Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Athena Film Fest: Are You ready!!!!


2015 Awardees include Sheila Nevins, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Cathy Schulman

Festival returns to Barnard College
February 5 – February 8, 2015

New York, NY (December 9, 2014) - Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Women and Hollywood announced today that the fifth annual Athena Film Festival – a celebration of women and leadership – will return to Barnard’s campus in Morningside Heights from February 5 – 8, 2015.  Celebrating and honoring extraordinary women in the film industry, the festival highlights films that showcase women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.  With a program including screenings, master classes, and Q&A panels with filmmakers and stars, the 2015 festival is set to inspire, entertain and recognize industry leaders.  Regina K. Scully, the Phoebe Snow Foundation and the Artemis Rising Foundation are the festival’s Founding Sponsors. Festival co-chairs include: Amma Asante; Julie Parker Benello; Debra Martin Chase; Dan Cogan; Diane Levin; Jon Levin; Regina K. Scully and Rachel Weisz.

The Athena Film Festival is proud to unveil this year’s recipients of the Athena Film Festival Awards, which honor actors, directors, producers and other members of the film industry for their leadership and creative accomplishments.  This year’s awardees include Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films, Gina Prince-Bythewood, director, writer and producer behind films such as Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees and Beyond the Lights, and Cathy Schulman, Academy Award-winning producer, President of Mandalay Pictures, and President of Women in Film, known for films including Crash, The Illusionist, Darfur Now and Bernie.

The Athena Film Festival is also pleased to announce the return of the Athena List, which has been called the “gender conscious cousin” of The Black List, and highlights 3-5 completed screenplays with strong leading female characters that have yet to be made into films.  The festival will also illuminate the story and process behind some of the featured films with Q&A panels including cast members and filmmakers.  Ticket holders will have the opportunity to learn from a range of industry leaders, both behind and in front of the camera, with a curated program of master classes.  Full information on these programs will be released January 2015.

“We could not be more proud to see the festival celebrate its fifth year shining a light on women as creative, inspirational and essential pillars of the entertainment industry,” said Regina K. Scully. “As founding sponsor we are privileged to have seen the festival grow and to continue participating in what is certain to be one of the most dynamic programs to date.”

“This year’s awardees epitomize the leadership and ingenuity that women bring to the entertainment industry everyday,” said Kathryn Kolbert, co-founder of the Athena Film Festival and Constance Hess Williams Director for the Athena Center.  “We are excited for the festival to once again bring the Barnard community and campus to life with film and entertainment fans embracing all the festival has to offer.”

“We are thrilled to reveal the women we are honoring at this year’s festival, and look forward to announcing the full slate right after the new year,” said Melissa Silverstein, co-founder and Artistic Director of the Athena Film Festival and founder of Women and Hollywood. “As a festival we continue raise the visibility of accomplished women in the industry and create a four day celebration of work that highlights women's leadership in ways that are courageous and thought-provoking.”

Early bird passes for the festival are now available online.  Individual ticket sales and the announcement of the lineup will take place in early January 2015.  Please visit http://www.athenafilmfestival.com for regular updates, announcements and to purchase passes.  

Now in its fifth year, the Athena Film Festival -- a celebration of women and leadership -- is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors, producers and actors, as well as activities for filmmakers, will be held Feb. 5-8, 2015 in the heart of New York -- at Barnard College (117th & Broadway).


Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry. In only seven years, it has grown to be one of the most respected sites focused on women's issues and popular culture, and its founder, Melissa Silverstein, has become a well-respected leader on the subject.  For more information, visit: http://blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/


Established at Barnard College in 2009, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies is a catalyst for the education, development and advancement of inspired and courageous women leaders worldwide. Renowned civil rights attorney, Kathryn Kolbert, is the Center’s Constance Hess Williams Director.  For more information, visit: http://athenacenter.barnard.edu/


The idea was bold for its time. Founded in 1889, Barnard was the only college in New York City, and one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men. This year, Barnard celebrates 125 years as the premier liberal arts college for women at Columbia University and remains devoted to empowering extraordinary women to become even more exceptional. For more information, visit www.barnard.edu.



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Kashya Hildbrand Gallery Scope Miami Beach

Scope Miami Beach
2-7 December 2014
The Scope Pavilion, 910 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Heekyoung Jeon, Daydream (detail), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 324 cm
We warmly welcome you to SCOPE MIAMI BEACH, where we are pleased to present a selection of work by Sanggon Chung, Max Gimblett, Caroline Jane Harris, Ran Hwang, Heekyoung Jeon, Sujeong Kim, Edward Lentsch, Sama Mara & Lee Westwood and Robert Schaberl. Find us at Booth E03.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday 2 December: By invitation or Platinum VIP card only
Wednesday 3 December 11am – 8pm
Thursday 4 December 11am – 8pm
Friday 5 December 11am – 8pm
Saturday 6 December 11am – 8pm
Sunday 7 December 11am – 8pm

SCOPE Pavilion
910 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Alexandre Arrechea, Last Days of Champlain, 2012, stainless steel, 14 1/2 x 188 1/2 x 12 inches, MagnanMetz Gallery

Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), the city's original and longest running contemporary and modern art fair, celebrates its 25th anniversary, together with its adjacent sister fair CONTEXT(www.contextartmiami.com), presenting an array of dynamic projects and exhibitions as the anchor event of Art Week in Miami.  Established collectors, members of the press, curators, museum professionals and art world luminaries have first access to view and acquire important works during the VIP Private Preview TomorrowDecember 2, which benefits the PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami andMiami Light Project. The event also displays a luxurious collection of the latest automotive designs from Maserati.  Both fairs open to the public Wednesday, December 3 through Sunday, December 7, during which Christie's International Real Estate hosts an interactive booth at the entrance of Art Miami, exhibiting international luxury residential real estate offerings.  With a combined exhibition space covering three city blocks and totaling 250,000 square feet, Art Miami and CONTEXT have grown to include a roster of more than 200 galleries, showcasing 1,875 artists from 60 countriesaround the globe.

Maintaining a preeminent position in America's contemporary art fair market, Art Miami annually features monumental and compelling artwork from international galleries, including modern masters and the latest in contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the U.S.  This year, Art Miami will feature 28 new exhibitors, adding to the elite spectrum of galleries.  Now in its third year, CONTEXT will showcase 45 new exhibitors for its 2014 edition.
"We are delighted to once again present and build upon the recent successes of Art Miami and CONTEXT, two distinct fairs that have truly become part of the cultural fabric of the city and Miami Art Week," said Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff.  "The special programming, exhibitions and installations at Art Miami are world-class,and we're confident attendees will notice and enjoy each fairs' growth and progressive direction this year."

Curated exhibitions will be presented throughout the Art Miami and CONTEXT pavilions and outdoor courtyard.  Highlights of this year's special programs include:Perceived Values, Hot Spots, The Director's Project, A Piece of Me, Art from Berlin, Miami Light Project, 1AN Symposium, a collection of unique Banksy works presented by Keszler Gallery, and a special auction of the official commemorative image created for Art Miami's 25th Anniversary by cultural icon Jerry Powers.
"The exhibitions and programs at CONTEXT will be even bigger and more impressive than in previous years," said CONTEXT Director Julian Navarro.  "In addition to showcasing a solid group of international galleries, CONTEXT is unique in that it will feature a series of solo artist projects, curated spaces, unique programming, conversations and events - all aimed to immerse and entertain our attendees."
peter sarkisian
Peter Sarkisian, VideoMorphic Figure (Robot 5, Version 3), 2014, Sintered 3D print, powder coated steel and aluminum, video projection, audio, 14 x 14 x 40 inches, Modernism, Inc