The Jersey Art Exchange, JAX, exists to provide arts and culture programming in the Greenville Bergen-Lafayette area, an area that has historically not had as many options..
On Saturday, May 20th, JAX will be hosting A Night With JAX, which will be an opportunity for locals (and not-so locals!) to offer support for the first year of expanded programming as a nonprofit gallery and arts/media non-profit enrichment organization located in the Greenville-Bergen-Lafayette area of Jersey City, on Monticello Avenue.
Since 2014, JAX has worked with artists, educators, community leaders and business owners to present arts and culture events in and around Jersey City. JAX’s enhanced services will enrich the quality of life for residents and train the next generation of artists and media makers, creating a unique educational, cultural and economic identity in the neighborhood.
JAX officially opened its doors to the public in its new space for JC Fridays on March 3rd with an exhibition from filmmaker Kahlil Joseph. Mr. Joseph is an artist & director, widely known for his ground-breaking music videos, including Beyonce’s “Lemonade” and Flying Lotus “Until The Quiet Comes,” and has directed concert videos for Kendrick Lamar. It was a great experience to introduce JAX and the new space to the residents of Ward F.
The films of Mr. Joseph return for the event on May 20th. Joining the films will be Winard Harper, a celebrated jazz drummer who has played with countless jazz greats over the years including performances at Lincoln Center.
In addition, there will be performances by local teens, a 3D printing & photo booth installation and a silent auction. All proceeds will be going to fund the summer tech program for local teens that will be housed in the same space entitled the Youth Media & Tech Center, a joint partnership with Best Buy.
The Jersey Art Exchange is located at 114 Monticello Avenue, in the Bergen-Lafayette area of Jersey City. The event runs from 7:00 – 10:00. Tickets for the event are $40 online or $50 at the door.