Artist News: End of September

Artist News: End of September

Round out the month with a full calendar of art and culture created by NYFA artists around the city and abroad. 

Pursue through our bi-monthly listings of exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances and remember to let us know what you think on Social Media by using the hashtags #NYFAFellows and #NYFAFiscalSponsorship. #ArtSelfies are encouraged!

Things to do & see in NYC:

Glendalys Medina (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Glendalys Medina’s work is featured in a pop-up exhibition, Frankenstein Admires a Flower, presented by the artist/curatorial collective Poissonblanc.
When: September 23 – October 2, 2016
Where: Factory ArtSpace, 1630 Stephen Street, Ground Floor, Brooklyn NY 11385

Mary Ting (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘01, ‘07)
Visit Governor’s Island for LMCC Process Space artists-in-residence Open Studio event featuring Mary Ting.
When: September 24 & 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: The Arts Center at Governors Island, Building 110, Governor’s Island, NY 11231

Erica Magrey (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Visit Smack Mellon’s Open Studios for access to Erica Magrey’s studio among others in DUMBO.
When: September 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Reception from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; September 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Judith Sloan (Fellow in Music/Sound ‘13)
WNYC’s Greene Space will host a live performance of Yo MISS!, a fusion of theater, poetry, and music, by actor Judith Sloan. After the performance, join a conversation about cross-cultural collaborations, immigration, arts, and activism with Judith Sloan and WNYC’S Brian Lehrer among others.
When: September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10013

Karen Marshall (Fellow in Photography ‘90, Sponsored Project)
UNDOCTORED PORTRAITS is an exhibition of the work of medical students enrolled in a seminar at the NYU School of Medicine in their Masters Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine. An innovative visual storytelling project about survivorship, eight Medical Students partnered with nine cancer survivors who volunteered to share their stories.
When: Now – September 30, 2016
Where: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY

Kimberly Coleman Foote (Fellow in Fiction ‘15)
Attend the Manhattanville Reading Series to hear a reading from Kimberly Coleman Foote alongside James Boice.
When: September 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Manhattanville Coffee, 167 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Drumsongs Productions, Inc. (Sponsored Organization)
Join Drumsongs Productions for Traditional African Drum Carving Workshops.
When: September 24 & 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Onipa Abusia Cultural Center, 171-32 Liberty Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11433
Note: Pre-registration REQUIRED! Please call 347-849-5955 for details & registration

Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky (Sponsored Project)
From the co-directors and co-producers of the NFYA fiscally sponsored project, Hiding and Seeking and A Life Apart, comes their latest film, The Ruins of Lifta. The village is threatened by an Israeli development plan that would convert it into an upscale Jewish neighborhood and forever change its character. The film documents the battle between developers, the Israeli Land authority, and the Palestinian and Jewish Coalition to Save Lifta.
When: Opening September 23, 2016
Where: Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, 1886 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Tickets: Lincoln Plaza Cinemas Tickets and Showtimes

Leslie McCleave (Sponsored Project)
Come see How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama, an official selection of the Margaret Mead Film Festival. Since meeting at a Talladega institute for the blind in the 1930s and creating a band, gospel greats The Blind Boys of Alabama have toured continuously, amassing five Grammy Awards, and universal acclaim. Follow their remarkable story over ten years on the road and in the studio.
When: October 15, 3:00 PM
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) (Sponsored Project)
ACAW brings together leading New York and Asia-based art institutions, museums, and galleries for cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative projects, provocative dialogues, and networking opportunities.
When: A slew of different events, all at different times! Click here for a full calendar. Through November, 18, 2016.
Where: More places than we can count! Click here for a full calendar.

Get out of town to see:

Laetitia Soulier (Fellow in Immigrant Artist Program ‘13)
Laetitia Soulier: The Fractal Architectures will be on view as the inaugural exhibition at the Hood Downtown exhibition space in Hanover.
When: September 16 – December 11, 2016; Opening Reception: September 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755

Joe Standart (Sponsored Project)
New London Project 10th Anniversary Portraits presents 25 pairs of images: original portraits taken in 2006 displayed side by side with portrayals of the same subjects 10 years later. Taken together, the portraits present a snapshot of the city itself, captured at two moments in time.
When: Now – January 22, 2017
Where: Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT

Carlyle Brown (Fellow in Nonfiction ‘11)
Tickets go on sale soon for Brown’s new play Finding Fish at the Illusion Theater.
When: October 7 – October 29, 2016, Exact days & times TBA
Where: Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

David O. Brown (Sponsored Project)
The film Fragile Legacy is screening in an exhibition of the same name at the Corning Museum of Glass. The film merges science, art, history, and marine conservation as it seeks out living examples of the bizarre and beautiful sea creatures that were captured as glass reproductions by the Blaschka family 160 years ago.
When: Now – January 8, 2017
Where: Corning Museum of Glass, Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blashchka

Chris Victor (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14)
Chris Victor’s work Shed remains on view in the group exhibition CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016 at The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.
When: Now – November 13, 2016
Where: State University of New York at New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561

New Releases to enjoy at home:

Brendan Toller (Fiscally Sponsored)
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields, who has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.
When: Release date September 30, 2016 on Magnolia Pictures! See it on demand, Amazon, and iTunes.
Where: The comfort of your home!

Sharon Louden (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘13)
The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, edited by Sharon Louden features over 40 essays by artists on how they moved their practice outside the studio.
When: Pre-order by October 1 and use the discount code (PRARTIST) for 20% off. Book will be released on March 2, 2017.

NYFA Congratulates:

Laura Ricciardi & Moira Demos (Sponsored Project)
What: A round of applause is in order for Making A Murderer, the Netflix documentary’s four Emmy wins: Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Picture Editing, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program

Karen Miranda Rivadeneira (Fellow in Photography ‘10)
What: Rivadeneira has recently been nominated for a 2016 Greenpeace Photo Award. Her work documents the Waorani in their struggle to preserve Yasuní national park. With her project she wants to acquaint a wider public with its beauty and get us to understand that not only the Waorani’s survival but the biological diversity of our planet depends on the preservation of Yasuní.
Click here to vote for her project and to find out more about her initiative.

Keliy Anderson-Staley (Fellow in Photography ‘08)
What: Fifty Faces of Cleveland, a series produced for the Inter|Urban Public Commission, is on view for the next five years in the rapid transit tunnel at the Cleveland Hopkins Airport. 

Robin Tewes (Fellow in Painting ‘89, ‘04)
Women’s Voices for Change features an interview with Robin Tewes by Grace Graupe-Pillard. Grace Graupe-Pillard shares in the article her visit to Robin Tewes’ studio, whose work deals with issues of war, religion, feminism, or the harsh and glorious surprises that life throws at us.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Fellow in Playwright/Screenwriting 10’)
What: Branden is among the newly named class of MacArthur Fellows. He is a playwright who draws from a range of contemporary and historical theatrical genres to engage frankly with complicated issues around identity, family, class, and race. 

At Photoville Wednesday, September 21 – Sunday, September 25:

Brian Finke (Fellow in Photography 04’) on view in Science of Taste by National Geographic.
Andrew Lichtenstein (Finalist in Photography ‘16) on view in America, Point Blank.
Shawn Walker (Fellow in Photography ‘88, ‘92), Frank Stewart (Fellow in Photography ‘02), and Gerald Cyrus (Fellow in Photography ‘98) on view in Breaking Point by Kamoinge.
Edwin Torres (Fellow in Poetry ‘01) on view in Jerome Avenue Workers Project.
Pixy Liao (Fellow in Photography ‘13) on view at Represent: 29 Women We Admire by Refinery29.
Elinor Carucci (Fellow in Photography ‘10) on the panel, Art Education and the Uses of Photography, Saturday, 1:00 – 1:45 PM @ Photoville Pavilion.
Russell Frederick (Fellow in Photography ‘13) on the panel, Working in Local Communities, Saturday, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM @ Photoville Pavilion. 
Lorie Novak (Fellow in Photography ‘88, ‘16) on the panel, The Presidential Campaign through New Eyes, Saturday, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM @ Photoville Pavilion. 

Still have time to consume more art? Check out more Artist News Listings on NYFA Current.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram through the hashtag #NYFAFellows for more events with past and present NYFA affiliated artists and find out more about the activities planned for our 30th Anniversary on our website. NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State.

Are you interested in using NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship to support your next great idea? Check out more details here. Our next application cycle is September 30. Also, don’t forget to friend us on Facebook to see what current fiscally sponsored projects are up to! #NYFAFiscalSponsorship

Image: Glendalys Medina (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)

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