Art at First

Art at First embraces the creative spark in all of God’s children, encouraging this aspect of our sacred lives by: Opening our doors as a community venue for artists to gather and display or perform their work; providing space for arts-based spiritual formation, education, and fellowship; and engaging our congregation and community at the intersections of art and faith, peace and justice.

WINTER 2020 VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

“Invincible Beings” brings together artworks by twenty-five artists from NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Curated by Zahra Banyamerian, Program Officer at NYFA Learning, This exhibition celebrates different ways of seeing nurtured by the artists’ movement within and between places. The artists represented use different mediums and materials and explore various visual and conceptual strategies to reflect on their invincible beings in the world as they make sense of the past, present, and future.

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FALL 2020 VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Art at First presents Save the Earth: Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis. The earth, our home, is one of our greatest inspirations, but the planet is under threat. Artists remind us of the reverence and awe we hold for nature, and respond with a call to action. This show features artists from the New York Artists Circle.

ALICE ZINNES
Lost Tenderness Empty Space Touch. 42×52 oil painting.
ANN R. SHAPIRO
PUERTO RICO– WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO HOPE FOR, 18×24, Digital on Canvas, 2017©
KRISTIN REED
Atomic Pachamama Crust, 2015, 14×14, Acrylic Collage Wood
LUCY WILNER
Red All Over
YONA VERWER
Book of Yona
ELLEN ALT
Twilight Ice Writing
ELAINE FOREST
FOREST FIRE, 16 x 20, Oil on canvas, 2020
BASCOVE
Methodus Plantarum Sexualis, 22 x 36, Photography Drawing Collage
AMY REGALIA
Buffalo Grid (before the white man), Archival Pigment Print
ALISE LOEBELSOHN
Covid Landscape, 36×48, 2020
ARIEL CABRERA MONTEJO
Secondary Scene. Oil on linen.
GIORGIO VIERA
Campesinos Felices 03. Photograph.
GEANDY PAVÓN
Empty Marat. Acrylic and oil on canvas.
JAIRO ALFONSO
340-2014. Watercolor pencil on paper.
ARMANDO GUILLER
Free Matter no3. Enameled steel.

Curators: Barbara Swanson Sherman and Fran Beallor

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About the New York Artists Circle

We are the New York Artists Circle (NYAC), a group of professional visual artists who connect to share information, opportunities, skills and resources. Exhibiting and selling artwork are priorities. For over 20 years we have built a collective bank of expertise through monthly meetings, an active listserve, a dynamic social media presence, and a group website. We support our members in their professional growth, fostering groundbreaking ideas, fresh approaches and innovative collaborations. Working together in community helps us to meet the challenges we face in our solo practices, proving that there is strength in numbers!

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