Art Gallery


 

 

CURRENT SHOW:

 
Here, There, Everywhere: Beyond Inclusion
August 12 – September 17, 2021

“You had a beautiful friendship” Ernesto Renda


Opening Reception: Thursday, September 2,

during First Thursday Gallery Hop, 5:30 – 7 pm

Here, There, Everywhere and Beyond seeks to recognize the innumerable cultural contributions of Black and Brown and other marginalized LGBTQIA+ people to the American social fabric. The artists chosen for this show bring a body of work that resists white supremacist, anti-black, patriarchal and classist exclusion by offering creative visions of future possibilities beyond the current systems built on exclusion. The powerful array of work explores themes from the ballroom scene, embodied queer aesthetics to queer disruptions in Fine Art. This exhibition demonstrates that representation must not be relegated just to the fringe spaces, but that it matters in all spaces, all of the time.

Participating Artists:

Shanequa Benitez

Gigi Concrete

Marco DaSilva

Elizabeth de Bethune

Beth DeWit

Luis Fonseca

Ricardo Osmondo Francis

Laurie Hornik

Barbara King

Neil Lavey

Daniel Ortiz

Luna Luis Ortiz

Ernesto Renda

Ridikkuluz

Fares Rizk

Kikito Rodriguez

Gabriel Garcia Roman

Christoph Sawyer

Ardina Seward

Valerie Spalek

Dave Steck

Mitchell Visoky


UPCOMING SHOW:

I am Because We Are: Ubuntu
10/7/21 – 12/20/21

Ubuntu is a term derived from the Xhosa and Zulu people of compassion. It means compassion and humanity.

We seek work that has its roots in Africa, in all its dimensions and the way in which the roots have taken hold and flourished here, in North America.

All submissions should be emailed to: thegallery@ypl.org

Submission Deadline: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Acceptance Notification: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Drop-Off: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Closing Date: Monday, December 20, 2021

The body of the email should include:

  • Jpeg submission
  • Artist Name
  • Dimensions
  • Price
  • Title

 


ART PROGRAMS:


Teenspire Meeting
Thursdays at the Riverfront Art Gallery, 3:30PM

Resumes September 28, 2021.

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Middle School Teenspire 
Saturday August 21, 10:30 AM
Riverfront Art Gallery

Resumes October 6, 2021.

Need more… want more… gotta have more… Art, Music, Poetry, Photography, Friends? This is a safe place to come and explore your creative side with snacks & music!


Meditative Art Mondays on Zoom
Every Monday via Zoom, 5:30-6:30 PM

Join meeting via Zoom here

Every Monday evening we meet to explore a multitude of collage techniques. This is a fun, safe and supportive group for creating.

 

You will need:
Magazine images
Glue Stick
Fine Top glue
Scissors
Card stock or recycled manila folders
Patterned, colored or painted papers.
Small brads or paper fasteners. 


Flow Art Fridays on Zoom
Every Friday via Zoom, 9:30-10:30 AM

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


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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pertaining to past and future exhibitions.