This weekend over a hundred Galleries and artists along the newly renovated High Line will open the doors to their studios. Visitors are welcome to enter their favorite Chelsea artists’ private workspace for a behind the scenes viewing of their latest works and glimpse at their artistic processes.
Tall and lean with a thoughtful face, Allison Parris is very much the quintessence of contemporary. The freshman designer carries herself with a rare blend of youthful sophistication that, much like her premier collection, effortlessly engages. She is well spoken and precise in her diction (a quality that I interpret as evidence of her creative mind), and full of fresh ideas. She seems poised.
The Hudson Rise is an intelligent alternative solution to the “garbage garage” and salt shed that the City and the Department of Sanitation has proposed. The plan would incorporate a two-district park on top of the space for the Sanitation Garage, satisfying the City while also converting it into something beneficial to the community and the environment.
3rd Ward is one of our favorite companies for its bottom line commitment to support the arts. This miracle of an organization seems to understand how difficult it is to be a young artist in a big city and offers encouragement and, more so, opportunity.
Both introduced on September 17th, 2009, two new amendments to existing laws regarding park concessions and conservancies. Written by Council Member Nelson, park concessions would have specific boundaries indicated on the map of a park. And by Councils Member Mark-Viverito and Avella, the second amendment would ensure that at least one member on the board of directors of a park conservancy resides within the city council district of the park.
The Parrish Art Museum and OLA (The Organización Latino-Americana) will present the 2009 OLA Film Festival Friday, October 2nd. The festival will feature two award- winning films, Mi Mejor Enemigo (My Best Enemy) and El baño del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet) and live music by Raul Cardenas and DJ Chile,
The Manhattan Children’s Theatre is a wonderful company with a wonderful goal: to produce high quality and affordable theater experiences for children and their families. The material ranges from classic literature to new works, all with the aim to encourage reading, critical thinking, curiosity as well as “communication between children, their families and their educators.”
The Public School Advocacy Committee and Community Board #2 are rallying Thursday to convert the city owned building at 75 Morton Street into a new middle school. The school would take the burden off other overcrowded city middle schools while servicing the community as well.
Freedom Week is a coalition of abolitionists working to raise awareness and fight modern day slavery by inspiring action and providing opportunities for advocacy. “Contemporary slavery can be abolished. It begins with one person investing in freedom.”