Hoboken in Print: Hand-Cut Stencil Screen Prints by Ricardo Roig
July 29 – September 9, 2012
Ricardo Roig, a young artist who moved to Hoboken in 2009 after finishing college, has long been an admirer of the Impressionist painters. Hoboken became his muse, he said, in part because its architecture reminded him of the Belle Epoque street scenes and interiors featured in their paintings.
Strange Neighbors: The Art and Imagination of Puppet Heap
March 18 - April 29, 2012
Did you know that Hoboken is home to one of the stars of the puppet-making world? The cover story from the Fall 2011 issue of The Puppetry Journal features Hoboken’s own Puppet Heap, an innovative design and fabrication studio that creates and brings to life some of the world’s most beloved characters by integrating both traditional and cutting-edge techniques to share stories with modern audiences.
Ta-Da! Artworks by Beth Lucas
May 6 - July 31
For head scenic artist Beth Lucas, the Macy's Parade Studio's move from Hoboken to Moonachie last year was bittersweet. While the new facility offers better lighting and working conditions, she misses being surrounded by historic details scattered throughout the architectural landscape of Hoboken. Her keen eyes pick out such decorative features as rosettes and ornate carvings as she walks along Washington Street and Central Avenue in Jersey City Heights, where she's lived for 20 years.
Mostly Rosemary, Paintings by Laura Alexander
January 29 through March 11
Hoboken artist Laura Alexander’s Monroe Center studio is a fixture on the annual Artists Studio Tour. In addition to her paintings, her studio walls are covered with colorful and interesting pop culture artifacts, which are fun to look at, but it’s her large portraits that arrest the visitor’s gaze and stay with you after you leave.
Louise Gale: Mixed Media
As a child growing up in South London, Louise Gale was encouraged to be creative, spending hours after school and during the summer drawing, painting, and creating patterns with her beloved Spirograph. She loved making decorations for Christmas, Easter, and birthdays. Gale was accepted to art school at 16, studying drawing, photography, sculpture, and design, then spent two years in the “potteries” in Stoke on Trent, England, learning ceramic design and how to make surface patterns.
Walkabout: Photographs and Mixed-Media Works by Liz Cohen
Artists’ muses can assume unexpected forms; the artist’s challenge is to be open to the muse’s inspiration. For artist Liz Cohen, a handmade doll from her childhood has emerged as a significant influence in her art. As a little girl, she had wanted one toy more than any other: a shiny new Betsy Wetsy doll. Once she had one of these dream toys of her own, however, she found herself coveting her older sister’s simple, homemade cloth doll, named Hazel.
Unfolding Landscapes: Books and Boxes by Barbara Mauriello
An artist with a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in painting, Barbara Mauriello hadn’t given much thought to how the books she loved to read were constructed until she took a class in bookbinding. She had done 10 small paintings and wanted to put them together in a book.
Deconstructing Hoboken: Photomontages by Sterne Slaven
January 30, 2011
Artist/photographer Sterne Slaven has an eye for the industrial soul of Hoboken. When he moved here in 1983, after graduating art school, he found himself drawn again and again to the old factory buildings in his uptown neighborhood.
A Passion for the River: Paintings and Pastels by Bill Curran
A born artist, Bill Curran was fascinated with the interplay between shapes, colors, and light on the Hudson River from the moment he laid eyes on it from a stunning new vantage point, the Stevens Institute of Technology campus overlook.
Poster Art by Robert Burczy
If you travel Hoboken by foot, you no doubt have seen those eyecatching posters on telephone poles and empty storefronts around town promoting local artist Robert Burczy.
A View for All Seasons: Paintings by Bill Curran
November 13, 2005
“Down all the side streets, people have wonderful hidden gardens,” artist Bill Curran told a reporter from The Hudson Dispatch in 1986.
Fernandez Shipyard Photos
Acclaimed photographer Benedict J. Fernandez went to work at Hoboken’s Bethlehem Steel Shipyard right after high school. His father, who had gone to work at the yard in 1936 and stayed until it closed, got him the job.
The Town: Paintings by Antonio DeJesus
A native of the Dominican Republic, painter Antonio DeJesus moved to Hoboken only three years ago. When he first arrived, DeJesus took long walks around town and developed an appreciation of Hoboken’s architecture.