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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.
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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.
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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

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

OPEN CALL – Women in the Heights: Creating for Change

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for Change”, an exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan.


The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for Change”, an annual exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan.

Curated by Andrea Arroyo

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
Open to self-identified women artists working or residing in El Barrio, Inwood, Washington Heights or Harlem. Above 110th Street on the West Side (west of 5th Ave) and above 96th Street on the East Side (east of 5th Ave).
Submission requirements:

  • 4 images (jpg, 300 dpi, 4″ wide on largest side) or written/spoken word (doc, docx, pdf – maximum 250 words)
  • Image List: title, year, medium, size, price (pdf, doc or docx)
  • Artist Statement (One paragraph statement commenting on the subject, process and/or any other pertinent information about the work submitted. 100 words maximum.)
  • Artist Bio / Resume (one page, pdf, doc or docx)

Timeline:

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
Notification: February 15
Delivery of accepted works at the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive (@ 135th Street): February 25 &amp 26, 10am-5pm (Dates to be confirmed)
Opening Reception: March 8, 6-8pm
Artist Talk, Workshop “How to use your art to create change” and Closing Reception: March 29
Pick-up of work: After the closing March 29, or April 1-2

Wall-hung works in all fine art media will be considered for the exhibit, maximum width of all artworks is 36” (including frame).

Written/spoken word works (maximum 250 words) must be presented printed and framed as per framing guidelines.

ACCEPTED WORK (please read and follow the instructions carefully):

Participating artists must provide all of the requested materials by the dates indicated above.
All artwork must be presented in a professional manner (including: professional-grade framing, matting and display materials.) All works must have hanging wire attached to the back (at least 2” below top edge of work,) no other hanging hardware will be accepted (The gallery has a railing system with rods and hooks, no picture hanging hooks or nails will be used on the walls).
All work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name and title.
All artwork must be available for exhibition for the duration of the show.
Sales of artworks are not conducted by NoMAA. However, a price list will be available, and artists will be contacted directly by interested buyers. We suggest a donation of 15% of the sale to NoMAA to help sustain our gallery.
Images of the artwork may be used by NoMAA for promotion of the exhibit (for non-commercial purposes only).
Artists will be encouraged to participate in an artist talk.
Please note that Broadway Housing Communities has insurance coverage for the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive. There is however no FINE ARTS insurance for individual pieces.

If you have any questions, call (212) 567 4394 or nomaagallery@gmail.com