Neumann Leathers Open Studios
Don’t forget to stop by the Neumann Leathers building this Sunday!
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On top of today’s video, which features tenants Heather Smith, Michele Pope, and Jose Cifuentes, here’s some additional news about this Sunday’s Open Studios Tour:
Guided Tour at 3pm
“While the Open Studios event features the 50 plus artists in the complex, we will also have a GUIDED TOUR OF “INDUSTRY” AT NEUMANN – a one-hour sampling of the non-artist small businesses which actually occupy the majority of space. There are 30 of them, ranging from startup internet companies, custom furniture makers and antique restorers, an architectural model maker, machinists and welders, architects, and a nationally prominent television studio builder (to mention a few). Together they represent the shift from the old “light industry” uses to a more technology, design, and artisanal base which thrives in the New York regional market.
THE TOUR STARTS AT 3:00 PM at 321 Newark St., 2nd floor. A model of the site which illustrates our “piazza” concept will be on display. We will end with a glass of wine and some musical entertainment.”
musical program that will take place at Chapeau Antiques (4th Floor) during the artist’s tour.
1pm – 4:30pm: Jazz music (open stage, two Steinways)
5pm – 7pm: Concert by Matt Gruenberg (tenant in the building) with his band (website: jeremywallace.com).
Go beyond the walls of the Neumann Leathers building, and find out what goes on inside.
Today’s video showcases three of the tenants that have set up shop: Mauro Altamura, Antoine Schapira, and Tom Newman.
More videos to come this week, leading up to this weekends event.
This Sunday, May 18 from 1pm to 7pm, the Neumann Leathers Tenants Association is having an Open Studios tour, to showcase what Hoboken stands to lose if the doomsday scenario pans out, and the site is leveled for new condos. Please read more about the plan to destroy Neumann in this thread: http://hoboken411.com/archives/10491
Neumann Leathers Open Studios
The public is invited to see the thriving arts community that still exists at Neumann, which is currently threatened by new development—development that will completely destroy one of the city’s last artistic and historic arts complexes. Extraordinary efforts are in place to ensure the continuation of this wonderful Hoboken legacy, which will not only preserve some existing structures, but also create new ones. The current “Piazza Plan,” which has been presented by the NLTA, will also create public space that will benefit all Hoboken citizens.
In addition, the public is invited to come and share their memories, opinions and feelings about Neumann, which will be documented by filmmaker Mark Gasper throughout the day in his studio on the fourth floor. In particular, anyone who has ever worked at Neumann—whether as artist, artisan, entrepreneur or employee—during its long history is urged to come and tell their story.
Here’s a video today from Artist Tim Daly (shot by videographer Mark Gasper):