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‘Endless Summer’ coming to Joanne Artman Gallery

 

 

Endless Summer Danny Galieote
Artist, Danny Galieote, “Summertime Bliss Triptych”  for ‘Endless Summer’. Image courtesy of Joanne Artman Gallery

Kicking-off Memorial Day weekend with memories of summer’s past, and a new exhibit, ‘Endless Summer‘ by the artist Danny Galieote, opening at Joanne Artman Gallery on June 14th.

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Faction Art Projects Harlem presents ‘Others’

 

 

Artist, Andrew Mania, ‘Donald’ Image via factionartprojects.com

Faction Art Projects Harlem will explore complex masculine identities, challenging historical depictions, with three artists using differing styles, in a new exhibit entitled ‘Others.’

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‘Early Encounters’ to Open on Governors Island

 

 

 

Artist Patrick Singh for Early Encounters
French artist, Patrick Singh for Early Encounters on Governor’s Island

What would you do if given a two-family house in Colonel Row, Governors Island, with over 12,000 square feet of space?  The West Harlem Art Fund took the house and filled it with art made from grass, moss, paper, ceramics, glass and video throughout the entire space, from the front yard to the basement.  Early Encounters opening this weekend.

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The 8th Annual Zine and Photo Book Fair ~ June 2-3 @ Baxter St CCNY

 

 

Image courtesy of Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York

For the 2018 Baxter St at CCNY Zine and Photo Book Fair entitled Common Silence, curator Mauricio Marcin invokes the utopian notion of printed matter’s ability to enact social change through small-scale action to generate micro-policies.  The selection of participants in the fair, all Latin American based, seeks to offer the public a concise overview of this multiplicity of editorial exercises, ranging from Photography and contemporary art to poetry and literature.

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Lou Ros Featuring Valentin van der Meulen @ Allouche Gallery

 

 

Allouche Gallery
Lou Ros ~ Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery is pleased to present new bodies of work by French artists Lou Ros and Valentin van der Meulen meant to sharpen your own creative lens.

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Celebrating Bill Cunningham at New York Historical Society

 

 

 

Bill Cunningham
Unidentified photographer
Bill Cunningham Photographing Five Models, ca. 1968−76
Gelatin silver print
New-York Historical Society Library, Gift of Bill Cunningham

‘On the Street’ and its author at The New York Times, Bill Cunningham, have been part of the fabric of being a New Yorker for as long as we can remember.  In celebration, The New York Historical Society prepares to celebrate the life of this iconic figure in its upcoming exhibit, Celebrating Bill Cunningham.

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‘Nexus’ Opens at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Kate Oh Gallery opens its door to the exhibit, Nexus, new prints by Ali Norman, Keigo Takahashi, and Kristine Virsis, curated by Contemporary Tibetan Artist, Pena Renzin.

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Rebirth: Kang Muxiang arrives on the Garment District Plazas

 

 

Garment District Alliance
“Rebirth: Kang Muxiang” can be found on Broadway at 39th Street

Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang and the Garment District Alliance have unveiled Rebirth: Kang Muxiang on the Broadway Mall between 36th and 38th Streets. The seven graceful installations have become a great attraction ~ especially among the artistic community.

One artist in particular, Peiju Chien-Pott, a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, has shown up to spontaneously dance among the sculptures. Are you free on Friday, May 25th between 10:30-11:30am? We think Ms. Chien-Pott and two other dancers may be performing.  Art inspiring Artists.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, spontaneously dancing among the sculptures entitled ‘Rebirth’. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, above and below, as seen earlier in the week, dancing among the #Rebirth sculptures. Images courtesy of Garment District Alliance.

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12th Annual Dance Parade ~ May 19th

 

 

The 12th Annual Dance Parade will take place on Saturday, May 19th, rain or shine.  This years theme ~ The Cabaret of Life! with over 10,000 dancers, and live bands from Broadway and 21st Street, through Astor Plaza, and ending in Tompkins Square Park!

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The Future Culture 2018 Presents Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ Staten Island

 

 

Sonic Gate created by Jeremy Munson. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts announce the Future Culture 2018 Public Art Program Winners ~ Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ a series of nine public artworks, which will be installed in June, consisting of eight sound sculptures, one murals, and four world music concerts, created by, and featuring Staten Island-based artists and community members.

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The Annual Rubin Museum Block Party Set for June 17th!

 

 

Rubin Museum
Rubin Museum Annual Block Party. All images courtesy of Rubin Museum of Art

Save the Date ~ June 17th, for The Annual Rubin Museum Block Party, with this years theme, We Make the Future ~ a day of family art-making, performances, and free admission to the Museum.

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Unusual and Exigent ~ a Look-Back Ten Years

 

 

Nelson Saiers, City Wide Blackout

For all those who dream of turning the pages back ten years, the exhibit ‘Unusual and Exigent‘ is a reminder ~ a deep dive ~ into the 2008 financial crisis by an artist, math Ph.D. and former hedge fund manager, Nelson Saiers.

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The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park Set to Open June 2nd

 

 

 

The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park will open for the season on Saturday, June 2nd.  With more than ten local vendors, look forward to fresh produce, artisanal jams & pastries, honey, baked good, specialty prepared foods and some surprises.

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East Village Art View ~ Reception on Wednesday, May 16th

 

 

James R. Stover “No justice, no peace” 2018

Art Collection NYC presents East Village Art View ~ selected artworks in mixed-media from artists working in and around New York City.

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Delirious Matter arrives in Madison Square Park

 

 

In the Reflecting Pool, “Citadel”, Delirious Matter

The Madison Square Garden Conservancy kicks-off its thirty-sixth outdoor art exhibition with the installation, Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter.

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Get Ready….Get Set ~ for 2018 Harlem EatUp!

 

 

 

2018 Harlem EatUp! ~ Image courtesy HarlemEatUp!

Get Ready…..Get Set……it’s time for The 4th Annual Harlem EatUp!  This week-long festival will run from May 14-20, celebrating the food, music and art of Harlem.

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It’s a House Tour ~ in the Historic Mount Morris Park District of Harlem

 

 

 

Image courtesy of mmpcia.org

The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) will present its 28th Annual Mount Morris Park House Tour: Mount Morris Park Salons ~ The Arts, Music and Soul, Past and Present on Sunday, June 10th in the Mount Morris Park Historic District of Harlem.

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~ in Smalls Jazz Club ~

 

 

 

Smalls Jazz Club
Joel Frahm on Sax, Ari Hoenig on Drums ~ in Smalls Jazz Club

If you love Jazz, you’ve been to Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.  Below are a few photos taken at the Club over the years by Ben Lieberman, photographer and lover of jazz.

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Brooklyn Watercolor Society at Rockaway Artist Alliance in Fort Tilden in ~ WaterColor

 

 

 

Image via bws.org

Fifteen Brooklyn Watercolor Society members will be exhibiting at Rockaway Artists Alliance “sTudio 7 Gallery” in Fort Tilden from May 12 – 28 in the show, WaterColors.

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Sotheby’s + Studio Museum in Harlem = Creating Space ~ Auction off to a Great Start!

 

 

 

Clockwise, from top left, Sam Gilliam, Lorna Simpson, Mark Bradford, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Glenn Ligon Julie Mehretu, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Rashid Johnson. | Imagew via Sotheby’s

Creating Space: Artists for The Studio Museum in Harlem: An Auction to Benefit the Museum’s New Building  took place on May 16 and 17 at Sotheby’s New York, with a public viewing of the works during the month of May, up to auction date. The Museum hopes to raise $175 million during its capital campaign.

At auction, all five additional donated pieces sold above their high estimates, raising $16.4 million. 37 more pieces were sold Thursday evening, raising $20.2 million ~ and yielding 24 artist records.

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Museum of the City of New York presents Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens

 

 

 

The exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, opened at The Museum of the City of New York, featuring more than 120 photographs by Stanley Kubrick from the Museum’s Look Magazine archive.

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An Artist Focuses on Endangered Animals ~ Sonny: To the Bone

 

 

We caught up with South African street artist, Sonny, on Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village this week, finishing a mural as part of a worldwide mural tour, and prelude to his gallery exhibit this month.

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“Appearances and Disappearances” @ North of History

 

 

Image courtesy of the gallery

The gallery, North of History, opened its doors this month to the photographic exhibit, “Appearances and Disappearances,” featuring works by Sanaz Mazinani and Rola Khayyat.

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I met God and She is….

 

 

Show curator, Joakim von Ditmar and Destinee Ross. Image of Opening Reception courtesy of the curator

…..Woman in the Art(s) ~ An exploration of agency & representation.

It is, in fact, “only 27 percent of the 590 major museum exhibitions from 2007 to 2013 that were devoted to female artists. Only five women were among the top 100 artists by cumulative auction value between 2011 and 2016. And just a third of gallery representation in the U.S. is female and Women of Color are at the bottom of this hierarchy.”

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Spring has Sprung on Avenue of the Americas

 

 

Grown Up Flowers have arrived on Avenue of the Americas! This public art installation, sponsored by the Avenue of the Americas Association, will delight pedestrians from 44th Street to 55th Street, although we could only find two of the six when searching for them today.

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St. Nick’s Pub Dedication Jazz Festival by Harlem Late Night Jazz

 

 

 

Harlem Late Night Jazz
Image courtesy of HarlemLateNightJazz.org

Harlem Late Night Jazz, Inc. presents St. Nick’s Pub Dedication Jazz Festival with 14 very special one-time performances, jam sessions, singers, tap dancers and more.  Join the celebration….

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Keep the Music Playing ~ A Jazzmobile Community Fundraiser

 

 

 

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Robin Bell-Stevens, Director of Jazzmobile kicking-off ‘Keep the Music Playing’

Jazzmobile held its annual community fundraiser on Monday evening, April 30th at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, and it was smokin!  Didn’t make it?  We have you covered.  Here are a few pictures from the event and a way that you can participate in the Jazzmobile fundraiser even if you weren’t there.

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Meet Your ‘Neighbors’ at First Street Green Art Park

 

 

 

Neighbors
Artist John Raymond Mireles, Portraits, at First Street Art Park

“Over the past three years, artist John Raymond Mireles has worked to unite Americans across geographical, political, cultural and other differences by photographing individuals from all 50 U.S. States + Tijuana, and publicly exhibiting their portraits.  Mireles connects with his subjects up close and enlarges the resulting portraits to larger-than-life scale in order to encourage viewers to intimately relate to and empathize with their fellow residents of the United States of America.”  The exhibit, Neighbors: John Raymond Mireles is now on view at First Street Green.

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Public Art Fund Brings Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center

 

 

Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus
Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus arrives at Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens

The Public Art Fund, Gagosian and Tishman Speyer unveil Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus in the Channel Gardens.

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40 Events, Exhibits & Installations Not to Miss this May in NYC

 

 

 

Anseim Kiefer: Uraeus for Public Art Fund at Rockefeller Center

Spring is filled with events, art exhibits and installations in our Parks, Galleries, Museums, and Public Spaces.  In addition, we look forward to such annual events as 2018 NYCxDESIGN, MAS Jane’s Walk, GVSHP’s Spring House Tour, Harlem EatUp, The El Barrio Ethnic Festival, and Frieze 2018.

Here are 40 that caught our eye during the month of May.

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Prospect Park’s Flatbush Ave Perimeter Getting a New Look

 

 

 

Rendering of new Flatbush Ave entrance to Prospect Park. Image courtesy prospectpark.org

Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks are breaking ground on a restoration of the Flatbush Avenue perimeter, and unveil a design for the new entrances.

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Make Music New York ~ June 21st

 

 

 

Image courtesy Make Music New York

Make Music New York returns to the streets of New York on Thursday, June 21st with a day-long musical celebration of Make Music Day, held in more than 70 U.S. cities and 800 cities worldwide.

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Sing for Hope Pianos Arriving in NYC in June!

 

 

 

All images courtesy of Sing for Hope

Sing for Hope Pianos will once again fill 50 of our parks and public spaces this June. This year’s fleet of playable masterpieces have been created by artists including the Broadway casts of Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hansen, The Play that Goes Wrong, and Wicked! + many more.

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Yorkville/East Harlem Scavenger Hunt ~ with Historic District Council

 

 

 

Photo credit: Lexington Ave at 102nd St via NYPL

The Historic Districts Council is hosting a Historical Scavenger Hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem on May 19th!

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1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project ~ an Arsenal Gallery Exhibition

 

 

Image courtesy NYC Parks Department/New York Times Photo Project. Photo credit Photographer unidentified, Fiesta Folklorica, Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, 1978, NYC Parks

Do you remember NYC in 1978?  The Arsenal Gallery will take you there in the new exhibition, 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, opening on Wednesday, May 2nd.

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Samuel Torres ~ Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait to perform at City College Center for the Arts in May for one night

 

 

Samuel Torres
Samuel Torres. Photo credit: Diego Almanza

Get ready for the Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait Concert  ~  new, original compositions by Samuel Torres from his forthcoming album, Alegria,  presented by City College Center for the Arts on Friday, May 18th.

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A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection @ Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

The Elusive (L’Introuvable) — Marcel Mariën, 1937
Glass and Bakelite
17 x 28 x 18 cm / 6 3/4 x 11 x 7 1/8 in. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection will open on April 26th. The exhibition ‘traces the course of twentieth-century art from Dada and Surealism to Abstration, Land Art, Conceptural Art, Minimal Art, Pop Art, Op Art, Arte Povera, Nouveau Réalisme, and Contemporary Art,’ with more than 360 works by 250 artists. Prepare to be overwhelmed.

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#100GatesProject + NHEMA in El Barrio

 

 

 


#100GatesProject East Harlem

During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 grant opportunity program.

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Preparing for the Return of the Harlem Fire Watchtower to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

Harlem Fire Watchtower
April 24, 2015 Removal of the bell, which weights 10,000 pounds.  Harlem Fire Watchtower, Marcus Garvey Park

Harlemites and preservationists were delighted to receive the recent news that the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower, removed from the Acropolis overlooking Marcus Garvey Park in 2015 for restoration, will be reinstalled this summer!  A staging area has already been prepared for trucks, and sheds have been constructed for equipment at the base of the Acropolis.

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Wish You Were Here! CCNY Postcards from the Past

 

 

 

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The City College Archives at The City College of New York will put on exhibit more than 120 historic postcards collected by Dalton Whiteside, a CCNY architectural student, with the exhibit ‘Wish You Were Here! CCNY Postcards from the Past.’

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‘A Spring Survey’ opens at Essie Green Galleries ~ Sugar Hill

 

 

Romare Beraden, Saturday’s Market, 1987. Image via Essie Green Galleries

Spring is in the air, and the Essie Green Galleries just announced the opening date for ‘A Spring Survey.

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A Broadway Bouquet is coming to the Flatiron for Earth Day!

 

 

 

Broadway Bouquet via Terrain Work

Terrain Work is bringing Spring to the City for Earth Day,  April 21st, with the 36-foot exhibit Broadway Bouquet ~ an installation of monumental scale, placed in parking spaces to inspire and imagine less cars, more green space.

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“Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake” are Arriving

 

Broadway Mall
Kathy Ruttenberg: in dreams awake ~ Snail’s Pace at 96th Street in front of the West Side Arts Coalition

The Broadway Mall Association has announced its art installation for Spring/Winter 2018, with Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake.  Artist, Kathy Ruttenberg has created six site-specific sculptures that run along the Broadway Mall from 64th Street to 157th Street.

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CCCADI ~ Making Music in El Barrio

 

 

 

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) moved into a historic firehouse in East Harlem in 2016.  Since then, a plethora of art, education and entertainment have filled the floors within. Here are a few events coming up that caught our eye.

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‘We Come in Peace’ Lands on The Roof Garden at The MET

 

 

 

The MET Roof Garden - we come in peace

One of the many signs that Spring is here is when The Roof Garden opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace has landed.

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Stephen Posen ~ Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s at Vito Schnabel Projects NYC

 

 

 

Vito Schnabel Projects
Stephen Posen Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s courtesy of Vito Schnabel Projects

Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s features a selection of the work of artist, Stephen Posen, never before publicly shown. This exhibition, presented by Vito Schnabel Projects, is the first significant presentation to revisit Posen’s “breakthrough shaped canvases and related paintings since his debut” at SoHo gallery OK Harris, and Robert Miller, nearly five decades ago.

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Anthony Lister: The Art of Fact opening at Allouche Gallery

 

 

 

Anthony Lister, The Abstract Expressionist Seance, 2018

The contemporary, Australian-born painter and installation artist, Anthony Lister, turns the word ‘art’ into the ‘fact’ in a new exhibition, The Art of Fact, at Allouche Gallery.

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Step into The Future at The Rubin Museum of Art with Future Fellow, Chitra Ganesh

 

 

 

Chitra Ganesh at The Rubin Museum of Art with images via The Rubin

As part of the 2018 theme, The Future, artist Chitra Ganesh will kick-off her residency on May 4th with a free celebration from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, featuring music by DJ Rekha, and the performance “Blessed Avenue” by Jacolby Satterwhite.  This is exciting and pertinent programming, exploring responsibility, feminism, transformation and The Future.

Face The Future with artist, Chitra Ganesh during her fellowship at The Rubin Museum of Art.

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NYCxDESIGN 2018

NYC X Design 2018

Save the Dates for NYC X Design 2018, May 11-23 ~ a celebration of over a dozen design disciplines across all five boroughs.

Many of the events and tours are exciting, new spaces or exhibits & installations that have been in the news ~ like A Prelude to the Shed and Essex Street Market, and the beautiful Yinka Shonibare: Wind Sculpture (SG) I.

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