Elya Osmanova and Hudson Valley MoCA - 01/13/19

The year in the mirror of the unrequited or the unrequitable.
Image: via Laas Abendroth
The year in the mirror of the unrequited or the unrequitable.

Why do artists need residencies? Hear artists describe the potential for creative development, professional
connections, and time for reflection / inspiration that residencies offer @ Hudson Valley MoCA
Why do artists need residencies?

Peekskill is about 40 miles north of New York City. In the early 1990s, the population was dwindling and the
downtown area was becoming more vacant. The Common Council decided to make artist studios and
galleries an important part of the City's revitalization strategy. ---Wikipedia
Peekskill is about 40 miles north of New York City.

We are not what we seem. We are more than what we seem. The actor knows that. And because the actor
knows that hidden inside herself there's a witch and a queen, she also knows that when she's
playing herself in her daily life, she's playing a part, she's performing, just as she's
performing when she plays a part on stage. ---Wallace Shawn
We are not what we seem. ---Wallace Shawn

Elya Osmanova is an Azerbaijani dancer and model based in New York City. Elya grew up in a traveling
family, being influenced by cultures and languages. Never having a 'home' for more than few years at
a time, she has always been inspired by exploring the concept of being a wanderluster.
Elya Osmanova is an Azerbaijani dancer and model.

Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. ---L. Frank Baum
[ Azerbaijani Dancer and Model Elya Os @ The Brooklyn Museum ]
Azerbaijani Dancer and Model Elya Os @ The Brooklyn Museum.

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ---Judy Garland
[ Azerbaijani Dancer and Model Elya Os @ The Brooklyn Museum ]
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. ---Judy Garland

But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist;
the good are ever too luke-warm. ---Algernon Blackwood
But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist. ---Algernon Blackwood

Art History with a Twist: Visualizing Dance. From antiquity to the present, many visual artists have accepted
the challenge of depicting dancers in motion @ Hudson Valley MoCA.
Art History with a Twist: Visualizing Dance @ HV MoCA.

Andrea Elam: Choreographer - Dancer - Teacher and Director of Synapses Dance Ensemble.
Sunday January 6, 2019 @ 3:00PM
[ Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art: Peekskill, New York ]
Andrea Elam: Choreographer - Dancer - Teacher and Director of Synapses Dance Ensemble.

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