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

Save The Date: JC Friday 9/10/21

Join me for an interactive open studio audience participation session, to wrap and hitch knot thousands of yards of recycled yarn onto rope. Your essence will become a part of this hair installation, finding a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.


WHEN: On Friday September 10, 2021, 6pm- 9pm

LOCATION: 150 Bay Street PH9, 10th floor Jersey City NJ

Also, I will be working in my Art 150 Studio #231 on the second floor of 150 Bay on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 from 1:00-6:00pm both days.  Stop by

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.

Morning Dew

Sunrise and Morning Dew

The ornamental grasses on my roof deck sway gently,
with the breeze.
Holding droplets of dew , while the sun rises.
The light dancing between the high rises,
in boomerang reflection.
Warming the air and evaporating the pearl like droplets,
into vapor.

250′ Cotton rope, yarn, and a string of pearls on 8′ steel structure

All Dressed Up, Nowhere To Go

While in lockdown during the first month of the Pandemic, I decided to organize my closet and clean out my storage unit.

While sorting through my things, childhood memories of playing dress up in my mother’s clothes flooded my brain.

I recreated this moment with this installation.

Four structure, Vintage hat, shoes and bag, 3 ply cotton rope, pears, rhinestones, wrapped rope, yarn, trim, beading on steel structure

Color, Cuts and Contour Delineations

Take a break from the dank and drink in the color, whimsical line play and personal stories at 5 Points Art Gallery + Studios in Milwaukee, WI at “Color, Cuts, and Contour Delineations” Exhibition.

I am showing several new recently completed fiber works along with Anwar Floyd-Pruitt (Madison, WI) and Spencer Hutchinson (Chicago, IL).

The exhibition runs from February 5, 2021 until March 28, 2021.

The opening reception is from 6-9 p.m. on February 5, 2021 with an artist talk starting at 7 p.m. (CST) in person and via ZOOM. I’ll share the link when i get it.

Utilizing 100-foot extensions of rope, twine, and yarn wrapped, woven, tied and embellished with recycled beads, ribbon, pearls and tape to symbolize natural hair, I am inviting the audience to discuss microaggressions against black women and our hair.

October Exhibitions

JCAST 2020 Live

The 30th anniversary Jersey City Art & Studio Tour features nearly 70 virtual events,  held entirely on Zoom from Oct 1st – Oct 4th. Audiences will be able to take a look inside the studios and galleries of the diverse artists that call Jersey City home.

My segment is live on Zoom Saturday October 3rd at 5:10pm ET

Register HERE for ZOOM link.

Exhibition Dates: 10/3/20-10/5/20 

I’ll b Love Saturday October 3rd @ 5:10pm

CraftHiltonHead2020

7th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: 14 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Exhibition Dates: 10/6/20 – 10/31/20

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“Ultra Violet” Mixed Media Fiber 100’x 1/2″ 2020


New Directions 2020: 36th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Barrett Art Center: 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Exhibition Dates:  Oct 10 – Nov 14 , 2020

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“Trench Town” Mixed Media Fiber 100’x 1/2″ 2019

Viewpoints 2020

Studio Montclair: 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ

Exhibition Dates: 10/28/20- 11/27/20

Virtual Studio Tour 10/3

Visit my studio virtually during JCAST 2020 on Zoom Saturday October 3rd @ 5:10pm ET.

I’ll be giving a tour of the works I have been making this year, talking about my process and giving a peek into what is coming next….