“An Artist’s Duty” is one of two local exhibitions that place the image of the singing star at the center of the show.
The early-season heat wave is scheduled to break just in time for the weekend! Get out of the living room and head over to any (or all!) of the amazing events coming up in Jersey City.
Beyond creating stunning art, the muralists managed to turn a gloomy, garbage-strewn underpass into a place of humor, observation and beauty.
Tris McCall reviews four art shows going on in Jersey City over Mother’s Day weekend.
There’s no reason why painters shouldn’t share canvases, or hang their work on the same walls, or approach audiences shoulder to shoulder, just like a pair of emcees would. That Clarence Rich and Mr. Mustart grew up on hip-hop is apparent from the work they do. They understand the benefits of joining forces.
The Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC) has launched two new grant opportunities for artists living in Jersey City: the Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts and the Jersey City Artist Recovery Fund.
Last November, Jersey City voters chose to create a public fund dedicated to the arts. They did not elect the members of the city council or the mayor to be arts judges.
The Jersey Arts Council’s 2020 awards were deserved, according to arts critic Tris McCall, but the Council itself failed to justify its choices.
Artists, arts advocates and local culture vultures cheered when on November 3rd Jersey City voted to create an Arts and Culture Trust Fund, the first of its kind in New Jersey. Now, with the vote a done deal, artists, arts administrators and local pols are debating how the fund should operate. There is no shortage of ideas.
It’s not often that voters get a say in how they want public funding spent, and Jersey City is a leader in giving its residents a say in what is important in their lives.