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Griselda Steiner Shakespeare on the Rocks 2017

Griselda Steiner riffs on Shakespeare’s The Tempest is online at SCENE4

Griselda Steiner Shakespeare on the Rocks 2017

Shakespeare On The Rocks
A Two-Character Play

Griselda Steiner

On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy hit Manhattan and surged the Hudson River to flood the streets of the West Village. The basement of my building, Westbeth, which flanks the river was inundated with 8 feet of water turning washing machines into floating debris and destroying artists’ work that had been stored in studios. We were without electricity and running water for over a week.

In my play SHAKESPEARE ON THE ROCKS my character, aging Shakespearian actor Alex DonBaron, escapes his flooded Washington Street brownstone by going to his London flat where he searches for his lost scrapbook. From the photos and reviews in his album he reminisces about his life and career using original and raunchy interpretations of Shakespeare’s dialogue. Although he has been sober for 5 years and hopes to resurrect his career on stage, he flirts with the bottle of Teachers scotch he brought with him.

Read an excerpt here: http://www.scene4.com/0917/griseldasteiner0917.html

Griselda Steiner is a poet, dramatist and a freelance writer and Senior Writer for Scene4. Her compilation of poetry and writings “The Silent Power of Words” is now available for order on Amazon Books.

For more of her poetry and articles, check HERE

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NEW ROOFTOP FURNITURE AT WESTBETH built by Richard Sanca, Westbeth filmmaker and carpenter, and designed by Carl Stein, Westbeth in-house architect.

Designed by Westbeth in house architect, Carl Stein (of Elemental Architecture NYC), using recycled IPE wood decking salvaged by Westbeth Management and built by Westbeth filmmaker and carpenter, Richard Sanca.

The project was funded by Westbeth Beautification Committee, Westbeth Board of Directors, and Martha Graham Dance Company.

The project exemplifies Westbeth’s dedication to “adaptive re-use.”

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Huguette Martel’s Adventures of a Would-Be Filmmaker just published on Narrative website.

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Huguette Martel was born in Paris, France. At the age of nineteen she moved to New York City, where she has lived ever since. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and the author of several books in which she incorporates paintings and text, often about her childhood in France and World War II, which she spent in hiding with a peasant family. Other works include Summer, In Vermont, Brief Encounter, and A True Fable. Her solo show of paintings, “Lost and Found,” was curated by Ben Katchor.

Read it here:

http://www.narrativemagazine.com/issues/narrative-backstage/graphic-stories/adventures-would-be-filmmaker-huguette-martel

CAVE GATHERERS Fiber Mixed Media 48 x 96 inches

SUSAN BERGER’s work featured in a new show at the Albany Institute of History of Art, Artists of the Mohawk and Hudson Region

Three large works of Susan Berger have been included in a regional art exhibition,
Artists of the Mohawk and Hudson Region.

At: Albany Institute of History of Art at 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY
Open from Wednesday – Sunday (10AM – 5PM)

Exhibition Dates: June 17 – September 3, 2017

Website: www.albanyinstitute.org

Judged by jack Shear

CAVE GATHERERS Fiber Mixed Media 48 x 96 inches

CAVE GATHERERS Fiber Mixed Media 48 x 96 inches

LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW OF SUPERIOR INK AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF DAY Fiber mixed media

LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW OF SUPERIOR INK AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF DAY Fiber Mixed Media 40 x 60 inches

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SUPERIOR INK COMPANY WEST VILLAGE Fiber Mixed Media 60 x 40 inches

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.

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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.

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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

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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