Seasonal Matters

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday November 30, 2023


Thursday, November 30, 6-8pm: Zain Alam | Sounding a Sacred Space at 8th Floor

As part of the second season of the gallery’s Sight/Geist series, this sound performance by Zain Alam features recitations of the azaan (Islamic call to prayer) distilled into pure tone. With the participation of vocalists Nadine Murshid and Tanaïs, from varying traditions of melody (and ma'qam) inacross the Islamic world, the artist asks how sound can convey cultural knowledge despite the fixity of text and create sacred space in the process.

The performance will begin by 6:30pm, to be followed by an artist discussion and Q&A led by Charles de Agustin, initiator of Sight/Geist and Events & Communications Manager at the Rubin Foundation.  RSVP/Info  here.


Thursday, November 30, 6-8pm: Giftfullness at Viridian 

Just in time for the holiday season, Viridian Artists is pleased to present Giftfullness, Viridian's 53rd Holiday Invitational Show, a group show of small artworks by over 30 artists, all priced at $250 or less. There will be 3 receptions to celebrate the holidays: Thursday November 30, 6–8pm & Thursday December 21, 6–8pm for last-minute holiday shopping.  

Viridian Artists, 548 West 28th Street, #632, New York, NY Info



Friday, December 1, 5-8pm: Center for Book Arts Winter Market
Join CBA for a holiday market featuring works for sale from this community of artists, members, and instructors. Purchase a gift for someone else or for yourself, view our current exhibitions, and chat with staff and instructors about workshops, artist programs, and upcoming events. 

Discover one-of-a-kind gifts including artists’ books, chapbooks, broadsides, decorative paper, blank books, journals, zines, and more! Above: In the CBA gallery

Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, FL3, New York, NY Info


Friday, December 1-Saturday, December 2: Artisan Market at Wave Hill

This just in, from the press release: The annual Artisan Market (Fri, 12–6PM & Sat, 11AM–6PM) was expanded, with more than two dozen artisans and makers in both Wave Hill House and, new this year, Glyndor Gallery. Returning this year are Sol Cacao single-origin chocolate, New York-based jewelry innovator Megan Patrice Riley, textile artist Jessie Zhao and our hands-down favorite, Hetta Glogg. Enjoy a wine-tasting with Olde York Farms Distillery while finishing up your holiday list—and know that your purchases not only support these fine makers but Wave Hill and our educational and horticultural programming as well. Info

Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx, NY

Saturday, December 2, 10am-6pm: Holiday Craft Fair at Society of Illustrators

Join the Society of Illustrators and East Midtown Partnership on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 10:00am-6:00pm for a day of art, holiday shopping, programming, music, and your favorite cozy drinks and tasty treats. Above: Art by Lorraine Fox

This new holiday tradition in the making is based on the popular centuries-old European open-air markets. Spend a day with friends and family at the Society’s museum while holiday shopping for crafts brought to you by our talented creators. Traditional treats and beverages will be available to enjoy while browsing three floors of art. Artist booths will be located throughout the Society’s galleries, and an art auction, fun activities and programs will be scheduled for all ages to enjoy. Tickets.  VIP Tickets

Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 


Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm: Secret Riso Club at Printed Matter

Dimensions of the Artist/Designer/Writer/Publisher/Printer/Human makes the work of this collaborative studio visible. From the press release: This exercise explores the individual experiences of a variety of artists’ practices within the independent publishing field with the intention of identifying the interacting facets of our collective work. How do independent publishers and artists spend their hours and days? What are the connections, resources, research, reflection, and administrative labor that shape and form the body of work? Through conversation and interviews with others in the field, “Dimensions” aims to make these invisible aspects of our practice visible; the relationships between the internal and external world, the personal and mental space, the processes, the growth, the priorities and daily life. Info

Printed Matter, 231 11th Avenue, New York, NY Info



Friday, December 15, 4-6 pm: Shadow Puppetry Workshop at MAD

Explore the magical effects of shadow and light in this workshop for ages eight and up inspired by the shadow puppetry on view in Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me (above). Participants will use heavy cardstock paper and acetate to design and craft their own shadow puppets with a simple moving mechanism. The puppets will be illuminated on an overhead projector, giving everyone the opportunity to experiment with the art form’s magical effects with shadow and light. This workshop is for ages eight and up. Tickets

Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY Info


Continuing: Small Works at Carter Burden 

In the Gallery’s seventh annual exhibition The Small Works Show, over seventy gallery artists who have harnessed their creativity on uniform 10” x 10” canvases, resulting in an array of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and collages that eloquently demonstrate the remarkable diversity and artistic strength of the artists’ talent. To align with Carter Burden Gallery's principle that art should be for everyone, all artworks are priced at $200, making them accessible to both seasoned and first-time collectors. The exhibition will feature 6" x 6" Art Cards, each available for $20, with all proceeds dedicated to the support of Carter Burden Gallery.

Carter Burden Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, #534, ew York, NY Info

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