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Wednesday, April 10, 2013


 workshops, talks,
@ Fish with Braids Gallery, 190 Columbus drive, Jersey City
     April 22 - 27    2013

 A WAY TO DRESS  with Steffen Hedlund
slide show and talk with Steffen Hedlund, a fashion blogger in NYC, 
exploring the sightings of style and attitude in fashion.
Steffen captured innovative and creative individuals who set new trends.
any age welcome
2.5 hours
April 25,  7 pm   $20
Steffen Hedlund came to NYC in 1988 from Denmark, working for
Yves Saint Laurent, retail and wholesale fashion industries.

  with Melissa Lockwood, Iqtest clothing
A workshop that begins with participants bringing garments they no longer want. 
The group collectively places all their unwanted garments in a pile at the beginning of the workshop. 
Then the participants pick things they like out from the pile, these are the items we will discuss transforming.

Melissa will show some examples of how to reuse a variety of garments, making them into fun new items
and show how to do a few transforms.
 Any age over 8
2 hours
April 25th,  5 pm    $25
bring: old garments, scissors, embellishments if desired
Melissa is passionate about Urban salvage and repurposing, she keeps creating lines with
salvaged fabrics in Williamsburg Brooklyn. participant of the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

with Uta Brauser, famous animal hat originals
Sew with precut fabrics a fake fur bear hat with lining
size Toddler or Big Baby(adult). You leave with a bear hat you made.
age 14 and up
2 hours
April 24th, 7 pm    $35
Uta Brauser created the now world wide popular animal hats,
made the silly fun accessories a hot trend. They started with baby Ezra in march 2000

PLARN = plastic yarn    with Uta Brauser
Learn how to cut up plastic bags to make yarn out of it,
save the landfills from the plastic overload. Good for crocheting, knitting, weaving or
any textile work.
age  10 and up
1 hour  April 22 , 5 pm    $10   bring throwaway plastic bags
Uta Brauser uses plastic for her fashion creations as plarn or cut up and sewn in various forms.
Presenting  at the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

Make your own stencil for spray painting
Cut into cardboard a stencil to be sprayed onto anything.
Can spray onto garments, walls, wood, metal
age  15 and up
2 hours 
April 23rd   7.30pm        $20 all materials included

STYLE HUNT IN JC Downtown with designer IDILVICE
Follow New Yorker designer IDILVICE from her new fashion empire studio on Grove Street, see how she picks out stylish wardrobe pieces that can compete with the world!
3 h shopping tour at some of IDILVICE's favorite downtown boutiques including
Rainbow. Participants get hands on advice from an experienced designer and stylist how to shop frugally, how to combine styles, incorporate vintage with contemporary wardrobe, how to super emphasize style
with accessories, know the classics.
3 hours  April 26        4-7 pm        $40  meet at CREATIVE GROVE
NYC designer Idil Vice has been designing, styling and making fashion for many years.

with Angela Testa
Tips, techniques, hands on with a model,
practice on yourself during this workshop
ages 18 and up
2 hours   April 24   6.30pm            $25 make up included
Angela Testa is a freelance make up artist, for photoshoots, fashion and casting

With Arthur Arbit
videos and talk with following PARTY about the independent runway shows created and put together by Arthur Arbit
and his team. Learn about the approach of sustainability, originality and style promoted by living examples as Arthur and the designers who joined the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend.
Hang with the Urban NYC metro fashionistas, the trend setters, independent designers, models and
saturday night
April 27, 8 pm-- until    $10
Arthur is a fine artist, designer, event producer, tailor who lives in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

fashion workshops sign up
Fish with Braids Gallery
fishwithbraids@gmail.com     646-573 7164

This series of workshops and lectures is part of the educational and skills program offered by Fish with Braids Gallery and Arts in Action, to foster
the culture of ancient and new skills, to empower local creativity and economy.

Korean Art group exhibit City Hall

Jersey City to Host Korean Art Group Exhibition At City Hall’s Meagher Rotunda Gallery
Opening Reception to be Held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the Jersey City Municipal Council, the Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Cultural Affairs are hosting The Korean Artists Group Exhibition during the month of April. The exhibition’s opening reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at City Hall, 280 Grove Street.

The show is designed to highlight an eclectic mix of more than 30 established and emerging local Korean Artists, including Hak Kyun Kim, Mi Jung Kim, Haneui Kim, Hyatt Kim, Seunghwui Koo, Won Cheol Lee, along with 36 other artists from New York and New Jersey. Among the participants, Garam Lee,  an installation artist, will be exhibiting his ongoing project ‘Sound of Breathing’, as well as Jun Ku Kang, a media artist, will be showing ‘Breeze Blossom’ which depicts his complex inner image through computer generated art.

The exhibition, organized by City Hall Curator Greg Brickey, will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, beginning Monday April 9, 2013 to Monday, April 30, 2013.

The reception is free and open to the public, and is handicap accessible. Light refreshments will be served.


You don't know who will perform,
you need to go and find out..!
Open Mic wednesdays  at Trolley Car Bar & Grill!
332 Palisade Ave, Jersey City Heights
Sign up at 8 pm
*Get there early to sign up, or you get scheduled late..
hosted by Nick Ciavatta of the Sea of Otters

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Keep painting the town

at CREATIVE GROVE artist & designer market
friday april 12,
with Eva Moll splashing balloons and paint onto a large canvas,
conveying the multidisciplinary expression to the public in Jersey City,
involving the audience,
art making as an experience.
The big art tent in the round red tile area.

DJ Toolman from PA, expect the unexpected,
always an eclectic voyage across the Americas.

Public paint project: the revolving refrigerator. Take pictures of your oevres before they get
covered with new masterpieces.
Very minimalistic.
Live the moment.

Food: Gluten free bakeries by City Boy Bakes
          ("get baked in Jersey City")
          El Chilango with their super savory Tacos, Burritos, Tortas from Mexico
          Honey Bakery and Uzbeki  quiches, Samosas, lamb specialties

Various artists on the plaza

designers, records, innovation



Carolyn Light with Ladies on the Mic

Two Boots Jersey City and
Art House Productions present
a new monthly event!
featuring music by
with Special Guests

Acting for adults

For those interested in connecting with their inner thespian, ACTING FOR ADULTS' 5-week series begins tonight at 6:30pm
Arthouse productions , 1 McWilliams square Hamilton Park