Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, the jam welcomes musicians including our jazz jammers from Queens/Long Island, as well as newcomers from around the world, to share their music, lift our spirits and honor those we have lost.
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If you’d like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page or ZOOM.
For more information on how to participate and monthly themes, visit: http://www.flushingtownhall.org/virtual-jazz-jam
2nd Wednesday each month 7PM EDT
Gift in the Wound. Curated by Noah Phillips. “Without the weight given by a wound consciously realized, [one] will lead a provisional life.” — Robert Bly
The Gift In The Wound highlights the work of artists who have confronted their fears, traumas, and shadows, and emerged on the other side with unexpected insights, treasures, and talents to share with and enrich their communities. The wounds explored vary from the physical to the emotional to the spiritual, and the media from paint, fabric, glass, and beyond. Each work celebrates an enduring process of transformation reflected in nature, in myth, and in our bodies.
The Gift in the Wound is Noah Phillips‘ curatorial debut. Before beginning his residency at Flux Factory, where his work has focused on the intersections of folk ritual and innovative understandings of psychological “plurality,” Noah was working as a Peer Specialist in the New York City’s public mental health system. He is also a Licensed Master of Social Work and an organizer with the Institute for the Development of Human Arts, a training institute for transformative models of mental health.
*The exhibition will take place at Flux Factory’s Garage Bay Gallery. In response to COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment.*
Gallery Hours: 1-6 PM EST on Saturday, January 30 & February 6
Or by appointment, email email@example.com
Artist Talk and virtual exhibition
Friday, January 29 @ 7pm EST
REGISTER AT: https://withfriends.co/event/8602348/gift_in_the_wound_opening_and_artist_talk
About the image:
Image by Megan Bent, titled “Quarantine Day 121″, 2020
Chlorophyll print on a hosta leaf
10 x 10” framed
Image Description: A self-portrait of Megan wearing a face mask is printed into the green chlorophyll of a hosta leaf. Her face takes up the whole leaf and only one eye is visible through her overgrown sweeping hair. The face mask is decorated with vine and leaf patterns.
Because it will not be possible to hold an in-person event, Bayside Historical Society’s annual winter art show will move online for 2021. Our 20th Annual Winter Art Show will take place in virtual “galleries” on the BHS website during the month of February 2021. The show is open to artists working in all media who are age 18 and older and live, work or attend school in Queens.
The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2021. For complete details, requirements, and registration materials, visit https://www.baysidehistorical.org/bhs-winter-art-show or call our office at 718-352-1548.
On February 1, 2021, Flushing Town Hall re-opens the community art exhibition and solicits new artwork for the Lunar New Year, once again inviting participants to artistically express the range of emotions they feel as they face the new year. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Ox— and its associated characteristics of diligence, strength and determination are skills that help build resiliency, allowing us to recover quickly from difficulties.
Flushing Town Hall will begin to accept new artwork to share as part of Call and Response beginning on February 1, 2021. Participants can hang their artwork themselves, or email scans to the institution before and during the Lunar New Year, which is noted for strength and determination. The Lunar New Year – the Year of the Ox – begins on Friday, February 12, 2021.
If participants cannot travel to Flushing Town Hall to hang artwork, they are invited to take a photo or scan of artwork and message, and email scans to firstname.lastname@example.org. Flushing Town Hall staff will print a copy of the work and hang it on our fence.
On February 2, join us virtually for our Know Your Rights series to discuss Child Support and Custody Issues including understanding your rights, navigating the process, when to seek out an attorney, and mediation. You can also join us for our Financial Literacy for Women workshops!
Workshop schedule (all workshops at 12 pm):
February 2 – Know Your Rights: Child Support and Custody Issues
February 9 – Financial Literacy for Women: Saving & Budgeting, Bank Statements, Credit & Debt
February 23 – Financial Literacy for Women: Cars, Homes, Taxes, and Saving for College
March 2 – Financial Literacy for Women: Financial Planning and Investing for Beginners
These virtual workshops will be presented via Zoom. February 2 workshop is presented by Jackie Harounian, Partner of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. and a recognized leader in the field of matrimonial and family law. The remaining workshops will be given by Aviva Pinto, Managing Director, Wealthspire Advisors.
Please register below. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 718-225-6750 ext. 248.
FERTILE GROUND has supported emerging and established artists for 15 seasons, featuring the work of six different choreographers in Jan-June 2021, presenting a total of 42 artists across seven showings. The non-curated program features six dance makers per performance and profits diverse levels of experience, backgrounds, age of artists, and dance aesthetics.
Fertile Ground February Artists
Monét Movement Productions: The Collective
John and Malia
Available beginning February 5th through the end of the performance season in June 2021. Donate to Watch Fertile Ground at the Registration URL! Be sure to select “2) FERTILE GROUND – February 2021”. Donors will receive an email link to watch the performances beginning February 5th.
TAKE ROOT, now in its 12th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth with support to present their work to the public. Take Root will present 12 aesthetically diverse artists among seven performances Jan-June 2021.
The February 2021 Performances feature works by Regina Nejman and BREAKTIME. Available beginning February 5th. Donate to Watch these at the Registration URL! Be sure to select “2) TAKE ROOT – February 2021”. Donors will receive an email with links to watch the performances beginning February 5th.
About the Work
Regina Nejman’s Rethinking Strategies inquires into new strategies to generate movement from within and in collaboration with space’s structure, exploring the proximity relationship of two dancers. In the piece, dancers move from a state of stillness to a more energetic and free state of mind in a shifting world that invites the audience to let go of the outside chatter and confusion and enter a world of movement, music, and visual kinesthetic stimulation where the body in movement is the main subject. The dance is performed by Regina Nejman and Fumihiro Kikuchi with live cellist Luke Santy. Excerpts of the piece were performed at Dixon Place on May 15th, 2018, and a longer version was performed on August 15th, 2018 also at Dixon Place. Luke Santy has been collaborating with Regina Nejman since 2017, and their process consists of creating live improvised sounds and music to the choreography. The choreography has some moments of improvisation as well, and this relationship creates an exciting “in the moment” awareness of all the artists involved and “brings the audience in”.
BREAKTIME’S 6’ Pole is a film adaptation of the more task-oriented material of 6’, conceived and performed by Jonathan Matthews and Holly Sass. 6’ was originally made as a performance for Arts On Site’s Arts Alive series in October 2020, with the help of space grants from Arts On-Site and Spoke the Hub. Early in the pandemic, Jonathan Matthews and Holly Sass joked about making a piece with a six-foot pole strapped between their bodies. After a whole lot of national turmoil, it ended up being the only thing they felt they could do. 6’ Pole was created for Spoke the Hub’s virtual People’s Choice Showcase the following month, in collaboration with internationally recognized film artist Derrick Belcham as a cinematographer. It is, perhaps for the first time, impossible to not invariably end up making work about the times we are in, the limitations of which can really feel like taking a PVC pipe to the gut.
In honor of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series of outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders.
Alton Fitzgerald White kicks off the Trilogy in “John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice” on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM.
Alton Fitzgerald White, a gifted actor who starred in Broadway’s hit show Ragtime and performed over 4,000 times as Mufasa, “king of the jungle,” in Disney’s production of The Lion King, will bring to life the legacy of American politician and civil rights leader John Lewis, who passed away last summer and coined the popular phrase “good trouble” in one of his most resilient speeches. Following his reading of the speech, White will discuss why Lewis’ words and mission are still relevant today and participate in a short question and answer session with the virtual audience.
The IndoRican Multicultural Dance Project will be hosting a free workshop entitled Taino Calling Song on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 2 pm via Zoom. It consists of a brief lecture, performance, dance lesson, and drum circle. It’s a family-friendly event, and all are welcome to attend. We encourage participants to have a percussive instrument handy to participate in the drum circle. To reserve your space email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information visit our website at www.indoricandance.com