Event | Artists as Innovators Exhibition at SUNY Plattsburgh

Event | Artists as Innovators Exhibition at SUNY Plattsburgh

Exhibition runs through August 9, 2019 and includes public events with NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows.

The New York Foundation for the Art’s (NYFA) Artists as Innovators exhibition commemorates three decades of NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships and is touring to SUNY campuses through Spring 2020. The landmark exhibition, which celebrates a program that has supported more than 4,000 artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts, is now on view at Plattsburgh State Art Museum at SUNY Plattsburgh through Friday, August 9, 2019.

Throughout the exhibition, there will be a series of artist talks and workshops with exhibiting artists Elia Alba (Fellow in Crafts ’01, Photography ’08) and The Guerrilla Girls (Fellows in Performance Art/Emergent Forms ’88) and Hogansburg, NY resident Carrie Hill (Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts ’15). All artist talks and workshops are free to the public, though seating is limited. Please RSVP to Christina Elliott, Museum Educator, at [email protected]plattsburgh.edu.

Elia Alba — the multidisciplinary contemporary artist will discuss her artwork and host a fiber sculpture workshop. 

Title: Artist Talk with Elia Alba
Date: Thursday, April 25, 7:00 PM
Location: 202 Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, 107 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Title: Fibre Sculpture Workshop with Elia Alba
Date: Friday, April 26, 10:00 AM
Location: 102 Myers Fine Arts, SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

The Guerrilla Girls — this dynamic group of artists and activists will discuss their activist efforts and host a workshop. Please RSVP by May 6, 2019.

Title: Artist Talk with The Guerrilla Girls
Date: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM
Location: 202 Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, 107 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Title: Workshop with The Guerrilla Girls
Date: Friday, May 10, 10:00 AM
Location: 102 Myers Fine Arts, SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Carrie Hill — this traditional Mohawk basket-maker will discuss her artwork and host a weaving workshop. This event is part of Plattsburgh State Art Museum’s New York State Path through History Days and ACCA Museum Days programming. Please RSVP by June 9, 2019.

Title: Artist Talk with Carrie Hill
Date: Saturday, June 15, 10:30 AM
Location: 224 Myers Fine Arts, SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Title: Weaving Workshop with Carrie Hill
Date: Saturday, June 15, 11:30 AM
Location: 224 Myers Fine Arts, SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are administered with leadership support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Funding for Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) with shipping support from Atelier 4.

Find out more about the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program, a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant awarded to individual artists living and working in the state of New York. Sign up for NYFA’s bi-weekly newsletter, NYFA News, to receive announcements about future NYFA events and programs.

Image: Elia Alba, Busts (Caitlin), 2009, photo transfers on fabric, rope, grommets, acrylic, Courtesy of the Artist

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