Join us on the first Sunday of November for Me, Myself, and Eye: 440 Gallery’s avant-garde music series curated by Michel Gentile. SARAH BERNSTEIN is a New York-based composer and violinist whose work incorporates vocals, electronics, improvisation and original text. She is known for her fiery multidisciplinary performances, and has garnered international acclaim for her distinctive recordings.
What If You Could Travel into a Painting?
Inspired by artist Ellen Chuse’s art, Dark Matter, in the gallery
The work of painter Ellen Chuse has large, dark shapes surrounded by brightly painted colors. Ellen asks us to consider whether these spaces might be deep holes, or portals into another dimension, or heavy spots that are sitting on the surface. What do you see? If you could travel into these paintings what would you find? Discover your special place when you create artwork with art educators Susan Greenstein and Janet Pedersen. We’ll work with black & white paper, white pencils and oil pastels to explore magical spaces that might be outer space or the deep sea or a unique location of your own invention.
Great for kids ages 5-12
Victoria Brand on Shakuhachi Flute
440 Gallery invites you to join us for an afternoon of music in the gallery--a joining of inspiring sound to accompany artist Ellen Chuse's meditations on form and color. Tori Yuraku Murray-Brand will perform a solo program of traditional Japanese music on the Shakuhachi bamboo flute. Tori originally trained classically as a Western flute player and for the past seventeen years she has been playing the Japanese flute. She is a student in the Kyo-Shin-An dojo of James 如楽 Nyoraku Schlefer, a Brooklyn-based musician, composer and grand master of the shakuhachi. Tori was awarded the jin-shi-han license to teach shakuhachi as well as her Japanese name, 優楽Yuraku. A Crown Heights resident, she is associate director of scholarship development at The Juilliard School.
A Staged Reading of the West End Chronicles with Barbara Confino & Company. The story of three New York cats and their human whose adventures, debates, and inspired zaniness will not fail to delight anyone who takes pleasure in a mildly philosophical, thoroughly irrepressible, and utterly nonsensical look at life.