Snow Ball Congratulations Art House Productions Thank you for bringing meaningful, engaging, and educational arts programs to Jersey City
CITY OF JERSEY CITY STEVEN M. FULOP, MAYOR
January 9, 2020
Dear Friends, On behalf of the City of Jersey City, I am pleased to extend warm wishes to all those gathered at the Art House Productions’14th Annual Snow Ball Gala. Art House Productions is an exceptional institution that works to advance the Arts in Jersey City through educational programming, community building, visual art exhibitions, and live performance. This year’s Snow Ball Gala will raise funds for Art House Productions 19th year of performing and visual arts programming, which is expected to reach thousands of people. Art House Productions has been an exceptional partner in the City of Jersey City’s efforts to support and promote artists and art communities in the City. I look forward to the partnership between the City of Jersey City and Art House Productions continuing to grow. I wish you all an enjoyable event and look forward to your continued success. Sincerely,
Steven M. Fulop Mayor
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WELCOME TO THE 14TH ANNUAL SNOW BALL Dear Friends, e are so excited to welcome you to the 14th annual Snow Ball gala, an event that has become a post-holiday tradition here in Jersey City and one that I think is crucial to keeping our community engaged during the doldrums of January. It is also the most important fundraising event of the year for Art House, and just by attending this event you become pivotal to the success of our 2020-2021 season of fine arts, theater, literary arts, music, dance, and educational programming. Snow Ball, in one elegant and extravagant evening, perfectly captures the essence of Art House’s mission: to engage and entertain audiences with quality arts programming. On behalf of Art House’s Board of Trustees and staff, I thank you for celebrating the arts in Jersey City! We look forward to another year bringing you the magical and diverse programming you’ve come to expect from us. Producing the arts in Jersey City is truly a privilege that I do not take for granted. I am grateful and I salute you! Please enjoy yourselves tonight!
Executive Director ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
PROGRAM OF EVENTS 6:00 - 7:00pm
VIP RECEPTION Champagne Toast First Look at Silent Auction Exclusive VIP Martini Bar Music by Max & Los Americanos 7:00pm
WELCOME TO THE MAIN EVENT Harmonica Sunbeam, Snow Ball Hostess
LIVE MUSIC Forget The Whale 8:30pm
A TOAST TO ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS Award Presentation for Honorees Genova Burns & Miguel Cardenas A Salute to Our Sponsors Meredith Burns, Executive Director & Sophie Penkrat, The Art House Board of Trustees 10:00pm
LATE NIGHT DANCING DJ Paul Mendoza 10:30pm
BEST DRESSED CONTEST & SILENT AUCTION CLOSES 11:00pm
50/50 & RAFFLE DRAWING 12:00am
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SPECIAL THANKS TO LEAD DESIGNER Andrea McKenna DESIGN TEAM Miguel Cardenas Victor Santos Robert Policastro Javiera Rodriguez Michelle Pfriender Andrea Morin Megan Wagner PROJECTIONS Darrel Gordon PHOTOGRAPHERS Miguel A. Aviles Julia Roe PERFORMERS Max and Los Americanos Forget The Whale DJ Paul Mendoza OUR MOST HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL SNOW BALL VOLUNTEERS And to all of the talented performing and visual arts professionals we work with year-round!
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OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO OUR 2019 PATRONS Art House Productions thanks our donors for their continuing generosity throughout the year. Without these invaluable contributions, our programming would be unsustainable. Every dollar you donate supports a child, an artist, a resident, a business and a family gaining access to the arts in Jersey City. For a complete list of donors and to learn more about donating, please visit www.arthouseproductions.org.
ABOUT ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Art House Productions (AHP) was founded shortly after the devastating events of September 11, 2001 in order to create a safe and healing place for artists and community members to connect through creative expression. Since then, AHP has grown significantly. In 2007, AHP became a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and was presented with the Key to the City by Jersey City for being a pioneer of artistic and cultural programming and a model of what the arts can do for evolving urban centers. Now in its 19th year, AHP presents a professional season of performing and visual arts programming serving 20,000 people annually.
ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2018-2019 David Gibson, President Jim Peskin, Vice President Samantha Green, Treasurer Erin Leigh Pierson, Secretary Michelle Bellamy Lawrence Bluestone Rachel Handler Jon Hogan Leah Jackson Annie Kessler Kristen Mountford Sophie Penkrat Mary Snyder ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS STAFF Meredith Burns, Executive Director Courtney Little, Producing Director Andrea McKenna, Gallery Director & Director of JC Fridays Miranda Dahl, Theater Manager
Miguel Cardenas on being honored by Art House Productions for your many contributions to the Jersey City arts community. The SKOLNICK team is grateful for your creative contributions to our projects.
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Congratulations to ArtHouse Productions Celebrating its 14th Annual
Snow Ball With deep thanks and appreciation to ArtHouse Productions for its leadership in the arts in the Jersey City community
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ART HOUSE PROGRAMS THEATER
Every season, Art House Productions produces groundbreaking, live theater on our main stage.
The INKubator Residency is an annual playwriting program for 6 professional playwrights tasked with creating a full-length play over the course of 9 months culminating in the INKubator New Play Festival in May.
A Free Citywide Celebration Of The Arts! It is held four times a year at the start of every season. In 2020, JC FRIDAYS is on March 6th, June 5th (ACCESS JC FRIDAYS), September 11th, December 4th.
Your Move is New Jersey’s award-winning annual modern dance festival, designed to support inventive choreographers from New Jersey, New York and beyond. We have presented over 170 companies spanning from 12 states and three continents. Your Move is Presented by Art House Productions and is the recipient of the 2016 Jete Award, a Dance New Jersey honor given in recognition of strong impact on the state’s dance community.
Art House’s 3rd Annual Jersey City Comedy Festival presents Stand up, Sketch and Improv comedy, putting a premium on diversity and inclusion. The festival will be held over four days in June.
ART HOUSE PROGRAMS (CONT.) SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
Art House Productions partners with public schools, charter schools, and after-school centers to deliver quality arts programming for students PreK12. Qualified teaching artists provide training in drama, public speaking and improvisation.
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The Visual Arts Program at Art House presents work by local, regional, national and international artists and curators. The Visual Arts Programs hosts a variety of initiatives that engage, celebrate and serve our community and reach beyond our borders to offer unique opportunities for engagement in vibrant and expansive conversations about contemporary art.
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Congratulations Art House Productions on 14 years of hosting the Snow Ball Gala. May you continue to raise funding and awareness for arts and educational programming. COUNCILWOMAN-AT-LARGE JOYCE WATTERMAN City of Jersey City
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