Safe Space group art exhibition (January 2017)

Openings is pleased to present Safe Space; a group exhibition celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Openings Artist Collective. This eclectic exhibition features painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media sculpture by 35 artists who have contributed to the growth and development of the Collective over the past decade.

Openings is an interdisciplinary artists’ collective that values collaboration, creativity, and camaraderie. Situated as an independent cooperative, they achieve their vision through various exhibitions, special events, and discussions throughout the year. The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, the founding church of the Paulist Fathers, has generously provided Openings with a unique and alternative venue for hosting many of their exhibitions.

In its ten year history Openings has presented over 25 exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists, group exhibitions, as well as juried group shows. Safe Space celebrates the first decade of Openings.

The juxtaposition of art exhibitions with the historical art rich interior of St. Paul the Apostle has consistently motivated deeper public conversations regarding the role of artists and art in the ever changing landscape of society.

Safe Space continues the effort by Openings to foster conversations that have the potential to unite individuals across cultural divides.

Curated by:

Robert Aitchison

Timothy Matthew Collins

Iliyan Ivanov

Anthony Santella

Participating Artists:

Ariel Zakarison, Ashley Garrett, Brian Wood, Debra Friedkin, Denise (Gieseke) Penizzotto, Ed Rogers, Eric Jiaju Lee, Frank Sabatté, Guillermo Esparza, Iliyan Ivanov, Ingrid Roe+Horst Mueller, James Vanderberg, Jason Grabowski, Joey Kilrain, Katherine Emely Gomez, Keena Gonzalez, Laura Frantz+Kim Hoeckele, Lori Merhige, Lourdes Bernard, Matthew Kirby, Maia Nero, Mark Attebery, Mark Brennan, Meg Graham, Michael Berube, Nancy Gesimondo, Nikki Schiro, Oksana Prokopenko+Anthony Santella, Patricia Bellucci, Robert Aitchison, Sara Paige, Sarah Hollars, Timothy Collins,Yu Zhang,Visakh Menon,WERD+MONSTER BOY

The exhibition runs from January 20 – February 22, 2017

There will be an opening reception for the public on Thursday, January 26th from 7-9pm

Tour of the exhibit by the curators & artists Thursday, Feb. 9th 7-9pm

Location: The Church of St. Paul the Apostle / corner of Columbus Ave & W60th, Manhattan

                Daily Hours:  M-F 8am -5:00pm /  Sat. 8-6 / Sun. 8-6:30pm

For more information:

Press contact:  Frank Sabatte  212.265.3209  ext: 218

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