• Cultural Affairs Spring 2019 Calendar

    All programs are hosted at the Dineen Hull Gallery, 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor, unless otherwise noted. All events are FREE and open to the public.



    Notes and Tones: Jazz Influences on the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

    January 29 – March 1
    Curated by Essye Klempner

    The HCCC Department of Cultural presents Notes and Tones a themed compilation of prints created by nationally recognized artists, who have worked over the years with the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Manhattan. Notes and Tones is in partnership with the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Today, this community printshop is dedicated to continuing the legacy of its founder and Master Printer Robert Blackburn. Blackburn, a jazz aficionado, held similar ideologies to the local Jazz communities of the late 1960’s. This indie spirit glistens through the jazz-inspired works that will be on view. The exhibition will also include a closer look at community partner WBGO, a celebrated national radio station based out of Newark, NJ. WBGO is renowned for presenting jazz of the highest quality. For more information, visit our exhibition page.



    Teacher as Artist: Jesse Wright

    January 30 – March 30
    Curated by Michelle Vitale
    Both Campus Libraries

    The Department of Cultural Affairs supports local artists through a variety of solo exhibitions throughout the College campus. For the spring semester, we will be featuring the work of Jesse Wright and Miguel Cardenas.

    Wright is a multidisciplinary artist whose blended visual styles reference his blended Jamaican American heritage. The portraits in this exhibition were inspired by his experiences in mission and humanitarian projects done internationally and in the U.S. at displacement camps and in underserved and disenfranchised communities. His art will be on view at both campus libraries from January 30 through March 30. Meet Wright during an artist reception on March 1 from 4-7 pm at the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium. Lite refreshments will be served. For more information, visit our exhibition page

    Gabert Library
    71 Sip Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306

    North Hudson Library
    4800 Kennedy Boulevard, 3rd Fl., Union City, NJ 07087





    JC Writers Residency: Perfect Prompts

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    Notes and Tones: Opening Reception

    The Notes and Tones exhibition opening will coincide with our annual Georgia Brooks Celebration and features a live hot jazz performance, which will be recorded by WBGO and broadcast on air, Jersey City masking tape artist Kayt Hester will also create a live mural installation. Lite refreshments will be served. For more information, visit our exhibition page.


    Hook the Book

    Attend the “HCCC Hook the Book” workshop hosted by the Educational Arts Team and DOCA and receive a FREE copy of Station Eleven, a 2014 science fiction novel by Emily St. John Mandel. In conjunction with Jersey City’s citywide participation in this year’s NEA Big Read the workshop will introduce the novel, discuss the characters, setting, plot, and inspire participants to read the book. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

    Station Eleven
    Emily St. John Mandel

    An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

    One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.

    Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it. www.emilymandel.com

    Through the arts, the Educational Arts Team helps children increase their self-worth, discover their individuality, gain pride in their heritage and community, heighten their academic achievement, and create a vision of a larger world where they can achieve their goals. www.educationalartsteam.com

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    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    12-1:30 pm



    JC Writers Residency: Writing Tip & Tricks

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    2-4 pm



    Back to Black

    February 11 – June 30
    Curated by Professor Dorothy Anderson
    Back to Black, highlights the 1919 World War I self-published poetry book War Poems by sisters Ada and Ethel Peters. The installation, curated by HCCC History Professor Dorothy Anderson, will be on display in the Dineen Hull Atrium throughout the semester. In conjunction with the exhibition, Jersey City artist Kayt Hester will create large-scale portraits of the Peters sisters out of tape during the opening reception of Notes and Tones on February 5 from 4 to 7 pm. For more information, visit our exhibition page.
    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium



    HCCC Winter Spotlight: Ice Sculpture Made with Love

    Ice Sculptor, HCCC Professor, and acclaimed Chef Kevin O’Malley and students will demonstrate ice sculpting techniques on the Dineen Hull Gallery roof terrace. Hot chocolate will be served.

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    5:30-7:30 pm


    JC Writers Residency: Publishing Panel

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    2-4 pm



  • For information or questions about the Department of Cultural Affairs programs and events, contact us at gallery@hccc.edu.

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    Department of Cultural Affairs

    71 Sip Avenue 6th Fl.

    Jersey City, NJ 07306



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    Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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