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Lou Carbone Paintings

Lou Carbone Paintings at Hoboken Historical Museum

Famous Hoboken Artist Lou Carbone has an exhibit that’s been running over at the Hoboken Historical Museum (13th & Hudson) since late last month. And I’ve walked past this sign countless times… and each time something stuck in my head – but I just couldn’t pinpoint it.

Then I got it.

Not sure if he meant it on purpose – but if I had to entitle this painting it would be “The theft of Hoboken boxes!” Either sheer brilliance, or very odd coincidence!

You have until December 23rd to check it out (upper gallery).

Lou Carbone gallery Hoboken NJ

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“Appropriation” art show

“Appropriation” art show at Hoboken Monroe Center

All this rain this week made you a little gloomy? Want some “art” to inspire your mind? On December 12th, the exhibition “APPROPRIATION” will open at the hob’art co-operative gallery, in the The Monroe Center for the Arts (720 Monroe St. – E208).

Ibou Ndoye and Liz Cohen will present mixed media art works. The exhibit will be open to the public from December 12, 2014 until January 4, 2015, and a reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday December 13, from 6-8 pm.

Appropriation Gallery Hob Art Monroe Center Hoboken NJ December 2014

Indigenous people inspire some to create art in Hoboken

Regarding this show, Liz Cohen says, “For years I have been fascinated by the art forms of the indigenous people of the earth, in particular, the Aboriginal people of Australia amongst whom I lived and worked for many years. The colors and symbol system I have created in my works are directly influenced by the art of the Aboriginal culture and other traditional artists I have met in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Ghana and Nigeria.”

While Ibou Ndoye states, “I am a storyteller who uses the visual imagery of my life in Senegal and my new life in America to share the idea that art is universal and that art is for everyone. I like to mix up the traditional African perspective with what I experience here in the United States to make fresh new images.”

Cohen adds, “We love to show together because our aesthetic is the same, even though we are from very different backgrounds and experiences. Our work is often mistaken for the others’ – hence we often get accused of copying!” The artists take pride in the fact that their works are seen as appropriations from each other. They feel that this idea — that they are literally “stealing” each others’ work — shows their respect for each others’ vision. The public is invited to come and determine for themselves if they are appropriating imagery or creating art that influences and flows from one to the other.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. You can hear in-depth talks from each artist on Sunday, December 21st at 3:30pm, as well.


Monroe Center Artist Studio Tour

Hoboken’s Monroe Center Artist Studio Tour – November 9, 2014

The Hoboken Artist Studio Tour will take place on Sunday November 9, from 12pm-6pm. Many Monroe Center tenants will be participating in the event by leaving the doors to their studios open to invite the public to come in and take a look around! This is a great opportunity for people to see some great artists, who are masters at their craft, hard at work. All aspiring artists, art collectors, customers, and anyone who appreciates art to come in and experience the creative process! Support your fellow Monroe Center artists and drop by to say hello!

The event will take place at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., Hoboken. Free parking is available; the center is located opposite the Congress Street/Ninth Street Light Rail Station.

Hoboken Artists Studio Tour 2014

Metal Masters of Monroe Center

Event: Metal Masters of Monroe Center – Oct. 24th

Still not enough people “go beyond the walls” of such places like the Monroe Center in Hoboken (720 Monroe Street). There are dozens of unique vendors, craftspeople and artists waiting to be discovered. One such event taking place this Friday (“Metal Masters”) will give you an opportunity to check out some artists who make metal their specialty. Read more below…

Metal Masters Monroe Center Hoboken NJ

Metal Masters of Monroe Center

The Monroe Center for the Arts presents “Metal Masters Of Monroe” in Studio E-415 on Friday, October 24th, from 5pm to 9pm at the Monroe Center located at 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken.

These artists work exclusively with metals:

The Metal Masters event is free to the public as well as parking in the rear lot. For further details contact: gp@monroecenter.com Telephone: 201-795-5000.


Mile Square Theatre presents: Cyrano

Hoboken’s premiere theatre group started 10 years ago, and their very first production was Cyrano. And to commemorate their Decennial anniversary, they bringing it back again!

Starting this Saturday, October 11th – through October 26th at the Edge Lofts uptown.

(Note that in 2015, Mile Square Theatre will be in their new, permanent home at The Artisan across the street.)

Cyrano Mile Square Theatre Hoboken NJ October 2014

Cyrano opens October 11th at Edge Lofts in Hoboken

Mile Square Theatre presents its 2014 Young Audiences production: Cyrano, Jo Roets’ fun and theatrical adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, at the Edge Lofts in Hoboken

What if you could single-handedly fight off 100 men? Or if your wit was as sharp as the sword you carry? And you wrote poetry that could make any person weep? Wouldn’t these attributes win you the affection of the woman you love? Not if you are Cyrano, whose oversized nose shames him into silence, believing no one could love him.

Mile Square Theatre presents Cyrano, Jo Roet’s delightful adaptation of the classic tale about a poet-warrior with a very large nose and even larger heart. This swashbuckling production features 15 characters played by three versatile actors who bring the story to life with wild theatricality.

Lenard Petit (star of MST’s A Christmas Carol and Artistic Director of the Michael Chekov Studios) returns to MST’s stage as Cyrano, reprising his performance that opened MST’s doors 12 years ago. He is joined by emerging artists Meeya Davis and Will Hardyman.

While Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County`s premiere professional theatre company, builds its new theatre space in The Artisan at 1408 Clinton Street, the company will perform across the street in the intimate Edge Lofts at 1405 Clinton, thanks to the generosity of Bijou Properties.

Cyrano, Adapted by Jo Roets, from Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, translated by Audrey Van Tuyckom

When: October 11 – 26, Saturdays @ 2pm and 5pm, and Sundays @ 11am and 3pm

Cyrano is also presented for performances for school groups on Wednesdays and Thursday. For information about reduced price tickets to school shows, contact: education@milesquaretheatre.org.

Cyrano is presented with the generous support of Bijou Properties, Hoboken Family Alliance, Ironstate, The Kessler Foundation, Party with Purpose, The Provident Bank Foundation, and the Rockefeller Group.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for students/seniors and can be purchased at milesquaretheate.org, or at the door. Reservations are STRONGLY recommended.


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Fall 2014 Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

Fall 2014 Hoboken Arts & Music Festival: Sunday, September 28th

Hoboken Arts Music Festival 2014The second of two annual Hoboken Arts & Music Festivals in 2014 takes place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Streets this Sunday, September 28th.

If the weather holds out, you can heads down on phone wander around the streets from 11am to 6pm to see countless of (mostly) out-of-town vendors selling food, artwork, and myriad of other trinkets and tchotchkes.

Big sellers are typically the zeppoles and fried crab cakes – and of course Cake Boss oglers will be around too. Three music stages also set up. The main stage is south of the CVS downtown, a kiddie stage at 3rd Street, and a secondary stage at the north end of the festival between 6th and 7th Streets. Hopefully for festival-goers, the turnout will be high, otherwise, it’ll be a giant bust. This is a rain or shine event.

Some of this year’s featured musical acts include:

Local Hoboken Singer Maddy Bowes

Lucky for you, one particular act stands out from the rest this year – and that is Maddy Bowes. She kicks off the 7th Street stage at 12:30pm, so that gives you incentive to arrive (and leave) early before the mad rush.

“Maddy Bowes, a fresh faced 16 year old out of Hoboken NJ, debuts with self-composed, musically addictive breakout songs that smash the heart.”

Her singing reel is below. Perhaps she’ll be a nationally recognized singer one day?