• Local blogger ChicpeaJC hosts Jersey City art exhibition

    Jersey City Art Show: A Photographic Love Letter to Jersey City

    Jersey City writer and photographer, Lynn Hazan, is widely known for her popular blog, ChicpeaJC. This month, Hazanused her photography skills to help a local New Jersey charity by hosting a reception on Wednesday, October 14th to display her newest photo collection of Jersey City art titled, “Jersey City Sights.”

    Showcasing images of Jersey City street art, the skyline and popular landmarks, Hazan displayed her photo collection at Base Gym, located at 60 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City. Attendees were also given the opportunity to purchase the one-of-a-kind Jersey City art, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit organization, Garden State Episcopal CDC (GSECDC). GECDC is a New Jersey nonprofit dedicated to building strong communities by providing affordable housing development, social services and supportive housing. 

    When asked why she selected this particular cause, Hazan said she had visited the Jersey City nonprofit group for a post on her blog and when she interviewed them she, "fell in love with their dedicated staff and volunteers.” Hazan continued, “As the winter days approach this is the time where they need as much help as they can get. I am hoping through the exhibit and a future blog post we can help them achieve their goals for the winter months."

    One photo in the collection of the 9/11 Memorial, was taken during a run-in with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. Hazan recalled, “I was walking down Grand Street and approaching the memorial site, [when] I saw Mayor Steven Fulop standing in the middle, looking towards the Freedom Tower and taking a picture. I walked down and said ‘Hello’. He (Fulop) then said to me that he noticed every year the crowd was getting lighter, that as time goes on less people have been coming to the commemoration ... [But] after the commemoration I realized that even though the crowd might be getting lighter, people aren't forgetting."

    Hazan’s Jersey City art exhibition will be open to the public during ARTober JC from 9AM to 10PM on the following days:

    -         Monday, October 26

    -         Tuesday, October 27

    -         Wednesday, October 28

    -         Thursday, October 29

    -         Friday, October 30

    -         Saturday, October 31

    Base Gym is located at 60 Christopher Columbus, Jersey City, 07302. For more information about "Jersey City Sights” visit Hazan’s event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1627936154145619/.


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