JCAST: Theda Sandiford Art Open Studio: #231

Please plan to spend some of your JCAST with me. Im looking forward to seeing you.

Friday, October 1st 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Sunday, October 3rd 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

We all carry emotional baggage. This manifests differently for each of us. Some of us carry shopping carts of pain and bitterness while some of us sport a wee tote bag. How we choose to handle our baggage makes a difference. We have the choice, to let it define us or to let it go and move forward.

My Emotional Baggage Carts are vessels for racial trauma. My baggage carts serve to separate myself from these experiences. Each recovered shopping cart is woven with recycled rope, bottle caps, twine, paracord, fabric, LED lights, pony beads and zip tie blankets.

There is opportunity to shift structural language when a person is invited to play with unexpected materials without any expectations. Join me to discover what materials are used to create these sculptures, and look within, to recognize and release the emotional baggage you, yourself are carrying. Audience participation is encouraged

Throughout the weekend, you are invited to make strings of beads of recycled bottle caps in the 2nd floor common area of Art 150 and visit with me in my studio #231. Come play with me.

I will have a selection of prints, tote bags and mini baggage carts for sale.

NOTE: Theda Sandiford’s Art 150 Studio #231 on the second floor of 150 Bay Entrance lobby for the 2nd floor studios is separate from that for the residential units of 150 Bay and can be found at the NE corner of the building, at the corner of 1st St. and Provost St.

JC Friday: I Am My Hair

  • September 10, 2021 6:00pm – 9:00pm

On Location: Art 150; 150 Bay Street, Jersey City NJ, Studio #231

Of Friday, September 10, I’m hosting my first open studio session in 18 months.

Audience participation is encouraged. Come wrap and hitch knot yarn onto rope to become a part of a hair installation and find a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.

We are also making strings of beads made with recycled bottle caps in the 2nd floor common area of Art 150.

NOTE: Entrance lobby for the 2nd floor studios is separate from that for the residential units of 150 Bay and can be found at the NE corner of the building, at the corner of 1st St. and Provost St.

September Exhibitions: Next

FIF 2021: Future Is Female

On View: September 1, 2021 – September 30th, 2021

On Location: 175 Pearl St, 5th Fl Brooklyn NY

The 3rd annual Future is Female exhibit, curated by sk.Artspace, aims to shed light on black women visual artists who persevered and became activists through their personal choices. The exhibition will highlight women, like me who unapologetically live their lives through action, women who had no intention of being a person of influence, yet raised the bar to lead, even when no one was looking – the “Unsung Shereos.”

JC Friday : I Am My Hair

September 10, 2021 6:00pm – 9:00pm

On Location: Art 150; 150 Bay Street, 2nd floor Jersey City NJ

Of Friday, September 10, I’m hosting my first open studio session in 18 months. Audience participation encouraged. Wrap and hitch knot yarn onto rope to become a part of a hair installation and find a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.

Inspired by an Object

Exhibit On View: September 10, 2021 – October 15, 2021.

In-Person Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12, 11:00am-5:00pm

On Location: Studio Montclair Gallery. 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair NJ

Threads That Bind: When The Fabric of Social Culture Unravels

Exhibit On View: September 12, 2021 – October 17, 2021.

In-Person Opening Reception:: Sunday, September 12, 12:00pm-6:00pm

On Location: 481 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY  11231

Recycle 2021

Exhibit On View: September 12, 2021 – October 17, 2021.

In-Person Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12, 12-6

On Location: 481 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY  11231

The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig

Exhibit On View: June 4, 2021 – October 24, 2021

On Location: Morris Museum,  6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ