The Funeral Portrait (Young Jeong Sajin) Opens October 6th at 12pm

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Exhibition on View:
October 6th—October 28th, 2016

Queens Library
41-17 Main Street, Flushing
Queens, New York
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Young Jeong Sajin (The Funeral Portrait)
addresses the exceptional South Korean cultural practice of preparing memorial portraits of the elderly while the individual is still alive. Photography studios specifically dedicated to funerary portraits can be found throughout South Korea and traveling photographers bring the service to the most remote areas. However, this service is difficult to find in NYC, especially for seniors who are not easily able to travel, may not speak fluent English, or have limited resources.
 
The series of portraits crystallize the complex facial expressions of the over 200 Korean American seniors who have participated in Park’s portrait service, so far. Throughout 2016 Park will continue this project in collaboration with More Art, the Korean American Senior Citizens Society of Greater New York in Flushing, Queens, Korean-American Senior Citizens Association of New Jersey in Ridgefield, New Jersey—organizations providing critical social services to aging Korean Americans.

Community Concert in the Bronx — Friday, September 16th, 6:00-7:30pm

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016
7:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center
(in Williamsbridge Oval)
3225 Reservoir Oval East
Bronx, New York
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Back to the Block features up-and-coming local musicians. Performances feature singer/songwriter Lizzie No and Bronx native hip hop artists Circa ’95. Lizzie No is a local musician and vocalist with a unique sound who has recently performed at the Bronx Museum Boogie on the Boulevard festival. Circa ’95’s quintessentially New York hip-hop sound comprised of performers Patty Dukes and Reph who rhyme seamlessly in English and Spanish. They are currently resident artists at Carnegie Hall. Numerous students from the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music will play a sampling of North Indian Music. Chhandayan was started in 1984 in Calcutta, India. In 1998 it was re-established in the United States as a not-for-profit organization.

Concert Line-up:

Lizzie No
7:15 – 7:25

Chhandayan Center For Indian Music
7:45 – 8:05

Circa 95
8:20 – 8:40

 

 

 

Community Concert in Bushwick, Brooklyn — Thursday, July 14TH, 5:00-7:00pm

Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

More Art + NYC Department of Parks & Recreation is proud to present Back to the Block a free community concert featuring NYC teen artists and up-and-coming local musicians. Come enjoy performances from The Ashcan Orchestra and Educated Little Monsters.

Maria Hernandez Park
Irving Ave., Kinickerbocker Ave.
(bet. Starr St. and Suydam St.)
Bushwick, Brooklyn 11237
Directions via Google Maps

Download the event flyer here.

 

About the Musicians:

Educated Little Monsters (5:30pm)
Through dance, poetry, and art, Educated Little Monsters (ELM) offers teens and youth an opportunity for self-expression in a safe supportive environment. Since 2013 ELM has been taking a unique and hands-on approach to arts education.
educatedlittlemonsters.weebly.com

The Ashcan Orchestra (6:15pm)
Since 2007, Composer P. Spadine, has been using a collection of toy, re-appropriated, and homemade instruments, to create unique performance ensembles. On stages and basements, indoors and out, Ashcan has been presenting new music and rituals in celebration and emulation of the physics and mathematics that bind the known universe.
ashcanorchestra.blogspot.com

Apply for the ARTS AMBASSADORS Mentorship Program

Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2016

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What is Arts Ambassadors?
Arts Ambassadors is a free after school mentorship program inviting high school junior and seniors to engage in a fun, hands-on, exploration of art and social engagement.

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2016
Download the application here!

Applicants will be notified with a decision by July 15th, 2016

Led by a host of guest artists and art professionals from More Art and the School of Visual Arts (SVA), the program utilizes the thematic lens of ‘socially engaged art’ to guide students through the conceptualization, artistic production, curation, and exhibition of their own public art proposals. Past students have developed infographics, public performances, videos, posters, sticker and social media campaigns, sculptures, and websites. SVA admissions officers will also offer each student a formal critique of their portfolio and share with them what makes a successful application to top art schools.

Who should apply?
NYC High School Students entering 11 & 12th grade in the 2016/17 school year. Ideal candidates will have some experience in visual art and have committed support from parents or legal guardians, school administrators, teachers, and/or mentors.

The program is held at School of Visual Arts (141 West 21st Street, Manhattan.)15 weekly sessions are typically held on Thursday afternoons. Program starts early-September, 2016


Please send the application via email to Zoey Hart, Education Coordinator: zoey@moreart.org including the following application materials found here.

MONTH2MONTH | Propose An Event!

Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

M2M front page

We are currently soliciting proposals on themes of affordable housing, financial inequality, private property, gentrification, real estate, class, race, housing lotteries, owning vs renting, investing, aspiration, community, activism, environmental burdens, collaborative art projects. Events will start at 6pm and should be no longer than 90 minutes in duration. Some will take place May 28 through 31 (Memorial Day Weekend).

If you would like to present a performance, discussion or other event in this setting please apply here.

Street Stories with Aldo Soligno | Sat. April 16th, 2-5pm

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

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Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories

Saturday, April 16, 2016

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

More Art is excited to partner with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to bring hands-on documentary photography workshops to recreation centers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Teaching artist Aldo Soligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.


St. James Recreation Center
in St. James Park
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

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Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, Marie Claire, and many others.