In Carlos Jaramillo's latest exhibit he explores life inside and outside of Lurigancho, a prison in Lima, Peru. His photographs capture the similarities between society on "el cerro," the hill, and life inside the prison. Life that rises from the rubble above the prison echoes the life inside its walls, and Jaramillo attempts to uncover what it is that informs the hope felt by prisoners and civilians. The opening reception for his exhibit, "Beyond Bars," is Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Gallery at W83. For more information about the gallery and visiting hours, visit our About the Gallery page here.
A drawing class with New York classical artist, Jerry Dienes. Trained at the Columbus College of Art & Design, Dienes paints and draws in the style of classical realism. He has taken classes at the New York Academy of Art and The Printmakers Workshop, studied figure painting with Jacob Collins at The Water Street Atelier, and drawing with Dan Thompson, Michael Grimaldi, and Ephraim Rubenstein at the Art Student’s League. He has most recently studied part-time with Justin Wood at the Grand Central Atelier in New York.
Join us at 10am for coffee and tea in the gallery where you can view his current exhibit "Niggle's Studio: Leaf Paintings," then head up to a classroom for the workshop. He will offer instruction on still-life drawing for beginners and intermediate artists who are interested in exploring new ways of seeing ordinary objects and learning/practicing proper techniques for holding a pencil.
Looking: being humbled before the object vs. drawing an archetype.
Seeing: evaluating the direction, strength and character of the light on the object.
Properly viewed, a simple apple will offer much to consider, more than can be contained even in a one hour class.
Your $5 will cover the cost of supplies - the sketchbooks, pencils, and erasers are yours to keep after the class! (Limited scholarships available.)
If you have questions about the materials provided or would like to bring your own, please contact the artist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sree is back at W83 bringing the best of SPORTS and SOCIAL MEDIA. Learn from social media directors for the @NYJets and @Mets and from the New York Road Runners. Sree will also chat with guests from @NFL and 15 Seconds of Fame. Hear from Mara Gubuan with NGO Equality League about sports and society, and @ManCity will speak on how to manage social engagement. Learn from these speakers, and more!
Sree will engage with some of the most active and successful people in content and distribution, fan engagement, and how social in sports helps communities and society.
There will also be a time to network and discuss with guests and speakers! Reserve your ticket now!
The Handel Festival Orchestra and Thomas Elefant, Founder/Conductor invite you to their 2017-18 season's final performance! Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a wine & cheese reception to follow.
Suite for Strings
Sonata No. 1 for Strings
Of the 8.5 million people in New York City, it’s estimated that nearly 900,000 people live with disabilities. Many people with disabilities face profound social exclusion—they are moved involuntarily and separated from others, excluded from commonplace socializing, denied personal agency over their lives, or even exposed to abuse and neglect.
Discover some of the root causes of this social exclusion and, by doing so, begin to see the profundity of doing ordinary things with extraordinary love. In this workshop we'll discuss how we can move from excluding people with disabilities to cultivating communities of welcome, belonging, and growth through hospitality and genuine relationships.
Makoto Fujimura, an artist and former member of the National Council on the Arts, invites us to press into the notion of patronage, considering its history, legacy and the imperative to participate in new ways as we consider "What would it take for all us to care for culture?"
Patronage is not just for the elite with disposable income. Every decision we make to download music, buy clothing, and see certain movies are all expressions of our patronage of culture. Yet most of us rarely see ourselves as patrons of the arts or culture.
Join Mako Fujimura for "Infinite Grace: A Redeemed City" on Tuesday, May 22 in the Loft. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are free, but an RSVP is required.
Makoto Fujimura, Director of Fuller's Brehm Center, is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. In 2014, the American Academy of Religion named Makoto Fujimura as its ’2014 Religion and the Arts’ award recipient. This award is presented annually to an artist, performer, critic, curator, or scholar who has made a significant contribution to the understanding of the relations among the arts and the religions, both for the academy and for a broader public.
Fujimura's "Silence and Beauty" book won the 2016 Aldersgate Award. Muneya Kato, biographer of Shusaku Endo, praised it by saying it is "the best book on Endo's 'Silence' ever written".
Fujimura’s Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, is a collection of essays bringing together people of all backgrounds in a conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity.
The opening reception for Dienes exhibit is on Thursday, May 17 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Gallery Lobby at W83. All exhibitions are free and open to the community from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
About the exhibit:
In his recent body of work, Jerry Dienes imagines and creates paintings as they may have been conceived by Niggle, the titular artist in J.R.R. Tolkien’s short story “Leaf By Niggle.” Dienes embodies the story and examines what it means to lose oneself in pursuit of perfection. His meticulous and vibrant paintings point towards ideals sought after but never captured.
Dienes takes great care to bring his imagination to life through patient detailing. Each oil painting’s vivid texture and tactile realism draw us closer and closer to where imagination meets reality, yet there remains a distance between conceptualization and the brush.
Perfection is sought but never achieved. Does the search for beauty or greatness consume us? Or can we embrace the serenity that may be found in this exploration?
Dienes trained at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, and in 1984 came to New York to pursue classical art education and gallery representation. Taking classes at the New York Academy of Art and The Printmakers Workshop he later studied figure painting and drawing with Jacob Collins at The Water Street Atelier, as well as figure drawing with Dan Thompson, Michael Grimaldi, and Ephraim Rubenstein at the Art Student’s League. He most recently studied part-time with Justin Wood at the Grand Central Atelier.
"Niggle's Studio: Leaf Paintings" runs Thursday, May 10 through Thursday, July 5.
Join New York Classical Players on May 12 as two principal players from the Met Opera Orchestra perform R. Strauss’s unmatched duo concerto. William Short, Principal Bassoon and Inn-Hyuck Cho, Principal Clarinet step out from the pit for this one-night only performance, paired with a spirited serenade by Czech composer Josef Suk and Bruch’s meditative Kol Nidrei.
PROGRAMAdmission is free! But an RSVP is required.
M. Bruch / Kol Nidrei Op. 47
R. Strauss / Duet-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon TrV 293
J. Suk / Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op. 6
New York Classical Players (NYCP) is an ensemble dedicated to the highest standards of artistry, collaboration, and virtuosity. Inspired by the belief that access to musical excellence is an essential human right, NYCP presents all concerts free of charge. NYCP is the region’s only professional orchestra sharing exclusively free performances. Comprised of creative and virtuosic young musicians, NYCP’s adventurous programming shares familiar masterpieces, bold new commissions, and unexpected musical treasures. Each season, thousands of NYCP concertgoers experience both the dynamic power of the orchestral repertoire and the versatile intimacy of chamber performance. NYCP is proud to collaborate with some of the world’s most renowned musicians, including Kim Kashkashian, Cho-Liang Lin, Stefan Jackiw, Sumi Jo, Alex Kerr, Donald Weilerstein, and Chee-Yun, and is under the baton of Music Director and Founder Dongmin Kim.
On Saturday, May 12 Knitty City will host a market featuring art, hand crafted items, indie dyed yarn. There will also be a silent auction and raffle prizes featuring products from vendors and people in the community. Proceeds go to benefit Moms Demand Action.
For more information about Knitty City and the Marketplace visit them on the Upper West Side at 208 West 79th St., email email@example.com or call 212-787-5896.
Knitty City is a yarn store located on the Upper West Side of NYC where the selection of yarns reflects some of the best brands in the business. They are committed to community building where the customers and people behind the yarn and designs are featured. New and interesting yarn, and the products that complement them, are always popping up at Knitty City. In addition, the store has one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of knitting, crochet and needle art books, magazines and patterns in New York.
Commonweal Magazine presents "Spirituality in a Time of Disruption." Inspired by longtime Commonweal columnist John Garvey's writings on prayer and the spiritual life, the Orthodox tradition, and moral decision-making, Commonweal has planned a series of public conversations across the country. Influential thinkers will share their perspectives on how the current era of growing economic anxiety and increasing religious disaffiliation affects our traditional understandings of spiritual practice, and what may emerge to support, displace, or replace them. And on Monday, April 30 Commonweal brings Christian Wiman in conversation with Anthony Domestico to W83 Ministry Center.
In a 2009 interview with Bookslut editor Jessa Crispin, discussing what he hopes readers might take from his work, Wiman stated, “I have no illusions about adding to sophisticated theological thinking. But I think there are a ton of people out there who are what you might call 'unbelieving believers,' people whose consciousness is completely modern and yet who have this strong spiritual hunger in them. I would like to say something helpful to those people.”
He is the author, editor, or translator of ten books, including Hammer is the Prayer: Selected Poems (FSG, 2016), My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer (FSG, 2013), and Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam (HarperCollins/Ecco, 2012).
Of his work as a whole, Marilynne Robinson writes, “His poetry and scholarship have a purifying urgency that is rare in this world. This puts him at the very source of theology, and enables him to say new things in timeless language, so that the reader’s surprise and assent are one and the same.” Mr. Wiman has been a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford and a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern, and for three years he served as Visiting Scholar at Lynchburg College in Virginia. From 2003 until 2013 he was the editor of Poetry magazine, the premiere magazine for poetry in the English-speaking world. During that time the magazine’s circulation tripled, and it garnered two National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors. For the magazine’s centennial year, Mr. Wiman edited, with Don Share, The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Mr. Wiman has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and numerous other publications. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and holds an honorary doctorate of humane letters from North Central College. His particular interests include modern poetry, the language of faith, “accidental” theology (that is, theology conducted by unexpected means), and what it means to be a Christian intellectual in a secular culture.
This series is made possible by the John Garvey Fund, instituted in 2017 with a generous gift from Thomas Higgins.
Join Harper's Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus for a reading and discussion with Ronan Farrow, author of War on Peace, a harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership. James Hoge, longtime editor of Foreign Policy and a director of the Center for Global Affairs will lead the conversation.
Farrow's firsthand experience in the State Department affords a personal look at some of the last standard-bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan. Farrow’s narrative is richly informed by interviews with whistleblowers, policymakers, and a warlord, from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined after decades of political cowardice, short-sightedness, and outright malice—but it may just offer America a way out of a world at war.
Tickets are $35 for one person or $50 for two and include admission, one signed copy of War on Peace, and a one-year subscription to Harper’s Magazine. A limited number of student tickets are available for $20 (does not include a book).
Brooklyn-based artist Ben Cowan chats with Kristen Racaniello about his process for creating "Gates" and his inspiration behind the series exhibiting now in the Gallery at W83.
In his series "Gates," Ben Cowan paints familiar landscapes that invite us to explore what is beyond plain sight. His intimate paintings juxtapose the natural with the constructed and invite us to consider all of the forces at work in their creation. His paintings hint at a lively narrative, of unseen hands that created, planted, and cultivated the verdant growth evident in each scene. Cowan’s work solicits our attention, beckons us forward, yet limits our view to within its borders, asking us to pause and contemplate the crossing of the threshold.
The common settings captured in Cowan’s paintings are frequently passed in the meanderings of city life but also easily overlooked or taken for granted. Cowan grabs our attention with remarkable frames of reclaimed doorways that adorn his work but also force us to take a concentrated view. The apparent restrictions prompt us to consider what permissions may be required to enter a space. Does denial encourage a shift in our perspective?
The talk is free but we'd appreciate an RSVP.
Ben Cowan was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI; received a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Indiana University. His painting reached a turning point during a residency in Umbria, Italy through the exposure and study of its historic vistas. Ben currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY creating paintings of familiar urban sights cropped, collaged and simplified in order to capture a concentrated experience that refers to the interpersonal and supernatural. His work has been shown in solo and group shows throughout the U.S.
Kristen Racaniello is a curator, maker and historian of visual art and culture. She graduated from Purchase College with a dual BA/BFA in art history and fine art in 2014. In 2017 Racaniello graduated from Hunter College with a Masters in art history. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center in NYC and an adjunct at Queens College. She is also a Partner at Field Projects gallery and an assistant at Les Enluminures. Racaniello's work is a constant exploration of perspective. Her academic research investigates the performance of devotion, socio-political aesthetics and the materiality of Medieval France, Spain, and Morocco.
Join Center for Faith & Work for a two-day experience where they’ll investigate how we are formed to work for the glory of God. Artists and educators, designers and technicians, homemakers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, doctors, and everyone in between are welcome. Speakers will include Tim Keller, Katherine Leary Alsdorf, David H. Kim, and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. The conference will also include over 20 Glimpse - opportunities throughout NYC centered around work, culture, and Sabbath.
A few highlights you won't want to miss!
Friday Night Plenary
Katherine Leary Alsdorf, The Crucible of Glory
Tim Keller, The Scope of Glory
Worship by Porter's Gate
Saturday Morning & Afternoon Glimpses
Choose from a variety of group experiences happening throughout the city all day Saturday. Visit a worksite, attend a cultural event or engage in a Sabbath practice designed to point towards glimpses of God's glory in New York City.
Saturday Night Plenary
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, The Spiritual Design of Central Park
David H. Kim, Formed by Glory for Glory
Worship by Porter's Gate
On Tuesday, March 20, The Handel Festival Orchestra with Thomas Elefant, Founder/Conductor will perform music from three periods: Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical! Admission is free (donations appreciated)
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances from Suite No. 3.
Mozart - Concerto for Obo. Jason Smoller, Soloist
Bach - “Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3.
Visit TheHandelFestivalOrchestra.org for more information and details on future performances.
In his series "Gates," Ben Cowan paints familiar landscapes that invite us to explore what is beyond plain sight. His intimate paintings juxtapose the natural with the constructed and invite us to consider all of the forces at work in their creation. Each painting solicits our attention and limits our view with its boundaries, allowing us pause to contemplate the crossing of the threshold.
Opening Reception is free and open to the community on March 6, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Gallery at W83.
About the artist: Ben Cowan was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI by a creative and musical family. He received a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Indiana University. His painting reached a turning point during a residency in Umbria, Italy through the exposure and study of its historic vistas. The visual landscape and character of his immediate surroundings has since remained an inspiration wherever he calls home. Ben currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY creating paintings of familiar urban sights cropped, collaged and simplified in order to capture a concentrated experience that refers to the interpersonal and supernatural. His work has been shown in solo and group shows throughout the U.S., including New York City and Chicago. In addition to painting Ben is an active member of the curatorial collective Ess Ef Eff. Ben’s work can be seen in private and public collections including Ann Arbor District Library in Michigan, The Racquet Club of Chicago and The Renwick Hotel in NYC.
Homelessness is more than just a loss of shelter. The story of a homeless person is often a winding road that could include job loss, relational loss, mental illness, or addiction. Each story is unique, and so caring for each person experiencing homelessness requires a relationship and a personal touch.
What's in store for the workshop?
Overview of Homelessness in NYC | Learn from Brian Moll, Executive Director of the Rescue Alliance
Case Studies and Discussion | Engage with case studies of those who are experiencing homelessness.
Stories of Homelessness and Hope | Hear from formerly and currently homeless individuals in their own words.
Hope for New York is part of the Rescue Alliance, a collaboration of faith-based organizations working together to restore the well-being of homeless men, women, and children in New York City.
Join Center for Faith & Work for a special evening with Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson (Gilead, Home, Lila, and Housekeeping), the recipient of CFW’s inaugural Commission of Faith & Work. Hear this luminary author read from and speak about her forthcoming work, What Are We Doing Here?, a sagacious collection of essays that explore the mysteries of faith and the climate of American cultural and political life. Mining great thinkers like Tocqueville, Emerson, and Calvin, while investigating how beauty forms daily life, Robinson’s unmatched voice finds a new urgency for Americans of faith. An in-depth conversation will follow, investigating the author's illustrious body of work, her rigorous and scholarly devotion to the humanities, and how it all has intersected with her own personal faith.
Robinson is the author of four novels: Lila (2014), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home (2008), winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Gilead(2004), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Housekeeping (1980), winner of PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. Her five nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things: Essays (2015) and The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998).
Her many other honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Fund, the National Humanities Medal, and the American Academy of Religion in the Arts Award. Robinson, a longtime faculty member of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Robinson lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is a deacon for the Congregational United Church of Christ. She has received the Library of Congress' Prize for American Fiction.
Join New York Poetry and Song for a recital presenting Schubert’s magnificent song cycle.
Friday, February 2nd at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:45)
Sung Chung, baritone
Suna Chung, piano
Tickets at door (cash only, please): suggested $20
All proceeds go to International Justice Mission
More details at newyorkpoetryandsong.org
Opening on January 18, "Genius Loci" is a group exhibit by students at The Geneva School of Manhattan. Children hailing from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, some native New Yorkers, some relocated from divergent places, explore the ways they are all connected and how their lives intertwine. The exhibit bears manifold witness to the diverse and transient nature of NYC beautifully, and their work points towards the interconnectedness, independence, and interdependence we all experience.
This is one of a series of events produced by Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) with his longtime partners, Linda Bernstein (@wordwhacker) and Liz Borod Wright (@travelogged).
From 5:05 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.: [optional & complimentary with paid ticket] Sessions with the Social Media Doctors. Get help with your social profiles. Learn new phone photography tricks. Discover great apps that will make your social postings pop.
6:30 p.m to 9:45 p.m.: Sree presents everything (or quite a bit) you need to know NOW about social media, apps and more. Watch for the surprise guest experts.
Sree will share:
What's working - and what isn't in 2018 in social, apps and more.
Best practices that he learned while Chief Digital Officer of New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Columbia University (and his 21 years teaching at Columbia Journalism School)
How to cut through the noise using innovative tools and strategies.
Tips and tricks for reinventing yourself and job searching.
On-stage “How I social” with multiple social stars in various fields
Confirmed speakers include:
Gregory Galant, cofounder of Shorty Awards, MuckRack
Niketa Patel of Twitter News
Arun Venugopal, reporter and host, WNYC
Carla Zanoni, Editor of Audience & Analytics, WSJ
*ALSO INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION: One-on-one and small group consultations with top experts will be available before Sree begins at 6:30 (and during the break).
TICKETS are $99, purchase them through Eventbrite here, or $150 at the door.
Sree Sreenivasan is a leading social and digital media consultant and trainer, working with nonprofits, startups, companies and executives around the world. He has served as Chief Digital Officer of New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University (where he was a full-time professor of journalism for 20+ years).
He has also been a paid on-air tech expert for the three largest news stations in NYC.
He taught a course on entrepreneurship at Columbia for four years with Ken Lerer, the co-founder of Huffington Post, chairman of Buzzfeed and co-founder of venture firm LererHippeau.
Sree is the creator of three popular social media learning opportunities that have been attended by thousands of attendees in NYC, several U.S. cities and more than a dozen countries: Social Media Weekend, Social Media Day and Social Media One-Night Stand (coming in June 2018 in NYC).
In this three hour workshop, presented by Center for Faith & Work, you will focus on the persuasive power of telling personal narrative stories and how to connect to employees and clients like you never have before. Also, you will touch upon various techniques that will help you become more comfortable with public speaking and work presentations.
Led by Adam Wade, a record 20-time Story Slam Champion at The Moth, whose comedic storytelling has been lauded by critics at The New York Times, The Village Voice, Newsweek and New York Magazine.
PRICE IS $99 | No refunds will be issued after Dec. 6.
Comedic storytelling is booming across America and one of its undisputed masters is the hilarious, deeply humane Adam Wade. He is Everyman: the guy on the bus who greets the driver, the local whose order is well known to the counter girl at the coffee shop, the underdog pining for the waitress with the slightly green front tooth. Adam is originally from a small town in New Hampshire, so you know his values have to be solid. But like anyone, he always wants a little more than he can get, which can lead him into situations that are frequently absurd. Audiences love Adam because they see themselves in his yearnings and dilemmas, and because he makes them long to know how everything turns out in the end.
Adam’s first comedy album, Adam Wade: The Human Comedy, was recorded in front of a sold out audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn and released on iTunes and Google Play in September of 2015. Adam is a record 20-time Story Slam Champion at The Moth. His comedic storytelling has been lauded by critics at The New York Times, the Village Voice, Newsweek and New York Magazine. He has toured North America with his award-winning stories and is a regular performer on the legendary monthly storytelling show “The Nights of Our Lives” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Time Out New York has featured him on their “Best of List” in the Most Promising Young Talents category. He has also appeared on Season 2 and 3 of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer.
The SymphoNYChorus under the direction of Henric Ideström invites you to "Celebrate Christmas" at a special 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert. This concert will feature The SymphoNYChorus' signature blend of traditional, Gospel, and contemporary Christmas music - from majestic 8-part harmonies to intimate a cappella works.
Join Harper's Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus for a conversation with renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E Stiglitz at on Wednesday, November 29 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Professor Stiglitz will discuss his landmark book, Globalization and Its Discontents, which has just been reissued with new material from W.W. Norton. Harper's Magazine President and Publisher John R. MacArthur will lead the conversation. Felicia Wong, President of the Roosevelt Institute, a co-sponsor of the event, will introduce the speakers.
Tickets are available now - $25 for General Admission and $20 for Students. Ticket includes admission, a copy of the new edition of Globalization and Its Discontents and a one-year subscription to Harper’s Magazine.
"Turning" by Ben Weathers is an installation of twenty-eight paintings, each a recording from a day in the ripening of a banana. He focuses on how a banana can be just as beautiful as a rainbow or have the same sublime quality as the grand canyon. Often looking for things to “become more messy than their intentions,” Weathers hopes this exhibit will be “an experience complicated by feeling and understanding.”
The Opening Reception is Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
All Gallery at W83 exhibits are free and open to the community from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
A tribute to the world's greatest gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, performed by Eunice Newkirk and friends.
Join Eunice for an evening featuring Mahalia's greatest hits as well as other gospel classics chosen in dedication of her legacy.
Eunice Newkirk is a blues and jazz singer who sings regularly at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
Join Conductor Thomas Elefant and the Handel Festival Orchestra for their Season Premiere Concert.
The Handel Festival Orchestra (HFO) is a New York City based orchestra dedicated to celebrating the beautiful and majestic sounds of the baroque and classical eras. Comprised of professional and community musicians, the orchestra performs an annual concert series in Manhattan while also providing music to senior centers and hospitals.
Thomas Elefant, an accomplished conductor, musician, and university lecturer, founded the Handel Festival Orchestra in 2009 to pursue his passion for the performance of the emotion-filled music of G.F. Handel. By providing the audience with pre-concert lectures, Mr. Elefant highlights the unique elements that distinguish it from the music of other composers.
Artist David Hollier hosts a workshop to demonstrate the processes by which he creates “Imago Verbosa,” the current series exhibiting in the Gallery at W83. Using his vintage typewriter, David will share one of his techniques and discuss his approach in choosing images and text.
In his series “Imago Verbosa,” David Hollier creates images of cultural and political icons as composites of their famous words in the form of painted and typed text. Part social commentary and part documentary, Hollier’s work literally blurs the lines between pop culture and politics and invites us to consider the power of words to influence and endure.
Free and open to the public but please RSVP HERE.
For Gallery at W83 details and viewing hours, click here.