Exhibit celebrates the festival of colors, last chance for grant opportunity

The Bridge Art Gallery is celebrating the Indian holiday of Holi with its exhibition next week, appropriately titled “Holi,” on Saturday, March 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. Holi is the Indian Festival of Colors and Spring. The opening reception will be hosted by Nupur Nishith, who has assembled the […]

The Bridge Art Gallery is celebrating the Indian holiday of Holi with its exhibition next week, appropriately titled “Holi,” on Saturday, March 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. Holi is the Indian Festival of Colors and Spring.

The opening reception will be hosted by Nupur Nishith, who has assembled the exhibitions roster of artists: Bithika Adhikary (IG: @bithikaa), Hema Bharadwaj (IG: @hema_a_bhadwaj), Janhavi Firke (IG: @crafteffectnj), Vikash Jha (IG: @vikashjhastudios), Parvathi Kumar (IG: @parvathi_kumar_photography), Alpana Mittal “Tejaswini” (IG:@tejaswini.ap), and Shourabh Mukherji (IG: @themoderncubist).

There is limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are required. Tickets are free but available at 30 minute timeslots. You can register at eventbrite.com/e/holi-art-exhibition-opening-reception-tickets-146415244939?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. The Bridge Art Gallery is located at 199 Broadway, Bayonne.

The Bridge Art Gallery is also partnered with the Jersey City Arts Council in The Antenna Grant for Women in the Arts, which offers financial support and mentorship for young women of color pursuing an education, training, and/or career in the visual arts. Awards are based on artistic merit, evidence of commitment to a career in the arts, and financial need.

This grant is for female-identifying visual artists between the ages of 16-23. Priority will be given to women of color and those with financial need (documentation may be required). Applicants must have a home address in Jersey City, or be pursuing their education in Jersey City. Application details can be found at https://bit.ly/3twtAiX.

The grant was developed in partnership with artist Shamona Stokes, and will offer financial support and mentorship for young women in Jersey City pursuing a career in the arts. The program was initiated by Stokes, who decided to give back to the community by donating the profits from the sale of her large-scale sculpture “Antenna.” The grants are presented with further sponsorship from SILVERMAN and support from Monira Foundation, Shear Ozeri, and ESKFF. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, March 24.

Robert G. Mull

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