Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Martin Puryear’s Exhibition at the McKee Gallery Reflects Movement

Written by Melissa Stern on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Martin Puryear’s universe By Melissa Stern Martin Puryear is a man on the move. In his current exhibition at McKee Gallery, almost all of the pieces refer in one way or another to an act of movement, whether literal, as in the pieces “The Rest” and “The Load,” which are on wheels, or metaphoric, like [&hellip
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When America Met Modernism

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

CA-Dickinson The Absinthe Drinker_1 By John Goodrich When America Met Modernism If the New York School marked the ascendancy of some uniquely American traits—a physical frankness, a zeal for open spaces and untamed possibilities, a practicality of expression—what, then, characterized the preceding decades of American art? The 40 paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper in Gerald Peters Gallery’s [&hellip
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Artist explores the ‘Lost and Found’ on the Upper West Side

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Upper West Sider Ner Beck, a graphic designer and photographer, is exhibiting his photographs of “Lost and Found West Side Street Art” at Morningside Heights Public Library, 2900 Broadway, 113th Street and Broadway, through May 12. His photos take everyday items, such as a painted fire hydrant, and turn them into a surprising piece of [&hellip
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Art of the Draw for Kids at National Academy School

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

The National Academy Museum & School of the Upper East Side, located at 5 E. 89th St. off 5th Avenue, is celebrating 20 years of children’s summer programs. The school itself has been instilling the intricacies of fine and classical arts into fledgling artists since 1826. “Our young people’s program is one of the best-kept [&hellip
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From Active to Artsy

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

A guide to summer day camps By Meghan Gearino, Kat Harrison and Elizabeth Raymond If you tally all of the day camps in the city along with all of the day camps within an hour’s drive, you have an extraordinary menu of summer experiences. From traditional day camps that offer a mix of sports, crafts [&hellip
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Iraqi Refugees Find Art Outlet on Upper West Side

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, Breaking News

New Yorkers have a chance to help Iraqi refugees half a world away while simultaneously beautifying their walls with original art. The nonprofit organization Common Humanity, founded by Upper West Side resident Mel Lehman, will show 22 new paintings by Iraqi artists currently exiled in Damascus, Syria. Lehman found a home for the exhibit at [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Notes from the Neighborhood

ribbon Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Sean Creamer Today’ Host Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Last week, Today show co-host and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb delivered the keynote address at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital’s Breast Service Luncheon at the Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side. Her speech was [&hellip
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Artist Runs Homegrown Art School for All Ages

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-Rebecca Schweiger Art Studio NY(as) Creativity is a facet of humanity that can be expressed in a multitude of venues. Some people make music, others make sculptures; Rebecca Schweiger, founder and director of The Art Studio NY, found her creative spark through painting and instilling the idea that everyone has an artist within themselves waiting to be found. The Art [&hellip
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