Multi-Media 2015-6 - Francis Palazzolo

art practice 2015-6

January 2016 _________________________________


October & November 2015 _________________________________


June 2015 _________________________________________________

Cable Interview

Curators Quimetta Perle & Francis Palazzolo interviewed by Alice Bloom for "Town and Village"

Aired Memorial Day Weekend, Manhattan/Westchester Cable channel 77 LMCTV

20 min. excerpt

May 2015 _________________________________________________

Paintings & Drawings

Perrennial Garden of Disarmament

April 2015 _________________________________________________


Video from the Healing Arts Initiative: Testimony about the Carpetbagger Liquidation Exhibit

Dec 2014 _________________________________________________

Director & Curator

HAI Art Studio & Gallery 20 Years

For 20 years Palazzolo has engaged NYC's mental health community as artist-in-residence and curator at the Healing Arts Initiative. Betty Marks & Francis Palazzolo co-founded the HAI Studio & Gallery in 1994 (she retired as gallery director in 2007, and was followed by Quimetta Perle).

With Palazzolo's residency he organizes a safe artistic empowerment zone for mainly people of color who are diagnosed with severe mental illness. While many of their struggles are compounded with substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration, or being members of the LGBTQ+ community, they take action with their artwork to weigh against stigmatization. Palazzolo curates socially conscious shows to increase their visibility and to advocate for greater agency.

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