Teacher/Artist Exhibition at Hudson County Community College Brings Insight into Contemporary Art

Posted: 3/14/2018 5:25:00 PM
Contact: Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

March 14, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – The community is invited to view local artist Antonio Nogueira’s grand scale, single-stroke murals of bold, swirling lines in a special exhibition at Hudson County Community College (HCCC) entitled, “Teacher as Artist.” The works may be viewed from Thursday, March 15 through Monday, April 30.

 

The exhibition, which was curated by HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs Director Michelle Vitale, is being held in the HCCC Libraries on both Campuses: Journal Square – 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City; and North Hudson – 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City. There is no charge for admission.

 

Mr. Nogueira’s works blend vibrant colors and human forms, and his abstract creations often contrast sharp geometric shapes with dramatic movements. A husband, father, professional pushrim wheelchair racer, and Jersey City art teacher, the Portuguese-American artist works with large canvases because he enjoys the physical challenge of painting in a grand scale. Mr. Nogueira’s movement around a canvas with single strokes results in long, contour lines and curves that are consistent elements in his paintings. (Examples of his work may be viewed online at www.artonio.com.)

 

A “Meet the Artist” reception with Mr. Nogueira will be held on Friday, April 6 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the HCCC North Hudson Campus Library. Light refreshments will be served.

 

The HCCC Journal Square Campus Library is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to
10 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The HCCC North Hudson Campus Library is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to
9 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

More information may be obtained online at www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs, by contacting HCCC Cultural Affairs Director Michelle Vitale at mvitale@hccc.edu, or by phoning 201-360-4176.