“The dynamic between the two different art types is what is really interesting,” she said. “On one side we have small illustrations with paper, pencil, and a few colors that burst with personality. On the other side we have the huge intricate tape arts that are detailed and fun. I think it really is the best of both art worlds.”
Downtown Jersey City bar to host “The Friday After” exhibit featuring local artist
“Bart Simpson” blends into the background when in profile, right. Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal
To foster the exposure of local artists to residents, Bar Majestic is hosting “The Friday After,” a night celebrating Jersey City artist Norman Kirby and Hoboken artist Eric Klein.
The event came to be after seeing the success of J.C. Fridays, and Daniela Gordon, who is curating the event, approached Bar Majestic owner Joseph Castro to feature local artists in the bar.
The two came up with “The Friday After,” a quarterly event that will showcase work on the bar’s walls. The event begins at 8 p.m. on Friday and admission is free. Live music will be provided by DJ Scott Free. Complimentary sangria will be served.
The first installment features Kirby, a local illustrator whose art captures the essence of Jersey City, and Klein, who uses duct tape as a medium to create graphic and colorful pieces.
Each event will showcase a different local artist, Gordon said.