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Lantern Arts’ “Exhibit: Self” at Word Up

The Lantern Arts Collective unites artists of diverse backgrounds and experience who live in Lantern Community Services supportive housing buildings. Guided by Chantal Heijnen, Sonja Rohde and Emily Sharp, members of the groups meet on a weekly basis to explore a variety of media. Their work was recently displayed at the Ron Taylor Gallery as part of Arts to End Violence. The Lantern Arts Collective also presented their work in the 2017 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Uptown Arts Stroll. Their collaborative work, Block Party, was featured in the 2016 Community Partnership Art Show at the Museum of Modern Art.  The short film Self > Selfie explores the ways we curate our images for public consumption, and examines what our screens fail to capture and communicate about life experience.

Self > Selfie
was made in collaboration with Lantern and teaching artist Kerry Downey, in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art Community Partnership Program. Over 50 Lantern staff and residents participated in the film. Since 2007, MoMA’s Community Partnership Program has been working with nonprofit and community-based organizations throughout New York City to create new ways of accessing MoMA’s collection and resources. As a multidisciplinary video artist, Downey is interested in finding creative ways to explore our contemporary relationship to media and technology.

Exhibit: Self features self portraits of Lantern Arts Collective artists; mixed media, acrylic, photography.

The program also features a short film, STONEFACED by Vivian Ducat.

UPCA’S ANNUAL MOVIE GALA: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

2pm: VIP Reception, 3pm: Doors and Meet & Greet, 4pm: Pre-Show Entertainment, 4:45pm: Movie.  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) with Chita Rivera, (con subtítulos en español) with a full-size replica of the car on stage and Q&A with Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera.

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UPCA’s annual movie gala celebrates our rich cinematic history and rebirth that started with a new 50-foot screen and JBL speakers, plus Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector. All proceeds support our Movies at the Palace program.

This year’s gala features a screening of the children’s classic “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” an exact replica of the famous flying car on stage and a pre-show that includes a Q&A with legendary actress, dancer, and singer Chita Rivera, who was close friends with many of the principals of the film, including star Dick Van Dyke and choreographer Dee Dee Wood.

The Chitty replica car was handmade by retired NYPD Detective Sergeant (and current John Lennon impersonator) Tony Garofalo. The full-size, street legal car drove Mr. Dick Van Dyke around his hometown of Danville, Illinois in 2016 and was featured in the New York Times and the 2016 New York International Auto Show. After the movie, one lucky raffle winner will be photographed in the car, right where Dick Van Dyke sat! Learn about Tony’s five-year effort to build his replica car here.

The pre-show portion of the event will close with a performance by Broadway Performing Arts Center to honor the Broadway version of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

Expect other surprises throughout the event!

Lantern Arts’ “Exhibit: Self” at Word Up

The Lantern Arts Collective unites artists of diverse backgrounds and experience who live in Lantern Community Services supportive housing buildings. Guided by Chantal Heijnen, Sonja Rohde and Emily Sharp, members of the groups meet on a weekly basis to explore a variety of media. Their work was recently displayed at the Ron Taylor Gallery as part of Arts to End Violence. The Lantern Arts Collective also presented their work in the 2017 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Uptown Arts Stroll. Their collaborative work, Block Party, was featured in the 2016 Community Partnership Art Show at the Museum of Modern Art.  The short film Self > Selfie explores the ways we curate our images for public consumption, and examines what our screens fail to capture and communicate about life experience.

Self > Selfie
was made in collaboration with Lantern and teaching artist Kerry Downey, in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art Community Partnership Program. Over 50 Lantern staff and residents participated in the film. Since 2007, MoMA’s Community Partnership Program has been working with nonprofit and community-based organizations throughout New York City to create new ways of accessing MoMA’s collection and resources. As a multidisciplinary video artist, Downey is interested in finding creative ways to explore our contemporary relationship to media and technology.

Exhibit: Self features self portraits of Lantern Arts Collective artists; mixed media, acrylic, photography.

The program also features a short film, STONEFACED by Vivian Ducat.

Lantern Arts’ “Exhibit: Self” at Word Up

The Lantern Arts Collective unites artists of diverse backgrounds and experience who live in Lantern Community Services supportive housing buildings. Guided by Chantal Heijnen, Sonja Rohde and Emily Sharp, members of the groups meet on a weekly basis to explore a variety of media. Their work was recently displayed at the Ron Taylor Gallery as part of Arts to End Violence. The Lantern Arts Collective also presented their work in the 2017 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Uptown Arts Stroll. Their collaborative work, Block Party, was featured in the 2016 Community Partnership Art Show at the Museum of Modern Art.  The short film Self > Selfie explores the ways we curate our images for public consumption, and examines what our screens fail to capture and communicate about life experience.

Self > Selfie
was made in collaboration with Lantern and teaching artist Kerry Downey, in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art Community Partnership Program. Over 50 Lantern staff and residents participated in the film. Since 2007, MoMA’s Community Partnership Program has been working with nonprofit and community-based organizations throughout New York City to create new ways of accessing MoMA’s collection and resources. As a multidisciplinary video artist, Downey is interested in finding creative ways to explore our contemporary relationship to media and technology.

Exhibit: Self features self portraits of Lantern Arts Collective artists; mixed media, acrylic, photography.

The program also features a short film, STONEFACED by Vivian Ducat.