As of January 10th, 2012, John Miserendino began work on his project, Pavilion, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use its public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. For Pavilion, Miserendino has reinterpretted Dan Graham’s original plans for his architectural structures. The middling reception will be held February 17, 2012. 6-8pm.
Check out the works of the lovely Meghan Oare at Cafe Deux Margot on February 20th from 6:30-11pm. Accompanying, is guest violinist, Cassandra Sotos and musician/song writer, Aaron Short from London performing.
St. Malachy’s – The Actors’ Chapel will host a benefit concert, ‘Look at the World’, on Presidents Day. The charitable event, featuring performances by Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera” star David Cryer, American soprano Diane Simet, and a 200-person choir, aims to raise funds for the Actors’ Chapel ministries in support of the surrounding Broadway community.
Housing Works Bookstore presents an intimate benefit evening with Lost in the Trees, orchestral folk from North Carolina. Lush clusters of piano, a mysterious sound that might be something being unwrapped, or paper crushed for kindling, and A Church That Fits Our Needs, the second album by North Carolina group Lost in the Trees, is underway, announcing itself as a work of vaulting ambition, a cathedral built on loss and transformation.
Hendershot Gallery announces the opening of Come and Get It!, a group show that features the work of Alben, Daniel Arango, Ghost of a Dream, Ted Noten, Rachel Bee Porter, Tom Sanford, Shelter Serra and Marie Vic. The exhibition will be open to the public from February 10 to March 16, 2012, with an opening reception on Friday, February 10, from 6 – 8 pm.
Ring in the Year of the Dragon with songs! Dave Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project presents an afternoon of Chinese children’s songs with a modern twist in celebration of the Year of the Dragon and the release of his new CD, Little Dragon Tales: Chinese Children's Songs, featuring the Yip’s Canada Children’s Choir. Click here for a sneak peek.
Dirty Looks, a monthly platform for queer experimental film and video, presents an evening of video work by Charles Atlas. With a career that spans 30-years, Atlas is one of the world’s most stalwart and vibrant videogrpahers of queer cultures and contemporary dance. This program will host a premiere of material from Turning, a feature-length collaboration between Atlas and Antony Hegarty, on the eve of the Museum of Modern Art commissioned Antony and the Johnsons’ Swanlights performance at Radio City Music Hall.
Join us on February 1st for the first New York performance by emerging young talent, Borys Ostapienko. In 2013, this 19-year-old engineering student from Toronto traveled to Ukraine where he won first place in the most prestigious bandura competition. His playing combines impressive technical mastery of the instrument with nuanced musicianship and creative, idiomatic arrangements. The concert is organized as part of the Bandura Downtown series curated by Julian Kytasty, who will introduce the gifted young musician.
Churner and Churner presents an exhibition of works by Taylor Mead, magister ludi of the American underground in film, poetry, and painting. The exhibition focuses on works from the 1980s––many never before seen––and a new set of drawings based on Mead’s “Fairy Tale Poem.” The exhibition opens on January 12 with a poetry reading by the artist.
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