Artist News: April Part II

Artist News: April Part II

April showers are nourishing creativity, as this spring is filled with many opportunities to see the work of artists and projects affiliated with NYFA. 

Check out the following exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances and remember to let us know what you think on social media by tagging us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Things to do & see in NYC:

Curtis John (Sponsored Project)
Fred Kudjo Kuwornu’s BlaxploItalian, a new documentary on the legacy and struggle of Black actors in Italian cinema, was co-produced by Curtis John. It will be screened at the 2017 New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival. Curtis John is the project director of The Luminal Theater, a fiscally sponsored project.
When: April 29, 2017, 2:00 PM
Where: BAM Rose Cinema, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Ida Applebroog (Fellow in Graphics ‘86, Painting ’90)
Ida Applebroog’s Mercy Hospital, a comprehensive selection of 97 drawings the artist made in 1969–70 while she was a patient in the eponymous hospital in San Diego, is on view at Karma.
When: Through April 30, 2017
Where: Karma, 188 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009

Kalup Linzy (Fellow in Video/Film ’15)
Kalup Linzy will perform a selection of songs at The 8th Floor.
When: May 4, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Kobla Dente (Sponsored Project)
Drumsong Productions, Inc. presents Traditional African Drum Carving Workshops at the Onipa Abusia Cultural Center. Registration is required to attend the event!
When: Saturdays beginning May 6, 2017
Where: Onipa Abusia Cultural Center, 171-32 Liberty Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11433
To register: Call 347-849-5955 or email [email protected]

Erin Joyce (Sponsored Project)
Erin Joyce’s exhibition My Country Tis of Thy People, You’re Dying features artworks by contemporary indigenous North American artists. The exhibition title is a reference to the song of the same title by Buffy Sainte-Marie.
When: Now through May 26, 2017
Where: Radiator Gallery, 10-61 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11106

Annie Lanzillotto (Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’99, Nonfiction ’14)
Lanzillotto is releasing her new albums and poetry audiobook.
When: Thursday, June 1 and Saturday, June 3, 2017,  7:30 PM
Where: CityLore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003

Daniel Bejar (Fellow in Interdisciplinary work ’15)
Bejar is part of a group exhibition titled Marginalia at the Drawing Center as part of Open Sessions 10.
When: Now through June 11, 2017
Where: The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York, New York 10013

Mary Mattingly (Sponsored Project)
Mattingly’s Swale, a free public floating food forest, will be at its first stop, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, through June 30.
When: May 1 – June 30, 2017, Thursdays – Sundays from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Get out of town to see:

Kathleen Foster (Sponsored Project)
Kathleen Foster’s documentary film on racial profiling and police brutality, Profiled, will be screened at the San Diego Black Film Festival.
When: April 28, 2017, 4:30 PM
Where: AMC Fashion Valley 18, 7037 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108

Albert Paley (Fellow in Crafts ’91)
Albert Paley will join the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association (FLRBA) in presenting the 7th Annual Finger Lakes Region Gateway to Healing Art Showcase and Auction featuring the artist’s work. Proceeds will benefit the Burn Association’s programs and services including the annual FLRBA’s Children’s Burn Camp.
When: April 29, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Paley Studios, 1677 Lyell Avenue, Suite A, Rochester, NY 14606

Daniel Bejar (Fellow in Interdisciplinary work ’15)
Mana Contemporary is hosting an open house. Stop by Bejar’s open studio to take a look at what he has been working on.
When: April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Roger Grunwald (Sponsored Project)
Grunwald’s The Mitzvah Project, a combination of theater, history lesson, and conversation on the Jewish experience during WWII, will be presented at Portland State University.
When: May 2, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: Portland State University, Lincoln Hall 115, 1620 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Charise Isis (Sponsored Project)
The Grace Project, a series of empowering portraits of women with breast cancer, will be on exhibit at the Outnumbered Gallery in Colorado.
When: May 5, 2017, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Outnumbered Gallery, 5654 Prince Street, Littleton, CO 80120

Debi Cornwall (Sponsored Project)
In collaboration with the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva (FIFDH), the Centre de la photographie Genève presents the first solo exhibition in Europe of Debi Cornwall’s Welcome to Camp America.
When: Now through May 14, 2017
Where: Centre de la photographie Genève, Genève, Switzerland

Helene Aylon (Sponsored Project)
Internationally acclaimed Jewish feminist artist, Helène Aylon presents her exhibition Afterword: For the Children, a conclusion to The G-d Project at Brandeis University’s Kniznick Gallery.
When: Now through June 16, 2017
Where: Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, WSRC Epstein Building, 515 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453

NYFA Congratulates:

Anna Deavere Smith (Sponsored Project)
Deavere Smith received a nomination for the 2017 Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award for her performance in Notes From the Field.

Catherine Lacey (Fellow in Fiction ’12), Dinaw Mengestu (Fellow in Fiction ’06), and Garth Risk Hallberg (Fellow in Fiction ’08)
Lacey, Mengestu, and Hallberg are three of the best young American novelists according to Granta Magazine.

The NYSCA/NYFAArtist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State, and NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program enhances the fundraising capabilities of individual artists and emerging arts organizations.

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Image: The Empress, Charise Isis (Sponsored Project)

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