Cathedral Market Day Festival

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Not your ordinary Flea Market, Cathedral Market Day, a fundraiser to benefit Grace Church Van Vorst and its outreach activities, will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the church on 39 Erie Street, Jersey City. The church will be filled with UPSCALE THRIFT—curated, new or gently used items of home décor, art, jewelry and accessories, toys, hand crafted items, and clothing for adults and children. Featured will be a café and baked goods plus face painting and art activities for children. Bring the whole family for a day of food, finds and fun. Admission is free.

ORQUESTRA BRASILEIRA DE ARTE

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The concert will take place at Grace Church on the corner of 2nd & Erie in downtown JC.

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 pm

Following the caroling party, join ORQUESTRA BRASILEIRA DE ARTE, CULTURA E HISTÓRIA (OBACH) for a delightful afternoon of festive classical and holiday music. On the program are gems by Corelli, Garcia, Handel, Vivaldi, McDowell, and Irving Berlin! The concert is free and open to the public.

Don’t miss the chance to hear these delightful musicians from Brazil in this beautiful, acoustically perfect space!

@WalterParks LIVE

2016062811_71yru2Friday, September 30 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM

TIX – $10.00

Cathedral Arts Live is thrilled to kick off its sophomore season by hosting legendary blues and jazz guitarist Walter Parks as he lays down tracks for a new album!

Walter built an international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, as half of the folk-duo The Nudes, and as leader of the neo-southern rock group Swamp Cabbage.

Described by singer Judy Collins as “a musical treasure,” Walter’s “soulful Americana rock” is an immersive experience in “warm guitar melodies, smoky vocals and troubadour narratives that gather strength with age,” according to WNYC.

You don’t want to miss it!

CAF Live Presents “Day of the Dead”

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CAF Live is an extension of the already successful and vibrant Cathedral Arts Festival, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. This innovative performance series, combining music, dance, theater, and visual arts, seeks to offer the highest level of artistic talent at an affordable price in the downtown Jersey City neighborhood. Buy Tickets HERE 

Mark your calendar and don’t miss this first event in our CAF Live Series.  It will be AMAZING!

2015-10-15_11-10-23About Curiosity Cabinet (from website)

Curiosity Cabinet (proper noun): 20th- and 21st-century chamber music collective whose drawers filled are with the musical curiosities and talents of 20 instrumentalists and 6 singers, each as unique as any wildlife oddity.  Founded in 2009 by composer and conductor Whitney George, The Curiosity Cabinet’s interdisciplinary thematic performances champion new works by living composers, combined with the immersive drama of sounds, images and gestures, and invite audiences to indulge in the pleasure of spectacle, in the fun of looking as well as listening, and in the disorientating effect of satire. Among the ensemble’s accolades include the Robert Engelman Award for the premiere performance of George’s 50-minute monodrama The Yellow Wallpaper (2010) and the CUNY Graduate Center’s prestigious Robert Starer Award for George’s 13-movement work The Anatomy of the Curiosity Cabinet (2011). Other performance highlights include the annual New York City Composers NOW festival (since 2011), the premiere of selections of a new opera by David Bridges (2011), and performing as the ensemble-in-residence at the annual Hartford Women Composers’ Festival (2011).  Its recent interdisciplinary collaborations include the Satie-inspired theatrical installation Un Lieu de Vie with artist collective Concrete Timbre (2014) and The Curious Tale of Ed Leeskalnin with puppeteer Daniel Patrick Fay at Standard Toykraft Theater in Brooklyn (2015).  In the 2015-16 season, The Curiosity Cabinet will be collaborating with Daniel Patrick Fay, Concrete Timbre on their newest theatrical presentation, 4 Wars, and Fresh Squeezed Opera on their annual spring production.

2015-10-15_11-11-03About Storyteller Julie Pasqual (from her blog)

Julie Pasqual is a storyteller who’s performances are infused with physicality and movement from her dance training, comic moments from her work in clowning, a deep love of language from her work as an actress, and a love of world cultures and folktales born from her travels to (so far) 49 of the 50 states, and 12 countries. Using all of her performance skills, and an ever present spirit of playfulness, Julie brings stories to audiences from pre-schoolers to prisoners, and everyone in between in single shows, assemblies, workshops, and residencies. Schools, libraries, festivals, museums, group homes, shelters, detention centers, and even weddings, have been some of her venues. When not telling tales, she can be found performing for the Big Apple Circus Clown Care hospital program bringing joy and fun to hospitalized children and their families, and teaching the ancient practice of yoga at several studios, and women’s shelters, as well as running to nowhere on the nearest available treadmill!!!

dance1About Drew University Dance Department (from their website)

The dance program at Drew University is a balance between learning and honing basic technique skills with choreographic collaboration and creativity. The technique classes offered are, Ballet, Movement for the Musical Stage and Contemporary Dance and Movement. Each focus on the fundamental basics of alignment and coordination mixed with the artistic interpretation and performance aspect of the given genre of dance that is being focused on. All classes encourage not only technical development, but a historical appreciation for the studied genre of that semester. Classes include a somatic approach with a strong foundation in anatomical principles which promote healthy as well as artistic movement.

The choreography class is also offered both semesters. Students must complete at least one technique class or participate in a dance show before joining the choreography class in the fall.

The dance program also hosts a guest artist in the spring who teaches a master class as well as a performance for the Drew community. Recent internationally known performers include Lava, Momix, Claire Porter, Eiko and Koma, Roseanne Spradlin, Guta Hedwig and Erick Hawkins Dance Company.

See you at the Cathedral Arts Festival!

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The Cathedral Arts Festival is Jersey City’s longest-running annual art exhibition and celebration of artists and community. Each year, the beautiful 160-year-old sanctuary of Jersey City’s beloved Grace
Church Van Vorst is transformed into an art gallery featuring dozens of artists from the tri-state area.

This year, the Silver Anniversary celebration will kick off TOMORROW with a formal champagne gala.

This year the festival is presented with the help of Silverman, The Brightside Tavern, and Tommy Two Scoops. All work is for sale with 60% of the sale going to the exhibiting artist and 40% to Grace Church and Grace Community Services.

BUY TICKETS

Time to Buy Your CAF Gala Tickets!

cathedral_artsThe Cathedral Arts Festival is Jersey City’s longest-running annual art exhibition and celebration of artists and community. Each year, the beautiful 160-year-old sanctuary of Jersey City’s beloved Grace
Church Van Vorst is transformed into an art gallery featuring dozens of artists from the tri-state area.

This year, the Silver Anniversary celebration will kick off with a formal champagne gala on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

This year the festival is presented with the help of Silverman, The Brightside Tavern, and Tommy Two Scoops. All work is for sale with 60% of the sale going to the exhibiting artist and 40% to Grace Church and Grace Community Services.

BUY TICKETS

CAF 2012 Call for Art: September 20th Deadline!

 

The Cathedral Arts Festival, the largest and longest-running celebration of artists and the arts in Hudson County, proudly announces its 23rd annual Festival and Gala. The creative gifts of our evergrowing pool of submitting artists and the dedication of passionate art supporters, both behind the scenes and in the crowds, have helped to make Cathedral Arts Festival a treasured cultural institution in the county, and a crown jewel in the cultural fabric that is historic downtown Jersey City. This year’s festival has been themed “Spirit of Community” to celebrate the spirit that brings together artists, supporters, congregation, and neighborhood for this event.

Our gallery venue is, itself, a work of art. The beautiful, 159-year-old sanctuary of Jersey City’s beloved Grace Church Van Vorst is the permanent home for this annual exhibition and festival. Our traditional champagne gala will officially open the visual art gallery on Saturday, November 3rd and the exhibition will remain open throughout the fall holiday season. The festival will end with the closing of the gallery on Friday, November 30.

We now reach out to our local art community and beyond to find the artists and work that will define CAF 23. As always, artwork in all media and encompassing all subject matter will be considered, but this year we ask specifically for work that reflects the theme “Spirit of Community.” The curatorial team asks that all submissions be new to CAF and our gallery space, not recently exhibited locally, physically available to CAF from drop-off weekend through the close of the festival, and reasonably priced so that visitors to the gallery might be encouraged and able to purchase original art of exceptional quality. All work is for sale with 60% of the sale going to the exhibiting artist and 40% to Grace Church and Grace Van Vorst Community Services.

Please submit up to six JPEGS (preferred) or prints of your work. JPEGs/prints should be of good quality, true to color, and named so as to be easily identifiable to the artist and for content. Please submit JPEGs that are 72 dpi. For each submission please clearly note/provide the following:
• Artist name and contact information (address, phone(s) and email)
• Title of Work
• Medium of Artwork
• Dimensions (height x width x length)
• Price
• One-Page resume

We encourage all artists who can to submit work via email by forwarding all materials and info to: caf-art@gracevanvorst.org. You may, however, mail your submission or drop it off at the church.

All submissions, however, must be received on or before September 20th to be considered. If you choose to submit by mail, send all information to Grace Church Van Vorst, Attention: CAF 23 Artwork Submissions. Decisions regarding accepted work can be expected on or before October 10th.
Accepted artwork must be delivered (ready to install; hardware included) to Grace Church Van Vorst on Friday, October 19th from 6pm-9pm or on Saturday, October 20th from 9am to 11am.

GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST – 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 659-2211 / www.gracevanvorst.org