• Art Galleries to Visit in Hoboken + Jersey City {August 2018}

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    If you’re into art and live in the Hoboken and Jersey City area — you’re in luck. Believe it or not, we are surrounded by so many talented artists and there are always opportunities to see their work. When it comes to rounding up the best art galleries in town, we left it up to a professional. Chris Coleman, director of HobokenArts™ Community Art News, is sharing some awesome artists to visit during the month of August 2018 around Hoboken and Jersey City — check out the list below:

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    Hoboken

    Roig Collection at W Hoboken {225 River Street}

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    Hoboken artist Ricardo Roig who creates limited edition hand-cut paper stencil screen prints of local attractions in and around Hoboken and NYC has joined up with local interior designer Jenny Madden Design at W Hoboken’s gallery space.

    Jenny Madden Design has outfitted the comfortable lounge space with beautiful furniture to make a home for Ricardo’s art. Also, check out the 30-foot display window on River Street that we will also be changing every month to showcase new work. This August you can still catch his recent summer inspired work. Get more information here.

    Through August 18th — Between Friends {720 Monroe Street, Suite E208}

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    An exhibition of exciting new art by two hob’art artists {and friends} Miriam Untoria and Mildred Kaye, “Between Friends” is showing through August 18 at hob’art Co-operative Gallery located in The Monroe Center. Miriam Untoria’s acrylic paintings and mixed media pieces explore color inspired by the human figure and faces. Mildred Kaye a visionary artist, sometimes described as a Romantic Surrealist, portrays the material and spiritual worlds as contiguous and at times overlapping. For more information visit their website here.

    Through August 26th — BARBERINI or Totes Masc for Samesies {66 Willow Avenue}

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    Head over to PROTO Gallery, a contemporary art space located in the historic former R. Neumann and Co. leather goods factory for BARBERINI or Totes Masc for Samesies, the second in a three-part series of concurrent exhibitions reconsidering the male figure as visual subject, revealed in the work of contemporary artists from the New York area and beyond.

    The gallery features work in several media, focused on the male nude and aspects of male sexuality. Curated by MEN Gallery partner, Enrico Gomez, the exhibit includes artists Paul Anagnostopoulos, Matthew Capaldo, Todd Durm, Carl Gunhouse, Dylan Hurwitz, Oliver Jones, John Kramer, Rebecca Levi, Daniel Morowitz, Mavi Phillips, Kristen Racaniello, Paul Rizzo, Alexandra Rubinstein, and Dustin Yager. The show runs until August 26th, 2018. More information can be found here.

    READ: Local Hoboken Artists’ Scenes to Hang in Your Home

    Jersey City

    August 1st — Flag Raising And Art Show “49 Years; Focusing on the Future” {583 Newark Avenue}

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    On Wednesday, August 1st, from 5-7pm, there is the Flag Raising And Art Show “49 Years; Focusing on the Future” on display at the William J Brennan Courthouse,  as part of the LGBT Pride Festival in Jersey City. Hudson County was the first in the state to raise the flag and this year will be the first to officially make August “Pride Month” for the county. This show represents that next generation and their artistic spirits. Promoting civil equality, the beautiful difference, and tomorrow, “49 Years — Focusing on the Future” brings us into the tomorrow that the queer and trans community sees as our legacy. This show is part of the Official Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival Event hosted by Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and Hudson Pride Center. Get more information here.

    August 3rd — 49 Years; Embracing the Past {280 Grove Street}

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    “49 Years; Embracing the Past” is a companion exhibition within the LGBT Pride Festival opening Friday, August 3rd, 6:00PM-8:00PM at City Hall on the 3rd floor John W. Meagher Rotunda Gallery. “49 Years; Embracing the Past” seeks to showcase art that acknowledges the struggle for equality by the Stonewall veterans and LGBTQ activists from the past and present, the fight for acceptance in the arts, government, sports, education, and entertainment, the AIDS epidemic, Marriage Equality, Gays in the military, and leaders and personalities such as Larry Kramer/Act Up, Harvey Milk, Audrey Lorde, Sylvia Rivera, and Virginia Woolf, and the diversity of views and voices found in the LGBTQ community. This show is part of the Official Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival Event hosted by Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and Hudson Pride Center. Get more information here.

    Through August 17th — Jersey City Muralist Show {234 York Street}

    Taking place in the Historic Arts District in Jersey City is Downtown 234 Gallery’s Jersey City Muralist Show. This group show featuring local Jersey City muralists including Catherine Hart, Lawrence Ciarallo, Clarence Rich, Mustart, Ntel, and 4Sakn. Having the streets ornate with large-scale art made for the public is a characteristic that Jersey City is well known for. With eye-catching artwork in a variety of styles, Jersey City has become a destination for many art enthusiasts. The artists exhibiting at DT 234 Gallery are just a few from the many artists who have placed their art on the streets of this neighborhood. Exhibit runs through August 17th. Get more info here.

    August 1st through September 2nd — Vincent Minervini {262 17th Street}

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    Art House Productions is celebrating LGBT Pride Festival with the work of longtime Jersey City artist, Vincent Minervini, August 1 – September 2, in the Art House Productions Gallery in Jersey City with an opening reception on Saturday, August 18, from 5:00PM-9:00PM in the gallery. Included in the exhibit will be Vincent’s surrealist, pop culture creations including larger than life paintings and sculptures in vivid colors. Known for their playful and childlike style but underlined with a macabre edge telling a darker story of false commercialism and societal patriarchy. Get more information here.

    August 18th-September 2nd — Polarity {313 3rd Street}

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    Polarity — Recent Paintings and Photographs by Jersey City artist Joe Velez is opening Saturday, August 18th, from 6:00PM-8:00PM at 313 Gallery. “Polarity” brings together the artists work from two separate mediums, painting and photography, to show how they inform each other in creation. The exhibit runs from August 18th – September 2nd. Get more information here.

    See More: A Visit to Jersey City Art School

    Through September 9th — Reflections {107 Bowers Street}

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    You can head up to the Jersey City Heights for 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace’s show “Reflections” — a group show curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis featuring artists: Anthony E. Boone, Gil Grimmett, Yuka Imata, Andrea McKenna, and Ibou Ndoye. The show focuses on how each respective piece is a reflection of that artist’s life and work. There will be an artist talk with two of the artists, Andrea McKenna and Ibou Ndoye, on Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00PM-9:00PM. The show’s closing reception is Saturday, September 9th from 6:00PM-8:00PM. Get more information here.

    Will you be checking out any art shows this month? Share with us in the comments below!

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