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  • Works by Charles A. Dey, Visual Artist

    Bronx Library Center
    February 10, 2015 to February 28, 2015

    Works by Charles A. Dey, Visual Artist. Birth Place: Ghana. Lives and Works in: Brooklyn, NY. SPECIALIZED GENRES Painting, Fine Art, Freehand Illustration, Photography, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Acrylic, Oil Painting, Studio Art, Water Color, Screen Printing, Layout, Logo Design, Crafts, Digital Art, Color Theory SOLO EXHIBITIONS (2012) Arts Student League of New York, Ten 10 Studios – “40 Artists,” LIC, New York (2012) My Studio, “Life around Us,” LI, New York (2012) My Studio, “Nautical but Nice,” LI, New York (1998) DuBois Center for Pan-African Culture, Accra, Ghana (1997) Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra, Ghana GROUP EXHIBITIONS (1999) Novotel Hotel, Accra, Ghana (1997) Pan-African Historical Festival, Accra, Ghana COMMISSIONED WORK (2011) Alan Church, Portrait of Deceased Wife, Private Collection AWARDS AND RECOGNITION (2012) Skyward Future Artists Award, Honorable Mention (2012) ARTIVITA Contest – Winners on Painting RELATED EXPERIENCE (2000-Present) Read More ›
  • Hsiao-Chi Chang, Illustration Solo Show

    Mulberry Street Library
    January 2, 2015 to February 28, 2015

    On view in the Children's Room of Mulberry Street Library is Taiwanese artist, Hsiao-Chi Chang. 

    Artist Bio - Hello, My name is Hsiao-Chi Chang. I also go by my nickname, "Alice." I am an illustrator who was born and raised in Taiwan and currently live in Brooklyn, New York. My illustration style is whimsical, cute and playful, and I am often inspired by the humorous situations I encounter in my daily life. What drives me to create is the desire to  play and express my emotions. A majority of my artworks are targeted at the children's market. I usually work with pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, gouache and Photoshop, but I experiment with media all the time.

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  • The Art of Sacred Geometry

    Mulberry Street Library
    January 7, 2015 to February 28, 2015

    The Art of Sacred Geometry

    An exhibition of works on paper by Karl Lorenzen at the Mulberry Branch of the New York Public Library, from January 7th to February 2nd, 2015.

    Artist Statement

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  • Wearable Art with Self-taught Mixed Media Artist / Nanette Sanchez Velasquez

    Bronx Library Center
    February 1, 2015 to February 28, 2015

    NANETTE SANCHEZ-VELAZQUEZ 

    Of Old Earth Creates 

    Nanette is a life-long, Harlem-based, self-taught, mixed media artisan with a concentration in “WearAble Art.”  She is an artistic, innovative designer and her unique style is captured in each dramatic piece she creates. 

    Nanette believes in merging eclectic and ethnic designs in her works. She is inspired by Mother Earth and pays homage to her Taino ancestors adding an Afro-Centric twist. All of her designs are one-of-a-kind and each piece is meticulously crafted to created personal expression. 

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  • Trans-Siberia: Views from the Dining Car by Kathy Creutzburg

    Ottendorfer Library
    December 18, 2014 to February 26, 2015

    In 2013, artist Kathy Creutzburg was invited to travel through Russia, Mongolia and China via the Trans-Siberian railroad. The journey included many days in a compact sleeping car, and made many stops between Moscow and Beijing. After first touring St. Petersburg, Kathy, accompanied by her mother Kay Johnson, boarded the overnight train connecting St. Petersburg to Moscow. Their initial stops included many of Russia's finest cultural institutions, such as the Hermitage and Tretyakov Gallery.

    They then boarded the train with a group of teachers, and went over the Erytysa River, through the Urals mountains, which separate Europe from Asia, and made a stop in Irkutsk, the capitol of Siberia. Irkutsk is the infamous dumping ground for historic Russia's counterculture and dissidents. A surprisingly lovely place, it is near to the world's largest freshwater take, Lake Baikail. Lake Baikail is the vacation destination for many Asians who live in or near Siberia.

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  • Before The Garden: An exhibit of photographs by Darleen Rubin

    Jefferson Market Library
    January 29, 2015 to February 25, 2015

    Before The Garden:   An exhibit of photographs by Darleen Rubin

    In 1877 The Jefferson Market Library opened its doors as The Jefferson Market Courthouse (we didn’t become a library until 1967).  And the gorgeous Garden next door to us?  In 1877 that land held a prison and a market building.  In the late 1920s the old prison was demolished and the first Art Deco detention facility was erected in its place.  This prison - The Women’s House of Detention – was female only, as the courthouse by the late 1920s tried primarily only women’s cases. 

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  • Qiana Mestrich | Inherited Patterns | Photo Walls in Picture Collection Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    September 3, 2014 to February 22, 2015

    Inherited Patterns, by artist, writer, and mother Qiana Mestrich, is a new series of photo-based work. The foundation of Inherited Patterns is B&W images used in public relations and marketing campaigns for DuPont's Qiana® fabric. The color “swatches” are actual mug shots of women named Qiana that the artist found online. Each image is printed on Tyvek®, a recyclable DuPont™ material.Read More ›
  • Sublime: The Prints of J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Moran

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 17, 2014 to February 15, 2015

    Sublime: The Prints of J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Moran showcases the landscapes of two innovative contemporaries, both of whom sought to evoke qualities of the sublime through their expressive depictions of nature. Shown in adjoining galleries, the exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience side by side the British and American artists’ often complementary and sometimes divergent works.Read More ›
  • NATURAL SCULPTURES: Works of Art forged by the Forces of Nature

    Bronx Library Center
    January 6, 2015 to February 9, 2015

    Natural Sculptures: Works of Art forged by the Forces of Nature - photographs by Earland S. Benjamin

    This collection of photographs highlights the artistic aspect of NATURAL FORCES. As an artist Earland S. Benjamin motivates viewers to imagine and enjoy a worldwide journey full of discoveries.

    He maintains his interest in art and sees photography as a quick and efficient way of capturing experiences and artistically preserving them for posterity.

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  • Tamara Porras "Insatiate"

    Riverside Library
    December 6, 2014 to January 31, 2015

    Artist Tamara Porras "Insatiate"

     

    We eat to feel nourished. We eat to feel pleasure. We eat to feel love. We eat to feel. Insatiate explores the cognitive dissonance between social norms of eating and my inner relationship with food consumption. The photographs externalize the internal, pulling back the curtain on my mental relationship with food: the obsession, the desire, the love, the dependency, the shame, the deeply secret. As a social norm, eating is a polite exchange or one of appreciation. Eating is controlled; food is sustenance and to be enjoyed with moderation. 

     

    The public experience is never truly representative of the mental obsession with overconsumption and insatiation. Feeling insatiable is at the core of an obsessive act, regardless of what is being consumed. With food, the public and private are intertwined - whether eating in bed or at a table - retains the reservations and normals of public eating. 

     

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