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Elizabeth Sollazzo-Daland: Follow The Color

By Olivia Silvestro, Snug Harbor Arts Intern Spring 2022 Elizabeth Sollazzo-Daland started her relationship with Snug Harbor at just thirteen years old when she learned about the Art Lab School of Fine & Applied Arts studio. “This is going back thirty-five, forty years ago at least, but I remember meeting Craig Manister, who is one […]

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Kathy Westwater: Finding Artistry While Breaking Away From The Norm

By Amanda Calvin, Snug Harbor Arts Intern (Spring 2021)    “ At an early age, my body was finding the dance within it.” Kathy Westwater, choreographer, director and recent PASS (Performing Arts Salon Saturdays) artist in residence at Snug Harbor, discovered her passion for dance upon realizing her ability to express herself through the art form. […]

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Jill Jichetti: Curating an interdisciplinary art practice both online and off

By Amanda Calvin, Snug Harbor Arts Intern (Spring 2021)    “I make art wherever I am.” Jill Jichetti is the perfect example of a multidisciplinary artist. Hailing from Brooklyn, the current Staten Island resident is presenting a collection of her work, “JillWrites: On Art & Poetics,” at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor […]

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Zoë Tirado: A style bold enough to cause a “changing of the guards”

By Amanda Calvin, Snug Harbor Arts Intern (Spring 2021) “I have had an art practice for as long as I can remember,” said Staten Island native Zoë Tirado, the artist behind upcoming Newhouse Center exhibition “Ghoulfriends.” While Tirado now describes her unique style as “the line between what is considered traditional and what is obscene,” […]

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Josephine Baker: Muse for a New Generation

By: Susannah Abbate, Director of Education & Engagement and Melissa West, Vice President of Curation, Visual & Performing Arts The Staten Island Urban Center recently partnered with Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on the Josephine Baker Project, a visual arts workshop involving a multi-generation of participants to examine the life work of Josephine […]

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Josephine Baker: Muse for a New Generation

By: Susannah Abbate, Director of Education & Engagement and Melissa West, Vice President of Curation, Visual and Performing Arts The Staten Island Urban Center recently partnered with Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on the Josephine Baker Project, a visual arts workshop involving a multi-generation of participants to examine the life work of Josephine […]

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June 21, 2015 | Carnegie Hall FREE Performance with Banda Magda

  Led by the impish, sweet-voiced, Greek-born singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda’s music taps into a wide range of international influences. In addition to Giannikou, voices of band members from Japan and Argentina are heard, making each concert a colorful global experience. With songs sung in French as well as six other languages, […]

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April 26, 2015 | Carnegie Hall FREE Performance with Emily Eagen and Friends

  Emily Eagen is a musical innovator who sings and whistles everything from early music to traditional Americana. Eagen, a two-time international whistling champion, is a singing, whistling, and ukulele-playing member of the popular roots band the Whistling Wolves. Eagen’s original songs explore children’s flights of fancy, their dreams, and the way they turn familiar […]

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