Montag, 19. Oktober 2015

Fleiss- Giacummo- McAvoy NY Contemporary Art Symposium 2015





The Islip Art Museum Announces the Events and Exhibitions of the New York Contemporary Art Symposium 2015 International Artist Residency, October 16-31, 2015
EAST ISLIP, NY, OCTOBER 17, 2015 - The Islip Art Museum (IAM) announces the events and exhibitions of the New York Contemporary Arts Symposium 2015 (NYCAS) international artist residency program. NYCAS is a program of IAM in collaboration with D. Fleiss & East West Artists International (DFEWA). The program seeks to encourage and to improve the cultural and artistic exchange between outstanding artists of varying historical backgrounds originating from eastern and western countries. On October 16th twelve international artists and a handful of U.S. artists arrived on the south shore of Long Island to participate. NYCAS runs through October 31, 2015.
Program Co-Curator Jessica McAvoy praised the program's ability to foster cross-cultural collaboration and introduce international artists to the culture, arts, and history of Long Island while introducing Long Island to the arts and culture of the participating artists. Jessica stated "NYCAS encourages and improves cultural exchange between artists and collaborative communities. Ideas and technique are shared during the residency between artists and hosting communities, and in turn then shared among the artists' own respective communities when they return home. Cultural exchange keeps the world's heartbeat going strong."

NYCAS brings artists and art professionals from around the world together to form new networks, foster international connections, develop cross-cultural understanding, and cultivate cooperation. The symposium provides twelve international and a few national artists with housing, studio space, all meals, trips to cultural centers, and selected artist supplies at no cost. By lifting these financial burdens the artists are free to explore their creativity with themselves and the surrounding community through a series of public events arranged by the IAM in East Islip and the Patchogue Arts Council (PAC) in Patchogue.

The New York Contemporary Arts Symposium is a passion project of Founder and Co- Director Beth Giacummo. Beth states: "On behalf of the Islip Art Museum I believe through these artistic cultural exchanges barriers are broken and mutual admiration and new found inspiration from one another's culture and art is cultivated. It is my goal to support and encourage cultural exchanges and interactions between our international and local arts communities so that artists can build new professional relationships and continue to create new works with a renewed sense of community. It is an honor to host artists from around the world and share in their experiences here in New York and Long Island."
Participating artists are exposed to the arts in NY with trips to the Jackson-Pollock House and the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, and the Museum of Modern Art and a selection of galleries in NYC. In addition, a number of free to the public and paid events featuring the participants are held at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, and in Patchogue at the Patchogue Arts Gallery, the Gallery at Shand's Loft at the BrickHouse, and Gallery 40. Please see below for a full list of events and exhibitions.
NYCAS 2015 Events and Exhibitions (in addition, private studio tours may be arranged by appointment):
Artist Talk: NYCAS 2015 Artist Andrei Budescu, PhD: Alternative Historic Photography Process -  Andrei Budescu will discuss the historic Wet Plate Collodion Process introduced to photographers in the 1850s. The process is known for its ability to capture incredible, minute detail. 
Where:  Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 
When:  October 18 from 12:00-1:00 PM 
Cost:  Free & open to the public
Workshop: Alternative Historic Photography: Wet Plate Collodion w/ NYCAS 2015 Artist Andrei Budescu, PhD -  Participants will learn the basics of the 19th century Wet Plate Collodion Process during the two-day workshop. At the conclusion, works created by the participants will be included in Experiments: Historical Photography, an exhibit featured in the Islip Art Museum Store. 
Where:  Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 
When:  October 18, 1:00-5:00 PM & October 25, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM 
Cost:  $150 per participant; all supplies included 


Exhibition:  Curated by: Jay Schuck
Where:  Shand's Loft Gallery @ BrickHouse Brewery, 67 W. Main St, Patchogue, NY 
When: October 1 - October 31;  Reception: October 24 from 2:00-3:00 PM  
Cost: Free 

Exhibition: Made in Romania -  Curated By Beth Giacummo & Jessica McAvoy 
October 24 - November 15 
Where:  Gallery 40, 40 S. Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 
When: October 24 - November 15;  Reception: October 24 from 3:30-4:30 PM 
Cost:  Free 

Artist Talks: NYCAS 2015 Artists 
Where:  Patchogue Arts Council, 20 Terry St., Patchogue, NY 
When:  October 24 from 5:00-6:30 PM 
Cost:  Free 

Exhibition: pAIRed: NYCAS 2015 Artists Paired with Local Artists -  Curated By: John Cino & Beth Giacummo 
Where:  Patchogue Arts Council, 20 Terry St., Patchogue, NY
When:  October 24 from 5:00-6:30 PM 
Cost:  Free 


Exhibition:

Wanderlust: NYCAS 2015 - 
Curated By: Beth Giacummo & Jessica McAvoy 
Where:  Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 
When:  October 30 - November 15;  Reception: October 30 during the Weird Science Soirée from 8:00-11:00 PM 
Cost: Exhibition viewing is free with the exception of during the Weird Science  Soirée; Reception and Weird Science Soirée  $15 pp; $25 pp for limited reserved seating 


Event: IAM Up Later Series presents 

Weird Science Soirée @ Brookwood Hall - A Multi-media After-hours Art Event - 
Come nosh & mingle with NYCAS 2015 Artists, enjoy a reception for Wanderlust, Experiments: Historical Photography,  and  Compendium;   refreshments including hors d'oevres, sweets, cupcakes provided by star career academy, and light bites provided Mario's Italian Restaurant in East Setauket; live music by Tom Doncourt on the Theremin, and the premier performance by the "Conversation"; pop-up galleries featuring: Jennifer Formica, Kathryn Ko, Eric Murphy, Clayton Orheck, Ben Owens, J. Valentin - Ratgrrl, and Anthony Zummo; pop-up shop featuring Fathom Clothing; and live animal touch tank with Cornell Cooperative.
Where:  Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 
When: October 30 from 8:00-11:00 PM
Cost:  $15 pp; $25 pp limited reserved seating 

Exhibition: Experiments: Historical Photography -  Featuring Participants of the Historic Photography Workshop;  Curated By: Jessica McAvoy 
Where:  Islip Art Museum Store Exhibition Space, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 
When: Reception: October 30 during the Weird Science Soirée from 8:00-11:00 PM
Cost: Exhibition viewing is free with the exception of during the Weird Science Soirée 
 $15; $25 limited reserved seating 
ABOUT THE ISLIP ART MUSEUM (IAM): The Islip Art Museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island. The New York Times has called the Museum the "best facility of its kind outside Manhattan." IAM presents an ambitious exhibition program featuring contemporary art by national and international artists, as well as emerging artists from local communities. 

The Islip Art Museum is owned by the Town of Islip and managed by the Islip Arts Council (IAC), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering excellence in the arts. IAC is proud to manage the IAM and apply for, and receive grant funding and financial support on its behalf and in support of its programing. 
ABOUT THE NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY ARTS SYMPOSIUM (NYCAS):NYCAS is an international artist residency program of the Islip Art Museum and in collaboration with D. Fleiss & East West Artists International (DFEWA). NYCAS brings artists and art professionals from around the world together to form new networks, foster international connections, develop cross-cultural understanding, and cultivate cooperation. The symposium provides twelve international, and a few national artists, with housing, studio space, all meals, trips to cultural centers, and selected artist supplies at no cost. 

DFEWA seeks to encourage and improve the cultural and artistic exchange between outstanding artists of varying historical backgrounds originating from eastern and western countries. DFEWA continues to achieve its mission by working with artists from all around the world in close contact to each other, as well as to the NYCAS participants, and as collaborators for multiple artist residencies throughout the year in the east and west hemispheres. 
The New York Contemporary Arts Symposium (NYCAS) takes place on the South Shore of Long Island from October 16-31, 2015. Twelve international and a handful of national artists are provided housing, food, trips to cultural centers, and select artist supplies at no cost to them.  By lifting these financial burdens, participating artists are free to explore their creativity with themselves and residents of host communities for the duration of their stay. A series of free and paid events are sponsored by the Islip Art Museum at the museum in East Islip, and by the Patchogue Arts Council at the Patchogue Arts Gallery and a variety of other locations in downtown Patchogue.  For more information about NYCAS, its events or exhibitions, to arrange a private studio tour, or to become a sponsor, please contact NYCAS Co-Curator Jessica McAvoy, 516-446-2371, jesmcavoy@yahoo.com, or NYCAS Co-Curator and IAM Curatorial and Exhibition Director Beth Giacummo, 631-806-4722, beth.isliparts@gmail.com.








Photo by Mirela Traistaru

Photo by Mirela Traistaru



Media Contact: Beth Giacummo
Islip Art Museum Curatorial & Exhibition Director / Sr. Curator
Co-Curator, New York Contemporary Arts Symposium
Phone: 631-806-4722
Email address: beth.isliparts@gmail.com

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