Arts: Visual Arts Features

Andrea Kantrowitz’s Drawings Invite You to Let Your Mind Wander

The way our minds process the world around us is very elusive. Thoughts can, at times, be all consuming, but they can also be extremely fickle. Sometimes, we make connections that are obvious, and other times we jump to conclusions that are incorrect (however right they may feel in the moment). So, how do we make sense of these invisible thoughts and learn about our unique perception of the world through them?… read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Features

Grace Athena Flott’s Paintings Reveal Beauty in Tragedy

Some artists chase beauty, and some pursue a deeper expression of their experience. Grace Athena Flott chose both: she uses her work as an act of healing through aesthetic beauty. She paints with a distinct, classical Renaissance style, developed by training at an art atelier in Seattle. The atelier style of teaching dates back to ancient Greece and Medieval Europe.read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

The Collaborative Effort Inherent in George Balanchine’s ‘Serenade‘

Serenade is Toni Bentley’s intelligent, expansive, and beautiful exploration of George Balanchine’s signature ballet.

FF2 Guest Post by Martha Anne Toll

I have been a balletomane since childhood and have read what I can on the subject. My debut novel, Three Muses, forthcoming in September, features a prima ballerina, Katya, as a main character.… read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Evolution, Revolution: NYSWA Celebrates Centennial in Harlem

At 106th Street and Lexington in East Harlem, a block already vibrant with murals and other public art projects, a simple handwritten sign leads into Taller Boricua. Taller Boricua is an art collective founded in 1969, which became incorporated as an arts nonprofit the following year. Today, the organization hosts a range of artistic programs including exhibitions, performances, workspaces and educational outreach.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

‘Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls’ Asks Even Bigger Questions

“It’s about damn time.”

That’s the first thought that came to mind after I watched the first episode of Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls on Amazon Prime. This binge-worthy reality series—which has been nominated for numerous Emmy nominations including in the Outstanding Competition Show category—follows a group of 13 aspiring plus-size dancers.… read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Features

Bisa Butler: In Her Massive Quilts, Look for the Details

Back in the spring of 2020 – during the height of COVID craziness – a friend told me I must see the show “Bisa Butler: Portraits” at the Katonah Museum of Art, so I went. I was a bit nervous about it, but fidgety and feeling cooped up, I traveled north from Manhattan to Westchester County (NY). That was the start of my infatuation with Bisa Butler’s extraordinary art.… read more.

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