[EXHIBITION] Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness

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Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness is an exhibition that showcases a collection of portraits taken at Rainbow Shoe Repair on Delancey Street from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. A selection of portraits will be installed outdoors around the Henry Street Settlement campus, presented in partnership with United Photo Industries. Original photographs will also be on view at Abrons Arts Center. 
Curated by Kimberly Jenkins, Brooke Nicholas, and Ali Rosa-Salas.

Select portraits from Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness will be on view outdoors at the following Henry Street Settlement Sites:

Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park (Montgomery and Henry Streets)

Workforce Development Center (178 Broome Street)

Boys & Girls Republic (888 East 6th Street)


FUNDING

Produced and presented in partnership with United Photo Industries.

The 2019-2020 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image Credit: Courtesy of Elroy Gay and Sammi Gay, circa 1996