Monday, June 29, 2015

New Museum Announces Culminating Demo Day for Inaugural Year of NEW INC: open to the public July 10 to 30, 2015.

New Museum Announces Culminating Demo Day for Inaugural Year of NEW INC, the First Museum-led Incubator for Art, Design, and Technology

Museum Will Partner with Red Bull Studios New York to Present an Interactive Showcase of Collaborative Projects Born from the NEW INC’s Founding Class

New York, NY…Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Karen Wong, Deputy Director, cofounders of NEW INC, today announce the year-end programs for the inaugural class of the New Museum’s incubator for art, design, and technology. Led by NEW INC Director Julia Kaganskiy, select members will present their start-ups and key projects at NEW INC Demo Day taking place in the Museum’s theater on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Later that evening, NEW INC will kick-off its partnership with Red Bull Studios New York with demonstrations by presenters and the debut of an interactive showcase of nine collaborative projects by NEW INC members.

“We’ve been a radical, future-leaning institution since our inception. Experimentation and risk-taking is part of our DNA, and incubating artists, curators, and cultural practitioners is something we’ve done throughout our forty-year history,” said Lisa Phillips.

NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator, is a shared workspace and professional development program supporting one hundred of New York’s top creative practitioners as they expand models and strategies for growing their businesses and develop new ideas at the intersection of culture, technology, and innovation. Conceived by the Museum in 2013 and launched in September 2014, the incubator is a not-for-profit platform that furthers the Museum’s ongoing commitment to “New Art and New Ideas.”

“NEW INC is a new paradigm in supporting creative practice operating at the forefront of emerging technology. Our community straddles art and business, culture and technology. We are incubating genre-bending work that doesn’t neatly fit into the white box, the black box, or the gift box,” said Julia Kaganskiy.

One of the incubator’s distinguishing elements is the collaborative, cross-disciplinary community it fosters. NEW INC’s partnership with Red Bull Studios New York challenged NEW INC members to create collaborative installations, experiences, tools, performances, and products that highlight the exceptional fluidity of its community. The resulting interactive showcase will put these new creative technologies on display for the public to see, touch, and taste from July 10 to 30, 2015. Several products developed at NEW INC will also be available for purchase through The Gift Shop at Red Bull Studios New York.

“Fractal Beauty” July 1 at 4:00 PM by Alex Kontorovich - Mo-Math/ Museum of Mathematics

Got Kids in NYC/ Maybe this is for you

I am into Fractals; Ck this out let me know if you like it at all. 


Haines Gallery July 9 - August 29, 2015 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


 Rob Craigie

 Nigel Poor

 Allison Smith


In gallery two 
Cairo-based, artist-run space 

Organized with 
 Taha Belal & Jenifer Evan

July August 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

 Rob Craigie, 75 Hot Dogs: The Tuvalu Dog Stamp Specimens, 1999

Haines Gallery is pleased to present The Collectors, a group exhibition bringing together three artists whose practices have their basis in the selection, accumulation, and documentation of objects, images, and experiences. Far greater than the sum of their parts, each of the works included in the show accrues meaning through inspired acts of gathering, arranging, and cataloging. In conjunction with The Collectors, Haines Gallery turns gallery two into a temporary outpost for Nile Sunset Annex, an ambitious artist-run space operating in a flat in Cairo, Egypt. 
Malak Helmy, A salt rock exits a video and becomes a puddle of blue #1, 2013
 Fiberglass, 13.5 x 18 x 10 inches, Installation shot at Nile Sunset Annex
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1887 Photo of Van Gogh, Take a look and judge for your self is is real

This group photo from 1887 is reportedly the first photo ever found of Vincent Van Goghafter he became an artist. If experts are correct, then the man third from the left (and smoking a pipe) is the legendary artist himself.

Over at the magazine L’Oeil de la Photographie (“The Eye of Photography”), French photo expert Serge Plantureux writes that the photo first came to his attention after it was brought to him by two individuals who had purchased it at an estate sale.
The owners had long been interested in 19th century artists, and they believed that they recognized faces in the photo, and “it was possible that one of the figures around the table was someone whose true face had .

Cocurata caught my eye/ CK it out






Thursday, June 25, 2015

Get Ready for the East End Week End: Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, Jake Lear preforms 6.26 @ 6:30PM

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Dear Friends,
Jake Lear will be performing a very special live solo show at the Museum tomorrow night, Friday, June 26th, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Stop by and enjoy live blues and roots music in an intimate setting! Details are below along with our upcoming events.
- The Museum Board & Staff
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Jake Lear



Friday, July 26th | 6:30 - 8:00pm

Jake Lear will be performing a very special live solo show at the Museum on Friday, June 26th, 2015 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Stop by and enjoy live blues and roots music in an intimate setting.
Raised on the music of John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix and Howlin Wolf, Jake Lear is dedicated to the music of the blues. Spending years in Memphis, TN along with his drummer Roy Cunningham and bassist Carlos Arias recording three albums.
For more information about Jake visit
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Richard Ellis, Portrait of Carcharodon carcharias

SHARK! The Misunderstood Fish

July 3rd - 29th

Featuring the work of renowned artist and marine biologist Richard Ellis, as well as pieces by April GornikDan RizzieDonald SultanDalton PortellaJoe AlvesSavio MizziDavid PintauroAnnie SesslerAnthony AckrilJames Katsipis and jewelry by FIN, this exhibit will examine the extraordinary history and biology of sharks through art, fossils, film, and life-size replicas.

Opening Reception with Richard Elllis and 40th Anniversary Screening of JAWS

Friday, July 10th | 6 - 10pm, Jaws starts at8pm

Join us for the opening reception of the art exhibit SHARK! The Misunderstood Fish featuring the work of world-renowned artist and marine biologist, Richard Ellis. Other distinguished artists include April Gornik, Dan Rizzie, Donald Sultan, Dalton Portella, Joe Alves, Savio Mizzi, David Pintauro, Annie Sessler, Anthony Ackril, James Katsipis and jewelry by FIN. When the sun goes down, we’ll be hosting an outdoor 40th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS on the Museum’s front lawn. Wine, beer, light food and refreshments will be served.
Suggested contribution: $20
Pre-registration is available by RSVP above and guarantees entry.

Family Night - Picnic, Children’s Activities, Screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Saturday, July 11th | 6 - 10pm, Pirates starts at 8pm

Join us for a fun-filled Family Picnic including Cromer’s fried chicken, wine, Dreamy Coffee and Ice Cream provided by Sylvester & Co. Modern General™, and more. Children’s activities including balloon twisting and juggling by Jester Jim, painting, story telling, arts and crafts by Barefoot Kids camp, shark education kits and more! And when it’s dark, stay for an outdoor screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl on the front lawn of the Museum.

Lecture with Richard Ellis

Sunday, July 12th | 10am - 12pm

Come for an intimate lecture and multi-media presentation by world-renowned marine biologist, author and artist, Richard Ellis entitled “The Adventures of a Shark Painter” which includes fishing and conservation expeditions with Peter Benchley, Frank Mundus, Rodney Fox and others. Richard will also be signing books and prints of his artwork that will be available for sale.
Admission is FREE. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis so RSVP above.

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art: I am What I am Not Yet: A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment June 25th 6:00 - 8:30 PM

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Opening Reception

I am What I am Not Yet: A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment

June 25th 6:00 - 8:30 PM 

Curated by Diana Buckley, thru Aug. 21, 2015
Featuring:  Nichole van Beek, Christian Berman, Erik den Breejen, Deborah Brown, Maria Louisa Calandra, Jaqueline Cedar, Austin Eddy, Charlotte Evans, Matthew F. Fisher, Xiao Fu, Charlotte Hallberg, Steven Hirsch, Benjamin King, Osamu Kobayashi, Lauren Luloff, Katherine Newbegin, Gary Petersen, Sarah Peters, Willie Wayne Smith, Letha Wilson, Birgit Wolfram, and Sun You.   
Nichole van Beek, Doodad, 2015 acrylic and fiber paste on dyed canvas 22 x 22 in
Big things are happening in 2015. In Brooklyn, things are changing fast, and artist Meccas are being created. This rapid change spurs creativity and innovation, and in a few short years, Brooklyn has become a global brand. The eyes of the entire world are following Brooklyn to determine what happens next. 

On June 25, 2015 Brooklyn comes to Westchester. 22 re-defining, Brooklyn artists, representing a sampling of the Brooklyn vanguard, will be exhibiting their newest work at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale.  If you've been reading about all the dynamism taking place in this borough, this is your opportunity to get a firsthand experience of Brooklyn's pulse. 

The exhibit title, I am What I am Not Yet, is inspired by a quote of the late philosopher of aesthetics, Maxine Greene.  Greene believed that artworks we encounter are "situated encounters", meaning, an audience of a given artwork apprehends that work in the light of their backgrounds, biographies, and experiences.  In I am What I am Not Yet, 22 Brooklyn based artists have each experienced Brooklyn through their own unique lens, and try to relate their own "situated encounters" in a way that, in aggregate, conveys a multi-faceted interpretation of Brooklyn.

*The gallery is accessible via the Metro North train, Scarsdale stop - one block walking distance from the Scarsdale station.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Two modernist exhibitions open at Nassau County Museum of Art on July 25

Chagall, Degas, Léger, Miró, Picasso and more…

Two modernist exhibitions open at
Nassau County Museum of Art on July 25

Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection
Long Island Collects Modern Art 

Fernand Léger
Un Chien et oiseu dans le paysage, 1952
Oil on canvas
25 x 36 inches
Dr. Harvey Manes

In a sweeping showcase of modern art, Nassau County Museum of Art opens two exhibitions, Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection and Long Island Collects Modern Art on Saturday, July 25. The exhibitions remain on view through November 8, 2015. The previous advance announcement of the showing of the Saltzman Family Collection is replaced by these two exhibitions that together fall under the title THE MODERNS: Chagall, Degas, Léger, Miró, Picasso and more….

THE MODERNS:  Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection continues celebrations of the Museum’s 25th anniversary year with an exhibition of early 20th-century modern art. The exhibition honors the Museum’s Founding President, the late Ambassador Arnold A. Saltzman, who during his life formed one of America’s great private collections of early modernist painting and sculpture. The exhibition includes works by well-known modernists such as Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Constantin Brancusi, Edgar Degas, Robert Delaunay, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and many others. 

THE MODERNS:  Long Island Collects Modern Art, organized by guest curator Franklin Hill Perrell, draws together choice examples of 20th-century art from significant Long Island collections. This special presentation embraces a wide range of treasures by pioneering artists of the modernist era, among them Matisse, Monet, Renoir, Dali, Léger, Chagall, Miró, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.

The Museum is offering several public programs that will serve to enhance and illuminate the works on view. The Brown Bag Lecture series of exhibition talks will be presented on August 27September 24 and October 29. Jake Gorst, author of a book on his grandfather, modernist architect Andrew Geller, presents a talk on his famous relative on September 26. Art historian Miriam Brumer discusses works in the Saltzman family collection on October 17. On November 7, Shirley Romaine discusses Serge Sabarsky, who mounted exhibitions of German and Austrian Expressionist works beginning in 1989 when he was the first director of the newly privatized Nassau County Museum of Art. A 30-minute documentary, Edgar Degas of Dandies, Ballerinas and Women Ironing, screens daily. Please visit for details and registration information.

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Docent-led tours of the exhibitions are offered at 2 p.m. each day; tours of the mansion are offered each Saturday at 1 p.m.; meet in the lobby, no reservations needed. Tours are free with museum admission. Family tours and art activities are offered Sundays from 1 pm; free with museum admission. Call (516) 484-9338, ext. 12 to inquire about group tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students with ID and children aged 4 to 12. Members and children under 4 are admitted free. The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, days/times and directions or log onto

Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered and accredited by New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution and is governed by a privately elected Board of Trustees. The Museum and its programs are made possible through the support of Nassau County under County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Legislature; the Board of Trustees and Museum Members; Sponsors of Exhibitions and Events, Government and Foundation Grants, Corporate and Private Donors as well as earned income.

Berkshires Arts Festival~July3-5

The 14th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival at Ski Butternut will be a fabulous weekend of discovery featuring the outstanding work of 200 artists & artisans, an eclectic mix of demonstrations, live music, delicious cuisine, and entertainment for the kids.
Whether you are a serious art buyer, casual collector, or just looking for a day of fun for the entire family, the Berkshires Arts Festival will be the highlight of your July 4th weekend.
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Meet the Artists

Don't miss the opportunity to see one of the most interesting collections of fine art and fine craft in all price ranges and categories direct from the artists studios.
Jewelry, wearable art, textiles, wood, furniture, ceramics, leather, glass, sculpture, photography, paintings and more will give everyone the opportunity to find a beautiful work of art or peice of furniture for home or office or the perfect gift.
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John Myers Trio
Friday. Cool jazz.
Lucky 5
Hot jazz and swing Saturday and Sunday.
The Puppet Brigade
Interactive puppet shows every day.
New This YearMimosa MadnessSunday Only.
Boxology Treasure Hunt. Every day.

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14th Berkshires Arts Festival

Ski Butternut | Rt.23
Great Barrington, MA
Fri - Sat   July 3 & 4  10am-6pm
Sunday     July 5       10am-5pm
Adult $13 • Senior $12 (65+, with ID)
Student $6 (with ID) • Weekend Pass $14
Children under 10 Free
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PO Box 480, Slate Hill, NY, 10973 - (845) 355-2400