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Jersey City Parks Coalition 3rd Annual Nature @Walk_Bye Art Exhibit: Friday, October 2nd – Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at 10 Jersey City Parks *FREE EVENT*

October 2 - October 4

FREE

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!

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/

Park Map & Locations will be available mid-September.

Things to Consider Before You Visit the JCPC @Walk_Bye Nature Walk

  • Bring a face covering and wear it at all times
  • If you are not feeling well, stay home! You can always follow the Instagram page!
  • If you are at risk for complications of COVID-19 because of underlying health conditions or other risk factors, please consider foregoing this walk
  • Observe social distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals, and 15 feet between groups
  • Please expect that there will be no bathrooms

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Walk_Bye Nature Walk Art Challenge JCAST 2020

This challenge is designed as a way to embrace the healing power of nature and encourage the collaborative aspect of Walk_Bye.  Nature Walk is the theme, and an international open call to celebrate nature in and around urban areas focused on the collaborative aspect of people around the globe connecting to and documenting nature in whatever way they feel inspired.

Walk_Bye™, the Jersey City Parks Coalition, and the Office of Cultural Affairs invite you to make a collage, a drawing, a sculpture, a cut paper piece, a maquette, or a photograph: any media at all. The completed entry form below should be sent to us by September 4, 2020. Shortlisted entries will be printed on large vinyl posters and hung at 10 parks in all six wards of Jersey City. No fee to enter.

The Open Call is to participate in Walk_Bye™ at the Jersey City Arts and Studio Tour. This year it will take place from October 1st through the 4th (article from last year: https://everythingjerseycity.com/jcast-2019-wrap-up/). The aim is to bring artists together from around the world to interpret nature. Approved submissions will be printed on large (approximately 2 x 3 feet) vinyl posters, and hung in one of the 28 parks part of 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.

Submission counts as permission to reproduce for usage by Walk_Bye and its partners. Posters will be auctioned off at $100 per poster to raise funds for the Jersey City Parks Coalition at some point after JCAST ends. Artists retain ownership of intellectual property.

Please email JCPCART1@gmail.com with any queries.

https://forms.gle/WJpMWfcTDzM1rAov8

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JCPC OcTREEber Art Challenge JCAST Kids 2020 : (Youth participants must be 19 years of age or under)

We all love art, learning, and spending time out in nature, so why not combine the three?!

Walk_Bye™, the Jersey City Parks Coalition, and the Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to announce the OcTREEber Art Challenge. Shortlisted entries will be printed on large vinyl posters and hung at parks in all six wards of Jersey City for JCAST 2020. Youth participants must be 19 years of age or under. The object of this activity is to get our youth thinking creatively and defining such ideas as

This challenge is designed to encourage the collaborative aspect of Walk_Bye. It is FREE to enter the competition. The entrants are asked to make a collage, a drawing, a sculpture, a cut paper piece, or a maquette: whatever you want to describe your favorite activity to do at the park. Create artwork using paint, pencils, string, paper, pens, toys, legos, leafs, rocks, magazines, color paper, flowers, newspaper, ANYTHING – we love recycled art too!

The Open Call is to participate in Walk_Bye™ at the Jersey City Arts and Studio Tour. This year it will take place from October 1st through the 4th (article from last year: https://everythingjerseycity.com/jcast-2019-wrap-up/). Approved submissions will be printed on large (approximately 2 x 3 feet) vinyl posters, and hung in one of the 28 parks part of 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.

Submission counts as permission to reproduce for usage by Walk_Bye and its partners. Posters will be auctioned off at $100 per poster to raise funds for the Jersey City Parks Coalition at some point after JCAST ends. Artists retain ownership of intellectual property.

Please email JCPCART1@gmail.com with any queries.

*** Art Submission Due: September 4th 2020 ***

Use the link below to submit your artwork: https://forms.gle/QEevsD7MgTdX9mPx9

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About the Artist, Curator, Producer of @Walk_Bye:  Catalina Aranguren

http://www.argia.photos/

Artist Statement

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

JCParks.org

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

http://www.argia.photos/

 

 

Organizers

Paula Mahayosnand
@Walk_Bye
Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs
Audubon Park
Hamilton Park
Van Vorst Park
Pershing Field Park
Boyd McGuiness Park
Canco Park
Oak Street Park
Riverview Fisk Park
Village Park
Pershing Field