Art Gallery


CURRENT SHOW:

UBUNTU: I Am Because We Are

Exhibition at Riverfront Art Gallery, Riverfront Library 4th Floor
September 25 – December 16, 2021

Open Monday-Thursday, 10 am-7 pm, Friday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm

Curatorial Statement

We are highlighting work that has its roots in Africa, in all its dimensions and the ways in which those roots have taken hold and flourished here in North America, amidst a multitude of overwhelming obstacles, and the challenges of racial injustice and inequity. As Toni Morrison has said, “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” The artwork in this exhibit represents a multiplicity of Black and Brown reflections on identity and ancestors. The exhibit features photography, sculpture, mixed-media, assemblage and painting, inspiring conversations around the beauty, power and diversity of African cultures reflected in the dynamic work on view.

-Haifa Bint-Kadi, Riverfront Art Gallery Curator

Visit the Ubuntu exhibition page.

 


ART PROGRAMS:


Teenspire Meeting
Thursdays at the Riverfront Art Gallery, 4-6 PM

 

A space where teens can be themselves and create to their hearts extent.  Join us every Thursday at 4PM for art, music, and snacks. 

Are you interested in learning to how to produce, create, and engineer your own sounds? Our music program will be commencing in January! Email us to register: mmccants@ypl.org

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Flow Art Fridays on Zoom
Every Friday via Zoom, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Join meeting via Zoom here

Join us every Friday for a fun and creative journey exploring and learning bookmaking and printmaking traditions from around the world.  No previous experience necessary.

A selection of the following materials will be used every week:

 

Scissors
Glue stick, Mod Podge
Gelli Plate
Acrylic paint
Cardboard
Watercolor paper
Drawing paper


RECURRING EVENTS:

First Thursday Gallery Hop
First Thursday of every month, 5:30-7:30 PM

 


UPCOMING SHOW:

The In-Between Spaces
January 6 – March 24, 2022

We seek work founded in non-traditional or revolutionary art techniques or forms of art that resist traditional categories or techniques. Have you innovated a new technique?  Are you creating a certain artwork that few others have explored?  Are you using art materials in revolutionary ways?  We seek sculpture, paintings, textiles, mixed-media, installation, video and art that we may not have envisioned. Almost nothing is too out there for us!


INTERESTED IN SHOWING YOUR ARTWORK HERE?

Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to: thegallery@ypl.org

To receive upcoming opportunities, please email us at thegallery@ypl.org

Application packages may be addressed to: 
Haifa Bint-Kadi, 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.



ABOUT THE GALLERY:

The Riverfront Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library.  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.  Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and schedules exhibits generally one year in advance. To contact the curator, email: haifa@ypl.org
 
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