Manny Cantor Center Hosting an Exhibit Surveying the ‘Working Artists on the Lower East Side’
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With so many rapid real estate changes and drunken noise wars being fought on LES turf, it’s easy to back burner the cool things that are coming out of the neighborhood. This is one of them, and apropos of these times that are a-changin’. Ernest Rubenstein and Jewish Communal Galleries at the Manny Cantor Center is hosting an art exhibit dubbed, “All | Together | Different.”
A project coming out of the Educational Alliance Art School, the show is a survey of current Lower East Side artists relentlessly engaging with the forever-changing and forever-the-same neighborhood. Curators Linda Griggs and Yona Verwer have accumulated works ranging from 1982-2015, and the exhibition is as extensive as it is cohesive, with nearly 100 Lower East Side artists and arts organizations actively working in the community. On view will be paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, prints, installation, and video from artists spanning the ages between 29 to 92.
“For artists, the Lower East Side has always been a neighborhood where you could do as you pleased – with your art, with your life. This show pays tribute to the countless artists who have made and continue to make the Lower East Side an epicenter of creativity and of art,” said Emily Aldredge, Director of the Educational Alliance Art School.
The series begins today and can be viewed Mondays-Saturdays, 10-6PM, until April 1. Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, is planning to speak at the opening reception, tonight from 7-9pm. Here’s where you can RSVP.
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IMAGE CREDIT: [Left] Samoa’s Bob Ross, 2014, oil on canvas; [Right] Image detail of Kembra Pfahler’s Dietch Logo Beige, 2008, body paint on paper.