October 31, 2019 – January 24, 2020
Through a range of mediums such as installation, photography, sculpture, painting and more, this show explores the work of many artists who either immigrated to the United States or whose families came here searching for a better way of life, or who had no place else to go if they wished to survive. Immigrants have contributed their rich cultures, music, traditions and celebrations, leading to innovation and a rich exchange of ideas. Indeed, the United States and specifically New York, has benefited from immigrants from around the world and the resulting migration of creativity from artists has only ever resulted in the flourishing of our nation.
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. Receive 10% off food and drinks at local restaurants during First Thursday Gallery Hop. Stop by any gallery for the code.
Carnelian Ensemble Performance
Sunday, January 19, 2-5 PM
Studio di Mosaico with SUNY Purchase
Beginning January 28, 2020
Every Tuesday, 3-5 pm
Beginning January 28, we will have a mosaic workshop for a public art mural every Tuesday through the end of May.
Open Mic Night
Thursday, January 30, 5-8 PM
Folk Art Fridays
Every Friday, 10-11 am
Family Art Workshops the First Saturday of Every Month, from 10-11 am!
Please wear clothes that can get messy. Parents and caregivers will be required to stay with their children.
NEO Society Teen Art Program
Every Friday, 3:30 – 5 pm
INTERESTED IN SHOWING YOUR ARTWORK HERE? Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to: email@example.com
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.
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 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.
pertaining to past and future exhibitions.