Donna Kessinger: “Not The End of The World…Yet” at City Hall in Jersey City NJ

Donna Kessinger: "Not The End of The World...Yet" at City Hall in Jersey City NJ


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Jersey City: City Hall
280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ
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Donna Kessinger: “Not The End of The World…Yet” at City Hall in Jersey City

Monday, August 1, 2022 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

In celebration of Jersey City PRIDE month, the Art House Productions Gallery is excited to present “Not The End of The World…Yet”, a solo exhibition of new work by Donna Kessinger from August 1st to August 28th, 2022 at the Rotunda Gallery, 2nd floor in City Hall, Downtown Jersey City. The Opening Reception will immediately follow the annual raising of the Pride flag which will be on Monday, August 1st at 12:00pm.

A Big Thank You to Greg Brickey for making this happen!

**This is an Official Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival Event**

Curated by Andrea McKenna

“My paintings are a part of letting the world pass through me and onto the canvas. The process changes slightly with new technologies but has stayed the same for nearly 30 years, involving layering of unfocused abstract imagery, textures or following the light in my studio, removal, sealing it with wax or in recent work leaving the images exposed. During 2021, I had the luxury of time to spend on the new series of mid-sized works deeply layered with water based oils, traditional oils, wax mediums, house paint, and spray paint. The paintings are on linen along with 3 additional grid based painted series on smaller canvases. They say everything and nothing at all,” says artist Donna Kessinger.

“Donna’s work embodies a timeless serenity that will capture your attention from a distance. Almost posing as futuristic landscapes, the work seems familiar yet not recognizable as traditional. It will pull you in and allow your senses to create a new reality,” says
Gallery Director Andrea McKenna.

The Rotunda Gallery at City Hall is located in downtown Jersey City at 280 Grove St. – two blocks from the Grove Street PATH station, and about a mile from the Holland Tunnel.

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Art House Productions Gallery shows are always free and open to the public. Private viewings are also welcomed by appointment. Email Gallery Director Andrea McKenna for more information or to schedule an appointment at

The show will be available online in August at For online art sales, Art House offers free delivery to any address in Jersey City and Hoboken. Orders from outside of Jersey City and Hoboken will be asked to split shipping costs with Art House.

Donna Rae Kessinger, a working Artist and Curator based in the New York Metro Area, encourages collaboration between her emerging artists and their communities. Kessinger’s focus is mainly on projects that result in a marriage of art and commerce in the form of possible interventions, performative works, public art projects which also can be seamlessly executed into traditional gallery exhibitions. Early in her career Donna Rae was mentored by Marsha Tucker, Alanna Heiss, Jenny Dixon and Kate Millett. She is deeply familiar with operations relating to Womyn’s Artist Colonies ranging all the way from top tier to smaller museums, traditional galleries and Alternative Art Spaces.