5 free events: Art inspired by Kara Walker, haunting music and more

5 free events: Art inspired by Kara Walker, haunting music and more

Each week, ALL ARTS rounds up a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond. Find this week’s top picks below.

Liana Conyers: “Untitled”
The Chocolate Factory Theater, Queens
Feb. 20; 7 p.m.
Get a peek into the process of artist Liana Conyers at this special work-in-progress showing. A multi-disciplinary artist and educator, Conyers is presenting the piece as part of her creative residency at the Chocolate Factory Theater. While the performance is free and open to the public, guests should RSVP to brian@chocolatefactorytheater.org.

Cultural Convening 2020
BRIC, Brooklyn
Feb. 21; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Following up on last year’s inaugural Cultural Convening, this session brings together culture makers, workers and advocates to discuss arts and culture needs across the city. Hosted by New Yorkers for Culture and Arts, the convening will focus on building a policy platform to “support a thriving cultural ecosystem.” If you can’t make it to this meeting, additional sessions will be held in the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island in March.

Sunday Night Live
Ace Hotel, Manhattan
Feb. 23; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Shake off the Sunday scaries with artist Sarah La Puerta, who will perform in the second installment of the Ace Hotel’s Sunday Night Live music series. Described as residing “somewhere between the liminal space of Julee Cruise and Blossom Dearie with just a dash of Korla Pandit,” the musician is billed to play an intimate set.

Art Inspired by Kara Walker
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan
Feb. 26; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A fan of Kara Walker? Learn more about the artist’s technique and concepts to create your own Walker-inspired masterpiece. Known for her silhouetted figures, Walker works at the intersection of race, gender and sexuality.

Third Dimension: Works from the Brant Foundation
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Manhattan
Through Sept. 3
The Brant Foundation’s “Third Dimension” culls together work from over 20 artists, including Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, Karen Kilimnik and more. Drawn from the organization’s own collection, the exhibition focuses on sculpture and installation.

Top Image: Image for "Art Inspired by Kara Walker" at the Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center.