participate in the fair.
Friday, November 12th 2:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 13th 12:00 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 14th 12:00 - 7:00pm
Springing from a strong background in both fine art and film and taking inspiration from themes of origin and identity, Twomey takes the viewer from the beginnings of life to a future where beast and human merge while commenting on the intersection of science with revelations about human nature. The work is organized in series - for each, to compose her "conceptual riff on a theme," Chris commands her media - painting, drawing, film, photography, sculpture/assemblage, music and text - like a virtuoso on the keys on a piano.
Accompanying the solo show is a group exhibition by other members of the artists' consortium Core Group - Barbara Ellmann, Mariah Fee, Jayne Holsinger, Sara Klar, Bonnie Steinsnyder, Anita Thacher, Judith Uehling, and Elenore Weber, as well as a staged reading of Twomey’s feature film script LAST MONARCH at 7:30 on July 22nd in the Westbeth Community Room. The opening recepetion is Thursday, July 15th from 6-9 PM, the show runs through August 1st at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street (corner of Washington Street), contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-505-0486. Chris Twomey's website is http://www.neoimages.net/artistportfolio.aspx?pid=3236
For another transformative journey in space-time, head up the High Line for an all-evening celebration of the opening of "Graffiti NYC - Artists of the 3rd Rail" at Chelsea's Benrimon Contemporary. Yes, shows open on Thursday in Chelsea all the time, but this one is different...
The conventionally mailed invitation alone - which is a signed and numbered limited edition print (see above) - sends the message that this show will challenge the way we think about art in New York today by evoking a vibrant era of it's history and culture.
Paying homage to the great outlaw artists, Thursday's opening will feature a performance by artists painting 2 genuine subway doors, which will then be auctioned off to benefit the Bowery Mission. Music for the July 15th reception, from 6 til MIDNIGHT, will be performed by DJ Toney Tone of the Cold Crush Brothers.
Through August 10th at 514 West 24th St., 2nd floor, information and more events at http://www.bcontemporary.com/
"In 1971, novelist and Academy Award winning screenwriter Budd Schulberg, having already started a writers’ workshop in the Watts section of Los Angeles, asked Fred Hudson, playwright and former staff writer for Paramount Pictures, to co-found a similar program in New York. Knowing full well the dearth of professional opportunities for minority writers in America, Mr. Hudson agreed, and the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center was born...Over the years, the Center has become integral to the Harlem and greater New York City arts communities and has helped to launch the careers of some of country’s most acclaimed African American writers, actors, and directors."
On Monday July 12 the you can come out celebrate and support the Center at a benefit party hosted by B. Smith's, a simply gorgeous destination for great food and drink on Restaurant Row in the heart of the Theatre District. Readings, raffle, auction and more, from 5-9 PM at 320 West 46th Street.
On Tuesday, celebrate the life and passion of Louise Bourgeois by coming out celebrate the preview of a limited edition print she donated to support the cause she cared about. Sales of "I Do" fully benefit Freedom to Marry /, the leading campaign working to win marriage for all, nationwide, by partnering with a diverse range of organizations and supporters across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from the responsibilities, protections, and commitment of marriage.
The cocktail reception will be held on June 22nd from 6-8 PM at Cheim & Read, 547 West 25th Street. RSVP to email@example.com required.
Art for Water, sponsored by Richard Dreyfuss and hosted by Joyce Towbin Chasan at Artsource International Gallery, features 80 works of art including contemporary originals and print as well as prints by well-known artist of past decades. The gallery preview will held on Tuesday, June 22nd from 4-7 PM, followed by the reception/silent auction on Wednesday, June 23rd, from 4-8, at 333 Park Avenue South (25th St.), Suite 2A.
For details, and to view all the works online visit http://www.damascuscitizens.org/ART-FOR-WATER.html