Co-produced by MEZCOLANZA NYC & Loisaida Inc. Starting at 12:00 pm on La Plaza Cultural Community Garden [Read Press Release here!] The Loisaida Festival’s Theater Lab, a production of Loisaida […]
The 2018 Loisaida Festival Sunday, May 27th 2018 11:00am – 5:00pm Avenue C Corridor / Loisaida Avenue / Alphabet City. The Loisaida Festival is the largest ethnic community pride festival […]
Through a collaborative project between Loisaida Inc., La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez and DIAP (Digital Intermedia MFA program at City College), artist and researcher Matthew Mottel (Syeus Mottel’s son) will build 2 geodesic domes (one at La Plaza and the other at the Loisaida Inc. Center’ courtyard) as an interactive art installation. In interviewing Carlos ‘Chino’ Garcia as part of his research, Matthew was told that the domes CHARAS built functioned as both recreational activity spaces and as experimental examples of how to build disaster relief housing in non urban areas. The same functions apply now. The dome at La Plaza Cultura, will be seen from the street, with high visibility. This will bring people to the other dome in the courtyard and exhibition happening at Loisaida Center, which will feature a more detailed documentation of the original events of 1972-73.
OPEN CALL – ARTISTS
Visual Artists, Dancers, Performers, Musicians & Poets present and collaborate with community creating artistic works exploring climate resiliency, water and ecological sustainability.
This version will offer three component workshops where participants can hone their skills and realize their final products in a performative exposition. These include sewing and costume making, sculptural and conceptual art, and performance production, over the span of three weeks in August and September.
Loisaida Inc., Acacia Network and the Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly invite you to experience the uplifting power of music with Broadway performers from Sing for Hope!
MAPPING FROM OUTSIDE TO THE INSIDE:
The program is based on the idea of taking and the largest object in this case the universe, and begin to construct maps and from there go to the smaller one the brain, in this workshop we make different artistic approaches to maps including the city/neighborhood, the country, the house and the body.