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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Karaoke with live Rock band

at Zeppelin Beer Hall  Jan 26, 2012
88 Liberty View Drive
8.30 till late
                                                                    photo courtesy of life123
Karaoke with a live Rock Band,
after enough beer you will sing any tune with ease,
become a rock star for one song..

"Digital Weavings." Woolpunk studios, 298 Newark Ave

three local artists, including gallery owner Michelle Vitale Loughlin's large-scale embroidery.
"I shoot sites, mostly in Jersey City and I embroider into them," said Loughlin. "I capture sites of communal or social interest - a lot of times they're not pretty. I call them 'city urban weavings,' because it felt like i was telling a tale."
The exhibit will also feature collages and sculpture by Pat Lay. Loughlin compared Lay's work to woven rugs.
"She looks at digital media as a beautiful aesthetic and makes great collages from it," said Loughlin. "She takes a motherboard, scans the imagery into a computer, they look almost like Aztec weavings."
Jewelry maker Kate Stillings will also show her work at the show, Loughlin said, adding that Woolpunk aims to help craftspeople display their work.

Opening reception jan 26, 2012,  6 to 8 p.m. at Woolpunk Studios, 298 Newark Ave., Jersey City. Wine and cheese will be served. The exhibition will run through Feb. 28. For more information, visit WoolpunkStudios.com.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Creative Oxygen Grove

January 27th 2012,  snow or shine
Grove Street PATH plaza, downtown JC,
with all that music,
pumping   creativity and oxygen through the City's veins.

This year the hours are 3-9pm
every friday through December 28
except Aug 31, for a Labor Day summer break

share with the community your winter art,
snow balls, icicles
dance moves
handmade designs
crazy projects

Outdoor lounge on the plaza


                                                     photo courtesy of Jonathan Levine blog
WK Interact in Paris:
"The movement of 'occupiers' has evolved into an organized force, armed with loudspeakers. No more polite silence. They raise their voices, volumes above indifference. Gas masks at hand, in preparation for what lies ahead..."

Our voice is our weapon

The Occupy movement is everywhere

WK Interact is a French artist who has resided in NYC for many years,
Lower East side, he has put up paper graffiti all over downtown, his black and white slur drawings depicting movement became a signature, his masked Urban warriors reflecting 
his attitude and messages.
He has acclaimed international fame.

Uta Brauser of Fish with Braids Gallery has been a fan of his work since 1996

Monday, January 23, 2012

JC Art school

An independent artist run art school and now
also art space management,
they are dishing up a fine art menu

at JCartschool.com

First Songs of Spring

Breaching Musical Boundaries in Jersey City

January 23, 2012: Ladies On The Mic presents “First Songs of Spring”
on Friday, February 3, 2012 a concert event celebrating the midway
point between winter and spring. The highlights of the event are two
bands that both breach musical genre boundaries by intertwining their
roots in classical music with jazz, rock & pop. Double-Breasted the
trio from New Jersey proclaims their music to be “Couture Rock”. Band
members Kristy Chmura on harp, Ardith Collins on cello and Josh
Bicknell on percussion all share in the songwriting and also share
being lead vocalist. The group met while studying for their Bachelors
of Music degrees at the College of New Jersey. They will be playing
songs from their new CD “Suit Yourself” which comes out February 11,

The feature band Rose & The Nightingale is a powerhouse quartet of
female virtuosi who each have accomplished solo careers and have
played in famed places such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio
City Music Hall and other well known venues across the world. Band
members include cellist, composer and vocalist Jody Redhage who is
equally experienced playing classical, new music, jazz, rock, pop and
improvised music. Jody has premiered over 100 works and has played
with Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding’s Chamber Music Society, Jay-Z,
Beyonce, Meatloaf, The Roots, Clay Aiken and Enya, to name a few. Sara
Caswell originally from Bloomington Indiana began playing violin at
age 5 and is now one of today’s foremost jazz violinists. She has
soloed numerous times with New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
and also toured with Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, violinist Mark
O’Connor and Darol Anger’s Four Generations of Jazz Violin.
Keyboardist and composer Laila Biali has showcased her original music
and arrangements at Carnegie Hall, the North Sea Jazz Festival and The
Cotton Club in Tokyo. Her latest album Tracing Light was JUNO
nominated for 2011 Vocal Jazz Album of the year. Jazz vocalist Leala
Cyr rounds out this amazing quartet with her stunning vocal
improvisation and solid trumpet playing. She has toured
internationally which includes performances playing in legendary
Milton Nascimento’s band, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View,
Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The David Letterman show.

Beth Achenbach the event organizer says, “Normally one would have to
travel to NYC or to NJPAC to hear music of this caliber. It's very
exciting to have these talented musicians coming to perform for us
on February 3rd at 7pm right here in Jersey City!”

Details: First Songs of Spring
Friday, February 3, 2012, 7pm – 9:30pm
arthouse production, 1 McWilliams place, 6th floor   Jersey City, NJ 07302

FREE admission. Food & refreshments available for purchase.

For Public Transportation take the PATH to Grove St. Street parking is

More info visit (www.facebook.com/groups/130179847017004) or contact
Beth Achenbach at (bethseye@aol.com).

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect (PHC)
& the 2012 Point-In-Time Count (PIT)

Last-Minute Logistical Details:
PHC Setup and Event Location:  Bergenview, 654 Bergen Avenue, between Fairview and Jewett Avenues
Requested Volunteer Arrival Times:
>> Setup on Tuesday: 12 Noon
>> PHC on Wednesday: 8:30AM/8:45AM
The PHC event on Wednesday is open to Guests from 9:30am-1:30pm. 
The PHC location, Bergenview, is easily accessible by public transportation (email for more info.)
There is very limited on-site parking (enter from Fairview Ave.)
Street Count Meet-Up Location is 118 Summit Avenue, at Gardner Ave., (between Jewett & Belmont Avenues)
Street Count Arrival Request is 7:30PM at 118 Summit
Please dress very casually and very comfortably for all of these activities, and warmly for the night tme Street Count. 
Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one-day, one-stop event on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, to serve Homeless individuals and families, providing warm outerwear, thermals, socks, breakfast, hot lunch, information and referrals for vital services, hygiene kits, medical screening, HIV screening, haircuts, and more. It is organized by the Hudson County Alliance to End Homelessness (HCAEH), a collaboration between local government, non-profits and the business sector, and takes place in coordination with the County's annual Point in Time (PIT) Count of the Homeless. Volunteer participation is essential to making PHC a success! 

Can you VOLUNTEER  - a little or a lot?
Set-Up:  Tuesday, 1/24/2012 -  Noon through 4 or 5PM
Event:  Wednesday, 1/25/2012