Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
In MVMT: Sketches, interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo reacts to the interconnectivity of personalities that enter his social-scape in a nonlinear state of flux and awe. His photo series is an ongoing study of the contour the body and how storytelling is expressed with the skeletal-medium. On display will be photographs created with an international display of MVMT artists, as well as recent performative exploration and collaborations.
An artist talk with Perdomo (free with gallery admission) is scheduled for December 2, 2017, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.
This exhibit is made possible in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.
Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Free admission
Staten Island in Movement activates varying environments through movement. Rosita Roldan, professional dancer and choreographer for over 35 years, uses photography to capture the beauty of local dancers as they meld into the landscape.
A panel presentation and artist talk with Roldan (free with gallery admission) is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.
This exhibit is supported in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.
Staten Island Museum, Building A
$10/$5 Museum Members (Includes admission)
Let your imagination take over. Use unconventional materials to make a new creation. 8-13 year-olds are to be accompanied by an adult.
Supported in part by TD Bank and Richmond County Savings Foundation. For more information call 718.727.1135 or visit www.StatenIslandMuseum.org.
Art Lab, Building H
Exhibit open from Dec 9 – 31
Closing Reception: Dec 30 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM
In Old Timers: Small Box in the 21st Century, artists Raul Barquet and Alyssa Rapp exhibit a series of portraits featuring small business owners effected by shrinking industries. The gelatin silver photo editions are created using a hybrid technique that allow the artists to combine photography and lettering during the printing process.
Both Barquet and Rapp work in hand lettering and analog photography, media that are largely considered obsolete, which mirrors how the subjects have seen modern technological advancements apply pressure to their businesses. With this project, the artists hope to bring attention to small local businesses and strengthen allegiance to the local community and its economic well being.
During each visit with the subject, the artists conduct an informal interview and learned about the history of the business, their own history, motivations, and feelings in regards to how their industry has changed. The interviews are recorded and selections are available for exhibition guests to listen to while they view the portraits. A catalog featuring each piece in the exhibition will be available, as well as additional photos, preliminary typographic sketches, and printed excerpts from our conversations with the business owners.
During the interview, Alyssa Rapp takes both posed and candid shots of the business owner in 35mm film. Upon developing of the film, Raul Barquet re-imagines text-based logos for the businesses that fit within the composition of the photo. The drawings are painted on a sheet of clear mylar before being printed in the dark room at the same time as the negative.
Both artists have been working in their respective media for over 10 years. Barquet creates typographic work using the tools of pre-digital graphic artists, choosing pencil and ink or sign painter’s enamel. Rapp is a photographer, using the digital medium for commercial work but continuing to use film for her fine artwork.
This project is a recipient of a 2017 DCA Premiere Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
Admission $5 (includes admission to all Newhouse Center galleries) | Tickets at objects.bpt.me
Objects That We Found in the Well is a music performance by Nani FM resulting from a year-long exploration of public and private space in NYC through the use of music and sound.
Nani FM wrote and recorded 5 original songs at King Killer Studios Brooklyn. After capturing the studio tracks, Nani FM scouted recording locations in her home borough of Staten Island with naturally beautiful acoustics, working with more than a dozen NYC-based artists to complete the project.
This project is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Meet at Building P
$75 Admission | Tickets at wreathmaking2017.bpt.me
What’s the holiday season without a beautiful, festive wreath? Learn how to make your own with treasured items, ribbons, and natural objects like fresh thyme, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks. We will provide both artificial and organic material to create a wreath for your home, for either inside or outside decoration.
Music Hall (Building T)
Tickets $35 | For tickets and information, call Rick Risp Productions at 917 560 6706
Come out to help raise money for a great cause! No One Fights Alone is an event to raise money and support for Gianna Persico, a 19-year-old battling leukemia.
It’s a great night of rock & roll featuring NYC’s premier Bruce Springsteen tribute band Blood Brothers, 80s rock & roll tribute band On the Rocks, and other special guests.
Noble Maritime Collection (Building D)
Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! The Noble Maritime Collection holds a session on the third Sunday of every month.
The Noble Maritime Collection’s public programs are supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council.
Staten Island Children’s Museum, Building M
The Staten Island Children’s Museum welcomes artists from a variety of cultures to share seasonal music and dance performances on select Saturdays and Sundays in December. The series kicks off with pieces from The Nutcracker ballet by Brighton Ballet Theater, followed by Navidad Flamenca performing dance from the Spanish tradition, the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Company spicing up the day with jazz, Latin, and neo-classical dance, and ending with a special Jewish cultural music performance.
Contact us at 718-273-2060 or visit our website at www.sichildrensmuseum.org
Staten Island Museum, Building A
Free with Museum Admission
A guided meditation in our Infinite Compassion gallery. Dress comfortably.