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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Crowns, a play at the Barrow mansion, Andy Rhode Theater

MARCH 1-4, 2012
Don't miss your chance to see this crowd favorite!!!
Directed by Judith Moss /Musical Direction James E. Splond III


Thursday March 1 at 7 pm
Friday and Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday matinee at 3 pm
$20 General Admission/$15 Students & Seniors

A company of three generations of African American women with hattitude and one man form the cast of Crowns, a moving and celebratory musical play. The music, a combination of African tribal music, Hip-Hop, and gospel moves the story in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning.

Tickets can be charged online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191979 . Cash and checks ONLY are accepted at the box office. Jersey Arts Cards are accepted for discounted ticket pricing. The Barrow Mansion is handicapped accessible and barrier free. Large print program available upon request; please call one week in advance to arrange for a large print program. . . Reservations can be made at our website www.atticensemble.org; or by calling 201 413-9200 (option 1).

The Attic Ensemble is located just two blocks from the Grove Street PATH Station, in the Historic Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City. There is free parking after 7 p.m. in the parking lot 1 ½ blocks away on Christopher Columbus Drive. For directions and further information: www.atticensemble.org/ phone (201) 413-9200/e-mail: info@atticensemble.org

The Andy Rhode, Jr. Theater
The Barrow Mansion/83 Wayne Street/Jersey City NJ

Friday, March 2, 2012


performed by  SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS
shen wei dance performs a multi media piece as the ensemble interacts 
with handcrafted scenic elements and set pieces

Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA) part of Mana Contemporary

Introducing the newest addition to Mana Contemporary….The Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA). MECA is an international foundation that promotes contemporary art from the Middle East. Conceived as a cultural hub for artists, activists and scholars, MECA presents a unique range of programs including exhibitions, workshops, lectures as well as film and video screenings.
MECA is the vision of Eugene Lemay, Yigal Ozeri, David Wakstein and Said Abu Shakra; as members of the international art community with roots in Israel and Palestine, the four have witnessed first-hand the social, political and economic strife encompassing this territory. With a focus on mediation and critical discourse, MECA offers a neutral ground for artists to engage in collaborative processes.
Working directly with artists and institutions from the Middle East, MECA is a unique epicenter for cultural exchange, providing a forum for the many voices that make up this beautiful, complicated region.
opening date april 1st 2012, 888 Newark ave, Jersey City, JSQ
To Learn more about MECA go to www.themeca.org

Symphonic Sessions competition

Mana Contemporary and Artists Wanted Presents:
The Symphonic Sessions – a collaborative contest that invites you to experiment with Joshua Kirsch’s incredible musical sculpture Sympathetic Resonance, offering a $1000 prize including an Online Publication that will reach the world.
Steps to Entering the Competition
  1. Create a music profile at http://www.artistswanted.org/symphonicsessions/
  2. Become a Twitter/Facebook fan of Mana Contemporary and Artists Wanted
  3. Email Contests@Manafinearts.com to schedule a time to come in and record


Mana Contemporary, an all inclusive arts complex, has combined forces with Artists Wanted and artist Joshua Kirsch to create a groundbreaking challenge. Artists Wanted, a Brooklyn based organization, spots emerging artists offering them various forms of support and exposure. Kirsch is a Jersey based kinetic sculptor. His piece, Sympathetic Resonance, is going to be installed at Mana Contemporary in early March and we are proposing a challenge.
We invite musicians of any genre to schedule a time to come to Mana Contemporary and immerse themselves in the spindly instrument to make music using our premium recording equipment for both the visual and audio components. Once recorded, the musicians can upload their work directly onto the Artists Wanted Page. Once entered, the musician has a chance to win $1,000. and most assuredly, plenty of exposure. Keep your eyes open for new footage and schedule your time to come in and test your ability to adapt and create.
For more information go to www.artistswanted.org/symphonicsessions
We have an amazing show opening at _gaia TONIGHT 3/2 and THREE more shows this month. Mark your calendars! We want to see you soon.



Please join us at the _gaia gallery for the opening reception of our March show as part of JC Fridays!

Seven Deadly Sins
New works by Lillian Ribeiro and Agnieszka Wszolkowska

In March, as part of JC Fridays, _gaia gallery will be celebrating the opening reception of “Seven Deadly Sins”–new works by Lillian Ribeiro and Agnieszka Wszolkowska.

Opening reception: March 2, 2012 7 – 9pm

_gaia studio
315 3rd Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302



You are invited to join The Colcha Project! Come to the Walsh Gallery for our opening reception and see all of the colcha that have been created. Then crochet with us to create a quilt in the gallery during the exhibition. You can join in anytime during gallery hours or join us on special meetings every Sunday. Beginners are highly encouraged to come and learn.

The Colcha Project

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6th – 5pm to 9pm
Colcha Stitch-In and Potluck Sundays - March 18th, 25th and April 1st, 1pm to 5pm

The Walsh Gallery
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079

“The Colcha Project,” curated by Doris Cacoilo and Jeanne Brasile is being presented at the Walsh Gallery. The traveling exhibition is an ongoing project that uses crochet as a catalyst for bringing people together in collaborative modes of creativity and in exploration of culture and community. In the Portuguese tradition, colcha (quilts) are crocheted for and included in a woman’s bridal chest and may be handed down through generations. “The Colcha Project” was developed by Cacoilo as a way to share this tradition with others, inviting guests to participate in the creation of new colcha while visiting the gallery. Each iteration of the project results in a new quilt, which shall be on display in subsequent exhibitions. The documentation of making each quilt also becomes part of “The Colcha Project” as each participant adds their story to its history.

Join the project!!

In addition to the colcha that have been made, a quilt in progress will be on display in the gallery and visitors will be encouraged to contribute to its making. Each Sunday between the hours of 1pm and 5pm while “The Colcha Project” is on view in the Walsh Gallery, visitors are invited to join the curators and other members of the group to crochet, share their stories and become part of the “The Colcha Project.” Yarn and needles will be provided for those who do not have their own. A potluck lunch will be served each Sunday. Participants are encourage to bring food and stitches to share. Beginners are highly encouraged to come and learn.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6th – 5pm to 9pm
Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/312466262134648/

Colcha Stitch-In and Potluck Sundays - March 18th, 25th and April 1st, 1pm to 5pm
March 18 http://www.facebook.com/events/154384671346781/
March 25 http://www.facebook.com/events/371029766260473/
April 1 http://www.facebook.com/events/177012529079052/

Directions can be found here: http://academic.shu.edu/libraries/gallery/visit.htm

Participants in “The Colcha Project” include: Christina Alessi, Kristin Cook-Allen, Pollie Barden, Dulce Brito, Gabriela Brito, Maria Brito, Stephanie Brito, Francisca Caporali, Corina Cacoilo, Doris Cacoilo, Jeannine Corey, Karen Demavivas, Charlotte Exantus, Belmira Ferreira, Carla Ferreira, Joana Ferreira, Lurdes Ferreira, Rosa Ferreira, Stephanie Ferreira, Amie Figueiredo, Danielle Fotopoulos, Sra.Galita, Carrie Ganz, Nancy Ghani, Willa Goldthwaite Brown, Charlotte Goldthwaite, Moira Holohan, Mary Jeys, Alison Kepic, Susan Kirschenbaum, Barbara Klauke, Sue Kozel, Carla Louro, Heather McCown, Kath Meadows, Jarah Moesch, Rose Belita Neves, Risa Novikoff, Isabel Nunes, Jessica Nunes, Lidia Oliveira, Brenda Osborn, Claudia Pereira Oliveira, Cristine Posner, Delcina Regueiro, Linda Resende, Neide Ribau, Raquel Ribau, Lillian Ribeiro, Helena Rocha, Janete da Rocha, Lenice da Rocha, Margaret Rocha, Rosa Silva Ferreira, Lauren Sims, Lara Skibbie, Adriana Soares, S tephanie Tichenor, Michelle Vieira, Susan Warren, Joanna Rose White, Agnieszka Wszolkowska. With contributions from Amanda Mayoff, Helena Ribeiro, Rosa Ferreira, Geri Warick.

Visit The Colcha Project website Here



Women: Realizing Perspectives
March 8, 2012 - March 31, 2012

Opening Reception Thursday, March 8 - 6:30 to 10pm

One Gallery
One Raymond Plaza West
Newark, NJ 07102

Reception continues at Catas : 538 Market St., Newark NJ 07105

An exhibition dedicated to International Women’s Day celebrated every year around the world on March 8th. Strong Leadership. Strong Women. Strong World. Women represent more than 50% of the world’s population. As astronauts, as prime ministers, as educators, women transform lives, create opportunity, form strong communities and shape the world in which we live.

_gaia in collaboration with the Portuguese Consulate of Newark is excited to invite you to join us for a group exhibition with works by :

Agnieszka Wszolkowska
Leonor Alvim Brazão
Aileen Bassis
Lillian Ribeiro
Anjali Bhargava
Linda Hu
Bonnie Gloris
Lizette Louis
Carol Radsprecher
Lydia Reinhold
Christine DaCruz
Maude Lemaire
Christine Wagner
Meredith W Gonçalves
Doris Caçoilo
Patricia Silva
Irene Christensen
Paula Vilela
Jeanne Brasile
Regina Silvers
Joana Ricou
Sharon De La Cruz
Josephine Barreiro
Stephanie Herrera
Kayt Hester
Willa Goldthwaite

Download press release here: http://gaiastudio.org/pdf/WomenRealizingPerspectivesPR.pdf


MARCH 22nd

The Learning Agency

March 22nd - April 18th
The culmination of the Wonder Women residency, this exhibition displays the result of a six-week conversation between ten artists about women as educators, artists and pillars of their community.

Opening reception March 22nd 4:30-7:30pm

Sonia Louise Davis & Salome Asega
Sharon De La Cruz
Meredith Goncalves
Katya Grokhovsky
Linda Hu
Kathleen Kranack
Hannah Kirshner
Cristine Posner

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Hepburn Hall, Room 323
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 200-3246

Gallery hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment



_gaia is looking for new members to join our artist collective and our shared studio space. Studio rent is very inexpensive ($150/month - 1 year commitment.) If you are looking for an artist community and an inexpensive artist studio, this may be a good place for you. In addition to participating in the organization's events (voluntarily) the members of _gaia share a large studio space. We encourage a highly collaborative environment and respectful and considerate sharing of the studio - which includes a photography darkroom.

We are especially looking for artists and activists who may help in growing _gaia as an organization. Willingness to share graphic design abilities, business management skills, grant-writing, organizing, accounting and general administrative help is highly encouraged. Studio members are required to attend a weekly meeting of the _gaia collective on Tuesday nights.

If you are interested in becoming a _gaia artist member please e-mail info@gaiastudio.org or call us at 201-386-0486.

Please pass along to anyone who may be interested - and post widely.

_gaia studio
315 3rd Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Hope you are our next _gaia member!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pi-e day

Pi-e Day is just over a week away!  It is going to be at the Liberty Science Center on Sunday March 11th from 12-4pm.
Advanced sale tickets (while they last!) are just $10 each or $30 /family (max 6 ) and are available at the LCCS front desk. Ticket s include full entry to Liberty Science Center that day!  ALL PROCEEDS FROM ADVANCED SALE TICKETS ARE STRAIGHT PROFIT FOR LCCS, Learning Community Charter School.
held at the Liberty Science center.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Leap Year Ball at City Hall

Wednesday February 29th, 2012
5PM - 10PM  City Hall, 280 Grove street

Official After Party at L.I.T.M. 10:30pm - 2am

Creative Grove and JC Fridays

March 2nd, part of JC Fridays:
 DJ Pastiche on the decks with Jazzy and Latino Influence: Drum and Bass.


sculpture garden by Uta Brauser, sculptures based on drawings by Eva Moll

"Anger depot", a participatory installation designed to allow the public to
rid anger with a hammer
Visit art with a hammer.

Outdoor living room,
crafters, designers,

facebook page: creative grove artist & designer market
our partner for QR codes: codesquare.me
where you can build your own code for free, linking to a facebook page

JC Fridays citiwide art fest

JC Fridays lists art events throughout the City of JC,
a weekend of many activities, celebrating art and culture in  it's many disciplines.
visit JCfridays.com

or find the brochures in many spots,
or at Creative Grove on the Grove street plaza

Morris Canal community meeting, Bergen Lafayette

Morris Canal Community Development Coalition
Will host a meeting on:
TIME:  6:45 P.M.
PLACE: Assumption – All Saints Church Lower Hall
344 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304
(Located at the Corner of Pacific Ave. & Lafayette St.)

Team Walker Community Facility / Teen Center Presentation
373-377 Communipaw Avenue
Neighborhood Weatherization Program
Team Walker
Re-Opening of Bar & Restaurant
(Corner of Whiton & Communipaw, FKA Caesar’s Café)
L.U.N.A. Update  
For more information email us MCRACDC32499@HOTMAIL.COM or MorrisCanalCoalition@MorrisCanalCDC.Org
 call 201 915-9600
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