Two Teachers/Artists Add Insight into Contemporary Art at Hudson County Community College Exhibitions

Posted: 1/25/2018
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

January 23, 2018,  Jersey City, NJ – From David Nicolato’s mini murals of fantastic creatures to Antonio Nogueira’s grand scale, single-stroke murals of bold, swirling lines, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) offers an in-depth look into local artists’ works and visions during the HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs’ “Teacher as Artist” exhibitions.

The exhibitions, which have been curated by HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs Director Michelle Vitale, are being held in the HCCC Libraries on both Campuses: Journal Square – 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City; and North Hudson – 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City.  There is no charge for admission.

Members of the community are invited to explore the work of David Nicolato from now through Wednesday, February 28.  A visual arts instructor at The OLC (Our Lady of Czestochowa) School in Jersey City, Mr. Nicolato has been creating and exhibiting art for more than 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.  Fairy tale figures, zebras, giraffes and carnival or circus animals are just a few of the subjects portrayed in his work.  (To view some of his work go to www.poppaper.bigcartel.com .)

A "Meet the Artist" reception with Mr. Nicolato is scheduled for Friday, February 2 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the HCCC North Hudson Campus Library.  Light refreshments will be served.

From Thursday, March 15 through Monday, April 30, the community may view the work of Antonio Nogieira.  A blend of vibrant colors and human forms, Antonio Nogueira’s abstract creations often contrast sharp geometric shapes with dramatic movements. A husband, father, professional pushrim wheelchair racer, and Jersey City art teacher, the Portuguese-American artist works with large canvases because he enjoys the physical challenge of painting in a grand scale. Mr. Nogueira’s movement around a canvas with single strokes results in long, contour lines and curves that are consistent elements in his paintings. (Examples of his work may be viewed online at www.artonio.com .)

The "Meet the Artist" reception with Mr. Nogueira will be held on Friday, April 6 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the HCCC North Hudson Campus Library.  Light refreshments will be served.

The HCCC Journal Square Campus Library is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The HCCC North Hudson Campus Library is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More information may be obtained online at www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs , by contacting HCCC Cultural Affairs Director Michelle Vitale at mvitale@hccc.edu , or by phoning 201-360-4176.