The instructor, the children, and the arts

By: Jossie Capon, Class of 2017 You walk into a big room with black painted walls. He brings out the tables and begins to assemble them. Once that is done he sets up the snacks table and brings out the art supplies. Suddenly you have a Jersey City Theater Center art classroom. JCTC Kids’ mission…

Giving Hope to Local Artist

By: Yasleen Trinidad, February 27, 2016 When Olga Levina first came to Jersey City, she had one goal:  to bring and create an artistic environment in a city where it has long been missing. Located on Newark Avenue in Jersey City, The Jersey City Theater Center has given a home to local artists ready to show the…

JCTC Presents “Beauty and the Beast”

By Melissa Osorio, Class of 2016 In the 1700s, there was a story of a girl who fell in love with a beast.  That is now known as the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” originally written by Madame Gabrielle de Villeneuve.  You can now see this production come to life thanks to the Jersey…

Gabriel Pacheco: Creator, Fixer, Teacher

By Gabriella Robles, Class of 2018 In the autumn air of October, the mother of 6 year-old Gabriel Pacheco did what many mothers do during this season. She bought her son a Halloween costume. It was a hawk costume, which came with a jumper outfit and a plastic mask— the kind that covers only the…

The Old And New Of JC Made

By: Danielle Pimentel & Marichka Milord Forget about Anthropologie or Pier 1,  if you want to find unique artwork or furniture to liven up your home JC Made is the store for you. Nestled in between ethnic restaurants and small boutiques, it is one of those stores you find when you’re not really looking. Filled with…

Murals

By Mark Kenny and Armond Marke Brick by brick artists in Jersey City are changing the downtown’s landscape. Jersey City’s urban identity is being revitalized by many artistic platforms. Street art, some considered illegal and unappealing like graffiti tags, have long been tied to urban communities, except the artists that are thriving in the Jersey…