A Home for Controversial Art

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

An exhibition of teenage artists includes previously censored work Lower East Side When South Carolina teenager Gracie Holtzclaw created a black and red linocut print for her art class, the piece was selected for a recent county-wide art show. Two days before the opening, she found out her print was banned from the exhibit. Titled [&hellip
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The Other Shakespeare in the Park

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Hudson Warehouse prepares for their 2014 summer season of free plays in Riverside Park Upper West Side Nicholas Martin-Smith has a penchant for blood-soaked battles, graphic throat-slitting and slow, lingering deaths. Luckily, the founder and producing artistic director of Upper West Side theater company Hudson Warehouse has had ample opportunities to produce bloody death scenes. [&hellip
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Finally, the Farmer’s Market

Written by Liz Neumark on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

After suffering through a monotonous winter, it’s time to rejoice in the variety of local green-markets If you are a loyal local food eater like me, you carried the flag all winter long. Carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes and beets all share that glorious characteristic of being good storage veggies. They formed [&hellip
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A New Place for Paintings

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Local non-profits give art a permanent home at the Stanley Isaacs Center Yorkville Some of New York City’s most famed cultural institutions call the Upper East Side home, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the National Academy peppering Museum Mile along Fifth Avenue. The Frick Collection, the Whitney Museum and a [&hellip
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Nourishing Art on the East Side

Written by Valerie Gladstone on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

The National Academy teaches more than 1,000 students in a lavish setting Walking into the stately Beaux Arts mansion on Fifth Avenue at 89th Street that houses the National Academy Museum and School, one would never suspect that within its handsome walls thrives a dynamic art environment where more than 1,000 students attend classes, exhibit [&hellip
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Walk on the Wild Side

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Art exhibit raises awareness about endangered species Central Park Australian artist Ruth Marshall can blame her interest in animals on her day job. In 1995, she started working at the Bronx Zoo as an exhibit sculptor, where she painted murals, built faux rocks and crafted rubber vines. A graduate of the Pratt Institute’s Master of [&hellip
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A Walk on the Park

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

The new executive director of Friends of the High Line talks teen horticulture, the intersection of theater and parks, and pie in the sky ideas Chelsea Jenny Gersten has perfected the walk-and-talk meeting. As the recently-installed executive director of Friends of the High Line, the non-profit conservancy group that runs the 1.45-mile long elevated park [&hellip
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