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December 16- Exhibition Opening: The Heights / El Alto Printmaking Project

The Heights/El Alto is a commissioned portfolio of prints, and group exhibition, that asks visual artists who are longtime residents of the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods in New York City to capture, reflect, represent, interpret, and/or process the changing population and landscape—in all its economic, social, and civic complexity—of Washington Heights/Inwood today. Washington Heights/Inwood has been the site of immigration—and attendant real estate turmoil—ever since Mannahatta was purchased from the Lenape in what is now Inwood Hill Park. For decades, urgent conversations have taken place around housing, socioeconomics, race and ethnicity, city infrastructure and preservation, and displacement and change—dialogues that became all the more constant leading up to the ratification in 2018 of the City’s plan to rezone Inwood. The Heights/El Alto contributes an artistic response to this neighborhood-wide issue.

The Heights/El Alto is organized by Realengo Studio and Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, and is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.

Exhibition Opening: The Heights / El Alto Printmaking Project        Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm 
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165th St.)
New York NY 10032

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February 27–March 28: Art Exhibition: I Am

P.S. 132–Juan Pablo Duarte, Urban Arts Partnership, and Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria present the art exhibition I AM, on view from February 27 through March 28.

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Art Exhibition: I Am
Tuesday, February 27, 2018- Wednesday, March 28, 2018 
3-9PM
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
New York NY 10032
 

 

February 24: Cuéntame un Cuadro

 

 IMAGE: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Portrait of Pedro Mocarte, ca. 1805-1806, oil on cavas, 78 x 57 cm.
Cuéntame un Cuadro (Tell Me the Story of an art work) is a story-telling program in Spanish for families with children ages 5 to 9. Discover fun facts about Hispanic art and culture while you learn and create together.
During this event, writer Mariel Escalante will talk about the Portrait of Pedro Mocarte by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. The Hispanic Society Museum and Library is closed for renovations, but their programs—like Cuéntame un Cuadro—are moving to different spaces around the community.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact education@hispanicsociety.org or (212) 926-2234 ext. 209.

 Cuéntame un Cuadro                                                                                                               Saturday, February 24, 2018                                                                                                         1-2 PM                                                                                                                                           Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                                           2113 Amsterdam Ave. (@ 165)                                                                                                New York, NY 10032

 

 

 

   

 

September 30 – Cuéntame un Cuadro

Cuéntame un Cuadro (Tell Me the Story of an art work) is a story-telling program in Spanish for families with children ages 5 to 9. Discover fun facts about Hispanic art and culture while you learn and create together.

The Hispanic Society Museum and Library is closed for renovations, but their programs—like Cuéntame un Cuadro—are moving to different spaces around the Washington Heights community.

Cuéntame un Cuadro
Saturday, September 30, 2017
12-1pm
Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
1/A/C to 168th St. / C to 163rd St.