NoMAA Inwood Banners 2019

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance will showcase two of the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest finalists as part of NoMAA’s Inwood banner program. The two local artists are Sirin Thada and Emely Francesca Perez.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance will showcase two of the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest finalists as part of NoMAA’s Inwood banner program. The two local artists are Sirin Thada and Emely Francesca Perez.

Thanks to funding from Small Business Services/N360 Grant and the Washington Heights Business Improvement District, NoMAA is again (first time was in 2016) showcasing work by uptown artists with banners placed throughout Inwood.

Learn more about the Sirin Thada and Emely Francesca Martinez here:

Emely Francesca Perez
Emely Francesca Perez
I was raised in Mexico City. I moved to the US when I was 15. Being the daughter of Mexican and Korean parents I have always been exposed to various cultures. My work focuses on the shared characteristics of different cultures, my childhood, and my life in New York. Living in Washington Heights I have explored the community and found inspiration for my artwork. I hope the banners encourage people to see more of their neighborhood and engage with the art community here.

Sirin Thada
Sirin Thada
Northern Manhattan is officially “home” for me and my husband, and we’ve been here for a total of almost a decade. We love Inwood for many reasons, which I wanted to celebrate in the artwork: spectacular birding, the last old growth forest in Manhattan, and most importantly, todos mis vecinos who brighten my day and are the heart of this neighborhood. I chose an old-fashioned woodblock style as a nod to the past, as this neighborhood has so much history to discover. From the ice age-era glacial potholes, to the Lenape rock caves, Inwood marble outcroppings, and a few traces left of what were once gilded-era mansions — I am very grateful to be a part of this vibrant community, y les agradezco mucho!

 

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PIX 11 at the Stroll Opening 5-28-19

‘In the Heights’ movie to be filmed on location in Washington Heights

PIX 11 – WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – The neighborhood’s favorite son, Lin-Manuel Miranda, was at United Palace Theater Tuesday night.

Miranda may be known for being creator and star of the Broadway megahit “Hamilton,” but in just a week he’s going back to his roots and turning his first musical “In the Heights” into a full-length feature film.

Miranda was at the Theater to accept an award on behalf of Warner Brothers for filming “In the Heights” in Washington Heights.
Read the full article HERE

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WABC at the Stroll Opening 5-28-19

Lin-Manuel Miranda looking for local extras for ‘In the Heights’ movie

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting ready to make a movie based on his first hit musical, ‘In the Heights’ – and it turns out, you could be in it.

Miranda was in Washington Heights on Tuesday night to accept an award on behalf of Warner Brothers Pictures for the studio’s commitment to film on location in Upper Manhattan.

The filmmakers are looking for local residents of all ages to appear as extras.

Tuesday’s event also celebrated the opening of the 17th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll.
abc7ny.com

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2019 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest WINNERS

This year, NoMAA had 69 submissions! Congratulations to the winners.

FIRST PLACE WINNER:
Liz Roberts

FIRST PLACE WINNER:
Liz Roberts has background in fine art with an MFA in painting from Temple University, and worked as a graphic designer at daily newspapers for over a decade. Liz has lived and had her studio in Washington Heights for the last 21 years, painting with gouache and also with pixels.

SECOND PLACE:
Alexis Agliano Sanborn

SECOND PLACE:
Alexis Agliano Sanborn is an artist based in Washington Heights. She works primarily in watercolors, pen & ink and specializes in illustration. Since 2016, Alexis has been working to produce a documentary about food education in Japan.

THIRD PLACE:
Ashanti N. Muñiz

THIRD PLACE:
Ashanti N. Muñiz is a Dominican-American writer from Washington Heights who graduated with a Bachelors in Graphic Design and Creative Writing. Many of her works combine her love for word play with typography & can be found at createshanti.com

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