Tag Archives: Art

Pomona Cultural Center Presents Multimedia Arts Exhibition

Pomona, N.Y.  The Pomona Cultural Center is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 Art Exhibition, CURVES, a selection of multimedia works by Barbara Galazzo, Carla Goldberg and Ricardo Fuentes. The exhibition embodies an abstract expression for each artist’s imagination and depicts their love, beauty, and artistic vision, through the various styles, use of color, texture, shape, material, and medium.  Creations [...]

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Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a [...]

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Possibility of Museum on NYC’s ‘New’ Roosevelt Island

New York, N.Y.  Not often does an important new museum open in New York City. One is possible now because the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant is about to be decommissioned. This plant supplies energy to the two long-term care hospitals on Roosevelt Island, one of which will combine with the other as the new $2 [...]

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The I Am Afghanistan Exhibition at Rogue Space | Chelsea NYC

New York, N.Y.  Children from one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in Afghanistan will exhibit their artworks for the first time Oct. 3-6 at Rogue Space | Chelsea in New York. The children are Hazara, an ancient clan with historic ties to the Mongolian empire of Genghis Khan, who are now fighting for survival amid the current [...]

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In NYC, Fountain Gallery Presents Into Central Park

New York, N.Y.  Fountain Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists with mental illness, announces the solo exhibition Into Central Park: Photographs by Leonard Aschenbrand, which will open with a Reception on September 12, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m., and continue through October 30. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm. “As I [...]

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Fountain Gallery Raises Funds, Boosts Artists with Mental Illness

New York, N.Y.   It was raining. Torrents. But the atmosphere was anything but damp at a recent fundraising wingding where I joined in a high-spirited soiree featuring an extravaganza of original artworks for auction by more than forty artists of Fountain Gallery, the premier venue in New York City representing artists with mental illness. [...]

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Communist Comedy of Manners in Upper East Side Art Salon

New York, N.Y.  I have several token conservative friends and acquaintances just to prove to myself that I am indeed liberal.  One of them is a former New York Post writer named Doug Dechert.  Doug inherited his views – and his wit – from his father William John Dechert, an industrialist I understand helped build [...]

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Fountain House Symposium Honors Author Andrew Solomon

New York, N.Y.  New York City has an annual event that educates the public on mental health that I believe is the finest in America. This symposium – and luncheon – is hosted by Fountain House each spring at The Pierre. This year, the event’s tenth, the topic was “Mental Illness and the Family: Relationships, Resilience, Recovery. The [...]

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