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ONE PLANET

ONE PLANET ONE FUTURE Gallery has opened at Westbeth.
The Gallery features the work of Anne de Carbuccia documenting human caused threats to the environment

ONE PLANET

One Planet One Future is artist Anne de Carbuccias ongoing project using photography, videos, and conferences to create images of cultural and spiritual relevance that powerfully depict what we have and what we may lose. Climate change is decimating the habitats of Earth’s most beautiful and majestic creatures. The time to act is now. One Planet One Future aims to document the Earth’s beauty and frailty, and inspire sustainable behaviors and habitats.

one planet with anne

Anne de Carbuccia’s photographs are taken on location and are both an homage to their subjects—water, disappearing environments, endangered species and cultures—and a hard examination of the often ruinous effects of pollution and war. They record what is fast disappearing for future generations while serving as a plea to reimagine a new world.

Website: oneplanetonefuture.org

Further Information:
Halina Warren, Gallery Office Manager halina@oneplanetonefuture.org
James Addison Gallery Manager at james@oneplanetonefuture.org

Visit:
One Planet One Future’s permanent exhibition in the West Village of Manhattan is open to the public for free guided visits Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm.

ONE Art Space
461 West Street
between Bank and Bethune Sts
NY, NY 10014

or enter at Westbeth Courtyard at 155 Bank Street between Washington and West Streets.

STEPHEN HALL MAY 2017 CONFLICT OF

STEPHEN HALL solo show CONFLICT OF INTEREST opens May 24th
at @halbromm2A

STEPHEN HALL MAY 2017 CONFLICT OF

STEPHEN HALL MAY 2017 2 CONFLICT OF

Opening Reception: May 24th, 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Show Dates: May 24 – July 15, 2017
Location:
@halbromm2A
90 West Broadway
corner of Chambers

“I have always tried to make paintings that are beautiful and arresting. Paintings that stop you in your tracks. Whether by the use of color and composition or odd juxtaposition of subject matter.
The idea is to make the viewer do a double-take and then get drawn in and perhaps ask questions.

These new paintings are motivated by the current political climate. As Joe Strummer once said: “If you want to tell the truth, you’ve really got to be specific”.

I AM BEING MORE SPECIFIC!

The total disregard of human rights via the increasingly militarized police force, immigration policies, and environmental prospects our planet faces leads me to realize that in the US and globally, we have a conflict of interest.” – Stephen Hall

PETER RUTA GVSHP INTERVIEW

PETER RUTA featured in Greenwhich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s Oral History Project

PETER RUTA GVSHP INTERVIEW

Peter Ruta
A renowned painter who focused on views of Lower Manhattan, Ruta painted for nearly seventy years and had lived in Westbeth since its opening in 1970 when he passed away in late 2016. Born in Germany, he fled to Italy to escape Hitler’s rise to power, finally ending up in NYC. In this interview he discusses his time served as an American soldier in WWII and the painting career that followed, as well as memories of raising a family in Westbeth with his wife, Suzanne.

Here is the link to the full tanscript of the Peter Ruta Interview

PETER RUTA DONATION TO 911 MUSEUM

PETER RUTA painting acquired by 9/11 Memorial Museum

PETER RUTA DONATION TO 911 MUSEUM

October 2016, a month before he died, Westbeth painter Peter Ruta invited Jan Ramirez, curator at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to the studio, to offer a donation to their collection. Ramirez chose the work (o/c 44×56 in) painted from Westbeth roof in 1979 when the West Side Highway hadnt come down and Battery Park City had not yet gone up.

Ramirez praised the work as a painting in which “the Towers loom as both subject in the downtown cityscape, and foil for some dazzling color and afternoon light demonstrations. … It will prove a wonderful teaching piece as well as a visually engaging historical “document.”

One of a series Ruta painted in those years, and showed at Museum of the City of New York in 2004.

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.