November 4, 2015
In the mood for some interesting art in a beautiful setting? From Friday, November 6th up through Friday, February 26th, 2016, Jersey City is the place to be, as the Majestic Theater Condominiums play host to some of the works of artist Sarah Becktel in an exhibition called Modern Menagerie. For anyone who loves paintings or drawings, this is a great place to see the work of a young, up-and-coming artist. And, if you come on the 6th, you’ll be able to catch the opening reception!
A Majestic Venue
Regardless of whether or not you’d want to live there, the Majestic Theater Condominiums are a great place to visit. The venue for the artistic exhibit is the circa 1907 restored Majestic Theatre, revitalized to add a modern flourish to its classic beauty. How much of the building you see is, of course, up to you — the exhibit is in the lobby, which was once that of the building’s namesake theatre — but the beautifully-retouched fixtures and appointments make any sightseeing worth the effort.
A Skilled Artist
Sarah Becktel, the artist behind Modern Menagerie, is something of a prodigy. Growing up in the suburbs of southern New Jersey, she begin studying classical realism at the age of 10, and supplemented her high school education with classes from the Moore College of Art and Design. She went on to graduate from the Tyler School of Art, and is now — besides a “simple” artist — both an educator and the Product Research Director for the Colored Pencil Society of America. Sarah’s style can at times border on the morbid, but is beautiful nonetheless.
For an art-lover, Modern Menagerie can be a nice change of pace from the usual. Held in a condo lobby, and featuring art which can provoke strong visceral reactions even at a glance, it is a good way to immerse oneself in the artistic experience. And don’t forget to take Seastreak there and back! Our plush accommodations will make sure you arrive relaxed and refreshed, and will give you ample time to digest what you’ve seen on the way back — along with the snacks we can provide you. After all, there’s no better way to see a Modern Menagerie than with modern luxury!
Sea you Soon!
The Seastreak Family
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