New exhibit marks International Sculpture Day at Mana in Jersey City
By Lois DiTommaso
April 20, 2016
It's International Sculpture Day on Sunday and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City is celebrating.
Internationally known sculptor Carole A. Feuerman will participate, opening her studio in Room 488 at Mana for the afternoon.
Mana itself will open a new group sculpture exhibition in its 5th floor gallery between 1 and 6 p.m.
The exhibit is titles "Wake the Town and Tell the People," and consists of work in a range of materials including porcelain, plywood, bronze, and balloons.
The T'ang Horse: Anthony Quinn, which highlights a number of pieces by Anthony Quinn; Ben Keating's solo show The Piece of Her that's Missing, and open artist studios.
Special programming for the day includes a tour and aluminum chasing and MIG welding demonstration at the Keating Foundry at 2 p.m., and, as part of the exhibit opening, Jamezie will perform a participatory work, ...But Will the People Listen? That performance runs from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 5th floor gallery.
Opened in 2011 in a former tobacco factory, Mana, at 888 Newark Ave., has 150 artist studios, as well as 8 exhibition galleries, a dance studio, a foundry, residency programs, and a silkscreen studio. It is home to the Richard Meier Model Museum, the Florence Academy of Art, and Ayn Foundation, and the archives of the International Center of Photography. Admission is free. Later this summer, Mana will open a sculpture garden designed by Meier.