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  • William Carroll | New York: My City | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    April 14th, 2016 - August 16th, 2016

    The Art and Picture Collections present New York: My City, a site-specific installation of two series of paintings titled NYC and RED, created by artist William Carroll. They consist of small paintings on paper capturing the urban landscape, and larger spray painted silhouettes of individual buildings. The images are inspired by long walks taken by the artist through all the five boroughs of New York City.

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  • Winona Barton-Ballentine | Wild Stainless | Photo Walls in Picture Collection Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    March 8th, 2016 - August 15th, 2016

    The Art and Picture Collections present Wild Stainless a site-specific exhibition of photographs by artist, musician, and mother Winona Barton-Ballentine.  The exhibition features a combination of photographic still lifes taken in and around the artist’s home in Woodstock, New York, where she moved immediately after the birth of her daughter in 2014. 

    The work is inspired by physical and psychological relationships to domestic space and landscape. The interior images act as puzzles incorporating materials such as fabric, ceramics, food, clothing, and at times the human form (of parent and child) which are indicative of certain cultural, social, and gender roles; of materialism, motherhood, and the history of domesticity. These elements are woven together into a simultaneously precise yet disorienting world that is tense and playful. 

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  • Artist Wilhelmina Grant Presents "Climbing the Wall" Exhibit

    Hamilton Grange Library
    June 21st, 2016 - August 6th, 2016

    Artist Wilhelmina Grant/SISTAAH Studio mounts a vibrant and colorful abstract art exhibition presented from an alternative perspective.  These wall scape reproductions are 24 x 36 inches in size and are the result of the artist’s experimentation in the medium of pigments and alcohol manipulated on glazed and unglazed ceramic substrates. 

    The artist reception will include an artist talk by Wilhelmina Grant, joined by woodwind multi-instrumentalist, Willie Mack, who explores the relationship between the vibrations of color and sound to “play the paintings.” 

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  • Uptown Inside and Out

    Inwood Library
    June 1st, 2016 - August 1st, 2016

    22 Artists, 22 views of Uptown, from cows grazing over Broadway to views of the C-rock and our parks to portraits of our neighbors, and some lost in the rain. 

    Artists include: Bob Bahr, Paul Beattie, Meyly Brossiet, Frank Coleman, Franck de las Mercedes, Rene de los Santos, Karin Dando-Haenisch, Bambi Everson, Sharese Ann Frederick, Emon Hassan, Raina MacAllister,  Lisa Murray, Luis Pons, Carlo Quispe, Lisa Rainwater, Denise Rickles, Arlene Schulman, Rini Shaham, Mary-Beth Shine, Mario Tavares, Cleopatra Veras, Alison Yu.   Arlene Schulman, Curator. 

    Opening Reception : Sunday, June 5 at 2pm.

    Artists Talk: Sunday, June 26 at 2pm. Includes a showing of the film "We are Inwood".

    This exhibit is a part of Uptown Art Stroll.

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  • Basia Goszczynska | Rainbow Credits | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    June 7th, 2016 - August 1st, 2016

    On view day and night

    The Art and Picture Collections present Rainbow Credits, a two-part, site-specific exhibition by Basia Goszczynska. The video on view in the south vitrine documents the artist's process of collecting some of the plastic beach debris that is on view in the north vitrine. For this exhibition, the artist drew upon her interest in ecology, spirituality, sustainability, and our material culture to explore ideas of value and the intersection of art and activism.

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  • KEVIN LUSTIK: Stitched!

    115th Street Library
    June 6th, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

    The 115th Street Branch has invited back the artist Kevin Lustik to show his latest works.  He continues to include beads, buttons, ribbons, and even needles and pins in his artwork. 

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  • Erban Telepathy 2

    Bloomingdale Library
    July 5th, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

    Artist Elias Arias aka ELDARADOE presents a collection of mulitimedia images that represent the city and its streets. Read More ›
  • *Suitcase : Paintings & Drawings by Timothy R. Collins

    Jefferson Market Library
    July 17th, 2016 - July 30th, 2016

     The Suitcase exhibition* includes paintings and drawings based on observations of urban life and urban landscapes. The art work reflects a long standing relationship with mixed media, abstraction, color and found materials.

     Born in Chicago, IL., Mr. Collins currently lives and works in New York City. Timothy attended Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. Art Under One Roof, Florence, Italy., and The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL. His work has been exhibited at the Galleria Forum InterArt (Rome, Italy), The Blank Center for the Arts (Michigan City, IN.), Tara Peck (Portsmouth, NH.)

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  • Whimsies And Wonder by Lucy Aponte

    Bronx Library Center
    July 1st, 2016 - July 29th, 2016

    Lucy Aponte

    Brief Bio

    Lucy Aponte was born in NYC’s El Barrio in 1946 of Puerto Rican parents. She is the sister of world renowned, classical ballet star, Christopher Aponte. In 1953, Ms. Aponte and her siblings moved to the Fordham section of Bronx with their paternal Grandmother, Lucia Benedette Aponte. She attended local School PS 85 and was a frequent visitor of the old Fordham Library, now the Bronx Library Center, where her work is on display. She is currently Director of the Poe Park Visitor Center, curator of the art gallery and responsible for dynamic programming of the space. She calls herself a proud Bronxite and loves to reminisce about her beloved Bronx with visitors to the Bronx.

    Artist Statement.

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  • Secret Garden Fashions from Anti-Prom 2016

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    June 27th, 2016 - July 29th, 2016

    In 2004, a group of teen advisors at The New York Public Library agreed that “prom sucks.” In response, the Library hosted its first Anti-Prom that year, an event now held annually at the landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building for teens who may not feel welcome at official school programs or dances.

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