“Up All Night Before Christmas” Movie Tribute Window Display

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Here’s a holiday window display I did at the ModCup coffee shop in the Jersey City Heights. It’s a tribute to Christmas movies that are a little more offbeat, dark, or rarely thought of as Christmas movies. I started with the idea of John McClane jumping from a giant explosion as though the tree itself were the Nakatami building, and the whole thing grew (no pun intended) from there. All in all, it’s 15 separate hand-drawn illustrations on a hand-built cartoon tree. The movies are: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, A Christmas Story, Gremlins, Scrooged, Home Alone, Iron Man 3, Trading Places, Jingle All The Way, Ghostbusters 2, Batman Returns, Bad Santa, and The Empire Strikes Back.

You can check it out in person at 479 Palisade Ave in Jersey City, NJ from now through New Year’s, and see more detailed photos at the end of this post.

A few behind-the-scenes tidbits: Continue reading ““Up All Night Before Christmas” Movie Tribute Window Display”

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CALL FOR ART: “Sand and Sea” Group Show at The Rogues’ Gallery

We are now accepting submissions for our next group show at The Rogues’ Gallery at Boca Grande Mexican Cantina, entitled “Sand and Sea”. We’re looking for art depicting the beaches and oceans, it’s visitors, vacationers, and inhabitants, from vacation postcards and tiki art, to landscapes, seascapes, and explorations of the deep blue.

The opening reception will be from 8-10pm on Thursday, August 7th, feature live music, comedy, and drink specials, and will also be raising money for Clean Ocean Action NJ. The show will run until Wednesday, September 3rd.

All art must be ready to hang, and submissions e-mailed to curator Craig Mahoney at cm@craigmahoney.com by 5pm Monday, August 4th. 70% of all sales will go to the artist, with a 30% commission going to the gallery, so please price accordingly.

Art For Sale: “The Old Ball Game” group show at The Rogues’ Gallery

Here’s the art from the current show at The Rogues’ Gallery at Boca Grande (564 Washington Blvd), “The Old Ball Game”, a tribute to baseball. To purchase a piece, please contact me at cm@craigmahoney.com. The show will run until Wednesday, August 6th. Stop by and check it out!

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“Joltin’ Joe” by Craig Mahoney – $275

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“Dodger For Life” by Stephen Burkett – $250

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“Sweet Spot” by Greg Voth – original drawing $1200, prints $150

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“A Bad Break” by Craig Mahoney – prints $25, framed $50

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“Keep Your Eye On The Ball” by David Dziemian – $95

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“The Grip” by Stephen Burkett – $150

“The Spirit Of St. Louis” by Stephen Burkett – $200

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“Willie Mays” by Stephen Burkett – $225

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“Don’t Panic” by Craig Mahoney – prints $25, framed $50

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“Jackie Robinson” by Stephen Burkett – $225

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“Amazing Squared” by Ray Arcadio – $100

BronxBomber_Arcadio“Bronx Bomber” by Ray Arcadio – $50

 

Call For Art: Batman and Harold Ramis tribute shows

I’m curating two upcoming group art shows paying tribute to two different legends:

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In May of 1939, Detective Comics published their 27th issue with a new hero on the cover who would go on to become one of the most popular fictional characters of all time, in any medium, The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader, the BATMAN!

To celebrate his 75th anniversary, I’m putting together a tribute show featuring artwork depicting Batman, his sidekicks and allies, his rogues gallery, and all the other colorful characters that populate Gotham City.

The show will open at Boca Grande Mexican Cantina on Thursday, May 1st. The art reception will start at 7pm, with a music & comedy show following at 8. 

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On February 24th this year the comedy world lost a legend when Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. To pay tribute to one of the most influential comedic voices of the last 50 years, I’m curating a group art show at The Hot Chicks Gallery at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East

We’re looking for work representing the full breadth and depth of his career as an actor, writer, and director, from his early days with Second City to National Lampoon, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day, right up to work like The Ice Harvest.

The opening reception will be held from 7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, May 13th and will stay up for the duration of the show until mid-June

To submit a piece for both or either show, please e-mail a file of the finished piece or work-in-progress to me at cm@craigmahoney.com no later than Monday, April 28th. All work must be framed or otherwise suitable for hanging. The artist will receive 70% of all sales, curator and gallery will take a 30% commission.

New LIVE Jersey City Show kicks off Tuesday!

Hey, kids! This Tuesday I’ll be kicking off what will hopefully be a new monthly show in Jersey City with a very serious lineup of very funny comics.

FINE DISTILLED COMEDY
Tue 05/24, 8pm

Dorrian’s Red Hand
555 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ

Roll call!!!

RAY DEVITO – (Stand Up NY, Comedy Central’s AtomTV)
JOE LIST – (HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham)
MARK NORMAND – (NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Montreal Comedy Festival)
CHRISSIE MAYR – (Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, Women in Comedy Festival)
RAY RUMMEL – (Comix, Caroline’s)
LUKE YOUNGER – (The Laugh Lounge, Stand Up NY)

And hosted by… CRAIG MAHONEY – (that drunk at the bar who kept hitting on your girlfriend)

DORRIAN’S is located right across the street from the Newport PATH station.

$8 admission + 1 drink minimum