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All the Arts at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island    

All the Arts at the UCSI sponsors multicultural, multi discipline art shows and events open to the community, in the Fellowship Hall and Church Sanctuary throughout the church year.

Works by poets and playwrights are staged in Fellowship Hall.

Below are some of the events that are being planned for the 2014 fall season

Arts Committee Mmebers (l to r): John Bostrom, John Adrian, Vivian Vassar, Risa Anderson (standing) with Michael Anderson, Music Director Dr. Carolyn Clark (seated at piano) with Larry Schwabacher

   

All the Arts: Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Opening reception in the Church Library from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Photography of Jeffrey Mason

 

 

The Unitarian Church of Staten Island will host the work of Staten Island photographer Jeffrey Mason, from Sunday November 16, 2014 until January 11, 2015. This collection, with the exception of the images from New Orleans, touches mostly on familiar scenes, in and around New York City.

An artist's reception will be hosted in the church's historic library on November 16 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Mason says this about his work: "I find myself drawn to shooting "street" portraits, musicians, dancers and the grittiness of abandoned places and people. It's not what I see, it's how I see it. That's how I approach taking and processing my images."

Mr. Mason studied at the Arts Student League. His photographic vision is in part shaped by a life long interest in drawing and painting and by his professional career as a window dresser. The Gateway Photographers of Staten Island named him Photographer of the Year in 2011 and he has exhibited with the Staten Island Acoustic Music Society and the Staten Island Creative Community.

 

The exhibit will be on view on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m.till 4:00 p.m. through January 11, 2015 and during events that take place in the Sanctuary of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island during that time.

 

Beginning on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
and continuing on every available Sunday

Butoh Sunday Evening Workshop:


Butoh classes taught by dancer Florence Poulain Florence Poulain, Co-director of Deeptanks Arts Space. In 2012, Ms Poulain received a NYSCA - SPARC grant and worked with the seniors at the Stapleton Senior Center and in 2013 an Original Works grant (NYSCA) to develop a program at the LGBT center. She currently dances in the US and Mexico. For more information contact florence.deeptanks@gmail.com deeptanks.com

There is a requested donation at each class. A performance is planned at the church.

 

Monday nights in September, October and November

Playwrights Workshop Series


This program is co-sponsored with Staten Island Playwrights Collective. Meetings will take place on three Monday nights in September, October and November. Dates to be announced. Staten Island playwrights are invited to bring a piece to work on.

 

 

All the Arts: Past Events:

Poems That Matter Workshop, with coordinator Patricia Murphy

In this recent workshop we explored various poems and poetic forms, and why they mean so much to us. Some people tried their hand at crafting words. All attendeesl had the chance to work on their ability to read poems out loud.  Enrollment was limited to twelve, with a workshop fee of $50.00, to be donated to the Ben Jacobs Fund to improve our performance space.

Second Saturday Film Festival held in Fellowship Hall

 

"Second Saturday" is series of films on art and the people who create it. There is no admission fee for this series. Films that have been screened include "Fosse", a Dance In America presentation of the 1999 Tony Award-winning musical, recorded live in performance from Broadway. Celebrating Fosse's brilliance with the most important dance numbers from his greatest shows, movies, and early television work, "Fosse" is a showstopping tribute to one of the past century's most influential forces on Broadway. The all-dancing, all-singing production starring Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen was created by those who worked most closely with him, including co-director and co-choreographer Reinking and Fosse's wife, the late Gwen Verdon.

Other film offerings have examined the work of multimedia artist William Kentridge, and the life and work of Eugene O'Neill.

Event Coordinator was Harvey Rosensfit.

 

Butoh Movement Workshops were held in September through November, 2013

 

Butoh is a dance form developed in post World War II Japan as a rebellion against western influences. Influenced by traditional Japanese dance, it is an impulse dance that supports self-discovery and body release. Butoh artist dancer Florence Poulain led the workshop. The workshop series ended with a public performance in November, 2013. Non-dancers and dancers were welcome.

Florence Poulain, is Co-director of Deeptanks Arts Space. In 2012, Ms Poulain received a NYSCA - SPARC grant and worked with the seniors at the Stapleton Senior Center and in 2013 an Original Works grant (NYSCA) to develop a program at the LGBT center. She currently dances in the US and Mexico. For more information contact florence.deeptanks@gmail.com deeptanks.com

 

"Other Media" Exhibit Opens 42nd USCI Spring Arts Festival

with Staten Island Artist Steve Nutt, April 16 - June 19, 2013


Left: James Ceribello and Mary Hernandez viewing the exhibit.

The UCSI Arts Program Committee presented the 42nd Spring Arts Festival, celebrating “Other Media”. It was held in the church sanctuary, the opening enhanced by live piano music by jazz pianist David Jones (below).

 

While Mr. Nutt’s pottery has been known and appreciated for some time, the “Other Media” exhibition highlighted the artist's works in other media: originally designed hooked rugs, paintings, painted tiles, photographs and prints. “My interest in rugs connects to my father and mother, who obtained and process the materials, select the designs, and make small rugs and wall hangings in the traditional Early American manne.”

 

Mike Stein with Steve Nutt
The artist discusses his work

 

 

 

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