Events

BRICK ALLEY BLOCK PARTY
September 24th, 2016 @ 6:30
Adults: $12, Seniors/Students/Military: $10

Tickets available at the door.

Due to damage from Hurricane Irene, the Dye Works is not ADA Accessible.Brick Alley Block Party is sponsored, in part, by: Rockland Music Center, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, Rivertown Magazine, Rockland County Tourism, I Love New York, Capital Scenic, Zugibe Vineyards, Oak Beverages, Orchard Hill Cider Mill. Transposing Perception is supported by: Century 21 Full Service Realty.

Screenshot_2016-06-24-13-29-19-1GARNER Arts Center opens the 2016 – 2017 Season with an evening of art, music, food and drink under a starlit Fall sky. This is our second Brick Alley Block Party, bringing audiences together to enjoy the opening of the Fall Exhibition, Transposing Perception, on display in GARNER’s stunning 8,000 square foot Dye Works warehouse space before enjoying music in Brick Alley– a unique 19th century space. Transposing Perception explores Trance by Michael Zanskythe concept of “changing the relative place or normal order of things” and features work by Daniel Liss*, Andrea Stanislav*, Michael Zansky* and others. After exploring the exhibition, indulging in food truck dining (Pappi’s Mediterranean) and sipping on draught beer from Industrial Arts Brewing Company – join GARNER in the alley as Photay* lights it up with a DJ set after sundown (https://soundcloud.com/photay). Other artists confirmed to exhibit or perform at Brick Alley Block Party include: Carlye Eckert (site-specific dance), Vanessa Reyes Screenshot_2016-06-24-13-29-37-1(street art), Matt & Mark Enger (screen printing), Sarah Divi (installation art), Ryan Roa (installation art). More artists will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

GARNER Arts Center is supported by The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Rockland County Legislature, The Village of West Haverstraw, the Town of Haverstraw and the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center.

*Andrea Stanislav is consumed by ideas of contemporary power, the embodiment of the manifest destiny of global capital. Oftentimes darkly humorous, her work is ultimately a critique of the ancient symbols, the origin myths of civilization. The pastimes and playthings of power. In a hybrid practice of sculpture, installation, video, and public art, Stanislav explores the architecture of empire. Her work questions the systems built on human capital, their hegemonic structure. Strongly influenced by the rise and fall of bygone kingdoms, she is equally consumed by ideas of contemporary power—from American exceptionalism to the city of Dubai, the embodiment of the manifest destiny of global capital.

*Michael Zansky – “Zansky sees the uncertainty of it all as an element of humor, like a dog chasing its tail. In a sense, it is like the experience of Renaissance perspective when it was new, and the human came up against the cognitive uncertainty of experiencing space in a new way.” -Thomas McEvilley

*Daniel Liss is a Creative Director, filmmaker and technologist from New York City. Before founding S+7, Daniel was Creative Director at New York based media design firm, Local Projects, where he served as lead creative on engagements for BMW Guggenheim Lab, Jacob Burns Film Center, New York Botanical Garden, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Panasonic, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, the Nature Conservancy, and Google Creative Lab. Daniel has spent several years exploring possibilities for story-telling inherent within new media frameworks and holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies from SUNY Binghamton and an M.P.S from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he returned to teach after graduation.

*Photay is the solo musical endeavor of Evan Shornstein. Having been introduced to Aphex Twin at the tender age of 9, he quickly began to embrace music in all of its forms. This early inspiration provided a foundation for his musical growth in drumming, turntablism and eventually composition. After an eye-opening trip to Guinea, West Africa, Photay was born. Combining his newly acquired knowledge of polyrhythmic percussion and years of experimenting with sampling and field recordings, he went on to create and self-release his first project under the alias. Seamlessly combining a variety of audio sources and techniques, Photay’s sound is a balancing act of analog and digital, of natural and synthetic. It is not designed exclusively for headphones nor the dance floor, but is genuinely at home in both contexts. In this dance of forms, a human creative voice is constant, even in the most machinic passages. On lead single, ‘Monday,’ Shornstein sings on the record for the first time, betraying his confidence as both a singer and an artist.

2015 - 2016 Season

JUNE 9, 2016
Artist Talk: Nelson Diaz

Dye Works
Please note: This space is not ADA Accessible
3:00pm

Cost: FREE

Nelson Diaz, comments on his exhibition Recyling Time on June 11th at 3pm. Recycling Time is on view in GARNER Arts 8,000 square foot Dye Works space. Diaz explains, “Science, math, religion and history are basically stories we tell ourselves about our experience in life and the phenomenon we call energy”. Diaz is a resident of New York City and the Hudson Valley where he works as an artist.

Recycling Time will is view during gallery hours Saturday, June 4th & June 11th , 1pm – 5pm. Also on view: Bill Hochhausen, Haverstraw Paintings; Ken Karlewicz, Witness: The Faces of Haverstraw. For more information, visit our exhibitions page.

 

APRIL 2, 2016
The Metropolis Organism with Filmmaker Frank Vitale

Frank Welles Studio, Building 5B 2nd Floor
Please note: This space is not ADA Accessible
Doors:
7:00pm, Screening Begins: 7:30pm (1 hour run-time)
Cost: FREE

Metropolis Organism ImageRenowned filmmaker and Rockland County resident, Frank Vitale, will lead audiences through a unique media experience exploring cities as living, breathing organisms. The Metropolis Organism is comprised of a series of short films from the YouTube Channel and eBook of the same name. GARNER will present the films interspersed with discussion with led by the film’s award winning Director. The Metropolis Organism is an exciting and eye- opening evolutionary perspective which offers clarity in our brave new technological world. By the end, audiences will never look at cities, and their inhabitants, in the same way.

Kirkus Review: “A superb pictorial and video meditation on the life of cities.”

The Flaneur: “The Metropolis Organism is a fascinating and intelligent meeting of science and art. In his careful coordination of this meeting, Vitale intends to destabilize our perceptions of the city and its form. This he does with much aplomb.”

Patch: “The ebook offers a thought-provoking new perspective on the towns and cities in which we live, but it is also a visually engaging experience—filled with eye-popping, beautiful photographs and videos of metropolises and the microscopic organisms to which these cities are compared.”

GARNER Arts Center’s 2015-2016 Season of arts programming is sponsored by:

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MARCH 5, 2016

A NIGHT WITH COMIC BOOK LEGEND, DENNY O’NEIL
SPONSORED BY DC ENTERTAINMENT
Season of Arts Programming Sponsor: Orange & Rockland Utilities
Nestled among 19th century industrial factory spaces and brick facades, this event will take place in The Dye Works space.

Tickets available at the door.

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$65 for VIP Hour beginning at @ 6:30 with Hors D’oeuvres, Open Bar and Meet & Greet with Mr. O’Neil, Mr. Paul Levitz and Mr. Michael Uslan. (There are limited VIP tickets available for sale. VIP tickets include admission to the Award Presentation & Panel Discussion)

$40 for Artist Conversation, Artwork and Videos @ 7:30 with Drinks for Sale

Please note: Due to damage from Hurricane Irene, this facility is not ADA Accessible.

GARNER will honor the career of esteemed comic book writer/editor and Rockland County resident, Denny O’Neil. Mr. O’Neil, known as the Dean of American Comics and the visionary behind Batman for more than 40 years, will receive GARNER’s first Lifetime Achievement Award, timed with the release of the new Batman v. Superman film (March 25th, 2016). In exploration of an extraordinary career, Mr. O’Neil will participate in a conversation with Michael Uslan, the Originator of the Batman movie franchise. Mr. Uslan is also Executive Producer of: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; Batman; Batman Returns; Batman: Mask of the Phantasm; Batman Begins; The Dark Knight; and The Dark Knight Rises. The conversation will be moderated by Paul Levitz, former President & Publisher, DC Comics. O’Neil has worked as an editor/writer for DC Comics and Marvel Comics and as a writer at Charlton Comics. He has written for: Batman, Superman, Green Arrow, The Shadow and many more. O’Neil has written several novels, articles, short stories, reviews and teleplays, including the novelizations of the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. O’Neil has been honored with the 2014 Hall of Fame Award at Comicon and the Dye Works space will be filled with posters, artwork and videos from O’Neil’s extensive career.

About the Panelists:

Michael Uslan

Michael Uslan

Michael Uslan is the Executive Producer of many award-winning movies, including the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Mr. Uslan is also Executive Producer of: Batman; Batman Returns; Batman: Mask of the Phantasm; Batman Begins; The Dark Knight; and The Dark Knight Rises. Mr. Uslan also served as Executive Producer for Batman: The Animated Series, Mask Of The Phantasm. In addition, Mr. Uslan is the Executive Producer of a wide range of TV movies, animated TV series, and documentaries. He won an Emmy Award for “Best Animated Series,” with his production of Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego®?

Paul Levitz, Photo by Seth Kushner

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Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman), writer (Legion of Super-Heroes, executive (30 years at DC, ending as President & Publisher), historian (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel, Abrams ComicArts, 2015) and educator (including the American Graphic Novel at Columbia). He won two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan
Awards for Best Fanzine, received Comic-con International’s Inkpot Award, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Comics Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award from the Hero Initiative. His 75 Years of DC Comics won the Eisner Award, the Eagle Award and Munich’s Peng Pris, and has been released as three separate volumes in 2013-5. His over 400 comics have been collected in over 20 graphic novels, and he is the first writer to have appeared on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller List for both fiction and non-fiction. Levitz also serves on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Boom! Studios.

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GARNER Arts Center’s 2015-2016 Season of arts programming is sponsored by:

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NOVEMBER @ GARNER- NOVEMBER 13TH
Opening @ 6:30 with Hors D’oeuvres & Drinks for Sale
Music Performance @ 7:30 by Ashley Bathgate
Tickets: Adults- $15, Seniors/Students/Military- $13
Tickets Available at the Door- Cash Only
On View in Dye Works: M. Henry Jones’ Solo Exhibition Pushing the Optical Envelope

Ashley Bathgate

GARNER Arts Center is pleased to invite you to its second program this season sponsored by Orange & Rockland Utilities. Renowned electronic cellist, Ashley Bathgate, will visit Garnerville for one night only for an evening of art intersecting with technology. Visitors will enjoy light and sound installations throughout the evening, including projections by M. Henry Jones during the performance.

[Ashley] Bathgate has been described as an “eloquent new music interpreter” (New York Times) who combines “bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops” (New York Magazine). Her “impish ferocity”, “rich tone” and “imaginative phrasing” (New York Times) have made her one of the most sought after performers of her time. The desire to create a dynamic energy exchange with her audience and build upon the ensuing chemistry is a pillar of Bathgate’s philosophy as a performer. Her affinity to dynamism drives Bathgate to venture into previously uncharted areas of ground-breaking sounds and techniques, breaking the mold of a cello’s traditionally perceived voice. She is a member of the award winning, internationally acclaimed sextet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, as well as two chamber groups of which she is a founding member: TwoSense and Bonjour.

Bathgate is currently collaborating with the Brooklyn-based composer collective Sleeping Giant, which is writing her a six-movement suite for solo cello to premiere next year on the Metropolis Resident Artist Series in NYC. Bathgate has worked with an esteemed list of composers and musicians such as Bryce Dessner (The National), DJ Spooky, Ben Frost, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Annie Gosfield, Ann Hamilton, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), David Lang, Meredith Monk, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Questlove and The Legendary Roots Crew, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).

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Henry Jones Film Projections
Curated by Jonathan Shorr

A comprehensive screening of M. Henry Jones’s film work will be presented throughout the GARNER Art-Music-Tech Event on November 13th.  Jones’ teenage animated film work, his legendary photo animation music film shorts, current and past experimental animation projects and his cult TV commercials will be projected in several GARNER Warehouse Spaces.  Of particular note is Jones’ award-winning 2 minute short film “Soul City” of the Fleshtones which is considered the fine arts precursor of the music video three years before the launch of MTV, as well as Nervous Rex’s “Go Go Girl” and the Zantees’ “Brand New Cadillac”.  The screening program includes three decades of film and video work which captures a significant element of the downtown arts scene both past and present.  Jones tries to engage and cultivate the viewer’s gaze with retinal after-images and original color sequencing.

Henry Jones Solo Exhibition
Pushing the Optical Envelope
October 10-January 10 2015
Curated by Jonathan Shorr

Jones’ astonishing Survey Exhibition of stroboscopic and three dimensional work entitled Pushing the Optical Envelope will be open for viewing during this event.  Jones’ prolific body of work and extraordinary career are presented in the 8000 sq ft GARNER Dye Works Space.
Note: The Dye Works is not ADA accessible.
For more exhibition information, and gallery hours click here.

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GARNER Arts Center’s 2015-2016 Season of arts programming is sponsored by:

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This event is Sponsored by:
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BRICK ALLEY BLOCK PARTY – OCTOBER 10TH

Doors @ 5:30, Music @ 7:30
Tickets: Adults – $12, Seniors/Students/Military – $10*
Tickets available at the Door; Cash Only
Please note, strobe lights will be used in the M. Henry Jones Exhibition
For more Information Call: 845-947-7108

Brick Alley @ GARNERExperience the Brooklyn renaissance at GARNER Arts Center as you enter our 19th century buildings, alleys and alcoves and wander through Visual Art Environments and Exhibitions, curated by Jonathan Shorr. During this multi-media event, you will encounter unexpected artworks, films and daring inventions by the artist, scientist and inventor, M. Henry Jones. Sip on Lagunitas Beer & Awestruck Hard Cider or enjoy a glass of wine while savoring gourmet grilled cheese from Fat & Happy Grilled Cheese Emporium and artisanal ice cream from Penny Lick Ice Cream. Starting at 7:30, audiences will come together under a clear Fall sky in Brick Alley to catch an intimate concert.

M. Henry Jones Solo Exhibition
Molly Alien Molly Alien Photo Luis BrunoPushing the Optical Envelope
October 10-January 10
GARNER Arts Center is pleased to present an astonishing Survey Exhibition of stroboscopic and three dimensional work by artist, inventor and scientist M. Henry Jones entitled Pushing the Optical Envelope. Jones’s prolific body of work and extraordinary career are unveiled in the 8000 sq ft Dye Works Space at GARNER Arts Center. (Pictured: “Molly Alien”, Photography by luis-bruno.com)
Note: The Dye Works is not ADA accessible.
For more exhibition information, and gallery hours click here.

Please note, Change in Program*
LYNX (our previously scheduled music headliner) has fallen ill and has cancelled all performances on her calendar. We hope you will join us in sending her positive thoughts for a fast and healthy recovery. We have replaced the slot with an incredible artist, MASEGO.

Masego:
Masego is a Jamaican Rooted, DMV based Jazz Vocalist, Saxophonist and Producer. His “Trap Scatting,” “Arbitrary Sax” and “TrapHouseJazz” Band, has won him praise and Masego_2support from names like Diddy, Solange, Michelle Phan and music authorities such as XXL, BBC radio, HOT97, HypeTrak, DJ Booth, Okay Player and even Universal Music Group. His Pink Polo Ep has not even hit “the inters of net” as of yet but has everyone buzzing and excited. It will be his break out project and is expected to “change the game.” http://www.earmilk.com/2015/04/09/masego-and-medasin-deliver-the-soul-and-groove-on-girls-that-dance/
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