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Save Your Photos Day launch is Huge SuccessSave Your Photos Day launch is Huge Success
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

E-Z Photo Scan reports the inaugural Save Your Photos Day (http://www.saveyourphotos.org), held Sept. 27 at locations around the world, was an unprecedented success in raising awareness for the importance of preserving family photos and memories. There were 64 picture-scanning events in four countries, featuring hundreds of volunteers donating thousands of hours to the cause. (more...)


Sideshow Announces Licensed Premium Art Prints from the Comic WorldSideshow Announces Licensed Premium Art Prints from the Comic World
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Sideshow is proud to announce the launch of a premium art print collection from the expansive worlds of Marvel, DC Comics, and Sideshow's own original property, Court of the Dead. The dynamic and engaging artwork curated for this new program finds its genesis in the designs that inspire Sideshow's world-renowned statues and figures. (more...)


Artlightenment Prepares 6th Annual FestivalArtlightenment Prepares 6th Annual Festival
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Artlightenment, now in its 6th consecutive year, is boasting local talent from painters to sculptors, screenwriters to fashionistas. The festival will showcase underwater photographer Christy Lee Rogers, actress and filmmaker Carla Christina Contreras, celebrity photographer Raeanne Rubenstein, screenwriter Annie Kananack, and fashion designer Elisabeth Donaldson of Monarch Clothing. Each is bringing a unique element to the show and will deliver a special presentation during the festival. Underwater photographer Christy Lee Rogers will deliver a seminar prior to the show titled 'Making a Career as an Artist,' on Nov 13. Rogers' work has been described as, '...undeniably contemporary yet also timeless,' by writer Duncan Beebe for Eyemazing Magazine. Rogers' seminar will be followed by Carla Christina Contreras with her seminar 'Secrets to a Long and Successful Acting Career.' Contreras was born and raised in Hollywood and has been acting since the age of three. On Nov 14, celebrity photographer Raeanne Rubenstein will deliver a talk on 'The Funny Side of Art and Film,' which echoes the central theme of the 2014 Artlightenment showcase. Rubenstein has worked with some of the biggest names in movies, music and pop culture such as Andy Warhol, French director Francois Truffaut and iconic singers Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, among others. Screenwriter Annie Kananack will deliver the workshop 'From Screenplay to Big Screen,' on Nov 15 to encourage future screenwriters. Kananack says, 'I am most alive and fulfilled when I'm writing,' and takes her inspiration from the films of the 30s and 40s which are very character driven. The seminars have been an integral part of the festival since its inception, where successful artists pass on their knowledge to others. Robyn Morshead is founder of the annual art show. An artist and filmmaker herself, she gears the event toward the advancement of every artist and filmmaker who participates or attends. The festival will take place Nov 13 - 15 at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville, 1130 8th Ave S, and all are welcome. For more information, visit artlightenment.com. (more...)


South Street Local Artists Open on Fulton StreetSouth Street Local Artists Open on Fulton Street
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

SOUTH STREET LOCAL ARTISTS, four independent New York City artists/designers, have made a home at 93 South Street, corner of Fulton, directly across from Pier 15. Open for only two weeks, you can find unique, customized, and exclusive items, including handcrafted jewelry, fine art, sunglasses, cards, t-shirts, and more. (more...)


Touch Performance Art and OBERON Presents THE WIG, 11/14-1/9Touch Performance Art and OBERON Presents THE WIG, 11/14-1/9
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Touch Performance Art, the innovative immersive club theater production company, is proud to announce internationally touring electro-percussionist and DJ, The WIG, to headline their hit show AcousticaElectronica at the American Repertory Theater's OBERON. (more...)


Grayson Perry Portraits on View Beginning Today at the National Portrait GalleryGrayson Perry Portraits on View Beginning Today at the National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Politician Chris Huhne, a young female-to-male transsexual, Northern Ireland Loyalist marchers, and X-Factor and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Rylan Clark are among the subjects of a new display by Grayson Perry, to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, and to be featured on his new Channel 4 series. (more...)


Retrospective of Artist Hilda Green Demsky Held in Larchmont TodayRetrospective of Artist Hilda Green Demsky Held in Larchmont Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Opening Reception: Today, October 25 3-5pm MAG Gallery, 126 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY. Hours: Tues-Sat 11-5pm. Exhibition Oct 21-November 15. Hilda Green Demsky, a Fulbright Fellow, recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant and winner of the Andy Warhol Visual Arts Residency, has had an extensive, multi-faceted career focusing on the ebb and flow of her life. From the Pennsylvania coal mines of her youth, to our polluted waterways, to the cosmos, to the parks of New York and New England (Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park), Ms. Demsky shares the highlights of her career as a fine artist in this 60-year retrospective exhibition. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art & Design, Ms. Demsky began paintings of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, which were exhibited at City Center Gallery and Lincoln Center. Travel has been a big influence in her outpouring of canvases, as she received numerous art residencies, awards and fellowships from all over the world creating landscape, abstract and environmental paintings. Her outer space artworks were inspired by an invitation to witness a launch at the NASA Space Center in Florida after receiving the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship. Her exhibition at the National Gallery of Costa Rica reflected her love of painting 'en plein air' on canvas and Mylar. A resident of Larchmont, NY, Ms. Demsky has been a member of the Mamaroneck Artists Guild for 42 years and is a member of the Katonah Museum Art Association, the Pen & Brush, and National Association of Women's Artists. The book, 'Hilda Green Demsky: The Flow of the Artist's Life and Work,' containing her biography and more than 100 color photographs of her paintings, will accompany this exhibition. Contact: For more information contact: Suzanne Montresor MAG Gallery Director 126 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont NY Tel: 914 834-1117 (closed in August) e-mail: mag2120@verizon.net or JordanaAlford@gmail.com, (617) 750-2085 (more...)


Museum of Northern Arizona Holds 11th Annual 'Celebraciones de la Gente' This WeekendMuseum of Northern Arizona Holds 11th Annual 'Celebraciones de la Gente' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Celebrate Mexican cultural traditions in a festive and vibrant setting at the 11th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente, a lively festival of the Day of the Dead, this weekend, Oct. 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Festival admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors (65+), $7 students (with ID), $6 American Indians, and $6 youths (10-17). Children 10 and under are free. (more...)


Art Gallery Tours New York Hosts Lower East Side Tour TodayArt Gallery Tours New York Hosts Lower East Side Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

'Art Gallery Tours New York' announces a Lower East Side art gallery walking tour for today, Oct. 25 at 1:00 PM - rain or shine. Meet at 196 Bowery near Spring St. Cost of tour: $25. (more...)


The Flint Museum of Art Opens THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES Exhibit TodayThe Flint Museum of Art Opens THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES Exhibit Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

The Flint Museum of Art presents The Art of Video Games exhibit, today, October 25 through January 18, 2015. (more...)


PS122 Announces 2015 COIL Festival LineupPS122 Announces 2015 COIL Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Performance Space 122's contemporary performance festival, COIL, returns for its tenth anniversary year. Known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance, this year's COIL 2015 festival spans interdisciplinary art working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where and when performance is experienced. (more...)


Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History TO Display Nature's Best Photography ExhibitSmithsonian's National Museum of Natural History TO Display Nature's Best Photography Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

The National Museum of Natural History's annual “Nature's Best Photography” exhibition brings images from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian. The popular show features 60 large-format prints—some at nearly life-sized proportions—with two accompanying high-definition videos. On the second floor of the museum, visitors are taken along on a virtual global safari and introduced to the image makers and their stories from behind the camera lens. (more...)


New Museum Names Joseph Grima as Director of IDEAS CITYNew Museum Names Joseph Grima as Director of IDEAS CITY
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum, today announced the appointment of Joseph Grima as Director of IDEAS CITY—the institution's high-profile ideas festival that explores the future of cities with culture as a driving force. Through conferences, workshops, commissions, projects, and exhibitions, DEAS CITY is a collaborative, civic, and creative enterprise that investigates key issues, proposes solutions, and seeds concrete actions. IDEAS CITY builds on the New Museum's mission of “New Art, New Ideas” by expanding the Museum beyond its walls into the civic realm. (more...)


The Brooklyn Museum to Hold Target First Saturday, 11/1The Brooklyn Museum to Hold Target First Saturday, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

On November 1, Target First Saturday celebrates the thriving art community of Brooklyn and our exhibition Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond through artist projects, music, and performances. Highlights include music by PitchBlak Brass Band and Brooklyn Bodega; projects by Crossing Brooklyn artists Bryan Zanisnik, Nobutaka Aozaki, and Project EATS; and a UnionDocs presentation of the Living Los Sures project, a collaborative web documentary about the changing landscape of South Williamsburg. (more...)


Frost Art Museum FIU Honors Dr. Carol Damian with Farewell ReceptionFrost Art Museum FIU Honors Dr. Carol Damian with Farewell Reception
by Anna Bencivengo - October 24, 2014

More than 100 of Miami's arts and community leaders attended a reception October 21st at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU in honor of Dr. Carol Damian's farewell, celebrating her leadership and contributionsas she steps down as director and chief curator at the end of this month. In keeping with Dr. Damian's passion for art from the Americas, the event also served as the launch of the Frost's new endowment for Latin American and Caribbean art, announced by museum benefactor Tony Ulloa, who established the new endowment with his lead contribution. (more...)


Leah Selakovic Promotes Scholarships for Female ArtistsLeah Selakovic Promotes Scholarships for Female Artists
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

SINGAPORE - Art blogger and philanthropist Leah Selakovic has long been a supporter of women in the arts. Most recently, she has been vocal on the topic of scholarships for female artists. With the costs of schooling rising astronomically for all fields, paying for college can be an enormous challenge, but for artists who struggle with money to begin with, it is especially overwhelming. Factoring in the fact that schools in the fields of art, music, and film are typically even more expensive and require pricey materials, many young talents are unable to find a way to finance their education. It often pays off to research grants and scholarships that are offered and in recent years, more and more women-centric scholarships have been emerging that are aiming at encouraging female artists to follow their creative career. (more...)


The National Gallery of Victoria Presents FRIDAY NIGHTS AT JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, Now thru 2/6The National Gallery of Victoria Presents FRIDAY NIGHTS AT JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, Now thru 2/6
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

During The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier the National Gallery of Victoria will be transformed into a late night destination for the return of its popular Today Nights series. (more...)


2014 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Festival Kicks Off Interactive Art Series Today2014 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Festival Kicks Off Interactive Art Series Today
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Life is Beautiful Festival unveils another pillar for its 2014 culture festival taking place today, October 24 through Sunday, October 26. The art program is designed to create a live urban gallery that is seamlessly integrated into the festival footprint by employing several mediums of visual art from large-scale murals and instalments to interactive art centers and immersive galleries. (more...)


Brooklyn Museum Opens Retrospective of Artist Judith Scott TodayBrooklyn Museum Opens Retrospective of Artist Judith Scott Today
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Judith Scott--Bound and Unbound will be on view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum from today, October 24, 2014, through March 29, 2015. (more...)


Development Centers Presents Annual Fall Fundraiser, sPOOF! TonightDevelopment Centers Presents Annual Fall Fundraiser, sPOOF! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Development Centers, a nonprofit human-services organization, announces the date for their popular Annual Fall Fundraiser, which this year is titled: sPOOF! The festivities will take place this evening, October 24 th at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel located in Novi, Michigan. (more...)


Peter Blum Gallery Presents Joseph Montgomery's DOLL INDEX TodayPeter Blum Gallery Presents Joseph Montgomery's DOLL INDEX Today
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Doll Index is a new body of work representing Joseph Montgomery's continuing exploration of the shim - a tapered wedge of material typically used to fill gaps or spaces between objects to influence their levelness. The exhibition includes monumental wall pieces in lacquered MDF, compositions of cardboard sprayed with plaster, and layered assemblages. Recently, Montgomery has rearranged the repeated shim form into the representation of a figure. (more...)


Peter Saul's FIGARO Exhibition on View Through 1/3 at Gallery MetPeter Saul's FIGARO Exhibition on View Through 1/3 at Gallery Met
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

Peter Saul's FIGARO is an exhibition of five original paintings presented in conjunction with the Met's season-opening new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. (more...)


TREASURES FROM THE JACK BRADLEY COLLECTION Exhibit on View at Louis Armstrong House MuseumTREASURES FROM THE JACK BRADLEY COLLECTION Exhibit on View at Louis Armstrong House Museum
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

Beginning October 21, 2014, the Louis Armstrong House Museum's new exhibit "To Jack Bradley, the 'Greatest' Photo Taker": Treasures from Jack Bradley Collection takes center stage at the museum. (more...)


BASQUIAT: THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS Exhibition to Open in April 2015 at the Brooklyn MuseumBASQUIAT: THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS Exhibition to Open in April 2015 at the Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

Eight rarely seen notebooks created by Jean-Michel Basquiat between 1980 and 1987 that have never before been presented to the public form the core of a new exhibition, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, on view at the Brooklyn Museum from April 3 through August 23, 2015. The exhibition features 160 unbound notebook pages, filled with the artist's handwritten texts and sketches, along with thirty related paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works drawn from private collections and the artist's estate. (more...)


Rita Ackermann Presents FREEZER BURN, 11/8-12/20Rita Ackermann Presents FREEZER BURN, 11/8-12/20
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

FREEZER BURN is a group exhibition organized by Rita Ackermann. It draws its title from the very antithesis inherent to the making and the experience of art. (more...)




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