Date: Tuesday Oct 24, 2017
Where: Westbeth Community Room
Dr. Jacqueline Casale Taylor Basker
Visiting Adjunct Professor
German-Jordan University, Amman, Jordan (Summer ’14,’15, ’16) Islamic Architecture, Heritage & Conservation)
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York
Former Chair, Fine Arts/Computer Graphics Dept.
New York Institute of Technology, Amman, Jordan
Show Dates: October 7 to October 28, 2017
Friday October 17, 2017 at 7PM
A Little Tension: Art and Activism
Participating artists in The Fiber Matrix discuss the power of textile art and the decision to showcase traditional textile art and quilts juxtaposed with works that reference contemporary societal issues in a way that alters the nature and perception of quilting; transforming its use from one of comfort to one that provokes, incites and creates tension.
Will Daniels curator/moderator
Sylvia Hernandez- QCNNY President
Jackquelynn Jones – QCNNY member
Marilyn Hamilton – QCNNY member
Frank Sabatte – Guest Exhibitor
Wednesday – Sunday
1pm – 6pm
The Fiber Matrix is a
collection of works that represent the versatility of textiles and the myriad of ways they can be used to create objects of utility, works of art and pedagogical instruments and facilitate thought provoking dialogue about a variety of contemporary
and historical topics.
The exhibit illustrates an awareness of how our socio-political landscape can be interpreted in the context of a textile installation, in the same way these themes are expressed in traditional fine art.
Curator: William Daniels
Robert L. Herndon
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Where: Westbeth Community Room
Seven Women Reveal All
Brand-new stories about life-changing or almost life changing experiences.
With: Karen Ludwig, Shami Chaikin, Nancy Gabor, Joyce Aaron, Diane Spodarek, Dawn D’Arcy, and Christina Maile.
Dawn is an actor, writer, bass player and thrilled to be a new grandma to Etta. She is in love with each of the women in this group and plans to marry them all in the very near future.
Diane Spodarek is a Canadian-American artist and writer with a background in the visual and performing arts. She is the recipient of artist’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Creative New Zealand, and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Oboe winner for Acting in a play Acrobatics co written by Luna Tarlo. Original member of The Open Theater, directed by Joseph Chaikin. Premiered America Hurrah by Jean Claude Van Itallie in New York and at The Royal Court Theater in London. Lived and worked with Sam Shepard on many of his early plays.
An artist and writer whose work reflects her West Indian and Dayak heritage, she has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Studio Grant, a Miriam Chaikin Foundation Writing Award as well as shows in various galleries and museums, including the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the International Center for Print, NYC. She is also the co-founder playwright of the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective.
KAREN LUDWIG performs, directs and teaches in New York and L.A.
Her B’way credits include PRELUDE TO A KISS with Steve Guttenberg and John Randolph, BROADWAY BOUND with Joan Rivers, THE DEVILS with Anne Bancroft, THE BACCHAE with Irene Pappas and many plays at the Public Theater. She was a member of Andre Gregory’s Manhattan Project for two years and performed THE SEAGULL and Wallace Shawn’s OUR LATE NIGHT with the Company throughout the United States and Europe.
Her first film was Woody Allen’s MANHATTAN, (Meryl Streep’s lover) and her most recent is THAT AWKWARD MOMENT with Zach Efron. She teaches at The New School for Drama and the HB Studio in NYC.
Obie-award winning actress, Shami Chaikin was a member of the legendary Open Theater under the direction of Joe Chaikin. She appeared in their seminal productions of The Serpent, Terminal, Mutation Show, and more. Her theatrical appearances also include working with with Andre Serban, and Elizabeth Swados and Meredith Monk at the New York Shakespeare Festival, among other venues. In film, she has acted under the direction of Michaelangelo Antonioni, James Ivory and Alan Parker, and has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Law and Order.
Theater Director, Acting Teacher:
Open Theater, Director – ‘The War In Heaven,’ w/Joseph Chaikin,
Master Teacher – Princeton University, and the Amsterdam Theater School, Holland.
Director – On-site production ‘Lost and Found,’ by Paul Binnerts at Westbeth.
Offering FREE acting sessions for seniors at Westbeth
beginning January 2018.
As our thousands of customers have remarked, whatever you find at the Westbeth Flea Market – clothes, original artwork, household goods, furniture, records, books, toys, electronics, sports equipment, linens, collectibles, and much much more – will not only make you supremely happy, it will be supremely affordable!
New Space: Elevator or stairs to basement, turn left, and there you are!
Dates: Election Day, November 7 Tuesday 10AM – 7PM
Weekend: Friday, Saturday, Sunday November 10, 11, and 12 from 11AM to 5PM.
Saturday Nov 18, 5$ BAG AND BOX SALE . NOON – 2PM. Everything available EXCEPT JEWELRY AND ART.
More info on Flea Market and Beautification Committee
Photos from last year’s Flea Market:
Dates: November 2 – 25, 2017
Hours Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 PM
Opening Reception: Sunday November 5, 3 – 5 PM with music by The First Street Quintet
Walk Around with Artists: Saturday November 11, 2 – 4 PM
Closing Reception: Saturday November 25, 4 – 6 PM
Thinking Big addresses the significance of both the physical and psychological impact of an artwork’s size in relation to its thematic concerns. Forty one gallery artists are included in this dynamic exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture.
The accompanying online catalogue, available in late October, includes each artist’s thoughtful statements on the theme of bigness and an introductory essay by the critic Xico Greenwald.
This show serves as a reminder of the important role played by artist-run cooperatives over the past half century and builds on the recent interest in these galleries generated by the widely acclaimed exhibit “Inventing Downtown” at NYU’s Grey Gallery. Blue Mountain Gallery opened in 1980 as Soho was emerging as an art epicenter. Now located in the heart of Chelsea, its history and continuity form an important contribution to New York’s art world.
Download pdf here about artists and their statements: THINKING BIG artists-statements-sept-13
Mary Lou Alberetti
Leslie K. Brill
Joan Marie Kelly
Richard Kirk Mills
Marie Van Elder
Marcia Clark, Anne Diggory, Sharyn Finnegan, Margaret Grimes, Margaret Leveson, Helene Manzo, Alakananda Mukerji
Date: Wednesday, November 8 , 2017
Where; Westbeth Community Room
The Peabody Award winning director Ted Timreck, screens a his bio-pic on the American composer, Charles Ives.
Made in 1977, the film features John Bottoms, Sandra Kingsbury, Josh Hamilton and Terry Stoller – all current or former Westbeth residents.