Bethany Arts Community is proud to announce our 2022 Season of Justice.
Since Bethany’s founding, our belief that engaging with the arts expands our perceptions and broadens our perspectives on the world has been central to our mission. This idea was important in 2015 when Bethany was in formation. It is an urgent calling today, at a time when our society is increasingly polarized and the pandemic and economic hardships are fueling fear and anxiety.
During the 2022 season, we curate a series of programs that endeavor to deepen our understanding of some of today’s most pressing societal issues, including the American justice system, the criminalization of otherness – color, ethnicity, religion … – and explore themes of isolation, healing, and hope.
By engaging artists working in different media who have personal and lived experience, or who collaborate closely with those who do, the 2022 Season of Justice will be both deeply personal and accessible.
The Season of Justice will showcase the power of artistic work and the creative process to deepen our understanding of ourselves and each other, promote healing, and reimagine our world.
Stay Tuned for more about this year’s programs. Mark your calendars now, and register, for programs beginning in January and February!
“Art changes people and people change the world.” – John Butler
2022 Season of Justice Highlights beginning with January and February include:
THIS FAR AND NO FURTHER
An exhibition of powerful photographs by William Abranowicz of the ordinary places that shaped the civil rights movement.
Opening Reception: January 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Exhibit Open: January 7 – 29
Artist Talk: January 12, 7:00pm
Learn more: https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/abranowicz/
GOT MY WINGS
A dance triptych exploring the metaphor of light, freedom, and hope, inspired by the question “Where do we find our freedom?” posed by Jarvis Jay Masters, a Buddhist practitioner incarcerated and on death row in San Quentin, CA. Original score by Dan Blake and Choreography by Todd Hall and James Jandrok.
Performance and Talk: January 22, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Learn more: https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/got-my-wings/
Ossining Black History & Culture: RESILENCE. DEDICATION. EXCELLENCE
An ode to the African American community and its contributions.
Opening Reception: February 4, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Exhibit: February 4 – March 12
Learn more: https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/bhm-2022/
LADIES OF HIP HOP
Intergenerational Transfer in collaboration with Works & Process at the Guggenheim.
As the Ladies of Hip-Hop look beyond the traditional lens of exposure for Black bodies in dance, which has overwhelmingly focused on Eurocentric dance aesthetics including modern, contemporary, and ballet, together again Works & Process and Bethany Arts Community will provide a LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency in March, 2022, with an in-process showing for the local community.
Events at Bethany:
- March 19th at 8pm – Ladies of Hip Hop – Public Show and Tell, open to the public. Registration required. Capacity- 25 (Covid permitting additional seats may be added). This will be followed by a premiere in theater at The Guggenheim on March 27th.
- Ladies of Hip Hop – Show and tell for students from Ossining’s AMD
Events at the Works & Process at the Guggenheim in New York City:
- March 27th – World premiere
Tickets here: https://www.guggenheim.org/event/ladies-of-hip-hop-2022
Calling All Artists
Open call for art for BAC’s IMPACT 2022: Art that Bears Witness an exhibition on view May 20 – June 30. All submissions due by January 31, 2022
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