2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR WEST HARLEM, WASHINGTON HEIGHTS & INWOOD ARTISTS, $1,000 honorarium Grand Prize, Deadline February 20, 2018
NoMAA is proud to showcase and celebrate innovative, community-led arts initiatives that are working to expand arts and culture capacity and equity through cross-sector collaboration and inclusive community engagement.
NoMAA’s Technical Assistance Institute: Arts, Community & Equity
Coordinator: Natalie Espino
Keynote Speaker: Monica O. Montgomery (Museum of Impact)
Moderator: Stephanie A. Cunningham
Executive Director of NoMAA: Joanna Castro
Suggested Admission: $25 online / $35 at the door
The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance NoMAA is proud to showcase and celebrate innovative, community-led arts initiatives that are working to expand arts and culture capacity and equity through cross-sector collaboration and inclusive community engagement.
The NoMAA 2017 Technical Assistance Institute will be mini symposium organized around the general theme of alternative, community-based, arts-and-culture programming in our uptown neighborhoods. Invited panelists from various organizations working in the arts and beyond will be asked to give a brief summary highlighting examples of progress -successes and stumbles- and outlining future goals. The audience will include artists, educators, arts organizations, as well as partners in government, business, health, faith and other organizations engaged in the arts or community development. Participants will walk away with practical steps they might implement or adapt in their work as artists, educators or stakeholders in our on-going efforts to support artistic and creative experiences as essential parts of daily life and to preserve uptown’s cultural legacy.
About Keynote Speaker / Monica O. Montgomery:
Founding Director Museum of Impact / Strategic Director Museum Hue / Curator Upstanders Fest
Tedx Talk : ‘How To Be An Upstander’
Community Engager : Every Mother Mural & #TheArtIsOursGallery in Portland
Advisor : Museums As Sites of Social Action & Museum Camp & Audience Diversity Academy
Graduate Professor : Assistant Professor at NYU & Pratt Institute / Adjunct at Harvard University
Author : Chapters in Fwd: Museums Journal & Museum in Motion & Edu-Curation in Art Museums
Topics and Panelists:
o Arts in Partnership with Literacy and Education
Veronica Liu, Word Up Bookstore/Libreria Comunitaria
Danita Nichols, New York Public Library, Inwood Branch
Janifer Wilson, Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Charlie Vazquez, Bronx Writers Center
o Arts Equity and Accessibility and Local Empowerment
Andrea Profili, Orchestrating Dreams
Eileen Reyes Arias, Mayor’s Office for immigrant Affairs IDNYC Cultural Benefits Programs
Daniel Renner, TDF Theatre Development Fund
o Supportive and Cooperative Housing and the Arts
Ana Ofelia Rodriguez, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC)/Rio Galleries
Karisa Antonio, Lantern Community Services
Jerald Frampton, Odyssey House Art Project
Rolinda Ramos, El Barrio’s Art Space
o Building Cultural Capacity Updates, Lessons, Future directions
Perian Carson, DCLA Building Cultural Capacity Project and Culture NYC
Aaron Simms, NMAC Northern Manhattan Arts and Culture
Mino Lora, Northern Manhattan Agenda Arts subcommittee
Caron Atlas, Naturally Occurring Cutural Districts
Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Saturday December 2, 9am-3pm
Gregorio Luperón High School
501 W 165 St. New York, NY
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
NoMAA’s TA Workshops are also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s annual public art projects series in Upper Manhattan in collaboration with Leanne Stella, founder of Art In FLUX, and NYC Parks, presents The New Bench. Artists were asked to examine the bench as a social construct, challenging ideas around parks and communal places and how communities co-exist within these spaces. On view until February 2018 at the Northern end of Inwood Hill Park.
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance’s annual public art projects series in Upper Manhattan in collaboration with Leanne Stella, founder of Art In FLUX, and NYC Parks, presents The New Bench. Artists were asked to examine the bench as a social construct, challenging ideas around parks and communal places and how communities co-exist within these spaces. The three NYC-based artists selected each had very different take on the concept but share a playfulness in their responses. On view through April 30, 2018 at the Northern end of Inwood Hill Park (enter at Indian Road and 218th Street).
Suprina – In Someone Else’s Shoes, 2017, steel, epoxy, wire mesh, detritus
Suprina’s installation titled In Someone Else’s Shoes is a 5’ high shoe that one can sit in, on, or under and imagine what it’s like to literally and figuratively be in someone else’s shoes. The surface of the shoe is a mosaic of objects that any of us might toss away but also binds us together. Viewers and sitters are encouraged to explore the surface with sight and touch to find objects with which they or a fellow sitter might personally relate.
Suprina’s finesse with found objects comes from her work as a sculptor and prop maker for clients such as Annie Leibovitz, Apple, Bloomingdale’s, Fortunoff and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her artworks deal with the human condition and social issues and incorporate detritus, castings, modeling, and painting. She has created a number of public art projects including the DNA Totem, FLUX Art Fair 2016 and Circle of Intention, Figment NYC 2012. Suprina made a splash in 2013 when by the County Sheriff deemed thirty-two of her sculptures installed in the Morristown courthouse dangerous to the public.
Sam Holleran – On The Record(s), 2017, milk crates, digital prints, foam floor tiling, steel rods
Sam Holleran presented On The Record(s), a celebration of Northern Manhattan’s rich musical culture and an exploration of New York’s iconic ‘records in a milk crate’ image reminiscent of the DJ parties of the ‘70s and ‘80s. On The Record(s) joined together six milk crates full of ‘records’ into a bench large enough for three to four people to sit comfortably on each side, making it a natural pop-up area to discuss music, sing, or just hang out. The variety of musicians and groups represented on the album covers was intended to create musical cross-pollination between different communities and generations. Unfortunately this project was only short lived in the park. It went missing one week after installation. It will continue to live with an online presence at www.nomaanyc.org.
Sam Holleran is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator investigating topics in graphic culture and urbanism. He has worked with the Center for Architecture, Hester Street Collaborative, the Design Trust for Public Space, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). He has created public artworks in collaboration with numerous city agencies, community groups, and nonprofit organizations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.
Hugh Hayden – The Jones, Part II, 2017, fallen trees, hardware, cement
The Jones Part II is part of a body of work that explores camouflage as a means of assimilation into social environments. The work mimics a park picnic table constructed from rough-hewn fallen trees. The profusion of branches appear static and unclear, as if they are either growing from the wood or disintegrating. The branches prevent the picnic table from being used, instead offering a reflection on our relationship with nature as a material resource and the setting of social interactions.
Hugh Hayden is a sculptor creating visceral experiences that transform perceptions of familiar concepts via both object making and interactive culinary installations. Whether through the lens of camouflage or culinary implements his work explores the underlying infrastructure, relationships and systems of social interactions. Hayden has participated in artist-in-residence programs including Workspace at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Glenfiddich Artist Residency Program in Dufftown, Scotland. Hayden holds received his B.Arch from Cornell University and is currently enrolled in Columbia University’s Visual Arts MFA Program.
Sponsored in part by:
With support from the Partnership for Parks Inwood Parks Grant, made possible by Columbia University.