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Job search resources and training
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Kim Phillips-Fein and Alexander Burns discuss her latest book, Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, on the occasion of its paperback release. Drawing on never-before-used archival sources and interviews with significant figures in the crisis, Phillips-Fein shows how the 1975 brush with bankruptcy permanently transformed New York.
Kim Phillips-Fein is the author of Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal. She has written for The Nation, Dissent, The Atlantic and The New York Times, and currently teaches history at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Phillips-Fein completed Fear City during her Cullman Center Fellowship in 2014-15.
Alexander Burns is a political reporter on the national desk of The New York Times, where he covered Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Previously, he was an editor and reporter at Politico, where he covered the 2012 presidential election and the Republican Party during the Obama presidency.
Editor-in-Chief of the Jerome Robbins Foundation newsletter Gregory Victor has spent many years writing in specific detail about under-reported areas of Robbins' life and career. In this guest blog, he writes about Robbins' relationship with television. Robbins studied the medium technically, not passively in his role as audience, and gave much thought to its capacity and its limitations as producer.
Infinite Archive: NYPL
The New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte 115th Street branch will host the exhibition Infinite Archive: NYPL, from Thursday, April 5, 2018 through Tuesday, September 4, 2018 on the second floor of the Library at 203 West 115th Street. The exhibition introduces a diverse group of 30 artists, each responding to a book, poem, periodical or other archival material from The New York Public Library’s vast collection. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 5th from 5:00-6:30 pm.
The art collective, Infinite Archive, curated the exhibition to include artists working across a wide spectrum of media. The pieces range from paintings, prints, photography, assemblage as well as wood, metal and ceramic sculpture in response to fiction, non-fiction, periodicals, and prints in the NYPL’s collection. The breadth of artwork reflects the broad nature of the Library’s holdings.
Responding directly to literary works, each artwork presents a complex dialogue between the artist and the selected text. Housed within a vintage card catalog, visitors are encouraged to discover varied artworks as they open each drawer. Many artworks include interactive elements, such as solving a puzzle, exploring a maze or unfolding an abstract painting.
Artists in the exhibition include; Anna Alfredson, Jose Manuel Arguelles, Ken Augushi, Erica Bailey, Rick Bleier, Sarah Bouchard, Louise Braverman, Tegan Brozyna, Heather Chontos, Susanne Claussen, Carol Collicutt, Vanezza Cruz, Lionel Cruet, Andrea Cukier, Peter Hamlin, Carrie Hawks, Samantha Holmes, Aya Kakeda, Rohin Khemani, Stephanie Lindquist, Stephanie Mulvihill, Maja Padrov, Patrick Perry, Henry Portillo, Mary Preston, Randy Regier, Sarah Rowe, Shelley Stefan, Rachel Sydlowski, and Natalie Collette Wood.
Raw Image Design
East Harlem native,Brandon Arana presents his new exhibit ranging from stenciling to paintings. Inspired by diverse influence, including the Hip Hop culture, and his years as a graffiti artist, he aspired for artistic expression and individualism. Mr. Arana provides highlights of his portfolio -- inviting the community for an inside look into his creative world.
NER BECK: Searching City Sidewalks
Masood A. W. Warren: Harlem's Everyday People (1969-1985)
In celebration of Black History Month, the George Bruce Library is proud to present original drawings by Masood A. W. Warren. The drawings depict people living their everyday lives on the streets of Harlem from 1969 to 1985. The sketches are on loan from the private collection of Frank Minaya y Willmore.
Born in 1907, Masood Ali Wilbert Warren was a highly accomplished painter and sculptor known primarily for his many bronze busts of high-profile entertainers, celebrities and politicians. He attended the Art Students League in New York in the 1930s, participated in the WPA artists program, initiated by President Franklyn Roosevelt to allow Black artists to receive federal grants for art supplies. Masood Warren earned a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1939 and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University in 1961.
Masood Warren has exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society, and the National Arts Club, and several of his works are in the Richard Allen Collection at St. Luke's Church in New York City. Masood Warren died in 1995 leaving an unparalled legacy of artwork encompassing the daily scenes and people of New York City. Masood Warren is listed in the 2003 Artist's Bluebook and the 1999 Who Was Who in American Art.
Raices del Caribe Artist: Rafael Velez Jr.
Rafael’s focuses on reviving knowledge of his Caribbean ancestors’ history and ideologies, hoping that viewing these works will spark new interest in the indigenous history of all people that have ancestral roots in the Caribbean.
Rafael Velez Jr.
My work is focused on reviving knowledge of my Caribbean ancestors’ history and ideologies. I hope that viewing these works will spark new interest in the indigenous history of all people that have ancestral roots in the Caribbean.
Born in Washington Heights, Rafael Vélez, Jr. attended Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and Art. He later earned a BA in Studio Art from Hunter College in 2008 and his MA in Art Education at The City College of New York in 2014.
Rafael worked as a teaching artist for over 10 years in afterschool programs and day camps around New York City and is currently a certified high school art teacher in the South Bronx.
Kelly Weiner: Inside, Outside
An examination of the self is most commonly known by the self-portrait. Inside, Outside provides the viewer with a fresh and colorful look into the artist. These thirteen paintings explore and interpret, Kelly Weiner, a Brooklyn based artist and graduate of Fordham University. Celebrating her first solo exhibition, the viewer is presented with an introduction to the self through abstracted objects and landscapes.