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Friday, November 16, 2012

Moon Fire Tower art salon at Fish with Braids

MoonFire Tower Art Happening

When:  Thursday November 29, 2012.  6-11 PM  One Night Only Show, Performances at 9 PM 

Where:  Fish With Braids Gallery, 190 Christopher Columbus Blvd., Jersey City, NJ

Sculptor Bryce LeVan Cushing brings the largest collection of his work to date to Jersey City, New Jersey on Thursday November 29, 2012.  Cushing is known for his modern figural mosaic sculptures that are part Schnabel and part Gaudi.  He has shown extensively in Europe including last year’s 20th Anniversary of the Barcelona Arts Association show, The Barcelona International Art Fair, and the Drap Art Festival.

In the United States Bryce LeVan has shown coast to coast many times and currently is focused on shows in the New York City market.  As a performer under the moniker MoonFire Tower the artist's career stretches 20 years to the beginning of the Earl Dax phenomenon, when the pair performed together in the mid 90's at MFT's Camp Squirt.  Guests on that show which toured venues in the East Coast were:  Joey Arias, Sherry Vine, Enya Buttox, Raven O, K-Tel and the Dumsta' Players, and many others.

MoonFire Tower Art Happenings are traditionally rich with multimedia and this installation at Fish With Braids (190 Columbus Blvd, Jersey City, NJ.) is no exception.  The Joey Arias inspired MFT collage drip painting series will be on display for the first time.  Also being debuted are Cushing's Rock River Rings from Vermont.  These chunky semi-precious sterling rings are being designed for Camp Squirt alumni.

Jersey City Art Star Uta Brauser will show her fashion as she teams up with MFT for this epic event which will be hosted by Pussy Faggot regular Needles Jones.  Needles and MoonFire go back 20 years and the evening is sure to be a throwback to the mid 90's Don Hill culture.  MFT will be rocking a set of performance art written by NYC playwright Justin Sayre.  The untitled piece is a collaboration exploring Cushing's troubled childhood full of sexual abuse in the Christian church.  This will be the world premiere of the punk rock mini musical.

These are exciting times in the life of modern art.  Bryce LeVan Cushing is dedicated to bringing back to the NY area the energy of an earlier age inspired by Hoffman and Warhol.  During the 90's MFT mentored with Hunt Slonem and Christopher Makos and is directly influenced by the factory sensibility.

For More Information about MoonFire Tower Art Happening please call 802 289 1663 or email brycelevancushing@gmail.com

JC Library Amnesty week


JERSEY CITY, N.J.   November 15, 2012 – While in recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the Jersey City Free Public Library acknowledges that its loyal patrons are in recovery too.
Therefore, fine amnesty will be extended the full duration of the Main Library’s closing.
All fines, library materials (books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and damaged books are now forgiven during this time period of Main Library emergency closure. Library Administration requests that all library materials be returned, and they will be credited to the borrower without any fines.
Amnesty Week had been designated for this week only (Saturday, November 10 – Saturday, November 17) prior to the devastation experienced at the Main Library from Hurricane Sandy.
The Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, has been closed as of 12 noon, Friday, November 9, 2012, due to residual flooding damage in its basement from the 
storm. Library Director Priscilla Gardner has been focused on securing the necessary FEMA funding and contractors for work on the $1.4 million remedial project, as per the report by the Library’s architect, Helena Ruman Associates.
For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements please follow the Library on Facebook or Twitter at Jersey City Free Public Library. Visit us on the web at  HYPERLINK "http://www.jclibrary.org" www.jclibrary.org for all information on the Library, including all press releases in The Press Room. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

hugh dwyer paintings, opening reception

Thursday 11/15 from 6 to 8PM at Made With Love-Wine and some food Thursday 11/15 from 6 to 8PM at Made With Love-Wine and some food Thursday 11/15 from 6 to 8PM at Made With Love-Wine and some food 

liberty state park damage

The tidal surge brought 5 feet of water into the now ruined historic CRRNJ Terminal's first floor. The Nature Interpretive Center had flood damage. Mold is setting in. Liberty Walk promenade was damaged; a third of the pavers were blown away.The Jersey Ave footbridge connecting LSP to Jersey Ave downtown was pushed 30 feet from its location and is unusable.Also the Statue Cruises docks were wrecked. 

Also debris from the river was tossed throughout the park. There may be a call put out for volunteers in the future to help out. We will keep you posted as parts of LSP are re-opened.

Hopes and prayers are sent out to all.     

Rope, a thriller on stage, Barrow Mansion, Attic Ensemble

Rope opens on Sunday, Nov. 11, with a 3 pm pay-what-you-will matinee at the Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St. Afterward, the show will run from Wednesday, Nov. 14 through Nov. 18 at various times. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors. Donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy will be collected at intermission; the Barrow Mansion also houses Jersey City Sandy Recovery, a volunteer group collecting donations and more for storm relief efforts.