ART FOR CHANGE presents HACIA AFUERA East Harlem Arts & Music Festival August 13-14 (Sat-Sun), 1-6pm Sat 6-10pm, film screenings Free (rain or shine)
Live performances by Pistolera, Edwin Vasquez, Sellassie, Selectress Iriela and Jesse Ricke, plus film screenings, interactive art, storytelling by Bobby Gonzalez, sidewalk parade, percussion workshop, arts & crafts for kids, outdoor yoga, artist & food vendors, in East Harlem’s gardens & playgrounds!
ART FOR CHANGE is pleased to present its 4th annual Hacia Afuera (“to go outside”) Public Arts Festival, August 13-14, 1-6pm in East Harlem. This year’s theme, Fruits of Our Labor, addresses the topics of labor and sustainability, while celebrating and highlighting the creative resources we possess collectively in our communities.
INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBITION featuring Ellen Hackl Fagan, Jocelyn M. Goode, Marissa A. Gutiérrez-Vicario, Asa Jackson, Nathaniel Lieb, Carlos A. Martinez, Dato Mio, Jevyn Nelms, Tara Parsons, Danielle Poletto, Sasha Sumner, and Eileen Weitzman! Explode paint balloons on canvas, wheat-paste your life-size silhouette to the Hand in Hand community mural, play the ColorSoundGrammar game, create sandals from recycled t-shirts, build steel sculptures or add your photo to the Community Family Tree!
WORKERS UNION ART EXHIBITION Art Exhibition by members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 32BJ—the largest property services workers union in the country. With poetry readings & music performances.
OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING of original short films by local youth on themes of environment, community, and identity, with complimentary popcorn, music performances, & filmmaker dialogue! On August 13, Saturday, 6-10pm at Children’s Aid Society, 130 E 101 St at Lexington Ave.
And check out the new solidarity mural SOLDADERAS by artist Yasmin Hernandez at Hope Community’s Modesto “Tin” Flores Garden!
LOCATIONS AND TIMES August 13-14 (Sat-Sun) / 1-6pm Modesto “Tin” Flores Garden and PS 72 Playground Lexington Ave between 104-105th Sts (Sunday only: White Playground, E. 105-106th Sts between Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave)
August 13 (Sat night), 6-10PM Hacia Afuera 2011 Film Screenings Children’s Aid Society, 130 E 101 St at Lexington Ave
For more information, please visit: artforchange.org
Art for Change (AfC) is a non-profit organization that creates innovative art and media programs that inspire people to take an active role in social justice. Hacia Afuera is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund and Fund for Creative Communities, administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council supported by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NY State Cultural Affairs. Hacia Afuera is also made possible with support from Children’s Aid Society, PS 72, Hope Community, Inc., Second World Group, AfC Board of Directors, and AfC volunteers.