Friday, May 10, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
|Grand Central: Inside/Outside, 2012, mixed media|
|Exquisite Colossus, 2012|
"Ayhens hones in on the architectural details from above to create a swirling, bold tapestry of color that conveys the reflection of life both inside and outside Grand Central Terminal. She uses the constellations as the sky above the terminal, freeing them from their earthly architecture. Also, keep a look out for her poster … coming to a subway near you!"
Sunday, May 5, 2013
"What can a 14th century fresco tell us about contemporary politics?
More than you think."
On April 17, Esther Podemski's documentary, The Peasant and the Priest, screened at Anthology Film Archives' Courthouse Theater as part of the New Filmmakers Festival in New York City.
The Peasant and the Priest is the story of two Italian men in their eighties whose ways of life have survived from medieval Italy to the present. One is a sharecropper, and one is a priest. Each try to contribute to a world that moves relentlessly and carelessly forward.
The point of departure for exploring the two parallel lives is a 14th century fresco, The Allegory of Good and Bad Government, by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, shown above.
To read more and see a clip of the film, click here
Saturday, May 4, 2013
If you missed the big band performance of Music of the Spheres by award-winning composer Diane Moser on April 10 — be sure to put Saturday, May 11, on your calendar. That's when The Birdsong Project Trio, featuring Diane Moser on piano, Ken Filiano on bass, and Anton Denner on flute, will perform Diane's compositions based on the natural soundscape of robins, sparrows and chikadees.
The concert takes place at 8pm at the Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
|Diane Moser's Composers Big Band|
performed her composition Music of the Spheres
on April 10 at the Meadowlands Environmental Center