Upcoming Events Calendar

Oct
20
Sat
Columns & Caryatids
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM

Columns & Caryatids is an exhibition of mixed media work where artist Kristi Pfister creates a forest of suspended translucent columns, monumental wall drawings, oil paintings, and intimate tile-sized work.  The installation explores the concept of columns as iconic symbols of democracy and strength, introduces Dorothy Day as a modern-day caryatid leading a procession of activism, and brings awareness to the historic Greek Revival architecture of Snug Harbor.

Kristi Pfister is a painter and public artist.  She studied Visual Art at Barnard College, Columbia University and received her master’s degree from Pratt Institute.  Pfister exhibits throughout the region and New York City.  Her public artwork includes grants from the Percent for Art Program, the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Staten Island Zoo.  Pfister is a strong advocate for Art Education, having worked as a teaching artist with many arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions in NYC.

Opening Reception: October 20 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Exhibition Tour and Creative Workshop with Artist: Saturday, November 17 | 2:00 PM | Admission: Included with $5 gallery admission
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)

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. 

RE/Configurations: art, disability, identity
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM

Image credit: Efrat Vaknin, photographed by Ron Uriel

RE/Configurations: art, disability, identity is a major exhibition, guest curated by Milenka Berengolc (project originator) and Margaret Chase, that is part of “Artists Undeterred,” a forum for disabled artists who exemplify bold vision and distinctive execution, and provides an expanded frame of reference for general audiences.

The project explores the multi-faceted relationship of disability vis-à-vis contemporary art, through the lens of creators and producers who are disabled and whose work addresses disability. Featured artists include Gema Alava, Robin Bartholick, Milenka Berengolc, Jamie Berube, Erika Boudreau-Barbee, Lisa Bufano, Monica Chulewicz, DisArt, Susan Dupor, Ryan Haddad, Antoine Hunter, Riva Lehrer, Mandem, Leroy Moore Jr., Carmen Papalia, Anthony Ptak, Gordon Sasaki, Judith Scott, Charles Steffen, Sunaura Taylor, Efrat Vaknin, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Wobbly Dance, and Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi.

The opening reception for RE/Configurations will feature ON DISPLAY, a movement installation by Heidi Latsky Dance. ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society’s obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art. The creation of this version of ON DISPLAY was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. HLD also thanks the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for its continued support.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Commons Galleries

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 8 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Artist Talk & Dialogue: Saturday, November 10 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Co-curator Milenka Berengolc has curated 2 major exhibitions/projects: “Life as Art”, at the Viepo Gallery, Staten Island, New York; “Healing/Transforming”, at the Snug Harbor Studios, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island; and collaborated on a curatorial project “CURA”. She holds an MFA from Bard College in video and performance. As a performance artist and actor, she has showcased original material via numerous venues and collaborations such as the Brooklyn Museum, the State Museum of New York, Albany, New York, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, New York.

Co-curator Margaret Chase has worked in exhibition development and interpretation, public programming and education at the New York Hall of Science, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, where she was an artist-in-residence and coordinated the museum theatre program. She also served as Vice President of the International Museum Theatre Alliance. Margaret holds a BFA Theatre from Boston University School for the Arts.

RE/Configurations contains mature content. The co-curators gratefully acknowledge that this exhibition is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. It is also sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Quick Grant, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; and by the following: 

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled; Pride Center of Staten Island; United Spinal Association – New York City Chapter; Kershner, Grosso & Co.; Angelica Patient Assistance Program/OPEN DOORS; Curtis High School; Staten Island Center for Independent Living; J’s on the Bay; Materials for the Arts; International Sports and Music Project Inc.; Staples, Inc. (1520 Forest Avenue, SI); Steven Wakeman; Zach Grenier and Lynn Bailey; and Go Fund Me donors (to date): Patricia & Jeff Rosen, Katie Eichhorn, Julie Ridge, Vivian Vassar, Jason Steinberg, and Susan King. Special thanks to Dr. Carrie Sandahl, project advisor; Mary Campbell, Graphics; and Kimbra Eberly, Marketing.

All exhibits and artist talks are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission 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. 

We the People: Black Indians in America: Photographs and Words of Fern Metcalf
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM

From early African explorers who stayed in America to regions where slavery was prevalent or where free people of color have historically resided, Black Indians have always been a part of the history of the new world as it unfolded in America.

We the People: Black Indians in America is an exhibition of Fern Metcalf’s photography and storytelling which depicts the history and present-day life of Black Indians and Mardi Gras Indians living in today’s United States. That they still exist is testimony to their unending resilience in America.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Commons Galleries
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Artist Talk: Thursday, November 1 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Free with $5 gallery admission
Youth Artist Talk: Saturday, December 15 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Free with $5 gallery admission

Spring – Autumn hours for the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Nov
27
Tue
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Nov 27 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn 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.

September 8, 25 | October 13, 23 | November 10, 27 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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

 

Dec
8
Sat
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Dec 8 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn 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.

December 8 | January 12, 22 | February 9, 26 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Compost Demonstration Site
Free admission | Registration requested HERE

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

CANCELLED: Wreath Making Workshop
Dec 8 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

***The Wreath Making Workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

Learn how to make your own holiday wreath from scratch!  We will provide both artificial and organic material to create a wreath for your home, for either inside or outside decoration. Bring treasured objects, ribbons, and natural artifacts with you to incorporate into your wreath–like fresh thyme, rosemary, or cinnamon sticks.

 

Dec
13
Thu
Newhouse After Dark: Music by Jenno Snyder
Dec 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us for Newhouse After Dark, a new after-hours program. Each month, enjoy the beauty of live art experiences in the oldest building on campus.

Jenno Snyder is a Staten Island-based queer experimental composer and multi-instrumentalist. Her latest album, Too North, was released by Worry Records (2018). Formerly under the name God II, she released three EPs: Crazz (2017), Infinite Feedback Lute (Lost Notes Media, 2017), and Death After Life (Captain Crook Records, 2016). Previously, she was known for her work with Staten Island-based band Yeti, as composer and bassist.

Doors open at 7:00 PM
Performance begins at 8:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Admission: $10 | Buy tickets at newhousejenno.bpt.me

Dec
15
Sat
We the People: Youth Artist Talk
Dec 15 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Students and youth in the community have the opportunity to meet and speak with exhibiting artist Fern Metcalf in a discussion on the themes, history, and personal exploration involved in the We the People: Black Indians in America exhibition.

From early African explorers who stayed in America to regions where slavery was prevalent or where free people of color have historically resided, Black Indians have always been a part of the history of the new world as it unfolded in America.

We the People: Black Indians in America is an exhibition of Fern Metcalf’s photography and storytelling which depicts the history and present-day life of Black Indians and Mardi Gras Indians living in today’s United States. That they still exist is testimony to their unending resilience in America.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Commons Galleries
Admission: Free with $5 gallery admission

Spring – Autumn hours for the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Jan
12
Sat
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Jan 12 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn 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.

December 8 | January 12, 22 | February 9, 26 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Compost Demonstration Site
Free admission | Registration requested HERE

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

Winter Evergreen Walk
Jan 12 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tour Snug Harbor and see the different types of broadleaf and needle leaf evergreens growing on the serene grounds.  The Winter Evergreen Walk includes the Pond Garden, the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, Tuscan Garden, White Garden, and many various specimens of trees on the grounds.  Please dress appropriately for an outdoor walk.

Meet at the Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road
Admission: $10 | BUY TICKETS HERE