Events

Tuesday 3/28, 7:00-8:30
ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts
23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island

Come celebrate the launch of the Future Culture Initial Recommendations with us!

These recommendations are a blueprint of short- and long-term strategies to ensure that the vibrant cultural communities of the North Shore have a meaningful role in shaping the character of our developing waterfront. The recommendations are a living, evolving document open to further review by the community. After countless stakeholder meetings, a cultural organization survey, a six- session community working group, and more, the Future Culture project team has developed initial, high-level, recommendations for the North Shore. Our next step is to select a handful of particularly important recommendations to develop in much greater detail—and we need your help in guiding us.

Join us on March 28 to see the initial recommendations and provide feedback on what you’d like to see added, removed, altered, or emphasized. Following a short presentation, attendees will be invited to visit with the Fellows at themed stations to ask questions and provide direct comments on what is and isn’t working in the recommendations.

We hope you’ll join us to help shape the future culture of this place!

Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront is a project of the Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership with Staten Island Arts.

Venue: ArtSpace @ SI Arts
ArtSpace @ SI Arts is a creative project space located at URBY in Stapleton.

ArtSpace exhibits both international and local artists, including visual artists, poets, musicians, writers, and performers.

Find out more at www.statenislandarts.org.

Sunday April 2
2pm – 5pm
Location: Killmyer’s Old Bavarian Inn | 4254 Arthur Kill Road Staten Island, NY 10309
FREE
 
Staten Island Arts invites you to raise your fiddles and tap your feet to the rousing rhythms of traditional Irish music. The seisiúns, led by founders and local favorites Linda Hickman, Douglas Barr, and Bob Wright, offer musicians and music lovers an afternoon of music and shared camaraderie onstage and off. Seisiúns take place on the first Sunday of each month and specialize in the genres and traditions of Ireland’s west coast, most specifically east Galway and Clare.
 
The Staten Island Seisiún brings together Staten Island’s own with great practitioners of traditional Irish music from the other boroughs and New Jersey in a celebration and sharing of musical traditions and talents. Unlike an ordinary concert of live music at a bar, the seisiún is dedicated to both playing and practice. The seisiún is open to musicians of all levels and ages and all are invited to bring their own instruments and join in to expand repertoire and technique. Music lovers are welcome to come and listen, dance, and enjoy this long-standing tradition.

Thursday, April 6
7pm
Confluence: A Way Forward Opening Reception
Location: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
FREE; please RSVP!
 
Join us for the opening reception of “Confluence: A Way Forward,” the inaugural exhibit in Staten Island Arts new location in Stapleton. You’ll be able to meet and network with community members, colleagues, and Susan Grabel. Light refreshments will be provided.
Susan Grabel is a figurative sculptor and printmaker. Her work deals with the human dimensions of social issues. Her new work, Confluence: A Way Forward, arises out of a deep concern for the survival of our species and planet through this current vitriolic, hyper-partisan political climate. Confluence reflects her hope and vision – that by coming together and embracing differences can we move forward.
Confluence features collagraph monoprints, collages and digital fabrications, which mark a change in focus, process, and materials for Grabel. She had been working in this spirit and using these forms for a series of collagraph monoprints and collages for a number of years when she discovered, by way of the Staten Island MakerSpace, how new technology and expertise could enable her to translate her work into larger scale pieces in wood using a laser cutter and CNC router. The digital fabrications in this show mark a new direction in her new artistic journey.
 
Organized by Monica Valenzuela.

Wednesday April 19
7pm
Breaking Bread Together: PotluckLocation: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
FREE; please RSVP!
 
Bring a dish and break bread with your neighbors at this interdisciplinary community potluck networking event. All artists, administrators, community organizers, friends, and family are invited to come together and learn about one another and upcoming opportunities to get involved in projects, events, advocacy efforts, and community initiatives. Admission is free with a plate of finger food to share with everyone. Please let us know what you are thinking of bringing in the comments section of the RSVP link. Beverages and flatware will be provided by Staten Island Arts.

Sunday May 7
2pm – 5pm
Location: Everything Goes Cafe (ETG), 208 Bay Street Staten Island, NY 10301
FREE
 
Staten Island Arts invites you to raise your fiddles and tap your feet to the rousing rhythms of traditional Irish music. The seisiúns, led by founders and local favorites Linda Hickman, Douglas Barr, and Bob Wright, offer musicians and music lovers an afternoon of music and shared camaraderie onstage and off. Seisiúns take place on the first Sunday of each month and specialize in the genres and traditions of Ireland’s west coast, most specifically east Galway and Clare.
 
The Staten Island Seisiún brings together Staten Island’s own with great practitioners of traditional Irish music from the other boroughs and New Jersey in a celebration and sharing of musical traditions and talents. Unlike an ordinary concert of live music at a bar, the seisiún is dedicated to both playing and practice. The seisiún is open to musicians of all levels and ages and all are invited to bring their own instruments and join in to expand repertoire and technique. Music lovers are welcome to come and listen, dance, and enjoy this long-standing tradition.

Wednesday May 10
7pm
Processes and Possibilities: Artists Talk
Location: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
FREE; please RSVP!
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Susan Grabel, sculptor and printmaker, and Scott Van Campen sculptor and co-owner and founder of SI MakerSpace, discuss the challenges and possibilities of artists collaborating with SI MakerSpace and using the available new technology.
 
Susan will talk about the evolution of her work from clay sculpture through cast paper and printmaking to digital fabrication at SI MakerSpace and Scott will discuss the makerspace concept and the possibilities of collaborating with artists.

Saturday May 20
2-4 pm
Come Together: Collage Workshop
Location: ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304
FREE; please RSVP!
 
What better way to come together than to make art together? Ann Marie McDonnell, noted Staten Island artist and art educator, will facilitate a collage workshop building on the processes of Grabel’s work and the concept of coming together. Participants will be able to use fragments of Susan’s prints and other materials. Great hands on experience for families and adventurous beings!

Sunday June 4
2pm – 5pm
Location: Urby | 7 & 8 Navy Pier Court Staten Island, NY 10304
FREE
 
Staten Island Arts invites you to raise your fiddles and tap your feet to the rousing rhythms of traditional Irish music. The seisiúns, led by founders and local favorites Linda Hickman, Douglas Barr, and Bob Wright, offer musicians and music lovers an afternoon of music and shared camaraderie onstage and off. Seisiúns take place on the first Sunday of each month and specialize in the genres and traditions of Ireland’s west coast, most specifically east Galway and Clare.
 
The Staten Island Seisiún brings together Staten Island’s own with great practitioners of traditional Irish music from the other boroughs and New Jersey in a celebration and sharing of musical traditions and talents. Unlike an ordinary concert of live music at a bar, the seisiún is dedicated to both playing and practice. The seisiún is open to musicians of all levels and ages and all are invited to bring their own instruments and join in to expand repertoire and technique. Music lovers are welcome to come and listen, dance, and enjoy this long-standing tradition.