chief executive officer and president of Vantage Residential, speaks at the
opening reception for nine Latino artists exhibiting in one of the his
companies vacant storefronts on Broadway.
It’s long vexed local artists that so many potential exhibition spaces – the vacant storefronts scattered throughout the neighborhood – would go unused. But on Oct. 5 three vacant stores owned by Vantage Residenial began hosting a group show of 10 local Latino artists with a packed house opening reception.
The show is the result of a partnership between Vantage and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA).
“Supporting local initiatives is a priority of ours, and I'm so pleased we can play this innovative role contributing space and providing community access to art and culture,” said Neil Rubler, chief executive officer and president of Vantage Residential.
The exhibit, “El Escaparate: A Storefront Art Show by Latinos Uptown,” includes work in the windows of 3495 Broadway (W. 143rd St.) and 4101 Broadway (W. 173rd St.), as well as the exhibit at 3855 Broadway (W. 161st St.), where the opening reception was held.
Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, associate curator at El Museo del Barrio, oversaw the installation of work by Carlos Almonte, Rene De los Santos, Pepe Coronado, Iliana Emilia Garcia, Scherezade Garcia, Florencio Gelabert, Dionis Ortiz, M. Tony Peralta, Favianna Rodriguez and Moses Ros-Suarez.
The main exhibit at 3855 Broadway will remain up through Oct. 29. The other two exhibits may be taken down if the property is leased.