Jersey City mural by Ron English to be celebrated at free gallery exhibit

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Renowned artist Ron English, known for his unique style of mixing superheroes and comic strips with art history, is putting the finishing touches on his newest public work in Jersey City – a 60 foot mural at the intersection of Erie and 16th streets.

The artwork is the latest installment in Jersey City’s Mural Arts Program, which will be celebrated with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop during a free public POP-Up gallery on Thursday, Aug. 8 in The Enclave rental building at 675 Monmouth St.

The special cocktail event will be highlighted by banner art from English, who describes his signature mashup of high and low cultural touchstones as “POPaganda.”

Sponsored by the development team behind The Enclave, BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company, and McKinney Properties, the event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on the building’s indoor/outdoor rooftop amenity deck.

The Jersey City Mural Arts Program (JCMAP)  currently showcases nearly 140 murals citywide created by artists from 16 countries, seven U.S. states, and dozens of Jersey City’s local artists.

For more on the program read “Jersey City Mural Arts Program is a community success story.”