Ghoulfriends: Community Forum

Calling all Staten Island creatives! Take part in a fruitful community discussion on the arts and relationship building. We will talk about past events, present opportunities, and ideas for the future. Ghoulfriends is an exhibition depicting community and creativity and we encourage everyone to lean into that. This a space for info sharing and visioning.

WHEN: Saturday, May 8 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
WHERE: Shinbone Alley
ADMISSION: Adults: $5, Students w/ ID and Seniors $4.  Gallery access included in admission.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE

This event takes place outdoors. Masks and social distancing are required for all participants. Advanced registration is required to attend. This event will adhere to city and state guidelines related to COVID-19.

As you enjoy art at Snug Harbor, please remember:

  • Maintain a distance of 6+ feet away from other visitors whenever possible
  • Wear a mask while on campus
  • Practice good hygiene and sanitization
  • Stay home if you are sick

About the Artist

Zoë Tirado: Ghoulfriends highlights the underground, creative, queer and diverse people on Staten Island that often are unnoticed by the local community. The paintings and mixed media on display comes from past photos of Halloween parties, costumed events and performances. Tirado writes, “these photos reflect my friends and peers as their truest and most bold selves, unafraid, and free to be weird. The feeling of being ‘other’ is something that I feel many Staten Islanders have felt beside the rest of NYC artscape and especially being a young and transgressive artist in a majority red borough this has been something difficult to express for so many of us.”

Zoë Tirado is a multidisciplinary artist living in Staten Island, New York. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in 2014. Her work is self-reflective and deeply personal; often referencing her own search to define womanhood and femininity, Tirado’s work explores the female body, the abject and identity.

Zoë Tirado: Ghoulfriends is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, HumanitiesNY, The New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.