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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Most of who We Are, solo exhibit, opening reception

"An exploration of emotions that make up most of who we are, personally and universally. This visual art series spans two years of the artist’s life and captures the evolution of her mind and spirit."
Wendy Weber Eaton
Musical Guest Glen Coleman on guitar!
 artist reception thursday sept 8,
Made with Love Cafe,
7 - 10 pm

*Exhibit open August 29 - September 25*

Art framed by Timeless Frames

Nobuki Takamen Trio, Jazz uptown

A live performance showcase by three amazing jazz ensembles!
Sept 9,  8pm - 12pm

Moore's Lounge aka Bill and Ruth's
189 Monticello Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
photo: Tatsuro Nishimura

Led by seering guitarist Nobuki Takamen

Steven Husted, bass
Jonathan Blanchette, guitar
Dan Walsh, drums

Mike Lee, tenor sax
Ted Chubb, trumpet
Kellen Harrison, bass
Shawn Baltazor, drums

$10 (suggested donation)

And don't forget, Friday means Miss Ruth's Famous Fish Fry!


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Brought to you by FABULOUS UPTOWN MUSIC.

Afterwards and Forward

AFTERWARDS and FORWARD: A ten-year 9/11 reflective art exhibition

Aug. 29 – Sept. 27, 2011

Artists’ Reception: Sept. 12, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lecture, "The Impact of 9/11 on Recent Art" by Dr. Dennis Raverty: Sept. 14, 1 p.m. at the auditorium (B08; adjacent to the gallery)

In recognition of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, NJCU Visual Arts Gallery presents “AFTERWARDS and FORWARD: A ten-year 9/11 reflective art exhibition,” to promote dialogue, deeper reflection, meditation, and contextualization relating to or emerging from the 9/11 disaster and to shed light on prevailing issues about violence in the world. Three themes are represented in the exhibition: artistic responses to 9/11; artistic responses to the war on terror; artworks to promote peace efforts. Each of 18 artists whose work has been selected for the exhibit has demonstrated a strong commitment to anti-war issues throughout his or her career.

The exhibition includes two significant works on loan from the National September 11 Memorial Museum: Milton Rosa-Ortiz’s Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, a light box with World Trade Center debris; and Werner Pfeiffer’s artist’s book, Out of the Sky-9/11 a tribute. Among other highlights of the exhibit are: Joel Meyerowitz’s Nov. 12, 2001, 2001 North Tower Shrouded in Smoke and Spray, a photograph from his Aftermath: Images from Ground Zero, 2001 series; Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree; and Ultra Violet’s sculpture, IX XI.

Other contributors to the exhibition are: Hugo Bastidas, an NJCU professor of painting; Richard A. Buntzen, a 2009 NJCU alumnus and collage artist; Nemat El-Nasser, a Jordanian artist; Carole A. Feuerman, an internationally active sculptor; Ben Jones, NJCU professor emeritus of art; Thierry Palau, a French graphic designer; Duda Penteado, a Brazilian-American artist; José Rodeiro, an NJCU professor of art history and painter; Herb Rosenberg, NJCU professor and sculptor; Patricia Saxton, a graphic designer/author; Jacqui Taylor-Basker, a film maker; Raul Villarreal, a 2006 NJCU alumnus and painter/author; and Chee Wang Ng, a Malaysian-American artist. Works by these artists include paintings, collages, prints, sculpture, graphic designs, a film, and an installation. A 24-page catalog is available on this exhibition at the gallery. (also available online).


JC Slam, poetry slam Jc Fridays

Get ready for another season of amazing poetry, eclectic hosting, and fantastic features! This year JEREY CITY SLAM is starting the slam season right, on a JC FRIDAY! As if that was not enough, we are proud to have CAROLINE ROTHSTEIN as the feature for our season opener!

It has been a long summer for some, so here is a review on the slam rules:
* Maximum 8 poets to a slam
* The time limit for your poem is 3:10. After that t...he point deductions begin!
* There will be two rounds cumulating in a final round where the top two poets will face off.

As it is a new season, we encourage all poets to come out swinging with new material!

Because this is such a special event-- Slam Season beginning, amazing feature, JC FRIDAY-- This week's slam will be held at the amazing 143 Columbus location! Come for the poetry and stick around... you never know what is going to happen on a JC FRIDAY!

Admission: $5 suggested donation

JC Art school art sale

Fundraiser art sale:
sept 25, 2-8pm
313 3rd street (2nd location)

Showcasing the works of JCAS Artists:

Ana Benaroya
Matt Caputo
Thomas John Carlson
Kiva Ford
Norm Kirby

Live Music & Refreshments.

Limited edition artwork, prints and merchandise. All sales to benefit the Jersey City Art School & JCAS Artist Workshop.

About JCAS Workshop

Located just two blocks from the Jersey City Art School. The Jersey City Art School Workshop or, JCAS Artist Workshop is an 1800 square foot facility housing up to eight mobile artist studios, a screen-printing and etching studio as well as a gallery space.

The goal of the JCAS Artist Workshop is to offer art services such as graphic design and merchandise printing. The JCAS Artist Workshop also doubles as a retail space for merchandise featuring limited edition works of art by established as well as emerging fine artists and especially skilled artisans.

For more information about studio space rental contact JCAS director, Thomas John Carlson: thomas@jcartschool.com

Down with Technics

 sunday sept 18,  4-7pm

Downtown Live Presents a monthly event for DJs by Djs. Providing a space for Djs to meet, be creative on the decks, and network with one another. Open to Djs of all levels and styles from beginner and up, "Down with technic" is suited for those who want to learn more about Djing itself as well as allowing new DJs to learn from those who have more experience. The forum is similar to an open mic, except that it will be Djs recit...ing through their mixes.

TIME: 4-7
Friends and Family welcome
Refreshments will be available

Equipment we provide:
Vinyl set up
-Numark TTX Turntables
-Numark mixer DXM w/ effects

CDJ setups
-Numark NDX 200 (do not scratch)
-Numark iM1 (has a iPod dock)

-Pioneer CDJ-1000 Cd only
-Gemini ps6 series

BRING YOUR OWN: needles, music, materials you need that are not listed above

Special Requests or questions should be directed to
Dj Pastiche at downwithtechnic@gmail.com

For more info: dtlive.org

The Tempest Open Jam with Jeanne

The Tempest Open Mic/Jam:   wed sept 7, 9 pm - 2 am

One of the hardest working ladies in the music business.
Night after night, our friend Jeanne is playing gigs all over the tri-state area..... and Weds nights, we are privledged to have her as the house drummer for the tempest.
Jeanne, you deserve a holiday... NOW YOU HAVE ONE!!!


9:00pm start time, We go till 2am.

Groove on Grove comes to JC Fridays

Groove on Grove Comes to JCFridays  with CREATIVE GROVE artist & designer market
Friday sept 9th, 5 - 10 pm  (artist market 2 - 10 pm)
presented by the HDSID (historic downtown improvement district)

... Segunda Quimbamba(5pm):
Segunda Quimbamba is a Jersey City Based percussion and dance ensemble that performs authentic Bomba and Plena, the drum music of Puerto Rico. The ensemble was founded by its director, Juan Cartagena and his wife Nanette Hernandez, as Los Pleneros de la Segunda (The Pleneros from Second Street) in 1989 during the Christmas season to perserve the Puerto Rican tradition of caroling called parrandas. Over the years, family members joined the group which began playing Bomba in 1995. In 1997 the name was changed to Segunda Quimbamba in honor of both Second Street, Jersey City, where most of the members live or have lived and Quimbamba, the mystical place described in a poem by the famous Puerto Rican poet Luis Pales Matos, called "Majestad Negra". in 1997 the Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center, Inc. was created to promote Bomba and Plena in New Jersey and the rest of the country. The Center produces a Newsletter about Bomba and Plena called, Guiro y Maraca and conducts music and dance workshops in these genres to share these traditions with the public and younger generations. Founder and Director Juan Cartagena was recognized as a Master folk artist by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) in 2004. He also received FolkLife Apprenticeship grants from the NJSCA to further study Bomba and Plena with master artist Miguel Sierra, as well as study Bomba with Roberto Cepeda, a reknown master artist in Puerto Rico. Juan has also received a Mentorship grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to collaborate with Roberto Cepeda. In 2006 and 2007, Nanette Hernandez, the co-founder of the group, was awarded a Folklife Apprenticeship grant by NJSCA to study Bomba Dance with master artist, Juan Usera.

Shayfer James (6pm):www.shayferjames.com

Ladell McLin (7pm):  renowned jazzy blues trio, international crew and fame

DelExilio (8pm):Founded in NYC, delexilio brings the funk "a lo Cubano," channeling the rhythm of the Cuban son through guitar riffs, mixing rock, hip hop, and funk beats with Cuban cadence, and immersing us in passionate lyrics in English and Spanish.


Fancy Colors (9pm): is a new band that includes members of Jupiter One, CHAPPO, and Vetiver. The lyrics take their inspiration from what Rumi may have scribbled down after seeing his first Dada exhibit. They are currently finishing their first album, "Near Equator".