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Karen Ludwig interviews Trip Cullman on Friday Sept 30 at New School for Drama at 12:45pm


Trip Cullman, Director, Broadway: Josh Harmon’s Significant Other Off_Broadway: Leslye Headland’s The Layover at Second Stage, Hailey Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Gynecology Onocology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at MCC, and many other plays and world premiers.

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
New School Drama Theater

151 Bank Street
b/w Washington and West St
New York, NY 10014

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GINA LEISHMAN AND KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW at Roulette Thursday Sept 29, 2016


Thursday September 29th, 8pm

Doug Wieselman, clarinets & saxophones
Gina Leishman, alto & bari sax, accordion, piano, vox
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax
Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet
Art Baron, trombone
Marcus Rojas, tuba
Kenny Wollesen, drums

509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn 11217
(a couple of blocks from BAM)

” KGC’s music yields pleasure on its own terms … its bent but beautiful structures providing cover from the mainstream culture’s hail of mediocrity.” – Derk Richardson, SF Bay Guardian full review

“Their music is intriguing, haunting, occasionally hilarious, and irresistible.” – Larry Kelp, East Bay Express

“What they bring together is not only a global vision and singular skills in composition and arranging, but a highly talented group of performers.” — JAZZIZ magazine full review

“Composed lyricism and some effortlessly cool blowing by some of New York’s best jazz players.” – The Wire

“Tremendous musical chops and a terrific sense of play” – Wine X

“Imagine Mingus, Carla Bley and Sun Ra sharing stories about Stravinsky in some Brooklyn bar.’ – Jazz Times

“The Kamikaze outfit takes the high dive into a dangerously shallow tank shared by circus music and serious composition, and emerges victorious” – SF Bay Guardian

“..a group that really defines my idea of what ‘jazz’ should be, and that is it’s heavily compositionally influenced.” – Arthur Moorehead, New World records, in PULSE magazine full review

“The Kamikaze Ground Crew, with saxes and accordion, was wild but grounded, taking us further into Berlioz’s manic heart than most orchestras ever could.”
– Greg Sandow, Wall St. Journal (Berlioz Birthday Bash)

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Ken Wade performs at TADA! Theater Friday Oct 21 at 7PM

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Ken Wade has been singing songs and telling stories for a long time.

Featured on Australian national television & WBAI radio, he has performed in Melbourne, London, L.A., and Belfast.

In New York City he’s sung and told stories at Dixon Place, NWS Festival, NYC Farmer’s Markets (& upstate), Make Music NYC, the (old) Brecht Forum, the Westbeth Music Festival, Rikers Island, and the New York Public Library.

In 2014 he performed a two act one man show at the spectacular Barn Space in N Virginia. He appears at The Moth, as well as Word and other story telling venues in New York City. 2013 – 2014, He was regularly invited performer at The Stage Left Theater, NYC.

I greatly enjoyed the range of Ken’s music. Those he wrote, those that are well-known, but so uniquely interpreted, and those he picked up in his worldwide travels which might never be heard but for rare individuals as he. His stories are full of insight, warmth and wit.

– Marsha Spyros, Adult Programming, The New York Public Library

My pleasure is not only listening to his tremendous muical skills, but also observing the hundreds of others who enjoy his playing.

– James Barry, NY Farmer Union Square Market, NYC

Ken Wade took us on a rare journey that was simply wonderful. With our toes tapping, he connected each story with a song that was nothing short of mesmerizing

– Mikki Jordan, Director, Lenox Hill House

The quality and joy he brings to his music and stories is contagious and made his performances and workshops a joy for all to share.

– Easter Ross, Program Direftor, Song and Dance Society of America and NY Pinewoods Folk Club

An absolute delight, deeply funny with an incredible spirit.

– Deb Mongolian, Playwright, Artist, Founding Member of the Split Birches Theater Co.

Beth Griffith in GHOST CARD at Socrates Park on Sept 17, 2016


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | 2 – 4 PM Socrates Sculpture Park

Ghost Card is an interactive card-game-turned-performance that will reveal storlines and movements based on the crowd-sourced personal narratives of Socrates visitors. Throughout the afternoon, a troupe of hungry ghosts will transform these tales through a platform of contemporary dance and a host of irreverent storytelling tactics. Combining movement, voice, and media to engage participants in collective meaning-making and constantly shifting perspective, Ghost Card echoes diverse and shared narratives while wrestling with the absurdity of our universal but often isolated human experience. Join artists Megan Weaver and Hassan Christopher and their team of performers for this haunting maze of surreal delights!

Performers: Alex Bianchi, Yuki Fukui, Beth Griffith, Naomi King, Katrina Leung, Skye van Rensselaer, Enzo Sariñana

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Elisabeth Condon at Lesley Heller Workspace Sept 7 – October 16, 2016


Elisabeth Condon BIRD AND FLOWER solo painting show
September 7 – October 16, 2016

Lesley Heller Workspace 54 Orchard St New York, NY

Hours: Wed – Sat 11 am – 6 pm: Sun 12pm – 6 pm

Info on show: at

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Elisabeth Condon: Bird and Flower
September 7 – October 16, 2016

Lesley Heller Workspace presents Bird and Flower, an exhibition of new paintings by Elisabeth Condon. This is the artist’s first solo show in New York in five years and her second with Lesley Heller Workspace.

Condon initiates each canvas with poured color to generate contingent and unexpected compositions. Her recent paintings interlace these pours, which are inspired by watercolor and Chinese splashed ink technique, with birds, flowers and plant forms culled from upholstery fabrics, wallpaper patterns and traditional Chinese scroll painting.

Bird and Flower refers to the classical Chinese painting technique of the same name, defined as much by its subject matter as by its reliance on the contour line achieved through a process of copying, tracing and refining. The bird-and-flower technique provides a departure point from which Condon explores her own process and imagery. Condon traces fabric and wallpaper samples, projecting and altering them; combining mechanical or objective modes of representation with more subjective gestures resulting in a merger of spontaneous and stylized methods. The fabric and wallpaper patterns evoke the harmony and beauty of Chinese bird-and-flower painting, while the pours and imagery beneath suggest alternative realms. The paintings’ compositional rhythms mimic Condon’s practice of Chinese idioms, as if amplified in color; their Tree of Life patterns show time’s passage with flowers and birds at various moments of bloom, perch and flight.

Gathering influences that range from Yuan Dynasty landscape, ancient textiles, Van Luit wallpapers, Marimekko sheets and her mother’s decorating samples, Condon continually mines multiple paint applications within a synthetic landscape, creating imagery that feels—much like life today—equally artificial and real. Her riotous, yet joyful paintings balance a sense of control with abandon through the intersection of nature, culture and transcendence.

Elisabeth Condon (born Los Angeles, CA) has developed an extensive body of work that exploits the spill of poured paint as a central landmark in her compositions. Condon has been working with Chinese imagery for over a decade, making numerous trips to China to study traditional painting techniques; most recently a six month intensive in 2014. Her paintings combine references to Chinese scrolls, American postwar abstraction, landscape, and wallpaper patterns, infusing them with a glam rock aesthetic.

Condon is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Hanban Confucius Institute’s Understanding China Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Individual Artist Grant, 2015, New York Studio School Alumni Association’s Mercedes Matter Award and the 2015 New York Pulse Prize and various university research grants.

Exhibitions include the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing, China; Tampa Museum of Art, FL; Ft. Lauderdale Museum, FL; 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY; Hollywood Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA and the Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT. Public collections include the US Embassy Beijing, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Traces
Collection Shanghai, The Sweeney Print Collection at the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL, Girls
Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and the JP Morgan/ Chase Collection NY.


For more information or to request images, please email or call 212-410-6120.

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Jayne Holsinger in Forbes Magazine July 2016


In an article entitled 7 Intriguing Artistic Eyes at the New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition, art reviewer, Adam Lehrer features Jayne Holsinger, as well as 6 other artists in his column.

…the New York Studio School Alumni exhibition doesn’t feel like a traditional “art school exhibition.” Partly that is because this isn’t a student exhibition, but an alumni one. Some of the artists featured have been well-established in their practices. By exhibiting alumni that have been working professionally for decades alongside recent alumni that are seeking gallery representation facilitates a reciprocal relationship between the past and present. The younger artists benefit from having their work exhibited with work by established artists, and established artists get a fresh critical lens applied to their work. The program apparently does an excellent job at phasing out its students’ bad ideas and aesthetic missteps. Lesley Heller of Lesley Heller Workspace, Andrew Arnot of Tibor de Nagy, Miles Manning of Elizabeth Harris Gallery, and Larry Greenberg of Studio 10 selected 60 pieces from 157 NYSS alumni. Some of those pieces were indeed interesting, others less so. Nevertheless, it was an intriguing exhibition in its connecting well-established and emerging artists around the shared experience of an education.

Read the full Forbes article here

June Glasson

New York Foundation for the Arts presents “Decensortized – A Safe Space” curated by David C. Terry

June Glasson

June Glasson

Peter Drake

Peter Drake

Decensortized comes from the notion that we are sensitized towards certain things and we are also censored by many things. Censored not in the traditional sense, but self-censored subconsciously. This exhibition invites artists to look within their own psyche and explore how and why they self-censor and in what capacity, and respond to, and showcase those concepts and discoveries.

This multidisciplinary exhibition includes work from Thordis Adalsteinsdottir ‘12, Mari Jaye Blanchard ‘12, Shamus Clisset ‘14, Peter Drake‘06, Seth Michael Forman ‘04, ‘08, Judy Fox ‘09, Ella Gant ‘11, June Glasson ‘11, Michael Greathouse ‘11, Rebecca Loyche ’10, Charles
McGill ‘09, Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira ‘10 and Anne Muntges ‘14. 

Rose Corsica provided in partnership by Entwine. Join us after the reception for happy hour
specials from 9 – 11pm at Entwine @ 765 Washington Street.

Image credit: Peter Drake (Fellow in Painting ’06), M/oral Pathology II Axis of Evil, 2007, Acrylic on canvas;
June Glasson (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’11), Charlottenburg.6, 2014, pencil, ink and gouache


Autumn Harvest at Westbeth Gallery: “Fruits of Inspiration” by Mikhail Gubin


Mikhail Gubin

This exhibition shows art objects by Mikhail Gubin. Works on diverse media such as paper, wood, oil, as well as photography will be presented in the exhibition space. Collages in diverse forms are represented. The viewers will see two- and three-dimensional works made using these methods. (Mikhail’s assemblages have been noted by 2014 NYFA Fellowship in the category of Crafts/Sculpture). The artist’s paintings are expressive, executed in a free manner using pastose paints. Mikhail has had a passionate devotion to photography since his early childhood. The exhibition will feature selected works. Some of them were among the winners in several contests. We know you will be excited and stimulated by what you experience.


ONE: One Planet One Future


An Exhibition of Photographs by Anne de Carbuccia

Hosted by Time Shrine Foundation
Westbeth Center for the Arts
155 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014

September 16 – November 21, 2016

Mon, Wed, Thu: 11:30AM – 6:30PM
Fri and Sat: 12:00PM – 8:30PM
Sun: 11:30AM – 6:30PM
Closed on Tuesdays

Entrance Free of Charge

ONE installation at Westbeth Center for the Arts

ONE installation at Westbeth Center for the Arts

ONE installation at Westbeth Center for the Arts

ONE installation at Westbeth Center for the Arts


Anne de Carbuccia’s photographs make ingenious use of vanitas art, a tradition that dates back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which features the skull and the hourglass as symbols of vanity and time. Using these objects, organic elements, and found objects she creates an installation—a shrine—in symbolically significant environments to draw attention to that particular location or to honor its beauty. This bold reimagining of classical still life composition might be called “live life” imagery.

These images and a short film were made on expeditions to which de Carbuccia traveled with a very small crew and an instinctive sense of purpose. Her photographs are both an homage to their subjects—water, forests, endangered species—and an exposé on the ruinous effects of pollution and war. They record what is fast disappearing for future generations while also serving as a plea to reimagine a new world.

The Installation
The indoor exhibition will take place in what was once Westbeth’s Sculpture Studio . During Hurricane Sandy, the space was completely flooded. The installation will reproduce the effect of the flood as a reminder of that event and a call to action, as climate change caused by human activities continues to disrupt weather patterns.

The entrance to the exhibition is on the top floor, above the main gallery and photo coves, providing visitors with a bird’s eye view of the space. Reflections on the pools, the sound of water dropping, and the gradual descent into the main gallery sets the mood for the exhibition experience. Visitors discover the photographic works as they navigate the main gallery and four separate photos coves via a wooden deck.

The theme of the main gallery is wonder and hope. Each photo cove is like a chapel consecrated to a different theme: extinction, water, war, and plastic.

A short film narrated by de Carbuccia takes visitors behind the scenes on the photographic expeditions and illuminates the intention of the work.

About Anne de Carbuccia
Anne de Carbuccia was born in New York and grew up in Paris. She attended Columbia University in New York City where she studied anthropology and art history, specializing in 17th- and 18th-century art. She returned to Paris and worked for Drouot, one of the oldest and most respected auction houses in the world. She later developed an interest in using photography and films as a means of seeing primitive culture and art in a contemporary context.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco hosted Water at Dusk, a solo exhibition of images from Anne’s time shrines project (January 30–February 28, 2016). Private collectors in Europe and the U.S. have acquired her photographs and video art portraits.

Time Shrine Foundation
In 2015, de Carbuccia founded the non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, Time Shrine Foundation, as a way to fund efforts to raise awareness and protect vulnerable environments and cultures. The exhibition ONE is another way in which the Foundation seeks to promote these goals. All proceeds from the sale of de Carbuccia’s original artworks support environmental efforts in the places she photographs and films.

Time Shrine Foundation
155 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014
T +1.212.419.3160

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