“Cardinal” by Artist Edwin Rentas, Jr.

Location: 457 Central Avenue, Jersey City (Plumber’s Plumbing Supplies & Hardware)

Date Installed: Spring 2018

This mural was made possible through the efforts of the Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corp. and funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage AffairsThomas A. DeGise, County Executiveand the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The Central Avenue SID thanks our various partners on this project including property owner Vincent Citro (Salerno Salumeria), Brooke Hanson, Director of the Jersey City Mural Arts Program, the City of Jersey City Mural Arts Program, and local artist Edwin Rentas Jr. for sharing his time and talents with Hudson County.

More Public Art on Central Avenue and in the Heights

Artist Statement

By Edwin Rentas Jr aka “Eddy Jonez”

I have always had a love for birds. Their beauty and grace have inspired me to create art that feature birds. My painting depicts my favorite species of birds which are cardinals. Red is a bold color and becomes the focal point of this piece. I want to share my appreciation of cardinals with everyone in Hudson County.