Upcoming Events Calendar

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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.

May
4
Sat
Orchid Show & Sale
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

At the Orchid Show and Sale, Staten Island Orchid Society members and Deep Cut Orchid Society members create beautiful orchid displays with their own blooming orchids for your enjoyment. Every year S.I.O.S. offers exciting in-flower orchids for sale along with fact sheets and expert advice on growing your orchid. Everybody is welcome to attend and remember Mother’s Day is just a week after the sale. Bring friends, family and anyone interested in orchids.

Admission: Free
Building P Lobby and Winter Garden

Plant Sale: General Admission
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Your garden will be the envy of the block with the Plant Sale’s hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars. Many plants will be suitable for outdoor containers.  Snug Harbor horticulturalists will be available to help with plant selections, to give professional advice, and answer questions.  The NYC Compost Project will give away 15-pound bags of compost while supplies last.  Your Plant Sale purchases will help fund Snug Harbor’s horticulture program and beautiful botanical gardens.  This event is rain or shine.

Snug Harbor Members Only: Friday, May 3 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
General Public: Saturday, May 4 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House lawn

Staten Island Museum: Family Art Workshop: Seed Collagraphs
May 4 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Staten Island Museum: Family Art Workshop: Seed Collagraphs

Seeds from different plants differ in size and shape too. Grouped together, these seeds can create compelling designs and patterns. Create a seed collage and then experiment with making prints or rubbings of your design. Supported in part by Lily Auchincloss Foundation.

FREE with museum admission
Staten Island Museum  (Bldg A)
Space is limited–register in advance here

Noble Maritime Collection: The Legend of Sea Glass
May 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Noble Maritime Collection will welcome award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Trinka Hakes Noble for storytelling and signing of her book The Legend of Sea Glass on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2 PM.

Illustrated by Doris Ettlinger, The Legend of Sea Glass is a colorful picture book about mermaids, sailors, and mysteries of the sea, and presents an original tale that attributes mythical origins to colorful sea glass.

Noble Maritime Collection (Building D)
Admission: Free

The legend imagines the role mermaids played in saving the lives of sailors who braved the dangerous seas.

The event is free and appropriate for the whole family.  Books will be available to purchase.

For more information about Trinka Hakes Noble, visit www.trinkahakesnoble.com.

The museum’s public programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and Councilwoman Debi Rose, and Investors Bank Foundation.

Peony Walk
May 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Valued for their exquisite color, fragrance, and form, Chinese tree peonies are unmatched in sensuality and beauty.  Tour Snug Harbor’s Chinese tree peony collection and learn why these flowers have inspired gardeners, artists, and poets for over a thousand years. Your tour tickets include admission to the New York Chinese Scholars Garden for the rest of the day after the walk. This event is rain or shine.

Saturday, May 4 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Meet in front of the Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10 | Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

May
5
Sun
Orchid Show & Sale
May 5 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

At the Orchid Show and Sale, Staten Island Orchid Society members and Deep Cut Orchid Society members create beautiful orchid displays with their own blooming orchids for your enjoyment. Every year S.I.O.S. offers exciting in-flower orchids for sale along with fact sheets and expert advice on growing your orchid. Everybody is welcome to attend and remember Mother’s Day is just a week after the sale. Bring friends, family and anyone interested in orchids.

Admission: Free
Building P Lobby and Winter Garden

Jane’s Walk: Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tour
May 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm, a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its eighth growing season.  See our seeding area, learn about our crop planning, and learn some of our methods for nourishing the soil while we grow the best produce possible. This event is part of the Jane’s Walk series in partnership with the Municipal Art Society. This event is rain or shine.

Meet in front of Visitor Information Booth and continue to the Heritage Farm with group
Sessions at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
FREE | Registration requested | Register here

This event may be challenging for those with sight impairments and mobility challenges.  The pathways can be unpredictable and uneven at times, through dirt.