Month: May 2010



Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 11

Featured Organization: Asian American Arts Alliance This month we profile our Brooklyn neighbors and collaborators the Asian American Arts Alliance, who just announced their new online platform for artists. A lot has changed since 1983, when the Alliance was first founded. The Alliance continues in its dedication to strengthening Asian American artists and arts/cultural groups…

An Interview with Chico MacMurtrie by Suzan Sherman

Chico MacMurtie’s Red Hook studio, otherwise known as Amorphic Robot Works, was formerly a church used by Norwegian sailors at the turn of the century, when this section of South Brooklyn was a vital fishing industry. Filled now with plywood boxes, plastic coils, various machines, works in progress, and the remnants of his previous projects, MacMurtries’…

Meet a NYFA Artist: Roxane Butterfly

NYFA speaks with 2002 and 2008 Choreography Fellow and Fiscally Sponsored Choreographer, Roxane Butterfly. NYFA: Hi Roxane, can you tell us what are you working on and/or what’s coming up for you? RB: I finished the manuscript of a book I wrote during my pregnancy and I am looking for an editor. I recently completed…

Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program Newsletter, Issue No. 10

Featured Artist: Nicolás Dumit Estévez On April 15, 2010 I, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, collected a jar of water from the river of the borough I call home and mixed it with sixteen drops of Holy Water. One drop for each year I have been visiting and later living in the Bronx: 1994-2010. I then poured the…