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November 5, 2013

Barsky Gallery Opens Its Private Gallery Space For Upcoming Holiday and Corporate Events in Hoboken

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Here is some exciting news from the Barsky Gallery in Hoboken located at 49 Harrison Street…..

Barsky Gallery Opens Its Private Gallery Space

For Upcoming Holiday and  Corporate Events  
Located in the heart of Hoboken, New Jersey, the Barsky Gallery is now available for private bookings to accommodate corporate parties and upcoming holiday events for organizations throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Barsky Gallery Hoboken Exterior
Hoboken, New Jersey – The Barsky Gallery, a contemporary art gallery just minutes away from the Holland Tunnel, is announcing that the gallery is now booking holiday events for corporations and organizations that are based in the metropolitan area. With contemporary art providing incredible atmospheric decor, the gallery is a unique place to hold corporate holiday functions, fundraisers and other special events.

“Being surrounded by masterful artwork is reason enough to host an event here,” states Al Barsky, owner of the Barsky Gallery, “but the art also provides a warm, exciting atmosphere that’s conducive to great conversation and social interaction.”

Barsky also appreciates the added exposure that private events offer to the gallery’s artists, as it generates more interest in the paintings and sculptures that are on display. The Barsky Gallery is offering the space to be used for anniversary celebrations, birthday parties and catered cocktail events, as well as bridal and baby showers. The artistic venue is working with some of the area’s top caterers, vendors and party planners to provide flawless events during the holiday season.

“We’re always pleased when a space is as engaging as our food, whether it is a wine tasting or a film screening,” said Jenna Cuccia, event planner of Lodi-based Joseph Cuccia Catering. “The Barsky Gallery is an exceptional choice, thanks to the dramatic backdrop, its great location and the energy in the room.”

With an urban, artful and unpretentious style, the Barsky Gallery is centrally located with easy access to highways, bridges and mass transit. Owner Al Barsky decided that the street-level gallery at Chambord Place should also be for lovers announcing an engagement, lecturers holding educational events or fundraisers for well-respected organizations in the region.

“Who doesn’t want to think outside the box and host seventy of their closest friends, family or business associates at a unique venue in an upscale urban outskirt of NYC?” asked Barsky. “Art is much more than paint or clay, and this gallery deserves to be much more than a basic venue for beautiful pieces of art.”

For booking information, a floor plan and additional details about holding an upcoming holiday event at the gallery, visit www.hobokenvenue.com or call 888.465.4949. The Barsky Gallery is located at 49 Harrison Street in Hoboken, New Jersey 07030.

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June 25, 2013

Half Cooked Art Exhibition June 27 -July 28 with Opening Reception at hob’art gallery June 29, 2013 6-8pm

Here is the latest artist exhibit from the folks at hob’art gallery at the Monroe Center in Hoboken, NJ….

HALF COOKED, A Juried Exhibition

June 27 to July 28, 2013

hob’art gallery at  Monroe Art Center

720 Monroe Street, #E208 Hoboken, NJ 07030

OPENING RECEPTION: June 29, 2013, 6-8pm

Open: Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment

The hob’art gallery at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe Street, #E208, Hoboken, NJ, proudly announces the opening of the Juried Exhibition, Half Cooked, on June 27, 2013. The show will be on display until July 28, 2013, Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 5pm and by appointment.

Curated by Ibou Ndoye, artists were encouraged to submit artworks that they originally put aside because of doubts about their artistic value. As Ndoye stated, “What the artist rejects, the viewing public may appreciate in a new and undiscovered way.” A reception to meet the artists on Saturday, June 29th, is open to the public. The artists thank the Monroe Art Center and the hob’art gallery for their support of this exhibition.

The selected artists are congratulated by hob’art gallery for their artistic inspiration. Olga Guerra’s digital montage and Liz Cohen’s mixed media sculpture display unique uses of these mediums. Miriam Untoria and Roslyn Rose show a mastery of unusual juxtapositions in their intriguing assemblages. Photographers Pauline Chernichaw and Don Sichler chronicle hauntingly beautiful locales. Geraldine Gaines creates large masterful wood carvings. Images that are lyrical, poetic explorations of color were submitted by Meredeth Turshen, Erich Heinemann, Alberte Bernier, Jeannette Centano, and Sylvia Padilla.

Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org.

Baited for Rodents hobart gallery June 27-28 2013

Pauline Chernichaw, “Bait for Rodents,” Photograph, 2013

Abo Dolls hobart Gallery June 27-28 2013

Elizabeth Cohen, “Abo Dolls 1,” Digital Print, 2013

Nest Withdrawal hobart gallery June 27-28 2013

Olga Guerra, “Nest Withdrawal,” Digital Montage, 2013

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May 19, 2013

Hoboken Gallery Walk is today May 19 from 2-6pm

Filed under: Barsky Gallery,Hob'art Gallery,Hoboken — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 10:45 AM

The Hoboken Gallery Walk is today from 2-6pm. Here is the updated list which now excludes Gallery 1200 which was really never an active gallery in the first place but more of a political HQ for the political aspirations of 2nd Ward Council woman Beth Mason. It is refreshing to see the politics become decoupled from art as it should be.


Below is the updated lineup:

Art Galleries
1. Barsky Gallery
2. hob’art Gallery
3. Hoboken Historic Museum
4. Issyra African Gallery
5. Proto Gallery
6. PVS Gallery June 16th Only

Framing Galleries
7. Right Angle – 2 locations
8. Tresorie Framing

Alternative Art Venues
9. D’s Soul Full Cafe
10. MackeyBlue Boutique
11. Urban Design & Consign

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February 28, 2013

D’s Soul Full Cafe of Hoboken Art and Music Offerings for the Month of March 2013

Art and Music friendly D’s Soul Full Cafe of Hoboken has these art and music offerings for the month of March 2013 ……

March 2013 Art andMusic Events at D’s Soul Full Cafe

Address: 918 Willow Avenue Hoboken, NJ

March 2013 Artist: Nicole Eryan

Photographer Nicole Eryan brings her vision of Hoboken and the world to our walls for the month of March. With parents who grew up in Cairo, Nicole always carried a sense of respect that there was an entire world that woke up beating to the same yet somehow different drum as we do here in Hoboken. And she uses her camera to capture this.

Nicole Eryan at D's Soul Full Cafe March 2013 in Hoboken
Show Run- March 1 – April 4, 2013

Reception Party

Friday March 1, 2013 6:30PM–9:00PM. Come celebrate Nicole’s work. We’ll have a free selection of sandwiches waiting for you. Soft drinks, coffee and tea will also be available at special discounts. As always, bring the kids as this will be an alcohol-free celebration of the arts. With special musical guest Vanessa Garaio.

March 2013 Music Resident: Vanessa Garaio

Vanessa Garaio is no stranger to the Hoboken music scene. She’s a member of the award-winning family-friendly rock band The Fuzzy Lemons and has recently extended her musical net to reach the “over 5 years old″ audience. Her individual sound melds elements of blues, jazz, gospel, country and pop. We’re happy to have her on our li’l stage each Sunday in March. Well, except for Easter Sunday. We’re not complete heathens, after all.

Soul Full Open Stage

Now expanded to six days a week! Musicians can come by and play from 10AM-3PM, six days a week (any day except Sunday). Strictly unplugged. No amps, no mics, no drums. As an added incentive, if you play two or more songs you get a special discount. A sandwich and a can of soda or bottle of water for just $6.00! Dude, that’s like $2 off!
Supporting The Arts

As always, D’s does not take any money from our artists. Any proceeds from art or music sold go directly to them.

D's Soul Full Cafe Instagram

D’s Soul Full Cafe 

Address: 918 Willow Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-604-0054
Hours: Mon-Fri 7AM-4PM / Sat-Sun 8AM-4PM

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October 22, 2012

Issyra Gallery Presents exhibit “Transculturalism” November 9th 5:30pm-9:30pm

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The recently opened Issyra Gallery, which specializes in African Art has another exhibit coming soon to Hoboken…

Issyra Gallery, the Hoboken African art gallery

is proud to present the exhibit “Transculturalism”

“Transculturalism is defined as “seeing oneself in the other”. Transcultural is in turn described as “extending through all human cultures“or “involving, encompassing, or combining elements of more than one culture“.*

On the Friday 9th of November Issyra Gallery in Hoboken will be hosting a unique exhibit featuring two artists: Darin Defield and Ronnie Mae Painter.

Hoboken African Art - Issyra Gallery

Darin Defield’s mixed media collage explore race, gender, sexuality, and identity. He will present his famous “Head Series” collection. Many of these heads appear to be fixed representations of indigenous tribal masks and many can be interpreted as spiritual leaders, masters and gurus that are derived from African sculpture as archaeological artifacts being recovered.

Ronnie Mae painter, who was interviewed on the eye witness news story about the opening of the Hoboken African Art gallery last month (http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/lifestyle&id=8816882).  Ronnie will present her black Madonna series by explaining her techniques and inspiration. This series on drop cloth canvas, using acrylic paint and graphite pencil embodies spirits whose chest bones and spines are gray white crucifixes or hash marks which represent life’s injustices. The Madonnas are always faced with a dilemma. What to touch? What to hold on to? What to reach out for? What to connect to in life, in this moment. Some of the Madonnas are wracked with pain and have organs for the whole world to see.

The works of these two artists is in harmony with the gallery’s collection of traditional African art. According to Issa sow, the gallery’s curator “it is the reunion of two continents, of contemporary and traditional African art – we could nearly call this exhibit tolerance”

Issyra Gallery welcomes art collector, dealerships and the public to discover this unique exhibit on Friday November 9th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm 313 First Street, Hoboken NJ

Please RSVP at issyragallery@gmail.com

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September 22, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month – Art Opening works by Gustavo Diez Presilla at Hoboken Public Library Wednesday Sept 26 at 6:30pm

Here is another event coming up at the Hoboken Public Library that is free of charge….

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month – Art Opening
“Time Memories and Something Else”
works by Gustavo Diez Presilla
Wednesday Sept  26 at 6:30pm
At The Hoboken Public Library 500 Park Ave. Hoboken
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cuban American artist, Gustavo Diez Presilla will be displaying his Cuban and New York cityscapes in the second floor gallery. Presilla likes to play with reality.  Colors, shapes and contrast help him to create a deep psychological message and put some beauty in the daily drama of our existences.  He has a degree in architecture from Oriente University in Cuba and has had 20 years of experience working as an architect in both Cuba and New York.  A reception with the artist will be held on September 26 at 6:30 PM. Come join the Hoboken Library for this free event.
Visit The Hoboken Public Library at www.hobokenlibrary.org
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August 29, 2012

Issyra African Art Gallery Open at Jefferson Trust Building in Hoboken

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Jefferson Trust Building Instagram

Issyra Gallery – The  Hoboken African Art Gallery has opened its doors to the public this week.

After several months of preparation, the Issyra Gallery situated 313 First Street in the Jefferson Trust Historical Building is now ready to welcome visitors. The Sow family, a mixed family from Africa and the USA, have lived in Europe for the majority of their lives. They decided to move to Hoboken when Rebecca, Issa Sow’s wife, was asked to relocate for her career. They literally fell in love with the charm of Hoboken and therefore decided to open up a gallery in this town in order to share their passion for African art and culture. They have a strong desire to contribute actively in Hoboken’s rich cultural life.

Their aim is to promote talented contemporary African artists in order to fight against a tendency in the art world to only value antique African art. Indeed, the Sow family believe that this attitude stifles the growth of African Art that is in fact a “living art”. These artists have learned their technique and style as it was passed down from generation to generation.

Issyra Gallery hopes that one day these artists will be recognized for their individual style and will be able to create a name for themselves. To further this aim, Issyra Gallery is creating an association to honor African artists by providing them with the tools they need to perpetuate the transmission of their artwork. Issyra Gallery will contribute a percentage of their sales to this charity once fully created.

Issyra Gallery is a truly African Gallery…from the traditional and contemporary objects in its collection to the way the gallery is laid out!

Feel free to come and visit: Monday to Wednesday 11:00am to 7pm, Thursday to Saturday 11:00am to 09:00pm and Sunday 12:00 to 5pm. Private appointments also available at 201-459-0700 or 917-922-2690.

The  grand opening in planned to be on Thursday September 20th.

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July 2, 2012

“Hoboken in Print” Ricardo Roig Art Show and Hoboken Museum July 29th 2-5pm

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If you are in town Sunday July 29th here is an art show for you courtesy of the Hoboken Museum and talented local artist Ricardo Roig….

Hoboken in Print Ricardo Roig’s Art Show

At Hoboken Museum 7-29-2012 2-5PM

Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson Street

Exhibiting 12 new editions of hand cut paper screen prints available for show and for sale.

If you’re interested in art and you live in Hoboken, you’ve probably encountered the work of Ricardo Roig, a young artist who moved here in 2009 after college, and who made a splash at the 2010 fall Arts & Music Festival. He brought a large number of paintings of iconic Hoboken scenes to the festival and promptly sold nearly all of them. An admirer of the Impressionist painters, Roig says Hoboken became his muse, in part because its architecture reminded him of the Belle Epoque street scenes and interiors featured in their paintings.

“I find that the city’s architecture and atmosphere make a strong impression on people, and they respond to seeing Hoboken in a new way through my work,” Roig said. “That’s why I make art, to have that dialogue with people, not just for myself.”

He developed his eye for Hoboken’s historic details while waiting tables at the beautifully restored Elysian Café, where he worked while completing a teaching certificate at Kean University. Since that first Arts & Music festival, Roig has invested a lot of energy in the city’s cultural community, participating in the Artists Studio Tour and other festivals, and placing his works in local galleries and frame stores, including Lana Santorelli Gallery, and Tresorie Custom Frames. He’s visible around town with his easel, and he also donates work to local fund-raising events and actively promotes the arts at every opportunity. He’s also active online; visit his website at www.ricardoroig.com.

Roig now supports himself through his art and as a substitute art teacher in area schools. Though known primarily for his oil paintings, he’s recently started to produce screen prints using hand-cut paper stencils. The Museum will hang about 10 – 12 of these new works in an Upper Gallery show titled Hoboken in Print: Hand-Cut Stencil Screen Prints by Ricardo Roig, starting July 29, on view through Sept. 9. Meet the artist at the free opening reception from 2 – 5 p.m. on July 29.

He learned the printmaking technique during an elective course he took while completing his teaching certificate. Knowing that the Impressionists were heavily influenced by their encounter with Japanese woodblock prints, he  wanted to understand how the process works. What he likes about the medium is the vibrant, graphic and fun energy captured in the images.

Like the Impressionists, he likes to play with lights and darks and use the color of the paper as a layer. “Cutting paper makes you aware of the process of destroying while creating,” Roig says, “and the relationship between positive and negative elements.”

It’s painstaking, Roig says, but he finds it rewarding. “First you draw, and paint your image onto paper. Using an Exacto knife, I cut shapes out of the paper, creating a stencil. Attaching this paper to a silk screen, I then squeegee my colors and ink through to acid-free archival paper. Layering these stencils upon one another, the puzzle is pieced together and the image or print is created.”

Writeup courtesy of Melissa Abernathy, Hoboken Historical Museum

Notes: The exhibit is supported by a block grant from the State/County Partnership. The “After Show Party” will be  just down the street at the Elysian Cafe 1001 Washington Street Hoboken NJ. For drivers the Elysian Cafe validates parking for 3 Hours.  Call Kristen at the Elysian for details 201-798-5898. Ricardo’s Website: www.RicardoRoig.com

For a sneak peak and pre-ordering limited edition hand cut screen prints, please contact Heba at Tresorie, 1204 Washington Street in Hoboken. Custom Framing Available.

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June 14, 2012

Birds Beasts and Blooms Reception by Photographer Jayne Parker at Urban Nesters in Hoboken Saturday June 16th 2012 1-7pm

Birds Beasts and and Blooms Urban Nesters Hoboken  6-16-2012

Urban Nesters, a multi-faceted home furnishings and décor, custom and re-purposed antique furniture store located at 706 Washington Street in Hoboken is having a reception for renowned photographer Jayne Parker Saturday June 16th from 1-7pm.

Jayne Parker lives as an British expat in Hoboken, NJ. She has worked as a photographer since 2002. Her work has been selected by National Geographic, The International Photography Award committee and the New York Times among others. Her portraits have been short-listed for the Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Jayne was represented by the Bo-Lee Gallery at the Chelsea Art Fair 2011 and the Affordable Art Fair 2011. More of her work can be viewed at http://jayneparkerphotography.com.

There will be free drinks and h’orderves.

Urban Nesters has been open for several months and has been busy providing Hoboken with quality décor items for the home and custom furniture. They are located where the former Tribal Home and Wishing Tree stores were located across from the All Saints Episcopal Church. So far without their storefront sign even up (awaiting approval), they have enjoyed brisk sales and are definitely worth checking out. Their information is below…

URBAN Nesters of Hoboken

Address: 706 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-942-9333
Email: urbannesters@gmail.com
Website: www.urbannesters.com

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February 10, 2012

Photo of The Day–Pilsener Haus Wall Art

Pilsener Haus Wall Art Hoboken

TheBoken.com’s editor likes the Pilsener Haus a lot for the following reasons:

  • Great draft beer at fair prices.
  • High quality bottled beer selection.
  • They don’t serve Coors Light!
  • Live music in a much improved acoustical setting.
  • Good food.
  • The pretzel. Das ist gut! Sehr gut!
  • Family style seating.
  • The owners may not be German but they sure as hell have me fooled.
  • Thinks the landlord had great vision in help make this place happen in Hoboken.
  • Atmosphere not conducive to the “fist pumpers” but conducive to people of all ages. 
  • Industrial/ Old world feel in the décor.

And ….. artwork. Today’s photo of the day is from one of the walls at the Pilsener Haus with its own enlightening message. Can liberty be obtained through beer? Just ask Benjamin Franklin.

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