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
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!
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!
Exhibition on View:
41-17 Main Street, Flushing
Queens, New York
Directions to this location
Young Jeong Sajin (The Funeral Portrait)
October 6th—October 28th, 2016
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.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center
(in Williamsbridge Oval)
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
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.
7:15 – 7:25
Chhandayan Center For Indian Music
7:45 – 8:05
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.
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.
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