Opening Celebration: September 30, 6pm – 9pm
Join in as Nimbus hosts an outdoor kick-off party for the 31st Annual Jersey City Art and Studio Tour! Hosted outdoors, catch Nimbus Dancers in Samuel Pott’s “Patch of Turf” and Dawn Marie Bazemore’s “After Party” as well as Jersey City’s Segunda Quimbamba in performance throughout the evening.
In the gallery at the Nimbus Arts Center:
Hadali (sun) Kathi (moon) Vuniabu (water), Curated by Wyme Santos
September 30 | 6 – 9pm
October 1| 5 – 9pm
October 2 – 3 | 12pm – 6pm
Wyme Santos curates Hadali (sun) Kathi (moon) Vuniabu (water) at the Nimbus Arts Center. Works in this group exhibition trace pathways of artmaking by Jersey City artists in homage to and emerging from ancestral native, indigenous Latin, and Hispanic traditions and lineages. The show at the Nimbus Arts Center, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, complements the Música y Ritmos Latin-American Music Series which opens Sunday, September 26 with a day of concerts, workshops, and youth showcases, with featured music ensembles Segunda Quimbamba and Gabriel Alegría and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet. Featured artists: Ray Arcadio, Creator, Renes Cruz, Distort, Dillon Dunning, Geraldine Gaines, Troy Jones, Paws, Maya Sanders, Yemaya Santos, Anna Sibel, Stak Top, Tribal Visions.
Poetry at Nimbus: Open Mic Featuring Rashad Wright and RescuePoetix
October 3 | 4 – 6 pm
Nimbus along with Jersey City Poet Laureates Past and Present, Rashad Wright and RescuePoetix, invite you to participate in an Open Mic celebrating poetry in Jersey City. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-up slots will be available. Masks will be required while at the Nimbus Arts Center. More details and sign up Here: https://nacopenmic.eventbrite.com
The Jersey City Art and Studio Tour (JCAST) was developed from an event rooted in artists’ studios, retailers and other downtown spaces, including the historic 111 First Street art collective, into the City’s premier cultural event. For nearly three decades, the tour has attracted thousands of art aficionados from New York, New Jersey and beyond to tour hundreds of art and performance spaces.
JCAST was started in 1990 by Charles Kessler and Pat Donnelly of Gold Coast Magazine (a Jersey Journal weekly) and continued by Al Preciado and Margaret Schmidt, the event has garnered increased investment by the City over the years, reflecting the importance of Jersey City as a center for the arts in the state.
From 1994 to 2013, JCAST was co-sponsored by Pro Arts, the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs and corporate sponsors. Pro Arts is a non-profit organization that promotes the visual arts and the “advancement of the rights, welfare and economic well-being of professional artists.” The event is currently presented by the City of Jersey City, the Municipal Council and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs with participating partners.