• Cultural Affairs Fall 2018 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.


    September

    4

    Teacher As Artist: Heidi Curko

    Celebrating the Creativity of Educators in Hudson County
    September 4 - October 16

    The Department of Cultural Affairs supports local artists through a variety of solo exhibitions throughout the College campus. For the Fall semester, we will be featuring the work of Heidi Curko and Jill Schifter.
    Curko is agestural abstractionist whose work is energized by what she calls her inner landscape. Her work will be on view at both campus libraries from September 4 through October 16. For more information visit our
    exhibition page.

    Gabert Library
    71 Sip Ave., Jersey City

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

     

    10

     WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields


    Hudson County Community College commemorates the Great War in our Fall 2018 exhibition. WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields opens on September 10 and will be on display until November 16. The exhibition will highlight war themes as well as examine its global and cultural effects on Hudson life.

    Supplementary programs include public lectures in partnership with the New York Military Affairs Symposium. Special installations will include a commemorative poppy memorial to Hudson County veterans, select WWI movie screenings including Farewell to Arms, and items on loan from The National WWI Museum and Memorial including a U.S. service coat with an insignia from the New York 77th Division.

    The opening reception will take place on September 11. For more information visit our exhibition page.

    Dineen Hull Gallery

    11 

    WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields: Opening Reception & Lecture

    The exhibition opening will feature a guest lecture by Andrea Siotto on “The Experience of Trench Warfare on the Western Front.” Lecture begins at 4:30 pm. Click Here to Register

    Siotto is an Italian doctorate candidate in the History Department at Temple University. He is interested in the development of technology and tactics used before and during the First World War. He holds a master’s degree in history from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome, Italy. For more information visit our exhibition page.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    4 pm – 7 pm

    12 

    HCCC STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Hudson Haitian Student Alliance presents Kompa Music and Dance

    In a collaborative effort with Haitian leaders in Hudson County, Michael Duverne, President of the Hudson Haitian Student Alliance and club advisor Guerly Jean Baptiste share the history, culture, and national music of Haiti known as Kompa. Release the stresses from the semester with movement and exercise in the form of Kompa 101 Dance classes every second Wednesday night each month during the Fall Semester. This program is free and open to the public. HHSA membership is not required to attend. If you are interested in joining HHSA, contact 973-413-0989 for details. HHSA meets the second Wednesday of the month, the next event is October 10.

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    6 pm – 8 pm

    18 

    HCCC SPOTLIGHT: Black N' Blue Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    HCCC Adjunct Professor and Filmmaker Brandon Todd Johnston along with a panel of esteemed guests will discuss his celebrated Cannes Film Festival short Black N’ Blue. Johnston, (aka B. Todd) was born in Atlanta, Georgia and is the writer and Executive Producer of Black N’ Blue. His acting credits include Army Wives, CBGB, The Cure, and Single Ladies. Johnston currently lives in Union City, N.J. where he filmed Black N' Blue. The Department of Cultural Affairs takes great pride in showcasing faculty and community members of high achievement with panel discussions, lectures and community programs. Screening begins at 7 pm followed by a community discussion moderated by Johnston. This film includes strong language and some violence. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Click Here to Register

    Black N' Blue Synopsis:
    Marine Eric Brown comes home from another tour in Afghanistan to find that his younger friend, Rahmel, was profiled and killed by a local cop, Officer Kowalski. After leaving a friend’s house in the neighborhood, Eric finds Kowalski giving a routine traffic ticket and decides to have a conversation to clear the air. The film is directed by Julius B. Kelly. For more info visit the Black N' Blue facebook page.

    North Hudson Campus
    4800 Kennedy Blvd., Union City
    Multipurpose Room, 2nd Fl.
    7 pm

    25 

    WWI Beyond Flanders Fields: Lecture

    Kevin C. Fitzpatrick will give a special lecture as part of our WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition. Fitzpatrick is the author of seven books tied to New York City history. His most recent is World War One New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War. He is the program director for the WWI Centennial Committee for New York City. www.fitzpatrickauthor.com

    Click Here to Register

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    4 pm – 6 pm

    28 

    World War I Movie Screenings: A Farewell to Arms

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    A Farewell to Arms (1932)
    A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    29 

    Thinking In Full Color: Open Call

    Deadline: September 29

    Thinking In Full Color (TIFC) is seeking woman-identified students and alumni of color to be part of their writing residency this fall at HCCC. Selected students will work with director Summer Dawn Reyes to create a theatrical monologue, essay or poem that explores a critical component of their identity. The student writer's story will then be performed by a professional actress from TIFC as part of a dynamic showcase on Nov. 29.

    To submit, share a written piece (poetry or prose) under 600 words about a time you felt your identity was challenged. How did that moment impact your sense of self and your life? How did you choose to react? Is this a common experience, and if so, what does that mean for others who share your identity? Send pieces to ThinkingInFullColor@gmail.com with the subject line "HCCC Writing Residency Submission." No PDFs, please. Submissions are due September 29.

     

    October

    World War I Movie Screenings: Westfront

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    Westfront (1918)
    A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily terror fills their lives as the attacks on and from the French army ebb and flow. One of the men, Karl, goes home on leave only to discover the degradation forced on his family by wartime poverty. He returns to the lines in time to face an enormous attack by French tanks.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    World War I Movie Screenings: Wooden Crosses

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    Wooden Crosses (1932)
    The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying, endless trench war in Champagne, where more and more wooden crosses have to be erected for this cannon fodder.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    World War I Movie Screenings: A Farewell to Arms

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    A Farewell to Arms (1932)
    A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    Twilight Tuesdays: WWI Poetry & Prose

    In partnership with Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, HCCC faculty and distinguished community members will read poetry and prose highlighting WWI at the Apple Tree House for National Book Month.
    This event is part of our “Twilight Tuesdays” series which includes artist receptions, faculty mixers, author readings, workshops and more! Reservations are strongly encouraged. Click Here to Register

    Apple Tree House
    298 Academy St.
    Jersey City
    7 pm – 9 pm

    10 

    Hudson Haitian Student Alliance presents Kompa Music and Dance

    Release the stresses from the semester with movement and exercise in the form of Kompa 101 Dance classes the second Wednesday each month during the Fall Semester. This program is free and open to the public. HHSA membership is not required to attend. If you are interested in joining HHSA, contact 973-413-0989 for details. Next event is November 14.

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    6 pm – 8 pm

    12 

    World War I Movie Screenings: Paths of Glory

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    Paths of Glory (1957)
    The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    15 

    World War I Movie Screenings: Wooden Crosses

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    Wooden Crosses (1932)
    The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying, endless trench war in Champagne, where more and more wooden crosses have to be erected for this cannon fodder.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    19 

    World War I Movie Screenings: Westfront

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    Westfront (1918)
    A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily terror fills their lives as the attacks on and from the French army ebb and flow. One of the men, Karl, goes home on leave only to discover the degradation forced on his family by wartime poverty. He returns to the lines in time to face an enormous attack by French tanks.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    22 

    World War I Movie Screenings: Paths of Glory

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    Paths of Glory (1957)
    The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    23 

    Art of Yoga

    Mindful Play Yoga and author Susan Verde collaborate with DOCA and the Jersey City Free Library to present this special family-oriented program.

    Verde will read from her new children’s book, I Am Human. A hopeful meditation on all the great (and challenging) parts of being human. At its heart, this picture book is a celebration of empathy and compassion that lifts up the flawed fullness of humanity and encourages children to see themselves as part of one big imperfect family—millions strong. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. www.susanverde.com
    After the reading, Jamie Wilson Murray will teach a yoga/relaxation session. Mindful Play Yoga brings out the kid in all of us. Working with children, adults & caregivers through mindfulness, play & yoga to see the best in everyone. www.facebook.com/mindfulplayyoga

    Click Here to Register

    Jersey City Library
    Five Corners Branch
    678 Newark Ave., Jersey City
    4 pm – 5 pm

    26

    Art Café

    The Department of Cultural Affairs invites students, faculty and community members to come enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, Manhattan views on the roof terrace and to tour our current exhibit WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields.

    Click Here to Register

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    8:30 am – 9:30 am

    World War I Movie Screenings: A Farewell to Arms

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    A Farewell to Arms (1932)
    A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

    29

    World War I Movie Screenings: Wooden Crosses

    In conjunction with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition the Department of Cultural Affairs will screen WWI classic movies on Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. Movies will rotate daily from September 10 through November 16 in the Dineen Hull Gallery.

    Wooden Crosses (1932)
    The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying, endless trench war in Champagne, where more and more wooden crosses have to be erected for this cannon fodder.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    11 am

     

    November

    7

    Teacher as Artist: Jill Schifter

    Through a variety of media including drawing and collage, Jill Schifter explores questions of self-image, gender constructs, cultural trauma, and environmental destruction.

    Schifter’s work will be on view at both campus libraries from November 7 through January 15, 2019. For more information visit our exhibition page.

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

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

    13 

    Collectors Club: Novado Gallery

    The HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs Collectors Club at Dineen Hull Gallery gathers at a variety of cultural venues and events. The next Collectors Club tour will take place on Tuesday, November 13 at Novado Gallery. Located in Jersey City's Powerhouse Arts District across from lower Manhattan, Novado Gallery features rotating contemporary art exhibitions, an ongoing inventory of available works and a dedicated gallery wing featuring furniture design and functional and "non-functional" ceramics. Novado Gallery is owned and operated by Anne Novado and Steve Pearlman.

    Sign up today! Click Here to Register

    Novado Gallery
    110 Morgan Street, Jersey City
    www.novadogallery.com
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    14 

    Hudson Haitian Student Alliance presents Kompa Music and Dance

    Release the stresses from the semester with movement and exercise in the form of Kompa 101 Dance classes the second Wednesday each month during the Fall Semester. This program is free and open to the public. HHSA membership is not required to attend. If you are interested in joining HHSA, contact 973-413-0989 for details. This is the last meeting for the Fall Semester.

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    6 pm – 8 pm

    15 

    WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields: Closing Reception & Lecture

    The HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs launched its fall season with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The exhibition’s Closing Reception will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 4 to 7 pm. In partnership with The New York Military Affairs Symposium, Captain Devon Collins, a professor at West Point, will give a lecture on POW Veterans in WWI. Collins was born in Westfield, Massachusetts and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008. She has served in multiple logistics positions in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and 82nd Airborne Division. In 2017 she earned a master’s degree in Military History from Ohio State University. Collins currently serves as an Instructor in the Department of History at West Point and is working on completion of her dissertation, Prisoners of War: Conceptions, Organizations and Lessons Learned in the British Government, 1914-1922. Lecture will begin at 4:30 pm. Lite refreshments will be served. For more information visit our exhibition page.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    4 pm – 7 pm

    29 

    Thinking In Full Color: Theatrical Writing Residency Performance

    Thinking In Full Color is hosting its first ever Theatrical Writing Residency in partnership with the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs, right here at Hudson County Community College. Over the course of five weeks, director Summer Dawn Reyes has been working with two HCCC students and one staff member–Victoria Ragbeer, Koral Booth and Hope Guirantes. The three women have been learning how to adapt their writing for the stage, with special attention to communication, emotion and social impact. They have also been working with professional actresses to develop each piece for your enjoyment. See Shari Gill, Samille Ganges and Kymbali Craig bring these powerful explorations of innocence, motherhood, grief, self-actualization and identity to life. Reyes will also perform a piece by her teen sister Alina Hortillosa, Walls, which confronts the xenophobia many biracial individuals face–as well as the current political climate.

    ABOUT THINKING IN FULL COLOR

    Thinking In Full Color is an organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. They are best known for In Full Color, a theatrical show that features work by women of color writers all around the country. They also perform at colleges and community centers along the East Coast. Lastly, they create opportunities for women of color in multiple disciplines including theater, literature, education, visual art, music and dance. Some of their current projects include a comedy series, That One Night (Nov. 28 at P.S. Wine Bar) and a coloring book for little girls of color. For more information, visit www.thinkinginfullcolor.com.

    Click Here to Register

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    6 pm – 8 pm

    30 

    HCCC Fall Student Art Exhibition

    November 30 – December 14

    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. For more information visit our exhibition page.

    Dineen Hull Gallery

     

    December

    HCCC Student Art Review Reception & Alumni Gathering

    Join the art department, professors and students on December 7 from 4 to 7 pm for the fall Student Art Exhibition reception and Alumni Gathering. Lite refreshments will be served.

    Dineen Hull Gallery
    4 pm – 7 pm

    JC Fridays Artist Reception: Jill Schifter

    Join HCCC’s Department of Cultural for an artist reception featuring Jill Schifter during the next JC Fridays on December 7 from 4 to 7 pm. Schifter is an artist who teaches at The Learning Community Charter School. Her work explores questions of self- image, gender constructs, cultural trauma, and environmental destruction through a variety of media including drawing and collage. Lite refreshments served.

    Gabert Library
    71 Sip Avenue, 1st Fl., Jersey City
    4 pm – 7 pm

     

    14 

    Art Café

    The Department of Cultural Affairs invites students, faculty and community members to come enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, Manhattan views on the roof terrace, and to tour the fall
    HCCC Student Art Exhibtion.
    Click Here to Register

    Gabert Library
    71 Sip Avenue, 1st Fl., Jersey City
    4 pm – 7 pm

    HCCC Student Art Review Presentations

    The Department of Cultural Affairs invites students, faculty and community members to come enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, Manhattan views on the roof terrace, and to tour the fall
    HCCC Student Art Exhibtion.
    Click Here to Register

    Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
    8:30 am – 9:30 am

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

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  • Contact Information

    Department of Cultural Affairs

    71 Sip Avenue 6th Fl.

    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    201-360-4182


    Hours

    Fall Gallery Hours
    Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

    Closed Sunday & Holidays

    There is no charge for admission.

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