The DART Board: 06.22.2022

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday June 22, 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 6-7 pm: Art Talk about Landscape and Memory by Cristina Iglesias at Madison Square Park

Cristina Iglesias’ installation places five bronze sculptural pools, gently flowing with water arriving in different sequences, into the park’s Oval Lawn, harkening back to when the Cedar Creek—now buried underground—coursed across the land where the park stands today. Building on Iglesias’ practice of unearthing the forgotten and excavating natural history, Landscape and Memory resurfaces in the imaginations of contemporary viewers the now-invisible force of this ancient waterway. The installation will be on view through December 4, 2022.

Join multidisciplinary artist Vanessa German for an Art Talk in support of Cristina Iglesias’ Landscape and Memory . RSVP appreciated. Additionally, Madison Square Park Conservancy offers free 15-minute tours of the exhibition every Tuesday and Wednesday at noon. Please meet by the northern entrance of the Oval Lawn, near the Farragut Monument, at Broadway between 23rd-24th Streets. Info



Wednesday, June 22, 6-8 pm: Open studio with Ukranian artist Christina Saj at EFA

EFA Studios supports a one-month residency for a Ukrainian visual artist in recognition of their commitment to the promotion of Ukrainian culture. New Jersey-based artist Christina Saj was selected to work in and share her practice with the EFA community. 

“As the conflict unfolds, the annihilation of culture is demonstrated at its core. We as cultural workers are charged with preserving and fighting for it. As an artist versed in Ukrainian historical traditions, I aim to create work that will embrace these sensibilities more vividly.” - Christina Saj

Christina creates programming to amplify the culture of Ukraine and the Ukrainian-American experience. She is a member of the Ukrainian Artists and Allies League and an advocate of Ukrainian culture in the US and internationally.

EFA Center, 323 West 39th Street, Studio 411, New York, NY Info



Fri, Jun 24 | 12 Noon–2 PM | Collections Open House: LGBTQ+ Visibility & the Right to Privacy at NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Discover items from the Library's landmark collections that highlight LGBTQ+ history and the fight for equal rights at this Collections Open House. Join experts at the main research branch for this drop-in event to view rare items that shed light on how LGBTQ+ visibility and the ongoing debates around the right to privacy continue to impact the battle against discrimination today. Curators and librarians will be on hand to answer questions. Above: Diana Davies, Gay Liberation Front marches on Times Square, New York City, 1969

Plus, explore more online with NYPLs accompanying digital exhibition.

New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY Info



Notes from the Home Office 

Friday, June 24, 2-4 pm: Show Me Your Story | Portraits at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 

I am happy to share the news that the participants in my SU-CASA Artist in Residence program will present their portraits of friends and family, self-portraits and more in an exhibition at LHNH’s Sun Room, 343 East 70thStreet, New York, NY. Info


Monday, June 27, 5-7 pm: Self-Discovery through Self Portraits Pop Up exhibition at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109

Participants in my Creative Learning drawing workshop will present their work in pastel, charcoal and mixed media for two days only! Please join us at 215 East 99th Street, New York, NY Info

The SU-CASA and Creative Learning programs are made possible in part with public funds granted to visual artist, writer, producer Peggy Roalf from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council



Closing reception Sunday, June 26, 3-5 pm: Gwyneth Leech | Liminal New York at Foley Gallery

Garvey/Simon Projects presents Gwyneth Leech’s solo exhibition, Liminal New York at Foley Gallery, through 26th, 2022. Liz Garvey writes, “Gwyneth Leech is a documentarian of the Manhattan landscape, infusing her representations of the evolving skyline with the dual poeticism and clarity of a New Yorker. She scans her concrete surroundings with the spirit of an Impressionist, seeking to grasp transitory moments as new structures emerge from nothing. Buildings rise, communities shift, and time passes under Leech’s watchful gaze. Above: Hudson Yards, September Morning, 2016
Garvey/Simon Projects at Foley Gallery, 59 Orchard Street, New York, NY Info Interview


Opening Thursday June 30, 6-8 pm: Fumiko Toda & Karin Bruckner | Recollection at Susan Ely Fine Art 

This exhibition of monoprints and paintings by two artists who were once teacher and student and now colleagues will continue through September 5. Fumiko and Karin explore the richness and possibilities inherent in the monoprint medium. The exhibition Recollection fosters a conversation between the printmaking practices of Toda and Bruckner—interconnected in approach and effect, yet unique in subject and style. Above: Karin Bruckner, Glacier, 2022.

Susan Ely Fine Art, 46 West 90th Street, New York, NY Info