Pivot Arts launches a new celebration of innovative theater, music and dance in unique and often historic spaces from June 6 – 22, 2013 throughout Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods. The inaugural PIVOT MULTI-ARTS FESTIVAL answers the City's call for a reinvigorated Uptown Entertainment District by uniting artists, businesses and local organizations around multidisciplinary “pop-up” performances occurring in a former Vaudeville Theater, an at-one-time Charlie Chaplin film studio and other historic spaces throughout these communities. Tickets are now on sale, with a range of free events and no more than $15 per event. To purchase tickets, and for complete festival information, visit www.pivotarts.org/festival or call 773-609-0782.
The Russian American Foundation presents a retrospective of work by Russian-born American artist Nahum Tschacbasov (1899-1984). Curated by Marina Kovalyov, the exhibition includes over fifty paintings and will be on view June 1-16, 2013 at the National Arts Club, as part of the 11th Annual Russian Heritage Month, a celebration of events and exhibits highlighting Russian culture. Check out a sneak peek below!
The Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, runs from May 9, 2013 to August 14, 2013. It will examine punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.
On April 24, 2013, the Brooklyn Museum hosted its annual fundraising gala, the Brooklyn Artists Ball, celebrating Brooklyn's creative community. Notable guests included: Prince Amukamara (New York Giants), Vik Muniz (artist and gala honoree), Wangechi Mutu (artist and gala honoree), Roxy Paine (artist and gala honoree), Barbara Knowles Debs (museum trustee/curator/gala honoree), Arnold Lehman (Director, Brooklyn Museum), Tamara C. Belinfanti (gala chair), and artists Jules de Balincourt, Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller of FAILE, Emily Noelle Lambert, Navin June Norling, and Jose Parla, and more. Scroll down for photos from the event!
There's a concept I learned from a college acting class that I've carried with me into the world of photography: the space between. Essentially, this principle describes how an actor meets a fictional character in this "space between" each separate entity. Your own emotions and experiences help breathe life into the imagined world of who you portray.
Getting away can be good for the soul. My dear friend, Michelle Black, and I hopped in a car last week and ventured down to Asheville, North Carolina to spend a couple of nights camping in the mountains. We made our trip with the intent of planning a simple workshop back home in Ohio and, instead, returned with boundless inspiration and the bones of an incredible retreat to help share some of the same discoveries we've made in our own journeys.
Conceptual photographer, Brooke Shaden, has a book in the works titled Inspiration in Photography. It will be released later this year through Ilex press in the UK and Focal Press in the United States, but I've gotten an inside peek at some of the images that has me anxiously waiting for its release.
The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Greenfield Foundation announce an exciting schedule of public events involving national arts creators, curators and producers who are participating in the Greenfield Prize weekend, April 18-21. Beginning with a professional reading of a new play by famed playwright John Guare and culminating with the 2013 Greenfield Prize award presentation to Painter Trenton Doyle Hancock, the four days promise to be filled with arts experiences, discussions and dinners with access to some of the most sought-after arts experts in the country.
Featured in the Gallery Group Show are two new paintings by Simon Nicholas. The artist pictures grand spaces that are densely populated. The compositions are cleverly constructed to reveal vast planes of tone interrupted by the colorful marks suggesting the clothing of the figures. These are dynamic paintings.
Today the Frist Center for the Visual Arts installed its newest outdoor sculpture, Inveterate Composition for Clare by Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Owens. The multimedia sculpture-composed of Humvee shells, lights and an internal sound system that emits whale sounds-is stationed at the Center's Demonbreun Street entrance; it will remain on view through August 1, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the installation!
Artistic vision comes in all colors, shapes and sizes at the Mercer County Artists exhibit now on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College through April 4. One-hundred-seven works by 88 artists include paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolors, as well as sculptures and mixed media collages. The winners of 16 awards were announced at an Opening Reception on March 13. Scroll below for a list of the winners, as well as photos from the reception!
The second edition of Art Wynwood, the Wynwood Art District's highly anticipated international contemporary art fair hosted by Art Miami LLC, closed its doors Monday, Feb. 18, following sales by more than 90 percent of participating galleries and more than 27,500 visitors - an increase of more than 4,000 from last year's inaugural fair. Once again the five-day fair was held during President's Day Weekend coinciding with the Yacht & Brokerage Show. Many of the 70-plus exhibitors also notEd Strong leads and anticipated follow up sales with serious collectors in the days following the fair. Scroll down for photos from the weekend!
On February 7, 2013, Trigg Ison Fine Art in association with Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake presented the opening of landmark exhibition "Darren LeGallo: Nothing You Don't Know," produced by Trigg Ison Fine Art within the Avenues: Art, Fashion & Design District, West Hollywood. Trigg Ison, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams hosted the private event with guests including Jessica Biel, Dermot Mulroney, Virginia Madsen, Alex Pettyfer, Adam Shankman, and Timbaland.
Gallery Henoch presents new workds from Sharon Sprung (FIGURES), Canyon Castator (YOU DESERVE TO BE CONFUSED), Steve Mills (NEW WSJ), John Evans (BOTANIC POOLS), Richard Combes and Robert Jackson. Check out the pieces below.
A world of style came together on Wednesday, January 30 at Conrad Miami Hotel for the 3rd Annual Art Unveiling Event 'Three Faces of Miami.' Featured artists included Sheila Elias, Robert M. Swedroe and Mike Rivamonte. Scroll below for photos from the event!
NOW IS ALL THERE IS - BODIES IN MOTION, Dancers of the Royal Ballet present a Photogtraphic Exibition at the Gallery at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, 25 January 10am - 4pm; 26 and 27 January 10am - 6pm. Entry is free. BroadwayWorld has a first look below.
On Thursday, November 8th, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer and Josh Elliot hosted the Bullet-Fly Effect Art Show by Rubem Robierb at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in Chelsea, New York. Check out photos from the opening below!
Every year, the Utah Shakespeare Festival works to capture the Bard's characters onstage. Oil Painter Richard Lance Russell does the same thing on canvas. This year, a solo exhibit of his paintings will be featured at the Festival. The paintings, depicting powerful scenes and memorable characters from Shakespeare's plays, will hang in the Randall L. Jones Theatre Gallery throughout the season, from June to October. An opening reception will be held on June 28th from 5:30-7:00 pm and Russell will be signing his work on June 29th from 12:45-1:45. Both events will be held in the Randall L. Jones Theatre. Russell's work can also be seen at his website: richardrussellart.com.
Luise Ross Gallery's GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS! exhibition will feature Tom Mapp, Gail Gregg, Stan Ries, Jane Terry, John Mattson, Jessica Hines, Gary Monroe, Ed Freeman, Nina Howell Starr, Paul Hasegawa - Overacker, William Ross, Paul Rosin, Olivia Parker, Hai Zhang, J.W. Burleson, Kendall Messick, Savannah Spirit, Karen Zimmerly, Phillip March Jones and Margo Newmark Rosenbaum. It opens June 28 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs through August 10, 2012.
Rebecca Allan, widely known for her vibrant and lyrical abstract paintings inspired by the watershed landscape, revisits her relationship to figurative work in Kindred: Portraits of Couples in the Arts, an upcoming solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, June 12-30, 2012, at 2/20 Gallery in Chelsea. See below for a sneak preview of Allan's work!
The Playwrights Realm, www.playwrightsrealm.org, under the leadership of Artistic Director Katherine Kovner, celebrated its fifth birthday with a Writers Block Party at The Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, April 17. See photos from the event below!
The Alan Cumming Snaps Photography Exhibition took place in Los Angeles on the 5th of April. Check out these pictures of arrivals including Neil Patrick Harris, Jackie Collins, Lance Bass and Alan Cumming himself.
The life and career of playwright, composer, director and actor Noel Coward is being celebrated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a new touring exhibition, 'Star Quality: The World of Noel Coward' which is currently open at the Lincoln Center until August 12. These photographs from the New York launch party yesterday, March 11, feature Jim Dale, Dana Ivey and more.
On Saturday August 27, 2011, BroadwayWorld.com's CEO/Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond, in the midst of Hurricane Irene married actress Jennifer Hallie Rosen after a 17 month engagement. The two were introduced by a friend of Rosen's, who wasn't able to make the wedding, as a result of the weather and warnings throughout all the boroughs. The BroadwayWorld.com News Desk stayed feverish all weekend while the couple said 'I Do', as news was coming fast about theatre cancellations, schedule changes and travel advisories in addition to all things that were happening in other parts of the country and the world, not affected by the Northeast's local weather.
The Gallery at Mercer County Community College announced the award winners for 'Mercer County Artists 2011' at an Opening Reception Mar. 9. The exhibit, which runs through April 7, features 120 works by 95 artists who live, work or study in Mercer County. The pieces were selected from 240 entries by this year's juror, Janet Hunt, the owner and director of Coryell Gallery, located in Lambertville. Hunt has been a key figure in the arts community of central New Jersey for decades.
Dr. Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, has announced a two-week extension of the King Tut exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs to January 17, 2011.
The unveiling of artist Jack Armstrong's hand painted 'Cosmic Starship' Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which will be offered for sale priced at $1 million at Bartels Harley-Davidson in Marina Del Rey, California October 21, 2010. Armstrong, who was a protegee of the late artist Andy Warhol, is the first artist to paint a Harley according to local media.
Yesterday, July 29, the 2010 Taiwan International Tattoo Convention kicked off in Taipei. The convention which is slated to run from July 30 - August 1 aims to gather people from all over the world to promote the industry and garner positive thinking towards tattoos. BroadwayWorld brings coverage of the event below.
American actress and singer, Mackenzie Phillips, was sighted at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas yesterday (July 19) with three female friends. The actress is best known for her roles in American Graffiti and as a rebellious teenager on the sitcom One Day at a Time.
Yesterday, July 13, The Wizard of Oz 4D cinema experience was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York. The exhibit celebrates the 70th anniversary of the classic 1939 movie. BroadwayWorld brings coverage of the event below.
Yesterday, July 7, Tilda Swinton and Sally Potter attended the Sally Potter Retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. MOMA is honoring the 4 decade career of director Sally Potter. All her feature films, documentaries, and shorts since the 1970's will be shown. The event will began today, July 7 and will run until July 21. BroadwayWorld brings coverage of the event below.
This past weekend's first Art Project Los Angeles was a rousing success as more than 700 guests enjoyed the event, a three-day, red-carpet charity art auction and artists reception at world-renowned Hollywood auction house Bonhams & Butterfields. Presented by Westime and Richard Mille, the event raised more than $235,000 to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage below.
Yesterday, June 24, a Paul McCarthy exhibition was held at the Fondazione Trussardi in Milan, Italy. Paul McCarthy, a legendary American artist, displays his work of art known as 'Pig Island'. BroadwayWorld brings coverage of the event below.
As has been widely reported, Artist David Ilan has been in the process of creating a Michael Jackson tribute painting using the pointillism style in which the paiting is comprised of dots. For the tribute, each dot represents a different influential person. At a special recognition ceremony yesterday, June 21, Ilan added a 'dot' in honor of Dr. Maya Angelou at Angelou's home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. David Ilan is attempting to get a million people, each being represented by a dot, to make up the Michael Jackson tribute portrait. Maya Angelou also read her Michael Jackson tribute poem, 'We Had Him,' at the event. BroadwayWorld brings coverage of the event below.
Tony Award-winning actor John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys, GLEE) joined Grammy-winning and Tony- and Emmy-nominated songwriter Allee Willis (The Color Purple, Friends) on May 23 to host FOOD FOR THOUGHT, the world premiere exhibition of Young's artwork. Young specializes in Pop Kitsch art, and FOOD FOR THOUGHT spotlighted pieces that play off iconic comfort food and drinks, including mac ‘n' cheese, Good & Plenty®, Grape Crush®, and Hungry-Man® frozen dinners. The event, was a fundraiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).
A special screening of 'Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child' presented by NOWNESS & Arthouse Films at MOMA on April 27, 2010 in New York City. The Radiant Child is a film about one of the most important visual artists in American history Jean-Michel Basquiat. The film was directed by the artists' friend Tamara Davis, who started the task years ago, but decided to shelve the project after Basquiat's tragic death. After 20 years the film debuted at this year's Sundance Film festival.