Victory Arts Projects: OUR PUBLIC ART PROJECTS 2007-2010
Public projects over the past ten years have involved collaborations with Jersey City agencies, schools and real estate developers.
MLK HUB MURALS/Jersey City
Victory Arts Projects worked with Snyder High School Students creating murals and art-signage at the MLK HUB shopping area in Jersey City.
Thanks to Jersey City Redevelopment Corp. for sponsoring this project. Students designed and painted mural and Street Art project using shadow-stencils of students and spray-paint designs. Project Instructors: Kim Wiseman, Gregory Charles, Graham McNamara, Mike Markman.
Students (grade 8-12): Malcolm Jamal Plang, Melissa Mercado, Abby Loughlin, Eddie Roderiguez, Kevin Conlin, Cara Donovan, Georgia Hilmer, Katie Wells, NathalieVelez, Stephanie Velez, Alvin Manalese, Gabriella Tersigni
Artists: Jen Parisio, James Pustorino
2009-20011: Windows of Inspiration at MLK HUB: a public art display featuring noted artists from the Jersey City community.
The windows at the corner of MLK and VA Avenue, JC, across from the MLK light-rail are now emblazoned with six foot tall, full-color, beautiful designs and inspirational quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. The project showcases artworks by Ibou Ndoye, Gregory Charles and Mike Markman, three talented artists committed to working with young people in our neighborhoods.
The Windows are part of Jersey City Redevelopment Agency’s
on-going public art plan for the HUB area. JCRA enlisted Victory Arts Projects to produce public art for the area in 2009.
Working in conjunction with Jersey City Cultural Affairs, VAP has organized murals, street-art, and the Windows of Inspiration display to showcase the creativity of our area’s professional artists and talented students.
Ibou Ndoye is originally from Senegal, Africa, and has been living in Jersey City for about ten years. He teaches at Academy School and has produced workshops at the JC Public Library, St Joseph School for the Blind, Grace Church, and Montgomery Gardens Housing Project in Jersey City, and has also done projects with the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCaDA), Brooklyn, NY, ArtReach XIV Inner-city Mentoring Program, City Without Walls, Newark, Camp Allen Special Needs Camp, Bedford, NH, among others. His glass-paintings and other artworks have been exhibited in Europe, Africa and the US.
Michael Markman was born and raised in New York City and has been a resident of Jersey City for the past eighteen years. Mr. Markman’s artwork has been showcased in galleries throughout the east coast of the United States and he had an solo exhibit at the Jersey City Hall Rotunda Gallery. Mr. Markman was the co-curator of the exhibition . A fusion at the William Brennan courthouse in Jersey City. His Illustrations have been published in various periodicals such as The Nation, New York Newsday and the Jersey City Journal. Mr. Markman is the author and illustrator of a children’s book titled “The Path: An Adventure In African History.” and has lectured and taught art at the Urban League, Hudson Community College City of New York, The Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum and the Jersey City Arts High School Program. He is currently an Art Specialist at P.S.#5 in Jersey City.
Gregory Charles is an graphic arts instructor at Snyder High School and is a Jersey City native. He is a product of Jersey City public schools Visual and performing arts high school program where he learned to improve on his artistic skills and was eventually accepted into the Cooper Union School of art in New York City N.Y. When he graduated from Cooper Union in 2001, he became an art teacher at P.S # 9 in Jersey City N.J. and a swimming coach to the Jersey City Special Olympics team. In 2010 Greg's art was featured in the Jersey City magazine. He is very active in the Jersey City art scene and he currently coaches swimming for Ferris High school.
Constructions in the Sunken Garden
Sculpture at The Mack-Cali Atrium,
Harborside Financial Center 3, Jersey City.
September 29th to October 17th 2009
-a part of the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour
“You can stroll along a sunlit plaza, peer through leafy plants and encounter pyramids, pass a bridge that goes nowhere, see a street sign that listens,…” All this and more happens at Constructions in the Sunken Garden-Sculpture at Mack-Cali Atrium Harborside 3. A showcase for Jersey Area sculptors, the beautiful waterfront atrium will be a garden of fantastic creations this fall. The sculpture fills the central plaza and sunken garden area and provides an enchanting respite for the many shoppers and business people passing through.
Mack-Cali Atrium is one of the premier public business spaces in the city. The ground-floor glassed-in greenhouse sits between the Hudson River and the Trump Tower and is visited by thousands of people at work and play every day. It’s not often that 3D artists get to show their major works in such an evocative setting. Tree limbs and mechanical systems interact in Joe Chirchirillo’s kinetic structures and Maggie Ens weaves complex networks of artificial and natural materials; tangles of childhood mementos and homey and industrial parts that make meaningful connections from familiar merchandise. Artists include Jeff Macaluso, Matt Miller, Raul Villarreal, Bill Rodwell, Albert Pedula, Bill Rybak, Carol Schwartz and Arcady Kotler.
Jersey City - Fall 2008 Banners at 77Hudson/70 Greene
Fish Out of Land,
an eclectic collection of major sculptural works,
at The Mack-Cali Atrium,
Harborside Financial Center 3, Jersey City.
from September 29th to October 13th,2007
Artists Joe Chirchirillo, Maggie Ens, Nicholas Parisi, the Agitators group, Nugyen Smith, Steve Singer, Brian Gustafson, Norm Francoeur and Keungsuk K. Sexton will display major works throughout the plaza-atrium area. Guests from New York with ties to our city include Gary O'Conner, Thomas Broadbent and Jeff Macalouso each of who's playful work includes familiar, colorful materials that fascinate kids and adults. We are very pleased to include a work by Carole A. Feuerman, who has shown world-wide and is acknowledged as one of America's major realist sculptors. Organized by Graham McNamara, and James Pustorino, Fish out of Land is an example of the talent and potential of the Jersey City art scene.