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Christina Lilian Turczyn Walkway Over the Hudson: A Dialogic Work of Art
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Alexandra Hanson-Harding International Print Show 2016
Fiction by Margaret Hermes Radical Surgery
Wendy Caster:
Ode to Anticipation
Ina Cole: Arshile Gorky’s Water of the Flowery Mill

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NEW: Dance: Dance as a Catalyst 3 at BAM
By Dawn Lille
Kyle Abraham
Pavement by Kyle Abraham.
 photo by Ian Douglas

These are worrisome, divided, and unsettling times for America and the world. Nationalism and hate are coming to the fore, empathy and humanity appear to be vanishing, and artists in this country are wondering if any art will survive the next few years. The Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) often jumps ahead with ideas and questions. Three noteworthy performances this fall season touched on these issues in different ways. (see essay)

NEW Art: Walkway Over the Hudson: A Dialogic Work of Art
By Christina Lilian Turczyn
Pete Seeger and friends on the walkway over the Hudson

When Christina Turczyn first hiked “the bridge,” Walkway over the Hudson that spans the Hudson River between Highland and Poughkeepsie in NY, she felt as though she was well above wave clouds, following a road where images echoed one another.. (see essay)

Pete Seeger and friends on the Walkway

NEW Music: Welcoming World Music to NYC with APAP and ISPA
By Justine Bayod Espoz

SsingSsing performs at globalFEST on Januay 8th

…The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) share a week early each year to hold their annual conference & marketplace and biannual congress respectively. Their efforts not only allow national and international managers, agents, producers and presenters the opportunity to network at a series of panels, sessions and social events, but their performing arts showcases bring a diverse selection of theatre, dance and music to the Big Apple. (see essay)

Art Review: International Print Fair 2016
By Alexandra Hanson-Harding
Picasso Woodcutprinted on fabric. Photo: Dorothy Cochran

"As a student of printmaking, says Alexandra Hanson-Harading, I was absolutely astonished by the incredible range of possibilities that different artists brought to paper. Printmaking is difficult, technical, and expensive. There are any number of ways it can go wrong and very few can get it right. I was in heavan at the International Print Fair. "
In a city crowded with a million possible things to do, it can be hard to take in all of them. I am going to be putting the International Print Fair on my list of “Must Do” annual events. (see essay)
Picasso Woodcutprinted on fabric. Photo: Dorothy Cochran

Art: Arshile Gorky
By Ina Cole
David Smith Star Cage

Water of the Flowery Mill (1944) is one of a series of landscape-inspired works Arshile Gorky produced during the last few years of his life. The painting’s subject is an old mill and bridge on the Housatonic River in Connecticut, near the artist’s hometown of Sherman, but it also reveals the artist’s nostalgia for Armenia;… (see essay)

Arshile Gorky, Water of the Flowery Mill (1944)

Speak Out: Ode to Anticipation
By Wendy Caster
Debbie Reynolds in Irene
Debbie Reynolds in Irene

When I was a teenager, my week revolved around the Sunday New York Times Arts and Leisure section, with its robust and exciting theatre section. On particularly good weeks, my parents would decide to drive on Saturday night to the store that got the Times early. That was a real treat.
I remember leafing through the paper in the store to make sure that every section was there. Well, maybe not all of them—I wouldn't have missed the business or auto section—but the big three: Arts & Leisure, Book Review, and the Magazine.(see essay)