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Monday, August 01, 2005

BUG TAKEOVER

My trips to City Hall are usually marked with frustration and discontent, but this weekend, with the bug takeover, my visit was anything but.

The Waterbug Arts Festival showcased the talents of many Jersey City artists, making me damn proud to be part of this vibrant scene. Notable performances were by the Rebecca Vallejo Project, Marafanyi Percussione, Joe Condiracci and In Petto. I missed much of the evening performances, but from the looks of the crowd that emerged by nightfall, the evening artists were equally talented, if not more. Photos from the day-long festival follow:



THE WATERBUG HOTEL


HOSTS


SOME OF THE VISUAL ARTWORK ON DISPLAY


LOCAL ARTIST SPEAKING WITH SOME NEW FANS


EYE4ONESTUDIOS TABLE


MULTIMEDIA ARTIST


MY FAVORITE [AND ONLY] TEA SHOP IN JC, JAN AM TEA


GRAPHIC BAGS ON SALE


FESTIVAL-GOER TRYING ON THE JEWELRY ON SALE


LOCAL ARTIST/MERCHANT


LOUNGING ON THE CITY HALL LAWN


SHE WAS CLEARLY ENJOYING THE MUSIC


I DIDN'T CATCH THIS MUSICIAN'S NAME


LARA HANSON CAPTURING THE LIFE ANDMOVEMENT AT THE FESTIVAL


SOME OF LARA'S WORK FROM THE FESTIVAL


MORE ARTWORK FROM AN ARTIST WHOSE NAME I DIDN'T CATCH


CITY HALL PLAZA


BI-POLAR J


J VOX ALSO DOUBLED AS A HOST


I DIDN'T CATCH THIS SPOKEN WORD ARTIST'S NAME


SPLENDOR ON THE GRASS


BOOTS


A MAN AND HIS BEST FRIEND


MORE FESTIVAL-GOERS


MY VERSION OF THIS PAINTING


JEN STARR WITH THE LARA AND YAEL PERCUSSIONE DUO


THE DUO AS A TRIO


JOE CONDIRACCI


HENNA/MEHENDI TATTOO ARTIST


NO TEMPORARY TATTOOS FOR THIS ARTIST


MADRID'S LOSS IS JC'S GAIN, THE REBECCA VALLEJO PROJECT


LATIN JAZZ FUSED WITH ROCK AND SOUL


REBECCA BARING HER JERSEY CITY SOUL


NIGHTTIME FALLS ON JC


FREEK FACTORY



IN CASE YOU'VE FORGOTTEN WHERE THIS PHOTOS WERE TAKEN

More photos from the festival may be seen here.

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