The Jersey City Parks Coalition (JCPC) in collaboration with @Walk_Bye and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to present the Jersey City Parks Coalition @Walk_Bye Nature Walk Art Exhibit.
This year’s event will held in 10 different Jersey City Parks in all 6 Jersey City Wards. It’s FREE!
Take a self-guided tour and visit 10 different Jersey City Parks. You’ll discover some of the best Jersey City parks and view art submissions created by local Jersey City Artists.
This year we expanded our annual “Nature Call for Art” and received entries from artist across the United States and from countries all around the world!
Boyd McGuiness Park
Oak Street Park
Van Vorst Park
Pershing Field Park
Check back in Mid-September! We’ll be posting a map of the 10 Jersey City Parks participating in the 30th Annual Jersey City Arts and Studio Tour 2020.
Want a sneak peak of the art we’ve received…
Visit us on Instagram @Walk_Bye
Once selection is made, artwork will be printed in 3×2 feet of vinyl and placed in parks in #jerseycity, members of @jcparkscoalition as part of @jcartstudiotour by @jcartandculture
For more information visit us at: https://www.thejcast.com/listings/jersey-city-parks-coalition/
About the Artist, Curator, Producer of @Walk_Bye: Catalina Aranguren
Catalina Aranguren’s work is a dialogue about the modern world and our place in it. Light is the foundation and sets the tone of the conversation. Her work explores relationships between the learned and the subconscious. Because of the diversity of cultures in which she grew up, and perhaps in spite of them, her work explores the relationship between perception and cognition. Oftentimes in her work she captures an instant, which forces the viewer to come closer to explore for more detail, or to take a step back to understand the full picture. The idea of the “perceived” and the “actual” are rapidly shifting cultural concepts, though their ability to elicit reactions of fondness and fear remains a constant. As an artist she has the unique opportunity to exemplify, subvert, and redefine these concepts, adding her voice to a dialogue between the viewer and their history.
About the Jersey City Parks Coalition
Founded in 2005, the Jersey City Parks Coalition is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that assists in the development and maintenance of Jersey City’s parks and public spaces. The mission of the Jersey City Parks Coalition is to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.
The Coalition aspires to build a great city-wide organization that sets the standard for, and spreads the principles of, democracy through community empowerment and the principles of world-class park management for the betterment of all residents. The Coalition is committed to sustaining this operating model to provide a legacy for future generations of Jersey City residents and all users of the park and public space. Beginning with three member parks, The Jersey City Parks Coalition has grown to more than 20 community and parks groups that maintain, beautify and organize activities for their parks and surrounding neighborhoods. All residents are welcome to join any of the member organizations working on parks and public spaces near you.
Since 2005, the Parks Coalition has empowered residents and volunteers to get involved in greening projects, resulting in healthier and more sustainable communities throughout the City. Beginning with three member parks, the Jersey City Parks Coalition has grown to more than 20 community and parks groups that maintain, beautify and organize programs and activities for their parks and surrounding neighborhoods.The coalition believes in protecting, increasing and caring for our precious open spaces. “There is no better tool to bring about change in your neighborhoods than through parks and green initiative. We’ve learned this time and time again. Our parks are at the center of change.” says Mory Thomas, former Vice President of the JCPC.” (From City of Trees Page)
For more information visit us at: JCParks.org
@Walk_Bye JCPC Nature Challenge graphics curtesy of Catalina Aranguren