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September 30, 2018

TRADITIONAL TARANTELLA DANCES AND RITUAL DRUMMING
September 30, 2018
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Traditional Tarantella Dances and Ritual Drumming
Music and Dance Performance with a Hands-on Craft Workshop
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Free and Open to All Ages!

Pelham Art Center is thrilled to have award winning percussionist, singer, dancer, actress, and teacher Alessandra Belloni perform for our folk arts program. Choreographer and teacher Francesca Silvano will also teach and dance. Belloni travels worldwide to perform group and solo concerts in theaters, universities, and international percussion festivals and on Sunday, 9/30 she will be here at PAC! After the performance there will be a workshop on tissue paper stained glass technique by Sylivia Vigliani.

Belloni began her career in her native Rome with the great actress Anna Magnani in "La Lupa," and with legendary film director Federico Fellini in "Casanova." She is artistic director and leading performer of I Giullari di Piazza, an ensemble of musicians, vocalists, and dancers that specializes in authentic Southern Italian music and theater events, dating back to the 13th century. The group is artists in residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine.

Belloni is a REMO artist and designer of her signature series of Italian tambourines; she is also author of the book & DVD "Rhythm is the Cure," published by Mel Bay. As the only artist in the world who specializes in Southern Italian tambourines combined with singing and dance, Belloni was selected as one of the best percussionists in the world by DRUM! Magazine. She has also been acclaimed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, featured in Modern Drummer and Percussive Notes among others.

Sylvia Vigliani will be teaching the workshop on tissue paper stained glass. Sylvia is inspired by ancient and classical themes like Italian stained glass and seeks to tie it with current methods and materials that everyone can enjoy. This technique is colorful and fun and will create wonderful decorations for your windows.



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OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ART IN THE PARK
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The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public art, including solo and group exhibitions to be installed within the five-acre Village of Pelham’s newly redesigned Wolfs Lane Park. This exhibition will launch a newly created sculpture garden as well as introducing the entire park renovation to the public. We are looking for work that will be sited for three to six months, activates the park, while considering the scale, landscape and overall use of the public space. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability. The work will be installed across from the Metro North Railroad Pelham Station, at 1st Street and Wolf’s Lane in the Village of Pelham.

* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the park to experience the work further.

* Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to Pelham day and night.

* Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Please find the application HERE



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OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ART IN THE COURTYARD
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Open


The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public solo and group exhibitions / installations to be installed in our 2,300sq.ft. open court yard. We are looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire courtyard while considering the scale, architecture and use of the courtyard. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability.

 
* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the court yard to experience the work further.

 * Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

 * Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Please find the application HERE