Obie Award winner Tracee Chimo, who can currently be seen in Second Stage Theatre's production of Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally, is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project: an evolving portrait and interview collective of artists inspiring the New York Stage. Ms. Chimo is also set to play multiple roles in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles in its upcoming Broadway run. Ms. Chimo's photos and interview, posted Thursday, October 16th, can be viewed on The Creative Faces Project website: www.thecreativefacesproject.com .
George Street Playhouse opened its 2014-15 season with its production of John Patrick Shanley's 'Outside Mullingar,' on stage now through November 2. Starring are John Bolger, Patricia Conolly, Ellen McLaughlin and David Schramm. David Saint is director. Check out photos of opening night below!
Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project -- an evolving portrait and interview collective of artists inspiring the New York stage. Her photos, posted Thursday, October 9th, can be viewed below!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 24, 2014 – The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces an exhibition entitled MEX Collects: Recent Gifts & Acquisitions, which will feature a dramatic selection of over 30 recent pieces recently gifted to The Mexican Museum. Visuals are available upon request.
Obie Award winner Steven Boyer, best known for originating the roll Jason/Tyrone in the Off Broadway hit Hand To God is the latest featured artist in The Creative Faces Project: an evolving portrait and interview collective of artists inspiring the New York stage. His photos and interview, posted today, October 2nd, can be viewed here and on The Creative Faces Project website: www.thecreativefacesproject.com.
S U S A N G O L D S M I T H
Objects of Reflection
September 4-27, 2014
Thanks to everyone who came out to Susan Goldsmith's opening last Thursday at Gallery Henoch. An early review of the show by Tanya Silverman is up at BRT Blog. If you're wondering what you missed on Thursday, check out this video of the opening.
Longtime arts patrons Ann and William Van Ness welcomed guests to their art filled townhouse for a very special kickoff cocktail reception for the committees and honorees of the upcoming ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee which takes place Monday, October 6, 2014 followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Scroll down for photos from the soiree!
Hagins & Mortimer Design, the newly launched venture of acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Hagins and noted artist, art advisor and collector Richard Mortimer hosted the Hamptons debut of Charleston Plein Air painter Linda Fantuzzo at their recently opened design gallery at 9 Windmill Lane, Southampton, 11968. Scroll down for photos from the event!
Invitations to parties and galas at magnificent private homes in the Hamptons are always coveted but the hottest ducat last week was the lecture by architect, historian Gary Lawrance, co-author with Anne Surchin of Houses of the Hamptons: 1800-1930 held in one of the largest private residences ever built on the East End, Whitefield formerly known as The Orchard. Sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum, the talk quickly sold out and several hundred guests filled the baronial music room at the sprawling estate. With its soaring, carved mahogany wood walls, coffered ceilings with hand painted embellishments and a fireplace that one could stand inside, the Music Room was the ideal setting for a discussion about the Gilded Age. Scroll down for photos from the event!
Celebrate the time-honored tradition of Western craftsmanship at the 23rd Annual Trappings of the American West Exhibition & Sale, September 28-December 7 at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), 3101 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship (DCAF). Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork!
The third edition of Art Southampton, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair for acquiring investment quality works of art opened last night with huge success, where top collectors, curators, art advisors and influencers kicked off the weekend-long event. Taking place on the 18-acre estate behind the Southampton Elks Lodge, the Platinum VIP saw over 1,500 top collectors of the East End, and throughout the elegant evening, attendance exceeded last year's VIP Preview of 4,200 guests. Scroll down for photos!
The summer group show has entered its last month, just in time for Todd Kenyon's two new paintings. Kenyon specializes in big canvases of beach and sky. The surf never looked so good as in Ocean Road Beach Bridgehampton by Kenyon.
An exhibition entitled Lotus Heaven, following her 2013 major retrospective exhibition at The Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy, of 20 paintings by Yang Yanping -- the leading woman artist of her generation and a pioneer in the field of Chinese contemporary ink painting. The exhibition's opening is set for Sunday, 2nd November 2014, 18:00 - 21:00 and runs 30th October - 8th November 2014 at 66 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NE. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork!
STILL LIFE: 1970s Photorealism will be on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art, July 19 to November 9, 2014, featuring works by Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit, Idelle Weber and more. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the exhibition!
Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park opens to the public on June 26 at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, and will be on view weekdays through August 27. Organized by Jonathan Kuhn, Parks Director of Art & Antiquities, and Jennifer Lantzas, Parks' Public Art Coordinator, the show is mounted on the occasion of the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the New York World's Fairs of 1939-40 and 1964-65. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the artwork!
Chris Armstrong's new painting, White Wash, proves that Armstrong is the master of the crashing wave. White Wash captures the wild energy of these crashing ocean waves, transmitting the felt sensation of ocean mist on the face on a bright, windy day.
On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, jewelry designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig, five time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield, hit reality series So You Think You Can Dance creator & celebrity judge Nigel Lythgoe, FOX Business Network Anchor and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo, U.S. Representative Ed Royce, Fashion Designer Elie Tahari, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. Commander - U.S. Pacific Fleet, Secretary of State Senior Advisor and Former United States Ambassador to Italy David Thorne, National Guard Bureau Chief, General Frank J. Grass, USA, TV host and humanitarian Yue-Sai Kan, Grucci Fireworks, Felix Grucci, Tim Zagat, co-Founder, co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Zagat Survey and more than 100 other distinguished Americans gathered to receive the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. Scroll down for photos from the event!
“Color Field,” a new, permanent public art installation by artist Ivan Toth Depeña was installed May 17, 2014 at the Federal Center Station in Lakewood, Colorado, the third largest city in the Denver Metro area.
Public School/ Middle School (P.S./M.S.) 89 in the Northeast section of the Bronx will celebrate the arts in a big way during an evening of theater, music, dance and visual art on Friday June 6, 2014 at the school located at 980 Mace Avenue (between Williamsbridge Road and Colden Avenue) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening's program will feature a gallery presentation of students' fine art and graphic design work, performances from talented vocalists as well as dramatic presentations, including an excerpt from 'High School Musical'. Joining the school for the festivities will be New York State Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, a supporter of the arts in schools. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork!
One of the wonderful things about mounting the current Spring Group Show at Gallery Henoch is having the opportunity to showcase the breadth of new work by our talented artists. This week we're highlighting Gary Ruddell's two new paintings, First Study for Leap of Faith, and First Study for Portrait of Marriage. Ruddell's narrative-driven paintings capture scenes reminiscent of a distant memory. Pulled out of the context of time and specific location, Ruddell's subjects are explorers in a dream-like landscape on the verge of a great discovery. Discover these striking paintings for yourself when you stop by the gallery.
'Hope,' a multi-panelled artwork created by three classes of visual art students at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, was awarded a First Prize in the 2014 student art competition at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, Long Island. The work was designed and built during the summer of 2013 at the renowned summer arts day camp, which is also an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York. It was conceived as a visual metaphor for the chronology of events that precipitated the Holocaust and its aftermath. The Usdan winning prize, in the Multi-Media/Still category, was awarded at the Center on Sunday. May 18. Scroll down for photos!
Highly acclaimed actress, Linda Lavin, known widely for her hit '80s sitcom 'Alice' followed by her 'later life success' in a string of acclaimed Broadway performances, said just three weeks ago that she's determined to have her artist husband Steve Bakunas exhibit his lifelong anthology of portrait and landscape paintings, of which she's his favorite subject. Just last week, she got her wish when Bakunas hosted a private viewing of his body of work for the downtown art scene in the SoHo loft office of Nancy Trent. Scroll down for photos!
René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 24, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. A collaborative effort between three museums, the exhibition will make its final stop at the Art Institute following its premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on September 28, 2013 and its current run at the Menil Collection, Houston.
Over 350 guests flocked to Watermill for The Parrish Art Museum's annual Spring Fling community party, fundraiser and networking event this Saturday. Perhaps it's cabin fever or simply the thought that summer is a coming, the annual fete draws a crowd of local business professionals that relish the opportunity to greet old friends, share a cocktail with new ones and hit the dance floor all while knowing the importance of the event in raising funds for the Parrish Educational programs.