Date: Sunday May 21, 2017 at 3PM
Location: 92nd Street Y
A Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Fridays at Noon Dance program !
“All dances are too long,”
proclaimed Doris Humphrey in 1938,
92Y’s first dance director (1945)
Choreographers show works from 1-7 minutes over three performances:
May 19 1987-1996
May 20 1997-2006
May 21 2007-2017
Jane Kosminsky, the originator of Fridays at Noon will introduce the festival, Joan Finkelstein, former director of the dance center and Amy Kail, former director of Fridays at Noon will introduce Saturday and Sunday, the first performance, “New Companies, New Worlds” with choreography by Mark Haim, Katherine Howard, Judy Landis and Michael Schumacher will be screened, ‘Remembrances’ will be read, and each performance will conclude with a lively (short) group improvisation.
Friday, May 19, 8pm: Sydney Ireland, Laura Shapiro, Jody Oberfelder, Sue Bernhard, Martita Goshen, Gloria McLean, Kathleen Isaac, Jessica Nicoll and Barry Oreck, Parijat Desai, Lynn Needle, Samantha Geracht, Janis Brenner, Carlos Fittante, Rae Ballard, Mark DeGarmo, Carolyn Dorfman, Kate Thomas, Regina Nejman, Jared Stern, Amber Sloan, Ellen Cornfield
Saturday, May 20, 8pm: Sara Joel, Anna Sperber, Ara Fitzgerald, Ursula Eagly, Barbara Mahler, Mariko Tanabe, Nancy Zendora, Ian Spencer Bell, Lynn Parkerson, Sasha Spielvogel, Beth Jucovy, Jennifer Conley, Julia Gleich, Alice Teirstein, Mary Seidman, Bill Young, Catherine Tharin, Lori Belilove, Maxine Steinman, Catey Ott Thompson, Tiffany Mills, Valerie Green, Kate Digby, Heather Harrington, Chris Ferris, Douglas Dunn
Sunday, May 21, 3pm: Christopher Caines, Carol Nolte, Sue Hogan, Celeste Hastings, Johari Mayfield, Dages Juvelier, Aileen Passloff, James Waring (NYTB), Annie Sailer, Colleen Thomas, Carolyn Dorfman, Amy Kail, James C Martin, Suzanne Beahrs, Sandra Rivera, Catherine Gallant, Esme Boyce, Rebecca Stenn, Christopher Williams, Benjamin Lang, Heidi Latsky, David Parker, Michael Goldstein
Opening Reception: May 24th, 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Show Dates: May 24 – July 15, 2017
90 West Broadway
corner of Chambers
“I have always tried to make paintings that are beautiful and arresting. Paintings that stop you in your tracks. Whether by the use of color and composition or odd juxtaposition of subject matter.
The idea is to make the viewer do a double-take and then get drawn in and perhaps ask questions.
These new paintings are motivated by the current political climate. As Joe Strummer once said: “If you want to tell the truth, you’ve really got to be specific”.
I AM BEING MORE SPECIFIC!
The total disregard of human rights via the increasingly militarized police force, immigration policies, and environmental prospects our planet faces leads me to realize that in the US and globally, we have a conflict of interest.” – Stephen Hall
A renowned painter who focused on views of Lower Manhattan, Ruta painted for nearly seventy years and had lived in Westbeth since its opening in 1970 when he passed away in late 2016. Born in Germany, he fled to Italy to escape Hitler’s rise to power, finally ending up in NYC. In this interview he discusses his time served as an American soldier in WWII and the painting career that followed, as well as memories of raising a family in Westbeth with his wife, Suzanne.
Here is the link to the full tanscript of the Peter Ruta Interview
From 1979 to 2008,
Florent, the all night eatery located in the city’s Meat Packing District was prime stomping crowd for a
surprising mix of A-list celebrities, tourists, families, and club kids.
This wildly entertaining documentary chronicles the history and final days of this outrageous icon.
Griselda Steiner is a playwright, poet, freelance and screenplay writer.
She has read her poetry at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Mexican Consulate, the 92nd St. Tribeca Cafe, St Johns and the Duplex, NYC.
This book is a compilation of Griselda’s poetry that over the years as celebrated the mystical Silent Power of Words as well as published articles that present pivotal ideas that inspired her work.
But it at Amazon.
October 2016, a month before he died, Westbeth painter Peter Ruta invited Jan Ramirez, curator at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to the studio, to offer a donation to their collection. Ramirez chose the work (o/c 44×56 in) painted from Westbeth roof in 1979 when the West Side Highway hadnt come down and Battery Park City had not yet gone up.
Ramirez praised the work as a painting in which “the Towers loom as both subject in the downtown cityscape, and foil for some dazzling color and afternoon light demonstrations. … It will prove a wonderful teaching piece as well as a visually engaging historical “document.”
One of a series Ruta painted in those years, and showed at Museum of the City of New York in 2004.
One of David Seccombe’s paintings which was in the American Academy of Art & Letters Invitational show was honored with a purchase award. It will be shown again in the “Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards”,
Show Dates: May 18 – June 11. Thursdays – Sundays from 1- 4 pm.
Where: The Academy Galleries are at Audubon Terrace, on Broadway between 155 and 156 Street.
There are two opening nights, April 22nd Earth Day from 4PM – 7PM and May 13th from 4PM – 7PM for the African Wildlife Foundation.
Further Info: Hurleyville Arts Center
222 Main Street
Hurleyville, New York 12747
Stephen Hall, born in Scotland, is an artist who takes a traditional approach to a modern subject. Now living in New York, his work is indicative of a surging talent which has been refined over many years. Each of his paintings is a composition of numerous layers, executed without any modern trickery such as digital assistance or an airbrush and the resulting lush density of color and variation of light owns the viewer’s attention.
Through his work, Stephen explores the relationships we have with not just each other, but times, places and surroundings – couple this with a desire to portray the underlying order in our increasingly chaotic lives and you end up with vivid, yet somewhat intoxicating imagery, finished with a slick style and intense precision. Over the past several years has become more interest in the threat posed by man on our environment and the wildlife living in it.
Stephen has not only been exhibiting worldwide since the early 80’s, but his work also resides in corporate and private collections and has been featured in movies, music videos and magazines. On top of this he has also illustrated book covers for A.A. Milne, J.G. Ballard and Russell Greenan amongst others
Church of St Paul the Apostle
405 West 59th Street
Thursday April 24th, 7PM Free and Open to the Public
A former Teaching and Writing Fellow in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Carol Hebald received her MFA in 1971. Having taught creative writing at the university level for the next thirteen years, she resigned a tenured associate professorship in English at University of Kansas to write full time.
She has since published the novella collection, Three Blind Mice (Unicorn Press, 1989), the memoir, The Heart Too Long Suppressed (Northeastern University Press, 2001); and more recently four books of poetry: Delusion of Grandeur (2016), Colloquy (2015), Spinster by the Sea (2005), and Little Monologs (2004).
Co-winner with Christina Maile of the Miriam Chaikin Writing Award for her novel, A Warsaw Chronicle, forthcoming from Regal House Press on March 24th, she will be reading from it on Tuesday, March 28th at Cornelia Street Café at 6 p.m., and will share the podium with Christina at the Westbeth Community room on April 12th.
Carol is currently working on a play about Watergate heroine Martha Mitchell. Her website is: www.CarolHebald.com.