Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
5:00 PM Reception | 6:00 PM performance followed by Q & A
$10 Admission | Tickets at TwinRiversPASS.bpt.me
Twin Rivers is a multidisciplinary work which explores the similarities between West African, West Indian, and Indian spirituality. Seamlessly incorporating dance, music, poetry, fashion, and visual art, this production focuses on the iconography and performance rituals associated with certain orishas in the Yoruba tradition and certain Hindu gods and goddesses. Concept, choreography, and script by Kiran Rajagopalan. Dramaturgy and art direction by James W. Beeks. Photography by Lisa DuBois.
PASS is a curated performance series presented on the last Saturday of the month at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G). The salon’s focus is on original works in performing arts (music, dance, theater, and multimedia) in different stages of development. When possible, works are developed in residence at Snug Harbor. Each PASS presentation has a pre-performance reception and is followed by an artist talk. The 2017-2018 PASS season is curated by Melissa West.
Art Lab Hallway Gallery (Building H, 2nd Fl)
Laura Martocci is curating several art exhibitions throughout Staten Island, in addition to this, showcasing art from the special needs population. By giving visibility to the artistic works of these disabled and special needs individuals Martocci hopes to foster pride in the artists while changing public perception of special needs individuals. The project strives to not only change the minds of the public but to nurture positive self-feelings in the participating artists. This exhibit is open from October 7 – October 29.
Art Lab (Building H, 2nd Fl)
This program will feature interdisciplinary art collaborations, based and influenced by the Japanese folktale ‘Urashima Taro.’ Participants will be able to experience Japanese folk arts and Japanese dance workshops along with performances in Asian fusion dance and Japanese traditional music demonstrations. Otani will also provide origami, calligraphy, and sumi painting workshops during the event.
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.
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.
This exhibit is supported in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.
Art Lab Gallery (Building H, 2nd Fl)
This open call show will accept work from local artists in collaboration with a collaborative site-wide event. Artists can get the exhibition’s specifics from www.artlabsi.org and the drop off dates are Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.
The Noble Maritime Collection (Building D)
Admission: $100 per person/$90 museum members
The Noble Maritime Collection’s annual art auction is a Staten Island tradition. Year in and year out, work on the auction block—all of which is donated by artists and art collectors—comprises an exceptional array of artistic mastery. It begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM—a time to peruse the art on the block, meet the artists, and compare notes with other guests while dining on exceptional cuisine by the museum’s great caterer, Catering by Framboise. Our witty and expert auctioneers Chris Olert and Damon Urban start the auction at precisely 8 PM, and you’ll enjoy their commentary about each piece. Whether you leave with a work of art or not, you’ll help support a great cause and encourage the work of fine contemporary artists and craftspeople.
Art Lab Gallery (Building H, 2nd fl)
Raul Barquet is a 2017 DCA Premier Grant Recipient as well as an award winning artist and curator from Staten Island, NY. He is the founder of Port Exhibitions. His artwork has been featured on the cover of FONT Arts & Literature Magazine and is included in collections internationally. See more of his work at http://raulbarquet.com. This exhibit lasts from November 11 – December 3.