Santiago Loza is at his most comfortable writing monologues, and the first three plays I saw were in some ways so similar as to be predictable: a 50-minute monologue spoken by a woman to whom life has been somehow unfriendly. But also happily predictable was the way in which these characters’ different voices were unusual, strange and beautiful and very very funny.
NEW YORK CITY | La Mama e.t.c and Kinding Sindaw are presenting a #HaiyanRelief fundraising benefit. I will serve as the host. The event will benefit the victims of Haiyan/Yolanda. All proceeds will go to NAFCONUSA #HaiyanRelief fund# nafconusa.org NAFCON is a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the United States serving …
Proceeds will go to International Rescue Committee (rescue.org)
TOPAZ ARTS and Bliss on Bliss Art Projects are collaborating for this benefit to raise funds for Philippine disaster relief on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, 3-6pm. They gathered artists for a benefit to raise funds for relief efforts. Come for performances, purchase artwork, food, drink and bliss out at Topaz for a good cause!
I would like to invite you to the Philippine Consulate General of New York’s 150th anniversary of the birth of Andres Bonifacio on Tuesday November 26 at 6:30 pm. The evening is also a Friends of FilCom fundraiser to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in central Philippines. FilCom stands for the Filipino American Communities of the Northeast. Donations to the fundraiser will go to the Philippine Jesuit Foundation.
As someone who has received tons of emails announcing their own typhoon relief efforts, I’d like to call attention to two benefits in Brooklyn for which I voice my whole-hearted support.
Grants will be awarded to projects that involve arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to have a transformative impact on community vibrancy. Applications are encouraged from all 50 states and any U.S. territory.
Painter Philip Smith works the canvas like a physicist’s blackboard. Using found imagery, he can postulate new image formulations and equations. The paintings in this Philip Smith: Sign Language, on view at New York’s Jason McCoy Gallery starting November 17, are characterized by slightly visible erased imagery. The effect is akin to memory and ghost-like.
Alfonso Ossorio is a central figure of postwar American art, but he has been virtually absent from standard art history texts. Some people have claimed that Ossorio was just imitating Jackson Pollock. This exhibition shows that Ossorio had his own unique “wax-resist” painting technique that really no one else had used. He forged his own wild assemblages that he called “congregations.” It’s time to re-draft the history of postwar American art.
According to the Alliance’s website, the Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts “recognizes and encourages Asian American individuals who demonstrate a commitment to outstanding service, advocacy and leadership — and whose active participation in or for the arts has made a considerable impact.”
Video recording of “State of Out Youth: A Town Hall, a panel discussion with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and ally youth from across the country about the most pressing issues facing them today. PLUS.. A personal comment: Who gives a damn about the rest of us who are not considered the youth anymore but have been abandoned and left behind?
Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. In January 2014, Iyer will join the Harvard University Department of Music as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts. Meanwhile Iyer will be honored at the Asian American Arts Alliance’s 31st Anniversary Gala Benefit, which will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2022 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at TriBeCa Rooftop.
Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) links a diverse array of ensembles and practitioners to one another and the performing arts field, encouraging collaborations and knowledge building and dissemination. NET/TEN Travel Grants support activities to initiate new relationships or further develop existing relationships.
Actor Jennifer Lewis was asked what advice she would give to aspiring actors working to get into the business. Lewis gave a great kick-the-butt speech, straight from the heart, that is actually amazing advice for anyone pursuing any profession. Click here to see the video:
The works in The Future That Was exhibitions in New York and Manila are reflections upon the structures and ideas that produce, frame and promote art and design. Philippine artist Patricia Perez Eustaquio weaves an open-ended narrative that examines notions of innovation and novelty, timeliness and timelessness, particularly as they relate to the language of design and fashion. She is interested in how material, fabrication, and intention combine to form an object that then takes on a life of its own.
Ashley Bickerton (b. 1959, Barbados, West Indies) graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 1982 and continued his education in the Independent Studies Program (ISP) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. A seminal figure in the East Village scene of the 1980s, Bickerton has been associated with the “Neo-Geo” approach to art making.
The Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early career African-American artist working in the areas of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or new genres. The 2012 prize winner was Clifford Owens. Deborah Grant won in 2011. Karyn Olivier won in 2010. Sanford Biggers won in 2009.
In October 2012, I was invited to be a guest on “Pia Lindström Presents” She asked me to speak about politics, the arts and world theater. She also asked me personal questions.
The 2012-2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner will be awarded $25,000, and will also receive a signed print by the artist Willem de Kooning. Each of the additional Finalists will receive $2,500.
Co-curated by Nicholas Cohn Art Projects and Amy Kisch of AKArt, the exhibit brings together performance-art happenings, video, photography and site-specific installations by an internationally renowned selection of artists. There will be a reception from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the performance by Jaeeun Lee beginning at 8:30pm.