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Community Arts Socials – Featuring Artist: Dionis Ortiz

April 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Join us on Friday, April 12th, 2024, at The Children’s Art Carnival from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for our sixth Community Arts Social Event featuring Mixed Media artist, Dionis Ortiz. Dionis is not only a Teaching Artist but also serves as an Artist-In-Residence and Gallery Manager at The Children’s Art Carnival.

FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIALS are weekly gatherings for artists, creative individuals to connect with each other and members of the Northern Manhattan community. These social events provide a platform for the guest artist to introduce themselves and showcase their artistic endeavors to all attendees. Artist presentations can last up to an hour, with the remaining time dedicated to fostering connections among artists and creatives. The events feature food, beverages, music, and interactive creative activities, aiming to establish The Children’s Art Carnival as uptown’s hub for artists and creatives. Moreover, the CAC Socials serve as opportunities to fundraise for the Children’s Arts Carnival.

About The Artist:
Dionis Ortiz is a multimedia artist, community art producer, and educator who works in printmaking, collage, and sculpture. Drawing from his experiences as a child born and raised in Harlem of Dominican descent, he creates geometric, process-based works from ill-regarded and found materials to celebrate the people of the diaspora.

He was a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, received a Rema Hort Mann Artist Community Engagement Grant, and has been an Artist in Residence at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. He has produced several solo exhibitions in New York and his work was recently included in Estamos bien: La Trienal 20/21 at El Museo Del Barrio (New York).

Community engagement is central to his practice and he has produced projects for Harlem River Park Fund, Museum of Art and Design, and ImageNation. This community work extends to teaching and Ortiz teaches all ages from pre-K to teenagers and undergraduates at Hunter College.

This year, he is in residence at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytellingand his mural design was selected by Public Color for an elementary school in East Harlem. His work has been featured in The New York Times several times and is included in Latinx Art: Artists, Market, and Politics by Arlene Dávila.


Community Arts Socials @ The Children’s Art Carnival are made possible with funding from West Harlem Development Corporation.





Free – $5


The Children’s Art Carnival
62 Hamilton Terrace
New York, NY 10031 United States
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Phone: (212) 234-4093