Artist News: March Part I

Artist News: March Part I

This March, turn up for NYFA Affiliated Artists.

Whether you’re exploring one of March’s many art fairs, or getting a new lens on issues of diversity by attending a film festival, there are many opportunities to catch the work of NYFA affiliated artists. Help us highlight these artists by sharing your experiences on social media, and tagging @nyfacurrrent on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Things to do & see in NYC:

Mary Tooley Parker (Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts ‘15)
Parker will be selling work at the Affordable Art Fair, a place where visitors can take their pick from a mix of local, national and international galleries showcasing a wide range of contemporary artworks both by established and emerging artists. See Parker’s work in the JVS Project Space booth.
When: March 30 – April 2, 2017
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Mashuq Mushtaq Deen (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘13)
Deen will be performing at The International Human Rights Art Festival sponsored by Dixon Place and the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, produced this month at Dixon Place.
When: March 3 – March 5, 2017
Where: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Friends of Argentine Tango (Sponsored Organization)
Friends of Argentine Tango is hosting their Fundraising Gala and Milonga which features a night of performances, live music, tapas, and more!
When: March 3, 2017, 8:00 PM
Where: Dancing Classrooms, 25 West 31st Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Leslie McCleave (Sponsored Project)
Leslie McCleave’s documentary, How Sweet the Sound – The Blind Boys of Alabama, is being showcased at the ReelAbilities NY Film Festival.
When: March 6 – March 8, 2017, multiple screenings
Where: Multiple Locations

Andre Degas (Sponsored Project)
Andre Degas’ film Crossing the Line will be shown on the big screen as part of The Socially Relevant Film Festival.
When: March 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
Where: Cinepolis Chelsea, 260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Michele Brody 
(Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘00)
Brody will be showing with Julio Valdez Studio at the Affordable Art Fair
When: March 30 – April 2, 2017
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Kakyoung Lee (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘14)
Lee’s work is included in the 2017 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of nearly 165 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers.
When: March 9 – April 9, 2017, Thursdays through Sundays,
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th Street, New York, NY 10032

Pacifico Silano (Fellow in Photography ‘16)
Pacifico will have a solo booth during this year’s VOLTA NY Festival. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of this solo-focused international contemporary art fair.
When: March 1 – March 5 , 2017
Where: VOLTA NY, Pier 90, West 50th Street at 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Get out of town to see:

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05, Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Dread Scott, Past, Present, Future, a solo show at the Guerrero Gallery, will feature two works that people have been talking about recently: “A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday,” and “Imagine a World Without America.”
When: February 11 – March 04, 2017
Where: Guerrero Gallery, 1465 Custer Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

Diana Mara Henry (Sponsored Project)
Attend Women on the Move Forum honoring the 40th anniversary of the first National Women’s Conference in 1977. The conference features the work Diana Mara Henry, its former official photographer. Photographs from the 1977 National Women’s Conference are now part of Henry’s archive at UMass Amherst.
When: March 8, 2017, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Bay Path University, Blake Commons, 588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106

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: detail, Pacifico Silano (Fellow in Photography ‘16)

Amy Aronoff
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