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Thursday | The Brooklyn Paper

A Swoon song: Famed street artist builds giant tree inside Brooklyn Museum

A major new exhibition from Brooklyn artist Swoon has transformed the rotunda of the Brooklyn Museum into a fanciful landscape with a giant aluminum tree, boats made from salvaged refuse, and a gazebo that acts like a kind of temple.


Related Topix: Swoon, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Thursday Apr 17 | Columbia Spectator

The Art of the Matter

On Wikipedia's list of notable Columbia College alumni and affiliates, only six visual artists are listed, with the most recent graduating in 1974.


Related Topix: Barnard College, School of Visual Arts

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Auto Channel

Students Shoot for Best Z06 Convertible Photo

April 16, 2014: To help introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, Chevrolet gave three New York-based college students the rare opportunity to shoot an all-new vehicle before its reveal.


Related Topix: Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette, Hatchback, Convertible, Chevrolet, Photography, Arts, School of Visual Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Street Artist Swoon to Open Immersive Installation at Brooklyn Museum, 4/11

Brooklyn-based street artist Swoon will create a monumental site-specific installation in the fifth-floor rotunda of the Brooklyn Museum.


Related Topix: Swoon, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Venice (Los Angeles, CA), Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Wed Apr 09, 2014


What Does Citi Bike Data Reveal About New York City?

A website called I Quant NY has produced a string of posts examining recent ridership data released by Citi Bike.


Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Jersey Journal

N.J. artists capture nature in new Morris Arts exhibit in Morristown

MORRISTOWN - Two New Jersey artists are "Capturing Nature" in the Morris Arts' latest exhibit, which will be on display until August and features textile work, along with oil, collage and other handmade media.


Related Topix: Morristown, NJ, Livingston, NJ, Painting, Arts

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Utopia or Bust

In a series of sharp and witty essays, novelist and Marxist thinker Benjamin Kunkel works his way through some of the left's most complex scholarship.


The Alternative Press

Artist Al Johnson Presents 'COSMOSIS' Exhibition at The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC

Acclaimed visual artist Al Johnson exhibits his latest mixed media paintings at the Herb and Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performance Arts Center .


Related Topix: Classical, The Artist, South Orange, NJ

Wed Apr 02, 2014

USA Today

In the kitchen with 'Sous Chef' author Michael Gibney

Michael Gibney, chef and author of "Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line," at work at Omar's bistro in the Village.


Related Topix: Greenwich Village (New York, NY), Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Entertainment

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Model D

Designing with Detroiters: DCDC turns 20

A few weeks ago, I found myself shuffling through another single digit morning towards Loranger Hall, the stately, red tile-roofed Italianate pile housing the School of Architecture at University of Detroit Mercy 's Livernois Campus.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, University of Detroit Mercy

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Huntington News

Diversity Symposium to feature children's and young adult literature

This year's Diversity Symposium at Marshall University, which will focus on children's and young adult literature, will feature a keynote presentation by illustrator and author Chris Soentpiet.


Related Topix: Marshall University, Virginia, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, University of Pittsburgh

Cool Hunting

SOLS: Using 3D-printing technology to make the much-avoided subject...

In an age of technology during which eye vision can be corrected in 10 minutes, prosthetic limbs are breaking ground in sensory feedback and computers can be controlled by brains, we're surprisingly lacking in the orthotics department-an area that's in high demand but hasn't seen much innovation for a long time.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Industrial Design (Product Design), Long-Island-City, NY

Paper Magazine

David's Note: 'It's Time to Hit the Brakes On Gentrification'

Recently Spike Lee went off on an epic rant about gentrification, shooting off a blitzkrieg of f-bombs in a speech he gave at Pratt Institute in honor of Black History Month.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Manhattan, NY

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Greenpoint Gazette

Continue Reading

Voting is set to commence Sunday on a second year of participatory budgeting proposals for District 33 under the leadership of Councilmember Stephen Levin.


Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Family, Kids

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Westport Now

Sculptor to be Honored at Playhouse on Sunday

Westport sculptor and arts educator Steffi Friedman will be honored Sunday by Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County at its Spring Gala at the Westport Country Playhouse.


Related Topix: Dance, Westport, CT, Playhouse, Fairfield County, CT, World News, Germany, Columbia University

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Women's Wear Daily

Pratt to Honor Stephen Burrows and Byron Lars

The designers will be given its Fashion Lifetime Achievement award and its Fashion Visionary Award, respectively, at the school's student runway show.


Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Discovered artwork of late SUNY Potsdam professor to be sold at auction on Sunday

When Eleanor E. Uffer died in a car accident in 2012 at the age of 74, she left behind a legacy of teaching.


Related Topix: Potsdam, NY, SUNY College at Potsdam

Fri Mar 21, 2014


Mitchell Silver to Head NYC's Department of Parks and Recreation

He might be an outsider to some New Yorkers, but Mitchell Silver is one of the most recognizable and respected planners in the country.


Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government