Thursday, December 29, 2016

In recognition of HIFF's 25th Anniversary in 2017, we are offering our loyal audience the following new array of
You know that our founder passes provide the best access to HIFF's movies, panels, parties and special events. With more levels and benefits now available, find the perfect Silver Anniversary Package for everyone on your list.
Reminder: sale ends at 11:59pm on Saturday, December 31. 
(*Members & past purchasers, check recent email for deeper discount links.)

Join HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent for our annual Winter Classic screening at Guild Hall on January 7!
HIFF is honored to revisit Alan J. Pakula‘s majestic 1962 drama TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote and starring Gregory Peck, both of whom won Academy Awards for their work. 
Baldwin and Nugent will host a conversation following the screening.
(Members, note procedures to receive your discount.) 

 LABA PresentsDRUNK Other Wine: A Night of Art, Drinking, and Torah

at the 14th Street Y
January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm

NEW YORK: What could be more pleasant and liberating than being intoxicated, and what could at times be more horrid? Are we, by drinking, allowing our "other side" to manifest itself in the open? What happens when we find this "other side" too scary - or perhaps more dangerously, too attractive? All this, and more at DRUNK, LABA's annual art and study fest subtitled Other Wine: A Night of Art, Drinking, and Torah on January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Theater at the 14th Street Y 344 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003.
The intoxicating pairing of fine wine and ancient Jewish text are jolted to life by the contemporary artistic works of this year's LABA fellows at DRUNK.  Sommelier and wine merchant for V.O.S. Selections, Ronald Jordan,ancient text scholar and winner of the 2015 "Sapir Prize" for Hebrew Literature. Reuben Namdar, and 10 LABA Fellowswill take us through a four course exploration of text and art, present  and future, intoxication and cultural clarity.  It is through this dichotomy, that we discover the essence of LABA's DRUNK. 

Throughout the evening, the 14th Street Y LABA Fellow's work will share an artistic response to the curated wine and provocative Jewish texts. As Fellows explore the theme of OTHER we wonder, can wine be divine? Can wine be demonic?

"There is so much stimulation from these texts and this is an intellectual setting to explore them; I encourage you to taste the wines and taste the texts," said Muszkatblit, attaching a poeticism to the parallels between the literary richness of the passages and the complex flavors of the wines."  -NY Blueprint

In a celebration of the Fellow's many artistic disciplines, each artist will have an individual response to "otherness" which is expressed through their own artistic process and unique aesthetic.  Performances range from Israeli folk dance to a film on relationships, to the inner monologue of Noah's wife, to drunken identities investigating gender. DRUNK takes the audience member through an immersive experience as they taste wine, watch performances, and learn the text that inspired the evening. 
There will be nudity in this performance.

Once the work of the LABA Fellows has concluded, the night continues with more wine, bites, at a post-show reception and curated Silent Auction featuring fabulous items from the world of wine and beyond as well as . For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

LABA Fellows include; Hadar Ahuvia, Laura Beatrix Newmark, Hanan Elstein, Michael Gac Levin, Elana Greenfield, Gordon Haber, Abigail Katz, Michael Leibenluft, Keren Moscovitch, Judith Shulevitz, Gil Sperling.  Read more at

The evening will include the follow works: 

GIL SPERLING "uncovered" 
A video performance inspired by a talmudic text that touches on castration fear and the troubled sexual relation between sons and their fathers. 

MICHAEL LEIBENLUFT "I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours"
Before there was sex, we were seduced by intimacy, privacy, and secrecy. Reaching back into our earliest memories to find the origins of shame, desire, and difference.

FRANNY SILVERMAN "That's What She Said"
Brief musings on Noah's complicated relationship with leadership, family, and adult beverages from the woman who was there through it all.

This film explores gender, performance and intimacy in an age of deconstruction. A drunken text, devised by drunken identities and read through drunken bodies. We will investigate excess, confusion and carnal hermeneutics.

ELENA GREENFIELD "There is Wine, and There is Wine (The "Other Side")"
Before Babel we lived in a linguistic Eden; utterance, synergy, potency. After Babel we drink and lip sync. With Lizzie Olesker and Eric Borlaug.

GORDON HABER "Drunken Rice" 
Excerpts from an as-yet-unnamed story that explores otherness through a Jewish infantryman in combat in the Korean War.

HADAR AHUVIA "Everything you have is yours?" 
We'll begin teaching the Israeli folk dance 'My Beloved is Mine'. We start the dance face to face, the Israeli on the one hand the Yemenite appropriated on the other. 

$25 ADVANCE // $30 at Door
$75 VIP/Ticket includes welcome glass before the show, reserved seating, and recognition in the program.
About LABA
LABA is a laboratory for Jewish culture in which we use classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of new art. Developed by the 14th Street Y in 2007, LABA programming includes a house of study, artist fellowship program and LABAlive, a series of performances, public events, and gallery shows for children and adults.

About The 14th Street Y
The 14th Street Y is a thriving and dynamic community center located in the heart of the East Village. Our members have access to over 50 fitness classes per week, lap and family swim times, childcare, pick-up games in our basketball gymnasium and a fitness center filled with a full range of cardio and weight equipment. Membership at the Y also gives you access to arts and culture programming,as well as early registration and discounts on all Y classes and programs like camps, preschool, and Two by Two.

Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at:

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays Redling Fine Art, Mana Contemporary, Christine Carrier Arts

Happy Holidays

Redling Fine Art

Happy Holidays 2016
Christine Carrier Arts wishes you a healthy, joyous, prosperous and peaceful 2017.

Morte Holiday Cher from Moto d'Epoca, Urban Expositions, Camron PR, John Szoke Fine Art

Happy Holiday from All of us At Fine At Magazine, 

I am sharing with you all of the wonderful Christmas and Holiday Greetings from my emails. We get mail and notices all year long from wonderful and creative people, companies and artists. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share your work. OX to all Jamie 

We wish everyone a happy and dazzling Christmas full of emotions and so much love !!
Moto d'Epoca Roma Enrico Solari  
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Art Hamptons | Happy Holidays from Urban Expositions


Goodbye, 2016,


Pablo PicassoLe Saltimbanque au repos, 1905 (probably Spring/Summer).  Drypoint printed on Arches laid paper with Arches watermark.  From the Suite des Saltimbanques (Plate X).  One of a few impressions printed before steelfacing.  Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right.  Printed by Delâtre, 1905. Image: 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches. Sheet: 12 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Framed: 15 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches.  (Bloch 10) (Baer 12.a)

Here's looking forward to a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017...

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Principle Gallery, Tablinum Cultural Management and William Holman Gallery Wishing Fine Art Happy Holidays, I am sharing with you

Buon Natale - Merry Christmas - Joyeux Noël!

Il nostro destino più vero è essere trasformati dall’Amore.

Buon Natale!

Lo staff di Tablinum Cultural Management ringrazia tutti gli artisti, gli scrittori, i colleghi e tutti gli utenti che, a vario titolo, hanno contribuito a rendere questo 2016 ricco di importanti traguardi.
Arrivederci al 2017 con nuovi grandi progetti ancora insieme!
Our true destiny is to be transformed by Love.
Merry Christmas!

Tablinum Cultural Management would like to thank all the artists, writers, colleagues and everyone who, in different ways, have contributed to make this 2016 full of important milestones.
Goodbye to 2017 with new projects still together!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from William Holman Gallery!

We will be opening the 2017 season on January 12, 2017 with a Group Showfeaturing works of Liene Bosquê, Sally Tittmann, Peter Bonner, Tom Judd, 
Michael Davis, Anthony Brownbill and Ewerdt Hilgemann.  

Rebecca Bird, Sour Grapes, 2015, oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches

Founded in 2012, the William Holman Gallery exhibits an international array of contemporary artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, new media and installation. The roster emphasizes extensive educational training, and a life-long dedication to their artistic craft.

Chip Holman and Virginia Ciccone
William Holman Gallery
360 Riverside Drive, Apt. 8A
New York. NY 10025

Louie Stern Gallery & All Hands In Gallery Holiday Cheer shared with our FineArtMagazine blogers

 I am excited to share a new venture with you. I have long dreamed of opening a restaurant. Six years ago I partnered with friends experienced in the restaurant industry, and last month we opened All Hands in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair Thursday, January 12th, 2017


(West Palm Beach, FL – Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 15, 2017)


Chul Hyun Ahn, Two Squares, 2016 ** Chamberlain, Softenedbysnow, 2007 ** Keith Haring, Untitled, 1984

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach will make its debut in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach) on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 with an exclusive VIP Preview sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate benefitting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society.

Collectors, art connoisseurs and art world luminaries alike will have the opportunity to acquire investment quality Blue Chip contemporary, Post-War works from 50 top international galleries over the four days. These premier galleries will come to the prestigious county of Palm Beach and the City or West Palm Beach from as far as Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Venezuela. Participating galleries have previously been featured in numerous prominent international fairs including TEFAF in Maastricht and New York, The Armory Show, Masterpiece London, Art Miami, Expo Chicago and many others.

The Fair, which will curate and offer the best works from the 20th and 21st centuries by nearly 1,000 artists, will take place in the intimate and modern setting of a 65,000 square foot clear span pavilion centrally located between City Place and the luxurious Hilton West Palm Beach.

Additionally, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary has also partnered with the historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, which will serve as a satellite venue and exclusive cultural partner for the fair, and celebrate the Fair with a special exhibit of artist Sophie Ryder’s monumental and small-scale works, which will extend through April 2017, courtesy of Waterhouse & Dodd.

The fair will kick-off with an event entitled, Spotlight Luncheon in 2017: Evolution of an Artist presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach at theKravis Center's Cohen Pavilion, where life-long creative Bernie Taupin will discuss his career and evolution as an artist. A special selection of Mr. Taupin’s works will be on exhibit and for sale at the luncheon with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Cultural Council and the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. For ticket information, please visit:

Also at the fair, Visual and Recording Artist ABH (Al Baseer Holly) brings his successful “Childhood Access Memories Exhibition” to Benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (PJCF). ABH’s work has been quietly collected by those in the know. The art work on display will be highly sought after tosupport a great cause and the PJCF will use the proceeds from sales to help fund the “Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter Community High School.”

Tickets: $25 one-day pass. $55 multi-day pass.  Students 12-18 & Seniors 62+ $18. VIP Preview Benefit: $150.
 ·       Hours: Opening Night VIP Preview Thursday, January 12th5PM – 9PM.
·       General Fair Days Friday & Saturday, January 13th-14th11 AM – 7 PM,
·       Sunday, January 15th11AM – 6 PM

I am sharing my Holiday Cards and Greetings with all, best Jamie

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson
January 20 through May 21, 2017
**Press Preview: Thursday, January 1910–11:30 am**
New York, NY, December 13, 2016 — One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems. Nevertheless, her work was essentially unknown to contemporary readers since only a handful of poems were published during her lifetime and a vast trove of her manuscripts was not discovered until after her death in 1886.  

Often typecast as a recluse who rarely left her Amherst home, Dickinson was, in fact, socially active as a young woman and maintained a broad network of friends and correspondents even as she grew older and retreated into seclusion. Bringing together nearly one hundred rarely seen items, including manuscripts and letters, I’m Nobody: Who are you?—a title taken from her popular poem—is the most ambitious exhibition on Dickinson to date. It explores a side of her life that is seldom acknowledged: one filled with rich friendships and long-lasting relationships with mentors and editors.  

The exhibition closely examines twenty-four poems in various draft states, with corresponding audio stops.  In addition to her writings, the show also features an array of visual material, including hand-cut silhouettes, photographs and daguerreotypes, contemporary illustrations, and other items that speak to the rich intellectual and cultural environment in which Dickinson lived and worked. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with Amherst College. 

“Emily Dickinson’s work—and life—remain endlessly compelling to literary scholars and to the larger artistic community,” said Colin B. Bailey, director of the Morgan Library & Museum. “With its experimental poetics and vivid language, her verse continues to be a source of critical inquiry, while her quiet, unassuming years in Amherst are celebrated in music, theatre, and the cinema. The Morgan’s exhibition explores a less well-known aspect of her life—her personal and professional friendships—that will surely delight and surprise exhibition-goers.”

The only authenticated image of Emily Dickinson, Daguerreotype, ca. 1847. The Emily Dickinson Collection, Amherst College Archives & Special Collections. Gift of Millicent Todd Bingham, 1956, 1956.002.

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the North American premiere of Silencio Blanco's

January 19-22, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the North American premiere of Silencio Blanco's dramatic production of Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón (Chiflón, Silence of the Coal), based in part on the writings by distinguished Chilean author Baldomero Lillo. Devised over two years during trips to the mining town of Lota in Chile, Chiflón confronts the intertwined histories of mining and the labor class.  The performance follows a young miner, forced to leave his home after a coal mine collapses. His only chance to keep working is to head to the area of Chiflón de Diablo, known as one of the most dangerous places a miner can work in Chile. Chiflón features hand-constructed marionettes, and is performed with a minimal sonic score and no dialogue so as to connect with audiences through a common theatrical language without cultural, age, or social barriers. Silencio Blanco's Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón takes place January 19-22, 2017 at MCA Stage, and opens the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

Based in Santiago, Chile, the artists from Silencio Blanco are known for their handmade puppets, modeled using newspaper. In the montage, human sensations are represented through everyday situations and familiar gestural movements, telling a universal story of humanity in the face of adversity. Bunraku and marionette puppeteers create a powerful illusion that their puppets are human characters.
The company was formed in 2010 by media artists Santiago Tobar and Dominga Gutiérrez, who met while students at the legendary Theater School of the University of Chile. The current group is made up of seven puppet artists and sound artist-composer Ricardo Pacheco. They work collaboratively and to date have created three full-length works, De PapelPescador, andChiflón, employing puppets and more recently, film. Tobar serves as artistic director and head puppet maker. Prior to forming Silencio Blanco with Gutiérrez, Tobar was master puppeteer with Compañía Teatro Milagros, collaborating with artistic director-designer Aline Kuppenheim in the company's award-winning multimedia works El Capote and Sobre la Cuerda Floja (Over the Tightrope).

Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón runs 50 minutes and takes place Thursday-Saturday, January 19-21, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 22, at 3 pm. Tickets are $30. Tickets are available at the MCA Box Office at 312.397.4010 or

Interesting Basalt Metate Jaguar Barakat Gallery

Basalt Metate in the form of Jaguar
6.375 inches (16.2cm) high x 9.5 inches (24.1cm) wide
1st Century AD to 5th Century AD

This exquisite ceremonial metate was the most important ritual object of its time. Serving as a special 
purpose, high-status grave offering, its function as a metate was secondary to its form. There is no 
evidence of its use as a grinding surface, for the rough interior area of the stone bowl has not been 
smoothed by the use of a mano. In fact, this powerful object, when placed in a tomb, represented both 
elite control over food production and the promise of rebirth and new life. 

The jaguar form of the metate is almost modern in its dynamism. Its head and tail are incised with a 
geometric pattern, perhaps representing the animal's spots. The long tail, which curves to the side and 
attaches itself to the back leg, gives an appearance of swift side-to-side movement. The fierce looking 
N- shaped incisors and teeth, coupled with the curved shape of the legs makes one expect to see the 
animal move forward, adding an attribute of life to this stone feline. The creative artistry evidenced in this 
piece and other ceremonial metates of its time contributed to the creation of the first freestanding 
sculpture in the region. The legacy of this jaguar continues into the present for its power and beauty is 
still a joy to behold.

For more details or further reading please click on the image above.
Barakat Gallery
London: 58 Brook Street, Mayfair, London +442074937778 
Beverly Hills: 421 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California +13108598408
Seoul: 58-4, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, South Korea +821034973413