Posts Tagged ‘Artist’

Please Join Us for the Unveiling of the “Remembering Julia” Mosaic

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
October 27, 2006
11:00 am

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On Friday, October 27, 2006, Hope Community, Inc. will host a press conference and unveiling of an historic mosaic by artist Manny Vega honoring the late Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos. The 11:00 AM ceremony will take place in the heart of East Harlem’s “Cultural Corridor” – in front of a Hope building located on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and East 106th Street. The momentous unveiling will be followed by a community reception hosted by El Taller Boricua in the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center at 1680 Lexington Avenue. For more information, call (212) 860-8821, Ext 111.

Benefit for the “Remembering Julia” Mosaic Project

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
July 31, 2006
6:30 pm

Julia de Burgos

Please join the “Remembering Julia” Mosaic Project Committee on Monday, July 31, 6:30 pm at Media Noche, 161 East 106th Street at a benefit for an historic Hope Community mosaic honoring the late Julia de Burgos to be designed and installed by artist Manny Vega on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and 106th Street. Suggested donation: $25.00. Please call (212) 860-8821, Ext. 111 to RSVP or to make a donation.

The Making of Golden Warriors

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
June 21, 2006
7:00 pm

a multichannel video installation

by Francisca Benitez

May 31 – June 30

ARTIST TALK: Wednesday, June 21, 7PM

At MediaNoche

161 East 106th Street, First Floor

(between Lexington and Third Avenues)

For more info: 212.828.0401

Francisca Benitez

ARTIST HOUSING EVENT (ARTSPACE PROJECTS + EL BARRIO’S OPERATION FIGHTBACK)]

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
May 20, 2006
2:00 pm
PS109 @ MEDIANOCHE!
SATURDAY MAY 20TH 2PM – 9PM
161 EAST 106th STREET
(btw Lexington & 3rd ave.)


PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS OPENING EVENT

OF THE PS109 ARTIST NEEDS ASSESSMENT
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PS109 (99th st btw 2nd / 3rd ave)
Artists, we need your help!
More specifically, we need your thoughts and opinions for a survey of the space needs of artists of all disciplines.
Artspace Projects (www.artspaceusa.org), a national nonprofit organization, is working with El Barrio’s Operation Fightback in East Harlem to transform former Public School 109 (PS109) into a live+work arts / community facility. This survey will help us do so. Please join us on May 20th to launch the survey! Starting at 3pm, and each hour thereafter, we will provide a presentation about the project and the survey.
From Saturday May 20 – Saturday July 15, artists of all disciplines are invited to complete a confidential online version of the survey at:
This project will serve the El Barrio community through sustainable cultural infrastructure that facilitates East Harlem not only as a creative community, but also as a Latino cultural capital. As you probably know, there is a lot of good work happening in the area to promote a cultural corridor, and projects like this will only serve to strengthen El Barrio’s efforts to provide long-term capacity to the unique voice that has come out of the community for decades.Specifically, this project will serve the El Barrio community by providing low income live+work units that are at or below 60% area median income. 100% of the live+work units in the facility will be low income units. The facility will also provide some 6-12,000 square feet of arts, culture and community space.Artist participation in this survey is critical to making this project a reality. Your input will not only help us to understand if there is a need for low income live+work units, it will also help us understand the design and amenities needs within the project.

If you have questions about the survey, contact Artspace Projects at 612.333.9012, MediaNoche at 212.828.0402, or El Barrio’s Operation Fightback at 212.410.7900.

ARTIST TALK AT MEDIANOCHE – Thurs, Jan 4, 6:30PM

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
January 4, 2007
6:30 pm

“Turnstyle”
A transnational, interactive installation by Zulma Aguiar

Through February 2, 2007

Artist Talk: Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 6:30PM

Recreating the experience of crossing the U.S. – Mexico border is by its very nature controversial and new media artist Zulma Aguiar plunges waist deep into the fray with her interactive video installation Turnstyle.

As any tourist, day laborer, businessman, or immigrant (legal and illegal) will attest, these border crossings divide North from South. Turnstyle cleverly delivers the style of each side through the persona of its border agents who are portrayed by the Mexican American artist herself. According to Aguiar, “One is María and the other is Maria. The Mexican guard’s name has an accent over the “i.” When I play the American border agent, I am portraying my American self. When I play the Mexican one, I am steeped in my Mexican identity. The same white-gloved hand waves people through and keeps them from entering.”

Turnstyle represents the reality of border crossing as a transnational experience, where both sides are patrolled by Mexicans or their descendants. exploding popular myths about any simple white/brown dichotomy. In an urban landscape unfamiliar with border life, Aguiar reconstructs an emblematic turnstile through which visitors pass back and forth, under the encouragement or harsh scrutiny of the border agents.

Zulma Aguiar is a new media artist from Calexico, California. She is a Masters in Fine Arts candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she collaborated with Aeronautical Engineer Rafael Antonio Irizarry and time-based media artist Jonathan Lee Marcus to create an interactive installation based on her U.S. – Mexico border experience.

MediaNoche is a project of PRDream and is located in Spanish Harlem, just blocks away from Museum Mile. By subway, take the IRT#6 train to 103rd Street and walk north along Lexington Avenue to 106th Street. Turn right on 106th Street. MediaNoche is on the north side of the street, in the middle of the block. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 3PM – 7PM.

Art Historian Yasmin Ramirez at the Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
August 4, 2007
7:00 pm

Yasmin Ramirez, Arts Fellow at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies,
gives a talk on the work of a Caribbean artist.

Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m.

Location:
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Telephone:
(718) 638-5000; TTY: (718) 399-8440
Admission:
Suggested Contribution: $8; Students with Valid ID: $4; Adults 62 and over: $4; Members: Free; Children under 12: Free
Hours:
Wednesday–Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Get detailed hours
Subway:
Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum Get detailed directions

Mexico Now! presents ABSENCE/PRESENCE AT MEDIANOCHE

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
September 12, 2007
6:00 pm

Opening Reception: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6PM – 9PM

PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS:
MEDIANOCHE
1355 PARK AVENUE, FIRST FLOOR
(ENTRANCE ON 102ND STREET)

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ABSENCE/PRESENCE
an exhibition in two parts: at MediaNoche and Casa Puebla
September 4 – October 12, 2007
Drawings and Mulitmedia by Antonia Guerrero
Opening Reception at MediaNoche: Wednesday, September 12, 6PM – 9PM

Two concurrent exhibitions allow artist Antonia Guerrero to explore the Mexican immigrant experience through different media, articulating a lightness of being that challenges our notions of culture and identity. Crossing the Mexico/U.S. border becomes a rite of passage that is self-contradictory, self-affirming and transformative.

The immigrant is iconically in a state of coming and going, of absence and presence. Through her drawings, the artist establishes a verisimilitude of home at Casa Puebla that is overturned by the virtual reality of a foreign land at MediaNoche. Both become illusive worlds that do not clash as much as meld the familiar with the unfamiliar.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Antonia Guerrero is an award-winning Mexican artist working in a variety of media. Her recent work combines photorealistic paintings and drawings re-purposed for her multimedia installations that include video, photographs, digital prints and performance. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including the Snite Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art of Mexico. Guerrero studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City and at Pratt Institute in New York City.

AN INTERVENTION IN WHITE PARK BY TRANSVOYEUR

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
October 13, 2007
7:00 pm

MediaNoche presents

TRANSVOYEUR in WHITE PARK!
An Intervention

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No seats, no popcorn — JUST VISION!

GENDER, SPACE, ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Liverpool/New York Artist Exchange

THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 7PM!

White Park
East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenue.

Can be seen from the street! Off the handball court wall!

For info call: MediaNoche 212.828.0401

AN INTERVENTION IN WHITE PARK BY TRANSVOYEUR

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
October 12, 2007
8:47 am

MediaNoche presents

TRANSVOYEUR in WHITE PARK!
An Intervention

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No seats, no popcorn — JUST VISION!

GENDER, SPACE, ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Liverpool/New York Artist Exchange

THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 7PM!

White Park
East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenue.

Can be seen from the street! Off the handball court wall!

For info call: MediaNoche 212.828.0401

Musica de Camara, Artistic Director Eva de la O

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
February 17, 2008
2:00 pm

Third Piano Festival Concert:

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

Sunday, February 17, 2:00 pm

Guest Artist:
Anthony Newton, pianist

Works By:
African American Classical Composers
Including Howard Swanson, Robert Nathaniel
Dett, Scott Joplin and a World Premiere of Sonata II
by Carman Moore Commissioned by Musica de Camara

For More Information:
Eva de La O
(212) 410-5612

Paula Zadigian
(212) 534-1672 X 3393

Free With Museum Admission