Deadline Extended! 2017 Engaging Artists Fellowship

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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This year’s program is focused on Immigration, Economics, and Labor Justice. Application Extension: Monday, April 10th @ 12pm. Find out more information, here. Email questions to PJ@moreart.org

It Would Not Have Been Possible Without You!

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016

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Thanks to you, this year’s Benefit Gala + Silent Auction was a resounding success! The funds raised make it possible for More Art to continue providing a platform for artists and New York City communities to address critical social issues through public art. Only together can we continue to offer free educational programs for Middle and High School students, senior citizens, English as a new language learners, and emerging socially-engaged artists. Thank You!

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Click here to see more images from the evening! Photography by Nicole Craine.

A big thanks to our “Feed More Art to the World” Honorees:
Hans Haacke and Claus Meyer

Thank you to everyone including, our guests, More Art staff and board of directors, auction donors & artists, and gala sponsors who made this evening possible!

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
 Directions to this location
  
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
Directions to this location

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