As a tribute to the Arts District, Canopy by Hilton showcases the exceptional work of talented local artists selected by the hotel’s Art Curator, Stefania Panepinto of Panepinto Galleries. The area’s dynamic history and energy shine through the colourful murals by Ricardo Roig and Jenna Morello, who pay homage to the Powerhouse Arts District and industrial Jersey City of the past.
“As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation, Jersey City has an exciting and vibrant art scene that grows stronger and larger each year. We wanted to make sure our guests were able to see and feel the energy of the neighborhood through our eclectic arts program,” said Art Curator Stefania Panepinto. “We are extremely proud of the art on display at the hotel. Not only are the pieces created by local and regional artists but they each tell the story of Jersey City in their own unique manner.”
A key feature of the hotel’s art program is a meticulously curated on-going rotating art collection that is infused throughout Canopy Central. Artists include: Adam Weston, Augusto Fanjul, Benjamin Keating, Candy Le Sueur, Catherine Hart, Cheryl Gross, Elaine Lorenz, Eliana Perez, Glenn Garver, Howard Nathenson, Joe Velez, Megan Maloy, Mr. NYC Subway.
Three distinctive areas within the hotel, collectively coined the Canopy Central Art Studios, give local artists a place to create new works while providing guests with a real-time opportunity to witness the creative process, from the painting studio at the social seating area and the photography/print studio at the retreat to the sculpture studio at the café.
Limited edition silkscreen prints by Gary Lichtenstein inspired by the Dixon Mills Pencil Factory are displayed in all guest rooms, while the corridors are brought to life with original acrylic paintings by Candy Le Sueur and hand-made cyanotype prints as well as photography by Tatsuro Nishimura.
August 5, 2020 - June 15, 2021
On view daily seven days a week!
Canopy by Hilton, 159 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
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