Art House's City Wide Free Arts Festival Returns

Art House's City Wide Free Arts Festival Returns

Spring is on the way, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 20 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City is abound with artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talent; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works. Held quarterly, thousands of residents pour out to experience these artists' latest works and to revel in the joy art brings to the community.

Some highlights include (a complete list of events follows):

• ART- 5pm-7pm PRIME GALLERY presents "Wandering Motion - Closing Reception & Artist Talk." Wandering Motion is an exploration of light and motion through multiple mediums of art. Open to multiple interpretations, each piece is a reflection and revealment of self. 351 Palisade Ave (Franklin/Ferry), 973-953-6497. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour.

• EDUCATIONAL- 7pm-9pm HCCC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS presents "Out on Broadway Masquerade Party." Join us for a masquerade costume party celebrating iconic LGBT characters and the art of Broadway costume design. DOCA honors the life of Georgia Brooks, hosts a curtain call for the Out on Broadway exhibition, and screens an all-star lineup of indie films by female filmmakers. Lite refreshments served. Dineen Hull Gallery (6th Floor) 71 Sip Avenue (Jones/Enos Pl) 201-360-4182. Family-friendly. Barrier- free.

• PERFORMANCE- 6pm-8pm JC SLAM presents "JC Slam at Triangle Park Community Center." Jersey City Slam will be having a slam poetry event at the Triangle Park Community Center located in the Greenville neighborhood. Join us for an evening of spoken word poetry as we work with Greenville residents to increase the arts in the neighborhood. 247 Old Bergen Road. (Danforth/Old Bergen), 201-994-4302. Family- friendly. Barrier-free.

• MUSIC- 7pm-8:30pm NJCU CENTER FOR THE ARTS presents "NJCU Jazz Ensemble: Three Divas of Song, featuring Sofia Rei, vocalist." The NJCU Jazz Ensemble paints contemporary portraits of jazz legends Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn. A moving evening of song, swinging big band arrangements, and joy to go around, with world-renowned singer Sofia Rei.West Side Theatre, 285 West Side Ave (Fisk/Carbon), 201-200-3426. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.

Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents original theater, events, visual arts, adult and youth theater classes, and the citywide arts festival, JC Fridays. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at www.arthouseproductions.org.

Art House's 5,500 square foot facility has elevator access, accessible bathrooms, and wheelchair ramp accessibility. For additional accessibility requests and inquiries, please contact info@arthouseproductions.org or call 201-918-6019.

COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS:

BERGAN AVENUE (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 6:30pm-9:30pm ST. PAUL'S CHURCH presents "JCGirlsArt." Painter 3XGART and photographer Luz Guzman show recent works. These artists have been active for years and are finally sharing their work more widely. Presente! 38 Duncan Ave (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-433-4922. Family-friendly.

GREENVILLE

(art)(music) 4pm-7pm PROJECT GREENVILLE presents "It's What's INside That Counts"Join us Friday and Saturday as we host our annual indoor show...come out of the cold to take a peek into the lovely Greenville home that acts as Project Greenville headquarters for live music, a group art show and light refreshments! For details check out Project Greenville on Facebook! 128 Winfield Ave (Ocean/Old Bergen Rd), 646-361-1858. Family-friendly. Tactile tour.

(performance) 6pm-8pm JC SLAM presents "JC Slam at Triangle Park Community Center." Jersey City Slam will be having a slam poetry event at the Triangle Park Community Center located in the Greenville neighborhood. Join us for an evening of spoken word poetry as we work with Greenville residents to increase the arts in the neighborhood. 247 Old Bergen Road. (Danforth/Old Bergen), 201-994-4302. Family- friendly. Barrier-free.

GROVE (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 6pm-8pm SILVERMAN AND THE MAJESTIC THEATRE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents "Doug Madill: Painting Jersey City." Heights-based artist Doug Madill captures "plein air" (outdoor, direct observation) scenes in oil paint on canvas of Jersey City landmarks, parks, and street scenes, drawing out the remarkable from the familiar, highlighting the joy and artistry of our everyday surround. 222 Montgomery St (Grove/Montgomery), 201-435-8000. Barrier-free.

HAMILTON PARK (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 6pm-8pm SILVERMAN AND HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents "Rounds: New Works by Bruce Stiglich." ROUNDS: New Works by Bruce Stiglich, offers a collection of paintings, drawings, and collage that engage a variety of subject matter and abstract inspiration within the enduring yet rare "tondo" or circular visual format. 232 Pavonia Ave (Erie/Pavonia), 201-435-8000. Barrier-free.

(art) (educational) 7pm-9pm NOVADO GALLERY presents "Frank Gavere Exhibition at The Park Hamilton." Novado Gallery presents, "Bold Industrial: Recent Works by Frank Gavere" at The Park Hamilton Condominiums lobby. On view: Gavere's industrial inspired airbrush and stencil paintings and an installation of the artist's assemblages. Reception is courtesy of The Park Hamilton Condominium Association, and the exhibition is a curatorial project of Novado Gallery, LLC. The Park Hamilton, 205 10th St (Erie/Manilla), 201-744-6713. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.

THE HEIGHTS

(music) 5pm-2am FOX & CROW presents "Hugh Pool: Live in the Parlour." Music at 10pm. Hugh Pool hails from the Rust Belt, which is where he draws inspiration for his backwoods amalgam of rock, country & blues but his brand of trad psyche-delta stomp comes with a bit of New York noise-damage. 594 Palisade Ave (Congress/Griffith) (201) 984-2775. Family-friendly.

(art) 6pm-9pm THE MUSICIANS BUILDING presents "Open Studios."Come enjoy the creations of the eclectic Musicians Buildings artists and makers, who work in a variety of media including digital fabrication/interactive art/projections, hand crafted goods, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and more! Meet the makers and enjoy refreshments. Musician's Building, 130 Central Avenue (Waverly/Prospect), (347)-400-0439. Family-friendly. Barrier-free.

(art) 5pm-7pm PRIME GALLERY presents "Wandering Motion - Closing Reception & Artist Talk." Wandering Motion is an exploration of light and motion through multiple mediums of art. Open to multiple interpretations, each piece is a reflection and revealment of self. 351 Palisade Ave (Franklin/Ferry), 973-953-6497. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour.

JOURNAL SQUARE

(art) 6pm-10pm EONTA SPACE presents "Dan Peyton's Wattle and Daub." A conflux of lost technology, questions about craft, and a fascination with trajectories. This collection of influences; silkscreen, handmade baskets, wood constructions and paper and mylar sculpture riff on defunct technologies, illustrating clearly how human concepts mutate through time. Proof as always that ideas, like diamonds, last forever. 34 Dekalb Ave (Dead End off of Van Reypen St), 201-536-1119. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour.

(art)(film/video)(music)(educational) 7pm-9pm HCCC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS presents "Out on Broadway Masquerade Party." Join us for a masquerade costume party celebrating iconic LGBT characters and the art of Broadway costume design. DOCA honors the life of Georgia Brooks, hosts a curtain call for the Out on Broadway exhibition, and screens an all-star lineup of indie films by female filmmakers. Lite refreshments served. Dineen Hull Gallery (6th Floor) 71 Sip Avenue (Jones/Enos Pl) 201-360-4182. Family-friendly. Barrier- free.

(performance) 8pm-9pm SMUSH GALLERY presents "SMUSH Moves" Join SMUSH Gallery for an up close and personal evening of dance and performance. Artists from Jersey City and beyond share their work at SMUSH, one of Jersey City's newest art spaces. Seating is limited - arrive early! 340 Summit Ave (Summit/Academy)

MCGINLEY SQUARE (ON AND AROUND)

(music) 1pm -1:30pm FINE ARTS GALLERY AT SAINT PETER'S UNIVERSITY presents "Pattern and Structure." Dr. Jordan P. Smith, a New York-based saxophonist, conductor and Professor at Saint Peter's University will perform five short works for alto and soprano saxophone. Mac Mahon Student Center, Saint Peter's University. 47 Glenwood Ave, 5th floor (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-761-6484. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.

(art) 5pm- 7pm FINE ARTS GALLERY AT SAINT PETER'S UNIVERSITY presents "Pattern and Structure." Features the work of visual artists Harriet Finck, Jeanne Heifetz, Greg Letson, Nupur Nishith, and Laura Petrovich-Cheney. Each artist deals with the philosophical ideas of design through their use of pattern and structure that is the underlying formula of their work. Mac Mahon Student Center, Saint Peter's University. 47 Glenwood Ave, 5th floor (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-761-6484. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.

NEWARK AVENUE (ON AND AROUND)

(art) 7am-7pm GIA GELATO presents "Street Shots" Photographer Christopher Manis has been documenting colorful and quirky street scenes in New York City and Jersey City for the past thirty years, using a variety of cameras and methods. 281 Newark Ave (Monmouth/3rd), 201-216-0555. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.

(art) 7pm-9pm HOBOKEN ARTS presents "New Works 2018." HobokenArts at Garden Level Gallery (formerly _gaia), March 2 - April 8, 2018. Participating artists will be showcasing a sample of their work from the online gallery with at least one new edition not previously available. All artwork will be available for purchase on HobokenArts.com. 315 3rd Street (3rd/ Monmouth), 201-401-9579. Family-friendly.

(art) 6pm-9m 313 GALLERY presents "CP HARRIK - 2018" 313 Gallery will be showcasing new acrylic and ink work on canvas from Jersey City based artist CP HARRIK. 313 3rd St. (Coles/Monmouth), 732-877-9116. Family-friendly. Barrier-free. Tactile tour.

(art) (film/video)(performance)(music) 7pm- 1pm 4TH STREET ARTS presents "The Kind Creatives" The Kind Creatives Gallery Show. A night of Music, Art, Sounds and Projections. Live music by Fish House Road and Of Love, Projections and Sound by Alex Tullis, with artists displaying Photography, Painting, Mixed Media and Sculpture throughout Cathedral Hall. "A visual and audio hallucination attempting to approximate the spirit, the other, by piercing through the mundane and magnificent". Cathedral Hall. 380 Montgomery Street (Brunswick/Monmouth), 224-444-9615. Family-friendly. Tactile tour.

POWERHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

(art) 6pm-8pm Cheryl Riley presents "Art 150." Lobby Gallery space showcasing photos from the longhouse reserve , sculpture park and art installation in the springs of east Hampton NY. Home and vision of the weaver and textile company owner, Jack Lenore Larson. 150 Bay St. Residential Lobby (Marin/Provost), 201-795-9200. Family-friendly. Barrier-free.

WEST SIDE

(music)(performance) 7pm-8:30pm NJCU CENTER FOR THE ARTS presents "NJCU Jazz Ensemble: Three Divas of Song, featuring Sofia Rei, vocalist." The NJCU Jazz Ensemble paints contemporary portraits of jazz legends Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn. A moving evening of song, swinging big band arrangements, and joy to go around, with world-renowned singer Sofia Rei.West Side Theatre, 285 West Side Ave (Fisk/Carbon), 201-200-3426. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.


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