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Art Explorations class for kids ages 4-7

Zshuk Jewish Children’s Art Initiative presents: Art Class For Russian Speaking Children ages 4-7 in Park Slope. (Drop-off)
In this class, children will gain hands on knowledge of various fine art mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. We will study works by famous artists and explore their lives and personal stories. Children will learn to draw and paint from observation, create three-dimensional forms. During each class children will reflect upon their creative process and will share it with their peers and family while learning new Russian words. Lessons are taught by professional teaching artist. Classes will be taking advantage of the beautifully situated historic space of the Brooklyn Society for Ethic Culture, utilizing indoor and outdoor facilities.
TUESDAYS 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ages 4-7
4 sessions: $130 (includes portfolio and art supplies)
12 Sessions: $330 (Save 20%) (Includes portfolio and art supplies)
DATES: Staring Date: Sept 11th, End Date: Dec 11th, NO CLASS Sept 18th, Nov 27th

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Brooklyn Music Society & Mehanata Present: 2012 Bohemian Festival

Featuring globally sourced sounds from… Mikhail Smirnov’s Moscow Gypsy Army – Karikatura – Escarioka – BAD BUKA – The Soul Muse – Kagero – Avram Pengas Music Ensemble – Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess – Balkan Stomp – Choban Elektrik – Los Mas Valientes – Sistermonk – Raskolnikov – Liron Peled – Kandake Dance Belly Dance Troupe – Hadiya Dance – Burdel Dali DJ Collective & MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Celebrate music, dance, and free-spirited festivity at the 2012 BOHEMIAN FESTIVAL in NYC! Brooklyn Music Society & Mehanata Present: 2012 BOHEMIAN FESTIVAL
Bringing together a diverse palette of live music, globally sourced DJs, dancers, performers, art and workshops, our first annual Bohemian Festival will be both a culturally rich and insanely festive camp-out and non-stop party on the grounds of the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens.
4 days, 3 nights, camp-out BBQ outdoor party. Live music, vendors, dancers & all matter of bohemian celebration!
Live music will begin at approximately 3PM each day, preceded by morning workshops, food, and drinks. Guests can purchase a day pass or a full weekend pass, available at our website for advance purchase at a discount: http://bohemianfestival.com/
Interested bands, please contact opa.mishka@gmail.com
Festival is also looking for vendors, henna artists, body painters, visual artists, and anyone interested in offering workshops in Yoga, other healing/visual/performance arts.
Email opa.mishka@gmail.com

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ArtOnBrighton 2012

ArtOnBrighton 2012 is the 2nd annual multidisciplinary art festival celebrating the creative post-Soviet immigrants of Brighton Beach, New York City, and beyond.
Brighton Beach is a Brooklyn neighborhood that you may not associate with a vibrant art scene, YET. Before joining us at the NY Aquarium, daytime visitors are encouraged to explore Open Artist Studios in and around Brighton Beach. Not only will you meet the local artists, but you’ll likely encounter some interesting characters and sights along th
e way.
At 7PM you’re invited to the NY Aquarium, for an incredible evening of live music, art, and comedy, followed by a DJ-spun dance party out on the Beach!
At the NY Aquarium:
Check out the Amazing Water art exhibit
Enjoy the Open Bar and Snacks
Get lost under inspired video projections by GlitchFairy
Revel in live performances by post-modern multicultural artists:
Y-LOVE
THE CLOX
LADY AYE
ALINA SIMONE
AMOUR OBSCUR
Then follow the music out onto the Beach! Spinning dance beats into the night:
DJ JASON DIAMOND & DJ SPINACH
Watch out for the fire spinners!
On the beach, you’ll see “Brighton Is Cool, Ocean is Hot” – a large-scale site-specific art installation by MP, an artist collective. Its representation of an authoritative object that shapes urban life is at the foundation of the commitment to make Brighton Beach “cool.”
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the doors. Tickets include entry to NY Aquarium, Amazing Water exhibit, Live Performances, Open Bar, Food, Video show, and DJ-spun dance party on the beach!
For detailed information about the artists, program, and to buy tickets visit www.ArtOnBrighton.org
ArtOnBrighton is a project of COJECO in partnership with the New York Aquarium, the office of Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, and Brooklyn Museum GO Project, with primary sponsorship by the Genesis Philanthropy Group. Additional sponsors include Exclusiv vodka, The Pickle Guys, and Shmaltz Brewing Company.

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Andrey Tsers

Artist Statement: Stylization is one of the most exciting aspects of a creative process. It connects one’s first impression of the world around with a subsequent expression about this experience. Results of such an individual interpretation sometimes can be powerful enough to convince the others, and inspire nations to use them for centuries. Concept of the language is a good example of this stylization when various symbols are supposed to represent different meanings. Any given language can express these meanings with numerous medias, such as: sound, color, gesture, line, etc. Each media has its own initially limited number of primary elements; however, their further combinations are infinite. Geometry is another example for concept of stylization which serves the purpose of visualizing a space-time relationship between different events. Geometrical shapes can help one to simplify and organize any complicated perceptions of changing reality.
All my projects are united by the same conceptual subject matter, which is expressed by looking at three primary forms: the square, triangle and circle. Although the concept is general, it is broken into specific series, which are dedicated to certain aspects of relationship between these forms. These primary forms represent three beginnings of a visual language. Their conjunction produces an infinite number of characters. Once selected characters are put together in a certain arrangement, they create unified images, which can be seen as a pure abstraction, or have reference to something more representational. The impression, with which one may be left comparing a likeness of three primary forms, in combination, and letters from alphabet, may elicit an infinite array of visual dramas. Each combination is not simply an intellectual exercise. All of them meant to be calligraphic and poetic.
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Kate Balandina

Kate, a native of Odessa, Ukraine, graduated from the NYU Film Department and is currently a film director and producer. She believes that art brings people together and exposes the beauty of people like nothing else in the world. To foster those beliefs she is dedicating herself to the art of video.

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Russia Rising Poster Exhibit

Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom: 30 Artists and Designers Challenge the 2011 and 2012 Russian Elections. School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom,” an exhibition responding to recent political turmoil in Russia through the language of the poster. The original posters were created in support of the popular Russian movement for democracy that emerged at the third-term election of President Vladimir Putin. Co-curated by design historian and MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller and Abbeville Press Art Director Misha Beletsky.

“SVA has a long tradition of supporting freedom of speech and voting rights through its exhibition program. It is important for Russia to have elections, but it is also necessary for Americans to understand the political context in which they are held. This exhibition asks the question ‘Does my vote count?,’ which opens doors that are too often shut,” says exhibition co-curator Steven Heller.

“Although some of the most effective political agitation of the 20th century took place in Russia, and perhaps precisely because of it, the Russian public is weary of revolutions and revolutionary rhetoric,” says exhibition co-curator Misha Beletsky. “This leaves the would-be revolutionaries of today in a precarious position of opposition to the regime with no clear means of dissent.”

Designers who responded to the call for entries for “Russia Rising” faced a similar challenge. Today’s Russia doesn’t fit into any visual clichés like the red banner or hammer and sickle. Pre-1917 czarist symbols such as the two-headed eagle and the tricolor, once viewed as “radical,” have come to symbolize the current regime. The often depicted Russian bear is now a mascot of Putin’s United Russia party.

Designer Woody Pirtle’s poster features brass knuckles that look very similar to a bear’s claw. Oil leaks out of a tricolor faceless Russian nesting doll on a poster created by Dimon Zakharov. SVA faculty member Viktor Koen contributes a poster reminiscent of former U.S. presidential candidate Ron Paul’s ReLOVEution graphic; the word ReVOTElution is superimposed over a hand placing a paper into a ballet box.

A bear kicks a caricature of Russian President Vladimir Putin out on Robert Grossman’s poster, which also includes the words “Takeout Putin.” The Bukheyevs’ Election Circus has the imperial two-headed eagle, juggling black and white balls in a circle to symbolize the contested elections. Eugeny Dobrovinsky’s Russian Chronology starts with “2010 ten” and continues, “2011 eleven,” “2012 twelve,” “2013 puteen,” “2014 puteen,” into infinity.

“It has become very difficult to say ‘Russia’ visually without becoming embroiled in complicated political issues. The artists in the exhibition have navigated these murky contextual waters with great skill,” says Beletsky. “They have demonstrated something that the unresolved political situation in Russia reminds us of daily: that the diversity of human expression is ultimately stronger than the oppressive uniformity.”

Participating artists include R.O. Blechman, The Bukheyevs (S. Bulkin & E. Mikheyeva), Savas Cekic, Cybersect, Maxim Derevyankin, Eugeny Dobrovinsky, Lex Drewinski, Stasys Eidrigevicius, Alexander Faldin, Kevin Finn, Emily Firebaugh, Robert Grossman, Hilppa Hyrkäs, Allison Hefely, Viktor Koen, Boris Kulikov, Yossi Lemel, Alain Le Quernec, Uwe Loesch, Alexandria Lopresti, Alexey Lysogorov, Ilya Pereverzentsev, Kari Piippo, Woody Pirtle, Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding, Eugeniusz Skorwider, Lanny Sommese, Alexander Umyarov, Derek Vander Griend and Dimon Zakharov.

“Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom” is organized in conjunction with the Golden Bee Global Biennale in Moscow and Serge Serov, Biennale president. The exhibition’s graphic identity was created by Maria Permyakova-Romanova.

Reception: Wednesday, September 12, 6-8pm

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Viktor Yaroshenko and Mikhail Borschevsky

Журнал ИНТЕРПОЭЗИЯ приглашает на уникальную встречу с известными литераторами, эссеистами и главными редакторами интереснейших журналов.
Виктор Ярошенко, Гл. Редактор журнала «Вестник Европы» (Москва)
http://magazines.russ.ru/authors/y/yaroshenko/
Михаил Борщевский, Гл. Редактор журнала “Herald of Europe” (Лондон)
http://magazines.russ.ru/authors/b/borschevskij/

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New Russian Cinema Screening

The best thing do when it’s sweltering outside is see a movie, especially one that’s never screened before in New York with the filmmakers in attendance! Come see a sampling of the newest, most talked about voices in Russian cinema. Two films, CHAPITEAU-SHOW and MY FATHER IS BARYSHNIKOV, will screen over three days. Screenings will be followed by Q&A’s with directors Sergey Loban and Sergey Mokritskiy.
CHAPITEAU-SHOW (in 2 parts):
Part 1 – Tues. August 21st, 7:00 PM
Part 2 – Wed. August 22nd, 7:00 PM
MY FATHER IS BARYSHNIKOV – Thursday, August 23rd, 7:00 PM

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GO: a community-curated open studio project: Yevgenia Nayberg

On September 8–9, 2012, artists across Brooklyn will open their studio doors, so that you can decide who will be featured in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Visit artist’s studios and vote for your favorite artists. Go to GoBrooklynArt.org to register to vote!

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GO: a community-curated open studio project: Vladimir Davidenko

On September 8–9, 2012, artists across Brooklyn will open their studio doors, so that you can decide who will be featured in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Visit artist’s studios and vote for your favorite artists. Go to GoBrooklynArt.org to register to vote!