Access JC Fridays on June 3 Celebrates Artists with Disabilities

Visitors are encouraged to travel place to place to discover artwork, and to support artists and local businesses

Access JC Fridays is on June 3, 2022

Art House Productions has announced Access JC Fridays on Friday, June 3. Jersey City’s quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings, including visual art exhibitions, live music, arts classes and studio tours from 20+ artists, businesses, and organizations.

JC Fridays is a seasonal multi-arts festival featuring art events that take place in restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces in almost every neighborhood in Jersey City. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City is abound with visual and performing artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talents; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works.

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Visitors are encouraged to travel place to place to discover artwork, and to support artists and local businesses. The full event descriptions and event map are available on www.jcfridays.com.

Access JC Fridays aims to be inclusive and encourages participants to present work from artists with disabilities and/or work that celebrates disability in its many forms. 55% of the presenters are showcasing work from artists with disabilities or work that centers the disability experience. 90% of events will be held in wheelchair-accessible venues, and most venues are providing additional accessibility accommodations, including large-print labels, sensory tours, and more.

Printable event listings can be found here: https://bit.ly/3FVFUQV. An interactive map is available online (www.jcfridays.com) to help patrons easily find artists and venues and create their own schedule.

“Access JC Fridays puts inclusivity at the forefront of our quarterly festival,” says Producing Director Courtney Little.“The CDC estimates about 1 in 4 people live with a disability. It is imperative for arts organizations to not only make their programs accessible for patrons, but also for artists themselves.”

Selected JC Fridays Event Listings – June 3

Journal Square

SMUSH Gallery: Spring Market at Zero to 80
June 3, 6pm-9pm
340 Summit Ave Jersey City, NJ
Shop our Spring Market at Zero to 80! Artisan makers from Jersey City and beyond are setting up shop inside our current exhibition, Zero to 80: An Affordable Art Show.

Greenville

Project Greenville presents Revisiting the Great American Road Trip
June 3, 4pm-7pm
128 Winfield Avenue Jersey City, NJ
An experience of personal freedom, hands-on and one-on-one education about our nation’s history, politics and people. In an effort to show off the diversity of the country, and also the diversity of how it inspires, these will be added to a community collage map…which guests are welcome to add their own prints, postcards and mementos to on the day(s) of the exhibit!

Viva Greenville with Deliverance Children’s Ministry
June 3, 3pm-7pm
Ferris Triangle Park, 247 Old Bergen Road, Jersey City, NJ
Highlighting the beauty of the Greenville area of Jersey City with captions of historic architecture, events in the park, community outreach and the vitality of its residents. Viva Greenville series by Maria Lupianez, Susana Martin, Eli Ramos and some upcoming Teen Artists from neighboring schools.

The Heights

Jersey City Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party with Akiko Tsuruga Quartet at The Statuary
June 3, 6 pm-10pm
53 Congress Street, Jersey City, NJ
Akiko, Jazz Oranist, will be featured at the JCJF kick-off party with her band Jerry Weldon – tenor sax, Charlie Sigler – guitar, and Carmen Intorre Jr. – drums. The legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith describes her this way: “Akiko’s playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings in the music world. Akiko is here to stay.” This event is in partnership with RiverviewJazz.Org and the Jersey City Jazz Festival.

Historic Downtown

Pro Arts Jersey City: Resilient 2
June 3, 6pm-9pm
Art150, 150 Bay Street (enter at Provost & 1st)
By nature we are resilient beings; we are buoyant, elastic, and irrepressible. We all have scars, seen or unseen. What we do with them is what sets us apart. Artists have an outlet from which they benefit. Some artists will take you on their journeys of trials and tribulations, while others will escape entirely with no reference to their paths. All the scars and the resilience are there in many forms. Resilient 2 is a group show by visual artists who express this theme in their work.

Art House Gallery presents The New Now
June 3, 6pm-9pm
Art150, 150 Bay Street (enter at Provost & 1st)
“The New Now” is a student art exhibit showcasing the work of PLACE and STARS Program participants at Dickinson High School. The show reflects the identity, spirit, and imagination of students on the Autism Spectrum. Curated by Andrea McKenna and Miguel Cardenas.

Theda Sandiford: Chutes and Ladders
Friday, June 3, 6pm-9pm
Art 150, Studio #231, 150 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ (Enter at 1st and Provost)
I feel like I am scrambling to the top of Chutes and Ladders’, boardgame. Land on good deeds of allyship to climb ladders, but watch out for the haters, their passive aggressive chutes will send you tumbling down the ladder, to start the climb all over, again. – Theda Sandiford

175 2nd St presents The Art Project
June 3, 6pm-8pm
175 2nd St., Jersey City, NJ
See a presentation of works from adults with developmental disabilities from the Rainbow Thursdays artists program.

“Oceans and Deserts” Oil Paintings by Peter Delman
June 3, 4pm-9pm
263 Fifth Street, Jersey City, NJ
An exhibition of recent paintings by Peter Delman entitled “Oceans and Deserts”. The work is displayed in several rooms of a restored Harsimus Cove row house.

Dvora Art House presents The Art Project
June 3, 6pm-8pm
DVORA Art House, 148 1st St. Jersey City, NJ
Take a tour of 12 floors of solo-artist lobbies! See solo-artist lobby exhibits with works by Joan Mellon, Laura Lou Levy, Cheryl Hochberg, Alberte Bernier, Robin Feld, Anonda Bell, Orna Adoram, Dana Scott and more.

“fresh air” A Group Show with Elevator JC
June 3, 6pm-8pm
Hamilton Square Condominiums, 232 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
A Group Show Introducing the Studios + Artists at Elevator JC.

Coming into Focus Featuring Ben Fine and Deb Sinha
June 3, 6pm-8pm
SILVERMAN Majestic Theatre Condominium Association, 222 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307
Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis

The Oakman presents The Art Project
June 3, 6pm-8pm
160 1st St. Jersey City, NJ
Take a tour of 14 floors of solo-artist lobbies with works by artists Bill Leech, Daryl-Ann Saunders, David W. Cummings, Guillermo Bublik, Josef Zutelgte, Linda Byrne, Mindy Gluck, Nupur Nishith, William Stamos, Vikki Michalios, and Karen Starrett.

Team Wilderness presents The Photography Collection
June 3, 5pm-7pm
201 Montgomery St, 2nd Floor, Jersey City, NJ
We will be celebrating the artwork of Team Wilderness’s Wilderness Photography Club. The Club helps teens embrace their creative side by learning how to use professional photography equipment.

Guaicora Gallery & Gia Gelato & Cafe presents Paint N Sip Night & ‘You Goddess’ Art Show
June 3, 6pm-8pm
281 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ
For a new and exciting experience, why not come on over to Gia Gelato & Cafe and share in a fun-filled Paint & Sip night while visiting our latest exhibition “You, Goddess” at Gia Gelato & Cafe.

Artist & Maker Market + Groove On Grove
June 3, 3pm-10pm
Grove St PATH Plaza, 325 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City Pop Up Event with Artist and makers local and beyond.

Additional events are added to the lineup daily. To list an event on the JC Fridays website, please visit www.jcfridays.com/sign-up by May 28.

Art House Productions is committed to accessibility and inclusivity in all the public programming presented by our organization. A list of wheelchair accessible events can be found here: www.jcfridays.com/blog/categories/wheelchair-accessible

For questions about venue COVID-19 safety protocols, please contact the hosts directly. Art House encourages all patrons to follow all CDC Guidance and adhere to each event’s requirements.

Art House Productions is generously supported by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, SILVERMAN, The Princeton Area Community Foundation, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, The Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Alliance of Resident Theatres / New York.

Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theater, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions, and adult and youth art classes. For more information about Art House programs, please visit their website at www.arthouseproductions.org. Follow on social media @arthouseproductions @arthouseprods To sign up for Art House’s mailing list, please click here: http://eepurl.com/hd1FCj.