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NEIGHBOURS: Passion From Medan brings Indonesian art in an exchange programme to strengthen ties

Colonial School District to make its mark with annual art show

As they planned 2014’s Colonial School District Art Show, organizers decided to emphasize how CSD’s art curriculum “allows students to use their artistic abilities, their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make their personal mark on the world.”

Colonial School District to host art show

The Colonial School District’s 2014 art show is set to open on Thursday, April 24, with an opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first floor of Colonial Elementary School, 230 Flourtown Road in Plymouth Meeting. The show, titled “Making my Mark,” will run through May 1.

How Jewish artists built Broadway

A US documentary asserts that the Broadway musical is almost an exclusively Jewish creation. But is it useful to look at art in this way? A US documentary shown in Britain last week advanced the fascinating – and potentially sensitive – argument that the Broadway musical is almost exclusively a Jewish creation. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy , a 90-minute film made by Michael Kantor for the ...

World record art sales as super-rich snap up Freuds, Koons, and Warhols

$142m spent on Bacon triptych represents just fraction of global demand for art sending avalanche of cash to auctions Half the world may still be racked by recession and austerity, but nobody told the art collectors. At two sales in New York, buyers have spent more than $1bn on postwar and contemporary paintings and sculptures, setting new world records for the most valuable work of art ever ...

Sutton Foster in 'Violet': EW stage review

Melissa Rose Bernardo: Broadway fave shows plucky charm in revival of folksy musical

Review: B'way's 'Violet' Shows Beauty in Its Score

Review: Broadway's 'Violet' starring Sutton Foster shows real beauty in its score

Art from ‘Dick and Jane’ series set for auction

BROOKLINE, N.H. — In the portrait, the little boy’s blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There’s a gap in ...

10 winners

There's a lot about Vegas you might not know -- and we don't just mean magic tricks, personal secrets or those holes in the desert you see in gangster movies.

Art Dealer Accused of Selling Millions in Fakes Busted

Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz is wanted in the US for fraud.

Art crawl to feature 25 artists, 20 businesses in Evansville

Evansville’s annual Art Crawl will feature 25 local artists at more than 20 Evansville businesses Friday night, according to a release. The 5th annual event is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Evansville. “Art enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this relaxed atmosphere and be pleasantly surprised by area artists’ high quality work and creativity. We are very fortunate to have such talented ...

Alain de Botton's guide to art as therapy

Can visual art offer solace, hope and reassurance as music can? The writer chooses the works that make him feel less alone It comes naturally to most of us to think of music as therapeutic. Almost all of us are, without training, DJs of our own souls, deft at selecting pieces of music that will enhance or alter our current moods for the better. Yet few of us would think of turning to the visual ...

Top British war artist launches assault on 'elite' Frieze art fair

Many established art world names never get a look-in at London art fair, claims official war artist John Keane The Frieze art fair , which opens for business next week, is a success story for its founders, for artists and for commercial galleries. But those artists and galleries who are consistently left out of the annual event complain it creates a chill wind for everyone else. John Keane , who ...

Artists sought for Tuxedo Community Art Show

TUXEDO — The Tuxedo Historical Society is seeking artists to exhibit their work at the Tuxedo Community Art Show.

Secret Art Stash Hidden In Council Vaults

Publicly owned works of art worth hundreds of millions of pounds are lying unseen in council vaults around the country, a Sky News investigation has revealed. One council said more than 90% had never been on public display. Respected art critic Rachel Campbell Johnston called on councils to sell pieces which rarely, if ever, go on show. Sky News asked 10 authorities from across England to reveal ...

Remember Him: Easter art show focuses on works that celebrate Jesus Christ (+photos)

Howard Lyon and Shari Lyon attend the 2014 Easter Art Show on Temple Square, with the theme "Lift Up Thine Eyes Unto...

Art Center College of Design students showcase their work

With annual graduation exhibit, designer Tim Flattery offers Art Center College of Design seniors a chance to impress top employers. Jonathan Lee stood by the large prints of Ein Liz, a female action figure he'd spent the better part of a year creating. The Art Center College of Design senior hoped his pieces would catch the eye of one of the hundreds of possible employers who would inspect ...

Art Center College of Design students showcase their work

With annual graduation exhibit, designer Tim Flattery offers Art Center College of Design seniors a chance to impress top employers. Jonathan Lee stood by the large prints of Ein Liz, a female action figure he'd spent the better part of a year creating. The Art Center College of Design senior hoped his pieces would catch the eye of one of the hundreds of possible employers who would inspect ...

Juan Gabriel released from Las Vegas hospital

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital.

Detroit considers alternative plans to save museum's artworks from auction

• Collection to be appraised by Christie's auction house • Managers are weighing art 'rental' or soliciting philanthropists

Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural

This April 1964 photo provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. shows a 20x20 foot mural depicting mug shots of the NYPD’s 13 most-wanted criminals by Andy Warhol, mounted on the curved facade of the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair in the Queens borough of New York. The fair celebrated “The World of Tomorrow,” but Warhol may have been ahead of his time. His monumental piece commissioned specifically for the fair was deemed too edgy for the family-friendly event and painted over just before opening day. Now, 50 years later, the work is the focus of a museum exhibition being staged on the very fairgrounds where the pop-art provocateur was infamously censored. (AP Photo/The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society) NEW YORK (AP) — Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time.


New owner shows off historic New Mexico hotel

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - It has stood forlorn and mostly empty alongside the railroad tracks in Las Vegas for decades - a throwback to when train travel opened up Southwest tourism and visitors needed places to rejuvenate mind and body, and fill their stomachs. The Castaneda Hotel, ...

Art: A look back at the art criticism of Edward J. Sozanski

Edward J. Sozanski, The Inquirer's art critic, who died Monday at 77, spent more than 30 years documenting Philadelphia's cultural transformation. His 6-foot-5 frame was easy to spot as he loped through the region's galleries and museums.

Christie's holds first art auction in India

Works by six Indian 'national treasures' among 83 lots in Mumbai auction, as Christie's tries to tap into growing market Christie's is holding its first art auction in India on Thursday, aiming to tap into the budding market for prestige purchasing among the country's fast-growing ranks of millionaires. The inaugural sale of 83 lots in Mumbai features paintings from the private collection of one ...

Las Vegas Monorail Carries 60 Millionth Passenger

LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Las Vegas Monorail Company transported its 60 millionth rider yesterday, with the lucky rider receiving a Las Vegas gift package including a weekend stay, souvenirs and tickets to iconic Las Vegas shows and attractions. Steve Riley from San Diego, CA had the good fortune to be the 60 millionth rider through the fare gates Thursday afternoon, while ...

Friends and Lovers Art Show returns Saturday to House of Rock, focusing on local underrepresented artists

Offering artists and art lovers an alternative to traditional gallery settings, the Friends and Lovers Art Show is scheduled for Saturday night at House of Rock.

History Museum’s Splash! art auction raised funds for the museum and contributing artists

Splash! art auction fundraiser helps Harbor History Museum and local artists.

10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas

Not many cities evoke as many instant associations as Las Vegas.

Art agenda: Art Monaco, Paris Photo Los Angeles

Among upcoming art exhibitions, art lovers and socialites descend upon Monaco for the principality's annual art fair, Paris Photo puts on its LA show, and China welcomes national and international works to Art Beijing.

Art agenda: Art Monaco, Paris Photo Los Angeles

Among upcoming art exhibitions, art lovers and socialites descend upon Monaco for the principality's annual art fair, Paris Photo puts on its LA show, and China welcomes national and international works to Art Beijing.

Strip Scribbles: The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel turns 5; Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman proclaimed today as “The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Day” to mark the fifth anniversary of the entertainment venue. The showroom opened April 17, 2009, with five sold-out shows over two opening weekends.

Revered maitre d’ enjoyed decades-long front seat to Las Vegas history

Emilio Muscelli, an Italian immigrant who worked 27 years as lead maitre d’ at five major Las Vegas resorts, becoming as popular with some customers as the legendary acts that graced the showroom stages, died Tuesday of pneumonia at a Las Vegas hospital. As a revered Las Vegas maitre d’, Muscelli seated thousands of locals and visitors at the Rat Pack’s performances at the Sands in the early ...

Spring student art show gallery at UW-Marinette

MARINETTE, Wis. - Artwork by students in Eric Carlson's spring art classes is on display at the University of Wisconsin-Marinette art gallery in the fine arts building.

The art of fashion

The NSCAD Wearable Art Show and Senior Fashion Show are getting a divorce—and it was a short-lived marriage, since they only merged last year. This year they are happening at different venues on different nights.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

April 17, 2014

So you want to see a show? Here's my list of recommended Broadway, off-Broadway, and out-of-town shows, updated weekly. In all cases, I gave these shows favorable reviews (if sometimes qualifiedly so) in The Wall Street Journal when they opened. For more information, click on the title.

Manuscript of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 set for London sale

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - An autograph manuscript score of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 that had been presumed lost for half a century will be sold at auction in May, Sotheby's said on Thursday. The pre-sale estimate for the manuscript of one of the most important compositions in the Russian romantic repertoire is between 1 million and 1.5 million pounds ($1.68-2.52 million), the auction house said in a press release. The manuscript of the symphony, which had its premiere in 1908 in St Petersburg with the composer conducting, had been on loan to the British Museum for the past 10 years from the Tabor Foundation, which is also a sponsor of the Leeds International Piano Competition. Sotheby's, in an emailed statement, would not comment on whether the manuscript was being placed for auction by the foundation, saying only it was being sold by "an anonymous consignor".

Fund 4 Design & Art Education Art Show & Silent Auction

Miami, Florida The Fund 4 Design & Art Education will hold its first Art Show and Silent Auction on Sunday, May 4th from 1:00 to 4:00. The event, which will be held at The Alper JCC is located at 11155 SW 112 Avenue Miami, Florida.

Artist in profile: TÃLÃ

TÃLÃ Producer and singer TÃLÃ was heard on the T.Williams track "On My Own," sparking interest for her first solo tracks. Those have come out in quick succession -- the more recent, "Serbia," came out this past week -- and she'll soon be releasing a debut EP of her eclectic electronica. What we know about TÃLÃ: she is a London-based producer of Iranian descent who grew up in the 90s to the sounds of classical music, hip hop, R&B and computer game soundtracks. She was first heard last year when she lent vocals to T.Williams's "On My Own." After recently signing to Aesop, she now has an EP on the way.


Nigerian museum 'X-rays' Anatsui at 70

Ghanian born renowned sculptor Professor El Anatsui To mark the 70th birthday of one of Africa's most accomplished living artists, a Lagos museum chose to focus on pretty much anything but El Anatsui's globally renowned work. Instead, three decades of payslips from the University of Nigeria, where Anatsui has taught since 1975, are collected in a binder that hangs by a string in the centre of the room. "The objective was to X-ray the man" whose massive influence on African art is impossible to quantify, said Jude Anogwih, a curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos, where "El Anatsui: Playing with Chance". That was the year Anatsui first began working with the twist-off tops of liquor bottles, which, at his barn-sized workshop in southeast Nigeria, he flattens and manipulates into vast, brilliant tapestries, several of which have sold for nearly $1 million (720,000 euros).


Art is not a justification for discrimination

It is not a justification for discrimination. Recently, The Week's Matt Lewis argued that photographers, being artists, should have the right to not work at same-sex weddings based on freedom of expression grounds. The argument, essentially, is that while bakers may be subject to anti-discrimination laws, and thus barred from refusing service to same-sex weddings, artists like photographers ...

Broadway shows bring big business to downtown Madison

With high profile performances including “The Book of Mormon,” the Blue Man Group, Bill Cosby and “Mama Mia” coming to the Overture Center in the ... The post Broadway shows bring big business to downtown Madison appeared first on The Badger Herald .

AAP takes art auction route to raise money

A handful of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sympathizers have helped the party mop up around Rs 18 lakh in just two days.

Penn & Teller remake the stage, and Las Vegas, in their own image

When Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller first landed in Las Vegas in the mid-1990s, most tourists flocked there for ironic reasons.

A gay artist will get his images on stamps in Finland

Finland's postal service will honor "Tom of Finland" with stamps taken from his work - homoerotic drawings of muscular men wearing tight, black leather uniforms, when they wear anything at all. The stamps, which will be issued in September, are based on the drawings of Touko Laaksonen, better known by the pseudonym "Tom of Finland," who split his time between Finland and California. "Tom of Finland is considered one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world," Finnish postal service Itella said in a statement issued this week regarding Laaksonen, who died in 1991. "His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion." Graphic artist Timo Berry, who designed the sheet of three stamps, said they portray a sensual life force and being proud of oneself.

London opens 'most beautiful' show of Matisse cut-outs

Henri Matisse, "The Horse, the Rider, and the Clown," 1943-4 London's Tate Modern will on Thursday open a blockbuster exhibition celebrating the cut-out works of French artist Henri Matisse, which made even Picasso jealous. Tate director Nicholas Serota boasts that the much-anticipated show, which brings together more than 100 works from around the world, "will be the most evocative and beautiful show that London has ever seen". "It's a show for the summer," said Times critic Rachel Campbell-Johnson, one of many British experts enchanted by the explosion of colours in the old power station. "Tate Modern is translated into a sunlit studio in the south of France," she wrote.


Get your hands on a portion of artist Pawel Althamer's latest project for free

"Draftsmen's Congress," Pawel Althamer, New Museum, New York Polish artist Paweł Althamer will give away sections of his latest artwork to the public during a one-day-only pop-up exhibition as part of his first US museum show, which wraps up later this month. Since the opening of "The Neighbors" at the New Museum in New York this February, Althamer has worked in partnership with a range of artists, friends and collaborators to create 16 new sculptures. The full exhibit came to an end this week, but together with the charitable organization The Bowery Mission, Althamer will present a free one-day exhibition of the new works created during the show on April 17. Since the early 1990s, Althamer has become predominantly known for the figurative sculptures he creates of himself, his family, and various other individuals within his community.


Mexican singer Juan Gabriel hospitalized in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia, postponing three California shows this week that were part of the top-selling artist's "Volver" tour.

Broadway Babies: Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco + More Stars On Broadway In 2014

Want to sit close enough to see Denzel spit? A guide to where you can find your favorite A-listers on the Great White Way this season.

Invaluable Joins Forces with China’s EpaiLive, Bringing Together the Two Largest Art and Auction Markets in the World

Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, today announced a new strategic partnership with EpaiLive, Asia’s leading online auction platform for antiques and art, bringing together the two largest markets for art and auctions in the world.

Concealed Revealed Art Auction slated for Friday

The 11th annual Concealed Revealed Art Auction will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Governor's Row House, 811 S.W. Buchanan Street. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.ywcatopeka.
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