Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind
85 E 4th St, New York, NY
Too Much Light… is one of my favorite NYC theatrical experiences. At the same time every week for 50 weeks of the year, the NY Neo- Futurists take on the challenge of trying to complete 30 short plays in 60 mins. This is completely interactive as the audience gets to choose what order the plays are performed, as well as to be a part of some of the plays. My experiences from seeing this show have included hugging strangers, eating cake, having my thoughts provoked by insightful takes on current affairs and the list goes on. However, all have been very enjoyable. The audience aids in choosing how many plays are replaced by new ones for the following week, therefore the show is never the same. Go see it and bring a friend!!
For more info visit http://www.nyneofuturists.org/too-much-light/
Studio Museum in Harlem: Lorraine O’Grady Art is…
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
Jul, 16 2015-Mar 6,2016
Students with an ID pay $3.00, and admission is free on Sundays.
The Studio Museum in Harlem sits in an environment that is largely defined by Black Culture and History. There are places such as the Apollo theatre and Sylvia’s restaurant in close proximity, as well as clothing and accessories supporting black pride being sold on the street side–the list goes on. Walking through that neighborhood is a great reminder that there is so much to be proud of as a black individual. With that being said, the photographic representation of O’Grady’s renowned performance; “Art is…” could not have been in a better surrounding. I think this exhibition amazingly captures one of her greatest performances through the audience’s eyes, and viewing it gave me the urge to begin to see myself as art. Art is my milk chocolate skin and nappy hair. Art is my curvy nose and full lips. Art is ME.
For more info: www.studiomuseum.org/
Student Art Program- Call for Art
This is a great opportunity for all visual artists in NYC’s High and Middle Schools. Your artwork is chosen for exhibition then you are rewarded with a framed artwork display in a partnering Manhattan office, as well as a $100 gift card. The exhibitions are up for a year, and afterwards the work is returned to you in its frame. To kick this off, there will be an exhibition opening event honoring all selected teen artists. Being exhibited in SAP was a tremendous experience for me while I was in high school, as having my work exhibited and appreciated gave me a higher sense of confidence and pride.
The next deadline for submissions is November 3rd. For more info: http://teens.artsconnection.org/topics/exhibitions/