Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Save the date and even.... Volunteer for OHNY Week end


Volunteer for OHNY Weekend

Register to volunteer for the upcoming OHNY Weekend, October 10 & 11, 2009. Join our growing number of volunteers to help make the 7th Annual OHNY Weekend our biggest success.

Volunteer for a four hour shift and receive a signature OHNY button that allows front-of-the-line access at non-reservation sites and programs. Opportunities are also available to volunteer throughout the year, please contact us at volunteer@ohny.org or 212.991.OHNY.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SPEAKEASIES are back?


THE SPEAKEASY AT 1220 FIFTH




WEDNESDAYS | JULY 15 - AUGUST 26 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM



Enjoy the music and spirits of the era on our Fifth Avenue Terrace



Museum Members: $10 | Non-Members: $12
Admission includes one FREE drink and access to the Museum's first-floor galleries.
No reservations, tickets sold at the door. Rain or shine!



During Prohibition (1919-1933), New York City’s speakeasies were home to drinking, dancing and the swinging sounds of the city’s Jazz Age. Under the mayoralty of Jimmy “Beau James” Walker (1926-1932), New York’s speakeasy count grew to over 32,000 establishments.



Image credit: The Museum of the City of New York, Manuscript Collection.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Morris Museum Executive Director Curates: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection


MORRISTOWN, NJ.- The age of the museum director who can also be an active curator is pretty much over, at least in larger institutions. Today directors’ days are devoted to management and administration as they work with boards of trustees on governance issues, fundraise, collaborate with staff and generally represent their museums in a wide range of public and private capacities. Substantive curatorial work takes place sparingly and usually through intermediaries. This summer, Steven H. Miller, executive director of the Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, has returned to his curatorial roots and created a temporary exhibition drawn from the museum’s abstract art.

About "Alex Queral" published on Telegraph.co.uk


Alex Queral: Sculptor Alex Queral, 51, from Philadelphia, USA., has hand crafted some of the world's most famous faces including Bob Dylan Photo: BARCROFT

Sculptor Alex Queral, 51, from Philadelphia, US, has hand crafted some of the world's most famous faces including President Obama, Jack Nicholson, Bob Dylan and Spartan Kirk Douglas.

With a deft hand he has even recreated the actor Patrick Swayze and Sharbat Gula, the Afghan woman with amazing eyes who was made famous by National Geographic magazine.

And in an admirable green-fingered move, the artist got his idea and started chipping away when he noticed piles of unused phone books just lying around.

He said: "Every year when the new phone book comes out you see just piles of the old ones lying around waiting for collection.

"I'm sure a lot of hard work goes into recycling them but there are thousands that go unused at all because most people just use the internet to find people these days.

"I was out looking for wood to make a sculpture one day and I noticed a huge pile of them on the pavement. I suddenly thought they would probably make a pretty good material for carving, so I gave it a go."

The resourceful artist now produces up to two new impressions every month and has been crafting his works for 14 years.

He begins by selecting his famous face and copies it by freehand sketching.

His drawing is then placed over the phone book as a template and he uses an artist's scalpel or basic razor blades to patiently slice away at the thousands of pages inside the famous book.

"It can be quite tense work sometimes because it takes a long time to finish and when you cut something away you can't get it back again.

"Nearing the end of the carving and then suddenly having it ruined by a careless cut can be pretty crushing. You have to start all over again."

Out of his huge repertoire of celebrity 'mugs', the part-time natural foods shop worker definitely has his favourites.

"Some celebrities have just got brilliant faces," he said. "People like John Goodman and Jack Nicholson are so instantly recognisable because they have these odd features that really stand out.

"It's those kind of people who work out better in the book."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

what's up @ BWAC (=Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition)


Art IN CHANGING PERSPECTIVES
thru Aug 16 weekends 1 – 6PM

It’s a great place to catch a harbor breeze and snatch an affordable piece of art.

Among the 800 new works and 220+ exhibiting artists, four artists are featured -
Audrey Frank Anastasi, whose paintings capture the soul and essence of their subjects,
Joseph Anastasi and his grand scale presentation of photographic images which definitely offer an altered perspective
David DiPasquale’s spiritual, otherworldly qualities of light in his Octave Cycle paintings and
Arden Suydam’s Night Crossings – a unique perspective of the Brooklyn Bridge at night.


This weekend at the Pier:

We proudly exhibit the Veteran Art National Poster Project.

Sat: In the BWAC Screening Room at 3PM - Slightly in Seine
Film journalist Matt Peterson presents three remarkable essay cine-poem films that use the Seine as a launching pad.

Sun: A story of unrequited love, hopeful love, true live and foolish love, Shakespeare’s
Twelfth Night at 3PM by Communicable Arts.
…..Who needs Shakespeare in the Park (in the rain)

Also on Sunday, a wonderful opportunity:
How to Get Started in Web Design, free seminar by Noble Desktop, 2 to 4PM

Friday, July 17, 2009

Just a little game...: Quem pintou esse quadro? Qui a peint ce tableau?

Merci Denise pour avoir fait suivre ce jeu...

check this link:

http://www.linternaute.com/sortir/questionnaire/fiche/9999/1/d/f/

Et cela ne s'arrete pas la..sur le site de L' "INTERNAUTE"

Monday, July 6, 2009

save the date October 16-22 2009



From October 16-22, 2009, the world's leading art and antique dealers will converge at the Park Avenue Armory for the 21st annual International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show. Organized by the Haughton Organization, "The International Show" is world-famous for its sumptuous, stylish d├ęcor and impressive variety of museum-quality works of art on display and for sale, with furniture, paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, glass, clocks, watches, arms and armour, books, jewellery, silver, antiquities and ethnographic art, representing some of the finest pieces to be found on the market today.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

@ the Jewish Museum this winter

Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention November 15, 2009 - March 14, 2010
Introduction



The constant motif of Man Ray’s life was liberation, change, and transgression: whether in name, medium, style, or content, he sought to free the object or subject of its limitations, just as he sought to free himself from his own personal origins and outsider past. The exhibition will demonstrate how the artist’s assimilation, his emergence from an immigrant world of stereotype, ethnicity, and fixed identity, produced a dynamic polarity of revelation and concealment. It will examine the myriad means he used to create this willful construction of veiled identity, revealing a hide-and-seek game of encrypted self-reference seen throughout his oeuvre. His relentless chronicling of his career through self-portraits exemplifies this conundrum, as does his autobiography, “Self-Portrait,” which, without dates or reference to his family or origins, purported to chronicle his life. Alias Man Ray argues that issues of identity are central to the interpretation of Man Ray’s work, and that through his lifelong need for anonymity, his constant self-remaking and chronicling, the artist managed to shadow if not totally occlude his personal history.

Hier le 1 er Juillet fete Nationale..du BURUNDI

Pour toutes informations, allez donc voir un autre blog:
http://nadia-vraie.over-blog.com/article-33247877.html
qui reprend en fait la page WIkipedia
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi

About the spectacular Chinese sculptural group Rent Collection Courtyard (Chin.: Shouzuyuan).


Frankfurt, Germany - In conjunction with China’s appearance as Guest of Honour at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, the Schirn will be showing, for the first time ever in the West, the spectacular Chinese sculptural group Rent Collection Courtyard (Chin.: Shouzuyuan). This ensemble of more than 100 life-size figures is among the most important works in modern Chinese art history, and is firmly embedded in China’s collective memory. Created as a site-specific installation in Dayi in 1965 by teachers and graduates of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, the group of figures soon became a model artwork of the Cultural Revolution, which began in 1966. Over the following years several variations of the work were made and exhibited throughout China, only one of which survives today. This is a mobile travelling version made in 1974–78 from copper-plated fibreglass at great expense, and is located in the art museum of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, central China. In a dramatic sequence of scenes, which unites traditional Chinese, Soviet, and Western stylistic elements, the ensemble of figures depicts the merciless exploitation of the peasants by a rich, pre-Communist landowner. As the Cultural Revolution largely fades from people’s memories, young Chinese artists have repeatedly returned to the work, and it has figured in many current discussions on contemporary art in China.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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