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JUNE 3 - 25, 2017

Closing reception: SATURDAY, 24 JUNE, 6 - 9 PM

KA ORA 

20 NEW ZEALAND ARTISTS ON SHOW

Image by Andrew B. White

Image by Andrew B. White

KA ORA (I LIVE) is the last show for ORA Gallery New York and a celebration of the extraordinary life of a small Chelsea gallery. ORA has been a window into Aotearoa New Zealand and a marae (community hub) for many New Zealanders in New York.

Gallery creator Giarna TeKanawa took up an unexpected opportunity to open a gallery and generously welcomed a broad range of artists from Aotearoa, revealing a vibrant slice of our homeland’s creative talent to New York. What began as a three-month pop-up show continued to weave itself into a rich lineage of exhibits, often organically emerging through connections from one artist to the next. As ORA settled itself into 7th Ave, it also welcomed a growing whanau (extended family) of New Zealanders living in New York or visiting, a small patch of Aotearoa for all of us.

 

JUNE 19, 20, 2- 5 PM

WALK IN REHEARSAL: EREWHON REVISTED

ARTHUR MEEK

Image by Sharon Murdoch

Image by Sharon Murdoch

An open, walk in rehearsal of Arthur Meek’s latest play Erewhon Revisited. Take a thrilling expedition into the future in this multi-media adventure featuring love, laughter, music and property speculation. Samuel Butler’s classic NZ novel Erewhon shines through a stunning new light in this new work by acclaimed playwright and newly qualified Magic Lantern Showman Arthur Meek.  JUST WALK ON IN TO ORA GALLERY.

 


 

WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE

5:30 - 8 pm 

TE KARANGA AND THE GLOBAL WOMEN'S LEARNING EXCHANGE WITH ANU ANANDARAJA

Image courtesy of Anu Anandaraja

Image courtesy of Anu Anandaraja

Please join us on June 21st to learn about Te Karanga and the Global Women’s Learning Exchange.

Kiwi-Sri Lankan-New Yorker, Anu Anandaraja, established Te Karanga in 2016 to offer global learning journeys to the public.  Believing in the transformative power of connection with nature and indigenous cultures, Anu designs programs that immerse participants in the life of communities across the globe, catalyzing new awareness about our shared world, new understanding about our personal roles in global wellbeing, and new possibilities for lives of service and creativity.  

Te Karanga’s new initiative, the Global Women’s Learning Exchange, will support indigenous women’s groups from around the world to meet, share knowledge and skills, build solidarity, and re-define what is possible for women and girls globally.

Come along for an evening of discussion and global connection!

 

JANUARY 23, 5- 7 PM 

PONDLIFE_PONDLIFE AND ARTHUR MEEK AT THE GALLERY

Pondlife_Pondlife

Pondlife_Pondlife

A work-in-progress showing and yarn from acclaimed playwright and newly qualified Magic Lantern Showman Arthur Meek. Take a thrilling expedition into the future in this multi-media adventure featuring love, laughter, music and property speculation. Samuel Butler’s classic NZ novel Erewhon shines through a stunning new. JUST WALK ON IN TO ORA GALLERY. 

 

Instagram sensation Dr. Sally Warring projects a live microbial adventure onto the wall at Ora Gallery. From 6-7pm Sally will see what lurks within a single drop of water she’s taken from a Manhattan pond. This is interactive science at its most exciting. Cram on in!