Ken Grimes “Untitled (At One Point I Felt They had Too Much Control)”, 2010, Acrylic on Masonite, 48″X36″
On View November 9-30, 2013
An Inclusive World is a traveling group exhibition that brings together self-taught and formally trained artists in order to exchange ideas and enrich communities without identifying labels. The community of artists in An Inclusive World promotes an inclusive horizontal social model by blurring the lines of artists' identities normally associated with exclusivity. As artists, designers and active contributors of this exhibition, they raise community awareness about diversity, difference, and inclusivity. Curated by Vida Sabbaghi and sponsored by her program COPE NYC, an interdisciplinary art program that uses innovation to bridge and assist communities, the project involves over a dozen collaborating organizations. The traveling group exhibition was inspired by how art transforms lives in many different ways. It also promotes the idea that there are variations of norms for any group of individuals. Developed by COPE NYC with the support of Queens Museum's nationally recognized Art Access program, and Pratt Institute's Art and Design Education Department, a variety of activities including art workshops, lectures, public art and interactive art, will be an ongoing and an integral part of the "An Inclusive World" exhibition. For more information please visit www.aninclusiveworld.com
Schedule of Programming
November 9, 2013, 3 – 6pm, Opening Reception with Performance Showcase (5-6pm, see details below)
10-11:30am: Presentations on Art & Empowerment
Queens Museum ArtAccess Program Coordinator Mitra Dejkameh
AHRC NYC Art Consultant Catherine Rosamond
HAI Arts Workshops Program Director Quimetta Perle and Creative Director Francis Palazzolo
Author of ART and DISABILTY Alice J. Wexler
11:40 – 3pm: Workshops
November 15, 10:30 – 11pm: Presentations on Art & Empowerment
THE GOOD SCHOOL Co-founders Emily Brink and Laura Bellmont
JUAN MOREL CAMPOS SCHOOL Art Teacher Denise Martinez
WEAVING HAND Founder and Director Cynthia Alberto
11:40 – 3pm: Workshops
For Detailed Schedule of Workshops please contact: email@example.com
November 30, 4- 6pm: Closing Reception and Round Table Discussion
Opening Reception Performances
Poetess Rhonda Cox poetry reading
Zulu P has been grinding on their unique brand of music for some years now. They have cultivated a truly original take on Hip Hop incorporating a diverse array of influences. The Zulu P family includes Marley G, Big Star JF, Killah B, Andriena, Lil E.B., and T-Rock. Zulu P just dropped the H.O.T. mix tape produced by Ben Malkin for the Representing NYC imprint of Dutty Artz, and are steady working on two more mix tapes and a full length record due out in spring 2014. Get ready!
Sam+ Jamal present a Song Duet
Sasha Soreff Dance Theater Present Excerpts from Hineni (Here I am)
For more than a decade, Sasha Soreff Dance Theater (SSDT) has been creating and sharing multi-generational, participatory work in performance halls, New York's parks and sidewalks and communities throughout the Northeast. Inquiry and engagement are at the core of SSDT's workshops and performances. Whether discussing piece themes, generating original movement, or inscribing shoelaces, audiences are invited to join the choreographer and performers in creating authentic, one of a kind performances. Most recently, SSDT's work has been seen at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, on tour in Potsdam and Canton, NY and The JCC in Manhattan. The company has also performed at Dance New Amsterdam, Long Island University, Dixon Place, University Settlement, Chester College, Portland Dances!, One Arm Red, and the Cunningham Studio Theater.
With a child-like playfulness and ninja-like focus, Mike Veny leads his drumming workshops so that every participant has FUN! through interactive drumming games built around listening to others, taking small risks, and working together as a team. He weaves a story through the activities, and tailors the drumming games to support the mission of the event or organization. Mike finds it superbly rewarding to listen to the participants conclude the workshop by talking about what benefits they gained and learned from it, and how they connected with their fellow teammates and new friends.
The Futures are a New York-based band that has played together since 2011, featuring diverse sounds ranging from classic rock to contemporary pop. After building an expansive repertoire of cover songs, The Futures are currently developing a number of new and original songs that show off their unique style that reflects the creative and frenetic energy of the city they call home.
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