Post Tagged with: "art"

At the Middle School of Art and Philosophy in Flatbush, Rodrigo Rangel helps a student with homework after school. (Photos by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

Making and Teaching Art in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth December 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Artist Rodrigo Rangel makes art and teaches art to 12-14 year olds.

(Photo by Katarina Hybenova via Bushwick Daily)

Wall Art vs. Billboards in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Culture July 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

More and more billboards are popping up on walls where the Bushwick Collective’s art has appeared, Bushwick Daily reports.

A "beauteous bovine" by Norbert Kimmel at his studio. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Steel Cows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture July 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm

A Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter discovers artwork by chance in Red Hook, from “beauteous bovines” to a sort of literary “Stairway to Heaven.”

The Art of Plumbing

The Art of Plumbing

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Video, Voices' Picks March 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Cristian Torres uses his knowledge of plumbing and electricity to make spectacular creations.

Argentine plumber Cristian Torres turns pipes into art. (Photo by Orestes Gonzalez via Queens Courier)

Argentine Plumber Fashions Art from Pipes

Culture, Latino February 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Cristian Torres, an artist-cum-plumber, chooses pipes as his preferred medium, the Queens Courier reports.

Rest in power, a slogan written in front of 5Pointz (Photo by Juliette Dekeyser/Voices of NY)

5Pointz Gone But Not the Culture, Artists Say

Culture, Queens November 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Graffiti artists turned to their aerosol cans to voice their protest against the owner’s decision to paint over the Queens graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz.

5pointz is now painted over in white. (Photo via Queens Courier)

5Pointz Graffiti Mecca Painted Over

Culture, Queens November 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Overnight, most of 5Pointz was painted over in white, Queens Courier reports, the final nail in the coffin for the artists who fought to keep their hub alive.

Visitors may not be able to take photos of the 5Pointz graffiti mecca for long if demolition plans push forward. (Photo by S_E_Santana, Creative Commons license)

Temporary Reprieve for 5Pointz but Little Relief

Culture, Queens October 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm

A judge has issued a 10-day restraining order on 5Pointz, preventing anyone from touching the site after artists sued to stop its demolition. Neither side is happy with the decision but 5Pointz artists and supporters vow to continue the fight, reports local Queens publications.

Musician Val Jeanty by Richard Louissaint, one of four artists whose work is featured in the "Haitians from the Diaspora" photo exhibit. (Photo via Haiti Cultural Exchange)

Photo Show Captures Haitian Diaspora

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Immigration August 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

A Brooklyn gallery in partnership with the Haiti Cultural Exchange is hosting a photo exhibit featuring images of the Haitian diaspora in New York shot by four Haitian-American photographers, reports Amsterdam News and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Lothar Osterburg working in his studio. (Photo by Helle Andersen via Feet in 2 Worlds)

German Native Brings Outsider Touch to Subway

Culture, Immigration, Western European May 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Lothar Osterburg has lived in New York for 20 years but his immigrant roots have shaped his work, which looks at the city from the perspective of an outsider. Feet in 2 Worlds features an audio podcast on the artist, whose work is currently on display in subway cars.

Dark Skies, Sad Ladies Inspire Scottish Illustrator

Dark Skies, Sad Ladies Inspire Scottish Illustrator

Illustrator Katy Smail gladly left her small Scottish countryside town for the big city life four years ago. But fragments of her homeland – dark skies, melancholic ladies, gothic folk tales – still inspire her artwork.

Jason Minos dabs in his own art, including this painting, entitled “Bronx Cusp.” (Image via Norwood News)

Painting the Bronx With a New Brush

Bronx, Culture April 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Artist Jason Minos hopes the Bronx Festival of the Arts will showcase his oft-maligned borough through a different light, one of performance, art and community, reports Norwood News.

Virginia Ayress pintando los murales 'Y yo ya estaba', en el Sur de El Bronx. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Chilean’s Murals of Immigrants and Women Bring Art to Bronx Streets

Bronx, Culture August 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Artist Virginia Ayress’ murals adorn the walls of the South Bronx and Washington Heights, where she uses art to raise awareness on matters of social justice, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Debra Scacco (left) and Theresa Loong, two of three recipients of a new artist-in-residence program, on Ellis Island. (Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer/Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Most New Yorkers Detained by ICE Are Deported

Food, Immigration July 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

In today’s roundup: a new report on immigrant New Yorkers detained and deported; credit unions for taxi drivers; a profile of a beloved Bronx bakery; a visit to the Irish Hunger Memorial; an immigrant-themed art project; and a dispatch from the Bronx about how locals are reacting to President Barack Obama’s new immigration stance.

Rogelio Ronco found out he had kidney failure in 2008. (Josey Bartlett via Queens Chronicle)

Voices in Focus: Jewish Groups Take Bulk of Anti-Terror Program Funds

Crime, Culture July 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Today from the ethnic and community press we have a chilling report on human trafficking, an update on the Jewish Daily Forward’s investigation into a federal program that helps non-profits prepare for terror attacks, and an immigrants’ art exhibit in Queens.