EXHIBITION: Photos of the Irish Imagination
The worlds of Art, Dance, Music, Literature and Theatre have all been enriched by the manifestation of the Irish imagination. Art Boundaries Unlimited and the 1st Irish Festival present a collection of photographs to capture Irish artists – of any discipline – at work, or play. Photographers of any origin and in any location were invited to apply. The Consulate General of Ireland is hosting the exhibition of photographs from 3rd to 21st September.
Viewing by appointment only on Wednesdays 5, 12 & 19 September from 12-3pm.
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1) Street Musicians by Anne-Marie Kelly
2) Playing Spoons by Anne-Marie Kelly
3) Re:Call ptl (Pat Kinevane, Actor in performance) by Gerard Blanch
4) Writer Colim Tóibín and actress Fionnula Flanagan by Glucksman Ireland House
5) 10th anniversary celebration by Glucksman Ireland House (as above)
6) Julia Feeney (www.juliefeeney.com) by Regina Mullen www.HarrietVinson.com
7) Liam ó Maonlaí (www.liamomaonlai.ie) by Regina Mullen
8) Coney Island: Act IV: (Brendan Connellan) by Alexia Innis
9) Dave Browne (www.davebrownetbar.com/) by Regina Mullen
DARASA: A Civil Rights Tribute in Song
Fresh from the 2nd Juneteenth Legacy Theatre Festival, Art Boundaries Unlimited is delighted to present a special performance of 19th Century Negro Spiritual Songs at the Players Club on June 20th. Directed by ABU-Founder Anita Gonzalez, Darasa received its New York premiere as part of Juneteenth Legacy's 2nd Annual celebration of the African-American experience. The piece traces the quest for freedom.By Lorna Littleway
Directed by Anita Gonzalez
Music Director Ivan Thomas
Assistant Director Kim Weston Moran
Performers: Angela Arnold*, Angela Polite*, Gerald Latham, Antonio C. Culyer
*Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Liverpool < -- > Trading at the 3rd Annual Directors Salon
ABU Founder Anita Gonzalez’ devised piece has its latest iteration performed by a Youth Ensemble at the Working Theater’s celebration of director-driven work. From Irish Ceilidh to Beatlemania to African tea gardens Beverly, in a swirling landscape of time traveling phantoms, learns to accept a new kind of love.
The FREE festival appeared at the Abingdon’s June Havoc Theatre, 322 West 36th Street, NYC April 21st 2012
Cilau Valadez at the United Nations
The artwork of Wixarika (Huichol) yarn painter Cilau Valadez is part of the United Nations' Indigenous Peoples and Food Sovereignty exhibit opening in May 2012. Art Boundaries was honored to present the Mexican artist at the Art Connecting Spirit Through Dance at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center last December, in conjunction with Circulos Inc.
The United Nations’ Forum of Indigenous People offers a permanent platform for considering the impact of global issues on the lives of indigenous communities. Cilau (pictured at the CSV exhibition, right) will have three of his radiant pieces shown: ‘Tatei Niwerzika’ (Our Mother Corn), ‘Tamtazi Kiery’ (The Flower of the Winds) and ‘Wirikuta’ (The Sacred Site that is the Heart of Our Spiritual Life and Knowledge).
The FREE exhibition runs at the United Nations Visitor Centre on 45th Street and 1st Avenue NYC from May 8th until July 2012
Where Voice and Dance Collide
Art Boundaries is delighted to invite you to meet two of its distinguished authors for a presentation and book signing at the Players Club on May 18th. ABU-founder Anita Gonzalez will be joined by her academic colleague, Nancy Saklad for a celebration of their books.
Afro-Mexico: Dancing Between Myth and Reality by Anita Gonzalez, PhD, features dance descriptions and photographs of Devil Dances, Bull Dances and the Chilena Artesa — illuminating myths and realities of Black life in Mexico. Incredible photographs from the book will be featured at the event.
Voice and Speech Training in the New Millennium: Conversations with Master Teachers by Nancy Saklad is a collection of interviews with great voice and speech teachers.
Anita is a director, choreographer, teacher and performer. Her work has appeared on PBS national television and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dance Theatre Workshop, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and other national and international venues. Nancy is an associate professor at the State University of New Paltz where she teaches voice and speech and acting. She vocal coaches and directs professionally and lives in Kingston, NY with her husband and their three cats.
This is a FREE event at the Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park, NYC on May 18th 2012 from 6-9pm. Proceeds from all books sold will benefit Art Boundaries projects and artists.
Breath, Song, Dance; Singing Dance, Dancing Song
Breath is an essential component of dancing and singing. Connecting breath to sound to rhythmic impulse is the goal of this workshop for dancers, singers or theatre artists. In three days of intensive workshops, participants will find their voice through breath and then use sound, melody and rhythm to create dance phrases and movement scores. The integrated power of voice and movement is a prime component of vivid performances, onstage experience and the power of the voice-moving body while your body sounds its way through choreography.
Gonzalez and Giraud met as founding members of the Urban Bush Women and have been working together for two decades
to develop theatrical works that blend music/dance/theatre practice. Their art shares the power of integrated voice and body in performance.
These workshops take place at Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers St.) NYC June 4-6, 1130-2.30pm
Full Workshop: $150 for Non Members, $135 for DNA Members, 3 points + $93 for Visa Students
Single Day: $55 per day for Non Members, $45 per day for DNA Members, 1 point + $31 per day for Visa Students
To register contact Hillary Jackson, Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.625.8369 ext. 223.
Art Connecting Spirit through Dance (North/South)
Dance as the organizing metaphor that connects artists working with healing and dance traditions in North and South America. Art Boundaries Unlimited nurtures traditional visual artists while supporting our organization’s mission of fostering the international exchange of artists and art projects.
Two traditional artists, one from Mexico and one from North America, exhibited paintings inspired by ceremonial dance. Huichol artist Cilau Valadez and Lakota Chief Leonard Alden Crowdog Jr. are young spiritual leaders who create art in support of their respective Native Communities.
December 16 - 30th, 2011 3:30-7:00pm Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, NYC
Liverpool <--> Trading
A Black Caribbean woman from New York City travels to rediscover her roots. Black and Irish entertainers trade Pub culture and lost lives. Beverly Kelly searches for her personal history amid minstrels and scousers trying to eek out a living around the ports and pubs of Liverpool and Manhattan.
From Irish Ceilidh to Beatlemania to African tea gardens Beverly, in a swirling landscape of time traveling phantoms, learns to accept a new kind of love. http://www.liverpooltrading.com/blog
- Devised & Directed by Anita Gonzalez
- Writers: Anita Gonzalez, Annette Storckman, Renee Rankin & Richard Aellen
- Performers: Anna Frankl-Duval, Beverly Prentice, James Edward Becton III, Jan DiPietro, Jenny D Green, Nathan Willis, Ryan Castro
- Music & Lyrics: Tiye Giraud
- Producer: Joel Bassin
- Stage Manager: Yetti Steinman
- Sound: Geraud Haughian
- Lighting: Kia Rogers
- Costumes: Lui Konno
Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:30 pm Dixon Place, NYC
Amuse Bouche Soiree for the Arts
An evening of ‘Internationalism in the Arts’ with Chef in Residence Ramon Sanchez in support of the Art Connecting Spirit Through Dance Project
Art Boundaries’ gala event trailing the fabulous fruits of the year’s workshops & collaborations. Featuring keynote address by ABU Executive Director Anita Gonzalez and a charming roster of multi-cultural talent, including:
- Music from Art Boundaries’ featured performer, Rony Insomnia, singer-song writer and guitarist Rony Corcos, born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel.
- Jazz-Folk guitar freestyling from On Davis
- Croatian chantreuse Tommi Mischell
- Stand-up MC jenny g, a New York City based actor, producing artist, registered priestess and graduate from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Sunday, October 2, 2011 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm ABU Soho Loft, NYC
Summer Soiree for the Arts
An opportunity to meet, mingle and be inspired by the phenomenal network of Hudson Valley women involved in social issues, the environment & sustainability, business and the arts. Art Boundaries is the connector, showcasing beautifully-crafted jewelry from our network of art-makers and providing delicious refreshments, with our in-house photographer recording the scenes.
An opportunity to meet new friends and old: browse, shop, play & laugh at our daylight Soiree
23rd July 2011, 2:00-5:00pm Parkwood Blvd, Poughkeepsie
• Movement in Space workshops with Shane Dempsey at Dance New Amsterdam (July 2011)
• Dance Theatre Workshop residency for Liverpool<-->Trading (June 2011)
• Le Hot Blu at the Workshop Theatre (Feb 2011)
4/1/2004 — Patricia Mc Kenna is our next artist for Art Boundaries, Inc. She will be in residence from April 12 unitil May 3rd 2004. During her stay in the panandle area, McKennna will conduct workshops and create an installation about history, land, and geography. Art Boundaries Unlimted, Inc. has received a Quarterly Assistance Award from the Floirda Division of Cultural Affairs to support the McKenna residency. Her workshops and events will be co-sponsored by the Brogan Museum of Arts and Sciences in Tallahassee and the Tattered Pages Bookstore in Crawfordville.
Patricia Mc Kenna is an Irish artist working in Multi-media and Installation. Her work includes the installations “The Grey House” and “Soil,” which were part of the series “Marking the Land.” She has exhibited widely in Ireland, USA, England, and Europe. She has been awarded a number of Arts Council grants and travel grants and has been a Rockefeller Scholar in Bellagio, Italy. Her work has been documented in several publications including Sculpture Magazine.
“[Her] intimate sculptures and site-specific installations are known for their unique combinations of materials and ability to create moods of quiet unease. Born and raised in Dublin, her family comes from Swanlibar County Cavan – a rural landscape in the north of the Irish republic that has been radically transformed by migration and displacement. She was involved in the Artist Work program at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin in 1997 and is perhaps best known for The Grey House (1993-94) which earned her a place in the IMMA/Glen Dimplex Award’s shortlist in 1994 (an award modeled closely on the Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize in Great Britain). Since the late 1970s McKenna has participated in more than 40 solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and throughout Europe. Her work was included in ‘Shattering the Crockery’ at the Dairy Center for the Arts in ] Boulder, Colorado, in 1998, and ‘Grotesqueness of Desire’ at Inside Art in Chicago in 1999.”
—Sculpture Magazine, April 1, 2001.
11/2/2003 - In case you missed the Jeff Rebudal performance, here are some images from the event.
We also invite you to check out the press release that accompanied this event: Jeff Rebudal Press Release
7/25/2003 — Art Boundaries is accepting proposals from artists and sponsoring organizations for joint proposals. In September we will be completing grant applications to the Florida Department of State. We are particularly seeking artists and programs for the International Educational Linkages program, the International Cultural Exchange program, and the Under served Arts Communities Assistance Program for Wakulla County.