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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Art Exhibit: Northern Manhattan As Muse

On Thursday, Jan. 5 from 6-8 pm, "Northern Manhattan as Muse" opens at the NoMAA Gallery at the Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Ave near W. 189th Street, 1 block west of Broadway.

This remarkable exhibit features photographs and essays by Mike Fitelson and takes a look at 17 local artists who have been inspired by Washington Heights and Inwood.  

According to Fitelson, the settings for the portraits include "some of Northern Manhattan's most iconic - and inspirational - locations: under the George Washington Bridge, at Malecon Restaurant, in the parks, at the Cloisters, in a bodega."

The full roster of artists includes:
Natasha Beshenkovsky
Hector Canonge
Edgar Cortes
Andrea Cukier
Michael Diaz
Elissa Gore
Jon Michaud
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Frankie P
Sky Pape
People’s Theatre Project
M. Tony Peralta
Dister Rondon
Tony Serio
Jonathan Ullman

The exhibit also features other forms of visual arts like paintings, a site-specific mural and video. Also included is an exhibit of photographs about Washington Heights taken by teenagers in the NYC SALT program. Local artist Andrea Arroyo is the curator.

Don't miss the opening reception at NoMAA on Thursday January 5, 6-8PM!

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