FusionArts Museum on the Lower East Side has two new exhibitions. In the main gallery, Adam's Rib, features 14 accomplished women artists presenting work that speaks to a woman's role (or absence of it) in organized religion.
That exhibit curated by artist and museum founder Shalom Newman runs through August 22, 2010
In the lower gallery poet and writer Steve Dalachinsky, a contributor to Brooklyn Rail among other publications, explores fusion art in his first solo exhibit in New York City.
The Sunday opening was graced by extraordinary readings and performances by Chavisa Woods and Carol Lipnik.In keeping with the theme of the opening and the weekend's Pride March focus, Ms. Woods read some powerful work about identity, religion and memories of growing up in the mid-west. Ms. Lipnik,accompanying herself on a mini-keyboard that sounded like a harmonium,shared some healing verses followed by a requiem of sorts for the hole in the Gulf of Mexico, with a haunting and lovely refrain of "Deepwater Horizon." Despite the insufferable heat of a summer evening on the lower east side, both poets had the audience transfixed. It was a sweltering, but decidedly cool evening, at the FusionArts Museum
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