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MARTINA HANNA CREATES A SURREAL URBAN ART EXPERIENCE AT SURF CITY 7.28.2019
July 26 @ 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM$10 – $15
We are welcoming you to Art at Night’s second event of summer 2019 for this upcoming Friday 7/28/2019. Art at Night produces immersive art experiences with local urban artists at different venues in Jersey City as a cultural strategy to promote and support the local art community. Giving the artist complete freedom in their 6 hour live exhibition, starting with a larger than life sized canvas, we hope to entice patrons to engage with the exhibiting artist’s creative process, giving a new meaning to the artist and audience relationship while simultaneously creating a new way to experience the urban nightlife.
Art at Night offers not only a space in which artists can take conceptual risks to explore ideas of expression, process & endurance while investigating the meaning of a relationship with an audience all the while sharing a new way to experience urban night life.
With Ms. Hanna at the forefront of generating reactive projects, this event has the possibility to turn into an explosion of art and nightlife culture that one has not seen before. The Press and Media have an exclusive hour while the artist begins her project, prior to the VIP Pre-Party (starting at 8 pm) that includes a cocktail hour and appetizers with an invited list of local influencers, other New Jersey artists and important returning patrons of the local bar Surf City.
The schedule of the night:
6 pm: Artist Set up
7 PM: Press & Media Only
8 PM: VIP Pre-Party & Cocktail Hour
9 PM: Doors Open to General Admission
About the artist:
How to Astral Project: Martina Hanna Artist Bio
Martina graduated from Mason Gross and since then has focused on continuing her portfolio through radical responses and critiques of America’s socio-political state, including consumerism, the gender war, and the problematic catch 22 women in today’s society face. For her thesis, she produced an experimental time-lapse film of herself painting the same canvas over and over again, each time the work evolving to something completely different.
By challenging the framework of the institutionalized art world, she layers her projects both in concept and in form using film, paint, video, screen printing, illustration and self-identity.
Devoting the night to a 6 hour live action art performance by JC native artist Martina Hanna and to the jazzy sounds of Conundrum, we invite all patrons and art lovers to immerse themselves in an exciting urban surrealist experience. With five different bars at Surf City, you are able to sit near the marina and gaze over the docked yachts, or perhaps sit in our private beach area, or inside where you can interact with other patrons.
Tickets are only $10 and come with two free drink tickets (a $15 value!) – so we invite all those who want to experience the best of JC’s nightlife.
Check out our IG handles to wet your appetite.
@artatnightjc & @surfcitybar
Thanks so much and we hope you make it to the event!
Let me know if you need additional press-passes.