NoMAA Visual Arts Exhibition & Uptown Arts Stroll 2009 Kick-Off

The Uptown Arts Stroll 2009 Kick-Off Reception is happening on Friday 5 June at 6 p.m. at the Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Avenue, at 189th Street. This year’s Uptown Arts Stroll honors Marjorie Eliot, jazz pianist, vocalist and actress, host of Parlor Jazz every Sunday in her Washington Heights home, and Miguel Zenón, saxophonist and composer, 2008 recipient of MacArthur “Genius” Award, and resident of Washington Heights.

The reception will feature an exhibition and showcase performance with the works of the 2008/2009 NoMAA performing, media, and visual art grantees. Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Special Projects Coordinator at El Museo del Barrio, has contributed her talent to the curation of the visual art work of the NoMAA grantees on display. There will be a roundtable discussion with artists featured in the NoMAA exhibition on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 pm.

During the Opening Reception guests will also have a chance to enjoy a special tribute to Uptown Arts Stroll honorees Marjorie Eliot and Miguel Zenón, and a special jazz performance by Rudel Drears, son of Marjorie Eliot. Also featuring music by local jazz musician Waldron Mahdi Ricks.

2 comments to NoMAA Visual Arts Exhibition & Uptown Arts Stroll 2009 Kick-Off

  • Alison

    Can you please share how much it costs to attend and how someone can get tickets. There doesn’t seem to be any information on this on any website. My friend and I would like to attend depending on the cost.

    • egg

      Hi Alison, The Uptown Arts Stroll 2009 Kick-Off Reception is completely FREE and open to the public. All Arts Stroll events are FREE unless otherwise indicated on the events schedule.