Time: October 31, 2009 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: Casa Frela Gallery
Street: 47 west 119th street
City/Town: new york, ny 10026
Website or Map: http://www.casafrela.com
Event Type: art, exhibit, and, masquerade, ball, w/live, music, poetry
Organized By: Helene Ruiz
Latest Activity: Sep 23, 2009
Gala Artist Reception for False Faces on Saturday, October 31st
Masquerade: False Faces, October 31- Nov. 4, 2009, an exhibition and
event organized by The Urban Individualists, an international artists
Masquerade: False Faces, is a multimedia exhibition which includes masks
and other art works by artists responding to symbolic and concrete uses of
masks related to carnival, ceremonial, spiritual, and other societal
appearances of “masking”. The exhibition will examine the mask as a
wearable work of art, as a means of hiding or changing the identity of
a person, as a protective device, literal and metaphoric meanings of
“masking” in contemporary culture.
Historically, mask-makers have shown great resourcefulness in selecting
and combining a wide array of materials. Artists in this exhibition also incorporate
familiar and unexpected materials in their works.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Paul Deo ( New Orleans native, residing in NYC), Gary Dunn (Brooklyn, NY), Wahala Temi (raised in Nigeria, resides in staten island,NY), Mia Hernandez (Queens NY), Mariam Muradian (Seattle, Wash), Gloria Holwerda-Williams (NYC), Booker T. Williams (NYC), Miron Abromovici (Israeli native, residing in N.J.), Sarah Niebank-Hoffman (Columbus Indiana), Juancarlo Suazo (Puerto Rico native, residing in NYC), Helene Ruiz (Bronx NY), Jennifer Geiss aka Darkest Artist (Merrill, Wisconsin)
Live music performances by: Tara Thierry, Booker T. Williams, Silvano Ferrin
Background CD music composed and performed by William M. Alexander
Poetry/Spoken Word: Gloria, Mia Hernandez, Tara Thierry, Wahala Temi
Please join us at Casa Frela Gallery for the opening. The public is encouraged to attend the opening event “in-mask”.
Opening reception; “masked gathering”
Masquerade Ball / Exhibit
October 31st, 2009 7-11pm $10 suggested donation at door
Live Music and Poetry / Free Refreshments & Wine
(for those of you who would like to purchase masks at the event, a limited amount will be available for sale at the door)
Casa Frela Gallery is located at 47 West 119th Street (between Lenox
Avenue and Fifth Avenue) in Manhattan, New York.
For further information about the exhibition, or about Casa Frela Gallery, please visit our website at www.casafrela.com or call the gallery at 212-722-8577.
Exhibit runs thru November 4th, 2009