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Billy X Curmano joins a Zoom “Evening of Vegan Healing Actions”

Friday | February 26 | 6:00pm (7:00pm EST)
Noche Ritual – Franklin Furnace (franklinfurnaceloft.org)

Nicolás with The Interior Beauty Salon holds space online at Franklin Furnace’s Loft for a group of creatives around the Earth to enact a series of vegan rituals. These micro-actions, carried on from homes from Rio de Janeiro to The Bronx, Puerto Rico and Minnesota, are intended to invoke healing —personal and collective—, serve as catalyst for inner and outer balance, and induce co-regulation as the night blossoms. The evening develops as a succession of under 2 minute gestures, some homeopathic while others more cathartic, are given birth one after the other.

Participants in order of appearance: Maggie Ens, Luke Dixon, Anna Recasens, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Frances Valesco, Linda Mary Montano, Lisette Morel, Jennifer Zackin and Adolfo Ibáñes Ayerve, Anna Costa e Silva, Quintín Rivera Toro, LuLu LoLo, Elia Alba, Jean Marie Casbarian, Ed Woodham, Melanie DewBerry, Charo Oquet, Erika DeVries, Limber Vilorio, Luis Lara Malvacías, Ana Paula Cordeiro, Rhina Valentin, Dulcina Abreu, Francheska Alcántara, Linda Sibio, and Billy X. Curmano ends the series.

Noche Ritual contemplates the possibility to perform art as refuge at a time of planetary sorrow and several concomitant pandemics brought forth by Covid-19: systemic racism, sexism, ageism, and the urgent ecological plight that we face as a species, among others. This event coincides with Nicolás’s 54th birthday. It also sends him off into the delicious unknown in the months and year(s) to come. Bring a blanket, a fruit and a knife to peel it. Blessings.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Billy X Curmano is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.

 

River Arts Alliance Annual Meeting

Wednesday | January 27 | 6:00pm ZOOM – link below Agenda and 2020 Meeting Notes – pdf Like so many others, RAA has been adapting to this new life with COVID and physical distancing, so our Annual Meeting will be held online. We had hoped that we would be able to meet in person by… Continue Reading

Nicole Havekost: Chthonic

Wednesday | January 20 | 5pm minnstate.zoom.us/j/8976193747 Nicole Havekost will present work from her exhibition, Chthonic, currently installed at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The term “chthonic” refers to mythological creatures, which Havekost has created from felt and installed as large-scale sculptures throughout the gallery space. Havekost lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota. She earned a… Continue Reading

Join Frozen River Film Festival for a Virtual Trivia Night fundraiser!

Wednesday | December 16 | 7:00pm Register: frff.org/trivia Get your team together for a fun evening of friendly competition, hosted by guest celebrity Alan Bailey, 5-time undefeated "Jeopardy!" champion and professional game-show trivia writer. We are partnering with Island City Brewing Company: all participants can purchase a growler or crowler from ICBC for 25% off,… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk: Winona Arts Center – update on accessibility renovations

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. It has long been a dream to renovate the Winona Arts Center to make it accessible to all visitors. The “Give Arts a Lift” fundraising campaign kicked off in 2016, construction… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk: Silver Studio Jewelry Artists – unique jewelry pieces

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. Operating out of their home in Rochester, MN, Rick and Maryann Frietsche have been making jewelry together for over 10 years. “The art shows for 2020 that we had planned attend… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk: Teresa Schumaker – pottery

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “I have participated in the Winona Art Walk for the past seven years. I am so happy to be part of our first Virtual Winona Art Walk! We are all adjusting… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk: Jack Rumpel – functional ceramics

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “My work is functional, high-fire stoneware pottery for everyday use. It’s comfortable to use and pleasing to look at. It has been described as ‘quiet and confident.’ Recently, I have focused… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk: Anne Scott Plummer – stoneware

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. In addition to samples of her work, Anne takes us on a tour of her gallery, Island City Clayspace. In her retirement from teaching art at WSU, she has returned to… Continue Reading