‘Journey Around the World’ At Elisa Contemporary

Elisa Contemporary Art’s exhibit “Journey Around the World” explores different locations and cultures through photography and art.  Featured photographers include John Conn and Cheryl Koralik as well as artists Alexis Duque, Yasemin Kackar Demirel and Ferdinanda Florence . This international group highlights Cuba, South America, West Africa, the Middle East and the United States.

The exhibition runs through December 17th.


Becoming Disfarmer at The Neuberger Museum


For almost forty years, local residents of and visitors to Heber Springs, Arkansas could get their pictures taken for a mere 25 cents (50 cents for three) by one of the commercial photographers in town – Mike Disfarmer – an eccentric, whose postcard-sized portraits, made between 1915 and 1959, vividly and artfully depicted everyday people in rural America.

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Free public open house on Sunday, Nov. 9, 1-3 pm; tours and talk.

Superheroes Seen on Mosholu Avenue

“Man of Steel” by Peter & Madeline Powell
Photos: Elise Contemporary Art

Elisa Contemporary Art pays tribute to superheroes in a new exhibition, My Super Hero II – Back In the Bronx. The exhibition which opened September 13, features artists Mitch McGee, Don Morris, Oliver Peterson and Peter & Madeline Powell.

Elisa Contemporary Art:

In 2014, as Batman turned 75; Thor, appearing first in 1962 as a Norse god will be transformed into a female character, and the first Superman comic book sells for $3.2MM, Elisa Contemporary Art pays tribute to these comic book heroes and heroines (and even one Supervillan) .

A reception will be held Saturday Oct. 11 from 5-7pm with a portion of gallery sales going to support Free Arts NYC, Arts to Grow and Art Therapy Outreach Center.

The exhibition runs through Nov. 1.

“Drilling For Victory” by Oliver Peterson

Here I Am: Photographs by Lisa Leone Sept 13th

Photo: Lisa Leone
Nas in the studio during recording session for his first album, Illmatic, New York City, 1994

On Saturday, September 13 from 4-7pm, The Bronx Museum’s Open House series features the opening reception of Here I Am: Photographs by Lisa Leone.

“The Bronx – Paris – Los Angeles – early 1990s – hip hop. This culture of music, dance, art and fashion is forever in its nascent and most authentic in Here I Am: Photographs by Lisa Leone.”

Free admission

The exhibition runs September 11th thru January 11, 2015.