NoMAA Newsletter – 24 May 2012

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to announce the return of the Uptown Arts Stroll. The Stroll kicks off on Thursday, May 31, 6-8:30pm at the United Palace (Broadway at 175th St.) with a celebration designed to bring the community together in acknowledging its many accomplishments while commemorating the 10th annual Uptown Arts Stroll.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to announce the return of the Uptown Arts Stroll. The Stroll kicks off on Thursday 31 May, 6–8:30 p.m. at the United Palace (Broadway at 175th St.) with a celebration designed to bring the community together in acknowledging its many accomplishments while commemorating the 10th annual Uptown Arts Stroll.

NoMAA will officially launch the Stroll in the two-story grand foyer of the United Palace: a majestic jewel nestled in the heart of Washington Heights. The United Palace welcomes the community on this day as an open house as they work towards establishing a home for the arts uptown. read the whole issue »

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Call for Proposals: CUE Curatorial Project

This program provides one deserving curator the time and resources to realize an innovative project, with the further aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning. Deadline: Wed 30 May 2012.

This program provides one deserving curator the time and resources to realize an innovative project, with the further aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning. The selected participant receives a $1,000 honorarium and a maximum exhibition/production budget of $2,500

Deadline: Wednesday 30 May 2012, 6 p.m. EDT

Info: www.cueartfoundation.submishmash.com/submit

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Self: A Creative Competition

“Self: A Creative Competition” is an international, all-medium-encompassing open call for art and photography with the goal of uncovering the story of one artist to launch on the world stage. Artists Wanted is looking for all types of creative works in photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, performance, video, installation, design, printmaking, and more — any medium that you use to express yourself as a creative person is welcome.

Self: A Creative Competition is an international, all-medium-encompassing open call for art and photography with the goal of uncovering the story of one artist to launch on the world stage.

Artists Wanted is looking for all types of creative works in photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, performance, video, installation, design, printmaking, and more — any medium that you use to express yourself as a creative person is welcome.

One artist will be selected to receive $10,000 cash, a printed inclusion in a limited edition SELF book, a published spread in Flash Art Magazine, an online feature published by Artists Wanted, and an exhibition in the See // Exhibition Space in New York City.

The jury panel will also select one artist to receive a $1,000 grant, an online feature published by Artists Wanted, and a printed inclusion in a limited edition SELF book.

And finally, one artist whose portfolio appears in the highest number of collections will receive an online feature and $2,500 cash grant.

Entry Fee: The fee to enter a Basic Submission is $25. Basic Submissions are only eligible for the People’s Choice Award. The fee to enter a Premium Submission is $50. Artists who submit Premium Submissions are eligible for all the prizes. Late fee applies to entries submitted after 31 May 2012.

For more information and to enter the competition, visit www.artistswanted.org/self/.

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Exhibition and Book Launch: Felipe Galindo’s “No Man Is a Desert Island”

NoMAA member and grant awardee Felipe Galindo presents “No Man Is a Desert Island,” an exhibition of cartoons from his newly released book of the same title.

NoMAA member and grant awardee Felipe Galindo presents “No Man Is a Desert Island,” an exhibition of cartoons from his newly released book of the same title. The exhibition features a selection of approximately 50 original drawings, published in the US and internationally (The New Yorker, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Mad, etc.).

"No Man Is a Desert Island" by Felipe Galindo "Feggo"Artist Reception and book signing: Friday 25 May, 6–9 p.m.
Exhibition on view through 30 June 2012. Free and open to the public.
Mark Miller Gallery
92 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Tel: +1 212 253-9479

About the artist
Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is an award-winning artist who creates humorous work in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art, and public art. His cartoons and drawings appear in many publications around the world. Recently, Feggo received the 2nd prize at the prestigious Porto Cartoon Festival in Portugal. He has also received awards from: the United Nations Correspondents Association, the International Latino Book Awards, the Knnoke-Heist Humor Festival in Belgium, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, the Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the San Antonio Cine Festival, the Ajijic Film Festival and the Omiya Humor Festival in Japan. Galindo has held numerous individual and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His animations have been featured in MTV’s Liquid TV, Reel Thirteen and Sí-TV as well as in numerous film festivals and institutions, including South by Southwest, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined (Jorge Pinto Books 2010.)

For more information about the artist please visit www.felipegalindo.com

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Uptown Arts Stroll Kick-Off Celebration – 31 May

We invite you to join us for the Uptown Arts Stroll 2012 kick-off celebration, “Celebrating the Arts in Washington Heights & Inwood,” on Thursday 31 May 2012, 6–8:30 p.m., at the United Palace Theatre.

Uptown Arts Stroll 2012 Kick-Off Celebration – PosterWe invite you to join us for the Uptown Arts Stroll 2012 kick-off celebration, “Celebrating the Arts in Washington Heights & Inwood.”

Thursday 31 May 2012
6–8:30 p.m.
United Palace Theatre
4140 Broadway (at 175th St.)

RSVP: info[at]nomaanyc.org

Recognizing effective partnerships between artists & local businesses, the achievements of our local artists, and the contributions of institutions and businesses to community change through the arts.

Honoring:

  • Jenay Alejandro, Associate, Multicultural Relations at Moët Hennessy USA
  • Katori Hall, local award-winning playwright, journalist, and actress
  • Partnership between Veronica Santiago Liu & the 80 volunteers of Word Up Community Bookshop and Vantage Residential
  • The Bago Bunch, creative entrepreneurs
  • Jerry Gottesman, Chairman, Edison Properties
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Multimedia: Malcolm on My Mind

A visual exploration of Malcolm X and his times. Art exhibit, multimedia and live performances.

A visual exploration of Malcolm X and his times. Art exhibit, multimedia and live performances.

Friday, 25 May 2012, 7 p.m.
The Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center
3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032

Tickets: $35 may be purchased at www.nonradiomusic.com

More info: +1 212 568-134

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Special Presentation by Batz’i Rock Band, Sak Tzevul

Please join us for a program that will showcase the unique musical message from Batz’i Rock Band, Sak Tzevul, and a conversation about spirituality and indigenous traditions in contemporary life.

Please join us for a program that will showcase the unique musical message from Batz’i Rock Band, Sak Tzevul, and a conversation about spirituality and indigenous traditions in contemporary life. Opening conversation facilitated by Dowoti Desir, cultural critic, activist and educator.

“A Time for Healing” is a series of grass-roots forums and dialogues celebrating the NYC debut of Sak Tzevul.

Thursday 17 May 2012
7–9pm

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Cornerstone Center
178 Bennett Avenue at 189th St. – 1st Floor
Admission: $10 (suggestion donation)

About Sak Tzevul: With lyrics in Spanish and various Indigenous languages, Sak Tzevul advocates for unity and harmony while highlighting social justice themes such as public safety, cultural equity, environmental justice and human rights. Sak Tzevul transforms centuries-old Indigenous rhythms with Rock music along with Classical and Native American inflections to create their distinctive, signature sound. Audiences will enjoy selections from their latest body of work, Selva Soñadora.

About the Co-Presenting Organizations:

HABANA/HARLEM® is an independent cultural production concern that nurtures the arts and humanities by advancing contemporary artistic innovation, and supports evolving trends in music through strategic exposition, artist development, performance, distribution and promotion. HABANA/HARLEM® celebrates the legacy of this historical nexus by exploring and supporting the development of vanguard yet distinctive culturally specific new work. We aim to promote the work of artists seeking to raise awareness of contemporary social issues while fostering dialogue, deepening cultural appreciation, and advancing greater understanding among diverse communities. Drawing from the inspiring friendships and rich exchange of concepts and ideas between artists such as Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie, and many others, whom together changed the course of music history; Neyda Martinez, founded the project in 2004, after having created and developed El Museo del Barrio’s popular Música en el Museo series.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is a non-profit arts service organization launched in 2007 with the support of the Hispanic Federation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. NoMAA’s mission is to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in Northern Manhattan. NoMAA advocates for support to artists and art groups who live and work in northern Manhattan and contribute to the vitality and progress of the whole community. Since its inception, NoMAA has implemented programs designed to strengthen the professional capacity of individual artists and community arts organizations in Washington Heights and Inwood. Among NoMAA programs and services are the NoMAA Creative and Capacity Building Grant Program, the Technical Assistance Program, the Uptown Arts Stroll, the NoMAA Gallery and the Artists Salon. NoMAA has successfully partnered with local businesses and institutions to promote collaboration with artists and arts organizations in an effort to revitalize the cultural life and effect change in our communities uptown. www.nomaanyc.org

For more information about the May 2012 “A Time for Healing” community programs featuring Sak Tzevul, visit: www.habanaharlem.com or email habanaharlem[at]gmail.com.

Special thanks to AeroMexico for their in-kind support of Sak Tzevul’s NYC debut presentations, produced by HABANA/HARLEM®.

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Capacity Building: NYFA Individual Consultations for Visual Artists

Our professionals can provide you with expert feedback on activities such as how to develop a project, put together a portfolio, find resources, and research spaces in which to exhibit or perform.

Wednesday 16 May 2012, 4–7 p.m.
The Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse
The Bronx, NY

The NYFA Individual Consultations for Visual Artists is in partnership with NYFA Learning and No Longer Empty (NLE). As part of NLE’s comprehensive programming for this exhibition, NYFA is offering these consultations, which are open to Bronx visual artists and artists residing in other boroughs. Our professionals can provide you with expert feedback on activities such as how to develop a project, put together a portfolio, find resources, and research spaces in which to exhibit or perform. NOTE: An artist can register for up to two sessions with two different consultants.

Each in-person appointment is $15 for a 30-minute session.

More info and to register: www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=824&fid=1&sid=145.

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Internship: The Laundromat Project

The Laundromat Project (The LP) is a community-based public art non-profit that brings arts programming to laundromats in the Greater New York and Philadelphia areas The LP seeks interns to help support day-to-day operations for their core programs: Create Change and Works in Progress.

May 15 to August 24 with a commitment of 2 days a week.

The Laundromat Project (The LP) is a community-based public art non-profit that brings arts programming to laundromats in the Greater New York and Philadelphia areas The LP seeks interns to help support day-to-day operations for their core programs: Create Change and Works in Progress.

Info: www.laundromatproject.org

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