Rainbow Thursdays
Artists of the Windmill Center
Curators: Jill Scipione and James Pustorino

Dates: June 7 – June 30, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 5– 9 PM During JC Fridays Access
The gallery will be open Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00-4:00.
June 8 & 9 – Gallery will be open 1:00-4:00
June 22 & 23 – Gallery will be open 1:00-4:00
June 29 – Gallery will be open 1:00 – 4:00 pm
June 30 – Closing event beginning at 1:00 pm.

Curator’s Statement: Join us for an exhibition of the Rainbow Thursdays Artists program, Victory Hall Inc.’s community-based weekly art education program connecting disabled adults with professional artists who provide them with materials, training and encouragement to express themselves through art.

About the Curators:
James Pustorino is an artist, curator, and arts organizer and is Executive Director of Victory Hall Inc. a Jersey City based non-profit arts organization that operates Drawing Rooms art-space and other community programs. He has produced exhibitions and public art projects in Jersey City, Bayonne and lower Manhattan as well as directing projects for students and classes for developmentally disabled artists, and publishes books through Victory Hall Press. Pustorino received a 2019 Fellowship in Painting from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He received his BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983, and began showing and organizing exhibitions in Pittsburgh and at the Butler Institute,Youngstown, OH, and the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio. Pustorino moved to Jersey City in 1997. Exhibitions include Odetta Gallery, NYC, the Jersey City Museum, with solo exhibitions at Chambers 916 Gallery, Portland, OR, and at various New Jersey art centers.

He will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the MORE Museum in Gorsell, Holland. Jill Scipione is an artist, co-founder of Victory Hall Inc., a non-profit arts organization in Jersey City, NJ and manager of Rainbow Thursdays Artists, an education and exhibition program that engages the developmentally disabled in the visual arts. She is a community advocate for the disabled and for environmental issues. Jill Scipione was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Lake Erie. She received early art training at the Butler Institute of American Art when her family moved to the Youngstown area, and majored in painting at Carnegie-Mellon University where she earned her BFA. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and art-spaces in New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Santa Fe, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Teachers: Jill Scipione, James Pustorino, Sarah Langsam. Program host: Windmill Center, Bayonne.
Participating Artists: Michael W., Nicole, Elizabeth, Ashley, Marybeth, Marcello, Michael C., Sal D., Wendy D., Dennis, Azriel, Aida, Myra, Marc, Wayne L., Isaiah, Yahira, Cheryl, Alan O., Nicky P., Alicia, Keith R., Edward, Judy, Frank, Dina, Timothy, Mina, Fidelia, Dudley, Hirra, Christopher, Johnny, Jude.