Curator's Talk; Faheem Haider

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This program will begin in Dye Works, but audiences should be prepared to move around the complex. Unfortunately due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene and the Historical Complex, this tour is not ADA Accessible. Help us change this by supporting the Building 35 Campaign TODAY.

Haider discusses A Dark Rock Surged Upon, on view in various locations throughout the GARNER Historic District. A Dark Rock Surged Upon, as spectacle, and as an exhibition of works of art installed, projected, and performed throughout GARNER Art Center’s remarkable decommissioned factory spaces, offers no answers; they are responses to contexts that feel jarringly new, cleaved by difference and dissembling. Instead, the works manifest the duty to pose questions about the current moment pressed upon many by racialized and gendered discrimination, our environmental challenges, urban decay and rural devastation, the wholesale assault on political credence, weaponization of worship, and the colonization of speech and mind.
More information on A Dark Rock Surged Upon can be found here.


Outdoor Shorts

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
$13 Adults
$12 Senior, Students, Military

A new addition to GARNER's annual lineup, audiences will enjoy a series of curated short films by New York filmmakers on two evenings over a single weekend. The films will be projected on screens and unique surfaces at four outdoor locations throughout the historic mill complex. Audiences will be greeted by live music, drinks, and an introduction from the Program’s Curator before the first screening. The evening concludes when the on-site craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, lets the audience in for an private after-hours screening and post-show discussion. The evening will be graciously curated by, Joe Bilancio*.

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Community Arts Grants Program of the Arts Council of Rockland and the decentralization program of the New York States Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This evening is sponsored in part by; Rockland County Tourism, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, and the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center.

*Bilancio has been in the entertainment industry in some capacity for more than 30 years.  Before taking on the responsibilities as the Director of Programming for DC Shorts, he spent 16 years in the same position at the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.  He currently is a consultant as Director of Programming for DC Shorts and MiFo Film Festivals formerly known as The Miami International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Past Programming positions have included Reel Affirmations, The Washington, DC International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and OUTFEST, The Los Angeles International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.