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Centre-fuge Cycle 15, October 2014

Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 16 Artists

Last modified December 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

Herewith, a little color to brighten the day. The Centre-fuge public art project just announced its quarterly roster of artists set to decorate the mid-block trailer on East First Street. We’re now up to Cycle 16 in the ambitious endeavor, the final class of 2014. Rather than individual murals, fourteen of the twenty-two artists who […]

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Bowery Mission Hosting ‘LES Art Drive’ Auction and ‘Through My Lens’ Showcase of Photographs Shot by the Homeless

Posted December 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

Here’s a great way to help those in need and finish up that holiday shopping. This Sunday marks the first annual L.E.S. Art Drive, a silent auction to benefit the good works being done at the Bowery Mission. Neighborhood galleries (Sperone Westwater, Simon Preston Gallery and Gallery nine5), as well as artists with ties to the Lower East […]

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Dee Dee Ramone Exhibit Opens At Chelsea Hotel Today

Posted December 10, 2014 at 11:05 am

Hot on the heels of the Blondie 40th Anniversary exhibition comes another kickass display of rock’n’roll radness happening at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery (222 West 23rd Street) this month. The Dee Dee Ramone exhibit kicks off today (December 10) and will run through January 1. Fans can check out a host of art, writings, […]

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Educational Alliance To Reopen Community Art School at Manny Cantor Center

Posted December 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

After a two-year gut job and extensive renovation of its landmark building, the Educational Alliance is reopening its community art school at the Manny Cantor Center. The organization has been a leader in social services and programs throughout downtown, and with this reopening it continues the school’s near-century-old legacy of offering art classes to the community. “Thousands of people pass through our doors […]

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‘War Lesbian’ Musical Opens Tomorrow Night at Dixon Place

Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:40 am

A new musical is coming to Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street) this week. Opening tomorrow night (December 5), War Lesbian explores an Inuit myth of a woman whose family rejects her for being different. In turn, she battles personal wars of her own while making a few others along the way. Sifting through a fair […]

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Causey Contemporary Replaces the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery on Lower Orchard Street

Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

More churn to report down in the Orchard Street gallery district… The Stephan Stoyanov Gallery closed its showroom at 29 Orchard this past June without much warning to the neighborhood. We were told at the time that the eponymous owner – on the block since 2009 – had been struggling to stay afloat. Especially in light […]

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Artists Show off Handmade Action Figures at Con Artist Collective Exhibit

Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

For us, action figures played a major role during those so-called formative years. The collection – thanks to older brothers – included everything from Rowdy Roddy Piper and R2D2 to Cobra Commander and He-Man (no Kiss dolls, though). So, our excitement registered fairly high upon learning that Con Artist Collective would host an exhibition of […]

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And Here’s Another ‘T. Hanksgiving Day’ Greeting from Street Artist Hanksy

Posted November 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

Prolific downtown street artist Hanksy pasted a holiday greeting at his preferred spot on Orchard Street just north of Division. It’s another T. Hanksgiving Day message for the Lower East Side. Gobble gobble.

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Street Artist HOTTEA Says ‘UUGGHH’ to What’s Happening at 190 Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted November 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

Looks like even the graffiti artists have something to say about the state of affairs at 190 Bowery, a downtown landmark both in the preservation and street art circles. The hulking 18,000 square-foot property – known as the Germania Bank Building – was apparently sold back in September by photographer Jay Maisel. Yet there isn’t any […]

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Street Museum of Art Takes Over NYC Billboards

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:04 am

Taylor Swift may be welcoming you to NYC, but the Street Museum of Art is challenging you to rediscover the city, through one of the most prominent forms of urban self expression – street art. Their canvas is the most annoying of marketing methods: the billboard. Rare is the sight of an aesthetically pleasing advert hedging a […]

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