Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014

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1) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014 Set for Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces updates to the vibrant programming planned for this year's New Year's Eve celebration, scheduled to take place in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 Photo Flash: Split Britches' DESPERATE ARCHIVES Draws Crowds Despite Winter Storm Hercules
by BWW News Desk - January 03, 2014

In spite of Winter Storm Hercules, over 300 well-wishers filled La MaMa's La Galleria, 6 East 1st Street, on Friday, January 3 for the opening of 'Desperate Archives' by Split Britches, the legendary lesbian performance troupe. 'Desperate Archives' is a gallery exhibition in which Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches re-purpose their own archival material from the last 20 years to explore the issues of having, holding, and letting go. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art, CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, COLOMBIA Opens 2/7
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2013

#1: Cartagena, an exhibition of contemporary art with both international and national artists, is a Biennial created with the idea of further enhancing Cartagena's image as a significant cultural center. In a city with existing deep connections to literature, cinema, music, dance and crafts art, the exhibition will honor these cultural manifestations through the artworks presented. Bringing together artists from different countries and generations, whose works will be exhibited throughout the city of Cartagena, the Biennial will include painting, sculpture, photography, electronic and audiovisual media, installation and performance. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 Museum of the City of New York Presents City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2013

The Museum of the City of New York announces City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, the first exhibition of the treasure trove of 1970s and '80s graffiti art amassed by artist and pioneering collector Martin Wong, who donated the entire collection to the City Museum in 1994. The exhibition features seminal paintings and 'black book' sketches by DAZE (Chris Ellis), DONDI (Donald White), FUTURA 2000 (Leonard McGurr), Keith Haring, LADY PINK (Sandra Fabara), LEE (Lee QuiƱones), RAMMELLZEE, SHARP (Aaron Goodstone), ZEPHYR (Andrew Witten), and many more New York graffiti artists, as well as photographs by Charlie Ahearn, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, and others that show the era's graffiti-covered subways and buildings. City as Canvas will open Tuesday, February 4, 2014, and remain on view until Sunday, August 24, 2014. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 Staten Island Historian to Present 'Italianate Architecture on Staten Island' at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2014

On Sunday, January 19 at 2 p.m., Staten Island historian Barnett Shepherd will offer a presentation "Italianate Architecture on Staten Island." (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA: PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS to Open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Through a special collaboration with the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, and the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host a focused presentation on the devotional paintings of Piero della Francesca, addressing Piero's work for private devotion for the first time. The four works on view have never before been brought together; the exhibition, therefore, promises to make an important contribution to the study of this major figure of the Renaissance. Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters, on view at the Metropolitan Museum beginning January 14, will consist of the following paintings: Saint Jerome and a Donor from the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice; Madonna and Child with Two Angels (the Senigallia Madonna) from the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino; Saint Jerome in a Landscape from the Gemaldegalerie, Berlin; and Madonna and Child from a private collection in New York. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 Delaware Art Museum Cancels New Year's Eve Party
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2013

The Delaware Art Museum has canceled its annual New Year's Eve party due to not enough tickets being sold. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 Las Olas Art Fair Part I Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2014

What: 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I When: January 4 & 5, Today & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Where: Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301 Why: To Support the Arts and the Las Olas Association and the Local Community Admission: Free and open to the public Website: www.artfestival.com Contact Information: info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615 Calendar Listing: January 4 - 5, 2014, 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I. Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a free art giveaway. Today & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.ArtFestival.com - 561-746-6615. Free. Interviews with participating artists and images of their work are availble upon request by contacting AnaBelle Ramos at anabelle@artfestival.com. The Las Olas Art Fair Part I, ranked 47th top art fair in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation's leading publication for art and craft shows, returns January 4 - 5, 2014. The jury process is well underway and festival promoter Howard Alan Events promises to deliver another spectacular first-rate art affair that festival patrons have come to expect. The show will once again feature the finest artists in the country, welcoming back many favorites and introducing new artists to South Florida. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public. 'We look forward to each Las Olas Art Fair,' says festival promoter Howard Alan. 'These shows are highly anticipated, festival patrons return to each one eager to see new work by their favorite artists and explore the art of new exhibitors.' Art enthusiasts have the opportunity to engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and inspiration as they stroll through the vast array of quality original art on display and for sale. They will also be able to register to win artwork by an exhibiting artist; no purchase is necessary to participate. The 2014 Las Olas Art Fair collectors' edition poster, featuring the work of artist Sharon Kusha, will be available for sale on site during the festival. Sharon's paintings are distinctive and recognizable due to her use of bold and bright colors, primarily working with acrylic paints. She is greatly influenced by the architecture and tropical setting of Key West. Her work is displayed at several galleries and in juried fine art shows throughout Florida. Las Olas Art Fair Part II has been scheduled for March 1 - 2, 2014 as part of an exciting Howard Alan Events Spring line up. Festival at-a-Glance: -Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists -Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida -Original Artwork Handmade in America -250 artists from 30 different states -Prices set to suit all budgets - ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 -Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants -All artists on site for duration of festival -Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media -Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory -A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association. About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.: Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation's finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. For additional information on the 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 Photo Flash: Ron Mueck - Is it Real, or is it Art?
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Ron Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in the United Kingdom. He began his career working on the Australian children's television program Shirl's Neighbourhood. His early career was as a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, notably the film Labyrinth for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo, and the Jim Henson series The Storyteller. Check out some of his amazing work below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com from 12/29/2013 - 1/5/2014 #1: CARTAGENA Exhibition to Open 2/7
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2013

#1: Cartagena, an exhibition of contemporary art with both international and national artists, is a Biennial created with the idea of further enhancing Cartagena's image as a significant cultural center. In a city with existing deep connections to literature, cinema, music, dance and crafts art, the exhibition will honor these cultural manifestations through the artworks presented. Bringing together artists from different countries and generations, whose works will be exhibited throughout the city of Cartagena, the Biennial will include painting, sculpture, photography, electronic and audiovisual media, installation and performance. (more...)





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