Jennifer Grant, daughter of legendary film star Cary Grant and author of “Good Stuff: Remembrances of My Father, Cary Grant” remembers her father in intimate detail. She describes how her dad traded in Hollywood for fatherhood, and why she loves him for it. Friday, 12pm at the 92ytribeca.
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
Following last week’s historic events and as New York prepares for the tenth anniversary of September 11th, State Senator Daniel Squadron presented Lower Manhattan teen Brook Peters with a Senate resolution honoring the selection of his 9/11 documentary for screening at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Casa de Costa is pleased to announce Protect from Light, a solo photography exhibition by artist Josh McNey opening Friday April 29th. Protect from Light features nearly thirty unpublished photographs, including landscapes, still life and portraits primarily from McNey’s work with college wrestlers, professional bull riders and other athletes. Showcasing just some selections from a decade-long practice, Protect from Light provides the first opportunity to see a substantial collection of finished work by the artist.
Most experts agree that Japan would be hard pressed to close all of its 54 nuclear reactors anytime soon, especially given that these plants provide over a third of the nation’s electricity supply and 11 percent of its total energy needs. Japan relies so much on nuclear power because it has so few other domestic sources of energy to draw upon. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Japan is only 16 percent energy self-sufficient, and much of this comes from its now-wounded nuclear power program.
Join Creative Time at the kickoff rally and after party for The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF)’s national Teach 4 Amerika tour next Tuesday, March 29 from 6:30pm-8pm at The Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street in Manhattan. Inspired by the spectacle and energy of a political rally, the event is the first in a series of rallies and conversations that call for a rethinking of the current art education system
With the environment now high atop the public agenda, green jobs are more popular than ever. Defined by eco.org (a leading green jobs website) as any job in any company where the primary focus is on reducing the impacts of our activities or products on the environment, green jobs serve to maximize efficient use of resources while minimizing degradation of the planet from pollution and waste.
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American school children and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Check it out Thursday, January 13 at the 92Y in Tribeca!
For rent-regulated New Yorkers, money and legal actions have become the weapons of choice used by slumlords -- using the courts to evict them as part of a systematic plan to eviscerate affordable housing in Manhattan. By retaining expensive landlord-tenant lawyers or through politically expedient campaign contributions, wealthy landlords (those with many properties) have deep pockets and are willing to invest large sums dedicated to systematic plans of evicting stabilized and rent-controlled tenants. It is unethical, often illegal, and it works.
No one will ever question our loyalty and our life long love with SoHo, not only as a neighborhood but as a frame of mind as well. We long for the days when it was the wild, wild south and artists roamed the cobble stone streets and lived and worked in huge open spaces left for dead by defunct factories. Slowly the galleries followed the artists and then restaurants followed the galleries and the folks with money followed the restaurants and the stores followed the folks with money and soon the artists were gone and all that remains are our warm memories of a time gone by.