East Village Art: Where Past Meets Present
The East Village has a knack for blending the edgy with the timeless. Here, cobblestone streets echo tales of artistic rebels, while modern galleries shape tomorrow’s art scene. Perfectly nestled into the heart of the East Village, residents of EVGB can experience it all.
Kenkeleba House & Wilmer Jennings Gallery: Spotlight on Diversity
Diversity isn’t just a buzzword in the East Village — it’s a lifeline. The Kenkeleba House and Wilmer Jennings Gallery have stood the test of time, giving the stage to artists whose voices often get lost in the crowd. From riveting sculptures to soulful paintings, every piece tells a story. Check out their current exhibit, “Exploring Conceptual Possibilities,” which runs until September and was created by Adjoa Burrowes, Carl Hazlewood, Algernon Miller, Lisette Morel, and Danielle Scott.
Saviana Arts: The Nuyorican Pulse
The brainchild of Sara Morales and Vivian Lipman-Denis, Saviana Arts is a love letter to Nuyorican art. It’s a fusion of Puerto Rican soul with New York swagger, showcasing works by Morales and Lipman-Denis, artists who have their roots deep in both worlds. Check out some of their best pieces, like “Caminito,” “Los Dominos de Juan,” “Anticipacion,” and “Reflejo.”
A Gallery Tour
The East Village doesn’t stop there. Dive deeper and discover:
- MARCH: Check out the upcoming September exhibit by Joe Minter titled “Under the Stars, Under the Sun.”
- Half Gallery: This space has a soft spot for rising stars. Currently showcasing “Out of Hand” by Nicasio Fernandez.
- Ed. Varie: A melting pot of styles; showcasing work from Scout Curtin, Musah Swallah, and Ivy Campbell.
Recall the wild days of the ’60s and ’70s. When icons like Andy Warhol made the East Village their playground, shaping an art scene that was unapologetically raw and real. That spirit? It’s still alive and kicking.
In the East Village, art is more than something to look at — it’s a conversation. From the hallowed halls of established galleries to the vibrant murals on brick walls, there’s a story everywhere. Drop by, engage, and let the place surprise you. After all, in the East Village, art is a way of life. For more information, contact us at EVGB.