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Image above: Vik Muniz

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère after Édouard Manet, from the Pictures of Magazines 2 series, 2012.

Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life. Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted in 1882, explores the treachery of nineteenth-century Parisian nightlife through the depiction of a bartender attending to a male patron reflected in the mirror behind her. Muniz plays on Manet’s style, replacing Manet’s visible brushstrokes with the frayed edges of torn paper and lending the work immense visual interest.

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DOG STAR is the creation of a high school English teacher in New York City. This blog began in 2008 as an online community for a journalism class and has since evolved into a curated site on the creative arts, arts-related news and a guide to free and low-cost events for teens. Our mission is to offer teens real-life options for enjoying all the creative arts in New York City. May wisdom guide you and hope sustain you. The more you like art, the more art you like!

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

We know you love it, too!

NBA & GLAAD Form Joint Effort to Crush Homophobia in Professional Basketball

DOG STAR knows you must have heard about Kobe's homophobic outburst two weeks ago.  Now, GLAAD and the NBA have announced a joint effort to quell homophobia in professional basketball. This new partnership arises out of an incident in which Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant was captured by network television as he called a referee a "fucking faggot." Bryant is appealing the $100K fine imposed by the NBA for his outburst. Via press release: 

“In light of this slur, there is a real opportunity to build support for our community and educate fans of Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the NBA about the use of such words,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “The Los Angeles Lakers have taken a positive step and we look forward to working with them to create messages from players and coaches that combat bullying. We also suggested and will continue to advocate for zero tolerance policies for anti-gay slurs at home games, similar to what the New York Yankees adopted last year.” In addition to the LA Lakers, NBA executives have agreed to meet with GLAAD to discuss ways to send a message about the power of such words to the league’s audience, many of whom are young people, parents or educators.
Lakers spokesman John Black: "We appreciate the input we've received from GLAAD the past two days and will look forward to working with them on ways to help educate ourselves and our fans, and to help keep language like this out of our game."

Imaginary Dog Star Soundtrack: We're bumpin' to Freida Wallace's LET ME BE YOUR BABY (Good soul music from the 1960s!)

ANOTHER MOVIE? Take a date to Brooklyn Museum - Open until 10pm every Thursday & Friday (Pay just $1 for admission and enjoy great art!)

DOG STAR likes these new late hours at the Brooklyn Museum (mostly because all the little kids are home in bed and they're not running through the galleries!) so you will be able to take a date here, too! Pay $1.00 (it's suggested contribution, so Dog Star "suggests" you pay $1 and do not hesitate to do it!)





Friday, April 29, 2011

Poem: "Dark Matter" by Jack Myers

Jack Myers


Dark Matter

I've lived my life as if I were my wife
packing for a trip—I'll need this and that
and I can't possibly do without that!

But now I'm about
what can be done without.
I just need a thin valise.
There's no place on earth
where I can't unpack in a flash
down to a final spark of consciousness.
No place where I can't enter
the joyless rapture
of almost remembering
I'll need this and I'll need that,
hoping to weigh less than silence,
lighter than light.

It's So Weird Who Shares a Birthday! So...Happy Birthday today...

...Jerry Seinfeld, Bernie Madoff and...Master P. Seriously!  LMAO! (Also actress Uma Thurman and tennis great Andre Agassi!)

JR Art- "Wrinkles in the City" in Downtown Los Angeles (Fantastic street art unfolds on the building!)

KING PHILIP IV Appears at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Museum prank!)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Imaginary Dog Star Soundtrack: We're bumpin' to Sean Paul's TEMPERATURE - I got the right temperature for shelter you from the storm

New Weekly Web Series Features Latino Life in East Williamsburg Where Cultures Clash for Laughs! (Aren't they really in Bushwick, though? LMAO!)

DOG STAR knows many East Williamsburg residents - who happen to be white people - don't want to admit that they really live in Bushwick.  The real estate companies are cashing in on the popularity of the now-flooded and unlivable, overly-built and "hipster" Bedford Avenue and North 6th, that they have forced many to move eastward but still remain in Williamsburg.  Part of this is explored - and much funnier topics - in a new weekly web series called EAST WILLY B (here).  Many of our favorite actors appear in this online series and we hope to watch it each week - or at least stay with it as the lives of the characters unfold and get more complicated.  A long-time Dog Star friend, Caridad de la Luz - whose stage name is La Bruja - appears as well as playwright and performer Danny Hock (pronunced hock as in rock).  In the first episode, the show pokes fun at the increasing popularity of "hipster" bars when one of the owners insists that the failing Puerto Rican Latino bar become more "emo." Watch for Willy's reaction when she tells him the bar should become more "emo."  The episodes are short, well-made and very professional!


Happy Birthday Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird Author is 84 years old!)

DOG STAR says we read the novel in our class and sometimes read the Horton Foote screenplay!  But we always show the famous film with Gregory Peck.  Have you seen it?  It's got creepy Boo Radley helping out the kids!  More on Harper Lee here!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dog Star Picks SIX CHELSEA GALLERY SHOWS YOU MUST NOT MISS! - All Gallery Shows are FREE so grab your friends and go to the shows! On Saturday, May 14 all exhibits are open and go to all SIX shows! (Note exhibit dates and gallery hours below!)

1.  Arnold Pomodoro at Marlborough (here) - WHY?  Sculptures that are bold, aggressive and imaginative by a very creative artist.  Look for unusual shapes, combinations and forms.  Cast in bronze, these could just as easily be assemblages (3-D collage) if they were created by someone else.  Arnold seems to press arrows, sticks and rods into clay and forms wild patterns!  WHERE / WHEN?  Only until May 14!  545 West 25th Street, Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5:30


2.  Louise Bourgeois at Cheim & Reid (here) - WHY?  One of our favorite artists of all time and we are very excited to see this show!  Louise created artwork in any media that she thinks matched the "truth" or impulse. This means the work may be in stone, a painting or broken doors. This show features her work in fabrics and it's not going to be a quilt show - look forward to wild patterns made from kitchen towels, scraps of fabric and pieces of clothing. WHERE / WHEN?  Opens May 12-June 25, 547 West 25th Street, Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6pm, At right: Sample of work by Louise Bourgeois from the exhibit


3.  Keith Haring at Gladstone (here) - WHY?  Keith is always a pleasure to see in a gallery since reproductions (in calendars and cards) do not show off the colors, scale and terrific sense of humor of this imaginative artist.  Sadly, Keith died of AIDS at age 31 in 1990 so any work you see is very valuable and memories of a vanished soul.  WHERE / WHEN?  Opens May 4-July 1, 530 West 21st Street, Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6pm, At right: Sample of work by Keith Haring


4.  Pablo Picasso at Gagosian (here) - WHY?  After last summer's Picasso show at the Met, we are excited to get MORE Picasso - and even better pictures. This show is very limited in subject: work created during his relationship with his young girlfriend, then wife, Marie-Therese - highly romantic, erotic and super special!  WHERE / WHEN?  Opens April 14-June 21, 522 West 21st Street, Monday-Saturday, 10-6pm, At right: Sample of work by Picasso from the exhibit


5.  Souther Salazar at Jonathan LeVine (here) - WHY?  This gallery can always be counted on to show what's smart and fresh from artists working today. Souther (like south-er) creates paintings, small sculptures and a very large (six feet high) creature that sits on one side of the room.  
These are incredibly imaginative, hopeful and wonderful fairy tale worlds full of kindness and sincerity without being cynical or ironic.  It's no surprise that nearly all the work is already listed as sold.  It would be a joy to live with any of Souther's pictures in a home!  WHERE / WHEN?  Opens April 16-May 14, 529 West 20th Street, 9th floor, Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6pm, At right: Sample of work by Salazar from the exhibit


6.  Kara Walker at SikkemaJenkins (here) - WHY?  You just aren't ready for this show!  She takes on all kinds of images of blackness and uses the N-word in all kinds of ways (literally and metaphorically).  Most famous for her black paper cut outs of sexually-charged scenes of Antebellum South, Walker has moved on to animation, watercolors and portraits of all kinds.  You will be amazed at how much intelligence, insight and creativity is packed into Walker's artwork.  WHERE / WHEN?  Opens April 22-June 11, 530 West 22nd Street, Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6pm

Dog Star Selects FESTIVAL OF IDEAS FOR THE NEW CITY on Manhattan's Bowery Features FREE Art Programs and Events Next Week!

DOG STAR knows this is going to be exciting!  New Museum and their partners have created the first annual Festival fo Ideas for the New City (here) with many exciting free art programs and activities.  The Festival is a major new collaborative initiative between scores of downtown organizations, from large universities to arts groups and community organizations, working together to affect change. The Festival is a first for New York and will demonstrate the power of the creative community to imagine the future city. The Festival will serve as a platform for artists, architects, designers, and other thought leaders to exchange ideas, propose solutions, and invite the public to participate.  We look forward to the STREET FAIR!  An innovative, minimal-waste, outdoor StreetFest will take place along the Bowery. More than seventy-five local grassroots organizations, small businesses, and non-profits will present model products and practices in a unique outdoor environment. The Festival will premiere a new environmentally inspired tent module commissioned for the Festival, as well as outdoor living rooms and inflatable structures. Visitors can expect cooking demonstrations with urban farmers, rooftop gardening classes, oral history projects, bike tours and valets, and a variety of affordable and healthy, locally grown, sustainable food options. The StreetFest will take place on Saturday, May 7, 11 am to 7 pm.

"Art in the Streets" Show Brings Out Local Graffiti Artists in L.A. - Hope this doesn't make officials at Brooklyn Museum squeamish about bringing the show here next summer!

Admirers Call It Art, but the Police Call It a Problem

LOS ANGELES — Walk into the Museum of Contemporary Art here and urban graffiti — scrawled on walls, buses, a subway car and behind glass — is being celebrated by this city’s art lovers in a hugely popular show. Walk a block away and the same sort of scrawling could get you thrown in jail.
An exhibition of street art that opened last week has been responsible, the authorities say, for a new wave of graffiti on buildings, lampposts and mailboxes in downtown Los Angeles, forcing a fresh crackdown on an activity that the police thought they had brought under control. And it has put them in the awkward position of trying to arrest people for doing something that is being celebrated by the city’s cultural establishment.
On another level, the exhibition, “Art in the Streets,” has fueled a 40-year dispute about the nature of graffiti and the appropriateness of a mainstream arts institution, like the Geffen Contemporary wing of MOCA, conveying legitimacy on an activity that some people see as nothing short of vandalism.
“It sounds like every nitwit around is down there trying to take advantage of these admirers of graffiti,” said William J. Bratton, who served as police chief in Los Angeles and commissioner in New York and in both places made eradicating street graffiti a top priority.
Mr. Bratton said he was not going to call on the museum to shut the show down — but he would never visit it. “What was expected to occur has occurred in the surrounding areas,” he said.
A French tagger known as Space Invader was detained and released by the authorities after climbing down a building near the museum this week. The police now believe he was responsible for a tag later found there and are trying to find him again.
Jack Richter, a senior lead officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, said that was one of a number of graffiti episodes in the neighborhood of Little Tokyo that he argued had been, at the least, encouraged by “Art in the Streets.” He vowed to prosecute anyone caught defacing public space, even those whose work might have made it to the big leagues of the Geffen.
“They will go to jail, sir,” he said. “This not a ticket. I will put them in jail myself.”
Jeffrey Deitch, the director of MOCA, said that reports of tagging linked to the show were exaggerated, and that the museum was ready to send a crew of workers to paint over any graffiti found in the neighborhood.
“It’s actually very minimal,” said Mr. Deitch, and paying too much attention to it was only going “to encourage vandalism where the exhibition discourages it by emphasizing the positive direction that young people can take to channel their talents.”
The exhibition, a year in the making, fills 40,586 square feet and is the most ambitious of its type, museum officials said. As such, it suggests a final validation of graffiti as an art form.
Forty years ago, Taki 183, a graffiti writer in New York, became a symbol of urban life run amok as his distinctive tag turned up on subway cars, bridges, schoolyards and walls across the five boroughs. Taki’s tag is on prominent display here, and the artist himself turned up for the opening. The exhibition includes a sweep of street artists, including Keith HaringShepard FaireyChaz BojórquezHenry Chalfant andBanksy.
The show itself appears to be a huge success. On Thursday morning, a line snaked up the sidewalk waiting for the doors to open at 11. By noon, the huge expanse was filled with people examining the galleries in an atmosphere of intense interest.
“I was skeptical before I came, but I think graffiti like this is art,” said Eric Watson, 42, a filmmaker. “Look at the way kids here are engaging in it.”
Cynthia Miltenberger, 39, an arts educator, scoffed at the notion that this had anything to do with what was going on outside — or in fact, that there was anything wrong with graffiti. “It’s a way of encouraging people to express themselves,” she said.
Niels Kantor, an art dealer with a gallery on Melrose Avenue, said: “People have to realize that art has to start somewhere. Cavemen drew on walls.”
In many ways, the battle in Los Angeles reflects what has been a recurring argument in cities around the world: Is graffiti a legitimate form of art? Should society be trying to quash it or validate it with exhibits like this? Indeed, the conflicting sentiments could be found right inside the museum the other day, where graffiti over sinks in the men’s room had been painted over.
Mr. Deitch said the exhibition was designed to present graffiti in a historical and critical context, showing the chronology of the development of street art and the connections between various artists. “I want people to look at this and understand this is an important contribution to contemporary art,” he said.
Officer Richter said he had been over to look at the exhibit a few times.
“I think graffiti is so yesterday,” he said.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tsunami Warnings, Written in Stone: Ancient stone markers warn villagers about tsunamis in rural Japanese villages

DOG STAR was immediately struck by this recent article in The New York Times (here) because it reminds us of the old adage:  "Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it."  In the northeastern coastal villages of Japan, stone markers from the past provide serious warnings to villagers about the dangers of tsunamis.  Some of these stone markers are ten feet tall and others are as old as 600 years.  One of these markers plainly states:  Do not build houses below this marker or tsunamis will destroy your village!  Here's more from the article:


ANEYOSHI, Japan — The stone tablet has stood on this forested hillside since before they were born, but the villagers have faithfully obeyed the stark warning carved on its weathered face: “Do not build your homes below this point!”
Residents say this injunction from their ancestors kept their tiny village of 11 households safely out of reach of the deadly tsunami last month that wiped out hundreds of miles of Japanese coast and rose to record heights near here. The waves stopped just 300 feet below the stone.
“They knew the horrors of tsunamis, so they erected that stone to warn us,” said Tamishige Kimura, 64, the village leader of Aneyoshi.
Hundreds of so-called tsunami stones, some more than six centuries old, dot the coast of Japan, silent testimony to the past destruction that these lethal waves have frequented upon this earthquake-prone nation. But modern Japan, confident that advanced technology and higher seawalls would protect vulnerable areas, came to forget or ignore these ancient warnings, dooming it to repeat bitter experiences when the recent tsunami struck.
“The tsunami stones are warnings across generations, telling descendants to avoid the same suffering of their ancestors,” said Itoko Kitahara, a specialist in the history of natural disasters at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. “Some places heeded these lessons of the past, but many didn’t.”

Get wild about design! Go see "Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" at the Cooper-Hewitt (Bring your friends!)

DOG STAR is excited about this new show of Sonia's paintings and textile designs!  Cooper Hewitt has filled rooms and cases with Sonia's brilliant and diverse color schemes!  Go for inspiration! Go for the zany fun!


A century ago, Sonia Delaunay and her husband, Robert, were brash young innovators in the avant-garde art world of Paris, exploring the idea that contrasting colors could be used to create a sense of movement and rhythm in art. 

Sonia, who was intent on merging art and everyday life, applied this principle of "simultaneity" (color suggesting motion) to clothing, which naturally moves and flows with the body. She says she realized the potential of fabric in 1911, when she made a patchwork quilt for her newborn son and saw that it evoked the abstract patterns of cubist art. 

In the next decade, she began making dresses in bold, geometric patterns that expressed the artistic ideas her husband was working out in paint on canvas. Her unusual ability to merge fine art with fashion marked the beginning of a long career as a groundbreaking textile and fashion designer. In 1964, she became the first living female artist to have a retrospective at the Louvre. 

Now more than 300 of her garments, textiles and designs are on view at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in an exhibition that focuses on her work in the 1920s, when she had her own fashion house in Paris, and in the 1930s, when she was designing fabrics for the Amsterdam luxury goods department store Metz & Co. 


What's amazing about Delaunay's designs is how contemporary they look nearly 100 years later. As Matilda McQuaid, head of the textiles department at the Cooper-Hewitt, explains in the catalog, in the '20s, Paris was the undisputed capital of the fashion world. Women demonstrated their independence through simplified styles, loose clothing and by tooling around in the new consumer plaything - the automobile. 

Delaunay was the designer for the age. She designed costumes for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, and combined text and fabric in "poem dresses" worn to Dadaist soirees. After her "Simultane" collections were featured at the 1925 International Exposition of Decorative Arts in Paris, she received commissions from celebrities and actresses, including film star Gloria Swanson. 

But high-profile clients weren't enough to keep her fashion house afloat. After it closed in 1929, she continued designing textiles, finding an eager client in Metz & Co., which bought more than 200 of her designs. Although her later designs became slightly more commercial, they are still remarkable for their strong sense of color, originality and vitality. 

Delaunay, who died at age 94 in 1979, was extraordinarily versatile. Besides her textiles and clothing, she illustrated books, painted ceramics, and designed costumes, interiors, tapestries and rugs. After World War II, she concentrated on her painting. 

The timing of the Cooper-Hewitt show couldn't be better. Several of Robert Delaunay's cubist-inflected canvases can be seen in a survey of early 20th-century art at the Guggenheim Museum, two blocks away. 

"Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" opens March 18 and will close June 5. Cooper Hewitt (here)  is EASY TO REACH at 91st Street & Fifth Avenue, open EVERY DAY until 5pm (6pm on Sat & Sun) admission is $10 for teens ($15 for everyone else).

Imaginary Dog Star Soundtrack: We're bumpin' to 1980s mega-hit band The Cure's IN BETWEEN DAYS - Go on / Go on / Your choice is made / Go on / Go on / And disappear

Yesterday I got so old
felt like I could die
Yesterday I got so old
It made me want to cry
Go on go on
Just walk away
Go on go on
Your choice is made
Go on go on
And disappear
Go on go on
Away from here

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald!

More on Ella Fitzgerald - America's greatest vocalist here!


Singing "Mack the Knife" from Brecht's muscial "Threepenny Opera"


FREE! THIS SATURDAY! High 5 & STREB Present TEEN ACTION CLUB (Must call or email to reserve your space!)

Special (and FREE) High 5 Event:


H5/STREB Action Club!

High 5 is partnering with the action mechanic geniuses of STREB to bring you a High 5-exclusive ACTION CLUB on Saturday, April 30th, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m! 



What, what's ACTION CLUB? Well, if a picture's worth a thousand words, then a VIDEO must be a million, so check out STREB's Action Club trailer

ACTION CLUB is an interactive explosion where you (yes, YOU) get the chance to leap, soar, bound, bounce and otherwise beat back the always-oppressive hand of gravity, all the while learning (meaning: doing) the fundamentals of Extreme Action! And best of all, it's FREE for High 5'ers thanks to a special arrangement with our friends at STREB! 

Space is limited however, so you MUST RSVP to LauraquackenbushL@artsconnection.org in order to claim a spot and spend your Saturday popping, flying and falling! (plus, there's popcorn, some High 5 swag and the High 5 crew will be out in force to meet and greet!)

Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM)


L to Bedford Ave and N. 7th St.

FREE! THIS FRIDAY! PEN World Voices Sponsors a Program for Teens (Just send Stacy an email to let her know you're coming!)

Getting Everything Right: The REAL Literacies that Young Adults Need



When: Friday, April 29


Where: Instituto Cervantes, Gallery, 211 East 49th St., New York City


What time: 4–5:30 p.m.

Free but reservations required. For information on bringing your class to this event, please contact Stacy Leigh at (212) 334-1660 ext.109.

Does literacy just extend to the world of letters? Aren’t real-life literacies like those involving interpersonal skills, financial smarts, cultural sensitivity and media savvy just as important? Those adept at easing between multiple literacies fair best at navigating through our complex world. Learn how to become one of them by listening to an accomplished group of writers and artists discuss the literacies behind their spectacular success.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.  Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dog Star Selects the Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom (Who wouldn't love this bedroom? We want to live, sleep and play in one now!)

DOG STAR grew up in a shoe box - literally! - so the possibility of this Pirate bedroom for us was definitely out of the question.  We like the over-the-top details, although extravagantly costly, we're sure! - and we like the imaginative possibilities for play by this kid and his friends.  A six-year-old boy in Minnesota is the envy of all with a pirate bedroom designed by Steve Kuhl. It features a floating pirate ship high on the wall, a spiral slide, a rope bridge, a jail cell, and a closet accessible from overhead!












GREAT KUSTOM DESIGN! French teen Sheriff Nasir re-invents himself and starts new company brand!

Sheriff Nasir a 19 year old designer originally from Sri Lanka and now living in France has created Kustom Kix (his company), and these are typical of  the shoes he has customized.   He began experimenting with customizing back in 2007 but due to school and lack of funds he had to put the brush down.  We are glad to see he is back at his passion and continuing to improve each day.



GO THIS WEEKEND! Bronx Museum of the Arts Presents ORANGE TREE and other great art - Just $3 for teens! Bring your friends!

DOG STAR knows devoted Bronx readers (C.W.!) already plan to check out the new exhibits at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.  One of our favorite on view right now is ORANGE TREE (shown below) created by artist Alexandre Arrechea.  This 20-foot steel sculpture with multi-limbed basketball hoop "branches" surrounded by scattered basketballs to mimic fallen fruit. Orange Tree shifts familiar structures to engage viewers' perceptions of form and function, while raising questions about the role of street sports in urban culture.


We also think of the ways unrealistic NBA dreams are often out-of-reach for many urban teens.  We think of the old adage, "Money doesn't grown on trees."  We think, too, of the mixed messages young people get about working hard and earning a degree to reach the top when so many others become "overnight" sensations.


Bronx Museum of the Arts (here) is EASY TO REACH - Take the D train to 167th Street, museum is at 165th & Grand Concourse.  Admission for students is just $3 and free for everyone on Fridays when the museum is open until 8pm.


We like the Bronx blogger BRONX BOHEMIAN and want to spread the word about it (here)!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

More here at Wikipedia!

FREE! NEXT SATURDAY! Pen World Voices Sponsors a Program for Teens (Email Stacy and bring your friends!)

Writing the World: An Interview Project for Young Journalists



When: Saturday, April 30
Where: Westbeth Center for the Arts, Community Room, 57 Bethune St., New York City


What time: 11:00am

Free but reservations required. For information on bringing your class to this event, please contact Stacy Leigh at (212) 334-1660 ext.109.

Are you a teen who aspires to become a journalist? Learn the art of interviewing with seasoned reporters and writers. This workshop will also allow you to practice your new skill set by interviewing acclaimed writers from around the world. Journalism teachers, school newspaper staffs, and young adult bloggers won’t want to miss this event.