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CAROL NOLTE MAY 2017 Dance.Collective-4

CAROL NOLTE performs at 92nd ST Y on May 21 at 3PM for the 30th Anniversary of their Dance program.

CAROL NOLTE MAY 2017 Dance.Collective-4

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.
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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

Griselda Steiner’s compilation of poetry and writings “The Silent Power of Words” is now available for order on Amazon Books.

Griseld Steiner April 2017-1

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.

DAVID SECCOMBE ACADEMY HONOR AWARD

DAVID SECCOMBE honored with a
purchase award from the
American Academy of Art and Letters. Exhibit opening May 18, 2017

DAVID SECCOMBE ACADEMY HONOR AWARD

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.

STEPHEN HALL SHOW 2017 APRIL Wild and Balanced 2

STEPHEN HALL featured in
Wild and Balanced Exhibit
at Gallery 222 in Hurleyville, NY

STEPHEN HALL SHOW 2017 APRIL Wild and Balanced 2

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

Gallery 222
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

CAROL HEBALD will be the featured poet at a poetry reading Church of Saint Paul the Apostle on Monday April 24th 7PM

Carol Hebald portrait

POETRY READING
Church of St Paul the Apostle
405 West 59th Street

Thursday April 24th, 7PM Free and Open to the Public

CAROL HEBALD
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.

SIMON CARR in solo painting show “Scenes and Stories” at Bowery Gallery opening February 28

Snow, by the Hudson River  50 x 77 inches 2015

Snow, by the Hudson River 50 x 77 inches 2015

Simon Carr
Scenes and Stories: Recent Painting

February 28 – March 25, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday 5-8pm on March 2, 2017
Artist Talk: Thursday 6-8pm on March 11, 2017
In Conversation with Thadeus Radell

Bowery Gallery presents the recent work of Simon Carr Feb 28-March 25, with an opening reception Thursday March 2 from 5-8. There will also be a gallery talk Saturday March 11 at 4pm, “Simon Carr in Conversation withy Thaddeus Radell.” Carr and Radell will discuss the show offering insights into the methods and techniques of a contemporary figurative painter.

Simon Carr’s work over the last ten years has centered on human environments and situations. From street scenes to working on a farm, Carr begins with drawings. Drawings on the spot note figures, environments, details, he then assembles them into larger drawn compositions in the studio. The paintings are done from these drawings. The process itself allows for memory and experience to enter the paintings, worked on for long periods of time, rather than transcriptions of things seen in a particular moment.

The paintings are evocative of the light, colors and atmosphere of the different locales. The artist writes in the catalog that accompanies the show, “This show attempts to reveal the relationships and rhythms that unite groups of figures and bring them into harmony.”

The Bowery Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or info@bowerygallery.com

See more work by Simon Carr HERE

GRISELDA STEINER’s poem HUDSON RIVER appears in February issue of Scene 4

photo by Sandy Hechtman

photo by Sandy Hechtman

The Hudson River
New York City

This is the river

My river

The mighty famous river

Whose coasts grow tall weeds of steel

That reflect glittering lights at dusk

This is the river

My river

Whose source is named “Lake Tear in the Clouds”

Called “The River” by the Iroquois

And Mohegans named “The River that Flows Two Ways”

This is the river

My river

Whose tides bear down to the ocean

My ocean

Whose salt waters

Life’s womb

A baptism of spirit

My ocean

Carrying boats, tankers, kayaks

Tugboats, yachts, cruises ships

Sailboats north, south in the sunset

That navigate the currents

Sharing their colors with the clouds

Grey, green, blue, teal, pearl, red, purple

Orange and yellow beams

Become a violet and pink seduction

That turn black with stars hovering

Over secret war planes

Whose engines low roar

Steal their way to foreign wars

As massive river tankers

Read the rest of the poem HERE AT SCENE 4

GINA LEISHMAN’s music performances with MR WAU WA and KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW at Lethe Lounge, Cathedral of St John’s, Weseleyan College, and Westbeth – all in February

Saturday, Feb. 4th
*MR. WAU-WA plays the songs of Bertolt Brecht @ Lethe Lounge
Times like these need songs like these…
618 W. 113th St, #3F/2R, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
Doors open 7.30, music at 8, two sets
$20 suggested donation
Management asks”RSVP please so we can count heads Lethelounge@gmail.com”

 

GINA LESHMAN MR WAU WAU

MR. WAU WA
The Mr. Wau Wa Band was formed in 1998 as part of a project at P.S 122, which was celebrating Bertolt Brecht’s centenary. The band was inspired by a photo of Brecht from the ‘20s, performing with some clowns including the famed Karl Valentin and his partner Liesl Karlstadt. Brecht is standing in a cart playing the flageolette, behind a roll-down cartoon drawing of a strong-man being run over by a car full of revellers, with the inscription “Mr. Wau Wa”. The band is dedicated to performing the songs of Bertolt Brecht as set by his collaborators Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau, as well as some contemporary settings by David Hidalgo (from Los Lobos). Formed with four members of Kamikaze Ground Crew, plus the internationally renowned performance artist Rinde Eckert, members of the band are:

Gina Leishman – vocals, accordion, pump-organ
Rinde Eckert – vocals, pump-organ, accordion, euphonium
Doug Wieselman – guitars, clarinet, saxophone, vocals
Marcus Rojas – tuba, bass trombone
Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion

GINA LEISHMAN ELIZABETH

Friday, Feb. 17th
*texts&beheadings/ElizabethR @ Wesleyan College.
This is the piece that was at BAM in 2015 and many folks missed it since it sold out very quickly.
There are 2 chances to see it, up at Wesleyan or at St. John The Divine on the 23rd…
for more info go to www.colombari.org

Thursday, Feb. 23rd
*texts&beheadings/ElizabethR @ the Cathedral of St. John The Divine
for more info go to www.colombari.org

GINA LEISHMAN KAMIKAZE
Saturday, Feb. 25th
*KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW @ Westbeth

We had such a good time last year we’re doing it again…
Westbeth Community Room, 155 Bank Street
An early gig, doors open 4.30, music at 5, two sets
$15 suggested donation

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW
A seven-piece horn ensemble (3 brass, 3 reeds and a drummer), a super-group of New York “downtown” luminaries, each a band-leader in their own right, KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW has been performing and recording together for over 20 years, on both coasts of the US and in Europe.
Gina Leishman, co-leader, alto and baritone sax, bass clarinet, accordion, piano, vocals
Doug Wieselman, co-leader, Eb, Bb & bass clarinets, tenor & baritone sax, guitar
Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax
Steven Bernstein, trumpet & slide trumpet
Art Baron, trombone
Marcus Rojas, tuba
Kenny Wollesen, drums & percussion

ELISABETH CONDON UnNatural Life

Elisabeth Condon solo show
UNNATURAL LIFE at Emerson Dortch Gallery Feb 10 – March 31, 2017

ELISABETH CONDON UnNatural Life

“Condon ‘hates’ the birds and flowers’ reference to stifled, feminized, upper class tastes. At the same time, their tasteful ornamentation is her ‘secret sin.’ As both conceptual and visual problems, the images are loaded with implications that sabotage the perfection of the pours. Like Philip Guston’s late-1960s break from pure abstraction, however (Guston: ‘I got sick and tired of all that Purity!'(1)), Condon’s attempt to integrate recognizable images with abstraction revels in difficulty, rather than retreating from it.”

“With their gorgeous colors, over-bloomed flowers, and zones of glitter, Condon’s paintings can be judged hastily as pretty, decorative, and not at all serious. Getting lost in their sumptuous painting passages can mask a disdain for references to a specific combination of gender, age, class, and taste. Though decoration symbolizes everything Condon railed against as a young woman, she felt it necessary ‘to go back in’ and reclaim her experience, and to give voice to women whose creative expression has been confined to women’s work.”

“Condon’s injection of feminine elements into the predominantly male ‘grand gesture’ of large-scale abstract painting manifests a feminist acknowledgment of individual experiences. Recalling Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s proclamation, ‘I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femininity,'(2) Condon’s paintings permit birds, flowers, and decoration to sit alongside expressions of angst and tensity, as well as beauty, as part of women’s, and human, experience.”

excerpts from
Elisabeth Condon’s Unnatural Life
by Erica Ando
1. Robert Storr, Guston (New York: Abbeville Press, 1986), 52.
2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists (New York: Anchor Books, 2014), 39.

ABOUT ELISABETH CONDON
Elisabeth Condon is a painter, traveler, and Chinese scroll aficionado, whose work re-interprets Chinese principles of balance for an information-saturated world. Awards and fellowships include a Hanban Confucius Institute Understanding China Fellowship, the PULSE Prize, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Individual Artist Grant and numerous University research grants. Upcoming and recent artist residencies include Wave Hill’s 2017 Winter Workspace residency in Riverdale, NY, Art & History Museums, Maitland, FL, a Hemera Foundation Tending Spaces Artist Fellowship, the Florida Everglades (AIRIE), Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, Grand Canyon National Park, Wupatki National Monument, Corporation of Yaddo, Fountainhead and Red Gate, among others. In 2017 she will complete a public art commission for Tampa’s International Airport.

Condon has exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing and 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York. Condon’s work is held in public collections including the J.P. Chase Collection, the US Embassy Beijing, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Traces Collection Shanghai, and The Sweeney Print Collection at the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL. She has shown with and been represented by Emerson Dorsch of Miami since 2006.

ABOUT EMERSON DORSCH
Emerson Dorsch reflects the generative partnership of founder Brook Dorsch and curator Tyler Emerson-Dorsch. The contemporary art gallery represents select South Florida-based artists, and we also host leading visiting artists, curators and musicians to do projects at and around the gallery at least once per year. EDG began as Dorsch Gallery on Coral Way in 1991, moved to Wynwood in 2000, and re-opens in Little Haiti in 2017.

Emerson Dorsch represents a core group of select South Florida-based artists. We believe in the joys of an artful life, of experiencing art close to the source. The gallery also has an invitational program for national and international artists to explore and seed new partnerships. Through all the gallery’s activities, we foster art patronage and artistic community.

Image:
Elisabeth Condon
Unnatural Life, 2016
acrylic and ink on linen
57 x 72 inches
Courtesy Emerson Dorsch Gallery

General inquiries:
info@emersondorsch.com
305-576-1278

EMERSON DORSCH | 5900 NW 2ND AVE | MIAMI, FL 33127

JOAN HALL

Joan Hall solo show of collages
HOMENAJE opens Feb 4, 2017 at
Interseccion Gallery of Contemporary Art, Fabrica la Aurora, San Miguel de Allende

JOAN HALL

She will also present a lecture/slide show at the Biblioteca on February 14th on Collage: Past & Present.
This lecture will also be presented at Westbeth this coming spring.

Part 1: Collage & Assemblage, Past & Present
Part 2 : The Art of Joan Hall

Collage has rapidly gained popularity as an art form in the United States. I believe that there are sociological reasons for this. Everyone is in a hurry and the medium of collage conveys a feeling of spontaneity. With the advent of the computer and the Internet, our world had become fragmented. This is reflected in the bits and pieces that make up a collage and assemblage. Based on this, I have compiled a lecture/slide show on collage and assemblage from 12th century Japan to contemporary digital photo illustration
Part 1 includes works by Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Cornell, Rauschenberg, and many other artists. You will see how artists recycled everyday materials into artwork, using spare tires, shredded money, and even ones own blood! The use of collage in illustration has become a familiar sight. You will learn how collage artists cope with some hilarious, yet frustrating experiences in the publishing workplace. This program is both entertaining and educational.
Part 2 consists of my own artwork.

Native New Yorker Joan Hall’s artwork has appeared on covers of Time Magazine, The New York Times and numerous other publications. Her collages and assemblages have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. She was commissioned by the American Cultural Center of the US State Department to lecture, exhibit, and conduct workshops in France, India, Brazil, and Mexico.