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, [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]