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OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ART IN THE COURTYARD


The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public solo and group exhibitions / installations to be installed in our 2,300sq.ft. open court yard. We are looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire courtyard while considering the scale, architecture and use of the courtyard. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability.

 
* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the court yard to experience the work further.

 * Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

 * Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Please find the application HERE

 



OPEN CALL: PUBLIC ART IN THE PARK

The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public art, including solo and group exhibitions to be installed within the five-acre Village of Pelham’s newly redesigned Wolfs Lane Park. This exhibition will launch a newly created sculpture garden as well as introducing the entire park renovation to the public. We are looking for work that will be sited for three to six months, activates the park, while considering the scale, landscape and overall use of the public space. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability. The work will be installed across from the Metro North Railroad Pelham Station, at 1st Street and Wolf’s Lane in the Village of Pelham.

* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the park to experience the work further.

* Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to Pelham day and night.

* Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Please find the application HERE



OPEN CALL: PROPOSAL FOR COVER OF PAC HOLIDAY CARD 2017

Theme: What is Pelham Art Center to You?

The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for artwork to go on the front page of our annual Holiday Card. The card will go to all our members, students and donors. We are looking for work that expresses what PAC is to you based on the exhibits, the classes and events that are held here. We are open to both abstract and figurative works. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity and theme.

Please find the application HERE



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FOLK ARTS PROGRAM - MEXICAN DAY OF THE DEAD
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Telpochcalli, the Traditional Mexican Performance Arts & Theater, is composed of Mexican, dancers, ages 9-14. These young performers will charm the audience with the traditional Day of the Dead dances, Las Huahuas, from the state of Puebla, Mexico. Their colorful hats represent the Sun God of the Aztec known Huitzilopochtli, Aztec God of Sun and War. Huitzilopochtli's name is a combination of two Nahuatl words, huitzilin, meaning “hummingbird”, and opochtli, which means “left” — the god's name translates literally as "Hummingbird on the Left."

The performance will be followed by an art- making workshop where we will be creating handmade cards in memory of our loved ones using Huichol art bead techniques while learning about the rich history behind the craft. Paper lanterns will also be made to cast light on the memory of those passed.

Day of the Dead

In the Mexican culture, death is addressed through many cultural and religious rituals. It is believed that the souls of the dead return each year to visit with their living relatives – to eat, drink, and be merry. In Mexican tradition, this is a day to remember the dead and to celebrate by preparing special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of flowers and calaveras, skeletons and skulls made of candy. Pelham Art Center continues these folkloric traditions and honors the memory of loved ones as part of its Folk Art Series.

Zafiro Romero-Acevedo was born in Morelos, Mexico, and has lived with her family in Yonkers since 1984. She was brought up in a strong cultural heritage which included Mexican folklore performances, murals, and paper arts. Her family shared Mexican arts activities in Saint Peter's Church, Saint Mary's Church in Yonkers, and Manhattan. Mrs. Acevedo earned her bachelor's degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, PA, majoring in Computer Graphics Technology in Multimedia and an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts and in Animation. She conducts workshops in Mexican fine arts and traditional Mexican performing arts and theater in Yonkers Public Schools, as well as art centers, museums, and Hispanic festivals throughout the Tri-State area.

About Telpochcalli Traditional Mexican Performing Arts & Theater

Mission: To educate our audience about Mexican culture and tradition. Art is a part of history as well as history is part of Art. Founder and President:  Aurelia Fernández-Marure, Executive Director: Zafiro Romero-Acevedo.

Ms. Fernández’s late uncle Don Lazarro Marure was the first to introduce folklore performances to South Yonkers. Ms. Fernández continued building the Mexican community by helping to establish the Cinco de Mayo Festival in Untermyer Park, Yonkers in 1998. Telpochcalli first participated in this festival in 1999 under the name "Los Chinelos." In 2000, the dance group was formally introduced as Telpochcalli, for the Aztec word "Youth house." Since that time, Telpochcalli has danced in many festivals throughout the New York Metropolitan area