Uptown Art

12/10/17: The People’s Theatre Project Presents We The People

12/10/17: The People's Theatre Project Presents We The People

PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT presents We The People Youth Voices Center Stage Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 5pm Clyde and Helen Wu Auditorium Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center 104 Haven Avenue People’s Theatre Project’s community actors take the stage to address social injustice in their world. The event features three interdisciplinary original theatrical […]


Call For Submissions: 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Call For Submissions: 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

Listen up folks NoMAA has put out the call for submissions for the 2018 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 $1000 honorarium. […]


Spread Love: Spanish Harlem – El Barrio in the ’80s

Spread Love: Spanish Harlem - El Barrio in the '80s

ARTIST TALK Joseph Rodriguez with Ed Morales Saturday, December 2nd, 6PM GALLERY HOURS: Thur-Fri 3-7PM Sat-Sun 1-5PM Free and open to all. Make sure you hit up the Bronx Documentary Center (614 Courtlandt Avenue) before December 23 to see the simply outstanding exhibit, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s.The exhibit features photographs taken in […]


A Dreamy Carnival at the Children’s Museum in Harlem | Hyperallergic

A Dreamy Carnival at the Children’s Museum in Harlem | Hyperallergic

BY Seph Rodney I had a dream a few weeks ago. In it I had returned to the house I grew up in — my father’s house — and I was again occupying the room I had as a boy. There was music playing, music I didn’t want to hear, so I tried to close […]


12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

12/14/17: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography, a dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ, an electric violinist and digital scenery. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. Thursday, December 14 Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm United Palace, 4140 […]


Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. | NY Times

By DANIEL McDERMON It was Kahlil Joseph’s brother who made him an artist. Or at least that’s one way to describe how Mr. Joseph, a successful director who has worked with Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé, came to premiere his film “Fly Paper” at the New Museum this fall. An impressionistic collage of Harlem’s past and […]


Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

Public Art Takes Flight | NY Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD In his final years, John James Audubon, the celebrated 19th-century painter of bird life, lived in rustic uptown Manhattan in a house by the Hudson where some of his final paintings were of urban rats that caught his eye. But birds remained his forte. And as Audubon lies in his grave […]


10/06/17: NoMAA Presents Abre Caminos / Opening Paths

10/06/17: NoMAA Presents Abre Caminos / Opening Paths

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in collaboration with Broadway Housing Communities and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling  presents: Abre Caminos / Opening Paths A group exhibition that explores the transformative role of art. Rio II Gallery 583 Riverside Dr, Fl 7th New York, New York 10031 Curator: Esperanza Cortés Antonia Guerrero, Juanita Lanzo, Leslie Jimenez, Sharese Ann Frederick, […]


Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Raw for Reel | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Where there’s a will, there’s an art gallery. A lot of people have dreams that never quite make it past the desire stage. But others plan and forge ideas into reality by hard work and the force of sheer will. Aaron Simms walked Inwood’s major corridors, looking for space. First Dyckman […]


09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

An Exhibition of site-specific outdoor works by Andrea Arroyo. Maggie’s Garden & Friendship Garden – Harlem NYC BRUNCH RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 11AM-1PM Maggie’s Garden, 564 W 149th St. Free and open to the public, light brunch provided. EXHIBIT ON VIEW THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2017. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), is pleased to present “Women […]


A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

A Mystery Solved: Why the ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Rise and Tumble | NY Times

By PATRICK FARRELL They rise from the sand and shallows along the Hudson River like a Stonehenge built to the scale of a Manhattan apartment: a tight gathering of stone figures, rock perched on rock, that appear to be marching in a stately procession toward the George Washington Bridge. The elegant stacks, skillfully balanced without […]


The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

The Feggo Files | Manhattan Times

Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a graphic and visual artist whose work has been published by The New Yorker, among other publications. These images were submitted in the wake of the decision by the Trump administration to rescind the DACA program. I have been working on many illustrations about the present administration and its backward policies. […]


09/16/17: Collective States: a movement improvisation

09/16/17: Collective States: a movement improvisation

NoMAA presents the third installment of this site-specific improvisation celebrating Inwood’s beautiful green spaces on September 16. 5pm open rehearsal and 6pm Public Performance. Meet in Inwood Hill Park on the lawn near Indian Road and 218 St. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us […]


‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

‘Nasty Women/Bad Hombres’: Determination and Daring at El Museo del Barrio | Highbrow Magazine

BY Sandra Bertrand When El Museo del Barrio decided to launch uptown:nastywomen/bad hombres, an exhibit of artists living or working in Upper Manhattan’s El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood, they didn’t take the challenge lightly. These artists are individuals whose works engage with the cultural legacy of sexism, racism, homophobia, the power of the […]


Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Uptown Video: El Regalo Mágico

Check out this super cool video of the making of this epic masterpiece by El Mac and Celso Gonzalez in East Harlem. The mural depicts well-respected Nuyorican author Nicholasa Mohr. The mural was created as part of a public arts project called MonumentArt, curated by Celso Gonzalez and presented by La Marqueta Retoña initiative, with […]


Spread Love: Unity In Progress Mural

Spread Love: Unity In Progress Mural

“Unity is something that not only the Inwood community should have but the whole world” declared student Meliza Cepeda. Hers was the winning design for “Unity in Progress,” a mural recently painted by students from the youth program at Inwood Community Services and Inwood Academy for Leadership led by local teaching artist Reynaldo García Pantaleón. […]


Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

Call For Artists: The Art of Healing

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, is seeking submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled “The Art of Healing”. Guest-curated by Gabriel de Guzman (Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill), this exhibition will present work by uptown artists who are exploring the theme of healing, whether figuratively, conceptually, literally, or […]


The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

The canvas of contention | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Politics is sure-fire fodder for art. That’s true in two new exhibits by Washington Heights artist Andrea Arroyo. Known for colorful paintings of free-floating goddesses, Arroyo’s work is often topical – and political. They are messages about the environment, women’s issues, and The Missing—people found dead at border crossings or in […]


07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest

07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest

MindBodySoul Yoga & The United Palace are excited to present the first-ever Heights Feel Good Fest! Free but RSVP Sunday, July 30th Plaza de las Americas & the Palace foyer 9AM – 5PM RSVP: 07/30/17: The Heights Feel Good Fest


Spread Love: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall @ The Gitler &____ Gallery

Spread Love: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall @ The Gitler &____ Gallery

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall August 2 – August 30, 2017 Opening: Wednesday, August 2, 6-9 PM 99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer… You know the song. Well, Harlem-based artist Tom Sanford has taken that concept to whole other level. Sanford has imbibed and painted almost 99 bottles […]


The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

The Uptown Triennial Casts Harlem in Vivid Relief | Village Voice

by Siddhartha Mitter Uptown: It’s a historical legacy stretching back to the Harlem Renaissance; a zone in social and economic flux; and, at the psychic hinge of these forces, a state of mind. It’s also the name of a brand-new triennial initiated and hosted by the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, with a linked […]


Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call For Artists – The New Bench

Call for artists: The New Bench – Examining the bench as a social construct July 25 Submission deadline, Artist stipend: $700 Apply online: http://ow.ly/6PxK30dpaDk The New Bench is a series of public art projects that challenge our ideas around parks, communal places and how we co-exist within these spaces. Artists are invited to conceptualize a park […]


Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Higher Ground Festival

Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Higher Ground Festival

About this project Higher Ground Festival 2017 We are thrilled to be offering our 3rd Annual Higher Ground Festival’s Higher Ground Premieres Performance to be held on Saturday June 24th, 2017 at Anne Loftus Playground! The performance will be free to the public and will showcase 7 new collaborations using 45 artists. This year’s program […]


Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.

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