THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PRESENTED BY AIPAD EXPANDS TO PIER 94

          On Wednesday, March 29th, starting at 6 p.m., radio host Savona Bailey-McClain will conduct three talk radio interviews at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD during opening night at Pier 94. The interviews will be held at the AIPAD auditorium with Pat Cleveland, known as one of America’s top Black… Continue reading THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PRESENTED BY AIPAD EXPANDS TO PIER 94

FAT FREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS FEM-IS-IN

CURATED BY ALICE MIZRACHI Fat Free Art Gallery and Street Art Direct are pleased to present Fem•is•in: Women Reimagine the Future, a group show and the debut exhibition at the gallery of artists: Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, gilf!, Jane Dickson, Janette Beckman, Lady Pink, Martha Cooper, SWOON, and Queen Andrea. Fem•is•in features some of the… Continue reading FAT FREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS FEM-IS-IN

WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2017/NEW HOME

                            This is the 78th in the Museum’s series of Annual and Biennial exhibitions inaugurated in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, said, “With the opening of the new building,… Continue reading WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2017/NEW HOME

A REVOLUTIONARY IMPULSE & THE RISE OF RUSSIAN AVANTE GARDE AT MOMA

      Covering the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935, A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde traces the arc of the pioneering avant-garde from its flowering in 1912 to the mid-1930s after Socialist Realism was decreed the sole sanctioned style of art. Bringing together major works from MoMA’s extraordinary… Continue reading A REVOLUTIONARY IMPULSE & THE RISE OF RUSSIAN AVANTE GARDE AT MOMA

OUTSTANDING PAN ASIAN ART BEING PRESENTED IN NYC

         Asia Week New York throws open the doors to the largest number of privately curated exhibitions in the extraordinary event’s history: a total of 50! Asia Week New York is the annual 10-day presentation of treasures from all over Asia, a magnet for collectors, museum curators, designers and scholars that is certain to satisfy.… Continue reading OUTSTANDING PAN ASIAN ART BEING PRESENTED IN NYC

HILTON ALS ON ALICE NEEL

Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic who writes for The New Yorkermagazine. Als is a former staff writer for The Village Voice and former editor-at-large at Vibemagazine. Als was born in New York City, with roots in Barbados. His 1996 book The Women focuses on his mother (who raised him in… Continue reading HILTON ALS ON ALICE NEEL

ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY HARLEM

          Elizabeth Dee invited culturally influential curator Larry Ossei-Mensah to organize the inaugural edition of Selections, which opened to the public on Saturday, January 21st . The inaugural installment of Selections features the work of four artists based in Harlem and the South Bronx: Derek Fordjour, Emily Henretta, Lucia Hierro and Kenny… Continue reading ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY HARLEM

WILLEM DE KOONING | ZAO WOU-KI AT LEVY GORVY GALLERY

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to present the first exhibition ever to pair the abstract landscapes of Chinese-French master Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) and Dutch-born American titan Willem de Kooning (1904-1997). With the full support of the Willem de Kooning Foundation and the Foundation Zao Wou-Ki.              Although contemporaries, the two postwar masters… Continue reading WILLEM DE KOONING | ZAO WOU-KI AT LEVY GORVY GALLERY

SCHOMBURG CENTER NEW ‘BLACK POWER’ EXHIBITION

             Black Power! serves as another touchstone in the Schomburg’s “Black Power 50” focus, a yearlong examination into the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Stokely Carmichael and fellow Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker Willie Ricks introduced Black Power as a concept in June 1966. Black Power! is… Continue reading SCHOMBURG CENTER NEW ‘BLACK POWER’ EXHIBITION

FEMALE STORIES — FEMALE LEADS — FEMALES DIRECT

Half the world’s population is made up of women, yet very few of their stories make it onto the screen. The Athena Film Festival challenges that dynamic by showcasing women stories by other women and directed by women. Many are true stories where women stand up to unfairness. Others fictionalize real life situations to encourage… Continue reading FEMALE STORIES — FEMALE LEADS — FEMALES DIRECT

ASIA ART WEEK NYC 2017

             About Lark Mason, Chairman of Asia Week New York With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian; ethnographic; and ancient works of art; was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York. Mason served as a General Appraiser from… Continue reading ASIA ART WEEK NYC 2017

AND THE WINNER IS…..

ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER Melissa Silverstein is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, which educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017.  Women and Hollywood is one of the most respected sites focused on women’s issues and popular culture Silverstein has been recognized as one of the foremost… Continue reading AND THE WINNER IS…..

WINTER ANTIQUES, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, REVOLUTIONS & EVOLUTIONS

Every object exhibited at the Winter Antiques Show is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 160 experts from the United States and Europe. The strict vetting regulations and the vettors’ expertise ensure that buyers can purchase with confidence.         The show was established when two young antiques dealers,… Continue reading WINTER ANTIQUES, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, REVOLUTIONS & EVOLUTIONS

THE VERSATILE MEL CHIN

  SPIRIT 1994white oak, mixed tall-grass prairie plants, steel, industrial patina, sheetrock, paint 12 x 20 x 50 feet In Spirit, an enormous swollen barrel is balanced on a tightrope of grass and grain in a room where the walls bow inward under a surreal strain. Characterizing an uneasy relationship between industry, agricultural America, and nature… Continue reading THE VERSATILE MEL CHIN

ZOFIA STRYJEŃSKA POLISH VISUAL ARTIST

Zofia Stryjeńska (born 13 May 1891 in Kraków, died 1976 in Geneva) – Polish painter, graphic designer,illustrator, stage designer, a representative of art deco. Along with Olga Boznańska and Tamara de Lempicka, she was one of the best-known Polish women artists of the interwar period. Stryjeńska was part of the art group “Rytm” (rhythm). She may… Continue reading ZOFIA STRYJEŃSKA POLISH VISUAL ARTIST

STIRRING CHANGE

        INSTALLATION BY ARTIST DREAD SCOTT, 2007 From the 1870s to the 1970s millions of people believed they could change the world and set out to do just that. Let 100 Flowers Blossom, Let 100 Schools of Thought Contend looks at the past with an eye to the future. It consists of 100… Continue reading STIRRING CHANGE

PUSSY HAT PROJECT

                    At first glance, the Pussyhat Project is about making a powerful visual statement at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.  It’s about the hats, and also a lot more. At its core, this project is about creating a form of representation for those who cannot… Continue reading PUSSY HAT PROJECT

THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE

           The Finnish architect and designer Eero Saarinen, son of the architect Eliel Saarinen, was born in 1910. In 1923 the family emigrated to the US. In 1929-30 Eero Saarinen studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière before studying architecture at Yale in New Haven until 1934. A Yale… Continue reading THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE

LA MEDEA

“[Yara Travieso’s] intrinsic pursuit of storytelling manifests as stage performance, installation and video; it’s culturally inspired, and an amalgam of genre and influence.” – Kaitlyn Parks, 1985 Artists As part of the twelfth edition of PS122’s Coil festival, BRIC, Dance Film Association, and Performance Space 122 presents the world premiere of La Medea, Yara Travieso’s re-imagining… Continue reading LA MEDEA

GOD SLEEPS IN THE MINERALS, AWAKENS IN PLANTS, WALKS IN ANIMALS, AND THINKS IN MAN

Meet Artist & Animal Rights Activist Sue Coe Sue Coe (born 1951 in Tamworth, Staffordshire) is an English artist and illustrator working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics. Coe studied at the Royal College of Art in London, lived in New York City from 1972 to 2001.… Continue reading GOD SLEEPS IN THE MINERALS, AWAKENS IN PLANTS, WALKS IN ANIMALS, AND THINKS IN MAN

OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

The genesis of Outsider Art could well be traced to an imagined prehistoric cave wall, to the work of your favorite eccentric visionary (think William Blake), or to the mythic artist-genius dreamed up by Romantic philosophers and poets. Outsider Artists began to emerge as a force to be reckoned with during the early 1920’s, with… Continue reading OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

WHAT’S YOUR PROTOTYPE…….

        PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now launched in January 2013, unleashing a powerful wave of opera- and music-theatre from a new generation of composers and librettists. Across its first four seasons, PROTOTYPE produced and presented a total of 130 performances of 23 presentations, shared the work of more than 400 local, national, and international artists,… Continue reading WHAT’S YOUR PROTOTYPE…….

AMERICAN FOLK ART COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

          FOLK ART is the art of the everyday. FOLK ART is rooted in traditions that come from community and culture. FOLK ART expresses cultural identity by conveying shared community values. FOLK ART encompasses a range of utilitarian and decorative media, including cloth, wood, paper, clay, metal and more. If traditional… Continue reading AMERICAN FOLK ART COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Zofia Stryjeńska, “Bożki słowiańskie”, 1918 (kolejne teki 1922, 1934)

SLAVIC IDOLS           Paulina Olowska revisits the work of Zofia Stryjeńska—exploring the visionary Polish artist’s notion of ballet as a “wreath of ceremonies,” and designing costumes after her 1918 painting series Bożki słowiańskie (Slavic Deities) that was based on Slavic folklore and mythology. Katy Pyle, Artistic Director of theBallez, will be working… Continue reading Zofia Stryjeńska, “Bożki słowiańskie”, 1918 (kolejne teki 1922, 1934)

UPCOMING 2017 ART FAIRS & BIENNIALS

                        The New Year kicks off with an interesting blend of music & art. The City hosts the APAP conference along with the Prototype Festival which focuses on a hybrid of opera and theater with a modern, contemporary twist. Then we have the NYC… Continue reading UPCOMING 2017 ART FAIRS & BIENNIALS

HISTORY OF CERAMICS

[Image above] Credit: Liga Eglite; Flickr CC BY 2.0 Published on May 19th, 2014 | By: Eileen De Guire Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries on the planet. Once humans discovered that clay could be dug up and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, the industry was born. As early as… Continue reading HISTORY OF CERAMICS

ART AND BOXING — TRIBUTE TO MUHAMMED ALI & LEROY NEIMAN

        The New-York Historical Society  celebrates the late, great boxing legend Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) and explore his relationship with artist LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012) and photographer George Kalinsky in two special exhibitions this winter. Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing will highlight 21 vivid watercolors and on-the-spot sketches by Neiman… Continue reading ART AND BOXING — TRIBUTE TO MUHAMMED ALI & LEROY NEIMAN

MALIKA LEE WHITNEY TO READ ‘THE SNOWY DAY’ FOR STATE OF THE ARTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

MALIKA LEE WHITNEY is Artistic Director of Pickney Productions an arts and education consortium based in Harlem. Her work as a performing artist is well known for presenting culturally vibrant and relevant programs for audiences of all ages. A short list of performance and workshop venues include the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage, Symphony Space, Lincoln… Continue reading MALIKA LEE WHITNEY TO READ ‘THE SNOWY DAY’ FOR STATE OF THE ARTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

STATE OF THE ARTS HONORS EZRA JACK KEATS 100TH BIRTHDAY & THE SNOWY DAY

A Young Artist Ezra Jack Keats was born on March 11, 1916. He was the third child of Benjamin Katz and Augusta “Gussie” Podgainy, Polish Jews who lived in East New York, which was then the Jewish quarter of Brooklyn. It was evident early on that the boy known as Jacob “Jack” Ezra Katz was… Continue reading STATE OF THE ARTS HONORS EZRA JACK KEATS 100TH BIRTHDAY & THE SNOWY DAY

BROOKLYN BASED CONCEPTUAL ARTIST FERNANDO MASTRANGELO

Fernando Mastrangelo (1978) uses atypically commonplace materials – such as salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement – to cast sculptural objects that inextricably entangle fine art and design disciplines.  Amalgamating commodity materials and pure geometric form, the works are intriguingly contradictory; they are both rugged and refined, durable and delicate, formal and functional. Precisely because of… Continue reading BROOKLYN BASED CONCEPTUAL ARTIST FERNANDO MASTRANGELO

THE MAYHEM POETS BRINGING SPOKEN WORD TO WBAI studio

The Mayhem Poets The Mayhem Poet’s unique approach to spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show and Eyewitness News, after winning 1st place and a grant for 100K in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then they’ve been touring internationally from legendary venues like Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theatre, and Broadway’s… Continue reading THE MAYHEM POETS BRINGING SPOKEN WORD TO WBAI studio

RADICAL GEOMETRY

              The time: 1930s. The place: South America. The stage was set for a major innovation in art. Over the next 50 years, artists across five cities would pioneer a new visual language to express their deeply held beliefs about art and its power to change the world around… Continue reading RADICAL GEOMETRY

NYBG 25th ANNIVERSARY HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW

For the 25th anniversary of NYC’s favorite winter tradition, enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and… Continue reading NYBG 25th ANNIVERSARY HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

Founded in New York in 1980, the internationally-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo- Yo Ma). After spending three years residing in Brussels’ Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie as Belgium’s national dance company, MMDG returned to the United States in 1991. MMDG has received… Continue reading MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

125 YEARS AT THE NY BOTANICAL GARDENS

           Since 1891 NYBG has been a museum of plants dedicated to achieving excellence in horticulture, education, and plant research and conservation. Today it is one of the great cultural institutions in the world, a preeminent center for botanical research, a natural treasure for visitors of all ages, and a leader… Continue reading 125 YEARS AT THE NY BOTANICAL GARDENS

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NY EXAMINES GAY GOTHAM

        Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York, a groundbreaking exhibition that explores New York’s role as a beacon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) artists seeking freedom, acceptance, and community. The first exhibition of its kind to be presented by a New York City cultural institution in terms… Continue reading MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NY EXAMINES GAY GOTHAM

ART FEMINIST SUPPORTS REFUGEES

According to The UN Refugee Agency, women and girls make up around 50 per cent of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population, and those who are unaccompanied, pregnant, heads of households, disabled or elderly are especially vulnerable.           In 2015, more than 21 million people were forced to leave their homes in order to… Continue reading ART FEMINIST SUPPORTS REFUGEES

RICHARD POUSETTE-DART CENTENNIAL

        Richard Warren Pousette-Dart (June 8, 1916 – October 25, 1992) was an American artist most recognized as a founder of the New York School of painting. His artistic output also includes drawing, sculpture, and fine-art photography. Richard Pousette-Dart was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and moved to Valhalla, New York in 1918.… Continue reading RICHARD POUSETTE-DART CENTENNIAL

NY AT ITS CORE

                          Five years in the making, the Museum of the City of New York invites the press to preview its highly anticipated permanent exhibition New York at Its Core, opening Friday, November 18. This first-ever exhibition of its kind presents the full 400-year… Continue reading NY AT ITS CORE

THE SALON ART + DESIGN FAIR

          The Salon Art + Design welcomes the world’s finest galleries exhibiting historical, modern and contemporary furniture, groundbreaking decorative arts, and late 19th and 20th century fine art. Visitors will find designs by the great 20th century masters, as well as creative works by today’s most innovative young artists. Look for… Continue reading THE SALON ART + DESIGN FAIR

MEXICAN MODERNISM

      Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 From the start of the Mexican Revolution to the aftermath of World War II, artists and intellectuals in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country’s destiny. The exhibition tells the story of this exhilarating period through a remarkable range of images.… Continue reading MEXICAN MODERNISM

YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION

AMERICAN ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY  A Talk With Jane Kallir Galerie St. Etienne, Midtown NYC         This exhibition mirrors a time in American history, when average people questioned our country’s direction. It looked as though capitalism was failing and other modes of government and lifestyles were being given a chance. The… Continue reading YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION

12TH NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL WRAPS AFTER 6 DAYS, 93 EVENTS AND MORE THAN 550 MEETINGS CONNECTING INDEPENDENT TV CREATORS WITH INDUSTRY DECISION-MAKER

    Winners of Independent Pilot in 15 Categories Include “The Worst Husband” Taking “Best of the Fest” Honors; “Medium Well” Recognized as Top Script Indie TV Artists Recognized by NYTVF Development Partners Bento Box Entertainment, Comedy Central, IFC, OneX, Pop, Red Arrow Entertainment, Seeso, Super Deluxe, truTV, and WEtv From October 24 through 29,… Continue reading 12TH NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL WRAPS AFTER 6 DAYS, 93 EVENTS AND MORE THAN 550 MEETINGS CONNECTING INDEPENDENT TV CREATORS WITH INDUSTRY DECISION-MAKER

DREAMLANDS AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM

        After Oskar Schlemmer (1888–1943), Das Triadische Ballett [Triadic Ballet], 1970. 35mm film transferred to video, color, sound; 29 min. Courtesy Global Screen, Munich. Produced by Bavaria Atelier for the Südfunk, Stuttgart, in collaboration with Inter Nationes and RTB (Belgian Television)Director: Helmut Amann. Choreography and costume designs: Oskar Schlemmer, 1922. The Whitney Museum of American… Continue reading DREAMLANDS AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM

TEFAF IS HERE IN NEW YORK CITY

          “Tefaf New York is more than just a fair; it’s a cultural event, a cultural happening,” says Michael Plummer, who is organizing the two US editions—in autumn (22-26 October) and spring (4-9 May 2017)—with his Artvest partner Jeff Rabin. They are working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick… Continue reading TEFAF IS HERE IN NEW YORK CITY

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION — FILM & BROADCAST INDUSTRY TALK WITH COMMISSIONER JULIE MENIN

      Host/Producer Savona Bailey-McClain had an intimate talk with Julie Menin, Commissioner for the NYC’s Office of Media and Entertainment. We learned about the agency’s new initiative that seeks to further expand its footprint in NYC and encourage more diversity opportunities for women and people of color. NEW INITIATIVES “Made in NY” Media… Continue reading LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION — FILM & BROADCAST INDUSTRY TALK WITH COMMISSIONER JULIE MENIN

CARMEN HERRERA AT THE WHITNEY

                  CARMEN HERRERA: LINES OF SIGHT SEPT 16, 2016–JAN 2, 2017 After six decades of very private painting, Ms. Herrera sold her first artwork five years ago, at 89. Since that first sale in 2004, collectors have avidly pursued Ms. Herrera, and her radiantly ascetic paintings have entered the permanent collections of institutions… Continue reading CARMEN HERRERA AT THE WHITNEY

RARE CHINESE ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY AT THE NEW HOME OF THE CHINA INSTITUTE

      ART IN A TIME OF CHAOS: MASTERWORKS FROM SIX DYNASTIES CHINA, 3RD TO 6TH CENTURIES China Institute Gallery I September 30, 2016- March 19, 2017 It all started in 1926, according to the Chien Chung Pei, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the China Institute. Fifty years ago the China Gallery began… Continue reading RARE CHINESE ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY AT THE NEW HOME OF THE CHINA INSTITUTE

FASHION WEEK COUTURE WITH KALISHA HALL

               Kalisha Hall who is a fashion designer now based out of New York City. She is the owner of her own fashion line. K. RaShaé is a luxury, women’s wear fashion brand. The designer’s love for costumes and avant-garde designs are what set K. RaShaé apart. These innovative… Continue reading FASHION WEEK COUTURE WITH KALISHA HALL

TAKE ME (I’M YOURS)

          Take Me (I’m Yours) is an exhibition featuring artworks that visitors  are ASKED to touch, participate in and even take home. On view from September 16, 2016 through February 5, 2017, Take Me (I’m Yours) will feature a roster of 42 international and intergenerational artists working in a variety of… Continue reading TAKE ME (I’M YOURS)