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Solstice Artist Reception

  • 280 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ, 07302 United States (map)
 

The exhibition has been presented by Mayor Steven M. Fulop, The Jersey City Municipal Council, the Office of Cultural Affairs and Pro Arts Jersey City. 

Humans have long celebrated the astronomical occurrence of the longest daylight of the year, also known as midsummer, in the northern Hemisphere. It is the point when the sun seems to stand still in the sky. While the Northern Hemisphere celebrates the longest day of the year, those south of the equator are experiencing the shortest day, or winter solstice. In the Arctic it is the time of the midnight sun. Celebrations surrounding the summer solstice have been held since ancient times. In ancient Chinese culture a ceremony was held to honor the earth, femininity and yin; the Sioux held spectacular rituals featuring dancing and body paint; Pre-Columbian civilization placed great significance on the solstice, positioning temples so that the buildings aligned with cast shadows at important astronomical times, and the Romans paid tribute on the solstice to Vesta, goddess of the hearth. fire, dancing, maypoles and sun salutations are some of the ways that people still celebrate the solstice.

This month-long exhibition celebrating Solstice showcases the artworks of over 30 artist members sharing their diverse interpretations of the theme. 

The Exhibition is free and open to the public during weekly hours. The exhibition venue is generously offered by City Hall Jersey City. Artist Reception: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:00 -8:00pm The exhibition will also be on view for JC Fridays on Friday, June 2, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm. 
For additional information: info@proartsjerseycity.org or 201.771.2781