The DART Board: 07.09.2024

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday July 9, 2024


Tuesday, July 9, 6-8pm: Linda Coletta | Scratch and Sniff at Untitled

Linda Colletta explores the dynamic and tactile essence of painting in a manner that dances between poetry and punk rock. This new collection is a sensory adventure designed to immerse viewers in the interplay of chaos and order, silence and noise, action and contemplation. Colletta invites viewers to engage actively with her art by placing scratch-and-sniff stickers next to their favorite pieces, akin to receiving “likes” on social media platforms. 

The exhibition features a selection of deconstructed woven paintings Colletta created by layering diluted acrylic paint on raw canvas, tearing it into strips, and weaving it together.  She says about this work, “I continuously push the scale of my work as a show of force and physicality. I use this expansiveness as an access point into overlooked micro-moments which reveal a cyclical history of creation and deconstruction that I witness and experience throughout the terrain of my life. My choice of color comes from an intuitive and emotional place and explores the dichotomy between danger and liberation.” 

Untitled Space, 45 Lispenard Street, New York, NY Info




Wednesday, July 10, 6:00–8:30pm: Exquisite Stories | Endless Portraits Workshop at EFA
EFA Project Space Shift Artists in Residence Darlene Deloris and Daniel Samaniego invite participants to an artmaking workshop rooted in collaboration, experimentation, and self-reflection.

Drawing on the histories of the Surrealist Exquisite Corpse parlor game and its timeless embrace of artistic partnership, shared authorship, and element of surprise, individuals will co-create a portrait, merging artistic styles and material activations. Left: Portrait by Darlene Deloris (detail)

EFA Project Space, 323 West 39th Street, New York, NY Info




Wednesday, July 10, 6:00–7:15pm: Alisa Amador sings at MadSquarePark

The Carnegie Hall Citywide Concerts brings the alt-folk singer songwriter Alisa Amador to the stage, in conjunction with Rose B. Simpson’s exhibition Seed.

Winner of the 2022 Tiny Desk Contest, Amador’s recognition has grown exponentially over the past several years. This performance comes just weeks after the release of her debut full-length studio album, Multitudes. The title speaks to the range of emotions, experiences, and uncertainties explored by the New England–born artist with roots in Argentina, Puerto Rico, and New Mexico.

Madison Square Park, enter on 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue. Info


Thursday, July 11, 6pm: A Celebration of the American Tap Dance Foundation at NYPL 

For decades, The American Tap Dance Foundation has shared the joy of tap dance through engaging dancers, teachers, choreographers, and tap dance enthusiasts of all ages in year-round training programs for kids, teens, and adults, premiere concert performances such as Rhythm in Motion, an Artists in Residence Program, and more.

Share in the joy of tap dance with this special event that celebrates nearly four decades of the American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) with video and tap dance performances. This event invites visitors to honor Tony Waag, ATDF founding artistic and executive director, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 24 years of service, leadership, and inspiration to the tap community. 

Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY Tickets



Thursday, July 11, 6-8 pm Artists on the Bowery Tour, New Museum

Meet at the New Museum and travel back in time on this walking tour that features stops at artist homes, studios, and hangouts from the 1960s and beyond. New Museum Teaching Artist Rosed Serrano who will lead discussions on John Giorno, Lynda Benglis, Adrian Piper, Lorraine O’Grady, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.. Tickets are limited, so secure yours today. This tour will use voice amplification, accessed via mobile phone. To access this feature, please bring a charged, internet-enabled phone and headphones.

Rain or shine, at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY Tickets



Friday, July 12, 5-8pm: Summer Sway at The Shed

This year, Summer Sway celebrates the roots of hip hop while digging into the artforms it has inspired, from breaking and graffiti to DJing and MCing. Each Friday evening starting July 12, catch a vibe with some of the city’s fiercest DJs, dance collectives, and artists bringing free performances centering queer, trans, and BIPOC community-based and community-born art. 

The opening party celebrates the talents of José Parlá, Clave Y Cuba,and Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Papi Juice, Soul Summit, Ladies of Hip-Hop, and other special guests. Plus, explore MCNY’s public art installation produced by Neon Fab Studios that highlights hip hop’s global social impact—with graffiti artwork by QuOne, a playlist, and a timeline of hip hop’s living history by Rakia Seaborn. Join the mailing list for updates about participating artists. 

The Shed, enter at 545 West 30th Street, New York, NY Tickets



Saturday, July 13, 1–4 pm: Sketch Club at Brooklyn Museum

Draw inspiration from Paul McCartney’s photographs! At this all-ages, drop-in program, check out the exhibition Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm. Then, learn about drawing techniques and create your own sketches inspired by the works on view. Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor. Free with Museum admission.

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY Info