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I Pledge

On the exterior of Essex Market at the corner of Norfolk and Broome streets, is a re-presentation of I Pledge. Presented here as a vinyl installation, I Pledge was created by Amy Khoshbin, House of Trees, and Naomi Shihab Nye in response to mounting xenophobia and gender-based violence for the one-year anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March. I Pledge continues to advocate for …

It’s Basic film screening

Anthology Film Archives: 32 Second Avenue, NY NY 10003Doors: 6pScreening: 6:30p (77 minute run-time) Free, but RSVP required. Register here. “The idea of a guaranteed income is as old as the nation itself and has deep roots in the fight for social justice.” — Michael Tubbs, Founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income Artists Alliance …

Signals from New York

From March 23 to May 11, 2023, PS184 Shuang Wen students collaborated with artist and educator Aya Rodriguez-Izumi on a series of classroom-based workshops that explored symbols of personal and familial identity as a flexible medium for contemporary cultural expression. The project, Signals from New York: Workshop with PS184 Shaung Wen School, took inspiration from …

Collective Photo Album (many images of us alone, together)

Installation view. Collective Photo Album (many images of us alone, together), 29 March 2023 – ongoing. Artists Alliance, Norfolk St (between Broome and Delancey), New York. Photo: Brad Farwell. Collective Photo Album (many images of us alone, together), is the result of a photo workshop created in collaboration between P.S. 134 fourth and fifth grade …

Critical Lens: ART x CETA

Join us virtually or in-person to explore the history of how a government-funded jobs program put artists to work across New York City. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. City Lore, Artists Alliance Inc., and the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) present Critical Lens: ART X CETA, a panel discussion spotlighting the Municipal Archives‘ …

Spice Stories

Manuel Molina Martagon, Spice Stories, 2022. Photo: Daniela Garza In summer 2022, New York-based artist Manuel Molina Martagon led the workshop Spice Stories, collaborating with 6-8 grade students from District 1’s Summer Rising program. The workshop combined world history and geography to explore the role of spices throughout different historical periods and their changing value over time. …

A Survey on Sorrel: From Drinks to Dyes

Kemar Keanu Wynter, A Survey on Sorrel: From Drinks to Dyes, 2022. Photo: B. Oswald In summer 2022, New York-based artist Kemar Keanu Wynter led the workshop A Survey on Sorrel: From Drinks to Dyes, collaborating with students from District 1’s Summer Rising program. Sorrel, bissap, zobo and agua de Jamaica– a few of the many names for the …

Food Preservation Workshop

Mo Kong, Food Preservation Workshop, 2022. Photo: Jodi Waynberg Mo Kong and Artists Alliance hosted a four-part workshop series on food preservation techniques with students from PS 19 and East Village Community School. The series explored the relationship between cultural tradition, celebratory customs, and food, using one of the most traditional cooking methods: fermentation.  Working …

Artist Labor and the Legacy of CETA

In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore and Artists Alliance present Artist Labor and the Legacy of CETA, a panel discussion, on March 18th at 6:30 pm.  CETA pioneers from the Bay Area and New York City come together to discuss the impact of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act on artists and arts infrastructure across the …

CETA Photo Forum

In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore and Artists Alliance present the CETA Photographers Forum on Thursday, March 17th at 6:30 pm. Five New York City-based photographers–all CETA artists project alumni–come together to discuss the impact of federal funding on their personal and professional lives. Participating artists will reflect on the role of photography …