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Once She Dries - Opening Reception // 6:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 3rd, 6pm-9pm SMUSH Gallery

Meagan Woods & Nancy Cohen/Once She Dries

Once She Dries is an installation-performance that tells the story of coral reefs during our current geologic age, the Anthropocene. Follow the perilous journey of Coral as she navigates an unstable climate that threatens to bleach and dry her entire reef, endangering Coral and our world as we know it. The piece unfolds as a looped recording, featuring projected text, vocals, piano, violin, and montaged video design. Once She Dries is created by Jersey City based artists Meagan Woods and Nancy Cohen.

Opening Reception Friday, March 3 | 6-9p

Gallery Hours | March 4 - April 1 Thursdays & Fridays 6-9p Saturdays 12-6p Sundays 2-6p

Special Events March 11, Screening of the documentary "Coral Woman" @ 6p March 19, Make + Share Youth Art Workshop @ 1p March 19, Water Futures: Arts + Science Talk @ 4p March 21, Spring Community Potluck @ 6:30p April 2, Closing Reception 2-6p

Visit for more information. All events are free and open to the public.

*Plan your visit: Once She Dries loops every 30 minutes, beginning on the hour and half hour. Gallery hours are free and open to the public, no reservation required.

Supported by public funds from the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund. SMUSH Gallery is wheelchair accessible and large print librettos will be available. Please email with accessibility requests.


  • Wheelchair Accessible.

  • Large print librettos will be available. Please email with accessibility requests.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • none



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