Pro Arts Jersey City Art & Studio Tour 2017


Pro Arts Jersey City announces 2 exhibitions during
Jersey City Art & Studio Tour  2017 (JCAST)

1) What’s Next? 
a Pro Arts member exhibition


Curated By:
Aileen Bassis, Deirdre Kennedy

2) Curator’s Choice 2

Artists selected at
Meet the Curators 2

Curated By:

Mollie Thonneson, Michael Endy 

Jersey City Art and Studio Tour 2017 : Oct 14 & 15 , noon – 6 pm 

Opening Reception & JCAST Kick off Party: Friday, Oct 13, 2017, 6-9 pm

Exhibitions run: Oct 13-28, 2017 (Tue-Fri 11am -1:30 pm , Sat 12-4) 

Venue : Harborside Atrium, 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ

Pro Arts Jersey City announces two separate exhibits What’s Next?, a Pro Arts member's exhibition, and Curators Choice 2, an exhibition of artists selected for their outstanding portfolios during Pro Arts' Meet the Curators 2 event. The exhibits will be on view at the Harborside Atrium, 210 Hudson Street (next to Exchange Place Path station) during the 28th Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, October 14 &15, 2017, 12 noon – 6 pm. The Opening reception for both shows will be held at the JCAST Kickoff Party on October 13, 6-9 pm.

What’s Next?

Right now, from American politics to Pyongyang, a lot of things are up in the air. How do artists respond to the world they see ahead of them? The member’s exhibition, What’s Next?, talks about what’s next for the artists and where is their work taking them. 44 artist members have expressed their direction for the next level. The members exhibition has been curated by Deirdre Kennedy and Aileen Bassis.

Exhibiting artists : Aliza Augustine, Amy Becker, Olga Bautista, Aileen Bassis, Anthony E. Boone, Susan Chanin, Santiago Cohen, Lisa Collodoro, Dorie Dahlberg, Tim Daly, Peter Delman, Pamela Ella, Michael Endy, Andrea Epstein, Paul Federico, Hao Feng, Jim Fischer, Tharanga Goonetilleke, Cheryl Gross, Julie Harris, Ann Hjelle, Caridad Kennedy, Deirdre Kennedy, E. Jan Kounitz, Greg Letson, Beth Lucas, Beatrice Mady, Winifred McNeill, Charlann Meluso, Alpana Mittal, Liz Ndoye, Ibou Ndoye, Christy O’Connor, Stefania Panepinto, Robin Prezioso, Bill Rybak, Daryl-Ann Saunders, William Stamos, Linda Streicher, Rebecca Feranec Sullivan, Brad Terhune, Mollie Thonneson, Alan Walker, Chris Winslow.

The Curators Choice 2

This special exhibit features artists selected by professional curators during Meet the Curators, a bi-annual portfolio review hosted by Pro Arts. This event is a professional development opportunity open to all artists that provides one-on-one review sessions with leading NJ/NY gallery owners and museum curators. Panel of Reviewers: Arthur Bruso, Curious Matter; Henone Girma, Art in Flux; Donna Gustafson, Zimmerli Museum; Emily Johnsen, William Paterson University; Jo-El Lopez, Independent Curator; Anne Novado, Novado Gallery; Fayemi Shakur, City Without Walls; Dexter Wimberly, Aljira. The exhibition has been curated by Mollie Thonneson and Michael Endy.

Exhibiting Artists: Luis Alves, Pam Cooper, Trish Gianakis, Nupur Nishith, Gregg Rosen, Theda Sandiford and Janet Tsakis

Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. The exhibition venue is generously offered by Mack Cali.

For additional information email us at contact.proarts@gmail.com

Pro Arts Jersey City is an organization of professionals in the visual arts, mainly from Jersey City and the surrounding metropolitan area, who are working to promote the arts and to better communicate Jersey City's identity as a growing arts center. Please visit our website www.proartsjerseycity.org or call 201-771-2781 for more information. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency for the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.