Category Archives: Upcoming Events

WESTFEST DANCE 2020
Performances online!

Click link below to catch the performances!

WESTFEST Program A

PROGRAM A initially live-streamed on November 14, 2020

WESTFEST Program B

PROGRAM B initially live-streamed on November 15, 2020

Join us for the 10th year anniversary of WestFest – The immensely popular curated yearly dance event at Westbeth!
Watch cutting-edge performances by emerging and established dancers and choreographers in this live streamed event.

Click here for more information: WestFest Dance

Blood Drive
Westbeth Gallery

When: Tuesday December 1, 2020 | 1:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: Westbeth Gallery
57 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014

December 1 is World AIDS Day. “A Day Without Art” celebrates and honors the artists lost to AIDS.

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Westbeth
Open House New York

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

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Link Here to Open House NY Video Tour of Westbeth

Experience newly filmed vignettes of Westbeth the largest artists community in the country.

Resident artists lead individual video journeys around this landmarked building.

History, architecture, the arts and artists of Westbeth , and visits to artists’ studios are all a part of this online series.

More info at Open House New York

Karen Ludwig
Someplace in the Sun
premieres Oct 6, 2020

HOW TO WATCH “SOMEPLACE IN THE SUN” on OCTOBER 6 at 8PM (EDT)

written and directed by Karen Ludwig
starring Laura Gardner and Frank Collison (courtesy of SAG-AFTRA)

JUST CLICK THIS LINK: https://youtu.be/oLNk6eodZ3E
(AND…it’s going to be available for the foreseeable future) !!!

Once a play performed at HB Playwright’s, has now been filmed during the pandemic directed remotely with a volunteer cast & crew.

Karen Ludwig- a Westbeth resident since 197-…known for work as an actor in the theater with Wally Shawn & Andre Gregory to Broadway with Joan Rivers, in films with Meryl Streep in Manhattan and Kevin Costner in 13 Days and TV as Ethyl Rosenberg in HBO’s Citizen Cohn & many episodics— to her 2017 solo show at Joe’s Pub-
with years of Westbeth performances with Shami Chaikin and Stories Around the Table, a director/teacher at HB Studio and the New School- now presents free access to the premiere of her new 7 minute film !

Nasheet Waits Trio performs in Central Park

Giant Step Arts Presents “Walk With The Wind” in honor of John Lewis.
featuring
The Nasheet Waits Trio:
Nasheet Waits , drums
Mark Turner, tenor sax
Rashaan Carter, bass

Saturday Sept 26 at 1PM
Central Park “The Mall”
near the Shakespeare Statue at 66th St

Photo: Jimmy Katz

The renowned drummer and composer, Nasheet Waits grew up and lives at Westbeth. He recently joined the New England Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies Faculty.

Profiles in Art Interview with Nasheet Waits HERE

Beverly Brodsky
2 New Shows

Towards Infinity collage

It’s Time To Stick Together |60 Years Of Collage In America
Includes collages by Beverly Brodsky

The Robert Berry Gallery
Curated by Peter Hastings Falk
Opens AUGUST 10TH 2020

At: Robert Berry Gallery
robertberrygallery.com/artists

Inter-Connected collage 30″ x 22″

Hampton Virtual Art Fair
Beverly Brodsky exhibiting with Quogue Gallery

Sept 2 – 7 Labor Day Weekend

More info art: robertberrygallery.com/artists“>H amptons Virtual Art Fair.com

Gayle Kirschenbaum
Still Moments (virtually)

A virtual walkthrough of the celebrated photography exhibition at Westbeth, curtailed due to the Covid 19 crisis.

“Give me a plane, train or bus ticket, or a set of wheels and I promise I will come back with photos and stories that will warm your heart.” Never leaving home without her IPhone, intrepid Emmy award winning Netflix filmmaker and TEDx speaker, Gayle Kirschenbaum, can’t stop herself. Her insatiable curiosity to see the world, to learn about others and to document her experiences and impressions has been captured in her first solo photo exhibition called STILL MOMENTS.

“Kirschenbaum’s photos are gorgeous! Not only does she have a very keen eye, but the photos all have such life, and show such life. I felt uplifted as I was looking at them and carried that away with me afterwards.”
-Ken Tabachnick/ED Merce Cunningham Trust

REGISTER FOR FREE EVENT AT EVENTBRITE

STILL MOMENTS exhibition HERE

Bio
Gayle Kirschenbaum is a creator who expresses herself in many forms. She began life as a visual artist and started taking photos where she loved spending hours in her darkroom. She found herself shooting stories with her photographs and painting them in an impressionist way. Her desire to use words and sound led her to moving images. She became an Emmy award-winning filmmaker whose films and programs have premiered on Netflix, HBO, and Discovery. They include Look At Us Now, Mother!, A Dog’s Life: A Dogamentary, My Nose and Little Parents. Her last film led to an invitation to give a TEDx talk called No More Drama With Mama about forgiveness. She speaks and teaches on this topic. Gayle has found herself returning to her first love, photography. Her photographs were exhibited in Spain at the Barcelona Foto Biennale in October 2018, she received an honorable mention under landscape for the Pollux Awards 2019, have been in Westbeth group shows and a solo show.

She has been featured widely in the media including New York Times, NBC Today Show, Jerusalem Post and Psychology Today. She is a member of Producers Guild of America (PGA) and a judge for the Emmys and PGA.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glkirschenbaum/

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.”