Artist News: July Edition Part 3

Artist News: July Edition Part 3

See the work of NYFA-affiliated artists around New York City and beyond

In today’s edition of Artist News, we’ve got many opportunities for you to engage, explore, and experience art created by NYFA-affiliated artists. From recently named Fellow Ekene Ijeomas’ debut of the public art app, Look Up, to a special screening of the new documentary, Jolin by Fiscally Sponsored artists, Siyan Liu & Danni Wang, NYFA’s got your summer art plans covered. So sit back, scroll through and start creating your weekend itinerary. Then don’t forget to tag #NYFAFellows30 or #NYFAFiscalSponsorship along the way.

Things to See & Do Around NYC:

Ekene Ijeoma (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/ Design 16’)
Presents a participatory public art app Look Up that prompts New Yorkers to look away from their phones and onto the street intersections to engage in the diversity of the city.
When: Available now
Where: Google Play; IOS app coming up soon

Judith Sloan (Fellow in Music/Sound 13’)
Presents a project Earsay: Performances featuring stories of migration, refuge, and finding home.
When: July 9 – August 7, 2016
Where: Various Locations

Mikhail Gubin (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture 14’)
Presents his work in the group exhibition Art from the Boros IV, an exhibition that highlights talent found within New York City’s five boroughs.
When: July 13 – August 14, 2016
Where: Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

Pacifico Silano (Fellow in Photography 16’)
Pacifico Silano is included in the group exhibition Art AIDS America at the Bronx Museum
When: July 13 – September 25, 2016
Where: Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

Mary Tooley Parker (Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts 15’)
Appears in the collective exhibition Putting It All Together in Blue Door Art Center
When: June 17 – August 27, 2016
Where: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701

Naomi Harris (Fellow in Photography 13’), Frances F. Denny (Fellow in Photography 16’), Alma Leiva (Fellow in Interdisciplinary 12’)
Naomi Harris, Frances F. Denny, Alma Leivas’ photographs are featured in THE FENCE 2016: An Outdoor Photography Exhibition
When: June 29, 2016 – Ongoing
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Rae Wright (Fellow in Computer Arts 99’)
Is presenting a new film in the lounge of Dixon Place.
When: Aug 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Where: The Lounge, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

Mary Tooley Parker (Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts 15’)
Will participate in the 127th Annual Exhibition Members’ Exhibition at the National Association of Women.
When: Sept 3 – Sept 24, 2016
Where: National Association of Women, 315 West 39th Street Suite 508, New York, NY 10018

Siyan Liu & Danni Wang (Fiscally Sponsored)
The documentary Jolin focuses on a former factory girl, 22-year- old Jolin, who is the only child of her family and has found work as a stripper in Dongguan. She undergoes risky plastic surgery to look more ‘sexy’ and hopes to leave Dongguan behind and become a famous actress in Shanghai. The film depicts a young girl’s “Chinese Dream” and the sadness of China’s loneliest generation.
When: July 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Where: Asian American International Film Festival, screening at Village East Cinema, 181- 189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Laura Ricciardi & Moira Demos (Fiscally Sponsored)
Making a Murderer recently received six Emmy nominations! You can still watch this groundbreaking series on Netflix…. as you eagerly await the recently renewed second season.
When: Streaming now on Netflix!
Where: The comfort of your home!

Drumsongs Productions, Inc. (Fiscally Sponsored)
Join Drumsongs Productions for Traditional African Drum Carving Workshops
When: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on the following dates:  July 31; August 6,7,13,14,21,27,28; September 3, 4,10,11,17,18, 24, 25  
Where: Onipa Abusia Cultural Center, 171-32 Liberty Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11433
Note: Pre-registration REQUIRED! Please call 347-849-5955 for details & registration

Vít Hořejš (Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts 12’)
The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater presents, The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America, a marionette musical written and directed by Vit Horejs as a culmination of Czech Marionettes’ residence at Governors Island.  
When: July 30, 2016 1:30 PM
Where: Governors Island

Jill Sigman (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design 16’)
Jill Sigman and curator Matthew McLendon will discuss Sigman’s new installation Weed Heart in the gallery at Gibney Dance.
When: August 2, 2016 from 8AM – 5PM
Where: Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Scott Mccarney (Fellow in Photography 86’, Printmaking/Drawing/Artist’s Books 90’, 11’)
Is included in the new group exhibition The Keeper at the New Museum.
When: Running thru Sept 25, 2016
Where: The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Frank Moore (Fellow in Film 88’)
New episode of Frank Moore’s video series Let Me Be Frank is available online!
When: Now!

Sarah Oppenheimer (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘16, ‘06, ‘10)
Has received a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award in Visual Art for 2015-2016 and will debut a solo exhibition in 2017.
When: February 4, 2017
Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210

Get Out of Town to See:

Emma Amos (Fellow in Painting 89’)
Presents her work in group exhibition Modern Heroics at the Newark Museum.
When: June 18 – January 8, 2017
Where: Newark Museum, 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102

Kwesi Abbensetts (Fellow in Photography 16)
Participates in collective exhibition of thirteen emerging and established Guyanese artists titled Un I Fixed Homeland
When: July 17 – September 17, 2016
Where: aljira : A Centre for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102-4403.

Coco Fusco (Fellow in Non-Fiction 91’, 14’)
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has announced the 33 artists selected for the revived Atlanta Biennial (ATLBNL), which includes Coco Fusco.
When: August 27 – December 18, 2016
Where: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Carlyle Brown (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting 89’)
Don’t miss free performances of Acting Black written and performed by Carlyle Brown
When: August 5 & 6, 2016, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30PM
Where: Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN

Emma Amos (Fellow in Painting 89’)
Participates in The Color Line: African American Artists and Segregation exhibition in Paris.
When: October 4 – January 15, 2017
Where: Musée du quai Branly, 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France

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! 

Image: Still image from, Jolin, by Siyan Liu & Danni Wang (Fiscally Sponsored)

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