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brought to you by Fish with Braids Gallery, sponsored by
Uta Brauser


send to fishwithbraids@gmail.com
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

alternative, clear green art community tree is up

The downtown community has a progressive tree alternative for this holiday season.
Our tree of life has found shape with a wooden skeleton structure,
the imaginative body being shaped with clear plastic bottles.
Your photo opportunities downtown JC..!

The tree was built by Uta Brauser and Laura Dejean, the skirting painted by Laura.
(the image above is the tree not completed on its way to the plaza).
(the detail of painting on tree skirt)
With the help of a few bottle donors and Leo Sanchez with hours of drilling and fastening the bottles,
we have this art sculpture standing proudly at the PATH plaza till the end of the year.
Paid for by
Arts in Action and the builders, Uta, Laura, Leo.

tree lighting Ercel Webb Park (Lafayette)

Friday, December 17 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Santa Clause arrives at 4pm on a Firetruck, please donate if you can, we provide hot chocolate and Cookies to the children of the Lafayette Nieghborhood, and small gifts, so if you can give, please contact us at
berlinbaby46@aol.com and/or commblock@msn.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

plastic water bottle drive

We (Arts in Action, the non profit that runs CREATIVE GROVE) are building a
tree of life, X-mas tree, holiday tree  for the plaza
with PLASTIC bottles, water or soda bottles.

please bring us this wednesday or thursday (thanksgiving.. yes) all the bottles you have
to help us complete the tree.
to Fish with Braids Gallery, 521 Jersey Ave, JC, leave bags in the beer stein or next to it.

something kind of along this line:

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hello-my-name-is sticker art

Friday December 3rd · 7 - 10pm
Opening reception with the artists.

Urbanites with stories to tell. Some of the work is reclaimed street stickers and posters pasted into collages.  Stickers have a broader audience and act as a form of urban communication, language. As much praised as hated, often prosecuted as vandalism, stickers are an aspect of the urban art scene.

ARSE, CRIZ,Mr. P, WANE, DBK CREW, Matt Cap, Dylan Egon, SNATCH, Serringe, T-Dee, WYME, NET, KA, MTK 76, BE the change, Eyesor, Norm Kirby, Chris Prandy, Leviticus
Live aerosol painting event as well, if weather permits.

Dec 3 - 20, 2010.
Fish with Braids Gallery
521 Jersey Avenue

The Return of the Superheroes and Villains Party

Friday November 26th  10pm - 5:30am

Superheroes and Villains Party
Dress up or create your original caped crusader or dastardly demon
$5 for Ladies and in Costume | $10 men without capes

Legion of Doom and Bass | Dance Hall of Justice| (new) Ying/Yang Bar and Lounge

DJs Motorfunker, Appetite the Supressant, Lex Luther Smalls, Sir William McCamie, Super Pastiche , Captain Douche-bag, Street Justice, Lucha DJ, DJ Soul Power plus more super friends

lighting by Norm Francouer

Justice League Headquarters
516 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ

UPTOWN CREW: JC Fair Share 2010

Thursday  November 25th  · 12 - 3pm
All year, among us are people who have little to eat. At the holiday season, the need is felt even more. Please join with us by donating and/or volunteering, to break bread with our neighbors in need. Our goal is to serve 100 meals and to distribute as many turkeys as possible.

You can help by:
- DONATING toward the purchase of turkey and vegetarian Thanksgiving dinners.
Click on the DONATE button on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheUptownCrew) or on our website (http://www.UptownCrew.net/) - PLEASE add "Fair Share 2010" in the note. You can drop off a check at one of the locations listed below, payable to UPTOWN CREW.
100% of all donations will support JC Fair Share 2010.

-VOLUNTEERING on Thanksgiving Day at one of these locations:
Third Door Pentacostal Church, 156 Webster Street in The Heights
The Fountain at Journal Square, Kennedy Boulevard and Bergen Avenue.
Raphs Plaza, Internet Cafe and African Market, 709 Bergen Avenue, in McGinley Square.

- PASSING ON THIS INVITATION to your friends and network.

For more information, contact: RiazOnRoad@yahoo.com

RAPHS PLAZA presents “The Decline of Black Radio”

Friday December 3rd 12-9pm 

RAPHS PLAZA presents “The Decline of Black Radio,”
a controversial documentary directed by U-Savior Washington on the rise and fall of an art form unique to America – Black radio.

Also featuring great art work of Happiness, Gerard & Harry.
Raphs Plaza is an African coffee shop.

709 Bergen Ave (betw Fairmount/Duncan Ave)

December 3rd

JC Fridays is a quarterly event
held four times a year, on the first Friday of every season
(March, June, September, December)
The next JC Fridays will be held on Friday December 3rd.

Piersanti Studios presents “Pop Gun”

 Friday December 3rd · 7 - 10pm

 a collection of recent pop art paintings featuring a new series of space toy art.
Specially priced art prints will also be available for sale.

Piersanti Studios
299 Pavonia Avenue loft # 3-9 (bet. Coles & Monmouth)