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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Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life.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.
“Thank you for DogStarNYC, in general. The site speaks to so many kinds of interests; it discerns which qualities will appeal to many different tastes in a tremendous number of activities. I love how it encourages young people to pay attention to the unusual.
In New York we let so many teens walk around the periphery, mildly shell-shocked by life, while the information that they need to make sense of their world sits in the center of the room. DogStarNYC welcomes them into the middle of the room; the blog tells them how to walk there. ” - Stacy L.
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!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Still undecided about applying?
Concerned you don't have the time for TRaC?
Wondering what being in TRaC is really like? Come to High 5 and Get Some Answers! Join us for the Spring Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Informational Open House and we'll answer all your questions. You'll meet former TRaC participants and instructors, hear about their experiences in TRaC, get a preview of the Spring TRaC programs and learn how to apply. Interested students, parents, teachers and TRaC alumni - all are welcome. Of course, light refreshments will be served.
To learn more about TRaC before the Open House, CLICK HERE!
You can also download an a SPRING TRaC FLYER (to print and distribute to friends and teachers) and a TRaC APPLICATION FORM, which must be dropped off or postmarked by Thursday, February 9. Remember, TRaC is first come, first served!
Dog Star strongly urges you to print out and complete the application and bring it with you to the Open House! We know Daniel, Hector, Misael, Yarissa and other students in our class will like this great opportunity!
THE SPRING TRaC OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, February 8, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
at ArtsConnection/High 5 Headquarters
520 Eighth Ave at 36th Street, 3rd Floor
RSVP to Eric Ost at 212-453-9485 or email@example.com
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Friday, January 27, 2012
Got Summer Plans, Yet? College-Bound Teens Know that A Summer Program is a MUST! (Young Writers Institute)
Go See "Question Bridge: Black Males" Smash Stereotypes @ Brooklyn Museum - Bring your friends! Tell your teachers!
Question Bridge: Black Males - Project Trailer from Question Bridge on Vimeo.
Subway: E, M to Fifth Avenue - 53rd Street; B, D, F 47th-50th Streets - Rockefeller Center