This will be the school’s end of the year show for its students. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Journal Square
Biagio Art Open Studio Exhibition, 35 Journal Square, Suite 828, from 3 to 9 p.m. Artist Biagio Pagliarulo will have his studio open to all to see where he creates his work, which will be on display. Pagliarulo covers several mediums and touches on philosophical illustrations of the subconscious. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Call (463) 263-9278 to have the door opened after 5:30 p.m.

Abstract artist Haley Buchan uses fragmentation to create a cohesive body of work at Medicine & Masterpieces: A Joint Venture at Haley Buchan & Ript Dispensary, 220 Broadway, from 5 to 9 p.m. This will be the first ACCESS JC Friday Art Show in a dispensary. The venue is wheelchair accessible, includes parking for wheelchair ramps and offers assistance to the visual impaired.

Click here for the full NJ.com article by David Mosca