Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014

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1) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 Sculptor Brian Grossman Receives National Honors
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

This month the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion Auxiliary concluded its final selection of winners for The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF). First Place in the category of sculpture is to be presented to Colorado artist Brian Grossman. The program is a national celebration of the talent competitions in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music for Veterans treated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national health care system. Sculptor Brian Grossman is a renowned artisan who, although afflicted with multiple sclerosis, has triumphed in both stone carving and bronze sculpting. This award is the culmination of a year-long jury process by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival will be held October 27 through November 2, 2014 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The VA medical facilities incorporate creative arts into their therapy programs to further rehabilitation for both inpatients and outpatients. The story of Grossman's perseverance showcases his success in the face of monumental obstacles. After serving four years with the US Coast Guard, Brian returned to Boulder to attend college. After completing his degree in art, he was diagnosed with MS. In spite of this progressively handicapping disease, Brian works in one of the most physically demanding mediums. The creative process is anything but gentle as he crafts in the unyielding materials of alabaster, marble and bronze. Yet, his abstract works speak to an inner beauty while their creation is paramount to his own therapy and serve as an inspiration to others. This recognition from the VA comes only months two of Grossman's sculptures were chosen as trophies for the 2013 and 2014 recipients of the MS Foundation's prestigious 'Barancik Prize.' The Barancik Prize is a grant awarded each year for innovative research in the cure and treatment of multiple sclerosis. 'We believe in the power and influence that one creative and driven individual can have on the course of future events in creating a world free of MS,' says Charles Barancik. Trilogy, the bronze sculpture which wins the VA Prize this year, was itself inspirational to the artist. As Grossman states, 'This specific bronze sculpture is best understood through the words which came to me while I was carving the stone original: The mechanism for learning is living. The mechanism for living is learning. Simply put, I am alive because of life's creative needs, not only sculpting, but living outside the box.' For more information on Brian Grossman, visit: or call Peter Trimarco 303.910.1884 MMG - Beyond Cinema are supporters of the MS Foundation and Bike MS, through their 2014 Sundance Media Studio and manage the relationship between artist Brian Grossman and the MS Foundation's 2013 and 2014 Barancik Award. (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 Funding Arts Broward Announces FAB/Knight 'New Work' Project Winners
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

The South Florida arts and cultural scene is enhanced with talent through three innovative, high quality art projects this Season, provided by Funding Arts Broward's FAB/Knight New Work Award. The three winners are The Coral Springs Museum of Art ($50,000) for a CSMART Digital Art Lab and Symposium; The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood ($20,000) for the exhibition Dave Muller: Too Old to Rock 'n Roll with Three Day Weekend; and NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale ($20,000) for the exhibition, Research and Development: Concerning Belonging. (more...)

3) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 Lehmann Maupin Presents Do Ho Suh's Exhibition, DRAWINGS 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Drawings, an exhibition of new works by renowned Korean artist Do Ho Suh. On display at both 540 West 26th Street and 201 Chrystie Street, the exhibition will highlight the significant role and varied forms drawing plays in Suh's oeuvre September 11-13. (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 BWW Reviews: The Bronx Museum, Sze It Now and Burcaw's Street Mural
by Barry Kostrinsky - August 18, 2014

Hop on the 4 or the D train and travel north young men and woman to see art in the South Bronx. No, that's not a typo, I did not mean to say go see the Yankees. Like many inner cities including Detroit, the Bronx is best known for high crime, poor health condition and low test scores; However these inner cities are also the breeding ground for countless innovative film makers, music makers, visual artists and thought provoking thinkers. The why and how the tough conditions of these neighborhoods breeds an aesthetic flourishing is perplexing to figure out. (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 BWW Interviews: BRUCE A. McCAUSLAND
by Mark C. Lloyd - August 20, 2014

Buffalo's Bruce A. McCausland is a busy man. (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 Museum of the Moving Image to Host Hou Hsiao-hsien Retrospective, 9/12-10/13
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Cinema movement, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes and an elliptical approach to storytelling, can be seen in such widely acclaimed films as Flowers of Shanghai, A City of Sadness, Dust in the Wind, and Flight of the Red Balloon. His modernist formalism was complemented by a humanist touch expressed most strongly in films that addressed Taiwan's history and identity, often laced with Hou's own memories. From September 12 through October 17, 2014, Museum of the Moving Image will present Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien-the first comprehensive Hou retrospective in New York since 1999. It includes all of Hou's seventeen feature films as director, presented on film (including two new 35mm prints), as well as rare shorts, and a selection of related films, among them Olivier Assayas's documentary HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang's seminal Taipei Story (starring, and co-written by, Hou), and Wu Nien-jen's rarely shown A Borrowed Life. (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 Cartoonist Ted Rall to Appear at the Strand Book Store, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

On Wednesday, September 3rd at 7pm, Ted Rall comes to Strand Book Store to discuss his latest work After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests. (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis Focus of New Exhibition, Opening 9/12 at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

From September 12, 2014 through February 1, 2015, the Jewish Museum will present From the Margins: Lee Krasner I Norman Lewis, 1945-1952. (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 Rare Russian American Quilt Is Focus of New Exhibition at The Jewish Museum, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection. On view from today, August 22, 2014 to February 1, 2015, this exhibition highlights a rare quilt (c. 1899), a fascinating expression of the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived immigrants. (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014 The American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL: "PAST FORWARD," 10/23-26
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed "Past Forward," explores how cultural touchstones needn't be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during its 2014 program from October 23 to October 26. Featuring a broad spectrum of creative storytelling-including interactive documentaries, performances, and a multi-media installation-the Mead Festival strives to illuminate the diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world, and offers intimate forums for discussion with filmmakers, film protagonists, and world-renowned scholars. (more...)


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