Posts Tagged ‘Art’

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 […]


Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

From BLM to LGBT pride, her nail art masterpieces make a statement. BY Shonitria Anthony One woman is giving people the opportunity to express their views on social issues like feminism, racial equality and cultural pride in an unexpected way. Dominican nail artist Ami Vega has been doing hand-painted nail art for about five years. […]


Art For The People – A Q&A With Sandra Garcia-Betancourt

Art For The People – A Q&A With Sandra Garcia-Betancourt

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Since it first opened its doors on October of 2015, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling has been a welcoming oasis for the arts for people of all ages. More than a just a museum for children, the Sugar Hill Museum has become an artistic, social and cultural […]


09/25/16: Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk

09/25/16: Meet the Artists: 'Evolving Terrain' Exhibition Walk and Talk

Meet the Artists: ‘Evolving Terrain’ Exhibition Walk and Talk Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park Join NYC Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance for a guided tour of the group exhibition “Evolving Terrain” in Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. Meet New York-based […]


Mood Music: Jarina De Marco – Tigre

Mood Music: Jarina De Marco - Tigre


No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

No Free Walls: Art and Gentrification Collide In Bushwick

Uptown you NEED to see No Free Walls. The film is an in-depth look at Brooklyn’s changing landscape, through the eyes of Joseph Ficalora, the founder and inadvertent art curator of The Bushwick Collective. Joe, son of Italian immigrants, grew up in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn once ravaged by drugs, neglect and violence. Sound […]


09/19/16: Portraits of Community – People, Places Opening Reception

09/19/16: Portraits of Community - People, Places Opening Reception

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, presents Portraits of Community: People, Places. This exhibition showcases work by four Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. The concept of “portrait” is defined broadly to encompass people and places that make up the Uptown community. […]


Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Scroll down through Ami Vega’s Instagram, and you’ll see an accomplished manicurist – one who V Magazine recently featured and who celebrities like Kylie Jenner fawn over. But if you’re dazzled by how much she’s able to fit per square inch of fingernail, you may have missed that she’s actually one of […]


Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

Call for artists – Portraits of Community: People, Places

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” The exhibit seeks to present two-dimensional artwork by Uptown artists that portrays an open, diverse, and multifaceted sense of community. We are interpreting the concept of “portrait” broadly to […]


An Artist of the People – Ronald Draper

An Artist of the People - Ronald Draper

Do you know artist Ronald Draper? Well, you should. This native son of Harlem is a mixed-media artistic wunderkind that is creating kinetic works of art that pulsate with passion and positivity. Check out this great introduction to the artist courtesy of Rae Ruckus. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, […]


Women Showcase the Caribbean Experience in America in Uptown Art Exhibit | DNAinfo

Women Showcase the Caribbean Experience in America in Uptown Art Exhibit | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Eleven women with Caribbean roots aim to explore the conflicts in their own identities in a mixed-media show opening Friday that features a painting of a lynching and a modern take on Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” The exhibit, “Living In My Skin, En Mi Piel,” at the Rio Penthouse […]


Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2016

Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2016

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for the third annual Uptown Bounce series of summer block parties! On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to the music of New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, and art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food. See below for more […]


From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art | Village Voice

From Iran to Harlem: Fighting Discrimination With Street Art | Village Voice

By Anita Abedian On a recent summer day in East Harlem, Alexander Keto stood on a ladder above a group of sixth graders playing basketball, aerosol can in hand. Keto is spray-painting turquoise blue paint on P.S. 7’s brick exterior. The wall turns into an image of a West African woman up to her waist […]


Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

A huge flock of birds is coming to Harlem and Washington Heights, and they need places to land! A recent study from the National Audubon Society found that nearly half of all North American bird species face dire threats from global warming. Now the Audubon Mural Project is raising awareness by painting a mural of […]


07/16/16: 2 New Exhibits @ The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

07/16/16: 2 New Exhibits @ The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

Have you been to the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling yet? Housed in the simply breathtaking Sugar Hill Project building, the museum boasts an impressive art collection that appeals to all not just kids. Since first opening its doors late last year, the museum has been a welcoming presence inviting the community […]

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