PAST EVENTS + EXHIBITS


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Opening Reception - Soft News
December 7 | 6-9p [also JC Fridays!)

Soft News is a group show of immediate, everyday artwork for the human in you <3

Join us for the opening reception Friday, December 7th from 6-9p. While you're here, get your News From Beyond from tarot reader Joe Monteleone and enjoy classified snacks & drinks; cash contributions appreciated.

Featuring work by Emma Bjornsen, Yogee Chandrasekaran, Fred Fleisher, Hailey Dugan, John Erbach, Kerry Kolenut, Brittany Maldonado, Charlotte Marino, Deirdre Newman, Sanika Phawde, Joy Alicia Raines, Joe Remmert, Brad Terhune, Emily Walek, and Randi Wolfman.


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SMUSH Moves, Vol. 4
Up-close and personal dance from Jersey City & beyond
November 30 | 8p
$10-15 | TICKETS

Featuring Performances by:
SAXYN/DanceWorks
Loretta D Fois
Dakota Bouher / BODY PARTY 
Maribel Plasencia
Micayla Wynn & Adriana Santoro
N-root Danceart
TheLAB by SGalberth


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Heartstrung, an immersive installation by Talita Cabral & Katelyn Halpern
October 5 - November 18

Opening Reception: October 5, 6-10p
JCAST Hours: October 6-7, 12-8p
Closing Reception: November 10, 6-9p
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4p

SHOP THE CATALOG <3


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Join us for family-focused Open Studio days! 
Saturday October 6th & 20th, November 10th
12-3p

Families with kids of all ages are invited to drop in, get creative, and make their own art inspired by the current exhibition! Materials and guidance are provided. $10 per participant. Children may not be left unattended during Open Studio.


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Midterms are Coming: Vote For Freedom!
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Tuesday, Nov. 6

In the week prior to midterm elections, SMUSH Gallery invites our community to share their hopes, demands, and dreams in partnership with the For Freedoms Lawn Sign project. Completed lawn signs will be displayed in our street facing window as encouragement for all our neighbors to engage with our elections and get out the vote.


Read more about For Freedoms | Visit the FB event page | See photos on IG


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Natural Dye Workshops with Talita Cabral
Friday, October 19, 6-9p
Sunday, October 21, 3-6p

Discover the shades of cochineal with a handmade natural dye workshop with local artist Talita Cabral. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience cochineal hands-on in an open artisanal environment, experiment with basic methods, and create works of their own. The project for October 19 is a scarf, and for October 21, a tote bag.

Open to adults and teens 15+. No experience necessary. All materials included. Workshops are offered on a sliding scale from $35-65; please select the price that best suits your budget.

RSVP by Tuesday, October 16; email hello@smushgallery.com to reserve your spot!


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In This House: Gestures of Unrest by Rina Espiritu
August 30 - September 28, 2018

Opening Reception: September 7 (JC Fridays!), 6-9p
Closing Reception: September 28, 6-9p
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4p


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SMUSH Moves, Vol 3
August 30 | 8p
$15 general | $10 artist/student
Tickets

Join us for up-close-and-personal dance and performance from Jersey City and beyond. Reception to follow <3

Performances by Copy That Dance // tedted Performance Group // Bianca Falco // Gabrielle Johnson // Grant Jacoby Dance // Rebecca Fitton // Stacy Collado // Alex Lance


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Rat Ball
August 25 | 7-10p

Masters of ceremony Sam Pullin and Noah Tavlin cordially invite you to attend Rat Ball 2018, an evening of rat jazz, rat revelry, ratfle prizes, and a rattiest rat award. Slip into your comfort zone amongst installation, artwork, and design curated just for rats. Also presenting: The Vermin Jazz Trio featuring king rat David Zaks.
Attire: Rat Formal

Info | RSVP 


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The Summer 2018 Subsidized Residency Program offers curated artists of all disciplines space for studio work, rehearsal, and performance. In residence this summer:

Read more about our artists & their residency projects!


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Be Southern by Breathing Art Company
Workshops, Photography, and Dance from Southern Italy
July 27-29 | Free & Ticketed Events

July 27
Opening reception 6-9p; Performance at 7:30p (FREE)

July 28
Workshop: William’s Women: Exploring Violence With Shakespeare’s Fairer Sex, 11a-1p (TICKETS)
Gallery Hours: 6-9p (FREE)

July 29
Workshop: SUD: Southern Identity Across the Globe, 11a-1p (TICKETS)
Gallery Hours: 6-9p (FREE)


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Glacier (Nest)
by Katelyn Halpern
July 11 - 29, 2018

On view 24/7 in our storefront window. 


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The "Art" of Translation Workshop, Part 2
with Charly Santagado of mignolo dance
July 17 | 6:30-8:30p
$20 general, $10 student | TICKETS

Translating across languages and boundaries is more important than ever, but how can we (and why should we) translate across artistic mediums? Join us as we explore how the arts relate and collaborate to make "artistic translations." All mediums welcome!


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A Day with eSKay Art Collective
July 14 | Tickets
12:00pm Technique Class
1:30pm Improv with Music Workshop
5:30pm Performance

eSKay Arts Collective-established in 2016 by Shannon Reynolds and Kelly Flansburg, eSKay Arts Collective has grown into a collaboration of artists who are able to grow their ideas through sharing resources and engaging the talents and support of fellow artists in the collective.


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TRANSLOCATE
by DanielRose Projects
July 9-10
Free & Ticketed Events | Tickets

'TRANSLOCATE' is a two day performance installation by collaborative artists Ross Daniel and Sarah Rose (DanielRose Projects) showcasing immersive visual art and dance material developed at different sites around the greater NYC area. The gallery will be open to the public across two days as the artists shape their material to the space. The artists will give a formal presentation of material the evening of July 10.

July 9: open to the public 11a-8p (FREE)
July 10: open to the public 11a-4p (FREE)
July 10: performance 8p (Ticketed)


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Modern Life: paintings by Tom Wolf
June 15 - July 6, 2018

Opening reception: Fri. June 15, 6-9p
Closing reception: Fri. July 6, 6-9p

The opening reception features a performance by Jersey City's premiere a capella do wop group, The Prom Dates! The closing reception features Prince covers by The Beautiful Ones. Performances at 7:30p.

SMUSH Gallery is open by appointment and in conjunction with other gallery events. Please see our upcoming events or email hello@smushgallery.com to make an appointment.


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Slyce of Lyfe V: Variety Hour Edition
Wed 6.27 | Doors + Sign Up 7p, Reading 7.30p
$10 online or at the door | Tickets
Free RSVP though June 13! 


Open mic slots are 3 minutes each, first come, first served. Hosted by Marcus Emel. Come through!


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Zero to 60 // fast art // sixty dollars max
May 25 - June 9
Opening: Friday 5.25, 6-10p
JC Fridays Party: Friday 6.1, 6-10p
Closing: Saturday 6.9, 6-10p

Experience SMUSH Gallery’s high energy group show featuring more than a dozen visual and text based artists from Jersey City, New York, and beyond. All work priced at sixty dollars max.

Artists: Natalie Braginsky // Willa Brown // Kyle Canyon // Arianna Dunmire // Marcus Everson // Muriel Favaro // Luz Guzman // Olivia Junell // Danielle Koblinski // Kerry Kolenut // Johnnie Ray Kornegay III // Ryan McGhee // William Patterson // Myssi Robinson // Aliah Rosenthal // Vince Ruvolo // Haiku Tsunami


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Blanc & Bonk
by stb x at
Fri 6.8 | 8p
$15 | $10 artist/student | Tickets

'Blanc & Bonk' is a suite of catchy tunes and memorable dances performed by stb x at. Featuring socially and historically important compositions and choreography, the curated medley chronicles dance-and-music collaborations through the ages... shown slightly off-kilter.  Extracting moments from classical ballets to modern-day music videos, stb x at has reduced entire orchestrations to a solo vibraphone and transposed prima ballerina gestures onto a dragged-up try-hard.
stb x at is Sean Thomas Boyt and Dr. Andy Thierauf.


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Slyce of Lyfe IV: Poetry Reading + Open Mic
Sun 5.27 | Doors + Sign Up 7p, Reading 7.30p
$10 online or at the door | Tickets
Free RSVP though May 13! 


Open mic slots are 3 minutes each, first come, first served. Hosted by Marcus Emel. Come through!


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Castle
by award-winning international choreographer Rachel Erdos
performed by Yoav Grinberg and Yahli Elimelech
Wed 5.23 | 8p
$15 | $10 artist/student  | Tickets

Created in response to current global living conditions and political situations, 'Castle' is an intimate duet in which the dancers are trapped in an 8 foot x 8 foot square. Neon-colored lights demarcate the territory they inhabit.
Performance duration: 30 mins followed by Q&A reception with choreographer Rachel Erdos and the performers.
This program was partially supported by the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program and the Israeli Embassy.


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I Ran in Jersey City - A Celebration of the Democratic Process
hosted by The New JSQ Community Association
Tues 5.22 | 7-9:30p
Free!

Hear a discussion about running for office in Jersey City from the candidates themselves. Our panel will be made up of a group of candidates who ran in 2017 but lost. The conversation will be candid, non-partisan, and focused on the day-to-day realities of being a candidate. The event will also be an opportunity to say "Thanks" to those who threw their hat into the ring and an opportunity to educate the next generation of voters, volunteers, and candidates. This is a free educational event for anyone interested in running for office and for those who want to learn more about our democratic process. Light refreshments will be served.


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Marmalakes + Friends
Live Music Out of Austin, Texas
Sat 5.19 | 2-6p
$10 at the door

Celebrate SMUSH's first live music event! Sets by Marmalakes, Taft, Matt Puckett, Marcus Brown, and Ofer Shoval.


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The "Art" of Translation Workshop
with Charly Santagado of mignolo dance
Sun 5.6 | 5:30-7p
$10 general, $5 student

Translating across languages and boundaries is more important than ever, but how can we (and why should we) translate across artistic mediums? Join us as we explore how the arts relate and collaborate to make "artistic translations." All mediums welcome!


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Defining Characteristics
an evening of film and dance by kamrDANCE
Fri 5.4 + Sat 5.5 | 8p
$12-20, available here
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The Flower Show
May 3 - 19  
Opening Reception, Thursday 5.3, 6-10p
Artist Talk Saturday 5.12, 4-6p
Closing reception, Saturday 5.19, 7-10p

Gallery Hours:
Thursday 5.10, 6-9p
Saturday 5.12, 6-9p (following artist talk)

After the harsh winds, snows, and gray skies of the previous season, join us as we take in the color and form of luscious spring blooms. Come follow the Spring, beautifully presented by the diverse work of the artists showcased in this exhibit: Beth Lucas, Deirdre Kennedy, Shilpa Gowda, and Marlene Sandekamp, curated by Maria Ross.


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Instax Arrangements, 2018
March 27 - April 29  
Opening reception Sun 4.8, 4-8p | FB
Closing reception Sun 4.29, 4-8p | FB


Instax Arrangements, 2018 features nine works by katelyn halpern


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Making Dances: a kamrDANCE Workshop Fusing Body Rhythms + Modern Movement
Sun 4.29 | 2-3:30p
$10 suggested, $5 student
RSVP to reserve your spot then pay at the door
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DRIGGProductions Community Dance Class
led by Co-Artistic Director Khadija Ahmaddiya
Sun 4.29 | 11:30a-1:00p
$7 at the door

Open to all levels (beginner to professional). Focus & Intention on body awareness, alignment, stretch & mindful physical practice. Fun phrase work and explorative approach!


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Slyce of Lyfe III: Poetry Reading + Open Mic
Sat 4.27 | Doors + Sign Up 7p, Reading 7.30p
$5, online or at the door


Open mic slots are 3 minutes each, first come, first served. Presented with Marcus Emel Brand, LLC. Come through!


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SMUSH Moves, Vol 2
Sat 4.14 | Doors 7.40p, Show 8p
$10 suggested

Join us for up-close-and-personal dance and performance from Jersey City and beyond, with work from Parijat Desai, kamrDANCE, Meagan Woods & Co., Myssi Robinson, mignolo, Sebastian Abarbanell, Olivia Greco, and Ross Daniel.


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Slyce of Lyfe II: Poetry Reading + Open Mic
Tues 3.27 | Doors + Sign Up 7p, Reading 7.30p
Tix $5, online or at the door
Early Bird RSVP (FREE!) through 3.20

Featuring
Emily Chammah, writer and an assistant editor at American Short Fiction, and winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers // Grisha Levine-Rozenvayn, Soviet-American poet and storyteller and managing editor of the New School's 12th Street journal

Open mic slots are 3 minutes each, first come, first served. Presented with Marcus Emel Brand, LLC. Come through!


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Art + Community Mixer
Thur 3.22 | 6.30-9.00p
Tix $5-20
Sliding scale, available online and at the door

Meet your next collaborator, spread the word about your latest project, and find new ways to get involved in your community. Enjoy light refreshments, homegrown art, and jump into a collaborative art project. Don't forget - bring your friends!

Artists wishing to sell work or give a short performance - please email Katelyn at hello@smushgallery.com.


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SMUSH Moves
Fri. 3/2/18
Doors 7.40p, Performance 8p
Free / Pay What You Wish

Join SMUSH Gallery for an up close and personal evening of dance and performance. Artists from Jersey City and beyond share their work at one of Jersey City’s newest art spaces. Seating is limited - arrive early!

Presented as part of Art House Productions' JC Fridays


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Slyce of Lyfe: Poetry Reading + Open Mic
Tue. 2/27/18
Doors + Sign Up 7p, Reading 7.30p
$5 // Free w RSVP 

Featuring Maria Bonacci, Paris Crayton III, Aliah Rosenthal, Sergio G. Satelite. Open mic slots are 3 minutes each, first come, first served. Presented with Marcus Emel Brand, LLC. Come through!