Paint On Pointe
A Collaboration Between Ellison Ballet and Susan Eley Fine Art
May 6 – 20, 2021 | Opening Reception: May 6, 2021
46 W 90th St, Floor 2, New York, NY 10024
Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to host Paint on Pointe — marrying classical ballet with contemporary art — to raise money for New York City’s Ellison Ballet. The exhibition, comprised of painted pointe shoes accompanied by statements and photographs of the young dancers who wore them, will be on view in the Main Gallery of their Upper West Side location.
The gallery selected six of its artists to pair with six Ellison Ballet - Professional Training Program students. A union of pointe shoes and paint, each dancer donated a pair of well-worn pointe shoes to her artist partner. With no stylistic or technical restrictions, the artists employed genres of sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking to create unique artworks. Each creation will be displayed alongside a portrait of the dancer who plied and pirouetted in the shoes and several paintings by the respective artists.
Money raised from the sale of the shoes and paintings will be donated to the Ellison Ballet Scholarship Fund.
To view the exhibition in person, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a private appointment.
Virtual Opening Reception
Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 6:00pm
A virtual event on Zoom with artists and dancers.
Meeting ID: 846 1142 9481
Top Photo: LIANE RICCI, AURORA BOREALIS: A PLACE OF BLISS (2021), MIXED MEDIA ON EMMI YOKOI'S POINTE SHOES Bottom Photo: KARIN BRUCKNER, ACCOLADES (2021), HAND PRINTED PAPER, ACRYLIC PAINT, PAINTED NEWSPAPER AND WIRE ON MAYA READ'S POINTE SHOES, 24 X 18 X 18 INCHES