Artist News: January Part I

Artist News: January Part I

Catch up with NYFA Affiliated Artists this New Year!

The new year is officially here and brimming with opportunities to see the work of NYFA affiliated artists. Check out the following exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances happening in and outside of NYC. Remember to let us know what you think on social media by using the hashtags #NYSCANYFAFellows and #NYFAFiscalSponsorship.

Things to do & see in NYC

Thessia Machado (Fellow in Computer Arts ‘05)
Sound II: Mikhail Iliatov, Thessia Machado opens this weekend at Cindy Rucker Gallery. 
When: January 7 – February 12, 2017
Where: Cindy Rucker Gallery, 141 Attorney Street, New York, NY 10002

Mary Tooley Parker (Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts ‘15)
Parker’s work was selected to be included in the 4th Annual Blue Mountain Gallery Juried Exhibition.  
When: January 3 – 28, 2017; Opening Reception: January 5, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

Michelle Brody (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘00)
Brody is joining NYC Guide and Historian JoAnn Fynke of for Discovering New York Underfoot, a unique tour of New York City manhole covers. Register for the tour here.
When: January 7, 2017
Where: Meet at the triangular corner in front of Dos Caminos Restaurant at 14th Street and Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05, Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Scott will be taking part in the panel “ART AND ACTIVISM TODAY – WHAT ARTISTS DO TO PROVOKE CHANGE” with fellow artists Sue Coe and Mel Chin.
When: January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM
Where: Galerie St. Etienne, 24 W. 57th Street #802, New York, NY 10019

Get out of town to see:

Laura Shechter (Fellow in Painting ‘15)
Shechter is this month’s featured artist at Harmon-Meek Modern Gallery. Visit the gallery to see her new urban paintings.
When: January 10 – February 4, 2017
Where: Harmon-Meek Modern Gallery, 599 Ninth Street North, Suite 309, Naples, FL 34102

Thessia Machado (Fellow in Computer Arts ‘05), Karen Ostrom (Fellow in Computer Arts ‘01)
See works by both artists in Lustre and Rust, an upcoming group show at The Arts Council of Greater New Haven.
When: January 10 – February 24, 2017; Opening Reception: January 19, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, Second Floor, New Haven, CT 06510

Emily Barletta (Fellow in Crafts ‘09)
Barletta is featured in Underlying system is not known: Current trends in pattern and repetition in Chicago.
When: January 7 – February 18, 2017; Opening Reception: January 7, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 PM 
Where: Western Exhibitions, 1709 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

Lorna Bieber (Sponsored Project)
Attend the reception and gallery talk of Bieber’s solo show Forces of Nature at The Hyde Collection in Glen Falls, NY. Forces of Nature will be on view through May 14, 2017. For more details about the exhibition, click here.
When: Saturday, January 21, 2:00 PM
Where: The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

To enjoy at home:

Lisa Bielawa (Fellow in Music Composition ‘96, ‘02 and Music/Sound ‘16)
Music vocalist and sound composer Bielawa was featured in The New York Times’ Arts & Leisure story Women Are Making Opera. And It’s Not Easy. Additionally, her episodic opera project Vireo is in its last stages of creation. Click here to get a behind-the-scenes look at Vireo.

NYFA Congratulates:

Larry Krone (Fellow in Crafts ‘09)
Krone’s work Then and Now (Circles: Coreopsis Moonbeams, Irises, Poppies, Forest Road) is going to be acquired as part of the permanent collection at RISD Museum. He also designed the cover for Lauren Hilger’s new poetry book Lady be Good. Click here to see Krone’s Lady Be Good cover and for details on where to purchase.

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Image: Laura Shechter (Fellow in Painting ‘15), Manhattan, 2015, oil on canvas. 

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