Upcoming Events Calendar

Mar
2
Sat
Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land: Artwork by Tattfoo Tan
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – Dec 29 @ 5:00 PM

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land explores how spirituality manifests itself out of the connections between internal experience and the material world. How can we connect with nature in a society that continues to give primacy to disposability and mass-consumption? How do we move away from a mindset of scarcity to one of collaboration? How can we be transformed from the egocentric “i” to the love supreme “I AM”?  In this work, artist Tattfoo Tan uses participatory prompts, games and affirmations to engage you in the play of the universe. Let the process begin.

On display March 2 – December 29, 2019
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Main Hall Gallery

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land Exhibition Events and Programs
All events and programs take place in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C & G

Opening Reception: Sat, March 2 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Chakra Healing with Mantra lead by Eros Romero: Sat, March 16 | 11:00 AM | $10
Silent Meditation Sleepover with Thupten Phuntsok (in collaboration with The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art): April 19 – 20 | 8:00 PM – 12:00 PM | $30
Divine Feminine with Erin Sickler: Sat, May 18 | 11:00 AM | $10
Connecting to Dreams with Healing Plants with Liz Neves of Gathering Ground: Sat, June 8 | 11:00 AM | $10
Group Breath-work Session with Ambrose Gage: July 20| 11:00 AM | $10
Adults Soul Painting Ceremony with Bianca Dominguez: August 17| 11:00 AM | $10
NERTM Syllabus Book Launch: September 21 | 11:00 AM | $10
Cosmic Walk with Eros Romero: October 19 | 11:00 AM | $10

Staten Island based artist Tattfoo Tan’s practice focuses on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living. His work is project-based, ephemeral and educational in nature. Tan has exhibited at venues including the Queens Museum of Art, Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Wave Hill, Macalester College, Ballroom Marfa, Creative Time, Project Row Houses, and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Tan’s projects have been presented by the Laundromat Project, the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for the Arts program, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program. His work has been published by Gestalten and Thames and Hudson.

Tan has been widely recognized for his artistic contributions and service to the community, and is the proud recipient of a proclamation from The City of New York. He is the recipient of grants from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Matters, Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Staten Island Arts.  In 2010, Tan received the annual Award for Excellence in Design by the Public Design Commission of the City of New York for his design and branding of the Super-Graphic on Bronx River Art Center. He currently serves on the Mayor’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee to support the development of a Comprehensive Cultural Plan.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Free for Snug Harbor Members and students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

In My Element: Photography by Gail Middleton & Mike Shane
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – May 5 @ 5:00 PM

In My Element is a combined show of two photographers who are separated in age by several decades but who both gravitate to capturing photos of four basic elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

Gail Middleton can always be found in solitary locations, appreciating the happenstance of nature and trying to capture a moment in time to reflect the passing beauty.  Mike Shane is a kinetic searcher whose interaction with people and elements are breathtaking.  Their combined images will make you think, transport you to a place of beauty and wonderment, or just capture you with an almost impossible combination of perceived movement.

On display March 2 – May 5, 2019
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)

In My Element Exhibition Events and Programs
All events and programs take place in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C & G

Opening Reception: Sat, March 2 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Gallery Talk and Tour: Sat, April 6 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Included in gallery admission

Gail Middleton is a long-time West Brighton resident who is a frequent visitor to all Staten Island parks.  She is always seen with her camera capturing images of scenery and wildlife.  Middleton specializes in nature photography and portraits and has also organized and curated several shows. She was a recipient of a 2013 DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts for her project Breaking Bread.  She has also received a 2018 DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts to organize and coordinate “Staten Island 48:00 ~ Another Day in the Life of Staten Island” photo shoot of Staten Island in June 2018.

Mike Shane is a photographer born and bred in Staten Island, New York. He was raised in a family of artists, training his eyes, and honing his creative vision in the inspiring crossroads of suburban and metropolitan. He grew up drawing, later discovered graffiti, earned a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration just over the Verrazano Bridge, at Kingsborough Community College. That is where Mike haphazardly discovered photography. Since then, he’s spent the past 16 years self-educating to make photography his “Weapon of Choice” across all aspects of his life. At 36 years young, Mike Shane uses photography for both personal and professional expression and to share a fresh perspective of the places he so fondly calls HOME.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Free for students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

In My Element is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Paul Campbell, Selected Works 1999-2019
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – May 5 @ 5:00 PM

This exhibition surveys the work of NYC-based painter Paul Campbell from 1999-2019, with an emphasis on new work. Since 1998, Campbell has used remote control toys, spiky plastic balls, string, GPS tracks, and other non-conventional tools to create works that simultaneously pay homage and parody the great abstract painters of the past. He combines non-traditional and traditional painting methods to create hybrid images.

Although the works are abstract in appearance they often suggest elements of nature, fireworks, portals into some unknown world, and influences of other cultures and traditions. They represent movement and are a metaphor for connections that exist in our everyday lives.

On display March 2 – May 5, 2019
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)

Paul Campbell, Selected Works 1999-2019 Exhibition Events and Programs
All events and programs take place in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C & G

Opening Reception: Sat, March 2 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Gallery Talk and Tour: Sun, May 5 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Included in gallery admission

Paul Campbell’s work has been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Danforth Museum, the Rose Art Museum, Site Santa Fe, and Lesley Heller Gallery in New York. His first major solo show in New York in 1999 was called “Remote Control” at Roebling Hall Gallery where he showed paintings made with remote control cars. Campbell has received several grants including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and has participated several international art projects and residencies in Europe, South America, India, Singapore, and China. He has also participated in public art projects including a 65 foot mural on Flushing Avenue at Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn based on GPS tracks and most recently a bus stop was opened featuring his work. Campbell’s studio is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Free for students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Paul Campbell, Selected Works 1999-2019 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Mar
26
Tue
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Mar 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container.  (Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited.) Registration is strongly recommended.

Meet at Compost Demonstration Site 
Free Admission | Registration requested

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

 

Mar
31
Sun
Noble Maritime Collection: Opening Reception – This is a Print
Mar 31 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Noble Maritime Collection presents This is a Print, an exhibition of antique and contemporary art.  It will open with a reception in the museum’s library on Sunday, March 31 from 2 until 5 PM, and continue through January 2020.  Inspired by John A. Noble’s preference for printmaking, this exhibition includes pieces from the newly acquired collection of historian Barnett Shepherd.

This is a Print surveys the history of prints and the differences amongst various mediums, including etchings, engravings, lithographs, mezzotints, and photogravures.

Opening reception: March 31, 2019
Admission: FREE
Noble Maritime Collection (Building D)

This is a Print incorporates more than a dozen pieces from the Shepherd Collection including an etching by Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), the German printmaker who recorded her experiences in World War II; a serigraph by surrealist Salvador Dalí (1904-89); and an 18th-century mezzotint by Edward Fisher (1722-1781) after Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792).

The exhibition will also present several pieces from the museum’s collection, including a lithograph and lithography stone by John A. Noble (1913-1983), a drypoint etching and plate by noted local artist F.A. Busing (1881-1962), and a letterpress portrait and plate of Noble’s mother Gloria by Marion Jochimsen (1894-1996).

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Apr
4
Thu
Noble Maritime Collection: CloseKnit
Apr 4 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CloseKnit, our longest-running public programs, is free and open to knitters of skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to the House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

Attribution: The museum’s public programs are supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Noble Maritime Collection, Building D
Free Admission

Apr
6
Sat
CANCELLED: Climate Speaks: Spoken Work Workshop
Apr 6 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

***This event has been cancelled. If you were planning on attending and still want to be involved in Climate Speaks, please contact the Climate Museum at tbrown@climatemuseum.org ***

What is climate change and who does it affect? In this Climate Speaks workshop hosted by the Climate Museum, you will explore the impacts of climate change and their intersections with social justice, as well as creative responses to the climate crisis.

Next, you’ll explore how can we use the arts to advocate for climate action. We will focus on the power of written and spoken poetry to motivate social change. Students will be guided through the process of writing and refining original work.

This workshop is only open to current high school students in the New York metropolitan area. Register now!

Harbor Room (Building G, lower level)
FREE | Advance registration required

Climate Speaks is a spoken word program and competition focused on climate change for high-school students in the New York Metropolitan Area.  The Climate Speaks program has three main components:

  1. Workshops: First, you have the chance to learn about climate change and how to use poetry to inspire action. Free workshops will be offered in every borough. Workshop participants will be invited submit an original climate themed poem to a three-judge panel.
  2. Coaching: If your work is selected, you’ll get intensive, free performance coaching and mentoring and the chance to rehearse and audition to be a Climate Speaks finalist.
  3. Performance: Third, finalists will receive additional coaching to prepare for a concert at the Apollo Theater on June 14!

Applicants must attend both a climate workshop and a poetry workshop to apply to be a Climate Speaks semifinalist. Semifinalists will receive performance workshops and audition to participate in the final performance at the Apollo Theater on June 14.

Climate Speaks is presented in partnership with the NYC Department of Education Office of Sustainability and with special thanks to Urban Word NYC.

In My Element: Gallery Talk and Tour
Apr 6 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join exhibiting artists Gail Middleton and Mike Shane on a guided tour and open discussion on their exhibition In My Element

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Admission: Included in $5 gallery admission
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In My Element is a combined show of two photographers who are separated in age by several decades but who both gravitate to capturing photos of four basic elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

Gail Middleton can always be found in solitary locations, appreciating the happenstance of nature and trying to capture a moment in time to reflect the passing beauty.  Mike Shane is a kinetic searcher whose interaction with people and elements are breathtaking.  Their combined images will make you think, transport you to a place of beauty and wonderment, or just capture you with an almost impossible combination of perceived movement.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Free for students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

In My Element is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Apr
7
Sun
Orchestra of St. Lukes presents Music in Color: Gabriela Lena Frank
Apr 7 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Now entering its third season, Music in Color turns its focus to the music and life of Gabriela Lena Frank, an American composer of Peruvian, Chinese, and Lithuanian Jewish descent. Having been commissioned to write a piece by OSL in 2015, Frank is featured in this program with a narration written and performed by Kirya Traber. The program includes selections from Frank’s own string quartets, as well as a piece by one of her inspirations, Chou Wen-chung, and five new works composed by Fellows of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music and co-commissioned by OSL and GLFCAM.

Admission: Free with RSVP | Register here
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)

Program:
Gabriela Lena Frank | Selections from String Quartets Leyendas, Quijotadas, and Milagros
Chou Wen-chung | Leggierezza from String Quartet No. 1, “Clouds”
Christine Delphine Hedden | New Work (World Premiere, co-commissioned by OSL and GLFCAM)

A limited number of front row seats will be reserved for guests with hearing or sight impairments. Guests with mobility impairments may enter the Newhouse Center through the elevator in Building G by way of Shinbone Alley, then use the wheelchair lift to access the performance space in Building C.  Rangers are available for assistance at 718-816-9691. 

Apr
13
Sat
Choose the Right Bin for You (NYC Compost Project)
Apr 13 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

There are many ways to compost, and many types of compost bins: big bins, small bins, short bins, tall bins! Does it need to have a lid? Can I keep it by my house? Can I make my own?  You have questions. We have answers.

Meet at Compost Demo Site
Free admission | Registration requested here