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March 1, 2018

PORTRAIT PAINTING DEMONSTRATION BY YUKA IMATA
March 1, 2018
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Pelham Art Center is excited to offer a free demonstration by the recognized portrait artist Yuka Imata. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the process and thoughts a professional portrait painter goes through when starting a portrait. Whether you paint or not, this will be an interesting evening exploring creativity in action.

The demonstration will explore the portrait process step by step, from drawing the composition in charcoal on the canvas to a complete lay-out in oil paints. As she works, Yuka will share her thoughts on light and shadow, colors, and paint strokes.  

Yuka Imata earned her B.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, then studied for several years at The Art Students League of New York where she won the Xavier Gonzales and Ethel Edwards Grant for studies in Spain. She has received awards from the Salmagundi and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Clubs and was featured in American Artist and Plein Air Magazine. In 2016 she was featured on the cover of Drawing Magazine and in an eight-page article. Yuka has exhibited at the Chelsea Art Museum, National Arts Club, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, and overseas in Florence, Tokyo, Yokohama and at the Museum of Kyoto. Her portrait commissions includes Montefiore Hospital (Bronx, NY), Fife n’ Drum Restaurant (Kent, CT) and a number of private commissions. She appeared on ESPN “Face to Face” in 2015 showing her seven charcoal drawings of athletes.  Yuka is represented by The Good Gallery (CT). Learn more about her work at www.yukaimata.com. 



Saturday, March 3, 2018

FLAMENCO AND LA IDA Y VUELTA
Saturday, March 3, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 PM

Feel the heat of the summer approaching with the spicy rhythms and passionate flamenco dance by the group Flamenco Latino.

From 1:30-2:30 pm this exciting traditional dance will inspire you!  Pelham Art Center invites artists to take advantage of the passion and create flamenco movement drawings. For all others – enjoy the visuals, the footwork, the guitar sounds and learn about this exciting dance.

At 2:30, now that your pulse is up and creativity is flowing, have fun in a workshop where you will make a beautiful fan, using colorful papers and creative decorations.  

This highly celebrated company has explored the
Ida y Vuelta styles of flamenco – an assimilation of Latino songs and rhythms by developed by flamenco artists in the late 1800s. The show begins with traditional flamenco, and includes demonstration and use of castanets, palmas (handclapping), and footwork sounds. It moves on to Ida y Vuelta styles, such as tangos, guajiras and rumba, pointing out what elements come from Latin cultures, and how the clave rhythm was adapted into flamenco.

Flamenco Latino
Basilio Georges is a flamenco guitarist, singer and composer who began in 1974 as a jazz and salsa musician. When his wife Aurora Reyes began studying flamenco dance in 1976, he soon followed on the guitar. They toured with Jose Molina Bailes Españoles from 1983-85, then lived and worked In Madrid, where Aurora danced at Corral de la Pacheca.

For many years they performed with Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo and Andrea Del Conte Danza España, and produced many choreographies and compositions. Other artists they have performed with include Estrella Morena, Rosario Galan, Chuni Amaya, Jesule de Utrera, Juan Siddi, Antonio Granjero, Sebastian Roman, Jesus el Almendro, Rafael Fajardo, Concha Vargas, Antonio Hildalgo, Elena Andujar and Ivan Vargas.

Becky Mills is an artist and educator, and teaches regularly at the Pelham Art Center. Her creative enthusiasm will inspire participants to learn from and enjoy their art-making experience.



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OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ART IN THE COURTYARD
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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

 



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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