Tuesday, January 29, 2019

On Seeing, A Journal. #287 January 22nd, 2019 Bioethicist, Peter Singer

On Seeing, A Journal. #287

January 22nd, 2019

Bioethicist, Peter Singer

Since ethics is much in the news these days, both its presence and its absence, the time seemed right, for my Above and Beyond project, to invite to the studio for portraits and an interview one of the most renowned ethicists of our time. Peter Singer is a 72-year-old Australian-born professor, philosopher, and author whose 1975 book, “Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for our Treatment of Animals,” is the “Silent Spring” of animal rights.

He is a central figure in the increasingly important field of bioethics, and teaches at the University of Melbourne and Princeton University
Time magazine has named Singer among the 100 most influential people in the world.  In 2012 the Australian Government made him a Companion of the Order of Australia, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Singer is a co-founder of Animals Australia and the founder of The Life You Can Save. He has written 29 books and more scholarly articles than I care to count.

Lehman, BMCC Art Galleries to Host Tandem “Mediums of Exchange” Exhibition

Lehman, BMCC Art Galleries to Host Tandem “Mediums of Exchange” Exhibition

Bronx, NY – Are you ready to follow the money?

Andy Warhol, “Dollar Sign Series” (1982)
Lehman College and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) will present “Mediums of Exchange,” a two-part art exhibition that opens first at BMCC on Jan. 31 and then at Lehman on Feb. 9. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public at both locations, marks the first collaboration between two of the largest gallery spaces in the City University of New York (CUNY) network.

“The show is the first of its kind at CUNY,” said Bartholomew F. Bland, director of the Lehman College Art Gallery. “In essence, ‘Mediums of Exchange’ is a single show spread between two gallery spaces, one ‘uptown’ at Lehman and the other ‘downtown’ at BMCC, with different groupings of artists featured at each space. We hope our patrons will follow the show from one location to the next to get the whole experience.”

“Mediums of Exchange” presents more than 30 contemporary artists who appropriate and contextualize money, using currency as a material in their work or taking a conceptual approach to the global economic system. 

Exploring the ever-changing forms and uses of currency, the artists in “Mediums of Exchange” engage in sociological, psychological, and economic approaches that raise new questions about the role of money around the world. Andy Warhol, who frequently spoke about his fascination with the dollar, is the chief historical reference point for the artists in this exhibition.

Lisa Panzera, director of the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, said, “We are very excited to be working in collaboration with Lehman College Art Gallery and with these incredible contemporary artists, who are investigating varying aspects of currency, how it circulates, and what it represents in our current global society.”

Both galleries will host receptions to kick off the exhibit, also free and open to the public, on Feb. 6 at BMCC and on Feb. 13 at Lehman. During the Lehman reception, the Lehman Stages Bronx Music Project, a student and alumni musical group, will present money-themed selections such as “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “I Need a Dollar.”

“Mediums of Exchange” is co-curated by Bland and Panzera. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated 120-page catalogue published by CUNY with essays by Bland, Panzera, and Georgette Gouveia, editor of “WAG” magazine.

“Mediums of Exchange” – Downtown
When: Jan. 31 – March 30
Where: Shirley Fiterman Art Center
             Borough of Manhattan Community College
             81 Barclay St.
             New York, NY
Reception: Feb. 6 at 6-8 p.m.

“Mediums of Exchange” – Uptown
When: Feb. 9 – May 4
Where: Lehman College Art Gallery / Fine Arts Building
             Herbert H. Lehman College
             250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
             Bronx, NY
Reception: Feb. 13 at 5-8 p.m.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

For the love of Horses. Brook USA, continues to help working horses, donkeys, mules, and the families that rely on them, in some of the poorest communities in the developing world.”


Barbara M. Gilbert and Mark Beausoleil Join
Brooke USA’s Board of Directors
 – Brooke USA announced the appointment of two members to their board of directors. Mark Beausoleil and Barbara M. Gilbert joined the board to support the organization’s mission to significantly improve the welfare of working equines in the developing world.

“We are so happy to welcome Mark and Barbara to Brooke USA’s board of directors,” said David Jones, DVM, chairman of the board. “They both bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to help working horses, donkeys, mules, and the families that rely on them, in some of the poorest communities in the developing world.”

Mark Beausoleil, first senior vice president and retail banking division head for South Florida with Valley National Bank, has nearly 20 years of experience in leading all aspects of retail banking including sales and service management, commercial and small business lending, retail operations leadership revenue and cost of funds management and marketing.

Originally from Massachusetts, Beausoleil received a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State University and earned his master’s in organizational leadership in at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  He is active in the South Florida community, serving as a board member for the Miami Rescue mission, chairman of the board of C.A.R.E Elementary School and was the chair of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Light the Night Walk” in 2014 and 2015. He is also a member of the Florida Bankers Association.
Barbara Gilbert is a senior advisor with Castle Wealth Management. Originally from Larchmont, New York, she also calls Philadelphia and South 
Florida, home and focused her career there. She is a national speaker on the topics of wealth planning, wealth management, women and wealth, philanthropy and nonprofit management.

Through her ownership of BMG & Associates, she became a Certified Fund Raising Executive and is a planned giving and capital campaign expert. She is a member of the 100 Women in Finance Group, New York, and was elected in 2013 to the membership of "The Executive Women of the Palm Beaches."

Gilbert served as vice president of Fleet Private Client and vice president for Bank of America Wealth Management, Palm Beach. She was a vice president and client strategist with Wachovia and national sales manager for Wells Fargo Wealth Division, also in Palm Beach. At Commerce Private Bank, Gilbert was managing director for both Philadelphia and Palm Beach. Most recently, she served as a financial advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott in Palm Beach and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Gilbert is active in the Philadelphia, and South Florida communities. She currently serves on the Women's Leadership Board of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and is a past board member for Easter Seals, Arthur Ashe Tennis and Education and the Rock School of Ballet. She is a member of The Junior League, Palm Beach County. She is a past board member of the Historical Preservation Association of Coral Gables. Gilbert is passionate about causes that benefit children and animals.

“With South Florida as Brooke USA’s leading market and home of our signature event, Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™ & White Party, we could not be happier with our two new board members," said Emily Dulin, Brooke USA executive director. "Together, they’ll help us take this event to the next level, increasing goodwill and raising more funds for our cause.”
Brooke USA’s mission is to significantly improve the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. Through the programs funded, Brooke USA helps equine owners, service providers and governments in the developing world to implement scientifically proven, practical, sustainable and culturally relevant solutions to enormous animal welfare challenges.

Brooke USA raises funds to support a wide variety of programs for working horses, donkeys and mules to help them become (and remain) healthy and happy, now and in the long term. The programs also benefit families who depend on working equines to help them earn a living. Most of the programs funded by Brooke USA are directed by Brooke, the world’s largest international equine charity: the leading experts on working equines around the globe. Through a worldwide staff of approximately 1,000 (primarily nationals), Brooke currently operates in 11 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, and Brooke USA supports many of those programs in addition to others.

The organization's signature event, Brooke USA's Sunset Polo™ & White Party, will be held Friday, March 22 at 5:30-11 p.m. at the Wanders Club in Wellington, Florida. The not-to-be-missed event sets an idyllic scene with white cabanas overlooking the tournament-sized polo field and festive lit pool. As the sun sets the exhibition polo match begins, followed by a gourmet meal and celebrity entertainment.

With over 1,000 people in attendance each year, Sunset Polo & White Party events have raised $1.2 million to benefit Brooke USA, directly improving the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Click here to purchase tickets or contact Events@BrookeUSA.com for more information.

To learn more about Brooke USA, please go to www.BrookeUSA.org or call 859-296-0037.

Yang Mushi: Vanishing into Thin Air Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing 12.1 – 3.3.2019

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Illuminating 1, 2018, white neon tube, iron sheet, stone-like coating, 87.5 × 161.9 × 18 cm, Courtesy of The artist and Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne

照明1,2018,白色霓虹灯管,铁皮,真石漆,87.5 × 161.9 × 18 cm,图片由艺术家和麦勒画廊提供
Yang Mushi: Vanishing into Thin Air

Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing

12.1 – 3.3.2019

Opening: Saturday, Jan 12, 4–6.30pm

杨牧石: 原地消失



Galerie Urs Meile Beijing is pleased to announce Vanishing into Thin Air a solo exhibition of the young emerging Chinese artist Yang Mushi (*1989). In his third solo presentation after Illegitimate Production and Compulsory Execution, during which the artist used various methods to grind found tools into an array of geometric shapes and textures, the artist furthers his meditations on such topics as urban development, evolution, and labor relations.

About the Artist


Yang Mushi was born in 1989 in Jiangxi Province, China and currently lives and works in Shanghai. In 2014 he graduated from the Sculpture Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He held his solo show Compulsory Execution at Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne and Broken Torso at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) in 2018 and Illegitimate Production at Galerie Urs Meile Beijing in 2016. His most recent group exhibitions include: Annual Arts Exhibition Between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries - The Universe, Ox Warehouse, Macau, China (2018); Modern Time, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2018); The Dark Matters, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2017); Visual Questions—Young Artists’ Visions and Experiences, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2017); Everyday Legend, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Prudential Eye - Asia Contemporary Art, Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2016); WE – A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016) and No Holds Barred – Young Generation from China, OpenART Biennial, Örebro County Museum, Örebro, Sweden (2015). Currently, he is participating in HEIMAT – The 2018 Guang’an Field Art Biennale and the group show Transfinite – Shanghai Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition held at SPSI Art Museum in Shanghai. Yang Mushi was nominated for Asian Contemporary Art as the “Best Emerging Artist Using Sculpture” (2016).



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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Huntington Art Council, Masters Showcase FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019 6 - 8pm

6 - 8pm     
On View Through February 9, 2019
Free Event, All Are Welcome 
Main Street Gallery
213 Main St., Huntington N.Y. 11743 

Masters' Showcase features those artists who won a Best in Show or Honorable Mention for the 2018 Exhibition year! 
This year the participating artists are  Harper Bella, 
Patty Eljaiek, Steven Goldleaf, Jan Guarino, Lenore Hanson, Melissa Johnides, Drew Kane, Virginia Khuri, Joanne Klein, Margaret Minardi, Denis Ponsot, Alissa Rosenburg, & 
Patrick Shea

About Huntington Arts Council
Now celebrating its 56th Anniversary, the Huntington Arts Council is a legitimate 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council's programs reach over one million Long Island residents, and it serves the entire region with its cultural listings at www.huntingtonarts.org. The Huntington Arts Council has been designated a "Primary Institution" by the New York State Council on the Arts, a title meaning "vital to the cultural life of New York State." The Council is the official arts coordinating agency for the Town of Huntington, and serves as the primary regranting agency on Long Island for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), in addition to its services to over 600 member cultural organizations and individual artist members. Programs are made possible in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Town of Huntington, the Suffolk County Department of Cultural Affairs, the County of Suffolk, corporations, foundations and individuals.

SLADMORE is exhibiting at Palm Beach 10-13 January 2019.

SLADMORE is exhibiting at Palm Beach 10-13 January 2019. We will be bringing works from the very best of our contemporary artists: Nic Fiddian Green, Edouard Martinet, Mario Dilitz, Sophie Dickens and Rose Corcoran. In addition, we will be showing a small selection of related historical works by Rodin, Marini, Maillol, Haseltine and Bugatti.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion 

825 S Dixie Hwy @ Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For further information on the fair click here
Sladmore Contemporary
32 Bruton Place
London, W1J 6NW

+44 (0)20 7499 0365
Sladmore Gallery
57 Jermyn Street
St James’s
London, SW1Y 6LX

+44 (0)20 7629 1144