The Eyes of the Masters series on April 12th is a special class where legendary artists share their experiences, knowledge and insights into the world of music both as an art form and as a business.Pianist and composerFred Hersch has been called a "one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation" by Downbeat and has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today.
At this fun and innovative four-day contemporary art show opening on April 4th, you can snag exciting new original works from recent MFA grads, up-and-coming artists and even a few household names. More than 80 galleries are set to have items on display, with thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs for sale all under one roof, ranging from $100 to $10,000 (more than half are priced under $5,000).
Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? Well, it turns out that some shadows are more mischievous than others. And soon after moving to his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of his own! On Saturday, March 23rd, follow the playful adventures of Flash and his exciting quest to reunite with his shadow in this multimedia performance for the youngest of audiences (ages 2-5) and the young at heart.
An exhibition on display at The New School through April 17th, explores the impact of technology and social media on the public and private realms. Video art and other pieces look at hacking, surveillance, personal boundaries and more will be on display.
Based on the award-winning book of the same name, this witty musical beginning on March 23rd, reinvents the meaning of fairytale, lampooning childhood fables and wreaking havoc on the all too familiar phrases “Once upon a time…” and “Happily ever after.”
Luigi Ghirri’s work perfectly straddles the line between postcard and surrealist photography. The 25 vimtage color photographs, on exhibitionthrough April 20th, are gorgeous visions of Italian landscapes: proto-Instagram, they are almost unrealistically scenic. Yet they are also deceptively wry, needing further inspection to catch the deadpan humor.
On Tuesday, March 26th, BAC presents a panel of legal and insurance professionals, including representatives of Fractured Atlas and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, to explain how artists can best prepare for a potential future disaster like Superstorm Sandy.
Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US opening on March 14th, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity
The 3rd annual Big Cheesy grilled cheese competition returns to Openhouse Mulberry Saturday March 23rd-March 24th. Featuring the citys best sandwich makers, including the champions from Big Cheesy 2011 (Milk Truck) and Big Cheesy 2012 (Melt Shop), you taste all seven, but only get to pick one as your favorite! Big Cheesy is the Peoples Champs Award for grilled cheese sandwiches in NYC, and this year our lineup is absolutely delicious.