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:
AudubonNatasha BeshenkovskyHector CanongeEdgar CortesAndrea CukierMichael DiazElissa GoreJon MichaudLin-Manuel MirandaNYC SALTFrankie PSky PapePeople’s Theatre ProjectM. Tony PeraltaDister RondonTony SerioJonathan 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!