CALENDAR EVENTS

FLUX Public Art Projects

MAY 3-31, 2016

Throughout the month of May, FLUX will present over 40 large-scale installations, performances, and subtle artist interventions in Upper Manhattan, including Marcus Garvey Park, Eugene McCabe Field, Harlem Art Park, along Fifth and Lenox Avenues, and Harlem Grown farm on 127th Street. The exhibition – being mounted in collaboration with Harlem Community Development Corporation, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and the New York City Department of Transportation Art Program– features a select group of groundbreaking contemporary artists – 50 percent of whom are women – whose work embodies the energy, excitement and diversity of the neighborhood and address the curatorial theme of “changing landscapes”.

FREE.

PUBLIC OPENING

Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Start the evening with a tour of FLUX’s public art installations and meet the exhibiting artists.

LOCATIONS: Marcus Garvey Park at 5th Avenue between 120th and 124th Streets, Eugene McCabe Field, Harlem Art Park, the Harlem Grown farm on 127th Street and along Fifth and Lenox Avenues.

FREE.

OPENING CELEBRATION

Tuesday, May 3, 8pm-10pm

Come and explore the tastes and sounds of Harlem at several local hotspots including Barawine, Chai Wali, Cheri, Corner Social, Harlem Shake, Lenox Saphire, Little Bamboo, Settepani and Sexy Taco Dirty Cash. Tickets include live music performances at each venue and complimentary beverages with wristband. First 300 tickets include a FLUX tote bag. $25 per person

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MEET THE ARTISTS

Wednesday, May 4, 6:00-8:00pm

Many artists will be at their installations sites to talk about their work with visitors.

For artist bios and information about their installations visit http://fluxfair.nyc/2016-flux-artists/

FREE.

SIP + SKETCH

Wednesday, May 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

For those looking to unleash their inner artist, the FLUX Sip + Sketch is an educational and fun-filled evening. Learn how to sketch live models (FLUX will supply materials for beginners, however guests are welcome to bring their favorite sketching tools). Trivia questions and prizes during sketching breaks including a pair of tickets to the new Broadway play ECLIPSED and tasting trinkets of Drunken Fruit and Fat Witch brownies.

LOCATION: Cheri Harlem, 231 Lenox Avenue between 121st and 122nd Streets

Your ticket includes a glass of wine or sangria $25

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“What, Why and Who to Collect in 2016”  

Saturday, May 7, 11am

Moderated by David C. Terry, Director of Programs and Curator, New York Foundation for the Arts

Panelists: Joey Lico, Dena Muller, Larry Ossei Mensah, Gardy St. Fleur

Four distinguished cultural producers will discuss trends in contemporary art, technological advances in the evolving art scene, and how they influence art buying in the national and international arena. Additionally, the panel will explore how to collect with respect to said trends, while introducing the audience to new artists to watch in the future.

LOCATION: Settepani, 196 Lenox Avenue at 120th Street, NYC

BRUNCHES include an entrée, coffee and mimosa, panel discussion and an introductory tour of the FLUX Public Art Projects $45

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“Architecture + Growth”

Saturday, May 7, 11am

Moderated by Warren James, Architect and Harlem Art Park Guest Curator.

A discussion between urban artists and architects with Jack Travis, FAIA, Architect; Kendal Henry, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Director Percent for Art Program; and FLUX artists José Soto and Kurt Steger exploring how the contemporary artist influences the architectural vision and expression of urban design and growth. These urban artists and architects deliberate on the impact of their roles in pursuing organic, physical, and technological growth within the cityscape.

LOCATION: Barawine, 200 Lenox Avenue at 120th Street, NYC

BRUNCH includes an entrée, coffee and mimosa, panel discussion and an introductory tour of the FLUX Public Art Projects $45 per person

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PERFORMANCE ART

Saturday, May 7, 1pm-3pm

  • Classical Theatre of Harlem presents short fight scenes from their summer 2016 production of Macbeth, Uptown Shakespeare in Marcus Garvey Park
  • PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
    • Jose Rodriguez, Pennies From Heaven, Site #6
    • Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Temple, Site #6
    • Nancy Rackozy, Weave the Liberian Flag, Site # 21 (*Visitors are encouraged to bring clean used plastic bags and tablecloths)

FREE.

MEET THE ARTISTS

Saturday, May 7, 12pm-3pm

Many exhibiting artists will be at their installations sites to talk about their work with visitors.

For artist bios and information about their installations visit http://fluxfair.nyc/2016-flux-artists/

FREE.

ARTIST TALK

Wednesday, May 11, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition: “Caught in an Upward Spiral”

Akeem Duncan, Curator and Editor of Quiet Lunch, a print and on-line art publication will interview exhibiting artists Jeffrey Allen Price and Victoria Udondian. Jeffrey and Victoria both re-write history through the re-use of materials. Victoria investigates how materials can alter the psyche and history of an entire people while Jeffrey’s re-use of materials addresses the physical landscape seen in the gallery and in an outdoor installation in Marcus Garvey Park.

LOCATION: Heath Gallery, 24 W. 120th Street, NYC

FREE with RSVP: info@fluxfair.com

MEET THE ARTISTS

Wednesday, May 11, 6pm-8pm

Many artists will be at their installations sites to talk about their work with visitors.

FREE.

“WHITEHOT Magazine and FLUX Artists in Conversation”

Saturday, May 14, 11AM

Moderator Gregory de la Haba, Publisher of WHITEHOT and Quiet Lunch Magazines, and FLUX artists Bayeté Ross Smith, Stan Squirewell, and Tammy Nguyen address the experience of making art for the people and discuss the creative challenges that arise when art enters the public realm.

LOCATION: Corner Social, 321 Lenox Ave at 126th Street, NYC

BRUNCH includes an entrée, coffee and mimosa, panel discussion and an introductory tour of the FLUX Public Art Projects $45

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PERFORMANCE ART

Saturday, May 14 1pm-3pm

  • PERFORMANCE ARTISTS:
    • Jose Rodriguez, Pennies From Heaven, Site #6
    • Aya Rodriguez – Izumi, Temple, Site #37

LOCATION: Marcus Garvey Park

FREE.

MEET THE ARTISTS

Saturday, May 14, 12pm-3pm

Many exhibiting artists will be at their installations sites to talk about their work with visitors.

For artist bios and information about their installations visit http://fluxfair.nyc/2016-flux-artists/

FREE.

“Palatable Brunch Tour Presented in Partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem,”

Sunday, May 15, 11am

Moderated by Hallie Ringle, curator The Studio Museum in Harlem

Panelists: Miguel Luciano, Hannah Bronfman, Anahi Angelone, and Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson

This panel will explore the complex intersections of food, community, and contemporary art. Celebrating the myriad ways that people represent themselves through food, this program engages food culture as a powerful lens through which people self-identify and understand themselves in relation to issues of politics, memory, heritage, race and culture. This brunch is followed by a tour featuring highlights from the Studio Museum exhibition, Palatable: Food and Contemporary Art.

LOCATION: Angel of Harlem, 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 122nd St, NYC

BRUNCH includes an entrée, coffee and mimosa, panel discussion and an introductory tour featuring highlights from the Studio Museum exhibition. $45 per person

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ARTIST TALK

Wednesday, May 18, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition: Dreamers

Meet three sculptors in FLUX Fair, Jordan Baker-Caldwell, Michael Kelly Williams and Stan Squirewell who are also showing two-dimensional work in the Dreamers exhibition.  The artists will discuss the difference in their process when approaching three-dimensional vs. two-dimensional work and the differences in reaction to their work outdoors vs. the gallery setting. Discussion 6:30 to 7:15 followed by 15 minute Q & A.

LOCATION: Harlem Properties, 163 Lenox Avenue, NYC

FREE with RSVP: info@fluxfair.com

MEET THE ARTISTS

Wednesday, May 18, 6pm-8pm

Many artists will be at their installations sites to talk about their work with visitors.

For artist bios and information about their installations visit http://fluxfair.nyc/2016-flux-artists/

FREE.

“Urbanscapes | Blending Art, Nature and Urban Life” 

Saturday, May 21, 11am

Moderated by Danny Simmons, Co-Founder, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation/President Rush Arts and Corridor Galleries/Artists, Collector, Writer. Panelists include FLUX artists Musa Hixson, Sara Jimenez and Alice Momm and Gabriel DeGuzman, Curatorial Director of Wavehill.

This discussion will investigate the complexities of balancing art, nature, and urban life while creating sculpture and installation artwork in an urban setting.

LOCATION: Chai Wali, 274 Lenox Ave, NYC

BRUNCH includes an entrée, coffee and bellini, panel discussion and an introductory tour of the FLUX Public Art Projects $45

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PERFORMANCE ART

Saturday, May 21, 1pm-3pm

  • PERFORMANCE ARTISTS:
    • Jose Rodriguez, Pennies From Heaven, Site #6
    • Aya Rodriguez – Izumi, Temple, Site #37

LOCATION: Marcus Garvey Park

FREE

MEET THE ARTISTS

Saturday, May 21, 12pm-3pm

Many exhibiting artists will be at their installations sites to talk about their work with visitors.

For artist bios and information about their installations visit http://fluxfair.nyc/2016-flux-artists/

FREE

“Contemporary Art, Politics, and the Social Value of Collecting” 

Sunday, May 22, 11am

Moderated by Donnamarie Baptiste, Director of Marketing & Communications, Creative Time.

Panelists, Fred Braithwaite (Fab 5 Freddy), visual artists Kambui Olujimi and Coby Kennedy and curator Jasmine Wahl will explore the ways in which art is valuable beyond its materiality, and its importance as a means to initiate and critique social and political dialogue. Artistic practice, politics, the social value of collecting, and how they are-or can be- intertwined will be explored.

LOCATION: Cheri Harlem, 231 Lenox Avenue between 121st and 122nd Streets

BRUNCH includes an entrée, coffee and mimosa, panel discussion and an introductory tour of the FLUX Public Art Projects $45 per person

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MEET THE ARTISTS

Wednesday, May 25, 6pm-8pm

Many exhibiting artists will be at their installations sites to talk about their work with visitors.

For artist bios and information about their installations visit http://fluxfair.nyc/2016-flux-artists/

FREE

ARTIST TALK

Wednesday, May 25, 6pm-8pm

Meet exhibiting artists: Gregory Saint Amand, Stefano Di Cicco and Ming Smith.  These three artists all living and working in Harlem, yet from vastly different backgrounds, Haiti, Italy and New York respectively discuss Harlem’s unavoidable inspiration in their work and how that fuses with their international travel and living experiences.  Discussion 6:30 to 7:15 followed by 15 minute Q & A. LOCATION: Harlem Properties, 163 Lenox Avenue, NYC

FREE with RSVP: info@fluxfair.com

“Art & Farm Family Brunch”

Saturday, May 28, 11am

Alice Momm and Tammy Nguyen,  two Harlem-based artists with art installations in FLUX Public Art Projects will lead a family activity at Harlem Shake. After brunch Alice and Tammy will lead a tour through some of the art projects in Marcus Garvey Park including Tammy’s story project and to the new Harlem Grown hydroponic farm (under construction) where Alice has an interactive growing sculpture.

LOCATION: Harlem Shake, 100 W. 124th Street at Lenox Avenue

BRUNCH includes an entrée, beverage and family activity, $20 Kids / $30 Adults  

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PERFORMANCE ART

Saturday, May 28, 1pm-3pm

  • PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
    • Jose Rodriguez, Pennies From Heaven, Site #6
    • Aya Rodriguez – Izumi, Temple, Site #37
    • Nancy Rackozy, Weave the Liberian Flag, Site # 21 (*Visitors are encouraged to bring clean used plastic bags and tablecloths)

LOCATION: Marcus Garvey Park Acropolis

FREE

MEET THE ARTISTS

Saturday, May 28, 12:00-3:00pm

Many exhibiting artists will be at their installations sites to talk about their work with visitors.

For artist bios and information about their installations visit http://fluxfair.nyc/2016-flux-artists/

FREE