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  • Cultural Affairs Spring Calendar

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

     

    JANUARY

    15 
    Teacher As Artist: David Nicolato 

    Teacher as Artist celebrates the creativity of educators in Hudson County. David Nicolato’s work will be on view at both campus libraries from January 15 through February 28. Meet the artist on February 2 at the North Hudson Library.

    Nicolato is a visual arts instructor at The OLC School. He has been making and exhibiting art for over 25 years. His work ranges from drawings and paintings that explore the oddness and beauty of various animal forms to “mini-murals” that focus on fantastic creatures in a classical style of figural representation. For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    HCCC Main Library
    71 Sip Ave., Jersey City

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

    25 Out on Broadway: A Visual Legacy

    Out on Broadway: A Visual Legacy opens our gallery space for the 2018 spring semester on January 25 and will be on display until March 2. Join us as we celebrate the visual legacy of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender experience on Broadway. The exhibit is curated by James Crochet and features award-winning costume designers such as Gregg Barnes, Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long, Bob Mackie, David Murin, Arianne Phillips, and David Zinn to iconic LGBT characters in shows like Cabaret, The Boy from Oz, Follies, Grey Gardens, Hairspray, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots, La Cage aux Follies, Mame, The Producers, Rent, and Side Show. Please save the date and join us on March 2, when DOCA honors the life of Georgia Brooks, hosts a curtain call for the Out on Broadway exhibition with a Masquerade Party, and screens an all-star lineup of indie films by female filmmakers! For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery

    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 Out on Broadway: A Visual Legacy
    Click Here to Register

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    8:30 am – 9:30 am

    FEBRUARY

    1
    Dorothy Anderson: I Get to Tell the Story

    In commemoration of Black History Month, HCCC History Professor Dorothy Anderson maps a family’s ancestry and diaspora affected by historic events. The installation will be on view from for the month of February in the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery

    2
    Meet the Artist: David Nicolato

    Meet David Nicolato and listen to him discuss his work on February 2 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the North Hudson Library. Light refreshments will be served.

    Nicolato’s work will be on view at both campus libraries through February 28. For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    North Hudson Campus Library
    4800 Kennedy Boulevard, 3rd Fl., Union City
    3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    13
    Twilight Tuesdays: NJPAC Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Presentation

    Hudson County Community College welcomes community partner New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for a year-long partnership of FREE programs. Ni Hao! Join DOCA and NJPAC in ringing in the Lunar New Year. Experience Asian culture with family and friends featuring a talk and demonstration presented by Nai-Ni Chen featuring colorful costumes, twirling ribbons and dancing dragons!

    Nai-Ni Chen is an artist whose work defies categorization, as she is continually working on new ideas from influences around the world. Her mesmerizing and dramatic contemporary choreography has gained increasing recognition among domestic and international presenters and festivals. The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. The Company’s productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline.

    This event is part of our “Twilight Tuesdays” series which includes artist receptions, faculty mixers, author readings, workshops and more! Click Here to Register

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    MARCH

    2
    Closing Reception: Out on Broadway: A Visual Legacy

    Join us on March 2 from 7 to 9 pm for a masquerade costume party celebrating iconic LGBT characters and the art of Broadway costume design. Dance the night away as DOCA honors the life of Georgia Brooks and hosts a curtain call for the Out on Broadway exhibition. Lite refreshments will be served.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    7 pm – 9 pm

    Georgia Brooks Legacy Event

    Each year, Hudson County Community College celebrates the legacy of Georgia Brooks who was an active advisor for the Gay-Straight Alliance at the College. Join us for a masquerade costume party celebrating the art of Broadway costume design and Georgia Brooks. Lite refreshments will be served.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    7 pm – 9 pm

    Indie Female Film Screenings at HCCC

    Join the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs and filmmaker Delaney Buffett along with an all-star lineup of female filmmakers and their short films. Film shorts include First Match, Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story, New Deep South: KAYLA, Run Mama Run and The Spring. Screenings will take place between March 2 and April 28. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates. Additional dates and times are listed on the Cultural Affairs Spring Calendar. The screenings are open to the general public and there is no charge for admission. Click Here to Register

     Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    FILMS TO BE SHOWN:

    First Match
    Directed by Olivia Newman

    A determined fourteen-year-old wrestler prepares for her first co-ed match where there's much more at stake than winning.

    Olivia Newman is writer/director and an alum of the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs, and the recipient of the 2015 IFP/Durga Foundation Filmmaker Award, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation filmmaker grant and the Maryland Filmmakers fellowship. Newman has also received funding from the Sundance Institute, HBO, the Tribeca Film Institute, the San Francisco Film Society, and The Caucus Foundation, as well as support from IFP and Film Independent. Her short films have screened at dozens of festivals internationally including the New York Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortsfest and Aspen Shortsfest, and have been broadcast on PBS, Shorts HD and TV4. Olivia Newman’s debut feature film, First Match, was financed by Netflix and will released in 2018. 

    Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
    Directed by Vanessa Black 

    Follows, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a teen climate activist, who has already taken on major oil companies and inspired young people across 25 countries to take action in the fight against climate change. 

    Vanessa Black is a documentary filmmaker from California. Her company, BLKFLM, works to create impact driven stories and has had the honor to work with Al Gore, The United Nations, UNICEF and Appian Way. Black’s work with teen climate activist, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Guardian, Rollingstone and The Huffington Post. 

    New Deep South: Kayla
    Directed by Rosie Haber (created by Rosie Haber and Lauren Cioffi)
    Is a series that explores the multifaceted queer culture emerging in the American South. Kayla, explores the evolution of identity as young Austin considers what transitioning to a woman would mean in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

    Rosie Haber is a writer, director and creator whose work spans the narrative, documentary and VR spaces. After graduating from NYU Tisch, she went on to be a fellow of Film Independent’s Project Initiative, Outfest’s Screenwriting Lan, AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, and the Sundance New Frontier Lab. Black won the Audience Award at LA Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival, a Web Award and was nominated for a 2017 GLAAD award for her digital series, New Deep South. 

    Run Mama Run 
    Directed by Daniele Anastasion 

    Is a story about an elite track athlete, Sarah Brown, who will continue to train through pregnancy and postpartum with help of her trainer and husband Darren Brown. Run Mama Run was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. 

    Daniele Anastasion is a documentary and commercial director. Her first feature, The Redemption of General Butt Naked, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. She also wrote and produced Oprah Winfrey's Belief and National Geographic's Emmy-nominated series Hard Time. Her most recent project, The Price of Certainty, an Op-Doc for the NY Times, premiered at the 2017 AFI Docs Film Festival.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    7:30 pm – 9 pm

    The Spring 
    Directed by Delaney Buffett 

    In August 2016, seven female filmmakers, all under the age of 25, traveled to Central Florida to film the women of Weeki Wachee Springs, for whom performing daily mermaid shows is more than a job – it’s a craft!

    Delaney Buffett is a writer, producer, and director living in New York City. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology. She is currently writing and producing the web series, City of Angles, which was an official selection at the 2017 New York Television Festival, NYC Web Fest, Hollyweb Festival, and Portland Comedy Film Festival. Delaney's directorial debut, The Spring, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to win the award for Best Documentary at the 2017 Toronto International Short Film Festival. For more information about her work, visit www.coffinwatsonpictures.com.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    7:30 pm – 9 pm

    14
    Selections from Carrie Haddad Gallery

    Selections from Carrie Haddad Gallery, curated by Linden Scheff, opens March 14 and will be on view through April 21. Carrie Haddad is a Bard College alumnae, has juried numerous regional art shows and lectured at both the Center for Photography in Woodstock and the Woodstock School of Art. She also served on the board of the Columbia County Council on the Arts for eight years and produced Hudson’s annual Arts Walk for 10 years. Featured artists include Mark Beard, Birgit Blyth,  David Dew Bruner, Kate Hamilton and James O'Shea. The selection of artwork chosen for this exhibit celebrates the versatility of Ms. Haddad’s curating style, one that blends figuration with pure abstraction and everything in between. Join us for the artist reception on April 4. For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery

    Indie Female Film Screenings at HCCC

    Join the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs and filmmaker Delaney Buffett along with an all-star lineup of female filmmakers and their short films. Film shorts include First Match, Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story, New Deep South: KAYLA, Run Mama Run and The Spring. Screenings will take place between March 2 and April 28. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates. Additional dates and times are listed on the Cultural Affairs Spring Calendar. The screenings are open to the general public and there is no charge for admission. Click Here to Register

     Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    12:00 pm (noon) – 1:30 pm

    15
    Teacher as Artist: Antonio Nogueira

    Teacher as Artist celebrates the creativity of educators in Hudson County. Antonio Nogueira’s work will be on view at both campus libraries from March 15 through April 30. Meet the artist on April 6 at the North Hudson Library.

    Antonio Nogueira is a husband, father, professional pushrim wheelchair racer, and art teacher in Jersey City. He works with large canvases because he enjoys the physical challenge of painting in a grand-scale. Nogueira’s movement around a canvas with single strokes results in long, contour lines and curves that are consistent elements in his paintings. For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    HCCC Main Library
    71 Sip Ave., Jersey City

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

    Indie Female Film Screenings at HCCC

    Join the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs and filmmaker Delaney Buffett along with an all-star lineup of female filmmakers and their short films. Film shorts include First Match, Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story, New Deep South: KAYLA, Run Mama Run and The Spring. Screenings will take place between March 2 and April 28. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates. Additional dates and times are listed on the Cultural Affairs Spring Calendar. The screenings are open to the general public and there is no charge for admission. Click Here to Register

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    12:00 pm (noon) – 1:30 pm

    20
    Collectors Club: Tour 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace

    The Collectors Club at Dineen Hull Gallery will gather throughout the year at a variety of cultural venues and events. Join us at 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace on March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for a tour of their current exhibit with co-owner Kristin DeAngelis! With a background in art, marketing and sales, DeAngelis has been Curator and Director of her gallery since its inception. The mission of 107 Bowers Gallery is to be a hub of creative endeavors. Not just an art gallery where art is viewed and sold, but an ArtSpace embracing the creative journey and encouraging participation in the arts through advocacy, education and outreach. Sign up today! Click Here to Register

    107 Bowers St, Jersey City
    www.107bowersgallery.com
    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    23 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 exhibit  Selections from Carrie Haddad Gallery.
    Click Here to Register

    Benjamin Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    8:30 am – 9:30 am

    APRIL

    4
    Artist Reception: Selections from Carrie Haddad Gallery

    Join us for the Selections from Carrie Haddad Gallery artist reception on April 4 from 5 to 7 pm. Curated by Linden Scheff and featuring artists Mark Beard, Birgit Blyth, David Dew Bruner, Kate Hamilton and James O'Shea. Lite refreshments will be served. The exhibition will be on view through April 21. For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    5 – 7 pm

    6
    Meet the Artist: Antonio Nogueira

    Meet Antonio Nogueira and listen to him discuss his work on April 6 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the North Hudson Library. Light refreshments will be served.

    Nogueira’s work will be on view at both campus libraries through April 30. For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    North Hudson Campus Library
    4800 Kennedy Boulevard, 3rd Fl., Union City
    3:30 pm –  5:30 pm

    10 Twilight Tuesday: NJPAC Alvin Ailey Presentation

    The HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs continues our partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater workshop presented by their Department of Community Engagement on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Dineen & Hull Gallery Atrium. The program is open to the entire Hudson County community with no charge for admission. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and be prepared to participate in the dance demonstration. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    NJPAC teaching artist Theara Ward will present a short film and talk on the Alvin Ailey Dance Company followed by a dance demonstration featuring trademark movements from Ailey’s signature ballet Revelations. When Mr. Ailey began creating dances, he drew upon his "blood memories" of Texas, the blues, spirituals, and gospel as inspiration, which resulted in the creation of his most popular and critically acclaimed work, Revelations.

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms.

    This event is part of our “Twilight Tuesdays” series which includes artist receptions, faculty mixers, author readings, workshops and more. Click Here to Register

    Benjamin Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    5:30 – 7:30 pm

    12 Indie Female Film Screenings at HCCC

    Join the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs and filmmaker Delaney Buffett along with an all-star lineup of female filmmakers and their short films. Film shorts include First Match, Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story, New Deep South: KAYLA, Run Mama Run and The Spring. Screenings will take place between March 2 and April 28. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates. Additional dates and times are listed on the Cultural Affairs Spring Calendar. The screenings are open to the general public and there is no charge for admission. Click Here to Register

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    17 Indie Female Film Screenings at HCCC

    Join the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs and filmmaker Delaney Buffett along with an all-star lineup of female filmmakers and their short films. Film shorts include First Match, Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story, New Deep South: KAYLA, Run Mama Run and The Spring. Screenings will take place between March 2 and April 28. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates. Additional dates and times are listed on the Cultural Affairs Spring Calendar. The screenings are open to the general public and there is no charge for admission. Click here to Register

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    19 HCCC Spotlight: Urban Environment

    The Department of Cultural Affairs takes great pride in showcasing faculty and community members of high achievement with panel discussions, lectures and community programs as part of our “HCCC Spotlight” series.

    In honor of Earth Day, HCCC Professor and Coordinator of Sociology and Anthropology Nabil Marshood, Ph.D. will moderate a lecture with special guest speaker, NYU Professor Kristen Day, Ph.D. HCCC students from the Environmental Studies program will also give a presentation about the challenges of gentrification in an urban setting. Students will be led by their instructor, Professor Jamie San Andres. After the lecture, visit the Dineen Hull Gallery to view James O’Shea’s contemporary deconstructed painted landscapes of Hudson, NY which are on loan from the Carrie Haddad Gallery. Lite reception to follow.

    Kristen Day received a Ph.D. Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Day’s research and teaching explore issues of health and well-being in urban environments, with a focus on social justice. She is active in research on planning and design for physical activity. Her current research examines features of urban environments that are associated with decreased physical activity and increased obesity and behavioral responses to air pollution in rapidly growing cities in China.
    Click Here to Register

    Benjamin Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    10 am – 12 pm

    28 Indie Female Film Screenings at HCCC

    Join the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs and filmmaker Delaney Buffett along with an all-star lineup of female filmmakers and their short films. Film shorts include First Match, Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story, New Deep South: KAYLA, Run Mama Run and The Spring. Screenings will take place between March 2 and April 28. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates. Additional dates and times are listed on the Cultural Affairs Spring Calendar. The screenings are open to the general public and there is no charge for admission. Click Here to Register

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    MAY


    Artist Panel Discussion: _gaia Women Residency Project Artist

    DOCA welcomes _gaia and the Wonder Women Residency! This year’s Wonder Women Project “Eye of the Storm” was organized and curated by Doris Caçoilo and Eileen Ferara. Artists participating in the eleventh edition of the residency project met at the Dineen Hull Gallery, from January 28 through March 4, to explore the ever more crucial issues of climate change and current environmental challenges. Women have always been at the forefront of the fight to achieve environmental protection policies, shifting the narratives most crucial to affecting this progress.

    On May 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. the Wonder Women Residency participants will present a panel discussion at HCCC’s Dineen Hull Gallery on current social issues and other topics brought forth by the works created for “Eye of the Storm.” Panelists will include Doris Caçoilo, Sharon De La Cruz, Eileen Ferara, Tamara Gubernat, Deborah Sperry, and Linda Streicher. 
    Click Here to Register

    The Wonder Women Residency Project’s mission is to engage underrepresented artists who are eager to participate in a collective dialogue about agency, gender, art and social change. The residency program is presented by _gaia a collective of women artists and activists dedicated to promoting activism through art practice, collaboration and study. For questions or more information about _gaia and the Wonder Women Residency Project, visit www.gaiastudio.org.

    Benjamin Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    3 – 5 pm

    HCCC Art Department Review & Artist Reception

    May 4 – May 17
    Artist Reception: May 4

    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 exhibition in the Dineen Hull Gallery. For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    Benjamin Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
    2 – 5 pm

      TEACHER AS ARTIST: ANTONIO NOGUEIRA
    Extended till August 2
     
    Antonio Nogueira's work hanging at HCCC as part of the Department of Cultural Affair's "Teacher as Artist" program has been extended until August 2. Admission to this exhibit is free open to the public.

    Antonio Nogueira is a husband, father, professional pushrim wheelchair racer, and art teacher in Jersey City. Nogueira is an elite athlete who has competed in the 1992 and 1996 Paralympics and continues to compete in open and masters division. He graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. He works with large canvases because he enjoys the physical challenge of painting in a grand-scale. Nogueira’s movement around a canvas with single strokes results in long, contour lines and curves that are consistent elements in his paintings. 

    www.artonio.com

    JUNE

    13 
    Highlights from the HCCC Foundation Art Collection

    June 13 - July 31

    Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs is proud to present a special summer exhibition highlighting the work of 18 renowned artists from the College's Foundation Art Collection. Some of the artists have also been featured in the world spanning The Museum Project. The exhibit will be on view from June 13 through July 31, at the College’s Dineen Hull Gallery. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.

    Featured artists include John Chamberlain, Darryl Curran, Edward S. Curtis, Robert Fichter, Suda House, Eti Jacobi, Mickey Mathis, Heidi McFall, Judy Mensch, Tracey Moffatt, Nancy Scheinman, Bonnie Schiffman, Jacqueline Spellens, Ann Sperry, Robert Von Sternberg, Melanie Walker, Todd Walker, and Nancy Webber. The exhibition has been curated by Michelle Vitale, Director of Cultural Affairs. For more information visit our exhibitions page.

    Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery


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    Department of Cultural Affairs

    71 Sip Avenue 6th Fl.

    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    201-360-4182


    Hours

    Summer Gallery Hours
    Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

    The gallery follows the HCCC academic calendar and is closed on holidays.

    There is no charge for admission.