Posts Tagged ‘Art’

#InstagramUptown: Black Lives Matter

#InstagramUptown: Black Lives Matter

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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 […]


The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Some are opting out; others are doubling down. As sponsors and participants continue to pull out of this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, dozens of supporters staged a rally in Manhattan to support the parade’s controversial decision to honor Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera. “Agree or disagree with his […]


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 […]


05/20/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Everyday People Harlem!

05/20/17: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Everyday People Harlem!

The Sweet Spot Festival is returning to Harlem for its 6th year in a row and it is going to be a doozy. Join them as they usher in the summer season on​ Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ the West Harlem Pier from 3-9PM powered by their partners Summer on The Hudson. Sweet Spot Festival presents Everyday People HARLEM! Music by mOma, Rich […]


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 […]


05/31/17: The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ The United Palace

05/31/17: The 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Kicks Off @ The United Palace

Once again it’s on. The month long celebration of the arts in Uptown Manhattan will kick off on May 31, 2017 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the venerable United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th Street). This year’s honorees are Patricia Cruz, Maggie Hernández-Knight, Elvis Nolasco, and Elizabeth Lorris-Ritter. For the past 14 years, local […]


Comic book spotlights Puerto Rican superheroine | Manhattan Times

Comic book spotlights Puerto Rican superheroine | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen This Puertorriqueña is packing. The latest comic book superhero is fighting foes and taking names — in English and Spanish. She’s La Borinqueña, a young female heroine who draws her powers from a collection of ancient crystals found on the island of Puerto Rico. She has superhuman strength, the ability to fly […]


03/26/17: Create NYC – Washington Heights & Inwood

03/26/17: Create NYC - Washington Heights & Inwood

Culture is who we are and what makes our city great. Culture is…History. Food. Painting. Theater. Quilts. Zoos. Museums. Dominoes. Music. Libraries. Poetry. Art. Dance. Celebrations. Gardens. Fashion. Science and more….. Show up! Speak up! Step up! Help us create a plan for all of us in Washington Heights & Inwood. From August 2016 to […]


And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is...

She forged past the forty. Visual artist and painter Alexis Agliano Sanborn of Washington Heights has emerged as the judges’ choice to claim the title of winner of the 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. Sanborn’s submission, one of forty bids, was found to best showcase the elements of Northern Manhattan’s diverse art scene. She […]


New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them | NPR

New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them | NPR

BY HANSI LO WANG In New York City, there’s a place on almost every block where you can buy a bag of chips or a lottery ticket. Elsewhere, it’s called a corner store. But in the Big Apple, it’s known as a bodega. In Spanish, bodega can mean “storeroom” or “wine cellar.” New Yorkers like […]


Express Purpose | Manhattan Times

Express Purpose | Manhattan Times

“Artists are very useful for these times” Story by Sherry Mazzocchi The evening before Trump took office, artists unveiled a complex response to his election. Conceived and curated by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo, “Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 Presidential Election,” is a broad reaction to what many considered unthinkable—Donald Trump winning the […]


Spread Love: Selections @ Elizabeth Dee

Spread Love: Selections @ Elizabeth Dee

The Elizabeth Dee Gallery will be debuting it’s newest initiative this weekend. Entitled Selections, the exhibition series is all about shining a much-needed light on emerging artists. Works included in Selections are chosen by esteemed curators, who are actively engaged with the up and coming artistic voices shaping our society. Elizabeth Dee has tapped culturally […]


Call for artists – “Utopia” exhibition

Call for artists – “Utopia” exhibition

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with New York–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Utopia,” curated by Leanne Stella, Director, Art In FLUX, under the Art In FLUX 2017 curatorial theme, “Re-Imagining a City.” Artists are invited to present artworks that use art and play as catalysts […]


UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

BY Robin Kilmer (@RobinKilmer) Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? Or the Loch Ness monster? Have you ever thought a Hail Mary would actually work for your football team? Or better yet, that someone who has never had sex could give birth to a baby boy that could walk on water? If you’ve ever […]


Call For Artists: The MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project

Call For Artists: The MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project

The MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project, a long standing effort by the community, is happy to announce the sixth call for artwork to be placed in the subway elevators at the A-Line 184th St. & 190th St. Subway Stations. This collaborative project acknowledges the uniqueness of our community and fulfills Artists Unite mission to […]


Call For Submissions: 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Call For Submissions: 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Listen up folks NoMAA has put out the call for submissions for the 2017 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest. This is a big deal for artists that make Uptown their home. Not only will you get your work in fronts of untold numbers of your Uptown peers but you will also receive a $750 honorarium. […]


How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

With the nail as her small canvas, New York-based freelance nail artist Ami Vega is turning heads with a different take on the manicure—by helping her clients spread messages of social activism and empowerment through custom, hand painted designs. Her success has led to her own traveling nail salon, appearances at New York Fashion Week, […]


Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Nearly 30 years ago, Dan-el Padilla arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Around the same time, Jeff Sessions stood to become a federal judge after a nomination from President Ronald Reagan. In the end, the Republican-controlled Senate rejected him because former colleagues painted him as a racist. In […]


UPinion: Forever Forward | Girl Mob

UPinion: Forever Forward | Girl Mob

BY Frankie Reese (@_wonderfrankie) This particular article was headed in a very different direction, and prior to the election last Tuesday, I thought our country was too. I am absolutely devastated by the reality that Donald J. Trump is our future president. If an asteroid were hurdling towards the earth at this very moment I, […]


UPinion: Another gray 9/11*

UPinion: Another gray 9/11*

By Elga Castro Ramos For Elena, with all my hopes and wishes that you grow up in a better country Sixteen years ago I moved to New York, not as an economic migrant nor as a political exile, but as a student. The years went by and I stayed. I am from the 9/11 generation, […]


Comeback, catharsis, continuance | Manhattan Times

Comeback, catharsis, continuance | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi It was supposed to be a celebration. There were friends, flan and champagne. But by 10 p.m. on Election Night, the mood shifted.  Friends said goodbye. The champagne was left unopened. The election results left artist Andrea Arroyo utterly devastated. She and her husband Felipe Galindo are both from Mexico. They were concerned […]


In Harlem, murals are calling attention to the discrimination against the Baha’i faith in Iran | Quartz

In Harlem, murals are calling attention to the discrimination against the Baha’i faith in Iran | Quartz

By Neha Thirani Bagri As a reporter working in Iran, Maziar Bahari was bothered not to hear more people speak about the discrimination faced by the Baha’i, a persecuted religious minority. But he knew that if he wrote about their lives, it would mean the end of his ability to work in the country. “I […]


Choice and Chance | Manhattan Times

Choice and Chance | Manhattan Times

Artist explores themes of resilience and fortune Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Franck de las Mercedes was wandering through Bryant Park with a camera when a homeless man said he could take his picture for five dollars. The Washington Heights artist hesitated.  He never felt comfortable taking photos of homeless people. When the man insisted, de […]

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