YONKERS ARTIST SHOWCASE 2018
April 5 – May 27, 2018
This is the 10th annual Yonkers Artist Showcase where we exhibit the best of the best of works by local artists in all mediums. Artists will be present at the reception along with local performers. Artists highlighted are Alexandra Morin, Alfred Haywood, Arle Sklar-Weinstein, Connie Freid, Dave Steck, Deborah Holcombe, Enrico Giordano, Evan Bishop, Ginny Fox, Haifa Bint-Kadi, Jacqueline Lorieo, Julie Cousens, Laurie Hornik, Leslie Jordan, Luis Perelman, Mara Gross, Melissa Starke, Mitchell Gosar, Philip Feller, Richard Haas, Robert Pfitzenmeier, Sheila Perelman, Shelley Haven, Teresa Pereira and Yakov Hanansen.
This exhibit is part of First Thursday Gallery Hop
sponsored by the Yonkers Gallery Group, an alliance of galleries including Blue Door Art Center, Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Urban Studio Unbound (US+U), and Yonkers Riverfront Library. Local restaurants are offering a 10% food and drink discount on April 5 for gallery attendees. Coupons can be picked up at any of the four galleries.
Covered: Celebrating Muslim Women
June 7- June 24, 2018
Reception: Thursday, June 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
“Covered: Celebrating Muslim Women” is a series of brightly colored graphic designs depicting various Muslim women around the world showing the variety and beauty of coverings. Using illustration, Jaleel explores Muslim women’s clothing and modesty as an extension of faith, a form of beauty and as a positive representation of Islam. These images create a more nuanced conversation around Muslim women that is often at odds with the media’s portrayal of the religion and its people.
Yusef Abdul Jaleel (Jerrard Scott Joseph) is an African-American Digital Media Artist who specializes in vector-based illustration living in Yonkers, New York. With over 20 years of experience in digital print production, he has created media and clothing geared towards the Muslim experience in America. As a devout Muslim revert, Yusef attempts to convey art that is both permissible by many Muslims who shun the detailed facial imagery and non-Muslims alike.
The Riverfront Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.
The Riverfront Yonkers Public Library in downtown Yonkers has long been the cultural center for the arts in Yonkers. The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the library director. Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and head of this committee.
Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application packages may be addressed to:
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701.
Applications should include:
• Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
• Artist’s C.V.
• Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.
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pertaining to past and future exhibitions.