Cultural Center Opens in Chelsea to Help Artists During the Pandemic

The pandemic has turned the lives of many artists in New York City upside down and has forced many to find steady employment. Now a performing arts space in Manhattan hopes to help. Chelsea Factory, a 14,000-square-foot cultural center on Manhattan’s West Side, announced Tuesday that it will offer performance and rehearsal space to artists …

Review: Young Concert Artists Are Back With An Amazing Pianist

since its establishment in 1961Young Concert Artists supported emerging musicians who won their annual competition, including presenting an enviable New York recital. But during the pandemic, these recitals were supposed to be virtual. On Thursday, the organization became the latest New York institution to continue in-person concerts whenever possible. Zhu WangThe 24-year-old Chinese pianist gave …

‘I Think We’re Cousins?’: ‘Are We Not So Proud’ Artists Make The Connection

As comments about his pedigree traits were flying around, Manuel was muttering into the microphone onstage as Ruffin, the original lead voice of “My Girl.” Griffin was not far away, playing his viola under the stage. When Manuel returned to the locker room, he saw a message from his mother: He had a cousin in …

‘I Think We’re Cousins?’: ‘Are We Not So Proud’ Artists Make The Connection

In the Broadway jukebox musical “Ain’t Too Proud,” which follows the rise of R&B band The Temptations, each night before the curtain falls, the actors spin in unison and get down on one knee as the lights rise to shine. 17-piece group of the show. After more than two hours of playing Motown classics, guitarists, …

‘He Raises the Bar for Me’: 4 Artists on Bob Thompson’s Influence

painter’s legacy Bob ThompsonHe died in 1966 at the age of 28, quite disproportionate to his short lifespan. Now a retrospective Colby College Art Museum In Waterville, Maine, until January 9, offers a stunning look at a Black painter who looks to the old masters for inspiration; His bold attitude towards art history is summed …

The Traumas and Talents of Some of History’s Greatest Female Artists

MIRROR AND PALLET Rebellion, Revolution and Resistance Five Hundred Years of Self-Portraits of Women by Jennifer Higgie “I’ve written quite a bit about art and artists, and I have a pretty deep envy of them,” novelist Rachel Cusk recently told an interviewer for The Paris Review. “Working outside of the language – seems like the …

Artists Bringing Activism to Gallery Spaces and Beyond

One of the more iconic ancestors of today’s data-driven activist art collectives, guerilla girlsEmerging in 1985 amid a disillusionment with the commercialization of art . Guerrilla Girls, who wore gorilla masks and used the names of deceased female artists as pseudonyms, targeted the public with posters and slogans that challenged the status quo, using the …

Get to Know Your Favorite Actors and Artists a Little Better

Those who read Union’s first book, “We Will Need More Wine,Know that the actor and activist is a brave, funny and irreverent storyteller. Whether she’s consulting a Hollywood shaman, constipated at an Atlanta strip club, or celebrating the birth of her long-awaited daughter, Kaavia, Union gets there again in this collection of stories from her …