Arts: Cinema Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Act Now to Stream Award-Winning Short ‘Forgotten Voices Heard’

Congratulations to Kelly Hall-Tompkins from everyone on Team FF2!

Since March 31, 2021 — the night of the premiere at Carnegie Hall — Kelly’s short Face to Face: Forgotten Voices Heard has received 6 International Film Festival wins and 8 official selections. It will be available for streaming only through October 2nd, so be sure to watch it while you can!… read more.

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Arts: Applied Arts Interviews

Costume Industry Spotlight: Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing

For nearly 50 years, Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing has been renting authentic period clothing and accessories for film, television, and theater, providing an essential service to the entertainment industry. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Helen Uffner herself to talk about the company, how it came to be, and how the pandemic has affected business.
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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: Literary 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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