Gallery Exhibits

Upcoming Gallery Exhibit

A Celebration of the Caregiver Community:
Portraits and Biographies by Bridget Badore
October 31 – December 13

This special exhibit features and celebrates our connections with the caregivers who play such a vital role in the lives of families and individuals in our community. It offers a window into their diverse cultural backgrounds and conveys their rich stories about work, personal histories, and varied experiences. It is with enormous appreciation and gratitude that the exhibit shares the compassionate, generous, nurturing, devoted, and resourceful lives of these dedicated individuals who provide support here at the 14th Street Y and beyond.

The inspiration for this exhibit came through a 2017 Prelude to Preschool Discussion Group. Caregivers in the group expressed interest in being featured in the 14Y Gallery after seeing the “Portraits of the 14th Street Y” Exhibit by Bridget Badore earlier that year. We are thrilled that their idea has come to fruition.

About the photographer:

Bridget Badore is an editorial and portrait photographer from a small town outside of Syracuse, New York. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts honors program in 2013 with a BFA in Photography. She began taking photographs in elementary school when she received her dad’s old 35mm camera; she taught herself photography through her late father’s scribbled notes and old photography manuals. Obsessed with nostalgia from an early age, her work often deals with the concept of home and where people find it.

Captivated by the intimacy that the camera lends her, Bridget allows her subjects to be vulnerable and honest. She has been featured as a selection in American Photography 32 and participated in the Daniel Cooney Fine Art emerging artists auction. Her freelance clients include Instyle, Bustle, Man Repeller, School of Visual Arts, Apartment Therapy, AirBNB, Betaworks, Google, WNET, ITV, Tribeca Film Festival, and Photo District News.

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A Celebration of the Caregiver Community Gallery Opening
Thursday, November 7 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Please join us for an inspiring gallery opening honoring caregivers at the 14th Street Y. Photographer Bridget Badore, and many of the discussion leaders and caregivers highlighted in the exhibit will be there to speak and mingle with guests.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all.

Previous Gallery Shows:

Recovery: Healing Through Art

September 5 – November 5

September is Recovery Awareness Month

September is Recovery Awareness Month and the 14th Street Y is raising awareness through multiple collaborations, discussions and artistic presentations. Join us is supporting those members in our community who have fought addiction and help raise awareness through compassion and caring.

About the Exhibit:

The 14th Street Y is proud to partner with another Educational Alliance site, The Center for Recovery and Wellness on this very personal gallery exhibit.  In honor of September being Recovery Awareness month, The Arts + Culture Department of the 14th Street Y wanted to work with CRW to share art created by clients of their program. The art you see has been developed through programs at CRW. Each artist was prompted to create art based on their own personal journey of recovery.

Our goal is to destigmatize addiction and recovery and acknowledge that our community is in a moment of healing.  Next to the exhibit you will see our Recovery Quilt. Each panel was made by a member of our community, honoring someone who has been lost to addiction.  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive).

Peace Corps Creates— Art By Returned Volunteers
March 7 — April 11, 2019

New York City Peace Corps is excited to announce their 5th Annual RPCV Art Show. What do all these artists have in common? They each spent at least two years overseas in service to their country as Peace Corps Volunteers. Whether in education, community development or public health— Peace Corps service is a life-changer. Peace Corps Volunteers, often serve abroad in places far different from where they and these experiences shape them, not only as people, but as artists.

Peace Corps 1
Peace Corps 2
Peace Corps 3
Site: Yizkor by Maya Ciarrocchi  
February 2 – March 3, 2019

Site: Yizkor is an installation comprised of works on paper that trace lost and forgotten spaces left by the dead. In this work, Maya Ciarrocchi combines architectural renderings, shtetl maps, historical Yizkor books and contributed writings to question how and why people and places disappear amongst marginalized communities. Site: Yizkor also includes video and animation created by Ciarrocchi in collaboration with composer Andrew Conklin.


Transient Land by Michal Geva / Curated by Aya Goshen
December 6 – January 19

Transient Land presents Michal Geva’s investigation into the architecture and landscape of her homeland through mixed media paintings that are painted on found objects she collects in her neighborhood. Merging between New-York objects and Israeli images reflects the formation of a hybrid identity. The exhibit offers the viewer a journey into Geva’s imaginary and fluid locations that are unrecognizable yet evoke a familiarity.

Transient Land
Transient Land

A Brief Encampment by Jeanne Heifetz
October 27 – November 28

Selections from the “Pre-Occupied” series of burnished graphite drawings on handmade paper by 2018-19 LABA fellow Jeanne Heifetz.

Connect with the artist: Website | Twitter | Facebook

A Brief Encounter 1
A Brief Encampment 2
A Brief Encampment
A Brief Encampment 4


WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS: Paintings from the Novel by Vesper Stamper
September 22 – October 26

A collection of illustrations from the novel What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, about two teen Holocaust survivors who meet on the day of their liberation from Bergen Belsen camp, and what it takes for them to rebuild their lives from the ground up.

In What the Night Sings, author-illustrator Vesper Stamper creates black and white, sepia-toned ink wash paintings that call to mind the archival documentation of the Holocaust during World War II, while using metaphoric imagery which describes the inner landscape of the characters.

The longlist for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, announced on September 12, includes WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS by Vesper Stamper!

Read more here. Finalists will be announced on October 10, and the winner on November 14.

Connect with Vesper Stamper on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.



14Y Artists Group Show

Over the summer, we filling the 14th Street Y Gallery walls with art from our very own community! We were overwhelmed with submissions from a wide variety of artists—from members, volunteers and staff to program participants and patrons of 14th Street Y and Manny Cantor Center arts and culture programs.

Mona Zamdmer
Jessica Boughton
Penelope Sidi
Leah Kronenfeld
Children’s Art Show

The artwork on display was created by the children in our Preschool and After School programs, and led by Eve Chwast, our resident Art Teacher.


Children's Art Show
Children's Art Show
Children's Art Show
Children's Art Show
Children's Art Show
Children's Art Show
Frederick Brenner: Jews of the Diaspora
Frederick Brenner
Frederick Brenner
Frederick Brenner

Portraits of the 14th Street Y

Photographs by Bridget Badore
Portraits of the 14th Street Y is a photography project that tells the stories behind the many faces of the 14th Street Y community, including members, staff, teachers, trainers, artists, caregivers, families, and local business owners.

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