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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


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 central boiler room. 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

Giuli Cordara

Calvin Ramsay

International: Giusi Conti
T +39.346.9493.220


Penny Jones and Company Early Childhood Puppet Theater performs on June 27 at Pier 62 at 6:30pm, Free

PENNY JONES HRP-Summer of Fun RIVERKIDS-09The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


WHO: PENNY JONES & CO. PUPPETS Early Childhood Puppet Theatre has been a mainstay of children’s theater in New York since the 1970’s. The company specializes in informal puppet shows for children aged three to eight, and puppet ballets with live music for audiences of adults, children or both.


WHERE: PIER 62 in Chelsea (cross at 22nd Street)

Rain location PIER 40 lobby
BUS AND SUBWAY: M20, M22, M23, A, C, E,

INFO: 212 924-0525

PENNY JONES 2014-15 Sorcerer 4x4  image loDESCRIPTION:
THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE with The Fisherman and the Genie
A puppet ballet set to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice score by Dukas, about a boy who starts something he cannot stop when he tries magic instead of muscle – as originally instructed. When the water rises he is overwhelmed with oysters, sword fish, jelly fish, shark, sea horse, octopus and giant whale, all swimming exuberantly until the Sorcerer arrives to set things right.
with “THE FISHERMAN AND THE GENIE,” (with music by Françaix), tells the story of a fisherman and his wife who find they miss their frugal, simple life after the genie grants their wishes for wealth and power.

PENNY JONES fisherman and genie lo“Two sweet little stories using hand puppets, rod puppets, music and imaginative props ” – New York Parent

“Inventive, charming and warm…” – Westchester Weekend


best for 3 to 8 ( but no minimum or maximum)

Artifacts & After Effects

Culture Push:
Artifacts and After Effects

Artifacts & After Effects

Culture Push Culture Push presents interactive and engaging work from 13 artists from the Fellowship for Utopian Practice. Through the Fellowship, Culture Push supports artists and professionals as they develop ambitious and civically engaged work.

Participating Artists: Nancy Nowacek, Alicia Grullon, Chloë Bass, Jen Kennedy & Liz Linden, Go! Push Pops (Katie Cercone & Elisa Garcia de la Huerta), Barrie Cline, Olaronke Akinmowo, aricoco, Sarah Dahnke, Lise Brenner, Victoya Venise, James Andrews, and Aiesha Turman.

Opening Reception 6pm – 8pm.
At 7pm there will be a performance from members of Dances for Solidarity, the project of current Culture Push Fellow, Sarah Dahnke.

Performers will integrate choreography that has been received from incarcerated pen pals with the original Dance for Solidarity — a series of movements sent to individuals in solitary confinement with an invitation to dance and create a sense of solidarity with others both incarcerated and not who may be doing the dance at the same time.

Kate Walter’s collection of LGBT
memorabilia is featured this June
at Jefferson Market LIbrary

Kate Walter Library image

Location: Jefferson Market Library 425 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10011
(212) 243-4334

Date: month of June

Hours: Library open 7 days a week – 10 am – 6pm (varies)

LGBT memorabilia of Westbeth resident and author, Kate Walter,
is featured this June in the lobby of the Jefferson Market Library.

Kate loaned the library dozens of buttons from pride marches, from
the 1980s and 1990s. This display is part of the Greenwich Village
Ephemera project.

Kate Walter is the author of Looking for a Kiss: A Chronicle of
Downtown Heartbreak and Healing (Heliotrope Books, 2015)