Online/Virtual Screening Pop-Up
Screening 1 – Feeding Hoboken
May 15, 20207:30-9pm
Location: A Virtual, Remote, Group Viewing Party in your home!
- Live viewing party plus H-Parade auction, featuring the work of local artists, who painted one-of-a-kind custom-cut “Hoboken H’s” handcrafted by local workshop Hoboken Custom Craft, to be auctioned off at the first virtual screening of Main Street Pops Wild & Scenic Film Festival series: Planting Seeds of Hope for Hoboken. The H-Parade designs are offered for sale in limited edition t-shirts from Solid Threads!
- In Your Hands (1 min)
- Raccoon and the Light (4 min)
- Love, Trails, & Dinosaurs (8 min)
- The Guardian Elephant Warriors of Reteti (4 min)
- A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (8 min)
- Every Nine Minutes (4 min)
- Green Gone (3 min)
- In Celebration of Open Space (6 min)
- Life of Pie (11 min)
- Sounds of Survival (8 min)
- Nature Now (4 min)
- Participating artists include Ricardo Roig, Brittney Vogel, Chesleigh Meade, Ray Guzman, Zac Scott Gross , Andrew Drilon, Virginia Einstein and more!
Andrew Drilon is an independent writer & artist based in New York. He’s made Xerox ashcans, webcomics, newspaper strips and comics anthologies. He won the Neil Gaiman Philippine Graphic/Fiction Award for his story, Lines and Spaces. His first book, Kare-Kare Komiks, won the Manila Critics Circle National Book Award. He is currently working on a new long-form graphic novel while making weekly videos on his YouTube channel, Comicbooker.
Virginia is a 49 year old designer, cabinetmaker and artist. She has worked as a makeup artist in print and television, created props, backdrops and logos for private clients and now is the creative director at Hoboken Custom Craft. Her days are as varied as the materials she works in. From designing furniture, to painting murals, to creating handcrafted signage or decorative pieces, she enjoys exploring new mediums as well as learning new ways to use them. Virginia lived in Hoboken from 1998 until moving “up the hill” to Union City in 2017.
Zac Scott Gross
Zac Scott Gross, (b.1977) is a contemporary plaster artist whose works includes paintings in plaster, sculptural plaster on gypsum board, and limited edition prints of selected work. His work focuses between fine art, luxury commerce and large scale plaster installations. He founded Venetian Card Company, which sells luxury handmade plaster note cards and postcards for use and collection. He also founded the New York based Venetian Design Group LLC., a plaster installation company specializing in hand applied luxury plasters in contemporary architecture. His production of work is recognized in Architectural Digest and he has worked with AD Top 100 Architects and Designers (Selldorf Architects, D’ Aquino Monaco, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, David Kleinberg, Peter Marino) on private residential and retail project worldwide, such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, Apple, Chanel and others.
To view work, @artistzsg on instagram
My work is a reflection on our efforts to do a good job everyday no matter what it is. Be it a farmer, a tug boat operator or in the trades. I celebrate these endeavors through the gift of my paintings. The pleasures and rewards of doing a good job through hard work, dedication, and commitment is what they strive for. Painting for me is a wonderful form in which to express these values. Painting is my work, I love my work, It allows me to reach into the souls of what and who I paint with an open mind.
My subject matter may be U.S. presidents, people, landscapes, tractors, or abandoned tug boats, they all have a story to tell. I think of myself as a visual listener. I listen with my eyes and my heart. I retell their stories through art, with color, composition and unique materials to represent a complete tale of these experiences. I am a Working Class Artist.
Informed by her experience as a mother of three, Chesleigh Meade’s practice as a mixed media artist privileges both the personal and the anonymous in its fusion of hand drawings, watercolor, collage, paint, disposable goods, and discarded packaging. The corrugations and latticework present in her cut-paper human forms evoke the urban landscape while unmistakably centering the lives which inhabit and sustain that landscape. She resides in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Ricardo Roig is a 36 year old full time fine artist who has maintained an art studio space in Hoboken, NJ for the past nine years. Roig and his wife Michelle have run an Art Gallery for his work on First Street in Hoboken since 2015 and have opened a second location in the W Hotel Hoboken for the past 2 years. The Roigs also show work in galleries in Boston, Jersey City and Westfield, NJ.
Roig conceptualizes and creates original limited edition hand cut screen prints and oil paintings. Roig attended MICA where he received his formal training and was introduced to a rich art history full of many artistic styles that he draws inspiration from. Roig graduated Cum Laude from Kean University with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. Roig has created art for Hilton Hotels, Amazon, W Hotels, NYU, Shake Shack, the City of Hoboken, the Town of Westfield, and most recently has created an exclusive set of works to be exhibited online by One Kings Lane and in their
stores in SOHO, Boston and Southampton. Roig plans to expand his reach with OKL though a national tour in their stores in LA and Denver this upcoming year.
Brittany’s work focuses on expressive painting and drawing and sometimes even combines the two techniques. The explosive color on her painted canvases easily becomes the focal point in any room. Common themes in her work show the push-pull of order vs. chaos, handmade vs. machine-made, and geometric vs. organic forms – all placed on the same surface. These oppositional forces produce a multi-dimensional space and create tension but ultimately find balance in each other. Her work is full of excitement, color and life. Brittany’s expressive drawing concentrates on the beauty of the line and its movement. She draws freehand in archival ink so that each line is fresh and without erasure. She has now started to weave this expressive drawing into her paintings.
Brittany is a long-time resident of Hoboken and loves the vitality of the small city. She won the Merit Award from the Art Students League of New York in 2019 and created a 12-foot wide mural underneath Columbus Circle in NYC in 2020. Many group shows in New York City have featured her work, distinguishing them with honors such as being showcased on the brochure cover. Look for her work at www.BrittanyVogelArt.com or on Instagram @BrittanyVogelArt
100% of ticket sales and H-Parade art auction proceeds go to F.L.A.G., Hoboken Food Pantry, and Hoboken Shelter.
For more information visit wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.