NYFA Fellows News: May Edition Part II

NYFA Fellows News: May Edition Part II

This month #NYFAFellows can be seen and heard all around the city, further afield and even abroad in cities like Bologna, Italy.

Whether you catch a new theater production by Ping Chong in Staten Island, explore Michele Brody’s outdoor work in Harlem, or catch Dread Scott’s work at the African American Museum in Philly, there are plenty of opportunities to support NYFA Artists. Here’s a rundown on what’s on view through May.

Michele Brody (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘00)
Is a triple threat with three projects on view throughout the city this month:

Event #1 – What: Marking Time at the Julio Valdez Studio Project Space
When: April 16 – May 9, 2016
Where: 176 E. 106th St., 4th Fl, New York, NY 10029

Event #2 What: Reflections in Tea at the Bronx Museum of the Arts
When: March 2 – May 29, 2016
Where: 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456

Event #3 – What: Harlem Roots: Fire Watchtower Fence in Flux Art Fair Public Projects
When: April 30 – May 31, 2016
Where: Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, on top of the Acropolis, 123rd Street & Fifth Ave, New York, NY

EllaRose Chary (Finalist in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘13)
Will perform for the first time in a collaboration called In The Songs of Brandon James Gwinn and EllaRose Chary at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club.
When: May 25, 2016 at 9:30 PM
Where: 254 W 54th Street, Cellar, New York, NY 10019

Ping Chong (Fellow in Choreography ‘88, Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘98, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘03, Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Is debuting an interview-based theater production, YOUTH MATTERS BEYOND SACRED : VOICES OF MUSLIM IDENTITY at Snug Harbor Cultural Center as part of the Undesirable Elements project.
When: May 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Billy Collins (Fellow in Poetry ’86)
Will be honored at Poetry Society of America’s Spring Benefit Dinner Honoring Billy Collins and Poetry’s Philanthropists.
When: May 24, 2016
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY

Sylvie Courvoisier (Fellow in Music/Sound ’13)
Will be performing with various groups at The Stone throughout the month of May.
When: May 19 at 8 PM, 10 PM; May 20 at 8 PM, 10 PM; and May 29 at 3 PM
Where: The Stone, located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, Lower East Side

Danielle Ezzo (Finalist in Photography ‘13)
Will discuss her work and process at the Made in New York Media Center by IFP’s panel Explorations: The Idea.
When: May 19, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: MINY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Jessica Segall (Fellow in Sculpture/Crafts ‘14) and Hank Willis Thomas (Fellow in Photography ‘06)
Socrates Sculpture Park celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone the park presents LANDMARK, a series of artist commissions and projects that transform the land both physically and symbolically. NYFA Fellows Jessica Segall and Hank Willis Thomas are both participating artists in the series.
When: May 8 – August 28, 2016
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-1 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11106

Out of town happenings:

Rimer Cardillo (Fellow in Graphics ‘85; Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘91; Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘97)
Will be speaking at the Art Museum of the Americas in conjunction with his exhibition, Rimer Cardillo (Uruguay): A Journey to Ombú Bellaumbra
When: May 17, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, 201 18th St NW, Washington, DC 2000

Steven Montgomery (Fellow in Crafts ’90, ’03, ’09)
Is featured in NY, NY: CLAY, the second exhibition in a series of programs for, In Our Backyard, Clay Art Center’s year-long focus on the integral role clay has on art, architecture and design in New York.
When: Through May 25, 2016
Where: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street # C, Port Chester, NY 10573

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05, Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Is included in the exhibition opening at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Arresting Patterns: ​Perspectives on Race, Criminal Justice, Artistic Expression, and Community.
When: May 5 – September 11, 2016
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Richard Teitelbaum (Fellow in Music Composition ’87, ’96)
Is performing in Musica Elettronica Viva: “MEV 50th anniversary” at Akumu in Bologna, Italy. 
When: May 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 and June 1 – 30, 2016 
Where: AKAMU, via Filippo Beroaldo 63, 40127 Bologna, Italy

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram through the hashtag #NYFAFellows30 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. NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowships are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Image: Michele Brody (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ’00)

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