The Arts at HCCC

WELCOME! Each semester HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs offers free, educational opportunities for community members, students, faculty, and administration to engage in art exhibitions, lectures, and events which strengthen our learning neighborhood and collective identity.

We hope to see you on the 6th Floor of the Gabert Library.

Sincerely,

Michelle Vitale
Director of Cultural Affairs

 
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MISSION

The mission of the Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs is to provide supplementary programs to stimulate awareness of the arts and foster creativity.

We strive to complement the efforts of HCCC with cultural events, community programs, and educational initiatives. Our goal is to transcend the understanding of visual and performing arts by closing the distance between the experience of art and everyday life in the community we serve.

 

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HISTORY

In 2015, the College’s President, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, established a Cultural Affairs Task Force comprising involved members of the community, as well as HCCC Trustees, Foundation Board Directors, educators and scholars.

The result is a full calendar of arts programs and events each semester, free of cost, and are held on the College’s Journal Square and North Hudson campuses. Please see below or CLICK HERE to view this season's offerings.

 

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BENJAMIN J. DINEEN, III AND DENNIS C. HULL GALLERY

At its October 2013 meeting, the Hudson County Community College Board of Trustees affirmed resolutions to accept a historic gift of more than 400 works of art from the personal collection of Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull.

The Board also voted to name the gallery space in the College’s Gabert Library Building in honor of the couple.

Cultural Affairs Spring 2021

HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs offers FREE virtual programs throughout the Spring 2021 semester. Find Dineen Hull Gallery on Facebook for post-event viewing, class information, and more. https://www.facebook.com/dineenhullartgalleryhccc For more information, email: gallery@hccc.edu .

 

May 5 - Wellness Wednesdays with Mindful Play Yoga
https://www.facebook.com/mindfulplayyoga/
Facebook Live at 10am
Peace Begins with Me.


 

May 7 - Young Masters Art Classes with Kristin DeAngelis
https://www.facebook.com/youngmastersartclass
Facebook Live Only on Fridays at 10am
Rashid Wright: Poetry as Inspiration


 

May 8 - Saturday Drawing Series with Katie Niewodowski
Zoom and Facebook at 2:30 pm
For more information, email: gallery@hccc.edu.

Join artist Katie Niewodowski for 45-minute drawing sessions throughout the spring semester starting Saturday, February 20th at 2:30 pm. This workshop series is designed for beginners but will inspire drawing love for all levels. Niewodowski is a Jersey City based artist well-versed in creating and inspiring a love for drawing. She currently teaches drawing at HCCC and Montclair State University. To learn more visit: www.katieniewo.com

 

April 14 - Wellness Wednesdays with Mindful Play Yoga
https://www.facebook.com/mindfulplayyoga/
Facebook Live at 10am
“Kindness Begins with Me”, Inspired by “Kindness” by poet Naomi Shihab Nye.


 

April 14 - In Full Color with Summer Dawn | Step Up to the Mic
https://www.facebook.com/infullcolorus/
Facebook Live and Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
At least one budding poet activist from the HCCC and Jersey City community will work with director Summer Dawn to edit, craft and refine their activist poetry live! Then, we'll celebrate National Poetry Month with works by other great local poets.


 

April 16 - Young Masters Art Classes with Kristin DeAngelis
https://www.facebook.com/youngmastersartclass
Facebook Live Only on Fridays at 10am
Laurie Riccodonna: Earth Day Celebration


 

April 17 - Saturday Drawing Series with Katie Niewodowski
Zoom and Facebook at 2:30 pm
For more information, email: gallery@hccc.edu.

Join artist Katie Niewodowski for 45-minute drawing sessions throughout the spring semester starting Saturday, February 20th at 2:30 pm. This workshop series is designed for beginners but will inspire drawing love for all levels. Niewodowski is a Jersey City based artist well-versed in creating and inspiring a love for drawing. She currently teaches drawing at HCCC and Montclair State University. To learn more visit: www.katieniewo.com


 

April 28 - In Full Color with Summer Dawn | Jersey City...In Full Color
https://www.facebook.com/infullcolorus/
Facebook Live and Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Three writers from Jersey City share original works including activist poetry and monologues.

March 10 - Wellness Wednesdays with Mindful Play Yoga
https://www.facebook.com/mindfulplayyoga/
Facebook Live at 10am
“I Am Strong” Womens history. True strength is equal amounts of strength and flexibility.


 

March 10 - In Full Color with Summer Dawn | Poetry as Activism
https://www.facebook.com/infullcolorus/
Facebook Live and Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Learn the 5 principles of writing activist poetry and then practice writing your own activist poems with help from some rapid-fire prompts. Viewers will be invited to submit their activist poems for possible workshopping and performance on April 28.


 

March 12 - Young Masters Art Classes with Kristin DeAngelis
https://www.facebook.com/youngmastersartclass
Facebook Live Only on Fridays at 10am
Laurie Riccodonna: Eternal Bloom


 

March 13 - Saturday Drawing Series with Katie Niewodowski
Zoom and Facebook at 2:30 pm
For more information, email: gallery@hccc.edu.

Join artist Katie Niewodowski for 45-minute drawing sessions throughout the spring semester starting Saturday, February 20th at 2:30 pm. This workshop series is designed for beginners but will inspire drawing love for all levels. Niewodowski is a Jersey City based artist well-versed in creating and inspiring a love for drawing. She currently teaches drawing at HCCC and Montclair State University. To learn more visit: www.katieniewo.com


 

March 17 - Tune In Piano Series
Curated by Angelica Sanchez
Zoom at 6:30pm
For more information, email: gallery@hccc.edu.

Maya Karen (she/her) is a pianist, vocalist, and composer hailing from Philadelphia, PA. She aims to make art that is compassionate and riotous, that smashes expectation and invents new ways of being together. Maya is currently studying Music and African American Studies at Princeton University, where she has been mentored by Kris Davis, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Angelica Sanchez.

Maya Karen is inspired by the universe-shifting generated by Black queer feminist thought. She feels creatively nourished by the work of radical artists and thinkers like Audre Lorde, Geri Allen, Saidiya Hartman, Angela Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Nicole Mitchell. Maya hopes to create social and musical systems that give voice to BIPOC/queer women and folks of marginalized genders and the imaginative beauty they possess. In this intention, she feels energized by her time spent collaborating with the inaugural cohort of Mutual Mentorship for Musicians, a working group of artists of underrepresented gender identities created by Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa. She has performed at venues like National Sawdust, Roulette Intermedium, and Smalls Jazz Club and has played in the Vermont Jazz Center Solo Jazz Piano Festival and the Philadelphia Jazz and Soul Festival with Marshall Alle.


 

March 31 - In Full Color with Summer Dawn | How to Destroy the Patriarchy (the book!)
https://www.facebook.com/infullcolorus/
Facebook Live and Zoom on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
In Full Color shares poetry, art and fun, introspective prompts from their "how to destroy the patriarchy in seven days" wellness journal. This book shows how diverse artists' talents can be married with meaningful activist actions to manifest change.

 

February 17 - Wellness Wednesdays with Mindful Play Yoga
https://www.facebook.com/mindfulplayyoga/
Facebook Live at 10am
“Let It Grow” mantra inspired by Laurie Riccadonna exhibition.


 

February 17 - Tune In Piano Series
Curated by Angelica Sanchez
Zoom at 6:30pm
For more information, email: gallery@hccc.edu.

Jacob Sacks - Universally esteemed as an educator, Jacob has synthesized his experiences as a creative performing musician and artist with his experiences as a student of Sophia Rosoff, Garry Dial, and Mark Kieswetter. His approach to balancing and blending the teaching of musicianship with the development of individual creativity has been acclaimed worldwide.

Jacob has led masterclasses both domestically and internationally at institutions such as Manhattan School Of Music, University of Michigan, University of Toronto, Humber College, Porto Conservatory, Birmingham Convervatoire, and AMR Geneva. In addition to leading masterclasses, Jacob teaches for the New School, and teaches lessons, classes, and ensembles in his private practice in Brooklyn.


 

February 19 - Young Masters Art Classes with Kristin DeAngelis
https://www.facebook.com/youngmastersartclass
Facebook Live Only on Fridays at 10am
A Closer Look: Monira Foundation presents Azikiwe Mohammed.


 

February 20 - Saturday Drawing Series with Katie Niewodowski
Zoom and Facebook at 2:30 pm
For more information, email: gallery@hccc.edu.

Join artist Katie Niewodowski for 45-minute drawing sessions throughout the spring semester starting Saturday, February 20th at 2:30 pm. This workshop series is designed for beginners but will inspire drawing love for all levels. Niewodowski is a Jersey City based artist well-versed in creating and inspiring a love for drawing. She currently teaches drawing at HCCC and Montclair State University. To learn more visit: www.katieniewo.com

PAST EXHIBITONS AND PROGRAMS

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Contact Information

Department of Cultural Affairs and Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
Gabert Library
71 Sip Ave – 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201-360-4176
gallery@hccc.edu

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Friday
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)

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