October 12, 2009 - The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts - Open Studios 09
October 12, 2009

Open Studios 09

Clockwise from top right:
Yuken Teruya “Corner Forest” installation view
Ana Golici in her studio
Open Studios 2008
Suzan Frecon in her studio

Open Studios 09
October 15 – 17, 2009

Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00-10:00 pm

Open Studios: October 16, 6:00-9:00pm
Open Studios: October 17, 1:00-5:00pm

323 W. 39th Street
New York, NY 10018

www.efanyc.org/openstudios

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce Open Studios 09. An Annual event of the EFA Studio Program, Open Studios invites the public to explore the artwork and studios of EFA members:

Samira Abbassy, Amina Ahmed, Clytie Alexander, Jaq Belcher, Jimbo Blachly, caraballo-farman, Patty Cateura, Heejung Cho, Sang-ah Choi, Cecile Chong, Theresa Chong, David Collins, Patricia Collins, Vicky Colombet, Judith Croce, Michael Eade, Cui Fei, Suzan Frecon, Beth Ganz, Del Geist, Lauren Gohara, Ana Golici, Nicolae Golici, Mahmoud Hamadani, Pablo Helguera, Arturo Herrera, Marietta Hoferer, Alice Hope, Jeff Hoppa, Catherine Howe, Eunjung Hwang, Valerie Jaudon, Susan Jennings, Richard Jochum, Richard Kalina, Tamiko Kawata, Jane Kent, Jena Kim, Noah Klersfeld, Greg Kwiatek, Sarah Leahy, Patricia Leighton, Dan Levenson, Katinka Mann, Sarah Oppenheimer, Jihyun Park, Gary Petersen, Thomas Pihl, Scott Reynolds, Dorothy Robinson, Hilda Shen, Karina Skvirsky, Adam Parker Smith, Howard Smith, Suzanne Song, David Storey, Sali Taylor, Dannielle Tegeder, Scott Teplin, Yuken Teruya, Austin Thomas, Mark Tribe, Carlos Vega, Marjorie Welish, Bryan Whitney, and Saya Woolfalk

Open Studios 09: The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Before the work has been edited, chosen and composed by a curator for exhibition, or shipped off to an art fair, artwork is developed in the artists’ studio. Open Studios 09 facilitates an opportunity for the public to witness the process and production of those artworks at the site of their origin. Members of the Studios Program are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized art career. EFA Studio Program members create work in wide range of media and artistic sensibilities generating a vibrant and diverse community of peers for the studio program. Open Studios 09 provides a myriad tableau for viewers to experience the work and studios of several contemporary artists in a single setting.

About EFA Studio Program:

Founded in 1998 as a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The EFA Studio Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members. The EFA Studio Program is housed in eight floors of the EFA building located in Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District. The Studio Program maintains 80 artists studios of various size and shape for up to 80 member-artists. Members are selected by a jury of respected arts professionals through a competitive application process. One of three programs at EFA, the members of the EFA Studios program are part of a community that includes EFA Project Space and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. The Studio Program provides artists the rare opportunity to work in a professional arts community inside Manhattan and in close proximity to the city’s primary gallery districts. Unique among studio programs in New York City, EFA is one of the few remaining arts organizations still providing long-term workspace in Manhattan.

Also on View:

EFA Project Space & Flux Factory present
Arctic Book Club: Artists respond to An African in Greenland
At EFA Project Space, 2nd Floor

Artists: Amber Cortes, Jenelle Covino, The Green & Bold Coöperative, Katerina Lanfranco, Fabienne Lasserre, Valerie Piraino, Greg Pond, Annie Reichert, Julian Rogers, Ranbir Sidhu, Christopher Ulivo

Curators: Jean Barberis, Michelle Levy

Tété Michel Kpomassie’s book, An African in Greenland, is the account of the author’s unique journey from his native Togo to Greenland. A cross-disciplinary group of artists were assembled to respond to Kpomassie’s book, meeting regularly in the form of a book club. Upon completion of the book, the artists were then tasked to create new work inspired by Kpomassie’s narrative and the resulting discussions.

Visit www.efanyc.org for more information.

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