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    • Cultural Affairs - Spring 2020

    • HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs will continually provide art information and activities for all ages to enjoy whether you are working remotely, learning from home or just want to connect socially with people in our community. Our focus now is the same as it’s always been — ensuring you are experiencing a variety of arts-related educational programs that help unite our greater community. We will continue to provide social interactive experiences by establishing a grander arts online presence during this time while our department and the Dineen Hull Gallery remain closed to the public.

      Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and soon on LinkedIn and Twitter as we expand Live from Dineen Hull Gallery. Join us for a Daily Art Dose each day to be inspired by following all of our social media accounts. For monthly updates, sign up for our MailChimp newsletter here.

      For general information, contact: Michelle Vitale at


      Women Can Do It #2, Blond Jenny


      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

      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

      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

      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, Jim Watt


      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



      Of Trellis and Field, Roberta Melzl


      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.



      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



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      Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

      There is no charge for admission.

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