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Hudson Reporter: Art House Celebrates Artists with Disabilities for Virtual Access JC Fridays

By Submitted Content - May 21, 2021

Art House Productions has announced “Virtual Access JC Fridays,” on Friday, June 4 at 6 – 9 p.m. online via Zoom. Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, music and dance performances, art demonstrations, and studio tours from 20 participating artists and organizations.

The full event descriptions are available on

Access JC Fridays aims to be inclusive and encourages participants to present work from artists with disabilities and/or work that celebrates disability in its many forms. 55% of the presenters are showcasing work from artists with disabilities in their segments.

“Virtual Access JC Fridays is an incredible opportunity to meet all types of artists with disabilities, and for those artists to showcase their work in a completely accessible setting,” says Art House Access Committee Chair Rachel Handler.

“It is imperative for arts organizations to not only make their programs accessible for patrons, but also for artists themselves,” says Producing Director Courtney Little. “Virtual Access JC Fridays puts inclusivity at the forefront of our quarterly festival, giving these talented artists an intentional platform to meet new patrons and sell their work. The virtual format allows artists the ability to present from wherever they are most comfortable, eliminating some of the barriers that artists with disabilities frequently face.”

Admission is free, advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register, please visit The event will feature live ASL interpreters and Closed Captions. For questions about accessibility and patrons services, please email

JC Fridays is sponsored by Jersey City Municipal Council & Cultural Affairs, Historic Downtown SID, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Support for Access expenses on this program provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).

Virtual Access JC Fridays Lineup – June 4, 2021

6:00pm – 7:00pm EST: The Heights, Greenville, West Side & Historic Downtown THE SENSATIONAL COUNTRY BLUES WONDERS! The World Will Break Your Heart AMY NEUFELD A Stroll Through the Ethereal Forest PROJECT GREENVILLE Lemonade * KAREN CARATTINI Artist Profile ANDREA DRENZEK Tiny Scenes from Everyday Things WARREN MAYENGA Artist Profile THE ARTS ACCESS PROGRAM AT MATHENY I Need A Video Camera SILVERMAN AND THE HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION The Arrival: Expressions of Nohi *

7:00pm – 8:00pm EST: Historic Downtown ART HOUSE GALLERY Living with the INVISIBLE THEDA SANDIFORD ART Emotional Baggage Carts PRO ARTS JERSEY CITY Resilient NOW PROJECT SPACE Art in Isolation * ART FAIR 14C Resident Artist Danielle Scott * KAREN HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY Artist Profile

8:00pm – 9:00pm EST: Historic Downtown & Journal Square JACK HALPIN Singer/Songwriter Jack Halpin ED & MARY’S Chopped Art Edition * DVORA GALLERY Jocelyn Fine Paintings/Rainbow Thursdays Artists * ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS John McGinty: In Performance VILLAGE WEST GALLERY Juichigatsu in Jersey City – work from 5 Japanese artists REFINED ARTIST Acrylic Paintings and Graphic Design Prints SPERANZA THEATRE COMPANY Poetry with Speranza MONIRA FOUNDATION Tales Told from Fold Out Chairs by Azikiwe Mohammed and in heaven’s wakanda by Rashad Wright Presenters with a * next to their listing have an in-person component to their event.

Zoom is an online video conferencing software that allows you to virtually interact when in-person meetings and events aren’t possible. Participants must have wifi, download the application on a computer or smartphone, and sign up for a free Zoom account to participate. The Art House staff are available to help troubleshoot registration and download; please email for assistance.

Art House Productions is generously supported by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, MACK-CALI Realty, SILVERMAN, The Princeton Foundation, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, The Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs, Masterwork Arts, and Genova Burns.

Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theater, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions, and adult and youth art classes. For more information about Art House programs, please visit our website at Follow on social media @arthouseproductions @arthouseprods To sign up for Art House’s mailing list, please click here:



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