Arts & Entertainment

The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art presents ARTISM: The Art of Autism. Based on the book ARTISM by Debra Hosseini, who curated this show, the exhibit uses the unique capabilities of the gallery to feature hundreds of pieces including works by Temple Grandin and dozens of other creators with autism from around the world. The exhibit opens an incredible doorway into the imaginative worlds of people with Autism. All gallery proceeds from sale of prints of the works will go to the Reach for the Stars Learning Center for Autistic Children in Brooklyn, NY.

Microscope Gallery is very pleased to announce CURRENT ELECTRIC, the debut of new electric paintings and video by artist, videomaker & photographer Anton Perich in Bushwick. The bold and haunting series of acrylic on canvas portraits, nudes and abstract paintings are the result of decades of fine-tuning and experimentation with Perich’s mechanized painting machine, an invention he built in 1977, and of which Andy Warhol declared in his diaries that he was jealous. Opening Sunday, June 12, 6 - 9 PM

There is a proposal being floated that could seriously erode the rights of rental tenants, possibly leading to evictions. You may have seen the anonymous notices on lampposts or received an email announcing a meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 St. Anthony's Church basement on Sullivan/Houston Streets to discuss changing SoHo's zoning.

The New York Times’ Critic Benjamin Genocchio wrote on March 5, 2009: “Among other outstanding photographs are Aimee Hertog’s wickedly funny ‘Hampton Fun v. Iowa Flood,’ in which the artist has digitally collaged imagery of people swimming in the Hamptons into flooded urban landscape scenes from Iowa. The juxtaposition is so incongruous and silly that you can’t help but laugh.” The article pertains to the show at City Without Walls in Newark.

Best-selling author and leading expert on intelligence and espionage, David Wise offers the first comprehensive account of China’s long spy wars with America in TIGER TRAP, due out on June 14 but available for first time to public at AFIO Luncheon, Friday June 3 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA.

Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz of the Beastie Boys will serve as host and DJ for the Children's Museum of the Arts’ Family Benefit and Concert on Sunday, May 22, at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, in Manhattan. The Family Benefit and Concert, generously sponsored by Trinity Real Estate, will feature a family carnival during the day, followed by a benefit concert in the evening.

Check out artist Meghan Oare's latest exhibition at Klimat, 77 East 7th st.  The opening reception is on May 17 from 6:30-10pm.

This exhibition brings together three artists whose work inhabits a delicate grey area between factual imagery, subjective recall, and painterly interaction. We all see what we want to in a work of art, whether it is violence, landscape, still life, or abstraction. The visceral materiality of paint can convey a multitude of developing possibilities whilst avoiding specific depiction. It is relatively simple for a work of art to have definitive intentionality. It is quite another thing to be ambiguous without ambivalence.

After eight years of trying to get the Community Board to support the historic iron sculptures created by Bob Bolles in the 1960's, which were implanted in the asphalt in SoHo, we gave up.  The SoHo Arts Council was formed primarily with the idea in mind that guerrilla art in all of its forms needed to be preserved. As part of this effort, about 10 years ago, photographs of all of the street art Downtown was cataloged and maintained for the benefit of art historians.

"Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment."  Check out these events that support the Slow Food movement!

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