Monthly Archives: March 2013

New York Fashion Meets Santa Cruz Art

A Santa Cruz, California skateboard artist made an upsetting discovery last week: a New York fashion line has been using suspiciously similar designs in its newest clothing line. Jimbo Phillips is 43 years old and has been creating skateboard art … Continue reading

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Ashes and Crystal Meth in Art

New York artist Zefrey Throwell opened a new exhibit last week with a unique medium for the art: ashes and crystal meth. The art is a memorial for his father, Douglas Throwell, who overdosed on crystal meth seven years ago. … Continue reading

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The Apollo Theater

By T-Boye Doe, Contributing Writer T-Boye Doe is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC.  T-Boye Doe is a thirty-something year old independent film-maker from Brooklyn, New York, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his … Continue reading

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MoMA PS1 Presents Environmental Expo

MoMA PS1 is working on a new exhibit, “EXPO 1: New York.” The new exhibit will be taking over PS1 for the next six months and is being organized by Klaus Biesenbach, who is also the chief curator for MoMA. … Continue reading

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The Lost Murals of Williamsburg

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his introductory post here. Long-Term … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest

It’s been forty years since the Endangered Species Act was first introduced to protect fragile wildlife in the United States. Eight years ago, the United States Senate created Endangered Species Day in an effort to help educate the public on … Continue reading

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Outdoor Pianos Coming to NYC Streets

With the warm weather this year will come an artistic addition to New York streets: outdoor pianos. Eighty-eight pianos fixed up by the group, Sing for Hope Pianos, will be given to artists and school children to decorate and design … Continue reading

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Not All Art Goes for Millions

If the only insight we normal folk had into the art world was the headlines made by large auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s, we’d write art off as a piece of culture lost to all but the very rich. … Continue reading

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History of the Apollo Theater

The Apollo has perhaps had the greatest influence on pop culture in our country as compared to other entertainment venues. “For blacks it was the most important cultural institution—not just the greatest black theatre, but a special place to come … Continue reading

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