July 2021 Grantee Events

Stephanie Chou, 2021 Creative Engagement Grantee, photo by Michael Yu
Stephanie Chou, 2021 Creative Engagement Grantee, photo by Michael Yu

Experience a wide range of virtual art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees and their events this month.

Adrian Sas

Source to Spout
On View through October 30, 2021
Riverside Park, New York, NY 10025

An installation of panoramic photographs wrapped around drinking fountains throughout Riverside Park augments our understanding of reality. These photographs depict the system of protected lands, reservoirs, and aqueducts which delivers over 1 billion gallons of water per day to our taps and bring to light a vital infrastructure that all New Yorkers depend on, but which many have never seen before.

Find more information at adriansas.com/sourcetospout.

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

The Art Song Preservation Society of New York

Summer of Song - French Song Masterclass with Thomas Grubb
July 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Thomas Grubb's Singing in French: A Manual of French Diction & French Vocal Repertoire almost immediately establishing Grubb as a leading authority on both subjects.  Since then, some forty-two years ago, his book has sold steadily throughout the world.  As a faculty member at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School, the Curtis Institute and the Peabody Conservatory, Grubb taught actively for fifty years. As pianist and vocal coach, he has collaborated with singers such as Renee Fleming and Audra McDonald.  He has also given masterclasses throughout North America, Europe and Asia and served as juror for the Metropolitan Opera Guild auditions, the International Paris Voice Competition and the Fulbright Commission.  Grubb coached all the French opera productions at NYC Opera for more than twenty years. In 2002 the French Ministry of Culture decorated Thomas Grubb as a member of the Order of Arts and Letters for his contributions to French culture.


Summer of Song - Mark Markham's Summer Nights with Singing in Sicily
July 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Pianist Mark Markham is considered one of the finest artists of his generation. He is known around the world for his twenty-year collaboration with the legendary soprano Jessye Norman, as well as his partnerships with a new generation of stars, and his solo performances in recital and with orchestra. For this program, in partnership with Markham's Singing in Sicily vocal program, the eminent pianist will collaborate with talented singers performing a range art songs perfect for the summer. 

Find more information at https://www.artsongpreservationsocietyny.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Arte Institute

Portugal in SoHo 2021
July 10, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Juan Pablo Duarte Square

Sculptor Jonathan Bauch presents wall and freestanding steel sculptures that explore the challenges that humanity faces, both internal and external. In Visual Rhythms, Bauch’s steel abstractions of buildings are skillfully constructed to question the city planners and the real estate industry as to why it seems that people of lesser means are being pushed to the margins of New York City. He asks the question, “Where is this gentrification leading?” In taming the steel, the industrial quality of the medium is tempered by the indelible mark of the human hand, resulting in sculptures that seem to defy their material with their lacy and ethereal qualities.

Find more information at www.carterburdengallery.org/upcoming-exhibition

Grant Program: Creative Engagement

Jugando N Play

Jugando N Play presents The Neighbors - Los Vecinos - Las Vecinas
July 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM & 2:30 PM
July 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM & 2:30 PM
July 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM & 2:30 PM

Jugando N Play presents The Neighbors - Los Vecinos - Las Vecinas, a multilingual interactive theatre experience on Zoom. A family-friendly event recommended for ages 4 - 9 yrs old, but fun for the whole family. About the show: Meet the neighbors in our Zoom building. Some neighbors love to sing and others love to help their community. As our neighbors prepare for the yearly party, how can they be a good neighbor to someone who just moved to their building? Visit our Zoom building and find out!

Find more information at www.jugandonplay.eventbrite.com

Grant Program: UMEZ Arts Engagement

Stephanie Chou

LianXi- Modes of Connection Little Island Weekend Winddown
July 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM
July 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Stephanie Chou's music combines classical and Chinese influences with Western jazz and pop to create an entirely original, unique musical world. She will present a bi-lingual (English and Mandarin) show exploring fresh takes on Chinese folk songs and tongue-twisters, excerpts from her recent evening-length jazz-opera ""Comfort Girl"", songs exploring her passion for math and literature, and several world premieres of music written during the pandemic.  Stephanie's music is all about connecting with the audience, and tonight's theme is sharing her experience as a Chinese-American growing up in NY.

Find more information at https://littleisland.org/

Grant Program: Creative Engagement