JCAST 2012

See How We Are

Curated by Margaret M. O’Reilly, NJ State Museum

& The Committee’s Choice Exhibit

& Video Artists Ann Lepore & Stephanie Daniels

Saturday, Oct 13th & Sunday Oct. 14th 2012  Noon – 6pm

The Tenmarc Building 430 Communipaw Ave; Jersey City NJ

Pro Arts Jersey City  presented the 2012 JCAST Members Show, See How We Are, Curated by Margaret M. O’Reilly, Fine Art curator, N.J. State Museum. The exhibition, located at the Tenmarc Building, 430 Communipaw Ave; Jersey City NJ., opens at the Kick Off Party for the start  of the 2012 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour

With “economic instability, political upheaval, wars, human civil rights fights & climate change, everyone seems to be in a state of unrest.”  “How do these matters impact the psyche of the artist?” Within the show’s boundaries the artists, ‘explore and observe, concepts, emotions, experiences & beliefs about the current state of the World, the Nation and their own backyard. An added component to this show will be an area in which the visitor is invited to react to the same ideas and to the artists work, by creating through either writing or drawing with the materials offered.

Featured Pro Arts Members included: Abby Levine, Aileen Bassis, Beatrice M. Mady, Christine Barney, E. Jan Kounitz, Eileen Ferara, Francesca Azzara, Howard Berelson, Jane Dell, Jenn Adams, Kay Kenny, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Liz Cohen, Loura van der Meule, Megan Klim, Mollie Thonneson, pteramode, Stan Lindwasser, Stephanie Riggi, Susan Evans Grove, Vincent Salvati and Winifred McNeill.

Alongside the exhibit, were videos by pro artists Ann LePore and Stephanie Daniels

Margaret M. O’Reilly joined the New Jersey State Museum in 1988. In 2008, she became the State Museum’s Curator of Fine Art. She has organized over 70 exhibits in her career. More information can be found at www.newjerseystatemuseum.org

The Committee’s Choice Show, selected by the JCAST exhibition committee included Aliza Augustine, Carla Cubit, Caridad Kennedy, Deirdre Kennedy, Grigory Gurevich, Ibou Ndoye  and  Jorge Rivas.

 

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