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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Labor Daze

Okay all of you fans of drawing, sketching, char coaling, painting naked people. This week, three of your local life drawing classes are working together on an Exquisite Corpse drawing Project and fundraiser. Tonight's (R) Life Drawing at Paul Vincent Studios, 58's Thursday Life Drawing Class [correction there is no drawing class at the Lex Leonard Gallery this friday ] will all dedicate the final 20 minutes of their classes to allow artists to draw either a head, torso, or legs to be used for the project. The event is a benefit for Peace by Piece Studio. For more information please contact the Tina Maneca at Manecatin (at) Rumor has it that Jersey City Craft Mafia is also involved so please be careful :). And for those needing more bodies of proof check out next Saturday's (9/12) exhibit at the Jonathan Levine Gallery, London artist d*face, will be "Re-interpreting the exquisite corpse concept, each piece in Ludovico Aversion Therapy features a singular composite subject created using an amalgamation of various branded corporate identity mascots combined with classic superhero characters, interspersed with typography derived from comic book art and advertising." I ope that cleared things up in your head.

The completed Exquisite Corpse works will be on display during the Jersey City Art Studio Tour Weekend October 3 -5th. With limited city funding, the struggle to raise and find funds is keeping all of us busy. Yep that's our jobs folks trying to make a scene happen and trying to pay for it at the same time. In case you didn't notice, Creative Grove took a hiatus last Friday, and even though it rained, the event was cancelled for costs, or lack of. And if you made last Wednesdays Movie at Van Vorst, again that was the final movie of the season unless more funds can be raised. And for teh projects I am working on again, I don't want to throw up the hay sh*t we have a problem, but again it's money that matters in making things happen in the city. So please support your local businesses that support the arts and supports the arts when you can. For the 4th Street Art and Music festival we are auctioning off a bike (see fl yer on side) and next Sunday we have a Mac and Cheese bake off.

Wednesday's Line-up for Groove on Grove has Snow Ball 37 and Lamp Post Band Booker and Bartender, Joe Conderacci's Third Party out for a sunny day. In between the two bands, Jersey City's Brazilian martial artists, Au Capoeira will dancefightsing their wares with a demonstration. Their classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Grassroots Community Space. Equal Degrees of Sunshowers will also be found at Jupiter One's listening party at Piano's this evening (7pm). For an afterward, Steff has recruited Chico Mann's Marcos Garcia to spin for the GonG after party at Lamppost while DJ Sup Babes has Luckys undercover.

On Thursday Night, Ben Franklin is bringing crates of their new CD, Optimist to Pianos for a record release party. I'll be bringing my crates of tunes to the Lamp Post on Thursday for a Pre-labor Day weekend karaoke dance off, as usual it should be an all dude affair with Leonard Smalls holding the ladies hostage at Luckys...Next Saturday on September 12th, I'll be pre celebrating my birthday at Luckys with Leonard Smalls so mark it down. On Friday Night, I am spinning for DJ Hells Yeah at LITM.

Comedy Night at the Stockinette returns this Friday. You can start laughing at 7:30 Asie Mohtarez, Dave Greek
Carrie Gravenson do it all for $3. Caligula has Death Doom Deeds at Lamp Post and DJ Jason is at Bar Majestic. 33 Jones has an art opening Friday Night and Nathan Carpenter plays at Pete's Candy Store.

Saturday, Any Day Parade is kicking off their September Tour with a Bon Voyage show at the Iron Monkey with Fairmont and the Fringe Dwellers, if you haven't heard IMAC is temporarily closed for some "repairs" but their shows are back on the second floor for now. Check back later on when we are having the closing reception for John Feskens Ehullek Tragedies at 58. Next Thursday, we have Hiroshi's Kumagai's Binary Love art opening, and then things get full tilt with JC Friday next week. This weeks, Vinyl Solution is on Holiday for the weekend and there's no music at Made with Love Organics, since Celeste is closed until Sept.

Sunday and Monday will be Volleyball Days this week. Tracey and Ruril may even be setting up the net on Saturday as well. As for me I'll be there on Monday with the grill.