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Introducing the World of Puppetry - Presented by NJCU Center for the Arts

Joseph Cashore forming a marionette

Created By: Justin Tinker, Technical Director, NJCU Center for the Arts

This informative video provides classic examples of puppetry, ranging from shadow puppets to marionettes. To see more puppetry, we invite you to the October 10, 2020 performance of Simple Gifts by The Cashore Marionettes.
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YOU LEARN - Covered by NJCU's Musical Theatre Workshop


NJCU's MTW Singing

In our most challenging moments, even when kept apart from one another, the sharing of music, passion, love, art, theatre, story telling, purpose...can keep us forever together. New Jersey City University's Musical Theatre Workshop offers some joy and hope through the beauty of Alanis Morrisette's "You Learn," inspired by the Broadway Musical "Jagged Little Pill."

Video Editing - Paul Gargiulo.

Singers: Kirsten Ayala, Matthew Bratsch, Simone Briscoe, Jason Concepcion Mora, Marc G. Dalio, Marc Devaney, John DiPinto, Thomas Dougherty, Jonathan Drayton, Ashley Elrod, Kayla Evans, Byron Flores, Ariana Garcia, Jessica Garcia, Moses Garcia, Shari Gil,l Carmelina Glynn, Christine Marie Heath, Jonathan Jarvis, Ashley Leone, Melissa Melendez, Caylen Cara Enriquez Montemayor, AJ Natale, Miriam Navarrete, Kristina Plate, Damon Porter, Jenna Ravenda, Justin Reed, Francis Rodriguez, Alexa Rosado, Stephanie Rosario, Kaileen Santiago, Ryanne Soriano, Gabby Stanowski, Amaya Tillman, Gabriele Valle, Irley Vallejo, Olivia Ventura

Guitars - David Battelene     Piano - Marc G. Dalio     Kbds - Isaac Ezekiel Del Rosario 
Drums - Zach Maccini     Bass - Mike Ravenda 


Joel Zelnik Trio

Joel Zelnick Trio Performing

Joel Zelnik - Piano        Brian Glassman - Bass        David Cox - Drums

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Ingalls Recital Hall

These clips are from a screening of the documentary, "Time Remembered", about the late/great jazz pianist Bill Evans. The screening was hosted by pianist and NJCU Alumnus Joel Zelnik '69 and his trio. They performed a pre-screening concert featuring music of Bill Evans.

Video One: Beautiful Love
Video Two: The Touch of Your Lips

Joel Zelnick Trio Performing

Visual Arts Online Gallery


Photo of Boundless Light Visual Arts Exhibit

Boundless Light: Sunil Garg

Using light, form, color, and movement, Sunil Garg creates site-specific installations to turn NJCU’s Visual Arts Gallery into a multi-sensory environment which visitors can freely explore. Through Garg’s artistry, ordinary materials such as paper, chicken wire, and PVC are morphed into ethereal matter, constantly changing impressions, and reflecting colored lights. Although technologies enable this environment, they are almost invisible and visitors can get lost within a limitless space.

March 17 – April 17, 2020

Boundless Lights visual arts exhibit- Lights on screens
​Boundless light visual art exhibit - lights on wall with plaster shards
​Boundless light visual art exhibit - lights on wall with plaster shards
Photo of Common Language Visual Arts Exhibit

Common Language: Dahlia Elsayed

Common Language presents a series of works on paper and a site-specific ceramic installation by artist Dahlia Elsayed. Her allegorical landscapes use a symbolic vocabulary rooted in cartography, comics, and cosmology. Through Elsayed’s visual narrative, the exhibition explores the possibilities of transcultural visual communication, the potentials and limits of language, and the ways in which image and text modify each other for alternative meanings.

Common Language Visual Arts Exhibit
Common Language Visual Arts Exhibit
Common Language Visual Arts Exhibit
Photo of Neighbors Near and Far Visual Arts Exhibit

Neighbors Near and Far: Ibou Ndoye

Ibou Ndoye’s paintings are populated with the “neighbors” of his homeland Senegal, as well as his adopted homes, Hoboken and Jersey City. They wrestle, play music, and dress in colorful garments, for example. During his recent visit to Senegal, after eighteen years of living in the United States, he rediscovered his artistic and cultural roots and expresses them through dynamic forms and colors.

Neighbors Near and Far Visual Arts Exhibit
Neighbors Near and Far Visual Arts Exhibit
Neighbors Near and Far Visual Arts Exhibit

Uprooted: Abdebunmi Gbadebo

Rejecting traditional art materials associated with Whiteness, the Newark-based artist, Adebunmi Gbadebo chose human Black hair as her primary medium. Varied locs of hair climb up a wall in her sculpture, Dada. Hair is also embedded in her prints, with images referencing her ancestry. Even though having been “uprooted,” these hair locs carry histories and memories within their DNA of people of the African diaspora.

Uprooted Visual Arts Exhibit
Uprooted Visual Arts Exhibit
Uprooted Visual Arts Exhibit
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