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Friday, September 20, 2013

Classics at the Loews: Blues Brothers, Duel, Bullit in the landmark theater JSQ

Hello! We'd like to welcome you all back to our new film season with three classic films that feature amazing chases and other thrills. Hold onto your popcorn and enjoy!

Of course, seeing a show at the Loew's is always a lot of fun. But being a part of the volunteer team that puts on the show is an experience you'll never forget! Curious? Read more below, just after this month's film schedule.

Friday, Sept. 27 - 8:00 PM
The Blues Brothers
Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Henry Gibson.
Directed by John Landis.  1980, 133mins., Color.  Original Rating: R.

Saturday, Sept. 28 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 28 - 8:30 PM

 Admission Each Film:  $7 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+) and Children (12 & younger).

- - - Combo discounts available for multiple screenings in a weekend. - - -

And next month...
Sunday, Oct. 6 - 3:00 PM

The Garden State Theatre Organ Society will present the Restored UCLA version of “My Best Girl” (1926) at the Loews Jersey Theatre in Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ . The film stars Mary Pickford and will be accompanied by Bernie Anderson, Jr. on the Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ. As an added bonus, the short subject comedy, “Movie Night” (1929) starring Charlie Chase will also be screened. Both films will be presented in their original aspect ratio using 35mm projection.

$12 Adults, $10 Children and Seniors.

Of course Halloween is coming too! We're planning to be doing plenty for that including screening horror classics Bride of FrankensteinPhantom of the Opera, and more!

Be A Part Of The Show!
Friends of the Loew's Event Volunteers do everything from selling the tickets to making the popcorn to showing patrons to their seats and cleaning up the theatre afterwards. If you are interested in joining us this weekend or at any other event this season, email us at loewsjersey@gmail.com or call us at (201) 798-6055.

There will be an especially warm sense of camaraderie for those who help us in making sure the show does go on this weekend. As always, volunteers can bring a guest to help, pick a complimentary selection from our concession stand, and after the crowd is in and the film begins, they can enjoy the show. We do ask, however, that volunteers stay 30-40 minutes after the final show the help us clean up.

out of step, abstract paint works at NJCU gallery

Artists’ Reception: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5 - 8 p.m, with Curator/Artists Q+A at 6:30 p.m. 
Sneak Preview during Jersey City Artist Studio Tour: Saturday, Oct. 5, 12 - 5 p.m.

Curated by Brendan Carroll

Given the new media of today—Internet art, generative software, digital projection mapping—why do artists continue to paint? And why do they continue to explore abstraction?

Out of Step is an informal survey of current practices in abstract painting. The artists may vary in style, subject matter, temperament, and conceptual framework, but they are unified by their no-nonsense approach to painting. Most of the work on view presents simple geometric shapes that are executed in broad expanses of pure color. From cerebral to laid-back, the artists explore line, value, color, and texture in their compositions. Despite the works' superficial differences, each piece, however minimal, reveals the touch of the artist’s hand. For the artists in the show, paint is a means to an end, not the end. Abstraction, likewise, is not a cul-de-sac, but a living, breathing means of visual communication. 

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Hepburn Hall 323 (Gothic-style building facing Kennedy Blvd.)
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305         

Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment
Tel: 201-200-3246

the LAUGH TOUR at Arthouse production

Join Art House in celebrating the 3 year anniversary of THE LAUGH TOUR with OPHIRA EISENBERG from The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson and the host of NPR's new quiz show ASK ME ANOTHER
SAT 9/28 @  8pm 
There is no drink minimum.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, VH1, NPR's Ask Me Another


Art House
1 McWilliams Place, 6th fl, Jersey City, NJ 07302    (201) 915-9911
Art House Productions (http://www.arthouseproductions.org) is wheelchair accessible and located on the southeast corner of Hamilton Park. 


The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, VH-1, NPR, Oxygen
Ophira is the host of NPR's and WNYC's new weekly trivia, puzzle, and game show Ask Me Another. She recently performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has also appeared on Comedy Central, VH-1, The Today Show, TV Guide Channel's Standup In Stilettos, Fox, E! Channel, CNN, Oxygen Network, and the AXS Network. Back in Canada, Ophira appeared in her very own comedy special for CTV's Comedy Now. Her debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, is available now at your book store  and was also recently optioned by Zucker Productions for a feature film. Her writing has been featured in five other anthologies including, I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics alongside that of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller and Joan Rivers, Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled, and Heeb Magazine's Sex, Drugs, and Gelfite Fish. She's also contributed to US Weekly's Fashion Police and YourTango.com.

The Howard Stern Show, Queer Eye, Sirius XM, We-TV
Rich received the Overall Excellence Award at NY International Fringe Festival and Best Solo Show at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival. Rich has performed on campuses and venues across the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines. He is a frequent guest on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's OutQ: The Focus Group, was featured on BRAVO's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and co-hosted WeTV's 3 Men And A Chick Flick.

is an actor/comedian, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He most recently won the Friars Club's 2013 "So You Think You Can Roast" contest, and roasted comic Icon Jack Black as part of their annual luncheon. His wide range of dramatic and comedic work includes a supporting role in the feature filmA New York Heartbeat(World Premiere at the StonyBrook Film Festival in July, 2013) and starring role in the short film The Gate Agent (World Premiere at the 2013 Pittsburgh International Film Festival).He currently can be seen performing improvisation, sketch and stand up comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and various other venues around New York City.

is an award winning comedic musician who has performed her quirky comedy songs all over the world. Called "Lower East Side's Queen of Obscene" by The Village Voice and awarded a "Voice Choice" Award for "Best Guitar Slinging Comedian", the "ECNY Best Comedic Musician" award, and a finalist in the Andy Kaufman Award, Jessica has appeared on Good Morning America, the Russell Brand radio show, The Dr. Demento Show, Jackie The Jokeman's Joke Hunt, the historic Loose Ends Programme on BBC4, CNN's Stroumboulopoulos, at the infamous Reading and Leeds Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Dublin Comedy Festival, on Fox News Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, on SiriusXM, on stage with Weird Al Yankovic in the Apocalypse Tour and much more. 

Drawing from his unique insights as an East Indian-American and as a practicing psychiatrist, Sandip Buch brings a distinctive perspective to his standup comedy. He is a regular performer in New York City, and has also made audiences laugh throughout America, Canada and India. His act was also featured in the New York Times. Whatever the venue, Sandip is able to make his rare background relatable to all audiences.

Art House Productions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bringing multimedia arts programs to Jersey City and New York since September 2001. Its programs include original theater, music events, visual arts, experimental performance, classes, video/new media, and the citywide arts festival, JC Fridays. If you would like more information about Art House's programs, please visit www.ArtHouseProductions.org.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ed Bielski art now in Jersey City

     Well.  Here I am.  Hanging out at Uta's.  Trying my hand at writing this here blog.
I guess for starters I should say something about this painting that is posted above.  I did this one a while back and it really has me wondering where my mind was at when I created it.  But it happened and I can't take that back.  I guess that is a rule that is applicable to many things in life.  I had this painting hanging at Balance Hair Salon in Jersey City, took it down and gave it away.  Or maybe I threw it away.  I can't honestly remember.  It doesn't matter.
     I have been searching, no, I have been clawing, striving, shit I have been doing everything imaginable to become an artist and here I sit feeling pretty foolish.  I have always believed we are all artists aching to break out of our shells.  Somehow, this game called life imposes endless barriers in our way for self expression, though I must admit most of these restrictions are self imposed.  Or, at least, that is how it seems to me.  I have been an artist all along, for whatever reason feeling shame for it.  It doesn't make sense.  I find myself thinking of Gandhi as he said "Be the change you wish to see in the world".  Funny, but I thought I could just become the change without having to work much for it---how pathetic.  Or should I say "lame".  But I am just a person finding his way through this strange life.
     I am going to be taking art work more seriously and would like to get my work out in the public a little more than what I have been doing.  I have to say, there have been times where I have been driven to do art work for all the wrong reasons.  That main reason being money.  But I guess living paycheck to paycheck will do that to you.  Eating peanut butter straight from the container, canned veggies with white rice a delicacy {salt if I am feeling dangerous}.  It would make anyone strive for better times, I suppose.
     So.  This Friday I will be at CREATIVE GROVE.  I hope to have some new art work to show, possibly sell.  It is a good time there,  Hope to see you there.

Van Vorst Park Association meeting

Van Vorst Park Association Meeting
Meeting Tuesday September 17th , 7:30PM at the Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street
All are welcome!  Snacks will be served!
Jorge Mastropietro-New Building at 54 Bright Street
Architect Jorge Mastropietro will present his plans for 54 Bright Street. Proposed is a 4 story-4 unit building.  The project utilizes a variety of design strategies. Significant attention has been focused on the exterior skin of the project and its appearance towards the surrounding historic neighborhood.The primary materials for the project consist of brick masonry, and horizontal cedar wood siding. He is open for public comments & questions and will answer any of our concerns.

Jorge is presenting to The Historic Preservation Commission tonite, Monday September 16th, 6:30pm Council Chambers if anyone would like to attend.
                            image courtesy of smithratliff

Bright Street Redevelopment-Bright & Varick
Subcommittee will present the latest information on the current status of the proposed development on 268 Varick St. (the corner of Bright & Varick, across from the main entrance of PS3/MS4 school) 

The redevelopment plan and proposed project is for an extremely high density (87 units) development - over 4x what is allowed in the Van Vorst neighborhood. It also has ZERO parking provisions. How this project is being allowed is very concerning for all in the neighborhood and sets dangerous precedents for the surrounding communities. So please come if you want to learn more, get involved or at least stop in and sign our petition of support.


It truly is the end of summer. Films in Van Vorst finished up September 4th with the funny & touching SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK.  We are so grateful to all our volunteers who schlepped popcorn machines, movie screens, speakers, wires...for 3 months!!!! Thanks to all!

Our labor was free but the movies were not....Each film cost us close to $300 dollars.  The Van Vorst Park Association was only able to bring the films to the Park with the generosity of Friends of Van Vorst Park and our wonderful donors.  Please support them. By supporting them we thank them. Or feel free to donate on the Films in Van Vorst webpage  www.filmsinvanvorst.com

Friday September 20th 6-8pm

Check out the newest gallery in Van Vorst!!
An evening of unique presentations in each of the exhibition rooms of our current show,including spoken word, music performances, artist demonstrations and interactive art-making. Wine will be served. Admission is free.

Don't forget the Farmers Market every Saturday in VVP

outdoor lounge fall 2013 Creative Grove

September 20  2013
Creative Grove artist and designer market
Grove Street PATH plaza JC

DJ Bill (William McCamie)  taking you from Bossa Beats to Brit Pop eclectic tunes,
We have at Creative Grove an outdoor disco,
lounge and sound environment!

                                         eco fashion, evolve wear by Uta Brauser
                                 using repurposed Jersey City shopping bags

The art fridge is ready to get painted,
bring washable paints. 
         brought to you by Uta Brauser

The Urban Handmade Artisans bring now fall and winter accessories,
clothing, supplies.
         dawg boutique spoil my bitch

Outdoor lounge!