Artists News: Arts during the Holidays

Artists News: Arts during the Holidays

We just got back from a few relaxing days off over Thanksgiving break and now we’re already counting down the days until the next holiday. 

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or nothing at all, the holiday season is always a great occasion to spend time with family and friends at art shows, theater plays and performances. Keep on reading to find out what some of our NYFA affiliated artists are up to this month!

Gus Solomons (Fellow in Choreography ‘92)
Is dancing in John Heginbotham and Isaac Mizrahi’s Works and Process: Peter and the Wolf at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Where? 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
When? December 5 – 13, 2015

Francisco Alvarado-Juárez (Fellow in Painting ’00)
His installation Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua at the Precourt Discovery Hall in the Denver Art Museum is now on view.
Where? 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
When? Now through April 10, 2016

Sheila Kalkbrenner (Fiscally Sponsored Project)
The Art For Arachnoiditis Project YEAR 1 Survivors’ Art Exhibit is a NYFA fiscally sponsored project and will be on view through the end of December at Wesley Chapel Art Gallery at Houghton College
Where? 1 Willard Ave, Houghton, NY 14744
When? Through December 30, 2015

Sharon Louden (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’13)
Has a new site-specific, multidisciplinary installation, Windows, at the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Where? 1201 Ordean Ct, Duluth, MN 55812
When? October 22, 2015 – May 26, 2016

Kyle Abraham (Fellow in Choreography ’10)
Choreographed a piece in the program New Dances: Edition 2015 at the Juilliard School. The world premier will be presented this Friday at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Read more about Kyle’s upcoming projects here.
Where? 155 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
When? December 11, 2015; 7:30 PM

Lenora Champagne (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’98, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’03) and Fiona Templeton (Fellow in Inter-Arts ’85, Performance Art/Emergent Forms ’89, Playwriting/Screenwriting ’00)
Are part of Khadijah Queen’s play Non-Sequitur, which premiers today at Theaterlab. The play was directed by Fiona and Lenora is a member of the cast.
Where? 357 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
When? December 10 – 20, 2015; Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM

Dread Scott (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art ’12, ‘Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’05,  Sculpture, ’01) and Tania Bruguera (Immigrant Artist Program ‘11)
As part of the opening for the Agitprop! exhibition (keep on reading for more info!) at the Brooklyn Museum, Dread Scott will participate in the conversation Political Art Is Uncomfortable Knowledge with Tania Bruguera in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium (3rd Floor).
Where? 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238–6052
When? December 10, 2015; 7:00 PM

Coco Fusco (Fellow in Nonfiction ’14), Guerrilla Girls (Fellow in Performance Art/Emergent Forms ’88), and Martha Rosler (Fellow in Video ’85)
Will be represented in the Agitprop! exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
Where? 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238–6052
When? December 11, 2015–August 7, 2016

Karin Giusti (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘02)
Her installation Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm at Smack Mellon is coming to end this weekend. There will be a closing reception this Sunday at 4:00 PM.
Where? 92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
When? Through December 13, 2015; Closing Reception: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Hans Tammen (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’09)
Has released released his work Music For Choking Disklavier. The piece has been recorded in 2006, when it was an installation at Brooklyn College’s Open House.
Where? Click here to purchase the album.

This is the 30th Anniversary of NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program and we are celebrating with events, like the exhibition Stacks: Three Decades of NYFA Fellows with a site-specific installation by Anne Muntges currently on show at the NYFA Gallery.

Interested in becoming a 2016 Fellow? Applications are open now and more details can be found here.

– Charlotte Jansen

Image: Sharon Louden (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘13), Merge, aluminum, steel screws, hot glue, variable spanning 3,000sqft, 2011-2012

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