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Open Studios 2017: Sneak Preview

May 19, 2017

Explore different Facebook live videos of some amazing artist residents of #TheClemente.

The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center is hosting its annual Building-Wide Visual & Performing Arts Open Studios Event on Friday, May 19th, from 6-9pm and Saturday, May 20th, from 2-9pm and will feature performance, dance and musical events. All events are FREE and open to the public.
Come explore this culturally diverse community which houses 11 visual and performing arts organizations and over 46 visual artists’ studios in the beautiful, former PS 160 designed by Charles B. J. Snyder in the Dutch neo-gothic style in 1897.
In addition, there will be two gallery exhibitions, Unknown and Unidentified: Art and artifacts from the ABC No Rio Collection in the Abrazo Gallery, located on the 2nd floor, and an exhibition of sculptural works by resident and guest artists in the LES Gallery, located on the 1st floor (Both May 6-25).
A Capoeira Warrior Stick performance followed by a class for children and teens, an Open Drum Circle, and The Visionary Youth Orchestra are only some of the free events in the Clemente’s Flamboyan theater.

 

Meet Nicole Parcher Studio #510

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“My works are interrupted narratives, rearrangements of old stories and familiar images and objects into new abstract forms”. – Nicole Parcher

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Meet Paul Clay Studio #315

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Paul Clay is a visual artist whose work spans many different fields. His perspective comes from an interest in anthropology, contemporary media, and social change.

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Robert Grant Studio #407

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Music and art get together with Robert Grant.

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Mark DeGarmo Studio #310

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Mark DeGarmo Dance is a nonprofit educational and cultural charity with a vision to enliven bodies, shift perspectives and change lives.

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Kylie Heidenheimer Studio #313

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Kylie Heidenheimer’s paintings have been described as “repositories of matter and metaphors for space”.

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Linda Byrne Studio #402

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“Line excites me, and interpreting line in various media is my art-making practice; it’s what informs my progression from series to series. I’m attracted to structurally shaped man-made and organic forms that have a linear quality. I approach my subject matter conceptually or thematically, choosing materials, processes and forms that resonate with a particular theme. From a single inspired visual, I use sculpture, installation, drawing, and painting to express my concerns over environmental issues and historic loss, exploiting the potential for strong but seemingly uncomplicated images to emotionally affect the viewer”.  – Linda Byrne

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Brian Buckley Studio #516

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Brian Buckley – Lower Manhattan artist Brian Buckley uses chemical photographic processes to create his images. His work involves Polaroid, gelatin silver print, cyanotypes, model building, scanner images and large-scale printing. In 1999, after receiving his degree from Parsons School of Design, Buckley began making photograms and alternative photographs along with small temporary sculptures.

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Meet Linda Griggs and Allen Hansen Studio #402

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Linda Griggs creates paintings that tell stories about family, relationships, sexuality, and place by combining image with text. Griggs is influenced by the narrative form of such artists as Carrie Mae Weems, Dotty Attie, David Wojnarowicz and Faith Ringgold.

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ALLEN ANTHONY HANSEN – GENERAL STATEMENT

Allen Hansen was born in the 50’s in a suburb of Los Angeles. His parents were dedicated, amateur painters. He worked on weekends with his father, a roofer, under the sky with the grid of the suburbs below.
He studied art at University of California, Irvine with Craig Kauffman whose attention to materiality was a strong influence. Craig Kauffman often used the sensuous physical properties of materials as an emphasis for his sculptures and paintings.

Hansen’s work has always dealt with the urge to the sublime wether in abstracted landscape or diagramming the unknowable. The use of the diagram process becomes a source for abstraction and a way of unveiling invisible symmetries.

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