Women in the Heights – Creating for Change

In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling presents “Women in the Heights – Creating for Change”


In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling presents
Women in the Heights - Creating for Change
Curated by Andrea Arroyo

March 8-29, 2019
Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Drive (btw 135-136th St) Penthouse, NYC 10031

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-5pm. Free and open to the public.

Presenting the works of: Nadema Agard Winyan Luta/Red Woman, Yael Ben-Zion, Leenda Bonilla, Susan Bresler, Lyndell Brookhouse-Gil, Cathleen Campbell, Lisbeth Checo, Rose Deler, Julann Gebbie, Wilhelmina Grant, Beth Green, C’naan Hamburger, Selina Hernandez, Josefina Hernandez, Jeanne Jalandoni, Julia Justo, Andrea Kornbluth, Lilia Levin, Alison Loeb, Elizabeth Lorris Ritter, Luciana Maiorana, Hye-Ryoung Min, Patricia Miranda, Rosa Naparstek, Nancy Rakoczy, Marcie Revens, Diana Schmertz, Elizabeth Starcevic, Yasuyo Tanaka and Joana Toro.

Opening: March 8, 6:30pm
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Artist Talk/Workshop & Closing March 29, 6:30pm
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Join the artists as they share their processes and visions followed by the workshop: How to use your art to create change” led by curator Andrea Arroyo. This session is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines.

All work is for sale unless marked. Please contact the artists directly if you are interested in purchasing or learning more about their artwork.


Women in the Heights: Creating for Change – Closing / Artist Talk

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Persuasive Visions

The 5th edition of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)’s public art initiative.
Guest curator Stephanie Lindquist
Sunday November 4, 1:30 pm Artist Talk with: Nick Kozak and Gina Goico
Northern End of Inwood Hill Park (enter at Indian Road and 218th Street)

The 5th edition of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)’s public art initiative.
Guest curator Stephanie Lindquist
Northern end of Inwood Hill Park (enter at Indian Road and 218th Street)
ON VIEW UNTIL MARCH 2019
Inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois’s conviction that propaganda through the arts can create social change, Persuasive Visions presents the work of two local artists, Gina Goico and Nick Kozak, who respond to today’s constant deluge of (mis)information.

Gina Goico www.ginagoico.com
Sanar
As we are inundated daily with media Gina Goico reminds us of the power of cleansing ourselves and holding space for our community. In this case, she invited neighbors to reconnect through conversation and collaboration creating traditional Dominican pellizas that read “reconocer para sanar”/ “recognize to heal” in her installation Sanar.

Nick Kozak www.kozakartclass.com
Opposition Position
Nick Kozak’s installation Opposition Position challenges us to examine our education system and to stage our own educational interactions in this classroom in the park.

All are welcome to attend free workshops led by local students on the first Saturday of the month through March of 2019 FINAL WORKSHOP will be Saturday March 9. RSVP HERE

This holiday season we were shocked to find the social sculpture Opposition Position uprooted in Inwood Hill Park. Created by artist Nick Kozak, this public art work is activated by local high school students every month through dialogue around topics that matter most to youth and the community: health, safety, education, communication, technology, and identity.

In the days after we were also heartened to see neighbors take ownership of this social sculpture by carefully arranging the chairs and desk of this classroom in the park back to its original layout.

Opposition Position will continue to be on view at the northern entrance of Inwood Hill Park through March 2019./span>


Made possible with support from NYC Department of Small Business Services N360 Grant, Con Edison and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council
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NoMAA Exhibit: Neighborhood Anthems

NoMAA Exhibit: Neighborhood Anthems
Featured Artists: Andrea Kornbluth, Arlene Schulman, Joana Toro, Paul Deo
Guest Curator: Henone Girma (Art in Flux)
OPENING & ARTIST TALK: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 6-8pm
ON VIEW UNTIL: January 7, 2019
NewYork-Presbyterian, The Allen Hospital 5141 Broadway @220 St NYC


Featured Artists:
Andrea Kornbluth, Arlene Schulman, Joana Toro, Paul Deo
Guest Curator: Henone Girma (Art in Flux)
OPENING & ARTIST TALK: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 6-8pm
ON VIEW UNTIL: January 7, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian, The Allen Hospital 5141 Broadway @220 St NYC
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Serving Healthful Art

Serving Healthful Art at NY Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital. Guest curated by Henone Girma. Featuring the work of Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Ansel Oommen, Stephanie Lindquist and Alexis Agliano Sanborn. On view until June 30, 2018.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian, The Allen Hospital and Art In FLUX, presents Serving Healthful Art.

Guest curated by Henone Girma.

Featuring the work of Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Ansel Oommen, Stephanie Lindquist and Alexis Agliano Sanborn 

Monday March 19, 2018 6:30 pm: Opening and Artist Talk 

On view until June 30. 2018

Read the article in The Manhattan Times- Art at Allen: Nutritional Value
By Ruth Lilienstein-Gatton | Heightsites.com

The Allen Pavillion Hospital
5141 Broadway at 220th Street NYC
Main Administrative Corridor

free and open to the public.

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

 

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Funding also provided by the Office of Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa

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Women in the Heights: Resistance

Women in the Heights: Resistance Curated by Andrea Arroyo. On view March 8-28. Artist Talk and Workshop March 28.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling invites you to “Women in the Heights- Resistance“, an exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo

Exhibit dates: March 8-28, 2018
March 28, 6:30-8:30 Closing, Artist Talk and Workshop “Artivism- How to develop and fund your project” with curator Andrea Arroyo.​  RSVP required

Vivian Abuelo, Gloria Adams, Abigail Arguilla, Julie Berman, Chelsea Best, Lenore Browne, Rose Deler, Wilhelmina Grant, Yeiry Guevara, C’naan Hamburger, Selina Hernandez, Maggie Hernandez, Andrea Kornbluth, Lilia Levin, Najá Lewis, Marne Lucas, Nancy Mercado, Alexandra Momin, Ashanti Muniz, Rosa Naparstek, Nancy Palubniak, Nancy Rakoczy, Diana Schmertz, Tasuyo Tanaka, Joana Toro, Ruthy Valdez and Tamara Wasserman

RIO II Gallery
583 Riverside Dr (at 135 St) NY NY

 

Sugar hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling
Broadway Housing Communities

 

 

 

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Funding also provided by the Office of Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa.
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Exhibition: The New Bench 2017

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).

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“In Someone Else’s Shoes” by Suprina
In Someone Else’s Shoes” by Suprina

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.

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Sam Holleran -On The Record
On The Record” by Sam Holleran

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.

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“The Jones, Part II” by Hugh Hayden
The Jones, Part II” by Hugh Hayden

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.


Presented by:
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) NYC Parks ArtInFlux

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by:

ConEdison

 

 

 

With support from the Partnership for Parks Inwood Parks Grant, made possible by Columbia University.

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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NoMAA exhibition: The Art of Healing

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents The Art of Healing. Artists: Francisco Donoso, Trisha Gupta, Jeanne Jalandoni and Diana Schmertz. Curator: Gabriel de Guzman. Location: NewYork Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, 5141 Broadway, at 220 Street, Main Administrative Corridor, New York, NY 10034. Dates: 24 October, 2017 through 8 January, 2018

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents The Art of Healing

Artists: Francisco DonosoTrisha GuptaJeanne Jalandoni and Diana Schmertz

Curator: Gabriel de Guzman

Location: NewYork Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, 5141 Broadway, at 220 Street, Main Administrative Corridor, New York, NY 10034

Dates: 24 October, 2017 through 8 January, 2018

  • 24 October, 7:30pm: Opening Reception and Talk with Curator Gabriel de Guzman and Sonja Stengel, Creative Arts Therapist at NYP.

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NoMAA exhibition: Abre Caminos / Opening Paths

NoMAA, in collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, presents “Abre Caminos / Opening Paths,” a group exhibition that explores the transformative role of art. Opening reception: 6 October 2017. Closing reception, artist talk, and workshop: 27 October.

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, presents Abre Caminos / Opening Paths, a group exhibition that explores the transformative role of art. Curator: Esperanza Cortés.

Location: Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Dr, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10031

Dates:

  • Exhibition: 6–27 October 2017
  • Opening reception: 6 October, 6–8pm
  • Closing reception, artist talk, and workshop Making a Social Media Impact: 27 October, 6–8pm RSVP

Artists: Antonia Guerrero, Juanita Lanzo, Leslie Jimenez, Sharese Ann Frederick, Luis Pagan, Bridget Kiley, Takashi Harada, Jeff Elliott, Andrea Perez, Moses Ros, Yael Ben-Zion, Dato Mio, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Eva Nikolova

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NoMAA exhibition: Women in the Heights – Disruption

In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA presents the exhibition “Women in the Heights – Disruption,” featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. Dates: 10–30 March 2017. Opening reception: Friday 10 March. Artists talk and workshop: Wednesday 22 March.

Women in the Heights 2017, postcard (front)

In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling present the exhibition “Women in the Heights – Disruption,” featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

Location: Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Dr (at 135th St), New York, NY 10031

Dates: 10–30 March 2017
Gallery hours: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; free and open to the public

Opening reception: Friday 10 March 2017, 6–9pm

Artists talk: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 6–8pm

Participating artists: Beatriz Albuquerque, Karen Berman, Susan Bresler, Amara Clark, Rose Deler, Diane Drescher, Sharese Ann Frederick, Julann Gebbie, Xóchitl Gil-Higuchi, Michelle Orsi Gordon, Wilhelmina Grant, Dianne Hebbert, Maggie Hernandez, Fernanda Hubeaut, Anna Lambert, Lilia Levin, RoughAcres/RL McKee, Alexandra Momin, Nancy Palubniak, Lysander Puccio, Leticia Quezada, Nancy Rakoczy, Diana Schmertz, Adrienne Stamler, Renata Stein, Rachel Sydlowski, Yasuyo Tanaka and Yona Verwer/Katarzyna Kozera.

Artists talk and workshop

On Wednesday 22 March 2017, 6–8pm, join the artists of “Women in the Heights – Disruption” as they share their processes and visions, followed by the workshop titled “Facing today’s challenges as artists and citizens.” This workshop is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines.

The artists talk/workshop is FREE and open to the public. RSVP ►

Women in the Heights 2017, postcard

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NoMAA exhibition: Utopia

NoMAA, in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents “Utopia,” an exhibition of artworks that use art and play as catalysts for innovating urban life. Dates: 28 February – 3 May 2017. Opening: 28 February 2017.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents “Utopia,” an exhibition curated by Leanne Stella, Director, Art In FLUX, under the Art In FLUX 2017 curatorial theme, “Re-Imagining a City.”

Location: NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, Main Administrative Corridor, 501 W 218th St, New York, NY 10034

Dates: 28 February – 3 May 2017

Opening reception: Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 6–8pm EST. RSVP »

The artworks in this exhibition use art and play as catalysts for innovating urban life. Through two-dimensional works and an imaginative lens, the artworks reshape or re-visualize parks, playgrounds, streets, public transportation, architecture, food, urban farms and communal places, re-imagining the city with playfulness and whimsy and encouraging peace, community, and egalitarianism.

Participating artists: Gary Conger, Rene de los Santos, Felipe Galindo and Anna Lambert.

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