LITM holds 100th art opening, Gail Boykewich’s ‘The Garden Party’

So I went to LITM in Jersey City tonight with my friend Terrence T. McDonald, the Jersey City reporter for The Jersey Journal.

The Jersey City restaurant, bar and art gallery was holding (or rather, is holding) its 100th art opening featuring the surreal work of local artist Gail Boykewich.

“The Garden Party” will feature Boykewich’s acrylic paintings, paper cuts and papier mache animal sculptural pieces, all inspired by the artist’s desire to “create portals into a world that is both surreal and intensely ordinary.” Boykewich’s world, she says, is “inspired by magic realism in literature, folk art, and the film tradition of American melodrama.”

Since LITM (which stands for “Love Is The Message”) was opened by Jelynne Jardiniano in 2003, the gallery has hosted multiple group and over 50 solo art shows as well as art-related events. Most recently, the walls have been graced by Neil Risdal’s landscapes, Darin DeField’s Afrocentric art in February and work by past and present LITM employees in January. Last Sunday, they hosted host Fool’s Fair, a Not-Yo-Mama’s event featuring 25 vendors and crafters.

Tonight’s opening reception will last until 10 p.m. The show runs through April 29.

Here are some shots.

For more information, visit Gail Boykewich’s website.


About Summer Dawn Hortillosa

Summer Dawn Hortillosa is a journalist specializing in arts and entertainment. Among other things, she is also an award-winning playwright, director, singer-songwriter and actress. Her work has been seen in The Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal and other publications.
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