Archive for September, 2011


September 28, 2011

This Friday, September 30 is the deadline for applications to SPARC:
Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide, a community arts engagement
program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across the
five boroughs of New York City. Applications should be sent to the local
arts council in each borough. See below for more information, including
links to SPARC applications.

August 31, 2011

Media Advisory for Listings

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Announces

Call for Artists for SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide

Competitive Residency Program will place up to 50 Artists in Senior
Centers across the Five Boroughs

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs today announced a Call
for Artists for SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide, a
community arts engagement program that places artists-in-residence at
senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The
competitive program will provide selected artists with access to
workspace in senior centers and a stipend in exchange for the creation
and delivery of arts programming for seniors. Participating seniors will
be engaged in an art project or series of cultural programs over the
course of the residency, which will also include a public program
component – a series of exhibits, open houses and other cultural
interactions open to the surrounding community. This initiative seeks to
connect artists with seniors in senior centers and positively impact the
well-being of seniors through arts-based activities.

Artists will be selected for SPARC residencies through a competitive
application process managed by the local arts councils in each borough-
Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Council on the Arts
and Humanities of Staten Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and
Queens Council on the Arts. Starting today, application materials and
guidelines are available on the local arts council websites. The
deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2011.

SPARC is a collaboration among the New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs, the Department for the Aging and the City’s five local arts
councils, and previously ran as a successful pilot called Space for Art.
This initiative was developed as part of Age friendly NYC, a citywide
effort to make the City more livable for seniors. The program is
supported, in part, by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
Our Town grant program.

To download the application, please click on the links to the websites
of the local arts councils below.

Bronx Council on the Arts <>

Brooklyn Arts Council

Council on the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council <>

Queens Council on the Arts

For more information visit

Photo Caption: Off The Wall, Arnold Wechsler (age 82). Image courtesy of
gallery 307, Carter Burden Center for the Aging

Photo Credit: Sonia J. Lessuck

For media inquiries contact:

Danai Pointer / Ryan Max (212) 513-9322


Brooklyn Museum – Museum Internship Student Guide Program, 9/28 deadline

September 26, 2011

I already posted this, but here is a reminder (see below). Also, know that the Magner career center is always available to help you write your resume!

Museum Internship Student Guide Program
at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum’s Student Guide program trains college and graduate students to lead innovative tours of Brooklyn Museum collections and exhibitions and assist with Museum public programs. Students develop critical-thinking and communication skills while sharing their fresh and diverse perspectives with Museum visitors.

During this yearlong commitment, volunteer Student Guides:
– Receive training from Brooklyn Museum staff in museum education, research techniques, and presentation skills;
– Work to develop their critical thinking, teaching, and observation skills in gallery-based settings;
– Research and lead lively discussion-based tours for the general public in the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions;
– Plan and implement a public program for university students;
– Assist with and evaluate the Brooklyn Museum’s public educational programming;
– Serve as student advisors for the Brooklyn Museum’s Education Division
Student Guides commit between seven and ten hours a week, which includes meetings on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays during the academic year as well as independent research time in the Brooklyn Museum galleries and at other institutions. Meetings begin in early October. This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Academic credit can be arranged.

Applications are due by September 28, 2011.

For more information or to download applications, visit

Please send a copy of your resume with your application.
If you have any further questions, please contact:

Matthew Branch

Interim Academic Programs Coordinator
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
T:718.501.6214 F:718.501.6129 <> <>

da Centotto: Opening of Nautical Notes: Mari, Navi e Naufragi, 30 September, 7-10pm

September 23, 2011


23 settembre MMXI

Signore e signori,

Please join us at Centotto next *Friday, 30 September 2011, from 7-10pm* for
the opening of *Nautical Notes: Mari, Navi e Naufragi *(Seas, Ships and
Shipwrecks), an *interstizio* exhibit featuring works by Harry Gold, Adam
Thompson, Josh Willis, Alice Lynn McMichael, Tim Kent, Zane Wilson, Rebecca
Litt, Joel Dugan, Chris Wyrick, Rachel Day, Warren Holt and Paul Bergeron.

Details at and on the flyer below. Or in the notes of Humphrey
van Weydon:

"When I emerged on deck it seemed that the end of everything had come. On
all sides there was a rending and crashing of wood and steel and canvas. The
*Ghost* was being wrenched and torn to fragments. The foresail and fore
topsail, emptied of the wind by the manouvre, and with no one to bring in
the sheet in time, were thundering into ribbons, the heavy boom threshing
and splintering from rail to rail. The air was thick with flying wreckage,
detached ropes and stays were hissing and coiling like snakes, and down
through it all crashed the gaff of the foresail." – *The Sea Wolf*, Jack

Bet the boat on a full hull of all such things and a fair haul of
meta-nautical then-somes.

Christening at Centotto until 10 and at The Narrows thereafter.

From one valorous port-of-call to the

*- Paul*
*n.b. *If you plan to navigate the neighborhood a bit further before or
after your visit to Centotto, consider stopping by openings at
Storefront<>and Norte
Maar <>. *Nuove mostre ovunque quella sera,
*[image: MariNaviNaufragi.piccolo.jpg]

Professor Jennifer Ball at the Cloisters this weekend

September 22, 2011

September 24, 2011
Jennifer Ball, guest lecturer

Hats and Coiffure in the Middle Ages

12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
Free with Museum admission

“Penetrating the Space” at HERE!

September 20, 2011

Just writing to let you know about my partner, Kim Katzberg’s upcoming show!
We’ve collaborated on a new animation and revamped the big purple horse!

Hope to see you there. Her invite message with info and links to buy tickets

Maia Cruz Palileo
231 Ocean Avenue, #5F
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to invite you to *Penetrating the Space *at
HERE<>Arts Center. It’s a three week run from Sept.
Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays at 7pm. For those of you who have seen the
show, there is a new character (let’s just say she drives a monster truck
and wears Zubaz), and the story has deepened!

I am doing the show in repertory with Tom X.Chao’s daring new play *Callous
Cad* under the umbrella title: "Cheerful Insanity: Chao and Katzberg in
Repertory." Our website is w <> <>

For tickets to *Penetrating the Space*:

I hope to see you there!! I’m so incredibly excited to share it with you!!


Kim Katzberg | "Penetrating the Space" at HERE Arts Center Sept.
27th-Oct.16th | Buy Tickets <>
347-731-5620 |

MFA alum on exhibit

September 19, 2011

> Chinatown based artist Emet Sosna (Brooklyn College MFA 2009) has one of his > paintings on display at the Art Connects/Spattered Columns show and gallery > at 491 Broadway, 5th floor. It is entitled, “Living Room: An Oil, Ink, > Acrylic, Gold Leaf on Rice Papers Glued to Canvas”. It is a statement on > how detached we are from each other, even while sitting in the same room. > The gallery is open from Monday through Thursday, noon-6 pm and Friday and > Saturday by appointment only.

Archie Rand ³Three Major Works² – Exhibition Opening

September 19, 2011

Opening: Sunday, September 25, 4-6 pm
Temple Beth Sholom 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, L.I. 11577 ­
631-462-9848 <tel:631-462-9848>

Archie Rand
³Three Major Works²

³The Chapter Paintings² (1989)
– one of the most important Jewish paintings of the 20th century.
³A useful date from which to mark the onset of postmodern American Jewish
art is 1989. The year that saw the Tiananmen Square massacre, the fall of
the Berlin Wall, and the premiere of Seinfeld was also the year Archie Rand
exhibited at the Jewish Museum in New York a series of fifty-four paintings
inspired by the yearly cycle of Torah readings. Jewish artists were by then
no strangers to the upper echelons of the American art world, but baldly
Jewish iconography was.-Vincent Brook, You Should See Yourself, Rutgers
University Press, 2006.

(a selection from) ³60 Paintings From the Bible² (1992)
³Psalm 68² (1994)

³He is arguably the best known, most important, the most imaginative, and
the most prolific…as well as the artist most willing to take risks….He
became the most creative and outspoken proponent of a Jewish-themed art in
America….He has articulated in both words and images to a greater extent
than anybody else a loose-jointed attempt to assure the viability,
visibility and continuity of this art.²
– Matthew Baigell, IMAGES

³Sthe foremost creator of Jewish art working today.²
– Richard McBee, Jewish Week

³Sone of the most important Jewish painters in America.²
­ David Kaufmann, Tablet³

She has effectively revolutionized the way the rest of us view Jewish art,.²
­ Menachem Wecker, Jewish Press

Art Opening at the Library

September 19, 2011

galleryELL group exhibit this weekend and next

September 16, 2011

galleryELL group exhibit on governors island

final weekends to view:
17 & 18 september 2011
24 & 25 septemner 2011

location: building 4a & b in nolan park.
free & open to the public | getting to governors island

gallery hours:
saturday & sunday, 12-4p

more info on the exhibit:

Art as Entrepeneurship panel

September 16, 2011

Check out this interesting program here.