In the MKNG – the creativity festival

Join us for In the MKNG, a new festival celebrating creativity, imagination and inspiration taking place September 29-30, 2018 from 10am to 6pm each day at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts in Bethel, New York. An expected 150 vendors and thousands of people who love to DIY, create and craft will gather for hands-on, family-friendly experiences over the course of the two days, including live demonstrations, interactive activities, craft vendors, food and music.

Mother Earth Aqua

Hot on the heels of his successful gallery debut in New York last month, globally recognized photographer, Anthony Horth, announces a new location; a new series, Mother Earth Aqua, and extended exhibition dates for his celebrated Mother Earth Kimberley. Shot over four years across Peru, Brazil and Horth’s native Australia, Horth’s impending collection, Mother Earth Aqua, celebrates the textures, life and color that culminate where earth meets water. A passionate conservationist, Horth travelled to the remote and under-threat locations of Iguazu Falls Brazil, Peruvian Amazonia and El Questro, King George Falls and Berkeley River in Australia’s Kimberley region to capture their iconic waterways. The images are available for purchase at the gallery or via https://www.anthonyhorth.com/.

Summer Break

Summer Break, a show of two and three-dimensional mixed media artworks, poetry, and spoken word opens at JCC Harlem on Tuesday, June 12. Summer Break begs us not to forget, as we approach the summer holiday, what it means to be a student in America in 2018. Through installation, interactive works, 2D artworks and performance, this exhibition examines issues that have broken the essence of effective, nurturing education. Seven visual artists and a dozen spoken word artists present a variety of perspectives, some pulling from their days as young students and others as educators in the current environment.

Colored Girls Hustle Marketplace

The Colored Girls Hustle Marketplace is a curated pop-up shopping experience featuring women of color artists and makers. The marketplace is slated to run monthly throughout the summer and kicks off with its inaugural event on Saturday June 2nd, 2018. A dozen women of color vendors will be selling vegan nail polish, handmade cards, crystals, candles, jewelry, clothing, accessories, head wraps, skin care products, hair care products, herb infused beverages, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Featured vendors selected to participate in the June 2nd CGH Marketplace include: Wild Woman Twin Flame, Obeah Woman Brewing Company, Cards by De, ZingaZow, De La Tierra Blends, Forever Wild Organics, Leone Luna Tarot, Selenia Beauty, Zee Zee’s Delicacies, Colored Girls Hustle, and more.

ECOLOGICAL CITY PROCESSION

PLEASE SHARE and invite friends to join and VOLUNTEER FOR #ECOLOGICALCITY – this is not a parade to watch but a transformational experience – become a garden, river and climate solution spirit – help as a marshal- many roles. Experience the ECOLOGICAL URBAN PILGRIMAGE FROM THE GARDENS TO THE RIVER on the LES of NYC – not to be missed! Earth Celebrations’ ECOLOGICAL CITY, a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event – features a spectacular 6 hour procession featuring visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City. VOLUNTEER: Sign up to wear spectacular costumes – direct puppets – marshal procession

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Takashi Murakami ” Flower Power” on view at Martin Lawrence Galleries Soho

Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), the nation’s preeminent network of fine art galleries, will be filling Spring with the singularly spectacular work of Takashi Murakami at their San Francisco, New York, Dallas and Las Vegas locations throughout the months of May and June. MLG’s Spring Fling will be showing Murakami’s colorful paintings which reveal the consistent, universal themes that have guided the artist’s work. Each work of art reflects his craft and insightful engagement with popular culture, folklore and pop art style, all mixed with traditional Japanese culture. One of today’s most imaginative artists, Murakami is universally recognized for both his fine art and commercial output — including collaborations with hip-hop stars Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, as well as designs for the fashion and beauty industry with Louis Vuitton, Issey Miyake and Shu Uemura. Murakami was influenced by animated films (anime), comic books (manga), and global branding, and creates and adapts his recognizable characters into a style that he has dubbed “Superflat”-a tribute to the two-dimension style of classic Japanese cartoons.

Freedom Of The Press

PRESS RELEASE
WESTBETH GALLERY
DATE: March 19, 2018

Show Title: FREEDOM OF THE PRESS | Printmaking
Show Dates: May 5 – May 26, 2018
Opening Reception: May 5, 2018 Saturday 6pm – 8pm

Where: Westbeth Gallery 55 Bethune St New York NY
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1pm – 6pm

Website: westbeth.org
Contact: Christina Maile mailestudios@gmail.com
Francia Tobacman Smith atelierfrancia@@gmail.com

Show Description:
Twelve printmakers using techniques that range from traditional to digital express the freedom of printmaking to cross boundaries both technically and conceptually. Printmaking is found both in galleries and in the streets. In fine art and in revolution. Because of printmaking’s foundations in reproducibility, multiplicity and versatility, it negotiates the entire spectrum between the static and the temporal. Each of the printmakers in the show uses printmaking to respond to profound aesthetic beliefs, to explore social and environmental issues as well as to investigate the implications of culture on the natural world.

Moniker International Art Fair

This May 3 – 6, Moniker Art Fair makes its New York debut, welcoming international and local collectors to a four-day celebration of New Contemporary Art at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, Brooklyn. With a proven track record of delivering a rich and varied programme in London, UK since 2010, Moniker International Art Fair has established itself as the world’s leading contemporary art fair with its roots embedded in urban culture. The Fair rallies against the familiar grind of the art fair season with a curated, experiential and immersive focus, creating unique settings for the display of artists and their work. This May, Moniker will see the imposing, cavernous space of Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse transformed into a curated 27 stand exhibition, echoing the subversive edge and outsider-ethos at the core of the urban art scene, and just like a fun fair, visitor engagement and interaction is encouraged. Moniker aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit, attracting some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the urban art movement.