Christopher Michael Jones, commonly known as CMJ, showed an aptitude for art at an early age, and almost instantaneously began using his talents in the attempt to woo girls. As he grew older, he would be formally trained in the area of commercial art. However in his early twenties his focus turned to writing, and put his art supplies away for a while. But in the early 2000’s he began digitally playing with images, as a hobby; never really showing them to anyone. Until one day he shared them with a friend who was an art gallery curator. She recognized that what he was doing was more than a “hobby”, and urged him to begin showing his work. So once he decided to take her advice, and began producing it for public display, he first created a name for it. DIVA, which is an acronym for Digital Image Visual Art. What really makes CMJ's DIVA pieces one of a kind, well is JUST that! Christopher decided that if he was going to make his work for sale, while multiple copies could be made for any piece, he decided that he would only produce ONE. This way any buyer or receiver of an image, would know that they possess literally a one of a kind work of art. Now, long story short, many years later, he is back to making art once again in the attempt to woo women.
For those who have attended or submitted their own art to the annual Art All Night 24 hour art event in our city of Trenton, NJ you may have met Christopher as he is one of the many hard working volunteers that collect art and make sure they are hung and displayed in the best spots for all the public to see! We think it is fitting to have him display this month with us as we want to honor his one of kind DIVA series and let all of Trenton see his work ALL MONTH LONG! Cheers CMJ!
As always come hungry and thirsty! Music will be brought to you by Dj ItsJustAhmad. No cover! All ages welcome!
The Trenton First Friday exhibit will be a sampling of the last 5 years of DIVA produced, as well as a extremely special installment made special for this exhibit.