SPU Art Gallery: An Interview with Photographer Kay Kenny

By Jojenet Encarnacion, Class of 2019 As the art and music culture expands in Jersey City, newcomers and locals are seeing a growth of original artwork from artists displayed publicly. Saint Peter’s University is showcasing its newest attraction in the 5th floor of Mac Mahon Student Center at its newFine Arts Gallery. Camera’s Vision: Archaeology|Architecture|Landscape…

Very, VERY, Vintage

By Malieva Hedberg, Class of 2017 If you are looking for a one-stop shop vintage outfit, VERY Lifestyle Shop is your destination. Located in downtown Jersey City just off of Grove Street, it is a small but lively store, with everything from home goods, collective music records to real leather cowboy boots from the 70’s. …

A Moment of Clarity

Chelsey Forbes, Class of 2017 The city of Forty Fort, Penn. is quiet. Soundless, if you will. With deep American Revolution roots, it’s population of approximately 4,500 enjoy The Beer Deli, a popular, greasy lunch spot where the average age of their customer is 55, and The Strange and Unusual, an oddities parlor that carries…

JCTC is Jersey City’s Home for Artist

By Mike DeMoya A few years ago Jersey City was only known to be home to dreamers, but now it is now leading the conversation when it comes to art. People are becoming more interested in the art scene of Jersey City, not because art is sold here, but because it lives here. Jersey City…

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…

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…

Jersey City Gets Arty

By Armond Marke, Class of 2016 On Newark Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Street, you may notice two neighboring buildings, one of them under construction and the other, a blue and grey stoned facade. The owners are hoping that these two buildings will soon merge to become the center of the thriving New Jersey arts…

A Change of Heart – Developing McGinley Square

by Garvey Potter, Matthew Holowienka, and Tatiana Ferraro The “Heart of Jersey City,” McGinley Square, will house a 20-story construction called Saint Peter’s Tower by late 2016 due to a joint venture between Saint Peter’s University and the Maryland-based Sora Development, according to a January press release published on the university website. Saint Peter’s will…

Walk For Diversity!

By Ksenia Stsepyetkina, Class of 2014 Jersey City is one of the most diverse communities in the country.  Later this month, all are welcome to celebrate that diversity at a special walk. On May 20, in Liberty State Park, the American Conference on Diversity is hosting the 12th Annual Diversity Stride Walk-A-Thon. Participants will get…