News As promised, details on the benefit for Todd Marrone‘s family have been solidified. UsedWigs Radio, where a giant part of Todd’s creative life was spent, is hosting an event on Sunday evening, April 13, 2014 at L’etage on South Street. Bringing together comedians Dave Hill and Chip Chantry, storytellers Anna Goldfarb, Shrake, Nikki Walter and Kevin Ginsberg, performances by Brian Seymour and Bevan McShea, everything involved promises a special memorial: each component of the evening is either something Todd loved or recreations of his musings on life, read by friends and family. There’s going to be a donation at the door, with requests for pieces of art to be included in a ... More » »
News Norway in NYC Following our last news post about Milwaukee in New York, now you can catch a piece of Norway too! NORWAY NOW in NYC opens at .NO Gallery at 253 E. Houston on Sept. 7. The multimedia exhibit mirrors Oslo’s annual juried art exhibition Høstutstillingen. The New York show had almost 600 submissions, but the jurors Koan Jeff Baysa and Omar Lopez-Chahoud narrowed it down to six artists. Opening reception is September 7 from 6 – 10 PM and the show runs until October 2.
Factory-printed cloth, Nigeria, late 20th century Here are a couple of great things I learned Sunday about traditional African art: white eyes on a mask mean communication with the spiritual world, or elongated female figures represent female beauty. I learned this from my friend Stefanie Taylor’s friend Bonnie Gottlieb. She’s a docent, and she took us–Stefanie, Paul, Murray and me–on our own private tour of both the Contemporary and traditional African art at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Stefanie sporting some of the jewelry she makes Before we got there, however, we stopped at Stefanie’s gallery in Bethesda. ... More » »