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#StayHomeOpenStudios with Rosa Naparstek
07/09/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NoMAA presents a series of studio tours with Uptown artists each Thursday at 7:30pm.
Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours.
Watch all archived talks on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/nomaa_youtube
Rosa Naparstek’s artwork explores both the emotional roots of the world we create personally and politically and our culturally acquired templates through which we view the world. She works with found objects to create mixed-metaphor sculptures that challenge our accepted meaning of things. Rosa is interested in the connection between art (the aesthetic experience) and its power for personal/political transformation. She presents her work in conjunction with “Circles of Engagement”, a community building process she helped develop that allows participants to explore their own feelings and deepen connections with one another.
Naparstek came to America as a young child, a refugee of WWII. Much of her work centers around childhood memories and experiences and is concerned with questions of cruelty and its source within us. She has come to believe that the primary source of evil lies in our ability to deny our own pain, fear, and vulnerability. As a student, she was a political activist and became an attorney in her commitment to social and political change. Rosa is a co-founder of the Uptown Arts Stroll, and has participated every year. She is a founder and director of Artists Unite, an arts organization which has organized the MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project for ten years, the only community art project of its kind in the city.
July 9 – Rosa Naparstek
July 16 – Cornerstone Studios
July 23 – Laurence Elle Groux
July 30 – Rafaela Luna
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
This edition of #StayHomeOpenStudios is also made possible by The Armory Foundation