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

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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 PLANET AT WESTBERTH

ONE: One Planet One Future

ONE PLANET AT WESTBERTH

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

Hours:
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

“LIVE LIFE” IMAGERY CONFRONTS OUR CURRENT CHALLENGE

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.

Contact:
Time Shrine Foundation
155 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014
T +1.212.419.3160
www.timeshrinefund.org

Giuli Cordara
giuli@timeshrinefund.org
+1.917.536.5149

Calvin Ramsay
calvin@timeshrinefund.org
+1.646.806.5992

International: Giusi Conti
giusi.conti@timeshrine.org
T +39.346.9493.220

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Impressed: An Exhibit of Printmaking

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With guest artists from Havana, Cuba and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the exhibit from the Westbeth Graphics Studio printmakers, features work that signifies the importance of culture and art over politics.

Participants:

Christina Maile, Francia Tobacman Smith, Claudia Vargas, Claire Rosenfeld, Parviz Mohassel, William Kennon, Gerard Marcus, Gerardo Ruiz, Ketty Diaz, Cari Rosmarin, Jean Wolff, Jackie Lipton, Rifka Milder, Sheila Schwid.

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Gerald Marcus
Gerald Marcus has shown his work in many exhibitions in New York, nationally and internationally including The National Academy of Design; The Hollar Society, Prague; The International Print Center, New York; The Susan Teller Gallery, New York; Iowa State University; The Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, PA; The City University of New York; The Trenton City Museum; The Municipal Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; and Smith College. Marcus is a former president of the Society of American Graphic Artists. He isrepresented by the Prince Street Gallery in New York, and the Concept Gallery in Pittsburgh.

Cari Rosmarin
My paintings, prints and drawings have been featured in solo  exhibitions in New York, including Westbeth Gallery & Project Room, The One Twenty Eight Gallery, The June Kelly Gallery, and  The Bronx Museum of the Arts.   Group exhibitions in NYC include The Drawing Center, White Columns, Westbeth gallery, 128 Rivington Gallery. I have participated in exhibitions throughout the United States including the Albright-Knox gallery in Buffalo,  the Provincetown Museum in Provincetown, MA,  the Nassau County Museum and the Islip Museum in Long Island, NY,  the Virginia Miller Gallery in Coral Gables, FL, the Waterworks Visual Art Center in Salisbury, NC, the Woodstock Art Association in Woodstock, NY, etc. In addition, my work is in numerous private and corporate collections, including those of Pfizer Chemical, Reader’s Digest Corp., A.T.&T., Prudential Life Insurance Company, CBS Art Collections (featured on “The Good Wife”) and the New York City Health & Hospitals Corp. I received a B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in New York City.

Jean Wolf
Jean Wolff studied fine arts at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and at the University of Michigan. She attended Hunter College, CUNY in New York, graduating with an MFA in painting and printmaking. She’s had group and solo exhibits in numerous galleries in New York City and internationally.

Christina Maile
Christina Maile is a printmaker, painter, and landscape architect. Formerly a playwright she –co-founded the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective, one of the first feminist theater groups in the USA, and later attended Dan Rice’s master classes in painting. Her landscape architectural work has appeared in Garden Design Magazine, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. In 2013 she received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a Joan Mitchell Studio Grant for painting and printmaking. Her work is represented in many private collections, and has been included in the Feminist Artists Database at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY. www.christinamaile.com.

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Penny Jones and Puppets
Early Childhood Puppet Theater

The Season Begins Sept 18!
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We are so excited about our new season starting. It could be our biggest ever. Come and have some fun. We start with this very special show.

PENNY JONES & Co. PUPPETS
Early Childhood Puppet Theatre

www.pennypuppets.org

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN THE VILLAGE

“Very simple, and perfect as an introduction to theatre.”
-New York Magazine
“Charming.”
-The New York Times

BUY TICKETS NOW

Sept 18 & 25, 2016 at 11 AM & 2:30 PM
Peppi and the Pop-Up Dragon

A puppet show inside a giant 12-foot pop-up book with the audience creating the sounds and songs.
The sun rises and sets over a happy fishing village with bells that ring, babies that are rocked and boats that go out to sea. But the town is threatened by the pop-up dragon from the Blue Mountain. How will Peppi save the day?

With a special Dragon making mini-workshop after the show

WATCH THE PREVIEW CLIP ON YouTube

“ The townspeople were alarmed. How would they survive? (talk about problem solving and cooperation!) They solved the problem, but you’d have to see this remarkable show to find out how. What a pleasurable experience. All I heard after this performance was “How charming!”
-Puppet Master, Puppetry Guild of Greater New York

“It succinctly reminded me of what a wealth of resources we have in children’s theatre….charming”
-Puppeteers of America Puppetry Journal

Performed at the Henson International Festival at the Public Theater

2016-17 REPERTORY SEASON
WESTBETH Home to the Arts

155 BANK STREET
between West and Washington Street in the West Village
Tickets on sale at pennypuppets.org and Eventbrite
or CASH ONLY at the door starting 20 minutes before the show
Tickets are $10 for everyone
Show Times: 11 AM & 2:30 PM
All Ages – Great for 3 to 8
Stroller Parking
Shows Run about 45 Minutes
Information: (212) 924-0525

http://www.pennypuppets.org

BUS AND SUBWAY: M14A, M11, M20, (2 blocks)
A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3 (5 or 6 blocks)
“A Child’s first experience with theater is important and forming. Quality counts.” – Penny Jones

PENNY JONES & CO. PUPPETS 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. The company performs in collaboration with chamber ensembles and orchestras. The repertory includes adaptations of classical works as well as original stories and scores. In schools, the company has performed hundreds of times, and Penny has a wide variety of programs from puppet pageants with a cast and crew of 30 to 90 school children, to workshops for small classes, and Penny’s “One on One” – interweaving puppetry, storytelling, movement and arts.

The company has appeared on television, in the Henson International Puppet Festival at the Public Theatre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at BAM with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, at City Center, Avery Fisher Hall, and in museums including The Museum of the City of New York, The Children’s Museum of New York, the American Museum of Natural History, at Emelin, Wave Hill, the Washington Square Music Festival, at venues from Macy’s to Barnes & Noble, and with orchestras at Bargemusic, Casa de España, Greenwich House Music School, with the New Jersey Symphony, and many, many, more…

https://www.facebook.com/pennyjonespuppets

photo: Roger Braimon

OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK comes to Westbeth Artist Housing

photo: Roger Braimon

photo: Roger Braimon

A new site to this year’s #OHNYwknd, Westbeth Artist Housing was conceived in the 1960s in response to the lack of affordable housing and workspace for artists in New York.
Located in the former Bell Laboratories–where the first talking movie and the first TV broadcast were demonstrated–the 13-building complex was among the first examples of an adaptive reuse of an industrial building and one of architect Richard Meier’s first projects.

Westbeth is now the largest artist community in the country. #DailyReveal #newyorkisopen

More info in early October at: http://www.ohny.org/programs/current-upcoming-programs

Passage to China

ALISON ARMSTRONG
Mid Size Paintings

Passage to China

Passage to China

Alison Armstrong came to Westbeth Artist Housing in 1981 as a published author; since then she resumed her interest in painting and began to exhibit at Westbeth in 1989. A member of Japanese Artists Association of New York for more than ten years, she also exhibits annually at Tenri Gallery. Her art is held in private collections in England and North America . She has an M.Litt. from Oxford University and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from NYU, teaches writing and art history at School of Visual Arts and BMCC, and continues to speak and write about art and aesthetics as well as to make art.

MUTATION SHOW

THE MUTATION SHOW A Film Screening

MUTATION SHOW

A film screening of the 1973 Open Theater production, directed by Joe Chaikin

Performance by The Open Theater, directed by Joseph Chaikin, a fluid montage of scenes, ideas and personalities, mostly created by the actors themselves in rehearsal, called “the mutation show.” With Joseph Chaikin, Raymond Barry, Shami Chaikin, Tina Shepard, Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, Tom Lillard, Jo Ann Schidman, presenting such characters as the tinker, the petrified man, the bird lady, the man who smiles, and the man who hits himself, a boy in a box, the animal girl, the ringmaster. Often the “language” is sound without dialogue. Often the “plot” refers to primal processes like learning to walk, learning civilization. At the conclusion each actor introduces himself/herself and gives background, biography, description of family, hair, eyes, etc. Each actor holds an early picture of himself. 1973.”