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Asbury Park’s got Pride of Place this weekend

  If it’s the first weekend in June — and it most certainly is, ready or not — then it’s time once again for the Jersey Pride Festival, the largest LGBTQ+ community celebration in the Garden State, and an all-welcome Asbury Park tradition that marks its frankly amazing 27th annual edition this Sunday, June 3. Centered around a vividly vibrant and ever-growing parade — as well as an all-ages festival that brings a celebratory rally, a generations-spanning mix of live music, and a full day of hometown-fair style fun to Bradley Park — the event “allows us to showcase what’s truly…

The BPlot: Meet Artist “Julio C.R.”

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO Some believe dedicating 10,000 hours to something makes you an expert. Other times, you have a gift, like artist Julio Reynaga. A year ago Reynaga, whose professional moniker is “Julio C.R.” picked up a paintbrush for the first time and today he is picking up fans with his energetic acrylic on canvas pieces depicting iconic and overlooked Abury Park-area scenes. One of his paintings sold for upwards of $1,000 last week to a very excited collector. Reynaga’s first solo exhibition is at the end of the month and you are invited to see his talent up…

Art Supply Company Sponsoring City Artist at International Show

Liquitex, an industry leader in art supplies, plans to sponsor Asbury Park-based aerosol artist Jay Mack at the International Art Materials Association’s conference Arts Materials World 2013 in Minneapolis on May 1 through May 3. A three-day conference, Arts Materials World 2013, welcomes hundreds of retail buyers, manufacturers, importers, publishers and distributors from around the globe to network, forge new business opportunities and support the arts and art material business. Mack, an aerosol artist whose current work includes an outdoor mural on the side wall of Asbury Park’s popular retailer A&J Sneakers, will be on-site at the conference to paint…

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