DESIGN MONTH BEGINS THIS MAY

                      NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design takes place each May. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.… Continue reading DESIGN MONTH BEGINS THIS MAY

KENTUCKY BORN URBAN DESIGNER LANDSCAPES NYC

                 Brook Klausing has been in the green industry as long as he can remember. Originally from Lexington KY, he cut his first lawn for a neighbor at age 8. He and his brother incorporated Klausing Lawn & Landscape when they were in middle school and were installing gardens… Continue reading KENTUCKY BORN URBAN DESIGNER LANDSCAPES NYC

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

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

NEWLY INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHY

Mami Kosemura is a contemporary artist whose early photographs and animations reference traditional subjects taken from classical European motifs and Japanese. The artist explored the confluence between painting and filmmaking. Her current work pursues a new approach that incorporates various elements of painting, composition and perspective through her painting-like photographs that have a strong sense… Continue reading NEWLY INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHY