Upcoming Events Calendar

Mar
10
Sat
Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers
Mar 10 @ 10:00 AM – May 6 @ 4:00 PM

Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers is a group exhibition curated by local artist Jahtiek Long.  Located in the Commons Galleries of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, this exhibit pays homage to, explores, and celebrates Staten Island’s culture and cultural identity. Playing on the name given to Staten Island by the Wu-Tang Clan, Shaolin highlights the work of more than 15 artists from all corners of the borough, including:

Hidden Grid by Kevin Barker
Raul Barquet
Ashley Benedict
HH Coatl
Christine Cruz
Chelsea Rae Fioravanti
Goyart
Stephanie Kosinski
Emily Long
Harry Magzul
Chris Malfi
Liz Manzolini
Shawn McArthur
J. Montana
Emily Perina
Gina Policastro
Tony Quera
Chris RWK
Katinka Sattar
Jay Sayers
Lawerence Schau Jr
Search and Rescue Productions
Keri Sheheen
Tabitha Lee Turchio
Gene Wagner
Wann

Opening reception: Saturday, March 10 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Admission: Free

Curator talk with Jahtiek Long – Shaolin Narratives: The Power of Representation
April 19 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Free with gallery admission

Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Opening Reception for Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers
Mar 10 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers is a group exhibition curated by local artist Jahtiek Long.  Located in the Commons Galleries of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, this exhibit pays homage to, explores, and celebrates Staten Island’s culture and cultural identity. Playing on the name given to Staten Island by the Wu-Tang Clan, Shaolin highlights the work of more than 15 artists from all corners of the borough, including:

Hidden Grid by Kevin Barker
Raul Barquet
Ashley Benedict
HH Coatl
Christine Cruz
Chelsea Rae Fioravanti
Goyart
Stephanie Kosinski
Emily Long
Harry Magzul
Chris Malfi
Liz Manzolini
Shawn McArthur
J. Montana
Emily Perina
Gina Policastro
Tony Quera
Chris RWK
Katinka Sattar
Jay Sayers
Lawerence Schau Jr
Search and Rescue Productions
Keri Sheheen
Tabitha Lee Turchio
Gene Wagner
Wann

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Admission: Free

Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Mar
24
Sat
Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes
Mar 24 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 23 @ 5:00 PM

Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes is a large-scale retrospective of paintings by Sarah Yuster, spanning her thirty-year career.  Yuster’s work is subtle and intimate, sparking sentiments from viewers that explain her propensity to invoke a sense of “home.”  Yuster has had notable success as a portraitist, with works in two Smithsonian Museums and top university collections.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 24 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Admission: Free

Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

The following local businesses have provided generous support to Native Soil: Blue, Bayou and Beso Restaurants, Empire Outlets, Door to Door Realty, Snappy Solutions, Connie Lane Real Estate, and Victory State Bank.

Native Soil is made possible in part by a DCA Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Opening Reception for Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes
Mar 24 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes is a large-scale retrospective of paintings by Sarah Yuster, spanning her thirty-year career.  Yuster’s work is subtle and intimate, sparking sentiments from viewers that explain her propensity to invoke a sense of “home.”  Yuster has had notable success as a portraitist, with works in two Smithsonian Museums and top university collections.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Admission: Free

Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs – Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

The following local businesses have provided generous support to Native Soil: Blue, Bayou and Beso Restaurants, Empire Outlets, Door to Door Realty, Snappy Solutions, Connie Lane Real Estate, and Victory State Bank.

Native Soil is made possible in part by a DCA Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Apr
19
Thu
Curator talk with Jahtiek Long – Shaolin Narratives: The Power of Representation
Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers curator Jahtiek Long to discuss the exhibit’s themes of a changing Staten Island community, the power of representation, and the importance of embracing multiple narratives.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Free with gallery admission

Apr
28
Sat
PASS: No More Beautiful Dances
Apr 28 @ 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

No More Beautiful Dances wrestles with the ideas of exploration, introspection, reframing a woman after becoming a mother, and being an immigrant.  Anabella Lenzu’s dance theater piece uses spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininity and what it means to be a woman today.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
5:00 PM reception | 6:00 PM performance
$10 Admission | Buy tickets at PASSlenzu.bpt.me

Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu
Video Projection Design: Todd Carroll
Acting and Voice Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Costumes: Jennifer Johanos

Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with over 25 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy and the USA. As Artistic Director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Lenzu draws on her diverse background to create thought-provoking and socially-conscious dance-theatre in the interest of improving our human condition.  Lenzu founded her own dance school L’Atelier Centro Creativo de Danza in 1994 in Argentina, and has maintained an active teaching career ever since. Currently, Lenzu conducts classes at Peridance Capezio Center, Wagner College and Lehman College.  Lenzu has written for various dance and arts magazines, and published her first book in 2013, entitled Unveiling Motion and Emotion.

This performance is supported in part by Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Sanitation, NYC Department of Education, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Francis Farmer Fund at Wilson College MFA Thesis project.

Special thanks: Siobhan Burke, Kate Valk, Kristin Marting, Sunday Lee Evans, Arianna Truman, David Parker, Wilson College, Joshua Legg, Bob Dickinson, RoseAnne Spradlin, Gisela Gamper, James Scrugg, Salvatore Cataldo, Dina Denis, Ambra Togliatti, School of Visual Arts, and Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama’s wonderful 2017 family of supporters.

May
19
Sat
PASS: emanate
May 19 @ 5:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Photo credit: Alyssa Rapp

Simone Johnson’s performance piece emanate explores her personal inquiry of and journey through various expressions of source.  Johnson invites others to experience elements of her creative process in a participatory workshop on May 26 where participants will play with the imagination as source.

Building G | Studio G201, 2nd fl
5:00 PM reception | 6:00 PM performance
$10 Admission | Buy tickets at PASSemanate.bpt.me

Register for PASS Dance & Movement Workshop: Experiments in Imagination
May 26 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | passemanateworkshop.bpt.me

From the artist:
“i’m packing my bag
i’m bringing a map and a number of tools with me
my shadow is joining the journey
i’m searching for wellsprings, especially mine in particular. to locate the constellation of sources in the layers of (non)existence, near and far, in the past, present and future, seen and unseen, in the ebb and flow and stillness of bodies of water

through the spiral we will go.”

Simone Johnson is a Staten Island based collaborative movement and visual artist. She is currently exploring plant life, water and food sovereignty. Simone has a deep interest in exploring and developing experimental, collaborative, community-building and healing processes connected to community dance practice. She also aspires to one day be a nomadic, dancing, plant/fungi medicine making, desert sky gazing, mycelium growing, infused honey making, flower loving, cooking from scratch, fire tending farmer-seedkeeper.

Recent works include “Soil and Seed” performed at Movement for the People Dance Company’s 2017 Winter Intensive Studio Showing, “zero waste talismans: compost altar #3” presented at “Trash Capsules: Archives of Illness, Food and Diaspora”, a performance and visual art event curated by Kiera Bono and Alex Enzo Hope, and a number of works with cre-a-tion dance collective, including “Global Water Dances”, “Eos” and performing in the Apres Avant Garde Festival on the Staten Island Ferry and in front of the Whitehall Terminal, organized by the Dey de Dada Performance Art Collective.