NJCU Center for the Arts Announces Cultural Events for May 2017

NJCU Center for the Arts Announces Cultural Events for May 2017

Becoming Iranian, on view in the Lemmerman Gallery (May 1-12), is Bijan Roghanchi’s photo-documentary of his two-year sojourn in Iran as some one of both Iranian and American nationalities. The BFA Exhibition, held off-site at Kearny Point (on view thru May 14), features work by the class of 2017 – NJCU’s largest ever crop of art department undergraduates.

The Media Arts Department presents its Annual Showcase of film, video, and digital media at the historic Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Journal Square (May 10).

NJCU and its newly formed Arts Advisory Board have sponsored a series of free workshops this spring as part of a larger effort to support local arts organizations and artists, and the final event is a Breakfast Symposium (May 11). This moderated panel discussion will feature New Jersey artists, arts managers, funders, and policy makers in an open dialogue about enhancing the cultural vitality of Jersey City and the region. The Breakfast Symposium is FREE with RSVP, and will be held at the NJCU School of Business in downtown Jersey City.

For the full calendar of events and additional information on NJCU performing, visual, and literary arts, visit www.njcu.edu/arts or call 201-200-3426.

All events are open to the public, and for most, admission is free.

Reservations and advance tickets may be purchased online at www.njcu.edu/arts or in person at the box office, which opens one hour prior to performances. For group sales and reservations, please contact the box office directly: boxoffice@njcu.edu.



Becoming Iranian: Bijan Roghanchi

May 1 – 12

Reception: Thursday, May 4, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery at NJCU

NJCU art department alumnus Bijan Roghanchi spent more than two years in Iran, photographing his sojourn while asking, “What does it mean to be Iranian?” from his perspective as a person of both Iranian and American nationalities. This exhibition of more than 25 images is accompanied by a recently published book under the same title.

BFA Exhibition

On view thru May 14

Gallery hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Kearny Point
78 John Miller Way
Kearny, NJ 07032
973-447-4336 / www.kearnypoint.com

An off-site group show featuring work by the class of 2017, NJCU's largest ever crop of BFA undergraduates.

The 2017 BFA Exhibition is generously hosted by Kearny Point.


NJCU Orchestra

Lou Kosma, conductor

Friday, May 5

7:30 p.m.

Margaret Williams Theatre at NJCU

$15 general / $5 students and seniors

An evening of classical music that includes Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra (Ludwig Beethoven), Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, Op. 3 No.10 (Antonio Vivaldi), and Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Gustav Mahler).


Media Arts Department Showcase

Wednesday, May 18

7:00 p.m.
Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City

$3 suggested donation

The Media Arts Department presents its annual awards and showcase of film, video, and digital media, including works by the Media Arts Department’s MFA Program (IMAP – Integrated Media Arts Production).


Arts & Culture Breakfast Symposium

Thursday, May 11

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Skyline Room, NJCU School of Business

200 Hudson Street, Jersey City


Join NJCU for a breakfast and a moderated panel discussion featuring New Jersey stakeholders (artists, arts managers, funders, policy makers) for an open dialogue on what we can do to enhance and support the cultural vitality of Jersey City and the region. Panelists: Brian Platt, Director of New Jersey City Innovation Team, Mayor’s Office; Elizabeth Cain, Director of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Office; Christine Goodman, Founding Director of Arts Productions; Robinson Holloway, New Jersey City Arts Council.