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Westbeth Movie Night
Artists and Models

Thursday June 10, 2021 at 7PM

FREE

Artists and Models is a 1955 American musical comedy film in VistaVision and marked Dean Martin’s and Jerry Lewis’s fourteenth feature together as a team. The film co-stars Shirley MacLaine and Dorothy Malone, also featuring Eva Gabor and Anita Ekberg in brief roles.

Rick Todd (Dean Martin) is a struggling painter and smooth-talking ladies’ man. His goofy young roommate Eugene Fullstack (Jerry Lewis) is an aspiring children’s author who has a passion for comic books, especially those of the mysterious and sexy “Bat Lady.”

Covid Protocols

Limited capacity
Masks required for unvaccinated.
Masks recommended for vaccinated.

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David Greenspan
Radio Play: The Memory Motel

Tickets: FREE

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Written by David Greenspan
Directed by Morgan Green

Michael S. Michaels returns to a beach resort in order to piece together and better understand the fragments of his past. While he’s there, he encounters a series of eccentric characters with whom he discusses art, philosophy, and the peculiarities of memory. Obie-award-winning playwright and actor David Greenspan (The Bridge of San Luis Rey) returns to Two River with this brand-new radio play crafted with his unique blend of fancy, theatricality, and wit.

Cast

Joshua Avery Begelman
David Greenspan
Paul John
Keilly McQuail
Steven Ratazzi
Mary Schultz
Pete Simpson
Paco Tolson
Kevin Veloz

Reserve your free ticket and you will automatically be emailed the password to access the radio play in your confirmation email. In addition, the hour following your reservation you will receive an email with the login link, password and additional resources to enhance your experience.

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You will be able to access the stream as often as you’d like through June 6/2021. Closed Captioning on an audio spectrum visualizer is available. Total listening time: 50 minutes.

Jeffrey Middleton & Raguel Gabriel: SCHWANENGESANG
by Franz Schubert

Live from Merkin Hall NYC
June 12, 2021 at 8Pm. Live Streamed

JOIN EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/518139139355066/

RTG Productions Presents:
Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang

Trinidadian tenor Raguel Gabriel, and American pianist Jeffrey Middleton, join forces for a virtual, multi-camera livestreamed performance of Schubert’s beloved and unforgettable Schwanengesang, from the concert stage of Merkin Hall in New York City via kaufmanmusiccenter.org on Saturday June 12th at 8 pm. A musical journey searing with a myriad of emotions, Schubert’s final set of songs will be performed in the order as published after his death. Highlights include the famous ‘Standchen’, the turbulent ‘Aufenthalt’ and the bone-chilling masterpiece, ‘Der Doppelganger’.

The program is hosted by Raguel Gabriel and Emilotte Persson.

PROGRAM

Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang

Liebesbotschaft
Kriegers Ahnung
Frühlingssehnsucht
Ständchen
Aufenthalt
In der Ferne
Abschied
Der Atlas
Ihr Bild
Das Fischermädchen
Die Stadt
Am Meer
Der Doppelgänger
Die Taubenpost

ABOUT SCHWANENGESANG

Schwanengesang is Schubert’s last set of songs written just before his death in 1828 and published posthumously in 1829. The collection, to this day, is considered to be among the greatest and most moving of all his works. The poems set to music by Schubert were written by German poets Ludwig Rellstab, Heinrich Heine and Johann Gabriel Seidl. It is Schubert’s only song set featuring poems written by more than one poet. Despite this, the pieces are connected with an ever present theme of desire with poignant explorations of the human experience, love, lust, heartbreak and resignation.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Raguel Gabriel is a Trinidadian classically trained singer and actor. He studied for many years in his homeland at The Key Academy of Music and Alfred Wallace’s School of Music. His desire for further training in acting took him to LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and then the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC) where he graduated from the three year professional conservatory. Operatic roles performed on stage include Tamino in Die Zauberflote (Mozart), Hoffmann in Les contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach), Alfred in Die Fledermaus (Strauss II) and Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell). He also interpreted musical theatre roles including Tony in West Side Story and Marius in Les Miserables. NYC acting credits include Antonio in The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare), Sorin in The Seagull (Chekov) and the title role in Othello (Shakespeare). He continues to forge a very unique path expressing himself passionately in the areas of both drama and music, as actor and singer. Raguel is currently based in the United States.

Dr. Jeffrey Middleton is an American pianist and musician based in New York City. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, his varied career includes solo and chamber music performances, vocal coaching, accompanying and teaching. Middleton’s debut recital in 1995 was at the Weill Hall at the prestigious Carnegie Hall where he was presented by Artists International Inc. Career highlights include his critically acclaimed recordings of Book II of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier (One Soul Records) and ‘Cathay’ a recording of solo piano pieces composed by Joseph Fennimore for Albany Records. Further collaborations with Fennimore include 23 Romances for Piano (2015) and From My Window (2018) also on Albany Records. He has toured Taiwan, Switzerland and South Africa among other countries. In June 2021 Middleton received the Mae L. Wien Faculty Award for distinguished service from the School of American Ballet, from where he is about to retire after thirty six years on the Music Faculty.

Read the Profile in Arts Interview with Jeffrey Middleton HERE

NANCY GOLDRING
THE CLUMSY ARK

LIVE ZOOM READING
The Clumsy Ark
Written and Read by Nancy Goldring
with projected visuals

May 12, 2021 at 6:30PM

Link Info:
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81903784305

Meeting ID: 819 0378 4305
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+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 819 0378 4305

For Link email: westbethgallery@gmail.com

The little book began as an article for an Italian cultural magazine, Le Cose e Le Parole. I was asked to write about life under the pandemic here Westbeth, and in the city in general. Gradually it grew into a project about the diving boat parked along the river’s edge.

Artist Bio

Based in New York, artist and writer Nancy Goldring has been exhibiting her drawings with foto-projections for 50 years. She was one of the founding members of SITE, Inc. an experimental architectural group in the Seventies. Her previous books and catalogs include: Distillations published by the Southeast Museum of Photography, Palinsesto: The Photographs of Nancy Goldring (Mazzotta) for the city of Parma with essays by David Levi Strauss and Paolo Barbaro, Vanishing Points, Galleria Martini Ronchetti, Genoa, and the Casa dell’Architettura of Rome with an essay by Michael Taussig. Her work can be found in many public collections including: The Bibliotheque Nationale, Eastman House Museum, the International Center of Photography (NYC), the International Centre of Photography in Mumbai. the St. Louis Art Museum, the Smith College Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Herzlyia Museum, Polaroid Collection, WestLicht Schauplatz für Fotografie.

Gayle Kirschenbaum Photo Exhibit

SUNSHINE STATE & PORTRAITS

Live Virtual Walkthrough Photo Event
May 12, 2021 6PM – 7PM

LINK HERE: https://www.gaylekirschenbaum.com/photography

” An invigorating collection that seeped with visceral humanity, even if the majority did not actually feature people.”
-Riley McGraw Hart- Honeysuckle Magazine

As I found myself unexpectedly in Florida last July in the midst of the pandemic, I was pulled to the ocean to enjoy and capture the sunrises. Feeling lucky to be free to do so when so many others were locked down in their apartments with not much to enjoy outside in the cold weather.
As I explored my new surroundings of the sunshine state my eye saw beauty in many places. SUNSHINE STATE is my exhibit of these photos captured since summer.
PORTRAITS are images of humanity and my connection to each of my subjects.

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.

Artist Opportunities

JUNE 2021

CREATIVES REBUILD New York
CRNY’s guaranteed income program will provide monthly, no-strings-attached payments to up to 2,400 artists with financial need.

CRNY’s employment program will provide funding for 300 artists to be employed by dozens of small-to-midsize community arts organizations statewide. Three days per week, artists will bring their creativity to bear in service of the organization; on the other two workdays, they will be free to pursue their own creative practice. Participating artists will receive a full-time base salary expected to be commensurate with New York State median income data plus benefits. Participating organizations will receive overhead relief and opportunities for capacity-building support.

These programs and funding will be dedicated solely to artists whose primary residence is in New York State.

More information HERE

MAY 2021

Hyperallergic.com May 2021 list
Info on grants, fellowships, residencies and more:
https://hyperallergic.com/643616/opportunities-may-2021/

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Artworks Archives List of May, June and July deadlines for submissions, resources and grants.
Info Here

APRIL 2021
WITH OUR HANDS
R & Company Announces a Grassroots Campaign to Unite Object Makers in America to rally object makers across the country to claim their medium, find community, and help enrich the fabric of America. The call to action is for glassblowers, ceramicists, wood carvers, weavers, metalworkers, and those exploring new materials to submit 15-second videos of their hands in action, showing what they make and sharing why they make it.
Submit your video to: With Our Hands

APPLICATION FOR 2022 AIRIE RESIDENCY IS NOW OPEN!
The AIRIE Residency provides artists of varied disciplines the opportunity to live and work inside Everglades National Park — the largest tropical wilderness in the U. S., and to empower them to think about their relationship to the environment. Continue reading

Westbeth 50th
The Westbeth Chronicles Installation

While Covid 19 put a delay in celebrating Westbeth’s 50th Anniversary, it gave us time to think about the many ideas we wanted to share about this legendary artists’ community. This installation on the walls of the public spaces is the first in a series that will celebrate the past present and future of Westbeth.

The Westbeth Chronicles

was created by Terry Stoller who is a Westbeth resident and writer, as a way to document the experience of living here by former and current residents. The below excerpts which are featured on the walls are part of this continuing series of personal accounts. Click HERE to read more!

Bethune St Lobby – Installation of Chronicles

Michel Dobbs on Geeby Dajani

Christina Maile on Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective

Kanchana Ugbabe on Westbeth community

Eve Zanni on Madelaine Yayodele Nelson

Chronicles Installation at Project Room entrance to Inner Courtyard

Rachel Urkowitz on Vin Diesel part 1

Rachel Urkowitz on Vin Diesel part 2

Terence Burk on community activism

Denice Hurd on Westbeth playground

The Westbeth Chronicles Installation

was conceived by Ellen Salpeter, CEO and President of Westbeth in association with the Westbeth Board of Directors and the Westbeth Artists Residents Council. Designed by Tophos Graphics. Edited by Terry Stoller.

Ted Timreck
Hidden Landscapes
Videos on the archaeology and legacy of northeastern Native civilization.

The Hidden Landscape Project

The Hidden Landscape Project represents the joined efforts of professional, Native, and antiquarian researchers who have generously volunteered to combine their expertise into a chronicle of research- a series of video stories that investigate the archaeological history and the modern legacy of the Northeastern Native civilization. The combined vision of so many researchers working together also represents a new approach to the long standing and often very heated controversy that surrounds the ceremonial stone landscapes of North America.

Join Doug Harris, Ceremonial Stone Landscapes researcher, Ted Timreck, director of the Hidden Landscapes films, and guest panelists for a five- part series featuring the films, panel discussions, and Q & A.

This series is co-sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project, River Valley Co-op, and the Karuna Center for Peace Building and a grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. Registration is required and limited to 500. Donations are requested. Pre-screenings are available for a fee at http://www.twtimreck.com.

Schedule
Saturday, February 13, 2 pm EST
The Great Falls, Part I: Discovery, Destruction and Preservation in a Massachusetts Town

Sunday, February 14, 2 pm EST
The Great Falls, Part II: Discovery, Destruction and Preservation in a Massachusetts Town

Saturday, March 6, 2 pm EST,
Before the Lake Was Champlain: An Untold Story of Ice Age America. Guest panelist Dr. Fred Wiseman

Saturday, March 13, 2 p.m. EST
The New Antiquarians, Working Together to Unlock the Mysterious Stone Ruins, Guest Panelist Evan Pritchard, Director Center for Algonquin Studies

Saturday, March 20, 2 p.m. EST
The Devil’s Footstep, A New Vision of Early Native Life, Guest panelist Tim Mentz, former Standing Rock Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (1996 to 2008)

To register and donate: Visit http://www.nolumbekaproject.org to register or donate.

The Great Falls, Discovery, Destruction and Preservation in a Massachusetts Town

The first of the Hidden Landscapes film series, will be featured in two parts:
February 13 and 14 at 2 pm EST.

The film begins in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, when the town was attempting to expand the runway of its airport. The plan called for the removal of a low hill that contained what Native American tribal representatives identify as a ritual site-a ceremonial stone landscape. The surprising discovery and the on-going effort to understand and protect what is an amazing and historical asset is a dramatic story of environmental and historic preservation.

Join Doug Harris, ceremonial stone landscapes researcher, and director Ted Timreck for the beginning for a five-part film journey of discovery of the forgotten history of the Indigenous cultures of the Northeast.

Click on Register for Webinar or visit www.nolumbekaproject.org to register. Limited to 500 participants. Donations requested.

About the presenters:
Doug Harris, Ceremonial Stone Landscapes Preservationist is a former Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Narragansett, and does historical preservation work primarily in the Northeast
T. W. Timreck is a Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker whose programs have been featured on PBS and other networks around the globe. “Hidden Landscapes” is a multi-part series that tells the story of early Eastern Native American sea cultures and offers a radical perspective on the Indigenous history of northeastern North America
Professor Frederick M. Wiseman is the Coordinator of the Vermont Indigenous Heritage Center, an Indigenous rights activist and author of many scholarly and popular books on archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnobotany
Evan Pritchard (Mi’kmaq descendant) is author of 18 hardcover and trade paperback titles (including four anthologies and two self-published paperbacks) plus 36 other self-published books to date. As a popular adjunct professor, he has taught courses in Native American studies at Marist, Vassar and Pace
Tim Mentz, of the Standing Rock Sioux of South Dakota, became the nation’s first Tribal Historic Preservation Officer(THPO), from 1996 to 2008. Tim is co-owner of Makoche Wowapi (earth writings), a 17-person cultural resources firm focused on identification and protection of Dakota/Lakota cultural heritage sites.

WESTFEST 2021
On-Site & Online
Call for Entries

WestFest On-Site & Online Dance Festival

WHAT:
WestFest is a cutting edge, curated dance festival presenting established and emerging movement artists from all over the world. In response to the 2020 epidemic, WestFest producers created a site-specific online festival called WestFest: On-Site & Online to show a variety of unique approaches using the virtual platform at the artists’ own site of choice.

WHERE:
westfestdance.com

WHO:
We are looking for a diverse group of emerging & mid-career dance artists with a strong artistic vision and high-performance quality. Dancemakers should apply with an idea that would fully utilize the Zoom platform including any ideas about location, concept, and logistics. All chosen artists are required to perform live during the event.

WHEN:
Program A: May 1st, 4PM EST
Program B: May 2nd, 4PM EST

HOW:
Forms and application fees can be found at westfestdance.com/applynow

STEP 1 – Pay the $25 application fee through PayPal.
STEP 2 – Complete the application form.
STEP 3 – Get accepted by February 18th.
STEP 4 – Create new work 7-min or less utilizing the zoom platform.

Submission forms close on February 15th at 11:59PM. Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email no later than Thursday, February 18th.