OPEN HOUSE 2018:Xaviera Simmons

 Xaviera Simmons, Distinguished Performing Artist Award recipient

Xaviera Simmons, Distinguished Performing Artist Award recipient

 Xaviera Simmons, Number 16, Performance Still, Digital Video, 2015, Courtesy The Artist and David Castillo Gallery

Xaviera Simmons, Number 16, Performance Still, Digital Video, 2015, Courtesy The Artist and David Castillo Gallery

Xaviera Simmons: 2018 Distinguished Performance Artist Award


Xaviera Simmons' sweeping body of work spans photography, performance, choreography video, sound, sculpture, and installation. Simmons’ interdisciplinary practice is rooted in shifting definitions of landscape, character development, art, political and social histories and the interconnectedness of formal processes. See her most recent work here.

Simmons received her BFA from Bard College in 2004 after spending two years on a walking pilgrimage retracing the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with Buddhist Monks. She completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art in 2005 while simultaneously completing a two-year actor-training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. Simmons has exhibited nationally and internationally. Major exhibitions and performances include The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; MoMA PS1, NYC; The Studio Museum In Harlem, NYC; The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; The Kitchen, NY, The Public Art Fund, NYC; David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; among many others.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Please join the board, staff and current residents at Denniston Hill for an afternoon of performance, local fare, and drinks in honor of Xaviera Simmons, recipient of Denniston Hill's Distinguished Performance Artist Award on Saturday, July 28th.
Special performances by workshop participants.
Pelenakeke Brown
Malcolm Peacock
Rina Espritu
Sonia Louise Davis

Denniston Hill
Near Monticello, NY (details below)  
Please RSVP by July 23rd to info@dennistonhill.org

Directions will be sent with payment confirmation; let us know if you want to be connected to others for carpool at info@dennistonhill.org. Friends welcome! Finally, don't forget your hat, sun screen, and wear comfortable shoes!


Open House 2018
Saturday, July 28
2:30-6:00 PM: performances, food and drinks
Denniston Hill, Woodridge, NY (Coach USA Shortline Bus to Monticello,NY)
Tickets: $20 Food+Drinks

*Tickets available until July 23rd.

We hope to see you here! 
Warmly,
The Board of Directors and Staff of Denniston Hill

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 Wine generously provided by Charles Von Herrlich of  Von !

Wine generously provided by Charles Von Herrlich of Von!

Denniston Hill thanks our supporters;
Dedalus Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Visionary Circle Members for making our programs possible.

 
  Denniston Hill’s residency program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Denniston Hill’s residency program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature