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January 30, 2006
Sunday, February 26th
You are musically invited to participate In
If you missed Music Talks
Session 1, You Donâ€™t Want To
Miss Session 2
Independent Producer & recording artist
Harley Fine said it best: â€¦â€¦.
â€œMusic Talksâ€ was really inspiring!
A lot of talent and energy in that roomâ€!
â€œMusic Talksâ€ is a free event for independent artist,
songwriters, producers, project studio owners and
musicians. Itâ€™s a forum for them to collectively
discuss and express their thoughts and feelings
on music and recording industry issues within small
Gain knowledge, ask questions and seek first hand
help from other artists who are walking the same
independent road that you are on! â€œMusic Talksâ€ is
were â€œweâ€, the artist, the creative people that provide
the â€œmusicâ€ talk among ourselves on topics that we
feel are important to us!
â€œWeâ€ talk first, than â€œweâ€ invite the music &
recording industry professionals to Music Talks
to provide the answers and information that â€œweâ€
â€œMusic Talksâ€ benefits include:
Small Group Attention
Sharing & Exchanging of Information, ideas and experiences
Small Group Interaction
Group Selected Topics
Music & Recording Industry contacts
RSVP BY: February 19th
Space is limited!
To RSVP or for more information email or call David Knight
Phone: 212 568 7506
For once it was just us, the artist, the people that make the music. Speaking on, and some times disagreeing with the topics and issues that effect each of us as independent artist.
Seated around the Music Talks table were independent artist, musicians, producers, recording engineers and aspiring song writers like Carol Lewis, indie artist and indiegrrl Sonya Heller along with hip hop artist & M.C. extraordinaire Mtume Gant who shared some of the ups and downs of releasing his own CD. (more…)
La Librería Calíope se complace en invitarle a la presentación y puesta en circulación de Los últimos libros del Profesor Juan Bosch. Presentación a cargo del señor Matías Bosch de la Fundación Juan Bosch Día: Domingo 29 de enero de 2006 Hora: 7:00 de la noche Lugar: 170 Dyckman St. (Between Sherman and Vermilyea Avenues) Phones: 212.567.3511 / 212.567.5359
Art, Politics, And the Power of Presence: A conversation
As Now:Here:This 2005 (NHT) comes to a close and Artists Unite is in the process of creating a new web-based artists magazine and forum which will incorporate NHT in 2006, Peter Ferko and Rosa Naparstek of Artists Unite sat down to put NHT into perspective. What emerged was a picture of a project that elegantly straddles issues of art and politics and that strives to create the kind of artistsâ€™ community that artists actually want to be part of.
The conversation, parts of which follow, naturally turned to a discussion of what constitutes community and how artists, even though they are essentially involved in private communication with their individual muses, can participate in the very public process of creating community around a discussion of their artwork and the creative process. As a start to the conversation, Peter brought up Tim Folzenlogenâ€™s entry for this catalogue in which he quips that even with a format like NHT, artists are still making speeches rather than interacting with each other. (more…)
A new compiliation CD of Northern Manhattan musicians, produced by Harley Fine is now available. Artists include
DJ Arrington Essex
Life in a Blender
The Dixie Bee-Liners
Ruben Flaco Gonzalez
See http:www.207records.com/ for more information.
January 29, 2006
January seemed like a good time to kickoff the idea of a monthly gallery crawl. Each month, a date will be chosen and all are invited on an excursion to see and discuss some current shows. Impressions and reviews will follow in “Issue” for those unable to join us. An advance announcement about the date, time, meeting place and show-list for the monthly crawl will be posted here. Your suggestions of exhibitions will be welcome, but with no guarantees that theyâ€™ll be on the crawlâ€™s agenda. There will always be some flexibility depending on time and logistics.
For the first gallery crawl of 2006, obsessive technique turned out to be the overriding theme of the day. The first stop was at Knoedler & Company on the Upper East Side to see Richard Pousette-Dartâ€™s align=”monumental abstract canvases, mostly painted in the 60s and 70s. Although not a household name, Pousette-Dart (1916-1992) was widely known as the youngest of the Abstract Expressionists, and is the tough & sullen-faced guy all the way on the left in Nina Leenâ€™s famous 1950 Life magazine photo of â€œThe Irascibles.â€ Pousette-Dart, with whom I had the good fortune to study, was a thoughtful and introspective painter, deeply devoted to his search for the transcendent expression of the energy of the natural world. (more…)
January 24, 2006
via U.S. Mail
c/o Peter Ferko
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2878
New York, NY 10001
January 23, 2006
Harold Wallin suggested the name Not now, I’m thinking for this new e-zine, and it is just too good to let go by the wayside, so I’m stealing it (always steal the best stuff…) for an editorial column. I thought I would add two cents worth of blah, blah, blah in the name of being an editor who probably needs an editor.
It struck me this week as I was not stressing out over this first issue, that there is a winning combination working here, a group of sincere artists exploring the notion of being a group in spirit, in intention. And just giving the nod set in motion great content development. It’s like jazz improv: Here’s the tune, you go, then you, then you, now me:
Location 1 in SoHo has a great mix of events and programs, including a great visual arts residency and several performing series. This week I attended a concert of four shakuhachi flautists led by Ralph Samuelson (coincidentally the Director of the Asian Cultural Council). The music was gorgeous and the description of how zen practitioners use the one-breath-long phrases as an object of meditation led me to play Samuelson’s CD for my yoga class the next day.
The sheet music for the flutes, though, was shockingly beautiful and the biggest surprise. The photo here shows the sheet, with performance markings by downtown music composer Ned Rothenberg, who was in the ensemble.
I am an Urban Park Ranger stationed in Inwood Hill Park.Â I am currently looking for a metal work artist to construct two scope stands for outside of our nature center.Â I was wondering if you might know of anyone who might be able to something like that.
Thanks so much for your help,
City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation
Urban Park Rangers
Inwood Hill Park
Urban Ecology Center
January 21, 2006
ReinaldoÂ Â‘Rey-ReyÂ’ Martinez-Cubero, General and Artistic Director
Two Short Operas by Gian-Carlo Menotti
Due to some violent situations, this opera is not
recommended for children under 12. Parental discretion is advised.
The Old Maid and the Thief
Stage and Music Directed by Rey-Rey
Friday, January 20 and 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 21 and 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 22 and 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Church, Inwood
20 Cumming St. NYC
(one block north of Dyckman between Broadway and Seaman)
Adults $10 Children (under 18) and Seniors $8
GROUP RATES AVAILABLE
For more information call: (212) 544-2976
January 20, 2006
Furnished 3-br. 1400 s.f. prefab with writer’s or artist’s studio covertible to 4th bedroom. Located in picturesque Claryville. Stream-front site, mountain views. Washer + dryer. Separate garage. Local phone service provided. No TV. Excellent hiking, biking, fishing. Access to Neversink town swimming pool. 2 1/2 hours from GW Bridge. Busses from Port Authority to nearby Ellenville or Liberty. Preferential rates for HVG residents and full-season renters. Call HVG Ext 1342 for more info. Or go to http://www.fabulara.com/claryville/claryville.htm
January 19, 2006
The Bridge Institute
M-SOUL - Motzei Shabbat Openmic of Universal Language Saturday night, January 28, 8 pm.
Featuring: saxophonist, Andrew Lamb
In the international city of NYC, a new progra designed to promote the art of improvisation, uniting all citizens from every walk of life.
A night of improvisational music featuring professional and local musicians from all over NYC. All are welcome to come and perform with the house band or with new people. The only requirement is to speak universal language, there is no singing, its all about the music! All styles of music are encouraged, including blues, jazz, klezmir, funk, etc.
With house band - drummer- Shawn Hill (P-Funk), bassist- Alvin, and guitarist - Jason Caplan (Naqshonâ€™s Leap)
If you would like to perform, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign-up when you arrive, 1st come, 1st serve basis.
at: Congregation Washington Heights
179th and Pinehurst
take the â€œAâ€ train to 181, make a left 10 179th and
make a right to the shul, on the corner, entrance on
Future shows will showcase major recording artists
from the jazz industry. Check out www.nycbridge.com
for past shows under â€œGalleriesâ€
Admissions - $10 at the door
Barrett Art Center’s PHOTOWORK 06: 19th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibit
March 18 - April 15, 2006 in Poughkeepsie, NY
Barrett Art Center seeks entries for PHOTOWORK 06, a national juried exhibition. Â Photography and photography mixed media are eligible.
Juror: Â Alison Morley, Chair, Photojournalism and Documentary Program, International Center for Photography.
Cash awards and exhibition opportunities will be given.
Prospectus available online at:
For more information, call (845) 471-2550 or e-mail:
January 18, 2006
Stephen, bi-coastal painter, web designer and frequent contributor to Now:Here:This has done a terrific job creating this site for Artists Unite. Thanks and a big round of applause out to Hemet, CA!
January 17, 2006
Please support artists and craftspersons this holiday season.
Join Katrina Jeffries of Mawu Studio and others to buy unique hand made gifts.
December 1, 2005 - February 12, 2006
Opening Thursday December 8, 6:30 - 9pm
SONYA (south of the navy yard artists)
small works winter show
1110 Fulton St. Brooklyn
(C train to Franklin Avenue, between Franklin and Classon Aves.)
Helene Johnson, the poet once said â€œIn order to write, one must be able to sit around and do nothingâ€. This is an opportunity to do just that. There are classes during the day, dinner with local guest artists, salons in the evening and weekly readings of the work done during the week. Past guests and instructors have included Elizabeth Benedict, Phil Craig, Ella Tulin and Dr. Robert Heywood. Next years guests include two political writers, one ex poet laureate and the return of last years guests. Silent Wednesdays are when there is no talking until dinner and after dinner the guests read or write silently.
Letters of application are accepted year-round and judged by a panel of artists. This year applicants will be notified as they are accepted. Send an SASE, call, or e-mail for more information.
West Foundation Residency Program, 484 West 43, New York, NY 10036. (212) 564-7932. Abigail McGrath, Contact.
For alternative info: http://www.democracynow.org
January 9, 2006
Artists Unite is a nonprofit organization that serves and supports the artistic community of Washington Heights-Inwood in New York City, NY. We aim to link artists of all disciplines, creating a broad-based, multi-cultural arts community, and strengthen the connection between the artists and the community. We will further develop the artistic community by providing a network of resources, artist development programs, performance and exhibition opportunities, and community-based arts initiatives. Artists Unite will encourage the creation and development of innovative, imaginative, and unconventional works while being mindful of the richness of our arts traditions. Additionally, by tapping into the wealth of talent available in Washington Heights-Inwood, we will provide a variety of easily accessible programs designed to build audiences, develop arts appreciation, and nurture creativity while addressing the complex cultural make-up of our neighborhood
History & Events
Artists Unite was founded in 2002 by a group of Washington Heights artists. In 2003, The organization solicited a steering committee from among its membership. Later that year, Artists Unite applied for incorporation and is in the process of applying for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.
From its inception, Artist Unite has developed exciting programming in Washington Heights and Inwood.
Now: Here: This OnLine Exhibition, 2004-2005-2006
Currently in production is this exhibit of work from an artist “community” around the world on the Artists Unite web site (see the OnLine Gallery)
-New York Presbyterian ART Project, 2003
The NYPART project delivers art, music, meditation as recreational therapy to patients in Milstein (9 Garden South).
We have successfully offered patients relief from isolation as well as a means to reflect and to express themselves. As artists and teachers, we offer a variety of art projects to patients for two hours each week.
Hot Nights, Cool Sounds 2002 & 2003
Hot Nights, Cool Sounds annual summer concert series in Bennet Park was produced by Artists Unite in 2002 and 2003 featuring Andres Laprida Group, Dafnis Prieto Quartet, Combo Nuvo, Jim Cifelli and Friends, Alta Classica, and The Chris Washburne Quartet
Color Art Exhibition, 2003
Group show featuring six artists in several media with unique emphasis on color in their work.
Poetry Reading, 2002
Seven poets read new works in Cornerstone Center
Artists Unite Exhibition in conjunction with Community Day, 2002
Artists Unite staged a multi-artist visual arts and music show at the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
Click here to read stories in the press.
Artists Unite is incorporating in the State of New York.
The Board of Directors is:
Peter Ferko, President
Rosa Naparstek, Treasurer
Louise Gilmore, J.D., Secretary
All corporate inquires should be sent to
c/o Peter Ferko
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2878
New York, NY 10001
This Web site has been made possible by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
If you have comments or questions,