Mana a historic building in Jersey City, is named after the former owner. Built in the 1920s it was a tobacco factory and later a warehouse for a furniture store. As such its large rooms, high ceilings, big windows and well built foundation is perfect to repurpose for the arts.
In 2011 it was acquired by an art organization and now houses the achieves of recognized museums (such as ICP and Historical Society of New York) provides exhibit space and artists studios for both established artists and young emerging students. It will eventually encompass a footprint of more than two million sq ft. Through its integrated architectural design, Mana offers exceptional services, spaces, and programming for the greater creative community.
TIME to be determined. Approximately a 4-hour tour.
PROGRAM: Studio visits with established artists in their studios, artists in residents and exhibits.
NOTE: LIMITED to 15 people
Produced by Barbara Nelson PWP, ASMP, WICI.
Organized by Claudia Sohrans, named inaugural ICP Mana Artist-in-Residence in 2017, has exhibited across New York and internationally, she organizes independent curatorial projects including "What is a photograph?" at the 2013 Dumbor Arts Festival. She has served as a mentor for NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Program as well as for Transart Institute. Sohrens is currently artist in residence with Artists Space and BRIC, and faculty at the International Center for Photography and Pratt Institute. She received an MA in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland (EGS), where she is a PhD candidate in Media and Communications.