Learn from each other at this facilitated peer-to-peer resource-sharing meet-up. After breaking into groups, artists each get two minutes to present the specific challenge they are trying to meet. The rest of the group brainstorms on that problem for eight minutes. The facilitator keeps time and keeps the conversation on track.  October 25th.

SOUK, explores the interplay between texture, color, and form in a variety of media, from vintage textiles to contemporary painting. Inspired by the bazaars of Morocco, the show seeks to challenge the traditional model of exhibition curation by reconfiguring the gallery into a marketplace of artisanal objects and wares — maintaining the historical significance of the souk as a site of commerce and counterpoint to the present-day art fair.

This annual celebration of architecture and design returns to Tribeca Cinemas from October 18th until October 21st. Now in its fourth season, ADFF has become the premier festival for showcasing films about architecture and design. This year's festival at Tribeca Cinemas will offer more than 25 films from around the world, panel discussions with design leaders and filmmakers and architectural driving tours of lower Manhattan in a new Audi A8!

Enjoy a variety of food, art, music, and entertainment options in a Choose Your Own Adventure–style evening in the penthouse of Studio 450, a stunning venue overlooking the High Line. Mingle with other partygoers and bid on valuable art. Superimpose yourself into collection imagery, play games on the terrace, or receive a glittery makeover. By supporting this glittery event, you will help raise funds for the museum’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and its wide range of educational programming.

See and hear legendary artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono discuss her work and her latest book, “An Invisible Flower,” with New York Times architecture critic and global columnist, Michael Kimmelman on Monday, October 15th.

Performers in Fuerza Bruta run and tumble across a vertical wall of technicolor cloth, a man runs headlong through a wall, two people try desperately to connect from opposite sides of a huge spinning and whirling sail and performers dance in watery world just above the audience’s heads. This all takes place to a soundtrack that traverses thumping club beats to the mellow sounds of new world music.  Through November 4th.

In the second of a two-part exhibition, tiny downtown gallery Sometimes (works of art) presents “Pardon Our Disappearance,” a collection of photographs by artist Peter Scott. The exhibit examines the influence of affluent lifestyles on urbanism through photographs of luxury residential construction projects. The opening reception is Wednesday, September 19, from 6-8pm.

Downtown art gallery The Hole, now the standard-bearing home for artists who tread the line between street cred and art-journal review, presents the first solo show by LA-based draughtsman Eric Yahnker.  The artist’s photo-realistic style, combined with the size of his pieces (some as large as seven feet), make for an immersive experience. Couple that form with Yahnker’s devious sense of humor and the works land somewhere in the realm of pop-culture-obsessed spectacle.

Klompching Gallery and Ffotogallery present a talk and book signing on Saturday, September 15th at 2pm, with British artist Helen Sear.  Helen Sear’s third solo exhibition at the Klompching Gallery, features two new series, Sightlines and Pastoral Monuments, being shown for the first time in the United States.

Award-winning Brazilian photographer Bruno Cals returns to New York, with a spectacular series of mysterious and thoughtful color images from the same body of work as his critically acclaimed 2010 Horizons show. His 2012 Horizons exhibition features stunning landscape photography showcasing images that appear to be a reflection on space and time. Certain photographs appear earthly and endless, contrasting with images that feel confined and futuristic. Through September 28th.

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