Chen Dongfan: The Song of Dragon and Flowers on Doyers Street in Chinatown

 

 

Chen Dongfan: The Song of Dragon and Flowers on Doyers Street in Chinatown

The Chinatown BID, NYC DOTart, Fou Gallery and ArtBridge have come together to present the street mural Chen Dongfan: The Song of Dragon and Flowers.

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4 Trump Baby Balloons Crossing the Pond

 

 

 

Image via Fund To Bring Baby Trump to America GoFundMe page

On July 13, 2018 a GoFundMe page went online created by Didier Jimenez-Castro, who describes himself as an activist from Hillsborough, New Jersey.  Jimenez-Castro worked closely with Jim Girvan, the Chair of the Branchburg Democratic Party, and founder of the People’s Motorcade ~ a local grassroots group that holds protests on the road between Trump’s golf course and Bedminster’s Clarence Dillon Public Library, referred to as the “free speech zone” every Saturday in the spring and summer months.

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The 100 Gates Project Expands to Staten Island

 

 

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Artist Christian Penn at Tompkins Mason Lodge, 514 Bay Street, Staten Island

Expanding beyond their Lower East Side borders, we followed The 100 Gates Project to Staten Island where they brought local artists together with local businesses.

They began in Downtown Staten Island, including the neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton, weaving through Bay Street, Van Duzer and Victory Boulevard ~ and moved on to the North Shore Expansion.

Below are a few of the colorful gates that are part of the 100 Gates Project ~ Staten Island, painted in coordination with each local artist and business owner.  We will continue to add gates, as they are brought to our attention.

*All images courtesy of #100GatesProject and the artists.  Check out the interactive Google Map for gates painted in East Harlem, Lower East Side and Staten Island.

Check out the #100GatesProject in El Barrio.

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‘Black Art is Now Many Treasures’ Opens at Essie Green Galleries

 

 

Essie Green Galleries will open its doors on July 21st to the new exhibition, ‘Black Art is Now Many Treasures.’  Some of the work on view, taken from the gallery’s vast collection, will be by renowned artists, Charles Ethan Porter, John Wesley Hardrick, Norman Lewis, Charles Alston, and Romare Bearden.

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‘Just One Inch of Water’ on view at The United Nations

 

 

Just One Inch of Water

Did you know that drowning claims the lives of 360,000 people worldwide each year. This month, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), with support of the United Nations Group of Friends on Drowning Prevention presents the exhibit Just One Inch of Water in the main lobby of the United Nations.

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Tony Cragg: Monumental Sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall

 

 

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Tony Cragg ‘Hammerhead, 2017, located at 72nd Street. Image courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo credit: Elizabeth Bernstein.

Let’s take a stroll and see the five Tony Cragg: Monumental Sculptures that now grace the Park Avenue Mall from 52nd Street to 79th Street.

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Mel Chin is ‘All Over The Place’ ~ Today in Times Square with ‘Wake’ + ‘Unmoored’

 

 

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Mel Chin in Times Square for Queens Museum and No Longer Empty in ‘All Over The Place’

As part of the summer installation, All Over The Place, presented by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty, Mel Chin unveils Wake and Unmoored in Times Square this month.

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Artolution + East Village Students = a Gorgeous New Mural

 

 

Artolution

The non-profit group, Artolution and the students at PS 751 & Harvey Milk High School came together to create an incredible mural capturing their diversity and individuality.  We were thrilled to come across it, and wanted to share a few pictures we took today.

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#OldSchoolJam ‘Street Art Edition’ + #100GatesProject Tour ~ East Harlem

 

 

Old School Jam in East Harlem

We joined Carey King of Uptown Grand Central and Ayana Hosted of 100 Gates Project in East Harlem for an Old School Jam ~ Street Art Edition, along with a Tour of some of the Gates in the !00 Gates Project, including a live paint!  Below, a few pictures of the day.

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The Color Factory Coming to NYC in August!

 

 

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Image via Color Factory Instagram

The Color Factory is headed to New York this Summer!  It will be located at 251 Spring Street, in a 20,000 square-foot pop-up museum in early August.

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‘Come Closer’ Arriving in Tribeca Park

 

 

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“Come Closer” by Rebecca Manson

The artist Rebecca Manson invites viewers to “Come Closer and the View Gets Wilder” with her new art installation in Tribeca Park.

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Schomburg Center to Host a Day of Solidarity ~ July 10th

 

 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will be hosting a Day of Solidarity on Racism, Immigration, and Family Separation on Tuesday, July 10th.

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City Park’s Summer Stage 2018

 

 

Anat Cohen at Marcus Garvey Park 8-25-17, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

City Park’s Summer Stage 2018 is the City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to 18 neighborhood parks across all five boroughs from May to October. All free and open to the public.  Here’s what’s on tap in August.

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The Jazzmobile Sumerfest Schedule is Out!

 

 

Robin Bell-Stevens, Director and Executive Producer ~ Jazzmobile

Another fabulous season of music just announced by Jazzmobile.  Jazzmobile SummerFest55  ~  Check it out!

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NYC Public Art Map & Guide

 

 

 

Take advantage of art outside the walls in New York City Parks with the Parks Department Public Art Map and Guide. Permanent art and monuments, as well as temporary art installations are noted.

 

Western Queens Waterfront + INSITU = Dance Festival 2018

 

 

All images courtesy of INSITU

Located in four public parks along the East River waterfront in Queens, INSITU 2018 will take place on August 4-5. Here are the maps and schedule of events.

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Hot Summer Nights! Free Outdoor Concert Series

 

 

Image courtesy of Hot Summer Nights!

Every Saturday evening from July 7 to July 28th, the Kingsborough Lighthouse Bandshell will be swinging under the stars with the free concert series, On Stage At Kingsborough.

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35 Events, Exhibits & Installations in NYC to Add to Your List in July

 

 

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Mel Chin in Times Square for Queens Museum and No Longer Empty in ‘All Over The Place’

From Street Art to Sea Art, and so much more in-between, here are 35 art installation, exhibits and events to add to your list in July.

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‘Feminine Constructs’ opens at North of History

 

 

Artist, Lizzy Lunday

Feminine Constructs, works by Lizzy Lunday and Maura Martin depict female identity and sexuality in America in a new exhibit opening on June 28th at North of History.

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Bastille Day 2018 in NYC ~ July 14-15

 

 

 

Bastille Day 2016 at 60th Street

Get ready for Bastille Day 2018! Celebrating France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States.  Here are a few suggestions.

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Join Billion Oyster Project ~ June 26th on Governors Island

 

 

 

Bernice Abbott, 1937. Oyster Houses, South Street and Pike Slip, Manhattan. Image via NYPL

Join the Billion Oyster Project on Tuesday, June 26th from Noon to 2pm as they send oyster reef structures to their largest restoration project ~ Governors Island.

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The Statue of Liberty Museum Project on Track to Open May 2019

 

 

 

Torch Gallery – Image via fxcollorative

The Statue of Liberty Museum’s expansion is on track to open in May of 2019, per YIMBY today.

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~ JR ~ Horizontal ~ a Solo Exhibition at Perrotin NYC

 

 

 

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JR ~ Perrotin NYC on Orchid Street

The renowned French artist JR, who has captured the faces of immigrants so vividly throughout the world, couldn’t be having a solo exhibition in NYC at a better time ~ with hundreds of immigrant children, taken from their parents at our borders, arriving in East Harlem this month.  This week, Perrotin NYC presents the exhibition ~ JR.

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Tristan Eaton on The Bowery Art Wall

 

 

 

Bowery Art Wall

Next up on The Bowery Art Wall ~ Tristan Eaton Intermission.  Below are a few images, as we followed along watching Intermission come together.

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Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama

 

 

 

Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, T9 building. Site of Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden for Rockaway! 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Pablo Enriquez. Image courtesy MoMA.

MoMA PS1 presents a site-specific installation by Yayoi Kusama entitled ‘Narcissus Garden,‘ as the third iteration of Rockaway!, a free public art festival with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg  Philanthropies.

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Architecture Books ~ Yet to be Written Presented by Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

We needed a featured image, so ~ here are some books already written, yet to be read

Best said by Storefront for Art and Architecture in a recent press release, the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Architecture Books – Yet to be Written, an installation that invites us to reflect upon the cultural contribution of architecture through the medium of the book from 1982 to today. With an archeological and projective twist, the project seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

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Final Project Exhibition 2018 ~ Art Students League

 

 

Art Students League
Images courtesy of the Gallery

The Art Students League of New York will exhibit works by recent graduates and alumni in a new exhibition entitled ‘Final Project Exhibition 2018.’  The group exhibition will include painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

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The Mural Project @ NYC’s World Trade Centers

 

 

Stickymonger in the window of 3WTC

We’ve been following the Downtown ‘Mural Project‘ in and around the 2WTC and 3WTC construction lots, now surrounded by a number of gorgeous new murals. With the Oculus in the background, the large-scale mural project takes viewers from Vesey and Greenwich Streets, down Church and Dey Streets to Cortlandt Street.

Let’s take a walk….

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Harry’s ‘Shave with Pride’ Campaign @ Union Square Station

 

 

 

Harry's Shave with Pride

Have you noticed the colorful Harry’s ads in Union Square station?  It is part of Harry’s Shave with Pride campaign.

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AIDS Memorial Quilt at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

 

 

 

AIDS Memorial Quilt at Cathedral of St John the Divine

Three 12 x 12 foot panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Each panel contains a name of a victim, who had a close connection to the Cathedral.

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Gillie & Marc ~ The Last Three moving on….

 

 

 

The Last Three, Gillie & Marc

The Last Three, a 17-foot tall sculpture of three Northern White Rhinos created by the artists Gillie and Marc, arrived on the Astor Place Plaza on March 15, 2018, bringing awareness to the plight and near extinction of this hunted species. Since the installation’s arrival, we have mourned the loss of Sudan, the only living male of the three in the sculpture.

This temporary art installation comes to a close, and will leave Astor Place on June 12th for Forest City New York’s MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, with the first public viewing on Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm. What can you do to help raise awareness? Click here.

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Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat extended to July 29th!

 

 

Artwork: Fight Tyranny in All Forms by Walter Robinson. Image via Howl! Happening

Sunday, June 10th ~ Zeitgeist Panel Discussion, featuring Alexis Adler, Felice Rosser, Lee Quiñones, Sara Driver and David Hershkovits. 7:00-9:00pm at Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street, NYC

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UNCANNY: Tigran Tsitoghdzyan @ Allouche Gallery

 

 

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, The Crowd III, 2006, Oil on 45 cardboards. Image courtesy of Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery opens its doors to the exhibition, UNCANNY: Tigran Tsitoghdzyan ~ new work of black & white portraits.

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Van Alen Institute Introduces The Climate Council

 

 

 

Photo: Cameron Biaylock via Van Alen Institute

Climate change is affecting the entire World ~ each region experiencing unique differences like rising temperatures, rising sea levels, degradation of coral reefs, water shortages and a plethora of related changes and events. Taking a deep-dive into the serious matter of climate change, Van Alen Institute launched the Climate Council.

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#PrideTrain Ad Campaign Hits NYC Subway Stations Again This June

 

 

 

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Image credit: PrideTrain

It’s back ~ the @PrideTrain Ad campaign that originated last year, hit NYC Subway Stations again this June ~ with the hope of keeping the message going all year long.

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Urban Garden Opening at The Garment District Plaza

 

 

“Ararauna” by the artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla for Garment District Alliance. Image via Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Urban Garden returns on June 7th, with a brand new 400 foot-long art walk mural by artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla.

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Mural Project @ 2 World Trade Center

 

 

BoogieRez for the Mural Project at Two World Trade, just opposite the Oculus

It all started with a casual conversation between a gallery owner/artist rep and a chief marketing officer of a formidable new building. That was a few years & a lot of paint cans ago. The gallery owner ~ Doug Smith, World Trade Gallery ~ on the other side of the conversation, Dara McQuillan, 4 World Trade Center, Silverstein Properties.

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Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams at MoMA

 

 

 

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Bodys Isekk Kingelez: City Dreams ~Ville Fantome, 1996

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams is a whimsical and wonderful wish for a more harmonious society throughout the world, now on view at MoMA.  The eclectic, colorful exhibit has been shown almost daily on social media pages, blog sites, and Instagram. But this is such an exceptional exhibition ~ and the first retrospective of Kingelez’s work in the United States, that we are adding to the tsunami of images and descriptions.

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On The 8th Floor in June

 

 

 

The exhibition, Sedimentations, on The 8th Floor

Now on view on The 8th Floor, Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair ~ an exhibition exploring strategies of reuse in their art making, and incorporating found and repurposed materials, from accumulation and assemblage, to the construction of landscapes and discrete objects, that reference a multitude of timescales and politics.

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DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk ~ June 7th

 

 

Sodom by the Sea: Johnny Lowe Art at Superfine

Summer is here, and it’s a great time to take the DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk.  Next one up will be June 7th from 6-8pm. Here are just a few of the exhibits on ‘the walk’  to look forward to.

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Landmark Preservation Commission Designates Three Central Harlem Blocks ~ Let’s Take a Walk

 

 

West 130th Street, South side of the Street, approaching Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Central Harlem ~ West 130-132nd Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd a Historic District on May 29, 2018.

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46 Events, Exhibits & Art Installations Not to Miss this June in NYC

 

 

 

‘People’ at Deitch Projects Soho. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

It’s Summer! Let’s celebrate with 46 art installations, events and exhibits not to miss in June.

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Life-Size ‘People’ Arrive at Deitch Projects in Soho

 

 

Artist, Isa Genzken, Untitled, 2018. Mannequin, clothing, bicycle, and spray paint. 

People ~ we live in a city with 8 million of them, all different and all following their own dreams.  And so, the exhibition entitled People at Deitch Projects represents that same diversity and style, created by twenty-nine artists ~ from the ordinary to objects of fantasy.

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Queer Eye, a Photographic Exhibit at X Gallery Harlem

 

 

Photo credit, Lola Flash. Image courtesy of X Gallery

X Gallery and EnFoco join together to present Queer Eye, A photographic exhibition celebrating LGBTQ Pride month featuring the work of Lola Flash, Lisa DuBois, Oscar J Rivera and Gabriel Garcia Roman.  Each of the photo artists expresses their creativity and personal vision through their art in this multifaceted view of the LGBTQ world.

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Ride for Mongolia @ Made Hotel NYC

 

 

 

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Ride to Mongolia on view at the Made Hotel NYC

Dozens of acclaimed artists have come together for the charitable exhibit, Ride for Mongolia, in an effort to raise funds for the production of the first skate park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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It’s a VIP Tour ~ of the Historic Salmagundi Club on June 10th

 

 

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Upstairs in The Salmagundi Club Library with unique mug collection above mantle

The Salmagundi Club of New York will be offering a rare opportunity to explore the landmarked building and view its historic art collection with a VIP Tour on June 10th.

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34th Street has Gone to the Dogs ~ with ‘Spot’ at NYU Langone’s New Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

 

 

art installation on 34th st near 1st ave nyu langone

A new, permanent art installation is on view along the East 34th Street corridor.  It was created by the artist Donald Lipski for the NYU Langone Pavilion at First Avenue.

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Maren Hassinger: Monuments coming to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

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Finished installation on the Mall at Madison Ave side of the Park

June 16th will bring inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.

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‘Endless Summer’ coming to Joanne Artman Gallery

 

 

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Artist, Danny Galieote, “Summertime Bliss Triptych”  for ‘Endless Summer’. Image courtesy of Joanne Artman Gallery

Kicking-off Memorial Day weekend with memories of summer’s past, and a new exhibit, ‘Endless Summer‘ by the artist Danny Galieote, opening at Joanne Artman Gallery on June 14th.

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