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Festival goers getting ready to go home


Kyrgyzstan in Transition

Photographs and Essay ©
by Marsha Levine  

Kyrgyzstan, one of the post-Soviet, Central Asian states, is located in the heart of Asia. Landlocked, almost entirely mountainous, surrounded by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China, Kyrgyzstan is not a place found on most Westerners’ mental maps. More’s the pity, not only because it is staggeringly beautiful and culturally rich but also because, as a state finding its way through the post-Soviet labyrinth, it is deeply thought provoking. But to do it justice we need to do more than to redraw the boundaries of our mental maps. In this short photo-essay I am attempting to challenge how we think about such faraway places.



During autumn 2007, I visited Barskoon, a village on Lake Issyk-Kul, sitting astride the Silk Route in northern Kyrgyzstan. This particular trip was occasioned by an opportunity to see ‘traditional’ horse games – at the “At Chabysh” festival. Kyrgyz horse festivals, are similar to those held throughout Central and Inner Asia –  for example, the Mongolian Naadam. These events mainly comprise traditional sports, including horse games, wrestling, archery, as well as eagle hunting demonstrations along with traditional music performances, poetry recitations, and sales of craft goods and food.

During my week in Barskoon, I stayed at two guesthouses. My very basic Russian and occasional access to an interpreter allowed me to learn a little about my hosts who belonged to one extended family. Although the people of the Issyk-Kul region are mostly dependent upon agricultural activities, especially livestock husbandry, the adults in my host families had a rather wide range of jobs. One worked in a microcredit office. Another was a mine worker at the nearby Kumtor gold mine. His wife, formerly a school teacher, besides taking care of their children, now managed one of the guesthouses. With other local families they were very actively involved in the restoration and re-opening of the village kindergarten which had closed following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Although the village does have electricity, indoor plumbing in Barskoon, as in the rest of rural Kyrgyzstan, is rare. Our hosts kept poultry and horses in their yards, rather than flowers. The village streets were tidy but unpaved. The houses were clean and well cared for. The children I saw seemed to be bright and healthy. For all our cultural ignorance, our hosts treated us with kind hospitality. However, there was another side to all this and, ever since that visit, I have been trying to reconcile what I saw with what I heard.

My fellow guests, all Europeans, were also in Barskoon for the horse festival. Most seemed to have been involved in development work in Kyrgyzstan for a number of years. Some worked for international NGOs or were University academics.

From the discussion at dinner, it quickly became clear that, remote as Barskoon seemed to be, it is locked into the world economy – and into the new ‘Great Game’, with East and West jockeying for power and resources. Moreover, surrounded by the breathtaking majesty of the Tien Shan mountains, life here in Barskoon is very harsh for its rural population – and much harsher in villages off the tourist track. I discovered in 2007 that Kyrgyzstan, besides being one of the world’s poorest countries, is on a major route for narcotics trafficked from Afghanistan to China, Russia and Europe, and that both government corruption and ‘clan’ politics ensured that international aid didn’t always reach its intended destination. The picture my fellow guests presented was wholly negative and I had the sense that, as far as they were concerned, the Kyrgyzstani people were subjects rather than individuals.

The western media exploit and exaggerate the distance between the contradictory pictures of Kyrgyzstan. On the one hand, a quick search on the internet throws up a faltering education system, high unemployment, high adult and infant mortality rates, child poverty and failure to thrive, bride abduction, organised crime, ethnic disputes, human rights and press freedom issues, electoral corruption, ethnic tension, environmental degradation, fears of religious fundamentalism and so on.

On the other hand, aside from a very few tourists, most Westerners’ only experience of Central Asia is through the medium of television programmes presented by attractive young Westerners, usually celebrities, who know little about the cultures on display, but who can show off their riding skills. The rural people – with their felt tents and livestock – dress up and, against the vastness of the steppe and mountains, perform for the cameras. It’s all very picturesque and the locals could, for the most part, be living in the Middle Ages. The pictures presented are not entirely false but they are so exceedingly superficial as to be grossly misleading, portraying a passive, static society, disconnected from history and living in the past.


Although neither of these perspectives is entirely false, both are powerfully biased by the media: television, newspapers, and, increasingly, the internet. Taken together, the pictures they paint are so contradictory that it is sometimes hard to believe that they could be referring to the same place. There is little or no attempt to be even-handed or objective. So, why should this be the case? Why should it be such hard work to find information about Kyrgyzstan that does not portray its people either as villains, hapless victims, or quaintly lost in the Middle Ages? I take the view that, consciously or unconsciously, these pictures are designed to serve various economic and political agendas.

In 1980 Edward Said wrote:

“From at least the end of the eighteenth century until our own day, modern Occidental reactions to Islam have been dominated by a type of thinking that may still be called Orientalist. The general basis of Orientalist thought is an imaginative geography dividing the world into two unequal parts, the larger and “different” one called the Orient, the other, also known as our world, called the Occident or the West…. Insofar as Islam has always been seen as belonging to the Orient, its particular fate within the general structure of Orientalism has been to be looked at with a very special hostility and fear.” []

Although Said’s main focus was on western Asia, his words are relevant to Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia in general – including the West’s misjudgement of the nature of Central Asian Islam in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The fact is, it suits the economic, political and military interests of the western great powers to see the people in this part of the world as backward, incompetent and corrupt. History is brushed aside, no need to understand the situation on the ground or even to talk to the people. All you need to do is to apply the standard template –  dating from the early 19th century –  to 21st century Kyrgyzstan, for example, and that is enough. Well, of course, it is not enough. That old Orientalist model was never meant to reflect the reality of the East. Its purpose was to justify the domination and exploitation of the East by the great powers of the time.

When you read this, you might well say: well, that’s a bit over the top. But I don’t think so. My evidence is the disconnection between what I saw and experienced during my short visit to Barskoon in 2007 and what I heard from the local people, as opposed to what I have read and seen in the media – particularly on the internet (in newspapers, internet articles and features, books, papers in academic journals and so on) since then. The world I experienced – as portrayed in my photographs – was quite different from the world I have observed in the media and also, apparently, from that experienced by some of the other Western visitors in Barskoon – even when we were sitting in the same room.

It is not easy to get accurate, up-to-date information about Kyrgyzstan: what with language difficulties, our flawed education systems, and problems obtaining access to information during the transition from the Soviet era to the present –  not to mention judgement calls on the reliability of available sources. Moreover, although some useful work has been produced by western scholars, much of the most interesting research has been published by young Central Asian academics, who have benefited from their first-hand knowledge of their country, its people and its past, coupled with the more open education systems they have been exposed to since independence – both in Central Asia and abroad.





Sitting, as it does, on the Silk Route, the region we now call Kyrgyzstan has always been subject to change – social, political, economic and religious. The most reliable historical (that is, written) records for this region, dating at least as far back as the as the 2nd century BC, depict a world in flux. Between the 6th century and the 20th century AD, the various peoples living in what is now Kyrgyzstan were subject, on occasion, to Turkic, Uighur, Mongol, Kazakh, Kalmyk, Manchu, Uzbek, Russian, Soviet and finally Kyrgyzstani rule. This is all very complicated, partly because of the highly mobile populations inhabiting this region over the past couple of millennia – at least.

Kyrgyzstan, as a geographical entity with fixed borders, did not exist until the 1920s, but the Kyrgyz people, as an ethnic and political entity did exist – in some sense. That is, people whose first language was Kyrgyz, whose customs are identified as Kyrgyz and who regarded themselves and their community as Kyrgyz, have lived within these borders for a considerable period of time. It is often said that the Kyrgyz people originally came from the Yenisei river region of south Siberia. This could be true, but what of the earlier inhabitants of this region, not to mention travellers and settlers following the ancient Silk Route. The history of Kyrgyzstan is both rich and complex; however, during the era of Russian and Soviet hegemony, it was impossible to carry out uncensored historical and archaeological research there. Since independence, a new generation of historians (including young Kyrgyzstani scholars) is finally able to explore the historical and archaeological sources (see Tchoroev 2002). Exciting new work is already coming out of this region.

It is important to acknowledge that Kyrgyzstan is still a multi-ethnic country. About 52% of the population is Kyrgyz and 20% Uzbek, with other minority groups including: Tatars, Dungans, Kazakhs, Uighurs, and Tajiks, as well as Russians, Ukrainians and Germans. Each of these groups has its own story, but all of these stories are somehow connected. Many are connected with the Soviet era, but not all. Such diversity, as well we all know, is a huge challenge whether we are talking about New York, Northern Ireland or Central Asia. In this essay I am focusing primarily on the mostly Kyrgyz Issyk-Kul region.


Even a brief glance at the religious history of Kyrgyzstan reveals a similarly complex picture. The earliest religious practices were animist or shamanist. There is plentiful archaeological and historical evidence that other religions – such as Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Nestorian Christianity and Islam – later travelled the Silk Route across Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan, and into China. And Soviet atheism followed. Islam was adopted in stages. The Sunni tradition of the Hanafi school, a relatively moderate, tolerant form of Islam, was taken up earliest and with most conviction, by the settled people of south-western Kyrgyzstan (circa 8th to 15th centuries). During the 12th to the 19th centuries the nomadic pastoralists in the mountainous regions of northern Kyrgyzstan were gradually converted to Sufism, a relatively moderate and mystical form of Islam. Sufism appealed to the nomads because of its generally non-dogmatic, tolerant and syncretic approach, permitting incorporation of non-Islamic religious practices – from animism, shamanism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and Christianity. As for some of the more remote parts of northern Kyrgyzstan, Islam was scarcely adopted when it was banned by the Bolsheviks in the early 20th century. Since declaring its independence in 1991, Kyrgyzstan has been undergoing an Islamic revival under its own terms, reviving Sufi – and other Islamic – traditions that it protected underground throughout the Soviet period.

Sufism is incompatible with the Wahhabi fundamentalism so feared by the West. The expectation that Kyrgyz Muslims would be vulnerable to fundamentalist Islam is something akin to ‘reds under the beds’ paranoia – mostly referable to the Western penchant for backing the wrong – and worst possible – political horse and then being caught off-guard – and terribly surprised – when it all goes wrong. Afghanistan being, of course, the perfect case in point (Williams 2003).

As Botoiarova points out: “Radicalization of Islam, if it ever takes place, will not be because of outside influence, but will be the result of discontent with economic hardships and inability of authorities to build a just society with democratic principles” (Botoiarova 2005, p 102). In spite of all the very real social, economic and political challenges faced by Kyrgyzstan, conditions there are not conducive to fundamentalist Islam.


So, why has Kyrgyzstan’s transition from ‘communism’ to ‘democracy’ been such hard work? As usual, history holds most of the answers. During the 19th century, Tsarist Russia brutally conquered and colonised Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan. The nomadic and semi-nomadic herders were forced off their lands, which were expropriated for settlement by Russian peasants. The herders’ attempts to regain access to their pasturelands were put down with great brutality. These conflicts continued into the Communist era when they were met with forced settlement, expropriation of herds, exile, cultural and religious repression, imprisonment, famine, starvation and so on – a familiar scenario accompanying the policies of collectivisation and de-kulakisation throughout the Soviet empire, especially during the 1930s.

The Soviet economic model was never sustainable for Kyrgyzstan, where extensive livestock husbandry (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, camels, yaks) has been the most important subsistence activity for hundreds or even thousands of years. Kyrgyzstan covers 191,800 sq km, most of which is mountainous; over 94% is higher than 1000 m above sea level; the average altitude is about 2630 metres. About 56% of the total area is agricultural land, of which about 87% is pastureland (Kerven et al, 2011). About 49% of the total area of Kyrgyzstan is used for grazing. In order to maximise the productivity of both herds and pasturage, herders must move their livestock seasonally –  in steps, from the lowlands in winter to the high mountain meadows in summer. This kind of extensive livestock husbandry is incompatible with a permanently settled way of life.

Although the Soviet state, in the name of ideology, had been willing to kill millions of its own people; eventually it had to face the fact that, if it were to meet any economic targets at all, the Kyrgyz (and other Central Asian) herders forced onto collectivised farms would have to be allowed to return to some kind of semi-nomadic lifestyle. That is, while maintaining their permanent winter quarters in the lowlands, throughout the rest of the year they would move their herds in search of fresh grazing. It was not a return to their pre-Tsarist lifestyle, but they did succeed in rescuing the dysfunctional Soviet system from itself – demonstrating the herders resilience and adaptability once again (Kerven et al, 2012).


Finally in 1991, dragged down by its failed economic model, the Soviet state collapsed economically and politically. The resulting economic chaos and hardship extended throughout the Empire, except of course for the gangsters and ‘oligarchs’, whose wealth is, even now, hidden in tax shelters throughout the world. I bring this up because we – in the West – do not have entirely clean hands in this further economic disaster. The mass privatization of the USSR’s resources was supported by influential economists from Harvard, MIT, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other internationally important economic institutions (Hamm et al, 2012). It has led to hardship for many and untoward wealth for a few. It has resulted in a new Russian state, mostly known for its corruption, inequality, intolerance and poor human rights record.

Botoiarova (2005, 167-8) describes how the privatization process operated in Kyrgyzstan:

“After budgetary subsidies from Moscow were cut, Kyrgyzstan, which was heavily dependent on center [sic], was severely affected by economic crisis, with inflation reaching 1,200 percent in 1993…. Mass and rapid privatization and ‘shock therapy’ were perceived as the pillars for alleviating the country’s economic crisis. In 1991 the government announced a comprehensive privatization program…. Although, Kyrgyzstan’s privatization program is generally regarded as the most progressive in Central Asia, the implementation of the privatization process was complicated by the weak normative and legal bases and by difficulties in pricing since most of the privatized entities were sold well below value, often at symbolic prices.”

Little wonder then that Kyrgyzstan is one of the poorest countries in the world.


My purpose in visiting Kyrgyzstan was to photograph local herders, horses and their way of life. Nothing more. However, in the week I was there I was struck by the disconnection between what I saw and what I heard. True to Orientalist form, Kyrgyzstan was portrayed as a threat, as quaint and exotic, or as a resource to exploit. In Barskoon itself, I stumbled across two examples of the new Orientalism in relation to the Kumtor Gold mine and the “At Chabysh” horse festival itself.

Kumtor Gold Mine

During my short visit in Barskoon I heard nothing about the Kumtor open-pit mine, in spite of its being the world’s second largest gold mine and its situation near the village. However innumerable references popped up as soon as I started researching this essay. Although I only have space here for the briefest outline of a long-running story, I think that even a short discussion of Kumtor is relevant to the basic premise of this piece.

Because the mine, owned and run by a Kyrgyz (Kyrgyzaltyn)-Canadian (Cameco Corporation) syndicate, generates up to 10% of Kyrgyzstan’s GNP, it is seen by some as vital to the country’s economy. However, even a brief look at its history begs innumerable questions about its Canadian management and international backers – including, for example, the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the Canadian Export Development Corporation (EDC).  More generally, it focuses attention on the role and ethics of international corporations in the development (and exploitation) of the world’s poorest countries.

The Kumtor gold mine is located on the permafrost and in an area of active glaciers, about 4000-4400 m above sea level in the seismically active Tien Shan mountains, a region believed to be especially sensitive to global climate change. It is also close to the sources of the Naryn – Syr-Darya river system which provides fresh drinking and irrigation water to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The mine is located within the area of the UNESCO Issyk-Kul Biosphere Reserve and adjacent to the Sarychat-Ertash State Nature Reserve. The location of Kumtor is so inaccessible and so ecologically sensitive that it’s a wonder that anyone could have ever thought it reasonable to dig an enormous open-pit mine there. However, in such a poor country the temptation to engage in risky behaviour can be very difficult to resist.

The people of Barskoon have personal experience of those risks. In 1998 a truck driving up the valley to the mine overturned, spilling approximately 1.7 tonnes of sodium cyanide into the Barskoon River which empties into Lake Issyk-Kul. The villagers downstream were only notified about the accident 5 hours after it took place and only then because the Russian border guards ordered the company to do so. All the details and statistics connected with the accident are a matter of dispute (Moran 2011, Norlan 2000, Prizma 2012). The most reliable sources suggest that at least four people died in the short term and more later. Over 2500 people were poisoned, of which 850 were hospitalised. Additionally, more than 5500 Barskoon villagers were relocated; crops and tourism revenues were lost.

There have been other accidents connected with Kumtor, but uncovering any details is very difficult. Leaving that aside, the day to day running of the mine results in the release of many dangerous pollutants into the environment and has had a negative impact upon the immediate area, including local glaciers, rivers and lakes. Although Kumtor has had some positive impacts on the local communities – especially as regards employment – in Kyrgyzstan hostility towards the mine is widespread, many people feeling strongly that the Canada based company profits too much from it and cares too little about the health, welfare and environment of the local people (Dzyubenko 2013). Under pressure from the Kyrgyzstani people, with support from various NGOs, in recent years Kumtor has made an effort to behave in a more transparent, socially responsible way. Nevertheless, insufficient funds have been put aside for decommissioning the mine once it is no longer economic to work. Given the geological history of the region and the consequences of climate change, the mine will continue to pose serious risks to the environment into the unforeseeable future.

“At Chabysh” Horse Festival

My second experience of the Orientalist mindset in Barskoon was in connection with the “At Chabysh” horse festival itself. It wasn’t until I had arrived in Bishkek that I realised that the festival was not being organised by the Kyrgyz community where it was being held. Nor was it taking place in the context of Kyrgyz traditions. Horse games are one way in which the Kyrgyz culture celebrates its identity. They are closely connected with life cycle events such as marriage, anniversaries and death. But not at Barskoon in 2007, or in various other locations since then.

The Barskoon festival was organised by the ‘Kyrgyz Ate Foundation’, founded and directed by a well connected French horsewoman-journalist, Jacqueline Ripart, with funding from, for example, the French Embassy, the Aga Khan Foundation, the Christensen Fund (USA), and the Kyrgyz government. Interestingly her name is the only one mentioned on the ‘Kyrgyz Ate’ Foundation website: It credits her with the rehabilitation of traditional horse games, the identification of the true Kyrgyz horse and the revival of Kyrgyz horse breeding. The stated objectives of the ‘Kyrgyz Ate Foundation’ are: “a comprehensive program aimed at preserving and rehabilitating the Kyrgyz horse breed and promoting enhancement of sports and tourism (in particular ecotourism) sectors, and handicraft industry” [].

I was informed that local men felt shamed and insulted that, Ripart, a foreign woman, had taken control of their traditional celebrations. She reinvented the rules to fit her Western conception of the way the horse games should be held. She even decided which of the horses were sufficiently ‘Kyrgyz’ to be allowed to participate in the games. Her lack of sensitivity to the feelings of the local people was simply breathtaking.

The Kyrgyz people have been, of course, holding horse games for hundreds if not thousands of years and, in spite of misguided Soviet attempts to improve local breeds, the Kyrgyz horses are not in any danger of extinction. Though some of their traditional tasks have been taken over by motorised vehicles, horses are still used in everyday life for transport as well as for their milk, meat, hides and hair. Some herding tasks can only be carried out on horseback. Every rural Kyrgyz child rides as if they were born on a horse’s back. Maybe they were. These horses, or rather ponies, are intelligent, sure footed and famous for their endurance. They do not need to be rescued by Ripart.

Young boy riding a Kyrgyz pony
Young boy riding a Kyrgyz pony

Reducing the games to an entertainment meant to attract tourists, alienates them from their cultural significance. Such an important change in cultural meaning should not be in the power of foreigners. We are back in the realm of Orientalism here. What Ripart’s actions, if not her intentions, say is that she knows what is right for the Kyrgyz better than they do themselves. That is, of course, nonsense. Her financial backing and social/political connections are what have qualified her to take the central position in the organisation of a quintessentially Kyrgyz event.


Both the corporate values of the Kumtor mine operators and the misappropriation of  the Kyrgyz cultural heritage by the “At Chabysh” horse festival organisers are examples of modern Orientalism. The environmental damage resulting from gold mining is quite bad enough, but the misappropriation of cultural resources is no less destructive and raises serious questions about how people with little knowledge of, or respect for, Central Asian cultures can end up in positions of power within these cultures – as in the case of the horse festival and even more strangely the Kyrgyz horse itself.

I have concluded from my research for this essay that Orientalism, as described by Edward Said, still holds sway over most Westerners’ thinking. Said’s work focused on the Near East and Islam, but is much more widely applicable – for example, to Asia and Africa.

Finally, I would like to quote a passage from Said’s Orientalism, in which he reflects upon a comment from the Didascalicon by Hugo of St. Victor:

“The man who finds his homeland sweet is still a tender beginner; he to whom every soil is as his native one is already strong; but he is perfect to whom the entire world is a foreign land.” The more one is able to leave one’s cultural home, the more easily is one able to judge it, and the whole world as well, with the spiritual detachment and generosity necessary for true vision. The more easily, too, does one assess oneself and alien cultures with the same combination of intimacy and distance (Said, 1978, p 259).


Of course, I take full responsibility for all the views I have expressed in this essay. But, I would like to acknowledge help and advice given to me most particularly by: Guljan Kudabaeva, Wendy Lawson and Jarkyn Samanchina. I am very grateful to the Aigine Cultural Research Center for its help with the logistics of my visit to Kyrgyzstan, and to my hosts in Barskoon for their kind hospitality.


About the author:


Marsha Levine with a  Kyrgyzstani journalist at Barskoon.
Marsha Levine with a Kyrgyzstani journalist at the horse festival. 

Marsha Levine’s formal training was in Archaeology (Cambridge, UK) and Anthropology (Barnard/Columbia, NY). However, her research has always been intensely interdisciplinary and has drawn upon zoology, ethology, ecology, history, geography, biochemistry, palaeopathology, etc. With the lifting of the Iron Curtain, her geographic focus shifted to central Eurasia, Siberia and China. Throughout most of her working life she was a researcher at Cambridge University, studying the impact of the horse on human culture and history in the past. However, the contemporary picture has become more and more central to her interests. And, while photography used to play an important role supporting her research, now the tables are turned and the research supports her photography.  For more photos and links, see



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Marissa Fielstein

Mircea Filimon

Francesca Fini

Emil Fischer

Esta Fischer

Carlton Fisher

Gail Fishman

Adam Fitzgerald

Lisa Flowers

Michael Foldes

Scott Freeman

Maria Friberg

James Friedman

James Devin Fry

Dylan I. Furcall

Michelle Gabel

Helene Gaillet

David Gaita

Alessandro Gaja

Alex Ganimian

Joel Gardner

Irving S.T. Garp

Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret

Tenzin Gayato, The Dalai Lama

Murray Gaylard

Jennifer Georgescu

Klaus Gerken

Monique Gagnon German

Patrick T. German

Gail Gerwin

Ralph Gibson

Henry A. Giroux

David Gittens

Paige F. Gittleman

Marsha Glaziere

D. R. Goff

Molly “MK”   Goldblatt

Eleanor Goldfield

Andrea Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith

Alredo Gomez Jr.

C. Goodison

Racquel Goodison

Carly Gove

Grace Marie Grafton

Padraig Grant

K. J. Hannah Greenberg

Tawnysha Greene

Sonia Greenfield

Alina Gregorian

Mary Gregory

Alex Grey

Sargam Griffin

Roy Grillo

Christine Grimes

Adrian Grimmeau

Dale Grimshaw

Tony Gruenewald

Denise Grünstein

Trudell Guerue

James Guignard

Lilace Mellin Guignard

Dinah P. Guimaraens

Karen Gunderson

Walter Gurbo

Andrei Guruianu

Tenzin Gyatso, The Dalai Lama

Adeel Halim

Eva Halus

Larry Hamill

Raymond Hammond

Hanne H7L

Evan Hansen

Mia Hanson

Jeff Hardin

Tara Hardy

Elizabeth Harney

Elizabeth Hartowicz

Chuck Haupt

Charles Hayes

Robert Hazzon

Olaf Heine

Richard Heisler

Fernando “Pulpo” Hereñu

Julia Hetta

Leslie Heywood

K.H. Hödicke

Matthew Hoffman

Rouald Hoffman

Katie Hogan

Gordon Holden

Alex Holmes

Judy Horowitz


Miklós Horváth

Shawn Huckins

Ted Hughes

Deborah Humphreys

Hala Salah Eldin Hussein

Mary Pat Hyland

Avery Irons

Aya Iwai

Cecelia Jackson

Mitch James

Ellen Jantzen

Michael Jantzen

Steve Johnson

JW Johnston

Ben Jones

Dwyer Jones

Cecil Jordan

Jody Joyner

Edmond Rinooy Kaan

Ivar Kaasik

Mahmood Karimi-Hakak

Kojo Kamau

Ineke Kamps

Mary Kane

Sándor Kányádi

Basanta Kar

Amy Karle

Jeff Katz

Simone Kearney

Steven Keith

Jonathan Kelham

Jonathan Kelman

John Kelly

Adele Kenny

Kathleen Keough

Jim Keysor

Masud Khan

Guenter Knop

Cloe Koutsoubelis

Chas Ray Krider

Piotr Krol

Minter Krotzer

Leo Kuelbs

Xavier Landry

Deborah LaVeglia

Stuart Lehrman

Seth Lerer

Tice Lerner

Marsha Levine

Mark Levinson

Kari Polanyi Levitt

Mark Levy

Sarah Ellison Lewis

Lyn Lifshin

Elaine Lillios

Eliane Lima

Joseph Lindsley

Paul Lisicky

Dina Litovsky

Ginger Liu

Duane Locke

Jack Long

Sean Lotman

Charlotte Lowe

Carmen Lucca

Kevin Lucia

Sebastian Łuczywo

Geoff MacEwan

Jeanne Mackin

Chris Mackowski

J.H. Mae

Valentin Magaro

Dennis Maitland

Sara Marilungo

Chelsie Malyszek

Clint Margrave

Abi Maryan

Charlie Mason

Laura Mason

Phyllis Mass

John Matkowsky

Carlo Matos

Lori A. May

Cris Mazza

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Miles McNulty

Ifeany A. Menkiti

Annette Messager

Beth McCoy

Rebecca McGinnis

Deloss McGraw

Devin McMicken

Alison Meyers

Ann E. Michaels

Myrna E. Micheli

Noel G. Miles

Scott “Galanty” Miller

Ryan Miosek

Karen Miranda

Carmen Mojica

Mark Montgomery

Darren Moore

George Moore

Herb Moore

Osdany Morales

Mario Moroni

D. Alexander Mosner

David Murphy

Abby E. Murray

Rob Mustard

Gabriel Navar

Alexandra Navratil

Greg Neault

Wolfgang Neumann

Kylin O’Brien

Stephen O’Connor

Sarah Odishoo

Jill Okpalugo-Nwajiaku

Steve Oldford

Marlene Olin

Ty Oliver

Peter One

Miriam O’Neal

Raphael Montañez Ortíz

Marcin Owczarek

Jeff Paggi

Alexis Paige

John Palen

James Palombo

Christopher Panzner

Michael Parish

Mira Martin Parker

Diego Trelles Paz

Donald Pease

Duda Penteado

Jorge Alberto Perez

Anders Petersen

Christopher Phelps

DJ Pierce

Hermine Pinson

Emma Piper-Burket

Phil Pisani

Tim Plamper

Stephen Poleskie

Pedro Ponce

Patrick Power

Claudiu Presecan

George Nelson Preston

Zaira Rahman

Mel Ramos

John Crowe Ransom

Luis Raul

David Ray

Sheyra Ray

Babs Reingold

Daniel Reinhold

Gabrielle Revere

Rahi Rezvani

Oliver Rice

Petra Richterova

Edmond Rinnoy-Kan

Eri Ritsos

Yannis Ritsos

Andre Roberts

Fred Roberts

Pamela Brown Roberts

Dorothea Rockburne

José Rodeíro

Tatiana Olga Rodeíro

Ivelisse Rodriguez

Jose Antonio Rodriguez

Bertha Rogers

Stephanie Rond

Rooftop Revolutionaries

Liz Rosenberg

Martin Rosenberg

Barbara Rosenthal

Eric Ross

Mary Ross

Paul B. Roth

Daniel Rousseau

Don Ruben

Lelia Cady Ruben

Fred Russell

Thaddeus Rutkowski

Kris Saknussemm

Metta Sama

Carol Sanford

Nicole Santalucia

Aaron Joel Santos

Sarah Sarai

Peter Saunders

Petr Savrda

Eric Schafer

Alice Schapiro

Roy Scheele

Silvia Scheibli

J. D. Schraffenberger

Karen Schubert

Marissa Schwalm

Tom Scorci

Robert Scotellaro

Phillipa Scott

Zach Seeger

Joachim Seinfeld

Claudia Serea

Jaron Serven

Art Shay

Randall Shelden

Lucy Wilson Sherman

Myra Sherman

Dana Shishmanian

Sarah Silbert

Gersony Silva

Hal Sirowitz

John Smelcer

Jan Smith

John Richard Smith

Todd Smith

Aline Smithson

Abigail Smoot

W. D.  Snodgrass


Robert Soffian

Paul Sohar

Joel Solonche

Juan Soler

Lilvia Soto

Barbara Sue Mink Spalding

Elizabeth Helen Spencer

Jan “JR”   Sprawls

Martin Stavars

Bianca Stone

Sridala Swami

Kate Sweeney

David Stanger

Martin Stavars

Andy Stevens

Wendy Stewart

Alex Straaik

Alisa Strassner

Russell Streyr

Tim Suermondt

Teresa Sutton

Amy Swartelé

Trish Keleman Szuhaj

Mary Szybist

Salvatore Tagliarino

Leon Tan

Irelys Martinez Tejada


Masami Teraoka

Kristin Thiel

Sheree Renae Thomas

John Tierney

Beth Timmins

Robert Tolchin

Enrico Tomaselli

Jean Toomer

Micah Towery

Emily Kagan Trenchard

Craig Tuffin

Lars Tunbjörk

Lauren Tursellino


William Tyree

Pamela Uschuk

Carmen Valle

Vantzeti Vassilev

Jeanann Verlee

Stephen Verona

Maia Vidal

Raul Villarreal

Ultra Violet

Janez Vlachy

Emily Vogel

Robert Walker

Kayleigh Wanzer

Candice Watkins

Albert Watson

Sacha Webley

Joe Weil

Florence Weinberger

Paul West

Angela White

Horace Whittlesey

Robyn Wiegman

Tim Wilber

David Williams

Hudson Eynon Williams

Ian Williams

Roger Williams

Chip Willis

Martin Willitts, Jr.

Nicholas Wilsey

Michelle  Winston

J. Barrett Wolf

Leslie C. Wood

Cherise Wyneken

Midori Yoshimoto

Rebecca Young

David Zeggert

Samamtha Zighelboim

Jack Zipes

Herbert Zulueta

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Do you have a reading, show, play, or another event coming up?
Email your announcement to at least 2 weeks
in advance of the occasion, with EVENTS in the subject line. Thank you!

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Robert Nolan

An Exploration in Wood


The Broome County Arts Council, located at 81 State Street, 5th floor, Stephens Square, Binghamton, hosts an exhibition titled “Richard G. Nolan: An Exploration in Wood, One Piece at a Time”.  Nolan’s medium is wood, principally cherry and black walnut hardwoods, from which he creates exquisitely crafted works of art. Free and open to the public.  BCAC’s gallery space is located on the 5th Floor of the Stephens Square Building, at 81 State Street,  in downtown Binghamton.

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Expressions of Faith

Exploring the Religious Structures of Broome County

By Roger Luther

This hardcover book includes 142 pages of full color photographs featuring many of Broome County, New York’s churches, mosques, synagogues and temples.  It used to be said in the greater Binghamton area that there were more churches than bars in the community of immigrants drawn to the area at the turn of the 19th Century for jobs in the cigar rolling and shoe-making trades. That trend continues with the continuing influx of immigrants from all corners of the globe. Luther’s book can be purchased on line through RiverRead Books, 5 Court Street, Binghamton., email

Luther is a preservationist, historian and photographer, and his works have celebrated the Southern Tier for many years.

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Poetry Reading:

Monday, December 15, 7pm

58 West 10th Street
This reading is free and open to the public.
RSVPs are requested:
Join us on Facebook

Dave Simpson, who along with his twin brother was born blind, received an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU where he studied poetry with Sharon Olds, Galway Kinnell, Gerald Stern, and William Mathews. A poet and musician, he is the author of a poetry collection “The Way Love Comes to Me” (2014) and a CD “Audio Chapbook”.  His poetry has appeared in numerous journals including “Alaska Quarterly Review,” “River Styx,” “The Cortland Review,” “Verse Daily,” and “La Petite Zine.” Despite a recent diagnosis of ALS, Dave continues to give readings and performances.

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brunelli detail

Chang Park, b. 1967, Untitled_F, 2014, oil on canvas, 24×24

At Brunelli Gallery exhibit, SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2014

Booth # G09

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Brian Murphy, Pat Cain, EVENTS, Spool Mfg,

Brian Murphy, Pat Cain, EVENTS, Spool Mfg,

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Six & Three Show, Jadite Galleries

Six & Three Show, Jadite Galleries


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Neo Latino Art Show Invitation

Neo Latino Art Show Invitation

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6:30 PM: An event with Jim Remsen
author of Visions of Teaoga

Visions of Teaoga explores the upheaval of Eastern Indian tribes in the 1700s by focusing on events at Teaoga (now Athens, Pa.), which stood on the front lines of frontier conflict over many decades. Visions of Teaoga, being richly researched and grounded in real events, is useful as supplemental reading in U.S. history classes. Several educators have noted how the book smoothly incorporates themes they emphasize including “content-rich informational text,” multiculturalism, historical empathy, evaluation of “loaded language,” government processes, and critical thinking about perspective.

Remsen is a career journalist who, upon retirement, was the Religion Editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He reported and edited countless news articles, leading a staff that captured national awards for its work. Since retiring from newspapers, Jim has pursued his keen interest in history — with a focus on underappreciated aspects of our nation’s local history. He says he decided to research and write the Teaoga story because it is important regional history he wishes he learned as a schoolboy growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania.



3: 00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

The official celebration of Mary Pat Hyland’s new book, eighteen tales set in the neighborhoods of the Triple Cities in the Southern Tier of New York State.
5 Court Street, Binghamton, NY… find out more about MPH:



3:00 PM: RiverRead Books, Galaxy Brewing Company and Poets & Writers of NYC presents KEN WALDMAN, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet. Ken will conduct a writing workshop at 3 PM followed by a performance at 7 PM at the Galaxy Brewing Company. The workshop: Four Writing Prompts:  The Beginning of Four New Stories or Poems

The more you write, the luckier you get – and each time you start a piece, there’s an opportunity to get luckier than ever.  The trick is getting started.  Here, you’ll not only begin four new pieces, but will learn strategies to begin many more.  The session is open to writers of all levels and experience.  Read more about Ken at

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On Thursday, November 13, Word Thursdays at Bright Hill Literary Center will close its 2014 season with featured poets Annie Sauter from Oneonta, and New York City poet Puma Perl. They will read from and sign copies of their books after the open mic, during which all those present are invited to read from their own poetry or fiction or that of others for up to five minutes, and after the intermission, when refreshments are served. The readings will take place in the Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill, 94 Church Street,Treadwell, NY, now hosting “Magic Surrealism Paintings by Terry Fox.” There is an admission fee of $3 (18 and under, free).

Bright Hill’s 2014, 22nd-year programs are made possible by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Otis A. Thomson; A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor; A. C. Molinari; Dewar, and Tianaderrah Foundations; Stewart’s Shops; the Abraham Kellogg Fund, Delaware County Office of Economic Development, Delaware Youth Bureau, through the auspices of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services; Abraham Kellogg Education Fund; Delaware National Bank of Delhi, and with the support of Bright Hill’s members and friends.

The organization and library are located at 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846. Contact 607-829-5055 or for more information.

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Leger, Les Constructeurs, 1950

The tenth edition of MASTER DRAWINGS IN NEW YORK –sister event to LONDON ART WEEK each summer – takes place Jan 24-31 here in New York, with a preview January 23.

This year several of the 30 participating dealers – who each stage their own exhibitions at galleries along the Madison Avenue “Gold Coast” on New York’s Upper East Side, — have acquired spectacular finds – either new to the market, newly discovered, or never exhibited before.

Among these is the FERNAND LEGER gouache and pencil LES CONSTRUCTEURS (The Builders) which New York dealer DAVID TUNICK is offering.  It is a major 1950 work shown only once before at the Grand Palais in 1971.  It is the definitive study for the painting of the same subject at the Sonja Henie-Onstad Art Centre Museum in Oslo.  The last time it was on the market was 1980.

London dealer LOWELL LIBSON LTD has a major rediscovered masterpiece by Sir Joshua Reynolds on offer, listed as missing since 1905.  “Dionysius Aeropagites” has only been known from an 18th century engraving according to Libson.  It depicts Reynolds’s favorite model, a street mender from York, George White.  It perfectly communicates Reynolds’s ambitions as a history painter shortly after the founding of the Royal Academy.

For more information,

Master Drawings New York
c/o Susan Bishopric
185 East 85th Street #9M
New York N.Y. 10028 U.S.A. Tel: + 1 212.289.2227

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Shaun Berke and patrick McGrath Muniz

La Luz de Jesus Gallery

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Rolando Revagliatti

Second edition of the virtual book from Rolando Revagliatti

Se encuentra disponible gratuitamente desde octubre de 2014 para ser leída,
impresa o incorporada a bibliotecas virtuales, la segunda edición  electrónica
(corregida) en PDF y en versión FLIP (Libro Flash) del poemario “Ripio” de
Rolando Revagliatti. Hemos agregado links recíprocos (de ida y vuelta
desde el índice a los poemas
 y viceversa) para una navegación más cómoda
por el documento. La introducción es de Flavio Crescenzi y el epilogo es de
Rubén Vedovaldi. El diseño integral y la diagramación es de Patricia L. Boero.

Puede descargarse en:


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 NYU Creative Writing Program

Thursday, November 6, 7pm: Digital Books

Introduced by Lisa Gerard

Friday, November 7, 2-4pm

Poets on War: Insights on a Global Conflict

Hosted by Maurice Emerson Decaul
Friday, November 7, 5pm: Poetry Reading

Introduced by Victoria Kornick & Dillon Welch
Friday, November 7, 7pm: Emerging Writers Series

Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street

NYU Creative Writing Program

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

(p) 212.998.8816

All events are at 58 West 10th Street and free unless otherwise noted. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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PETER BLUME (1906-1992)
NOVEMBER 6, 2014 through JANUARY 31, 2015

Thursday, November 6th 7 to 9 pm

Gallery Talk with Robert Cozzolino
Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Thursday, November 20th 6 to 8 pm

ACA Galleries 529 West 20th Street New York City

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Arts Gowanus Open Studios

For more information, contact: Abby Subak

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Sixteen Sweet

Curated by Ivy Brown, Pato Paez, and Elizabeth Sadoff

Works by 16 artists: Joelle Brahim, Nona Faustine, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Maggie Jay Horne, Laura Kaplan, Myrna Minter-Forster, Jenny Morgan, Linda Nicholas, Morgan O’Hara, Arlene Rush, Laura Schneider, Stacy Scibelli, Mary Ann Standell, Trish Tillman, Linda Tharp, Natalia Yovane

October 23rd-November 1st, 2014
Artist Conversation: Oct 29, 6-8pm
(Strandel, Gregory-Gruen & Yovane)

A portion of the sales will be donated to Bailey House. Serving people with HIV/AIDS since 1983

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Association of Illustration

2014 Awards

Now open at Somerset House for a the third year, the AOI Illustration Awards Exhibition presents highlights from this years shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered into the Association of Illustrators (AOI) annual competition.

 The winning work from the AOI Illustration Awards 2014 is being exhibited at Somerset House’s Terrace Rooms from 10am – 6pm, everyday until Sunday 2nd November 2014. Admission is free.

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ACA 10-2014

Hyman Bloom, Fall landscape, oil on canvas, 42 1/4 x 60 1/4 inches

ACA Galleries
529 West 20th St. 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Jack Levine and Hyman Bloom: Against the Grain

Call 212-206-8080 for hours

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Flash Art International no. 298

October 2014: The issue includes a 40-page supplement that focuses on relationships across art and fashion. Included are conversations between Berlin-based artist and gallery owner David Lieske and founders of the fashion label Eckhaus Latta, and Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury and British designer Vivienne Westwood; portfolios by Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane and Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy; an essay by New York-based artist Eric N. Mack on the creations of Louis Vuitton Womenswear creative director Nicolas Ghesquière; and visual projects by artists Charlotte Prodger, K8 Hardy and Will Benedict. 

Check it out. Flash Art International
Via Carlo Farini 68, 20159 Milan, IT


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Chicago Calling

A few of the events from Borderbend Arts Collective
for Chicago Artists Month 2014…

Want to know more? Get in touch with Borderbend, 15 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL 60624…
or, visit online.

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laluz 10-14

LaLuz De Jesus
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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An Evening at the Left Bank of the Willowemoc 

to Benefit the Catskill Art Society 

48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY
 Contact Bradley Diuguid 845-436-4227 

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falcon 1014

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Calendar of Events always online …

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calvet 10-14

calvet 10-14 B

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Where the River Meets the Sky is a landscape comprised of images from the popular and infamously violent video game Grand Theft Auto. This site-specific work incorporates images from the virtual East River in GTA’s Liberty City, composed so the actual East River meets the digital version at its shore.


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A little late for the reopening celebration, but not too late to stop over and see what else is going on.

600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 Tel.: 305-237-7700

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13831 San Pablo Ave., Maple Hall, San Pablo, CA

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 

Check this out for more on HHM & Art:

Thx 2 G.N.!

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Daisy Jopling
Performance for children
At the Rotary Horse Show, Peekskill NY
Blue Mountain Park, Sunday Sept 21st 2014, 4pm

Performers include:
Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, Enchanting Musical Puppetry with Marcia the Musical Moose, Your favorite songs with Larry Colman, and Magician extraordinaire Margaret Steele.

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Credit: Public Theater


“ H E R E   L I E S   L O V E ”





New York, NY – David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s‘ smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, directed by Alex Timbers begins Friday late night performances on Friday, September 12 at 10:30 p.m. at the Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, NYC). In addition to the late night performances, there will also be 7:00 p.m. performances on Fridays. The principal cast from the 2013 world premiere of Here Lies Love returns, including Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino.

Here Lies Love was conceived by David Byrne, and features lyrics by Byrne, music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson.  Tickets for Here Lies Love range from $99-$129.  For more info, visit


The current performance schedule for Here Lies Love is as follows, Mondays through Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Beginning Monday, September 8, the performance schedule is as follows, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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Binghamton teardown


A Photographic Memoir by Peg Johnston


            Peg Johnston mines her family’s archives for images of the Upstate New York City of Binghamton to create a narrative about the city’s evolution in the last half century. “Binghamton has gone through major changes, losing a significant part of our downtown and half of our population. I want to tell that and other stories about my hometown in a visual way,” comments Johnston, a photographer who often does installations at the Cooperative Gallery. Included will be some of the photographs of Robert Johnston, now deceased, and a former gallery member. In addition to recently digitized photos from the city of her childhood, Johnston explores Urban Renewal, documents several decades of protests in Binghamton, and looks forward to the future.

            All images have been digitized and are in black and white. “I feel that memories are best represented this way, and all of my father’s photos were originally in black and white. But these images are contrasty and sometimes grainy, not the fine prints my father would have produced. I want to generate images for the Facebook generation, images that swim into your consciousness,” explained Johnston. 

Binghamton: A Photographic Memoir will be on display September 4- 27th, 2014 at the Cooperative Gallery 213 State St. The opening is on Thursday Sept. 4th from 6-8 pm. On the First Friday Art Walk  Sept. 5th, the gallery is open from 3 pm to 9 pm. A panel discussion on the “Evolution of Binghamton” will take place at the Third Thursday Art Discussion Sept. 18th at 7 pm with Roger Luther of the Preservation Society, Mark Bowers, planner, and other speakers to be announced. Finally, a closing reception will show the locally made video “Rust to Roots” by Kevin Hannagan. All events are free and open to the public.

Contact: Peg Johnston, 607 785-3429 X19

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 presented by the Somerset Poetry Group
Tuesday, September 9, 7:00-9:00 PM

Community Room C, Bridgewater Public Library
1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ

Free Admission. Open Mic to follow.
Contact: Bob Rosenbloom (732)371-3817,
or Bud Berkich,

Have a submission for PoetryNJ?
Guidelines: ( & send it to

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Reception:  September 10th between 6-8pm

Location: Goldsmith Gallery at A Condos

389 Washington Street, Jersey City, NJ 

The show will be up until November 9, 2014


Winifred McNeill Painting

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water music

Paul Hunter at R Wells Gallery

R Wells Gallery presents ” Water Music”,  an exhibition and sale of new works by NYC, Parisian born artist Paul Hunter.  Featuring selections from his new “Libretto” series. Hunter’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Canada, Europe, the United Arab Emirates, India, China and Japan.  He has exhibited in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Alternative Museum,  P.S. 1, the Montclair Art Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Indiana University Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Quebec Museum. He has received numerous awards, among them from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Artists Space, National Studio Program: PS 1, Institute for Art & Urban Resources, Canada Council and Quebec Arts Fellowship.

Above: Title: Libretto #NO Medium: 23kt yellow gold and aluminum, acrylic and acid on canvas Dimensions: 40in. x 60in.

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You Poked Me

You Poked Me

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You Poked Me

On Facebook

Three Young Curators Address Romance and its Identity in the Digital Age in a Pop-up Show in Midtown Manhattan this August.

Three young curators, all around the age of twentY, present the exhibition “You Poked Me On Facebook” in midtown Manhattan on August 15th. It will be a two-day love affair with all the qualms and blessings that modern-day romance has to offer. The gallery is located on the 3rd floor of 6 West 37th street. The theme is the controversial, as well as malleable, role Romance plays in the modern day. The exhibition features several young artists from the New York City area. Two of the curators were formerly with T.A.G. (Teen Art Gallery).

To honor the mysterious nature of love, much is left to the imagination, but the show promises to provide hands-on activities, and confrontational performances all emulating the growing tensions between the concept of true love and its place inside and outside social media and technology. There will be Harp performances, a modern-day cupid (diapers and all), and an opportunity to engage with other guests and find your perfect match!

As technology advances, our tales of love change with the emergence of new devices such as Tinder, Facebook and even Craigslist. Love’s relationship with product is becoming more complicated as its status as such solidifies. As children we are fed fairy tales of the prince and princess who find each other on the wholesome and haphazard path to true love. We must reconcile this vision and condense it into the latest apps and activities, altering the nature of what we perceive to be true love and altering the path to find it. This show explores the new type of love born out of a shift in social media platforms, as well as its older counterpart. Choose your weapon: Tinder,, Eharmony, Grinder ect. With each new app, the path to love is simplified. We have reached the age of Love made easy.

Contact: Carly Newman, Curator

6 West 37th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018
(347)637 8157





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Kennedy CTR

Tickets for this and other events:

Available by phone or in person at the Kennedy Center Box Office
(202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 | Groups (202) 416-8400

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Rond-Sept 2014 show

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gunderson and rennie

Alex Rennie & Karen Gunderson

An exhibition of recent paintings

Preview Evening
Wednesday 9 July 6-8 pm
47 Albemarle Street, London
Exhibition runs until 1 August. All works can be view here.

This July Waterhouse & Dodd will present a selection of recent paintings by two of the gallery’s artists, Alex Rennie and Karen Gunderson. Alex will be well known to visitors of the London gallery having had a solo exhibition in October 2012 and has shown regularly in mixed exhibitions and art fairs since then. Karen had a solo exhibition at our New York gallery in November 2013. The artists have exhibited together before, most recently at the Pulse (New York) and Art Miami art fairs.

Although these two artists are not linked in any clearly defined stylist or thematic way, both have used a traditional medium (oil painting) and traditional subject matter (landscape and the built environment) to create startling images of great originality. Both use a limited palate and deceptively simple compositions to create visually arresting and contemplative images.

Please RSVP
Waterhouse & Dodd
+44 (0)20 7734 7800


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mccarthy loca

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents

Paul McCarthy

250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Coinciding with Mike Kelley, Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents an evening exploring works by Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley. McCarthy figured as a key influence for Kelley from early in his career, and the two artists met and began a longtime, recurring collaboration from the mid-‘80s onward. MOCA and Los Angeles Filmforum are honored to host Paul McCarthy in person to present and discuss his work with Kelley, including their epic project Sod & Sodie Sock. A reception will follow.

$12 general admission, $7 students with valid ID
FREE for MOCA and Los Angeles Filmforum members

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Eric Ross ERA Avant Ensemble

Composer ERIC ROSS , (USA),with his ERA Avant Ensemble will present a special electronic concert performance at Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September 12 at 8 pm. The concert will feature video by the late Mary Ross and music for Theremin, guitar, analog and digital synthesizers.

ERIC ROSS “has excited audiences with his fiery virtuosity and innovative work,” said a review in the Washington Post. He’s presented his works at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Redcat Center, Newport, Berlin, Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals among many other concerts worldwide. He performs on guitar, keyboards and is a Master of the Theremin. His ensemble has featured guest artists, jazz giants John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Leroy Jenkins, new music virtuosos Youseff Yancy, Lydia Kavina, Robert Dick, and many others. The New York Times calls his music “a unique blend of classical, jazz, serial and avant-garde.”

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Friday 4 July 2014 | 6-9pm
      Exhibition Dates: 6 June – 26 July 2014
 GALLERY | 186 State Street | Binghamton | New York | 13901 | USA
TEL: 607 772 0485 | 

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 Bright Hill’s Annual Silent &
Online Art Auction Fund-Raiser
Begins July 5 & 6 During Treadwell Artists 19th Annual Stagecoach Run
Continues through July 26
Contact 607-829-5055 or 

Treadwell, NY – For the 19th year, Treadwell, NY will host the annual Stagecoach Run Open Studios and Exhibits weekend on July 5 and 6, from 10 am – 5 pm.. Among the open art studios and galleries is the Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center, 94 Church St. The gallery will be featuring works by WPA artists and regional artists in its annual fund-raising silent and online auction  Bright Hill’s exhibit will remain in the gallery and online through July 26, and close with a final bidding party from 4 – 5 pm. Bright Hill is located at 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY 13846.

Among the regional artists and poets whose work is available are Sven Anderson, Gail Bunting, Ernest M. Fishman, Terry Fox, Anne Gohorel, Walter Gurbo, Kyrra Howard, G. Louise Higgins, Doug Jamieson, Edmund Rinnooy Kan, Joseph M. Kurhajec, Simone Matelassi, Bertha Rogers, and Paul Sauter, Other contemporary artists and poets include Bruce Bennett, David Borchart, William Y. Cooper, Sharon Doughtery, Jamie Fishman, James Hoston, and Ishmael Reed. WPA artists and artists of the 1950s and 60s include Rifka Angel, Rachel Bas-Cohain, Ethel Cutler, Rae Ferren, Louis Ferstadt, Ruth Fortel, Lily Geltman, Joseph Goldstein, JoAnn Leiser, Golda Lewis, Joseph Marino, Marion Miller, Elias Newman, Frank Samson, Harry Shoulberg, Eileen Tabios, Lew Welch, and Stuyvesant Van Veen. Bright Hill will also be offering several rare collectors’ editions of books.  

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Boog City Small, Small Press Fair
Last Call

Boog City’s 11th annual small, small press fair is a little over five weeks away.

The fair will once again span two days, Sat. Aug. 2-Sun. Aug. 3, and be held at Brooklyn’s Unnameable Books (600 Vanderbilt Ave.) in their spacious backyard. The fair will take place during the 8th annual Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, and theater festival.
The fair will open on Saturday with performances by authors from each of the tabling presses.
Tables are $30 for the fair, $20 dollars if you bring your own bridge table (up to 3’ x 3’). All tabling presses will also receive a complimentary online business card size ad (H-2″ x W-3.5″) in the festival program issue of Boog City.

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Binghamton, NY

Ken Waldman Readings & Workshops 
Alaskan Fiddling Poet

Friday night house concert hosted by Brian Cavallaro in Binghamton. RSVP, Brian Cavallaro, aka Flyin’ Brian,, for directions to venue on  Grand Street. Starts at 7:30. $10.00 donation. With Brian Vollmer,

Also, on Thursday, June 26, Waldman will conduct a 5:00 P.M. workshop and 6:30 solo reading/show at the Phillips Library in Homer, Cortland County. Free and open to the public.

Johnson City, NY


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Framingham, MA

Gloria Mindock & the Červená Barva Press
Poetry Reading Series
Presents Flavia Cosma & Alan Britt
at the Červená Barva Press Studio
Date: Saturday, June 21st
Time: 7-9pm
Place: The Arts for the Armory, Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

Admission $3.00. Refreshments will be served!


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Fountain Street Fine Art presents

June 19 -Aug 3, 2014
Reception Saturday June 21, 5 – 7 PM
Poetry Reading Sunday June 22, 1-4 PM
Wed. June 25th at 7pm.,
160 Hollis St.
Framingham  MA  01702

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Free counters!


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The Mix: Alchemy, Physics, Landscapes 


Alchemy & Metaphysics
Trestle Gallery Project Room
June 7 – July 3, 2014
Reception: Saturday, June 7, 7-9 p.m.
400 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Beers’ Castle Bravo (2013) is included in Alchemy and Metaphysics, Curated by Lily Koto Olive, Jacob Hicks, and Kiley Ames Klein. The exhibition explores two paradigms that have contributed to the shaping of our contemporary understanding of science, religion and philosophy.

The Landscape Revisited
Godard Art Center – Ardmore, OK
July 1 – August 22, 2014
401 1st S.W., Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Phone:580 226 0909
The works of Sandra Gottlieb, Martin Weinstein and Jonathan Beer  combine to examine how memory works and the inherent feelings of loss that accompany reflection and remembering. 


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Glen Ellyn, IL

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery
opening preview of
 “Vivian Maier: Exposed”
co-curated by Frank Jackowiak and Barbara Wiesen
Tuesday, June 17 6-8 p.m.

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery
at the McAninch Arts Center,
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Born in New York City in 1926, Vivian Maier spent her childhood in France before returning to New York in the late 1930’s. Later, Maier moved to Chicago and worked as a nanny for nearly 40 years, a livelihood that supported her and her passion for photography. Maier produced more than 100,000 negatives during her life, but showed them to very few people. Her work remained unknown until its discovery in 2007, only a year after her death. Since then, Maier’s photos have ignited passion and enthusiasm in photography buffs and art enthusiasts alike worldwide.

The evening includes a meet and greet with members of “Team Vivian,”
a College of DuPage team including vintage film processor, Jackowiak, and
several film and photography students who processed her film.

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In advance of the Frank O’Hara Fire Island Pines Poetry Festiva, Adam Fitzgerald writesl: “Whyte Hall, beachside, where we will have lots of partying and act perfectly disgraceful, no collapsing…”

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KGB BAR Reading

KGB Bar reading to feature  recent NYFA fiction fellowship winners, 85 E. 4th St. (at 2nd Ave.). Reading to take place Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m.  Poets include Thad Rutkowski, Melinda Susan Goodman, Arlaina Tibensky & Allison Thompson. Free admission.

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The New York Quarterly Reading Series—THIS MONDAY—June 9, 2014

MONDAY, June 9, 2014, 6:30 pm at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC – An extravaganza of voices as eclectic as the City itself: George Witte, Monique Ferrell, Maria Lisella, and Clint Margrave will read. With our new partnership with the Bowery Poetry Club and with thanks to the NYQ Board of Directors, NYQ Readings are now FREE – NO COVER CHARGE. This event will begin promptly at 6:30, please arrive a little early.

Visit the event page on Facebook.

This event is also available FREE, worldwide, via internet streaming. Just go to this link at showtime:

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Somewhere in AUSTRALIA


Reclining Nude, 2014, oil on canvas, 21.5 cm x 28 cm.

Robert Malherbe, New works
June 11th  – July 6th 2014
Opening Thursday June 12th. 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Robert Malherbe is an established artist, exhibiting widely in Australia. He has been a finalist in the 2013 and 2012 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the 2010 Archibald and Wynne Prizes as well as a finalist numerous times in the New South Wales Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. He was recently awarded the Art Gallery of New South Wales Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Contact James Makin:
P: 03 9416 3966

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Peter Turnley, Brasserie de L’Isle de Saint Louis, Paris 1993


Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90048

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Commemorating the end of slavery in the US


The Falcon
Thursday June 19 7:00pm|
1348 Route 9W Marlboro NY
845 236 7970
No Tickets. No Cover. Donations Encouraged. Support Living Artists! 

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ando moon

“Gekkou” Moon Light 19, Silver Leaf and Pigment on Arches Paper, 41 x 29 inches, 2014

“Aurora” Solo Exhibition London, May 28 – June 21, 2014,
ad Carney Fine Art
Opening Reception May 28, 6:30-9PM
45 Dover Street
London W1S 4FF
+44 (0) 203 178 3564



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maysles house logo

A New Schedule Every Week:
343 Lenox Ave
New York, New York 10027

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“T H E   M A R S H A L L   B A R E R   P R O J E C T”






Tickets are $75 and $100 (includes a special reception at 6:30 p.m.). Call (212) 935-5820, or purchase in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 -6:00 p.m.).

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Brooke Mason: La Haute Main

May 26 – June 15, 2014

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 28th 7-10 pm
Collector’s Reception: Friday, May 30th 7-10 pm  

Brooke Mason’s inaugural US exhibition, La Haute Main, challenges the long-held stereotypes of femininity and power by addressing issues of gender roles, perceptions of strength and the identity of women. Influenced by the tenets of Greco-Roman mythology and the refined elegance of classic films, Mason’s artwork captures the essence of female beauty and the interdependence of the sexes in 13 luscious, large-scale, intimate scenes printed on high-definition gloss aluminum.  Mason says of her work, “I enjoy delving into contrasts – yin and yang, femininity and masculinity, and the role reversals within.” 

Mason is an Australian-born, Los Angeles-based photographer with 15 years’ experience in the fashion and entertainment industries.  

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La Ruche - Oasis Poetry Poster by Wm. V. Musto Cultural Center

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NYU Creative Writing Program

Friday, May 9, 5pm
Fiction Reading: Rivka Galchen and Laura van den Berg
Introduced by Uri Ferruccio and Steph Arditte

Tuesday, May 13, 4pm
Goldwater Hospital Writing Workshop Reading, with Guest Author Yusef Komunyakaa
Please come out to support the Fellows and Golden Writers, participants of a weekly creative writing workshop for disabled adults led by fellows from the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Note location: NYU Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East
RSVPs required

NYU Creative Writing Program
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel. 212-998-8850

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Call for Cast / Audience Members

for Recreation of John Cage’s

Seminal Performance 4’33”

THE TUBA THIEVES / Directed by Alison O’Daniel
Call for Cast / Audience Members

Date: May 25th, 2014
Time: 12 PM – 6 PM

Alison’s film will be included in the exhibition LOUDsilence, curated byAmanda Cachia, opening this September at Grand Central Art Center. The film is also schedule to screen at Art in General, NYC (Winter 2015) andCentre d’art contemporain in Brest, France (Summer 2015). The project is supported by Art Matters, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation and theFranklin Furnace Fund.

Call for cast / Audience members for a recreation of John Cage’s seminal performance of 4’33”

Alison is looking for a cast of all ages to act as audience members for a one-day shoot at the beautiful and historic Maverick Concert Hall. Food, drinks, copy and credit and our undying gratitude will be provided in exchange for your time.

Location: Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498
Date: May 25th, 2014
Time: 12 PM – 6 PM

About the project:

THE TUBA THIEVES is a film about a Deaf drummer whose relationships with her hearing father and hearing boyfriend are impacted by the history of the 1952 Woodstock premier of John Cage’s 4’33” at the Maverick Concert Hall.


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Herb Rosenberg at the Tunnel Show

booth 112


from a top a 14’ high chair of aluminum and brass

The Contemporary Art Fair NYC | Chelsea opens Thursday,

May 8th  through Sunday, May 11th at The Tunnel

on 11th Ave between 27th & 28th Streets.

champagne opening reception: May 8th 4-8pm

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Zilvinas Kempinas

Pawel Althamer


Meschac Gaba


Pawel Althamer, Queen Mother of Reality

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Ari & Mia

Ari & Mia

Ari and Mia with Bethany Waickman
Saturday, May 17, 2014,
Canaan Institute, Brooktondale NY 14817

All day event: participate in all, or take in a-la-carte
RSVP to to reserve your place in any or all … (audio samples) 

About 5 miles from Ithaca, NY….

Michael Ludgate
607.227.0090 (c)

607.539.6153 (h)


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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
on view through July 28, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

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“ T H E   M U S C L E S   I N    OU R    T O E S ”



JUNE 2014


New York, NY Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O’Donnell, Managing Director Danny Feldman), the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the complete casting for the New York Premiere of The Muscles in Our Toes by Labyrinth Company Member Stephen Belber, directed by Anne Kauffman. The play begins performances on June 14, with an official opening night set for June 26, 2014, at Labyrinth’s home in New York City’s West Village, the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).

The complete cast of The Muscles in Our Toes includes Amir Arison, Nadia Dajani, Bill Dawes, Samuel Ray Gates, Matthew Maher, and Mather Zickel. 

In this dark comedy, four friends meet at their high school reunion, and ponder a plan to free their old friend who’s been kidnapped by a radical political group. Absurdity, intensity and plain ole weirdness ensue when this inebriated, stoned, adolescently arrested, religiously confused group of friends attempts to tackle the task at hand and at the same time, debate the forces of international terrorism.

The design team for The Muscles in Our Toes includes 2014 Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design), Lee Savage (Set Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), and Jessica Paz (Sound Design).

Labyrinth Theater Company is devoted to providing affordable ticket prices for the community. We are pleased to announce that tickets for The Muscles in Our Toes are $20 when purchased on or before June 25. After that date, tickets prices will be available starting at $35. Tickets are available online at or by calling (212)513-1080. More information is available at

CLICK HERE to see an interview with playwright Stephen Belber:

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CHICAGO – The Chicago Academy for the Arts will honor its president, Pamela Jordan, with the Kupcinet Civic Award during A Taste for the Arts Gala performance Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Harris Theater, as she prepares to take on a new role as President of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation in Idyllwild, Calif. at the end of the school year. The Kupcinet Civic Award, named in memory of The Chicago Academy for the Arts’ founder Essee Kupcinet and her husband, Irv, honors individuals who strive to positively impact and develop the Chicago arts community. 23 Academy alumni, representing each of Jordan’s years at The Academy, will take part in the award presentation.

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HOMER – If one word describes the new Red Molly CD, Light in the Sky, that word is joyous. Once again, with the “tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals and caramel harmonies” that the Boston Globe praised, Red Molly creates an album with gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing, all done up in Red Molly’s trademark three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks and inventive arrangements. The title sets the theme for the 14 tracks: optimism, joy, and excitement for the future.

Catch them next at The Center for the Arts in Homer, located at 72 South Main Street in the village, at the corner of Routes 11 and 90, just off exit 12 of I-81.

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B O O G I E   S T O M P !
Performances Begin May 8

Buy tickets at:

Variations Theatre Group proudly presents a limited engagement of BOOGIE STOMP! direct to NYC from the production’s sold out tour of Russia. Performances will begin May 8th, with the Opening Night set for Thursday, May 15th at The Chain Theatre. BOOGIE STOMP! is a theatrical evening starring two of the greatest jazz/boogie/stride/blues pianists in the world, Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza.

Tickets to BOOGIE STOMP! are $45 and are available through or by calling 866-811-4111. The Chain Theatre is located at 21-28 45th Road in Long Island City, just ten minutes from Times Square via the 7, E, G, and M trains to Court Square Station.

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sontag shogun

Spool MFG

    Saturday, April 2014,  at 8 pm.

Brooklyn-based experimental band
Sontag Shogun will perform an intimate set of new material
composed for piano and electronics (treated vocals, field recordings,
tapes, amplified surfaces),  accompanied by projections
of the 16 mm films of Tomonari Nishikawa.

Nishikawa, a world-renowned experimental filmmaker and
Binghamton University professor, will screen his films live during the performance.
Brian Murphy, a performance artist and musician, will open for Sontag Shogun.
Doors open at 7 pm;  admission is $6. (Small bills appreciated!)

To listen and learn more about the band, visit

Spool Mfg. is located at 138 Baldwin Street in Johnson City, NY.
Please visit for more information.

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HUGO BASTIDAS: Metamorphosis:

04-02, 2014 through 05-10, 2014



730 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

 (212) 888-3550 

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The Lord giveth and He taketh away.
Michael Ashkin
Davide Cantoni
Anne Deleporte
David Dixon
Elizabeth Harney
Jackie Hoving
Pete Moran
Dan Snow
Suzy Spence
Nathan Townes-Anderson
Lynda White

with exhibition design contribution from Stephen Dean
April 18 – May 11
Opening Friday April 18th 7-10PM
Gallery Hours, Saturday and Sunday 12-6PM
260 Richardson St. Brooklyn 11222

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“The Spirit of Cuba Favoring José Martí” by José Rodeiro

An Evening of Music & Poetry

at the Union City Museum of Art/William V. Musto Cultural Center
Robert Rosado, Director, LaRuche Arts Contemporary Consortium (LRACC)
and emcee Lucy Santiago will present Poets Paul Sohar, Mike Foldes,
Sal Tagliarino and Alan Britt
plus pianist Pierro Romano & opera singer Jacqueline Milena
for an evening of poetry and music on Saturday,
May 10th from 7-9 p.m.
William V. Musto Cultural Center
420-15th Street, Union City, NJ 07087

Visual artsts:  José Acosta, Maria Aguiar, Willie Báez, Walter Barco, Olga Bautista, Pablo Caviedes, Gerardo Castro, Carlos Chávez, Laura L. Cuevas, Christine Devereaux, Edwin Gaud, Alfredo Gomez Jr., Elizabeth Jimenez Montelongo, Irelys Martinez-Tejada, José Rodeiro, Salvatore Tagliarino, Isabel Villacis

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Following the success of The Spectrum of Ultra Violet at Volta NY honoring Ultra Violet and a private performance by pianist Christopher O’Riley, Culture Shock has secured the release of Ultra Violet’s self titled LP, with cover art by Andy Warhol. Recorded for Capitol Records in 1973 but never before released, Ultra Violet’s studio album is now available on iTunes. It includes 10 tracks ranging from popular tunes by Al Dubin and Harry Warren to original songs by Ultra Violet and Richard Currier as well as the French standard La Vie en Rose.

Get it HERE

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The John Cage Trust and Bard College Conservatory of Music present

“New Restorations and Discoveries from Center for Visual Music” – a Film Program

From absolute film to psychedelia, this program of revelatory moments from the history of visual music and kinetic art explores lost, legendary and rare treasures from the archives of Center for Visual Music (CVM).  Featuring the east coast premiere of the newly discovered film by John Cage and Richard Lippold, The Sun Film (1956), about the kinetic art sculpture. Rare works by Jordan Belson include his infamous LSD (1962); a presentation reel from the legendary San Francisco Vortex Concerts (1959) and Quartet (1983). Early films by Oskar Fischinger, an influence on Cage, Belson and many others, include 35mm prints of Spirals, Ornament Sound and Studie nr 5. Made in Upstate New York, Turn, Turn, Turn (1966) by Jud Yalkut is ‘a kinetic alchemy of the light and electronic works of Nicolas Schöffer, Julio Le Parc, USCO, and Nam June Paik, with sound by USCO.’

The program, featuring many newly preserved 16mm and 35mm prints, will be introduced by curator/archivist Cindy Keefer of CVM. Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, will introduce The Sun Film by Cage and Lippold.

April 26, 7 pm. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.  

Free admission, no reservations required. 

 For more information contact:
Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles:
John Cage Trust at Bard College:

Many of the films in this program were preserved by CVM with support from The National Film Preservation Foundation; others with support from private donors. Center for Visual Music is an archive dedicated to visual music, experimental animation and abstract media.

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Artist Talk/Gallery Tour April 27, 2014
Victory Hall DRAWING ROOMS 180 Grand St Jersey City
Regular gallery hours Th/Fr 4-7 Sat/Sun 2-6

Victory Hall DRAWING ROOMS, the new ten-room art center in Jersey City, is hosting an Artist Talk and Gallery tour on Sunday, April 27th, 2014, for the Pictures of Everything: Abstract Painting Now exhibition.

From 3:00 to 4:30pm, director James Pustorino and curator Anne Trauben will lead small groups through each gallery room giving an overview of the exhibit, and engaging the artists and viewers in a dialogue about the art.

RSVP by email to secure your spot!  If you would like to attend the talk, please contact DRAWING ROOMS as soon as possible at

The talk will be followed by a meet-the-artist social time  4:30 to 5:30 that is open to the public. Free refreshments will be provided.

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Stockholm Art Week – A platform for the Stockholm art scene – was held for the first time 2013. Leading institutions, museums, fairs and other participants is arranging special events through out the week. 

Stockholm Art Week 2014 is being held 1 to 6 April.

The calendar for Stockholm Art Week 2014 is available here.
Subscribe to the SAW bulletin curated by Artworksjournal here.

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The Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill
Opens Its 2014 Gallery Season
& Begins a Celebration of National Poetry Month Sunday, April 6!
Contact 607-829-5055 or 

“It’s Only a Paper Moon,” an exhibit of original collages and poems by Brooklyn poet and artist Steven Hartman.

Bright Hill Press & Literary Center
94 Church Street, Treadwell, New York 13846-4607

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 “Cirque Shanghai” is returning to Chicago’s Navy Pier with a brand new show, “Cirque Shanghai: Warriors.” Performances begin Wednesday, May 21 and run through Monday, Sept. 1 at the Pepsi Skyline Stage, on Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave).  Tickets will go on sale May 2 via ticket master at 800-745-3000 or visiting Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are currently available by calling GroupTix at 773.327.3778 or visiting

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La Luz de Jesus Gallery


Blighted Eye: The Collection of Glenn Bray
Book Release & Signing Party with Special Guests
Friday, April 25, 2014
7 – 9 PM

Glenn Bray will be on hand to sign his book, as will Robert Williams, who supplied a foreword.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Fantagraphics; 1st edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606996959
ISBN-13: 978-1606996959
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.6 pounds
Price: $100

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Salsali Private Museum (SPM) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Iranian artist Amir Hossein Zanjani. The exhibition begins 17 March and ends on 17 August 2014.

Salsali Private Museum, Unit 14, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

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alternate vision

Exhibit: “An Alternate Vision: A Celebration of the National Association of Women Artists”
N.A.W.A.’s 125th Anniversary, 1889 – 2014
National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.)
80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011
phone: 212-675-1616

Location: Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
For hours and information:
Dates of exhibit: March 20 – June 15, 2014
Reception: March 20, 2014, 6 – 8 pm

Contacts: Marie Hines Cowan; Allison Ioli

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(red shirt) urban figure # L1065273

Sol Hill, Red Shirt Urban Figure

DATES: SAT. MARCH 8, 2014- SUN. APRIL 13, 2014
Leica Gallery LA is pleased to present together for our next exhibition three Los Angeles leicaarea emerging photographers to overlap with April’s Month of Photography LA (MOPLA): Sol Hill, Domenico Foschi and Sara Jane Boyers. Each photographer uses a different Leica camera system and has established three completely fresh perspectives and styles. Although their work may be diverse in process they all fix their lenses in and
around Los Angeles as a subject matter whether it is Domenico’s street photography of women, Sara Jane’s traffic stuck on the 405 or Sol Hill’s urban landscapes of LA. The reception for the artists will be held from 5 pm To 7 pm on Saturday March 8, 2014 and is open to the public. The exhibition continues through April 13, 2014. Gallery hours Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Complimentary valet parking is available.

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Storefront Logo

storefront rapist


Tough Love
by Sebastian Errazuriz
February 15 – April 12, 2014
Opening Reception: February 14, 7pm-9pm
Press Preview: February 14, 6pm


More information at


 Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street, 10012 New York, NY
Tel. 212.431.5795, Fax 212.431.5755

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Literary Partners Event: Program for Publication of


March 5, 2014 – 6:00PM
Elizabeth Kray Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Join The Seventh Quarry and Cross-Cultural Communications in celebrating the publication of Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village (2014), as part of the world-wide Dylan Thomas Centenary celebrations.

Peter Thabit Jones, Welsh poet and editor/publisher of The Seventh Quarry, will provide a guided talk/tour of Dylan Thomas in New York. Stanley H. Barkan, poet/publisher of Cross-Cultural Communications, will read a selection of poems by Dylan Thomas

This event is made possible in part through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

The Seventh Quarry and Cross-Cultural Communications
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Terry Waldo Solo

The Dead Rabbit
Grocery & Grog

Voted the “Best New Cocktail Bar in the World”
30 Water Street
New York, NY
Phone: (646) 422 – 7906

Time: 9:00 to 1:00,  Every Friday  &
Saturdays, February 1, 8 and 22 (with Tamar Korn)
“Tell the doorman that Ragazine sent you”

The Stride Piano Jam
Featuring: Terry Waldo, Ehud Asherie & Special Guest
The Fat Cat
75 Christopher Street (just W. of 7th Avenue)
New York, NY

Sundays, February  2 & 23 @ 4:00 – 6:00 PM


 Terry Waldo &The Rum House Jass Band 

The Rum House is presenting a series of late Monday night jam sessions with veteran ragtime and early jazz pianist, Terry Waldo and his Rum House Jass Band. The shows feature many of the young musicians who have recently been getting fame in the NY trad jazz scene as well as the old masters of  this great music who have become legendary through recordings and numerous appearances. Join the musicians, their friends and special guests for some of the hottest sessions in town.

The Rum House
In The Edison Hotel
(47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Mondays,  10:00 to 2:00 (or later)


 Jazz At Lincoln Center
Swing University
JELLY ROLL MORTON with Terry Waldo
4 Monday nights: 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, & 3/17; 6:30-8:30pm

Jelly Roll Morton, a New Orleanian Jazz pioneer, was the music’s first great composer. Morton’s composing made jazz a fully developed music, adding repertoire. Jelly Roll Morton, the pianist, was one of the new music’s greatest ad-libbers. Terry Waldo will explain it all to you, often demonstrating his point from his seat at the piano.
All classes are held at the Irene Diamond Education Center
Jazz At Lincoln Center. Broadway at 60th St. 5th Floor
For questions, call 212-258-9922

Terry Waldo – ragtime & stride pianist, entertainer and protege of the late Eubie Blake, has produced over 40 albums. His THIS IS RAGTIME (newly reissued with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis) is the definitive book on the subject and his 26-part series with the same title for National Public Radio fueled the 1970s’ ragtime revival.

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The Streets of Cairo: 

Between Documentation and Art

Images by Mohamed Abouelnaga, 


Tuesday January 21 at 7pm at the Middle East Institute, NUS

        Streets of Cairo, 2013, ©Sana Gallery

“Solo exhibition by renowned Egyptian artist Mohamed Abouelnaga. His piercing work documents the moment from historical, artistic and social perspectives through multiple layers and mediums expressing the turmoil, variety and sheer creative explosion playing out on revolutionary streets.”

Middle East Institute, NUS:
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Blk B, Level 6, #06-06
Singapore 119620 

January 22 to March 2 2014. Read More…




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 Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave, (127th and 128th streets)
New York, NY 10027 

  Saturday, January 25th, 7:30pm

Sunday, January 26th, 7:30pm

 Jock Docs Presents: Lenny Cooke

(The best in sports documentaries.)


Lenny Cooke

Benny Safdie and Joshua Safdie, 2013, 90 min.

In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. In an era when high school stars were forgoing college hoops in favor of the potential multi-million dollar contracts promised in the NBA draft, Lenny was supposed to be the next superstar. He had the world at his fingertips. But over a decade later, while his peers are taking home MVP awards and championship trophies, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. What went wrong?

With incredible access to Lenny’s story as it unfolded over the past decade, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie follow Lenny from his run-down home in Bushwick, Brooklyn, to the New Jersey suburbs where he spent his high school career through to the present day, with the friends and family who shared in his dreams and aspirations. Lenny Cooke is a quintessentially American story about dreaming big, the fickle nature of sports celebrity and the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach.

The Maysles Cinema was founded by documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and is directed by Jessica Green. Contact the Cinema at  (212) 537-6843. Saturday’s screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Benny Safdie and Joshua Safdie and producer Adam Shopkorn.

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02/01    Ed Palermo Big Band CD Release Party “Oh No! Not Jazz!”
02/02    Sunday Brunch w/ Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis
02/06    Chris Cubeta & The Liars’ Club
02/07    Hugh Brodie’s 81st Birthday Celebration!
02/08    TBA

02/09    Sunday Brunch w/ Bob Stump & The Blue Mountain Band
     Stephen Clair + The Millionaires and The Stacks

02/13    Casey Erdmann Group
02/14    Alexis P. Suter Band’s Valentine to The Falcon
02/15    TBA

02/16    Sunday Brunch w/ Saints of Swing and Rene Bailey
02/16    Ben Flocks CD Release  “Battle Mountain”
02/20    KJ Denhert with Geoff Gallante
02/21    Joe Caro & The Met Band w/ Anton Fig, Clifford Carter,Mark Egan,

              Aaron Heick & Scott Wendholt!

02/22    TBA

02/23    Sunday Brunch w/ Akie Bermiss
02/23    Cyrille Aimee & the Guitar Heroes

02/27    TBA

02/28     Larry Campbell Quartet w/ Teresa Williams, Byron Isaacs & Justin Guip

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Invit Ultra Violet recto

Ultra Violet’s “Selfie”

vernissage samedi 18 janvier 2014 à partir de 16h.
en présence de l’artiste
exposition jusqu’au 8 février 2014
Galerie Depardieu, 18, avenue des Fleurs 06000, Nice – France
Tél. +33 0 493 964 096 –

(Au fond de l’impasse, entre le consulat de Tunisie et le CROUS)
bus n° 38 av. des Fleurs ; n° 3, 9, 10, 14, 22 rue Bottero ; n° 7 Alsace-Lorraine, parking Palmiera
“Selie”, autoportrait photographique réalisé avec un téléphone portable puis mis en ligne sur
les réseaux sociaux, a été choisi comme le mot de l’année 2013 par les Dictionnaires d’Oxford,
ouvrages de référence en langue anglaise.

SELFIE: Noun (plural selfies) informal: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken  with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website: occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself everyday isn’t necessary. S E L F I E deinition. Oxford Dictionaries Online announced 2013 August, the latest batch of words that are being taken off the street and into their database. The new terms and definitions added to their reference this quarter cover everything from resurgent ’80s fashion  to gadgets to questionable dance moves. Origin: Aout early 21st century: from self + ie
Read more: Dictionary Adds ‘Badassery’, ‘Selie’ and ‘Twerk’ |


The 3rd Bob Johnston

Photography Show & Competition

January 3-18

Cooperative Gallery 213 State Street Binghamton NY

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Art Fair HanseArt in Lübeck, Germany

14th to 16th, March 2014

In Lübeck’s music and congress hall ( ), presenting about 60 national and international artists, galleries and art groups their works in the fields of painting, illustrations, graphics, calligraphy, drawings and sculptures from Friday the 14th to Sunday the 16th, March 2014.

A vernissage will take place on Friday from 6 to 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday the hall is open from 11 am to 6 pm. The entrance fee is 5 euros .

MuK, Willy-Brandt-Allee 10, 23554 D-Lübeck.
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“It’s A Wonderful Life”

On Saturday, December 14th at 8:00 PM,  join Clarence, George Bailey, Mary, Bert and Ernie, Old Man Potter and all the rest at the Center for the Arts of Homer for a wonderful trip back in time via the radio airwaves with “It’s A Wonderful Life, The Radio Play!”, a presentation by Scarlett Rat Entertainment. Originally broadcast in 1947 on the Lux Radio Theater, this adaptation of the Frank Capra holiday classic is a wonderful reminder that all of our lives have meaning. George Bailey, the everyman hero at the Bailey Building and Loan in Bedford Falls becomes despondent when it appears that his business and all that he has worked his whole life for may be lost.  As mean-spirited Mr. Potter says, “You’re worth more dead than alive!” In answer to his prayer, Clarence, Angel, second class, is assigned to bring the joy and meaning back to George’s life on Christmas Eve.

General admission tickets for this special Saturday night performance are $20 for Adults, $16 for Seniors, $10 for Students 18+ with Valid ID and Under 18 are Free.  Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at or by calling (607) 749-4900.

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 Writers House week’s events:

Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.: The New Salon: D.A. POWELL in conversation with Alice Quinn

Friday, November 22, 5 p.m.: Poetry & Fiction Reading, NICK LAIRD & JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS, Introduced by Angelo Nikolopoulos & Soren Stockman

Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.: Emerging Writers Series, NATALIE DIAZ, Guest Author
Note location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street 

NYU Creative Writing Program
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011
(p) 212-998-8816
(f)  212-995-4864

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Adolfo Faúndez, Gersony Silva e Helô Alcantara Machado
Novembro/Dezembro 2013
R. João Lourenço 79 – Vila Nova Conceição I Tel (11) 3842-5135


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And, between events, check this out:

The Mary Pat Hyland Daily

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And, between events, check this out:

The Mary Pat Hyland Daily

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Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Artists Row/State Street, Binghamton, NY


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Cooperstown Concert Series


Alpenglow at Brewery Ommegang

November 9, 7:30 PM


A five – piece Folk-Rock Band from Vermont, Alpenglow is solidly in the vein of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, and The Low Anthem. Formed in the fall of 2010, the group began to write songs and now, just a year and a half later, the band has crafted a repertoire of folk songs that are both sprawling and moody. And they bring the familiar faces of Cooperstown natives Colin Weeks, Peter Coccoma and Kenneth Root!

The Ommegang Café is open! Call 544-1800, ex. 825, for reservations.

Tickets are available at Ellsworth and Sill, Church & Scott, and The Fly Creek General Store.  Tickets are often available at the door, though concerts sometimes sell out in advance. Please call Concert Series, not the venues, for concert information. All concerts are rain or shine, snow or ice. Tickets and/or More Information, Please Call 607-547-1812 or E-Mail us at

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On Sunday, November 3, from 3 – 5 pm, the Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center will hold an opening reception for “Two by Two”, an exhibit of artist books by Elaine Downing, Oneonta, and calligraphic works by Tara Hu, San Diego (formerly Treadwell). 

During the opening, the artists will discuss and answer questions about their work. The event is free and open to the public; and refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will remain through Saturday, November 23, when Bright Hill holds its 21st-anniversary Open House & Marathon Reading.  The Word & Image Gallery is open Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 am – 4 pm; Wednesdays, 9 am – noon; during Word Thursdays on November 14; and by appointment. The gallery is located at 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY, one block north of Barlow’s General Store on Main St. (Rte 14).

Elaine Downing has been an artist all of her life, but making artist books only since 1991. A former librarian at SUNY Oneonta, she makes artist books and boxes, marbling paper, specialty cards, designed silk scarves, and customized scrapbooks. She studied drawing, design, printmaking, and painting at SUNY Oneonta, Women’s StudioWorkshop Workshop, and the Ink Shop in Ithaca and with such artists as Nancy Callahan, Jim Mullen, Daniel Kelm, Ed Hutchins, Dolph Smith and Carol Barton; and she studied traditional bookbinding with master binder, Fred Jordan.  Her BA in Germany is from SUNY Buffalo and her MLS is from SUNY Geneseo. Downing’s books have been chosen for juried shows at Bright Hill, the Wilber Mansion (Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts), the Cooperstown Art Association, the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, as well as several exhibitions of the Guild of Book workers.

Tara Hu is an artist who was raised and trained in Taipei, Taiwan. She has lived in the US since 1995.  While she is primarily known for her Chinese calligraphy, her ceramics, and jewelry have been exhibited and sold throughout California, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and New York since 1997. Using traditional techniques, Hu brings a contemporary style to the pieces she creates, making the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy speak to the modern world. Although Hu utilizes many of the time-honored techniques of calligraphy, her favorite is derived from “Grass Style,” a method that allows her to incorporate a great deal of freedom and movement into her work. Beyond their simple elegance, the Chinese characters she paints have special spiritual resonance and are inspired by essence of the heart. Moreover, she describes the act of making her art as a form of meditation. Creating these pieces, which are both decorative and inspiring, has deep spiritual meaning to Hu.

Contact 607-829-5055 or for more information.  

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NORTHERN MANHATTAN ARTS ALLIANCE NoMAA GALLERY OPENING SHOW “Immigrant Too” 178 BENNETT AVENUE 3rd FLOOR (AT 189TH STREET) NEW YORK, NY 10040. The exhibits runs from October, 10 – to November 21, 2013 Additionally, We Are You Project artist Pablo Caviedes’s film On the Map (based on his WAYPI onthemap“On  the Map” image) was selected for both the “INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION on IMMIGRATION, and the “INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION on HUMAN RIGHTS in Rovereto-Trento (aka Trent, Italy).   The film will be on view from September 28, 2013 to January 6, 2014.  The Trent Film Festival is sponsored by Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti. To view the short animated film, click on the URL below.  ON THE MAP -PABLO CAVIEDES,  directed by Rogelio Viteri, now available for RAGAZINE CC audiences:

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Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival
Local Author Event at One More Page Books

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00pm
Location: 2200 N. Westmoreland Street, Arlington

It’s like speed-dating, but with authors! They’ll have just three minutes to capture your imagination!

Free admission; RSVP suggested. Reception following event. To attend this event, please register here:

Hosted by Alan Orloff, Deadly Campaign: Meet these local authors on November 12: Valerie Brown, Capital Splendor: Gardens and Parks of Washington DC;  Gale Deitch, A Fine Fix; Marcia Friedman, Meatballs and Matzah Balls;  Nahum HaLevi, The Color of Prophecy: Visualizing the Bible in a New Light;  Stephen Kaminski, Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk: A Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mystery; Robert Rudney, Lovers Lame; Rachel Scheer, By Mom, By Me: A Tale of Two Childhoods; Leanne Tankel, Broken Hallelujah: Notes from a Marriage; Hillary Hoffman-Peak, Wings of Hope

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Congo in Harlem is a weeklong program of films and special events focused on the history, politics, and culture of the Democratic Republic Congo. The goal of the series is to deepen the global community’s understanding of DR Congo through art and dialogue. Each year, we strive to present a diverse program that encourages audiences to think critically and challenge their own assumptions about Africa. But we also want people to have an enjoyable experience! Congo in Harlem is more than just movies and discussions — it’s an opportunity to discover Congolese food, music, and artwork, learn about Congo’s challenges, and get involved in efforts for change in the Congo. Highlights from this year’s program include a spotlight on pioneering Congolese filmmaker Mweze Ngangura who will be in attendance, as well as a range of films from Congolese and international directors, live music and special guests. Congo in Harlem is a volunteer-run, non-profit series produced byMaysles Cinema,True-Walker Productions, andFriends of the Congo. It is made possible by the generous support ofCultures of Resistance Network,United Methodist Women (UMW) andV-DAY. Series Partners and Friends include:California Newsreel,Elokomakasi Productions,Mutaani FM,The New York African Film Festival,MFA Social Documentary Film program – School of Visual Arts,V-DAY – Harlem,Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – NY Metro Branch, andYole!Africa. Media partners include:Applause Africa,Face2Face Africa, OkayAfrica, Black Star News andWBAI. Screenings are open to the public at a suggested donation of $10. Box office opens 1 hour prior to show time and advance tickets are available through Brown Paper tickets. A special group discount is available for the purchase of 5 or more tickets to any one  screening. Series passes for access to all events throughout the week are $50. Seating is limited and available on a first come first served basis. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before event’s start time to secure a seat in the main screening room. Overflow seating with simulcast projection will be available for latecomers.

 Maysles Cinema

343 Lenox Ave (127th and 128th streets) New York, NY 10027 

 The Maysles Cinema was founded by documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and is directed by Jessica Green. Please direct press inquiries, including requests for complimentary tickets to, or contact the Cinema at  (212) 537-6843

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Ayn S Choi at ASC Project Space

Opening Night: October 18th 5-8 Open studio: Sat & Sun Oct. 19-20

526 West 26th Street, NYC, Room 304

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Morphology of the Print

Morphology of the Print

October 8, 2013 – January 8, 2014 Reception: October 21, 6 – 8:00 pm

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Yael Brotman, Melissa Brown, Lesley Dill, Rosemarie Fiore, Scherezade Garcia, Jane Hammond, Valerie Hammond, Beryl Korot, Joyce Kozloff, Nicola Lopez, Marie Lorenz, Whitfield Lovell, Tammy Nguyen, Jill Parisi, Elaine Reichek, Alexander Ross, Jens Schubert, Jean Shin, James Siena, Gary Simmons, Jeremy Coleman Smith, Josh Smith, Kiki Smith, Rob Swainston, Sarah Sze, Randy Wray, and Andrea Zittel.

Lehman College Art Gallery 250 Bedford Park Blvd. Bronx, NY 10468

718-960-7831 Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Studio Redux

thru October 26th, 2013

Cooperative Gallery 213 On State St. Binghamton NY

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Music by CHAPPO and Monogold Art by Elena Stonaker and Benjamin Clarke

Curated by Caitlin McGarry and Nyahzul Friday October 18th 7-11PM $10.00 Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery Espritu Lauro Mezcal tasting 7:30 to 8:30PM 

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10.18 Transient Visions evite

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Angie’s Diary: Book reviews & More….

This issue: Robert Thorhill’s  “Lady Justice & The Assassin”

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10.3-11.3 Tides and Phases of the Moon

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