February 7th - February 27th 2016 at the Queens Museum
Come join us for the Engaging Artists final show at the Queens Museum!
From the Queens Museum Schedule of Events:
The Engaging Artists exhibition features the work of 8 NYC-based first generation and foreign born artists, who participated in More Art’s Engaging Artists Residency. The works emerge from grassroots volunteering as a catalyst for social practice. In 2015, More Art’s Engaging Artist Residents developed long-term projects to connect with aging populations through multilingual art-making projects, recreation activities, and conversations at nursing homes and community centers in their home neighborhoods—from Flushing, Queens to Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
This exhibit features works that serve as documentation and response to critical issues associated with aging, health, home, and isolation through the lens of contemporary art. Engaging Artists fosters inter-generational exchange and diverse artistic perspectives on the challenges associated with aging and immigration in New York City.
Featuring artwork by Annie Kurz, Aurélien Grèzes, Christie Neptune, Hidemi Takagi, Michelle Melo, Sara Meghdari, Soi Park, and Uday K. Dhar. Closing reception features a live composition and dance performance by Alon Nechushtan and Andrew Nemr.
Sunday, February 7, 2-3:30pm
Artists.Roundtable (A.RT): Art + Intergenerational Exchange
2015 Engaging Artists Residents will be in dialogue around the challenges surrounding working in community settings with immigrant senior populations. The event co-produced by More Art and Artist Volunteer Center and supported as part of the A.RT series sponsored by Musagetes. A.RT is a platform that proposes new models for bridging artistic and scientific methods. Moderated by Silvia Juliana Mantilla, IMI Corona Community Organizer and Artist Services Coordinator, the Queen Museum, Department of Public Programs and Community Engagement. To RSVP for the artist talk email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Location: Theater, 2nd Floor
Sunday, February 7, 3:30-5:30pm
Engaging Artists Opening Reception
Meet the exhibiting artists and learn more about their experience process of working with seniors throughout NYC. Location: Community Partnership Gallery
Sunday, February 14, 1-4pm
Family Art-making: “Memory Mats” Weaving Past and Present
More Art teaching artists will lead a textile-based collage activity. Both children and adults (ages 4+) are encouraged to design a set of drawn symbols and brief descriptions of memories on patches of textured fabric. Families will use thread and yarn weave these patches together, incorporating multi-generational perspectives into a single memory mat. The final object can be both decorative and used at family meals. Location: Community Partnership Gallery
Saturday, February 27, 4-6pm
Engaging Artists Closing Reception & Live Performance
Meet the exhibiting artists for a walkthrough of the exhibit and enjoy a live musical performance exploring intercultural exchange and cultural heritage by Alon Nechushtan and Andrew Nemr. Location: Community Partnership Gallery
About More Art
More Art is a nonprofit organization that fosters collaborations between contemporary artists and underrepresented communities to create thought-provoking public art and educational programs that encourage social change. Since its inception in 2004, More Art has produced a wide range of projects reflecting the concerns and challenges of various New York City residents, including: aging, gentrification, homelessness, immigration, and war trauma.
We thank the Artist Volunteer Center for facilitating volunteer opportunities in community organizations.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Subsidized programming and studio space for Engaging Artists Residency provided by School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Industry City
To learn more about the show, museum programming, and how to get to the Queens Museum, click here.
March 28th 2015 - April 19th 2015 at Hot Wood Arts Center
An artshow of the residents of Engaging Artists - a program presented by More Art in partnership with the AV Center. Engaging Artists connected 15 artists with homeless populations through weekly volunteer opportunities in shelters, in the summer of 2014. In turn the artists participated in a workshop program offering free professional development via curatorial reviews and introductions to established artists. The artists also gained knowledge in the field of homeless advocacy by meeting with nonprofit leaders, homeless individuals, and activists. The program culminates in this art show of work inspired from the program. It is estimated the artists served over 3000 New Yorkers in six weeks, and was considered a resounding success. To learn more about Engaging Artists, click here. See photos of the show below.
The artists also had the chance to apply for a grant from More Art to continue their work. The winning grant was submitted by Anna Adler, Corinne Cappelletti and Julia Rooney for the project "REMAP". Resident Sue Jeong Ka also received a research grant to develop her project "ID Shop".