Zoom webinar. When: Jul 23, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Art on Art with Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya
Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya are a Colombian-born and Japanese-born multidisciplinary artist duo based in New York City. Their collaborative works manifest as live installations, performances, and sculptures that are presented in theaters, museums, galleries, and public spaces. Alongside their performative work, Ximena and Shige also invest their energy in critical research, printed and digital publications, and community projects. As of 2020, together and individually, they have created 24 performances for the stage; 9 installation performances for galleries; 6 series of photographs, 4 series of drawings; and 12 series of video installations.
When: Jul 16, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Art on Art with Naomi Teppich
Naomi Teppich looks at plants, shells, sea creatures, fungi, bark, and cacti which inspire her art. She builds small to medium-sized ceramic mixed-media sculptures, and also large public ferro-cement sculptures. Her materials are combinations of soft and hard organic substances and she considers herself an environmental artist. This window exhibition “Bark Park” include her new bark wall pieces and fungi sculptures. Teppich often hikes in the Catskills and picks up bark fragments to look at.
She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and received her BA from Brooklyn College where she was a fine arts major. Her welding skills were developed at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and she later carved stone. She studied ceramics at Parsons School of Design in 1995 and taught ceramics and sculpture in New York City for many years. She currently lives and works in Damascus, Pennsylvania where she has a sculpture and ceramics studio. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions as well as outdoor sculpture venues. Teppich won two Puffin Foundation grants in 2009 and 2015. Her indoor sculptures are also being displayed this July in a virtual exhibition at Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY.
Topic: Art on Art: Mimi McGurl Time: Jun 30, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
MIMI McGURL is a freelance director, dramaturg, and landscape gardener in the Catskills. She has collaborated with the Farm Arts Collective on Shakespeare on the Farm, with NACL on Courage, The Weather Project, Shakespeare’s Will, and The Lost Book of Lakewood House in director, dramaturg, and/or assistant director capacities. She has also served as dramaturg for LAVA, and directed plays at the Catskill Art Society (CAS), the Liberty Free Theatre, the WOW Cafe Theatre, 13th Street Rep, Chashama, the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Theatre Rhinoceros, and Highways. She has been adjunct faculty at NYU, ACT’s MFA program, Mills College, and at the University of California, Irvine where she received her MFA. Mimi has a PhD from Stanford University in Performance Studies but absolutely no formal training as a gardener. Just 15+ years of doing it with and for really great gardeners and their friends (and friends of friends) for cash.
Topic: Art on Art with DJ Tikka Masala Time: Jun 23, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
DJ Tikka Masala is a Brooklyn-based DJ, producer, and artist, originally from Kolkata, India, and raised mostly in Princeton, New Jersey. She is resident DJ at the historical Henrietta Hudson, the oldest lesbian bar in the country, where she has been throwing a Thursday night party called Homotown, since 2014. This event was listed on the New York Times roundup of the hottest parties for queer women, in their Pride 50 issue, and draws a diverse local audience of queer womxn from the 5 boroughs and beyond.
Prior to this West Village residency, she threw several well-attended regular, events in Brooklyn including That’s My Jam, and Miss Thang (2007-2012). Tikka’s family in India, Pakrashi Harmonium, have been building harmoniums and other indian classical instruments, since 1923 and she grew up studying Indian Vocal classical music, prior to becoming a New York City nightlife fixture. She has DJ-ed all over the world, including DJ-ed the Obama White House in 2010.
In 2011 she started producing and composing music for the Obie and Bessie award winning geology-inspired feminist acrobatic company, LAVA Brooklyn. Since 2018 Tikka has been on the New York City’s Mayor’s Office’s Nightlife Advisory Board, which interfaces between the worlds of nightlife and public policy.
During the day Tikka is the communications department for The Audre Lorde Project, a movement organizing and education center for Queer People of Color, serving the 5 boroughs, and inspiring the world to center the needs and voices of marginalized communities by catalyzing social change.
Topic: Art on Art with Sarah East Johnson Time: Jun 16, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Sarah East Johnson is the founder and artistic director of LAVA. Founded in 2000, LAVA’s feminist acrobatic dance has become known for an explosive choreographic language that pushes the accepted boundaries of dance while embodying empowerment, harmony, and balance. The OBIE and Bessie award-winning 13-member company works collaboratively to create original productions that they perform throughout NYC and the U.S. Johnson is also a member of CryTheMoon, a 3-person music and dance band based in Callicoon, NY. She is grateful for her time working for many years with Circus Amok and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir. Her most recent collaboration was with Taylor Mac and Niegel Smith as choreographer and movement director of The Fre at The Flea Theater. (Photo Credits: Me by Betty Zapata, LAVA by Rob Amsler)
Topic: Art on Art with David Driver Time: Jun 3, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
LuxRd. at The Paper Caves | “THE CHAUFFEUR”
LuxRd. (Butzi, Driver, and special guest LaGrange) have collaborated with internationally-recognized artist Samuelle Green, using her brilliant PAPER CAVES installation as the setting and inspiration for their re-imagination of Duran Duran’s THE CHAUFFEUR.
Why? When LuxRd. saw The Paper Caves, they were momentarily reminded of the opening scenes of Roger Vadim’s topnotch sci-fi fantasy film BARBARELLA – a film from which world-dominating pop icons Duran Duran borrowed their name (Durand Durand, a futuristic angel).
And “The Chauffeur” is one of the best songs ever written. So, why on earth did they not think to cover it before? Because they needed the divine inspiration of Green’s Paper Caves to reveal their truth.
DAVID DRIVER is an American singer, performer, songwriter, and video artist. Driver recently starred in the world premiere of Heidi Rodewald and Donna DiNovelli’s The Good Swimmer at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2018 Next Wave Festival. Songs From The Stonewall Jukebox, his tribute to the Stonewall uprising featuring music that was on the bar’s actual jukebox during those events, premiered at NYC’s Symphony Space in June of this 2019. Recorded work includes Meow Goalie For The Other Team, Roy Nathanson Fire at Keaton’s Bar & Grill, Driver Quartet Night Time, Phillips&Driver Togetherness, and LuxRd.-Get Your Fucking Hope Back.
MIMI McGURL is a freelance director, dramaturg, and landscape gardener in the Catskills. She has collaborated with the Farm Arts Collective on Shakespeare on the Farm, with NACL on Courage, The Weather Project, Shakespeare’s Will, and The Lost Book of Lakewood House in director, dramaturg, and/or assistant director capacities. She has also served as dramaturg for LAVA, and directed plays at the Catskill Art Space (CAS), the Liberty Free Theatre, the WOW Cafe Theatre, 13th Street Rep, Chashama, the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Theatre Rhinoceros, and Highways. She has been adjunct faculty at NYU, ACT’s MFA program, Mills College, and at the University of California, Irvine where she received her MFA. Mimi has a PhD from Stanford University in Performance Studies but absolutely no formal training as a gardener. Just 15+ years of doing it with and for really great gardeners and their friends (and friends of friends) for cash.
LuxRd. : David Driver & Peter Kiesewalter with Whitney La Grange
The Paper Caves by Samuelle Green / at Basin&Main / Honesdale PA
Camera : Ana Catalá with Connor Simon & Michael Visci
Edit : Paulo Araujo & Ana Catalá & Connor Simon
Wardrobe : Karen Flood
Wings : Samuelle Green
Screensaver Imagery : Büro Destruct Designer / burodestruct.net
Arrangement by Peter Kiesewalter
Written by Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon LeBon
Roger is a licensed, LEED-accredited architect. He practices in the greater New York City area, holds a Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union (1990) and has been working in the field for over 30 years.
Topic: Art on Art with Roger Broome Time: Jun 4, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
David Driver will interview Architect Roger Broome.
I was born in 1967 in New York City. My interest in architecture has been continuous, uninterrupted and is the lens through which I perceive the world. Perhaps my earliest influence was Montessori school, which inspired a love of order and sensuous materials. My family moved to Boston in the early 1970s and, through the dramatic recent developments in that city, I was able to experience first-hand the way that modern architecture could transform a place.
I knew I wanted to be an architect. I was fortunate to be accepted at The Cooper Union in Manhattan, an all-scholarship program which had a revered and dynamic course of study.
I established my own practice in 2015 including residential, commercial and institutional projects. Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg use my services for all of their functions. In addition to my professional work, I curated the exhibition Nivola in New York : Figure in Field, that explored the work of Costantino Nivola, an artist who worked with many important architects, and authored a field guide to his public works in NYC.
I discovered ceramics in my late 20s and continue to work in clay. This craft has allowed me to explore a new type of architecture, one that is made of a single material and must conform to the strict limits of the medium.
In the year 2000, my partner and I acquired a farmstead in Bethel, NY, in the western Catskills. I have worked on it continuously ever since, slowly infusing the house with my own ideas, surrounding it with accessory structures and enhancing the landscape features to create a compound-like whole. It has allowed me to experiment with all kinds of solutions to building problems and the challenge of making a home.
Topic: Art on Art with Jonathan Fox Time: May 21, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Jonathan Charles Fox lives in Sullivan County, where he spends his time snapping photographs and writing about the world of Arts & Leisure for the award-winning River Reporter newspaper. His weekly column- “In My Humble Opinion” is a staple in the Upper Delaware river region and his followers also tune in weekly to hear about Jonathan’s adventures with his trusty companion, Dharma the Wonder Dog, on Thunder 102 radio.
For many years, Jonathan worked as a professional actor on stage and screen and his storied career eventually led him to the Catskills, which he now calls home. Fox’s work has appeared in Green Door Magazine, Our Country Home, The Jewish Journal, Music Row Magazine, The Milford Journal and Upper Delaware Magazine, to name just a few. When he is not writing about and photographing stars like Tony Bennett, James Taylor, Brad Paisley or Lady Gaga, Jonathan can be seen following his bliss and taking photographs of the flora and fauna that make up the beautiful landscapes of the Upper Delaware River region.
TANNIS KOWALCHUK is Artistic Director of Farm Arts Collective, theatre artist, flower farmer, and co-owner of Willow Wisp Organic Farm. Tannis has directed and performed in over 30 original theatre productions in the US and Canada. Current projects include directing Farm Arts Collective’s 2020 production, Dream on the Farm, a live cooking show and online series Stone Soup Cooking Class (writer/performer), Shakespeare on the Farm (director/performer). Prior to starting Farm Arts Collective, she was a founding co-artistic director of NACL Theatre with whom she created The Weather Project and Courage. Awards: Women and the Arts and Media Collaboration Award 2019.
Topic: Art on Art: Discussion with Tessa Hughes-Freeland Time: May 19, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Tessa Hughes-Freeland works in a variety of formats and mediums, and her films have been shown in diverse venues, ranging from internationally prominent museums to seedy bars in gritty neighborhoods. Her work is best described as “confrontational, transgressive, provocative and poetic”. Her films have screened internationally in North America, Europe and Australia and in prominent museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York,[ and the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin. In 2018 a program of her films was included in the “No–Wave, Transgression” Film Series at MoMA.
In October 2019 she had a solo exhibition at Howl Happening in New York City and in January 2020 was the featured artist for “Body as Playground: Body as Battleground” exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. Where she held workshops and participated in panel discussions at the Gothenburg International Film Festival as well as being included in the Rotterdam international Film Festival. Five of her films were recently included in an exhibition touring museums in Asia starting in Seoul, S.Korea.
Hughes-Freeland has been a juror for several festivals, and has programmed extensively, most recently for “Punk Lust: Radical Provocation 1971-85“at The Museum of Sex. She was also President of the Board of directors for the New York Film-makers Co-operative for several years.
Hayley is a writer, storyteller, podcast producer and documentary filmmaker. She directs and produces the TMI Project Podcast, a storytelling podcast about the “TMI” parts of ourselves we usually leave out because we’re too ashamed or embarrassed. She produced the documentary film Hidden Battles directed by Victoria Mills about the psychological effects of killing on soldiers. She also produced and broadcast edited Naturally Obsessed: the Making of a Scientist, a documentary about laboratory research by Richard and Carole Rifkind. Naturally Obsessed premiered on WNYC/Thirteen and is distributed by PBS International. Most recently she produced J.L. Sert: A Nomadic Dream, a Spanish/U.S. co-production directed by Pablo Bujosa. Her installations and experimental films: Move, Coleslaw Wrestling and Boar Hog, exploring multi-generational Florida folk culture, have shown at underground film festivals including NY, Chicago and SF, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Miami and Art Basel. Her angst-filled teen journal was included in Mortified: Real Words, Real People, Real Pathetic, published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment.