Puccini’s “Trittico” turns 100!

The centenary of Puccini’s triptych (Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi) is celebrated at a one-day event with outstanding experts in the field, archival videos and photographs, and musical interludes. Open and free to the public, it will be held at NYU’s Casa Italian Zerilli-Marimò on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 1-4pm, followed by a reception. Featured speakers are Met archivist Peter Clark, Met radio commentator and staff writer William Berger, Puccini specialist and Boston Univ...
Tags: Art, Opportunities, Cornell, Nyu, Boston University, Puccini, Peter Clark, David Rosen, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Cori Ellison, Zerilli Marimò, William Berger Puccini, Deborah Burton Verdi, Santa Fe Opera Dramaturg, SUNY College at Buffalo

Pinky the pink eyed white bunny

Pinky  Oil on panel, 6" x 8,"  $255. I always wanted to paint one of these pink eyed white bunnies.  I had one named "Precious" growing up :)  [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa)

`A`ali`i, oil on canvas, 7"x5" "Daud-vis" ... or Dodvis, is the field code for Dodonaea viscosa (`a`ali`i), the first three letters of the genus and first three letters for the species. Botanists tend to speak in code because who has time to pronounce each syllable of a scientific name anyway?! For example, "Met-paul" for Metpol or Metrosideros polymorpha (`ōhi`a) ... "Sib-glah" for Cibgla or Cibotium glaucum (hapu`u), etc. So, if we ever meet and I happen to speak plant gibberish to you, r...
Tags: Art, Green, Hawaii, Red, Shrub, Plant, Blue, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Joan Y, Native, Dodonaea viscosa, Native Species, Drawing On Nature, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Joan Yoshioka, 7"x5

Food Fortunes - a foodie twist on tarot cards...

Food Fortunes - a foodie twist on tarot cards by Josh Lafayette. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Damien Hirst delivers controversy with giant uterus sculptures at Qatar hospital

Showpiece outside women’s healthcare centre culminates with 14-metre newborn which has previously raised eyebrowsHealth authorities at a hospital in Qatar are braced for an outcry after unveiling 14 giant bronze sculptures by British artist Damien Hirst that graphically chart the voyage from conception to birth.The vast open-air installation greets patients arriving at the $8bn (£6bn) Sidra medicine hospital and is the centrepiece of a modern art collection that officially opened this week in Do...
Tags: Art, Qatar, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Sculpture, Doha, Damien Hirst, Sidra

Coal Drops Yard: A Pair of Victorian London Warehouses Find New Life as a Retail Destination

London’s Coal Drops Yard has come a long way since the 1850s when, as its name suggests, it was purpose-built for receiving and storing coal delivered by rail from northern England. Having since been used for light industry, warehousing and a nightclub, the pair of Victorian viaducts had become derelict before they were abandonment in the 1990s.
Tags: Art, England, London, Victorian London Warehouses Find New Life

Met’s Leaders Move Ahead With Modern and Rockefeller Wings

Max Hollein and Daniel H. Weiss, in their first joint interview, on making a home for contemporary art and the wing devoted to Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
Tags: Art, News, Africa, Museums, Finances, Ny, Max, Rockefeller, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Weiss, Max Hollein, Hollein, Africa Oceania, Restoration and Renovation, Fifth Avenue (Manhattan, Daniel H

An Ancient Trojan City Is Unearthed In Greece

Before the discovery, the city of Tenea existed solely as a legend. “Tenea was built by the Trojans after the end of the Trojan War, according to the myth.”
Tags: Art, Greece, Visual, Tenea, 11.18.18

Skulls and bones with magnifying-glass-burned "tattoos"

Damien Noll sez, "My skulls and bones are all burned (like black line tattoo) using just a magnifying lens and sunshine." My latest work is solar pyrography on animal skulls and bones, boar, beaver, cat, cow, coyote, deer etc. Many of these skulls were processed by me from animals passed to me by local hunters in Southern France, Colorado, and Texas. In processing the animal skulls, one becomes intimate with these animals. I take them through the entire process, from life to death and b...
Tags: Art, Post, Happy Mutants, Texas, News, Sculptures, Bones, Skulls, Damien Noll, Southern France Colorado

The English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Says Ballet Is Changing With The MeToo Times

Tamara Rojo: “In the past, the ballet master was an almost godlike figure. You did what he said and there was no room for conversation. Certainly at the ENB, that’s not the case. We encourage dancers to have opinions, ask questions and contribute to the process. The work is good because it’s the work of everyone in the company.”
Tags: Art, Dance, Tamara Rojo, 11.18.18, MeToo Times

As Soft and as Pink as a Nursery -- 13 Really Sexist Musicals

In this moment in our cultural history, in which we're finally calling out expressions of sexism, racism, and other bias, it's worth looking closer at the shows we produce. Maybe the Era of Trump has made it necessary.A while back, I wrote a blog post about musicals that are much darker than most people think. Now we're having debates about problematic content in older musicals, and whether or not some older shows should be largely retired.Sometimes people tell me -- apologetically, but not rea...
Tags: Musicals, Sexism, Theatre, America, Broadway, Adelaide, Alps, Theater, Annie, Jfk, Pink, Kate, Shakespeare, Times, Pacific, Andrew Lloyd Webber

You Thought The John Williams And Star Wars Marriage Was Over? Think Again

Disney is never going to let him go. (He wrote the score for the new theme park. Did you know theme parks had scores? Well, they do.)
Tags: Art, Music, Disney, John Williams, 11.17.18

Glenn Lowry Will Continue As Director At MoMA Through 2025

Wait, what? Lowry was expected to retire after the new extension opened next year. And: “The extension comes as a surprise, since MoMA had long had a policy that ‘chief curators and other senior managers’ should retire at 65. In a 2014 interview with The New York Times, Mr. Lowry said he planned to respect the rule. ‘We have a policy of senior staff at this institution retiring at or around 65, and I don’t intend to break that policy,’ he said. ‘I’ll do my best between now and then.'”
Tags: Art, New York Times, Lowry, Visual, Moma, Glenn Lowry, 11.16.18

Coven sings ‘Bread and Roses’ at the English Folk Expo

The supergroup Coven creates a surprise on the folk music scene in England.
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What Will Michael B. Jordan Do Next?

The man who made the villain in Black Panther deeply attractive and is now starring in Rocky sequel Creed II isn’t exactly resting on his laurels. “‘I thought once I got enough money to buy a house and a car that I would be happy,’ Jordan said. ‘But why do I still feel unsatisfied? Why am I so hungry?'”
Tags: Art, People, Jordan, 11.16.18

Wooden Swimming Pool

Cartoon swimming pool made out of waterproof ceramic tiles digitally printed to look like painted wood. Wooden Swimming Pool – “Living With Art” installation by Richard Woods. Also check out: Fake Swimming Pools
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Richard Woods

John Bluthal, Actor Of ‘Pink Panther’ And ‘Vicar Of Dibley’ Fame, Has Died At 89

The actor was born in Poland but immigrated to Australia when he was 9 years old, and became a star in Australia, the UK, and the US.
Tags: Art, UK, Australia, People, Poland, Dibley, 11.18.18, John Bluthal

Quilled Literary Paper Jewelry by Mandie Shelton

If you have a favorite book and a love of paper jewelry, I think you'll be interested to hear about Mandie Shelton of Artsy Heartsy Boutique. She coils paper strips trimmed from the pages of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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Opera Often Needs Choreographers, Not Just For Opera Ballets But For The Principals And Chorus

That’s not without its challenges: “Directing singers is a very particular art: Try to make them move too precisely to the music, and some of them look like unmotivated marionettes, the more so if they have to share the stage with dancers.”
Tags: Art, Dance, 11.16.18

Identification, Please

Read any “quantifying” study of success in the arts with a skeptical eye.
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 11.16.18

As Rumors Swirl About Its Future, Life In Ireland’s National Symphony Goes On

The RTÉ’s first violinist: “In music you’re striving to be the best you can be, so you expect everyone around, the system, to be striving for that as well. That’s been letting us down. … Hopefully going forward there’ll be a bit more positivity.”
Tags: Art, Music, Ireland, 11.17.18

A Playful Way to Start The Day

This playful looking character is the Wake-Up Bear by MUID. It’s both a digital alarm clock and subtle mood light that is wrapped up within the characterful form of a bear!Located on the bear’s, rather plump, stomach is a digital display that presents the current time and alarm; these are controlled by the six intuitive buttons that are positioned on the underside of the device. The bear is made of a soft silica gel that is squidgy to the touch. When squeezed, a light is emitted through the tr...
Tags: Design, Lighting, Product Design, MUID

FilmStruck Is (Almost) Dead; Long Live The New Criterion Collection Channel

OK, FilmStruck will soon be no more, and everyone who loves movies is pretty angry about that. But the Criterion Channel has decided – probably because of thousands of tweets, right? or the more than 50,000 people who signed a petition – to launch its own streaming service in the spring. “Like FilmStruck, Criterion Channel will have its own supplemental programming for movie buffs, featuring cinema luminaries and behind-the-scenes footage.”
Tags: Art, Media, 11.16.18, FilmStruck Criterion Channel

A Street Artist Who Bought A Banksy Plans To Whitewash It To Protest The Commodification Of Street Art

Ron English: “We’re tired of people stealing our stuff off the streets and reselling it, so I’m just going to buy everything I can get my hands on and whitewash it. … I’m going to paint over it and just include it in one of the walls in my house.”
Tags: Art, Visual, Ron English, 11.18.18

New York – Peter Halley: “Unseen Paintings: 1997 – 2002, From the Collection of Gian Enzo Sperone” at Sperone Westwater Through December 22nd, 2019

Peter Halley, Unseen Paintings (Installation View), via Sophie Kitching for Art Observed During the years 1992 to 2002, Peter Halley’s paintings were rarely seen in New York City — during that entire ten-year span there was only one exhibition of his paintings in the city. The artist, whose body of work helped to define a […]
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Sophie Kitching, Peter Halley, Sperone Westwater

Pining For An Age Of Reason? (And When Was That?)

If we are to heal the divides of the contemporary historical moment, we should give away the fiction that reason alone has ever held the day. The present warrants criticism, but it will do no good if it’s based on a myth about some glorious, dispassionate past that never was.
Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.16.18

Bringing Independence Back to Sufferers of Parkinson’s!

ALBERT is an ideal companion for individuals with Parkinson’s disease as well as their loved ones. The design harnesses the power of haptic feedback in order to prevent a problem known as FOG (Freezing of Gait) in which the individual becomes stuck and immobile for no apparent reason.One interesting trick that sufferers have learned is to create a type of rhythm (whether it’s haptic, visual or sound) to bypass FOG and continue moving. For reasons that remain unclear, it helps users regain motion...
Tags: Design, Technology, Medical, Product Design, Albert, Parkinson, Parkinsons, MIIO Studio, Miio

A Playwright Who Keeps The Wolves At Bay With Instagram Glamour (And Hard Work)

Patricia Ione Lloyd is acutely aware both of image and of the limits of what image can do in a world that’s not as kind as it should be to queer women of color. “The stories that people tell themselves about black women or black queer women or poor women, those are myths, but people still hold onto them. I’m really trying to tell myself different stories about myself that can help me move through the world in a more powerful way.”
Tags: Art, Theatre, 11.16.18, Patricia Ione Lloyd

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