Catalina Aranguren, founder of Walk-Bye by Argia Photography, returns with her highly anticipated public art exhibit, “we are everywhere,” on Friday, August 13, at 9 p.m. at the Priscilla Gardner Main Library.
Designed, curated, and organized by Catalina Aranguren and sponsored by the Jersey City Free Public Library, the exhibit is a Pride exhibit featuring eight local queer artists, each displaying a piece that together form the original Pride flag design created by Gilbert Baker.
Using color to establish meaning, Baker conceived a flag that would empower his “tribe” and a “rainbow of humanity” motif to represent the community’s diversity. He assigned symbolic meaning to each of the flag’s eight colored stripes: sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony and spirit. The artists featured are Beth Achenbach; Charl Kroeger; Isabelle Duverger; K BROWN; Katie Niewodowski; Melissa Ulto; Miguel Cardenas; and Tiffany DiGiacomo.
The “we are everywhere” unveiling will be a part of the Light-Up Pride Night Ride by Bike JC and includes performances by Ariel Guidry, Lillian Bustle, and Michael Browne starting at 9:00 p.m. The library hopes to offer the exhibit for as long as one month.
“we are everywhere” is part of the Pride events organized by Jersey City Pride. For more information on the exhibit and artists, follow @Walk_Bye on Instagram.
About Jersey City Free Public Library
The Jersey City Free Public Library has served as a cornerstone of the community since its founding in 1889. With over 130 years of service excellence, the Library remains committed to meeting the demands of its growing and diverse population by keeping pace with the changing interests, trends, and needs. Today, the Jersey City Free Public Library is the largest municipal library in the State of New Jersey with 10 locations, a bookmobile, and 144 experienced and dedicated staff members.
WALK-BYE, founded in 2020 by Catalina Aranguren, is a collective outdoor art exhibition of original work, visible to the public from a distance. The installation strives to bring artists and community members together to create a sense of connectivity during the current pandemic.