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New York Ceramics Fair Reflects Country's Economic Improvement

New York Ceramics Fair Reflects Country’s Economic Improvement

The fourteenth annual New York Ceramics Fair reflected the country’s gradual shift toward a more robust arts economy with a slightly stronger gate, decidedly more active retail sales, and higher lecture attendance than the previous year’s Fair. The Ceramics Fair once again kicked-off Winter Antiques Week on a bitter cold Tuesday evening with a crowd...
Gordon Edelstein: The Actor’s Director

Gordon Edelstein: The Actor’s Director

By Susan Farkas Gordon Edelstein likes to kibitz. He’s just arrived at a Ninth Avenue restaurant from a preview of My Name is Asher Lev, a play he’s directing, and he spots an old friend, an aging actor, hobbling with a cane. “Now I know I’m in a classy establishment!” he calls to him and...
Broadway’s New Normal

Broadway’s New Normal

By Leslie (Hoban) Blake WHY BROADWAY IS SEEING STARS Once upon a time, New York theater actors aspired to be discovered so they could be whisked away to Hollywood, usually never to be seen onstage again. From Bogie and Cagney to Brando and Streisand, this was a one-way street—although a few like Henry Fonda, Melvyn...
Lisa Breslow’s New York State of Mind

Lisa Breslow’s New York State of Mind

Lisa Breslow’s solo show is at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Chelsea, through December 15 Lisa Breslow’s work is a love song to New York. The Village and the High Line, Chelsea, Long Island City and Central Park; these are her constant subjects. In her paintings and monotypes, Breslow visually plumbs the paradoxes of the...
Important Announcement from the International Print Center and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Important Announcement from the International Print Center and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Although IPCNY emerged unscathed by hurricane Sandy, many of our neighbors were not so fortunate, suffering disastrous damage. We send our deep concern and sympathy to them and to the many people beyond Chelsea whose lives and livelihood were so tragically impacted by the storm. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has sent the following information...
Divergent Worlds

Divergent Worlds

The two special exhibitions currently on view at the Montclair Art Museum, Saya Woolfalk: The Empathics and Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land, present drastically different aesthetics but have a small, yet significant, common thread– both are inspired by Native American art, of which the Museum has its own collection. Georgia...
CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC, AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW NYC BOOST NEW YORK’S FALL ART SCENE

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC, AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW NYC BOOST NEW YORK’S FALL ART SCENE

Two events + new art section draw 250 artists and artisans under one roof Oct. 19-21 at the Javits Center Contemporary Art Fair NYC and American Craft Show NYC in their third year, plus a section with installations by artists of Caribbean, African and Latin American ancestry, some of whom were part of the Art...
APERTURE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY BEGINNING FALL 2012

APERTURE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY BEGINNING FALL 2012

World-Leading Photography Foundation to Celebrate with Gala Dinner and Auction Magazine Relaunch, IPAD App, and Remix Exhibition Also Part of the Festivities NEW YORK, NY–Aperture Foundation, the leading nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography, will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary beginning in Fall 2012. Founded in 1952 by some of the most significant photographers of all...
London Swings: Carnaby Street to King's Road 1964-1974

London Swings: Carnaby Street to King’s Road 1964-1974

MINISKIRTS AND MOD SUITS COME TO THE MANHATTAN VINTAGE CLOTHING SHOW OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2012 On a street in London’s Soho neighborhood, young fashion and pop culture collided and the explosion continues to be heard a half-century later. In 1966 Time magazine wrote “Perhaps nothing illustrates the new swinging London better than Carnaby Street,...
Studio Batut is Bringing "Portrait Composites" to NYC

Studio Batut is Bringing “Portrait Composites” to NYC

THE GREAT-GREAT GRANDSON OF RENOWED FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER, ARTHUR BATUT LAUNCHES A STUDIO IN NEW YORK CITY COINCIDING WITH “FAKING IT” EXHIBIT AT THE METROPLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Photographer Paul Vinet has recently revived a part of his French family history here in New York City by launching Studio Batut. To celebrate and establish the studio...
Marble Collegiate Church

Marble Collegiate Church

Marble Collegiate does church the way you’ve always hoped it could be. Marble Collegiate Church is a diverse, inclusive, vibrant place of connection and community. It has been been part of the New York City landscape since 1854, so there has been a long time to work on getting the mix just right. The church’s...
Roberto Fernandez Dorticos

Roberto Fernandez Dorticos

The Modern painter Hans Hoffman once said, “The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color. Our entire being is nourished by it. This mystic quality of color should likewise find expression in a work of art.” The Contemporary Master Roberto Fernandez expresses the dialectical order of...
CRITICS PICKS

CRITICS PICKS

GALLERIES Weather Report: “Weather,” paintings and sculpture inspired by weather at Ricco Maresca Gallery, offers funny and sometimes terrifying riffs on the forces of Mother Nature. Bring your galoshes. Through Aug. 17. Ricco Maresca Gallery, 529 W. 20th St., 3rd Fl., 212- 627-4819, riccomaresca.com. [Melissa Stern] MUSEUMS Midway Modernism: The second of a threepart exhibition...
The Puzzle: Marble’s Theater Festival

The Puzzle: Marble’s Theater Festival

By Rebecca Harris On Monday, June 25, one West Side church will transform into a live theater for a week of never-before-seen plays performed in front of an audience. Monday marks the beginning of production week for The Puzzle Festival of New Work, a theater festival that will showcase the unfinished plays and musicals of...
Critics Picks

Critics Picks

CLASSICAL Reading Music: The Music Manuscripts Online project began in 2007, providing more than 900 manuscripts (almost 42,000 pages) of classic compositions now digitized and described for posterity. View works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Liszt, Mahler, Massenet, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Puccini, Schubert and Schumann, among many others, all in their own hand....
CRITICS’ PICKS

CRITICS’ PICKS

GALLERIES Editorial Eye: Aperture Foundation presents “Delpire & Co.,” featuring a half-century of achievement in the life and career of visionary French publisher, editor and curator Robert Delpire. Through July 19, Aperture Foundation, 547 W. 27th St., 4th Fl., 212-505-5555, aperture.org. [Valerie Gladstone] CLASSICAL Fiddler with the Phil: Violinist Pinchas Zukerman plays with the New...
The CityArts Interview

The CityArts Interview

By Elena Oumano Bill Bragin, “curator/presenter” of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, clued into music’s transcendental effects early on. As a teen on Long Island, friends gathered after school in his record-strewn bedroom to hear his latest vinyl discoveries. Before one track had even finished, Bragin would be setting...
Critics’ Picks for the Week of May 24, 2012

Critics’ Picks for the Week of May 24, 2012

MUSEUMS Dream Weaver: Thai artist and poet Pinaree Sanpitak’s new installation and textile works, “Hanging by a Thread.” She will also have a solo show at the Chrysler Museum this October. Through June 1, Tyler Rollins Fine Art Ltd., 529 W. 20th St., 10W, 212-229-9100, trfineart.com. [Valerie Gladstone] GALLERIES Heliontrope: A luminous exhibition of a...
Pavlov’s Franchise

Pavlov’s Franchise

The Delusion of Marvel’s The Avengers Previous Marvel Comics superhero movies such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor were like roughly cut puzzle pieces that looked odd and unfinished by themselves—pretend movies derived from already established brands. Most of them, particularly Jon Favreau’s dung-colored Iron Man, were poorly directed. Now, fitted together in...
Skin Storm

Skin Storm

Naughty Naked Nude Controversy at The Met By Mona Molarsky Do women have to be naked to get into the museum? The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest photo show suggests that—in 2012—the Guerilla Girls are still on target. Naked Before the Camera, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is presented as the history of the...
Limor Tomer

Limor Tomer

Limor Tomer became a curator of performance—the role she took at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last July—after a crisis of confidence. She had studied piano as a child raised in Israel, come to New York City with her family at age 13 and studied at Juilliard and the classics professionally for 10 years. But...