Join us for a (nearby) Field trip to MANA in Jersey City, New Jersey. The trip is organized by Claudia Shorens, named inaugural ICP Mana Artist-in-Residence in 2017.
Mana an 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.
LOCATION: Mana, Jersey City, NJ. (short ride on PATH train- exit Journal Square - walk 10 minutes)
PROGRAM: Includes personal visits with artists in their studios, current exhibits: following the formal tour, local restaurant for late lunch or return to the PATH train.
NOTE: Except for an annual open house , MANA is open by invitation only. Safety and security for all working artists in their studio spaces.
NOTE: LIMITED to 15 people
Produced by Barbara Nelson PWP, ASMP, WICI.
Organized by Claudia Shorans Sohrens has exhibited across New York and internationally, she organizes independent curatorial projects including "What is a photograph?" at the 2013 Dumbo Arts Festival. She has served as a mentor for NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Program as well as for Transart Institute. Shorans was first 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.