Uptown Art

10/06/17: NoMAA Presents Abre Caminos / Opening Paths

10/06/17: NoMAA Presents Abre Caminos / Opening Paths

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling  presents: Abre Caminos / Opening Paths A group exhibition that explores the transformative role of art. Rio II Gallery 583 Riverside Dr, Fl 7th New York, New York 10031 Curator: Esperanza Cortés Antonia Guerrero, Juanita Lanzo, Leslie Jimenez, Sharese Ann Frederick, […]


Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Where there’s a will, there’s an art gallery. A lot of people have dreams that never quite make it past the desire stage. But others plan and forge ideas into reality by hard work and the force of sheer will. Aaron Simms walked Inwood’s major corridors, looking for space. First Dyckman […]


09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

An Exhibition of site-specific outdoor works by Andrea Arroyo. Maggie’s Garden & Friendship Garden – Harlem NYC BRUNCH RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 11AM-1PM Maggie’s Garden, 564 W 149th St. Free and open to the public, light brunch provided. EXHIBIT ON VIEW THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2017. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), is pleased to present “Women […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a graphic and visual artist whose work has been published by The New Yorker, among other publications. These images were submitted in the wake of the decision by the Trump administration to rescind the DACA program. I have been working on many illustrations about the present administration and its backward policies. […]


09/16/17: Collective States: a movement improvisation

09/16/17: Collective States: a movement improvisation

NoMAA presents the third installment of this site-specific improvisation celebrating Inwood’s beautiful green spaces on September 16. 5pm open rehearsal and 6pm Public Performance. Meet in Inwood Hill Park on the lawn near Indian Road and 218 St. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us […]


‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

BY Sandra Bertrand When El Museo del Barrio decided to launch uptown:nastywomen/bad hombres, an exhibit of artists living or working in Upper Manhattan’s El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood, they didn’t take the challenge lightly. These artists are individuals whose works engage with the cultural legacy of sexism, racism, homophobia, the power of the […]


Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Check out this super cool video of the making of this epic masterpiece by El Mac and Celso Gonzalez in East Harlem. The mural depicts well-respected Nuyorican author Nicholasa Mohr. The mural was created as part of a public arts project called MonumentArt, curated by Celso Gonzalez and presented by La Marqueta Retoña initiative, with […]


Spread Love: Unity In Progress Mural

Spread Love: Unity In Progress Mural

“Unity is something that not only the Inwood community should have but the whole world” declared student Meliza Cepeda. Hers was the winning design for “Unity in Progress,” a mural recently painted by students from the youth program at Inwood Community Services and Inwood Academy for Leadership led by local teaching artist Reynaldo García Pantaleón. […]


Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, is seeking submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled “The Art of Healing”. Guest-curated by Gabriel de Guzman (Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill), this exhibition will present work by uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or […]


The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Politics is sure-fire fodder for art. That’s true in two new exhibits by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo. Known for colorful paintings of free-floating goddesses, Arroyo’s work is often topical – and political. They are messages about the environment, women’s issues, and The Missing—people found dead at border crossings or in […]


07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest

07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest

MindBodySoul Yoga & The United Palace are excited to present the first-ever Heights Feel Good Fest! Free but RSVP Sunday, July 30th Plaza de las Americas & the Palace foyer 9AM – 5PM RSVP: 07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest


Spread Love: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall @ The Gitler &____ Gallery

Spread Love: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall @ The Gitler &____ Gallery

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall August 2 – August 30, 2017 Opening: Wednesday, August 2, 6-9 PM 99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer… You know the song. Well, Harlem-based artist Tom Sanford has taken that concept to whole other level. Sanford has imbibed and painted almost 99 bottles […]


The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

by Siddhartha Mitter Uptown: It’s a historical legacy stretching back to the Harlem Renaissance; a zone in social and economic flux; and, at the psychic hinge of these forces, a state of mind. It’s also the name of a brand-new triennial initiated and hosted by the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, with a linked […]


Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call for artists: The New Bench – Examining the bench as a social construct July 25 Submission deadline, Artist stipend: $700 Apply online: http://ow.ly/6PxK30dpaDk The New Bench is a series of public art projects that challenge our ideas around parks, communal places and how we co-exist within these spaces. Artists are invited to conceptualize a park […]


Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Higher Ground Festival

Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Higher Ground Festival

About this project Higher Ground Festival 2017 We are thrilled to be offering our 3rd Annual Higher Ground Festival’s Higher Ground Premieres Performance to be held on Saturday June 24th, 2017 at Anne Loftus Playground! The performance will be free to the public and will showcase 7 new collaborations using 45 artists. This year’s program […]


Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.


Spread Love: Artists Unite Presents Poster Exhibit and Group Show

Spread Love: Artists Unite Presents Poster Exhibit and Group Show

The Artists Unite Poster Project, developed in cooperation with the MTA, will present three events showcasing uptown artists whose work has appeared in local subway elevators since 2009. The events are free and open to the public and will include an exhibit of their work, an artists’ talk, and a video of the history of […]


Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

Go Fund Me Spotlight: Unnatural Election Art Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT: “Unnatural Election” is an art project that gathers creative responses from around the world. The project was launched on November 9th, 2016, amidst the shock and heartache of the election results. A Word From Andrea Arroyo I have been doing this because I truly believe that art can change the world. I […]


From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

From Acoustic Mirrors to Kitchen Huts, Sculptures Take Root in Harlem Parks | Hyperallergic

A public sculpture series curated by the Studio Museum in Harlem showcases work by artists who have strong connections to the area. BY Alexis Clements The seasons are changing here in New York, and city parks are filling with people looking for Vitamin D, migrating birds, and blooms and buds. It seemed like a good […]


Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Figures in the Find | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi They’re not exactly heroes. Instead, the actions of the main characters in Up Theater Company’s latest play go from questionable to reprehensible. But playwright Kirby Fields doesn’t want you to like them. “I hope, at the end, the audience would understand why they did what they did, even if they don’t […]


Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace – A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

Spread Love: The People Storm The Palace - A Social Justice Theatre Festival | May 18-23

That’s right folks. The people will once again storm the palace. In light of the Trump tyranny, this event is more crucial than ever. The People Storm the Palace is an annual social justice theatre festival brought to you by the People’s Theatre Project (PTP). PTP empowers the entire community, both young and old, to […]


How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem | The Atlantic

How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem | The Atlantic

The artist’s portraits of neighbors, icons, and strangers show a keen and democratic attention to detail. BY LOLA ADESIOYE When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a bold yet potentially career-destroying move. During the early ’30s, Neel […]


Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees | Manhattan Times

Uptown Arts Stroll names 2017 honorees | Manhattan Times

Northern Manhattan’s annual, month-long arts festival is set to return. The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll will run from May 31 to June 30, showcasing performances and exhibitions by the Northern Manhattan arts community at assorted venues from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. The 15th edition of the Stroll will kick off at the […]

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