Women Can Do It #2


    August 1 - September 24
    Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis & Michelle Vitale
    Dineen Hull Gallery, 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor

    August 1: Opening Reception, 4-7 pm
    September 24: Closing Reception, 4-7 pm

    A contemporary exhibition honoring the women’s equality movement and the centennial anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Pow(h)er, curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis and Michelle Vitale, features the work of 13 fierce females of New Jersey. Join us on the following special dates: August 1 for the opening reception with music provided by DOCA’s house deejay, DJ Vaselli, September 6 for JC Fridays, and September 24 for a 50-minute yoga session at noon with Jamie Wilson Murray of Mindful Play Yoga and the closing reception later that night from 4-7 pm with a performance by HCCC Professor Eldad Tarmu and his ensemble.

    Exhibition Artists:
    Ekaterina Abramova
    Caroline Burton
    Pam Cooper
    Jodie Fink
    Jan Huling
    Blond Jenny
    Zoë Sua Kay
    Donna Kessinger
    Trix Rosen
    Lucy Rovetto
    Theda Sandiford
    Leslie Sheryll
    Judy Wukitsch

    Additional programs celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Movement are planned in partnership with Jersey City Public Schools, Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, and Mindful Play Yoga.




    Celebrating the Creativity of Educators in Hudson County
    Curated by Michelle Vitale

    The Department of Cultural Affairs supports local artists through a variety of solo exhibitions throughout the College campus, our fall semester features art by Katie Niewodowski.

    People are People

    Katie Niewodowski
    August 1 - December 15
    Both Campus Libraries
    Reception: August 20, 4-7 pm, Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium

    Katie Niewodowski grew up on the west coast of Florida and has lived in Jersey City since 2006 where she makes her art and owns a personalized portrait company, Petitraits. She is a professor of Visual Arts at Hudson County Community College, Montclair State University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. Niewodowski received her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and her MFA from Montclair State University.

    Her work is a meditation on the phenomenon of life and the creative structures that perpetuate it. She explores repeating patterns in nature, the interconnectedness of all living beings, and the portal into these networks that the process of art-making provides. See more of Niewodowski’s work at www.katieniewo.com.

    Join us for mocktails and artist reception for Katie Niewodowski on the roof terrace on August 20 during Jersey City Pride Week, at the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium, 71 Sip Ave. 6th Fl., Jersey City. This is an official Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival event in commemoration of Stonewall 50 and celebration of World Pride. For information on the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival taking place on August 24, 2019, go to www.jerseycitypride.com.

    Gabert Library
    71 Sip Ave., 1st Fl.
    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    Fall Hours:
    Monday – Friday, 7:30 am-10 pm
    Saturday, 8 am-6 pm
    Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
    North Hudson Library
    4800 Kennedy Boulevard, 3rd Fl.
    Union City, NJ 07087

    Fall Hours:
    Monday – Friday, 7:30 am-9 pm
    Saturday, 8 am-6 pm
    Sunday, 10 am-6 pm

    **Both libraries will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Summer semester. Summer hours are effective through August 18, 2019.



    The Yellow Door


    October 3 – November 19
    Curated by Michelle Vitale
    Dineen Hull Gallery, 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor

    October 4: Artist Talk, 12 pm
    November 19: Closing Reception, 4-7 pm

    Relatable features emerging and established artists who live or work in New Jersey. The exhibition highlights the age-old question, “Does art imitate life or does life imitate art?”

    Exhibition Artists:
    Beth Achenbach
    Pat Lay
    Michael Lee
    Ibou Ndoye
    Taezoo Park
    Jon Rappleye
    Freddy Samboy
    Jim Watt

    Relatable also debuts an installation featuring Wenning Boards, a New Jersey and Oaxaca, Mexico based partnership. The skateboards on display are inspired by renowned Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. Learn more about Wenning Boards at www.wenningboards.com.



    Of Trellis and Field


    September 16 - December 15
    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium

    DOCA presents Solo a new exhibition series celebrating projects by mid-career artists on display in the atrium of Dineen Hull Gallery. We are excited to feature Roberta Melzl as our first artist. Melzl is an artist living in Maplewood, NJ. She earned her MFA at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and her BS in Anthropology and Studio Art at New York University. Melzl’s work is created from an accumulation of sources. It is characterized by the incorporation of various systems of visual representation—embracing elements of technology, architecture, nature, design, and media. www.robertamelzl.com



    Ballerina Photo from 2019 Spring Student Art Exhibit

    HCCC Fall Student Art Exhibition

    December 2 - December 13
    Curated by Laurie Riccadonna and Jeremiah Teipen

    The HCCC Art Department offers a wide variety of classes in computer and fine arts taught by professional artists living in the New York metropolitan area. HCCC celebrates the artistic talents of our community with a bi-annual student exhibition in the Dineen Hull Gallery. Join the art department, students, professors, and staff on December 6 for the fall Student Art Exhibition opening reception on JC Fridays. Featuring Bayan Ahmed, Siddhan Baskaran-Raja, Kayla Brown, Daniela Castro, Marjorie Contreras, Sonia Contreras, Evelyn Cortes-Rivera, David Deodutt, Fransheska Del Valle, Christopher Domenech, Yoshira Domenech, Thaitiana Dozier, Angelika Figueroa, Maria Gomez, Emmanuel Leon-Rosales, Jennifer Mendez, Lindy Pagan, Shaneefa Parker, Daniel Peguero, Christian Roman, Yanasiah Simmons, Sharlene Soto, Lytasia White. Music by DJ Vaselli. Music provided by DOCAS’s house deejay, DJ Vaselli. Light refreshments will be served.

    On December 13 senior art students will present their portfolios during the fall Student Art Exhibition closing. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Contact Information

    Department of Cultural Affairs

    71 Sip Avenue 6th Fl.

    Jersey City, NJ 07306



    Summer Gallery Hours
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    Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

    There is no charge for admission.

    Photo I.D. must be shown when entering the HCCC campus.

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