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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Waacking, Eating, Tweeting, Painting

by Michael Anthony Farley and Rea McNamara on August 10, 2015
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This week, work up a sweat learning the art of “waacking” at Otion Front Studio from dancer Coco Motion. Then, reward yourself with dinner and a movie at Postmasters Gallery. Are you the kind of person who Instagrams your food? If so, you might learn a little something about social media and our capacity for connection from AFC friend Molly Soda. Her show SAME opens Thursday night at Stream.

But really, the weekend is all about painting, painting, painting. It kicks off Friday night with paintings on cardboard and paintings of plastic at Trestle Gallery. From a Conor Backman solo show upstate to an all-painting exhibition of 50 artists in Bed-Stuy, there’s painting everywhere on Saturday. There’s so much paint happening, cans of it are starting to bulge out of canvases.

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Highlights from the Creative Capital Retreat: Part One

by Paddy Johnson on August 7, 2015
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The Creative Capital Retreat took place two weeks ago now, and I’m still thinking about it. Nearly every year the organization invites grantees from their latest grant cycles to give seven minute presentations on what they have or will do to a room full of professionals. This year, though, was more emotional than usual. Ruby Lerner, Creative Capital’s Founding President and Executive Director announced she would be retiring earlier in the year, and it’s her vision and guidance that has helped make Creative Capital so unique. With the help of the Warhol Foundation, a strong board and staff, and a robust philanthropic community, the granting agency has done more to help artists than almost any other I know. It’s not just that artists receive a $50,000 grant—though that’s certainly helpful—but that they get access to an incredible array of professional development programs. This retreat is their flagship event.

More after the jump.

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This Week’s Must-see Events: From Graveyard Poets to Star Wars Scholars

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on July 27, 2015
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Here’s what to do if you’re stuck in New York this week for the heat wave: Attend a lecture on the history of Goth; learn about modernity, architecture, futurism, and Star Wars at John Powers’s art talk; hang out at Prospect Park and pick up a few art mags at the small press flea. It’s summer, but as these events demonstrate, there’s still plenty to do.

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This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Melon Bra and Digital Nails

by Paddy Johnson Michael Anthony Farley Corinna Kirsch on July 21, 2015
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It’s Video Art Week! Well, not officially, although there will be plenty of top-shelf video art and film to see this week, from the old to the new, from the weird to the weirder.

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Artscape Baltimore Gallery/Survival Guide: Exhibitions

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 15, 2015
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Artscape isn’t just about packed events and performances. Many of the city’s best galleries, museums, and institutions have viewing hours with some knock-out programming.

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Artscape Baltimore Gallery/Survival Guide: Events

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 15, 2015
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If you’re planning to visit Baltimore for the Artscape festival this weekend, this guide helps navigate the back-to-back art openings. If you’re not planning on coming, you should.

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Stay in New York Now on YouTube

by The AFC Staff on July 14, 2015
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Those who live outside the city or weren’t able to make it into Queens for our affordable workspace conference held June 27 at the Queens Museum can now watch the panels as if they were there. Our livestream has been archived forever in the annals of YouTube!

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