Agenda: An Expedition (And Exhibition) Across the East River
This month the inventive curators at United Photo Industries, the org that produces the Photoville pop-up art event at Brooklyn Bridge Park, is launching “Drawn to Water,” a four-month-long series of photo exhibitions that will be mounted … on East River Ferry vessels. Commuters will be able to contemplate man’s relationship to bodies of water through three different bodies of work: National Geographic’s photographer David Doubilet’s underwater imagery, Joni Sternbach’s tintype portraits of surfers around the world, and Stephen Mallon’s images of NYC subway cars tossed into the Atlantic to form new coral reefs.
Insight: 16 "Best Practices" to Find a Sustainable Success
The great challenge for filmmakers today is no longer how to get their films made or funded, but how to get people to watch them, writes blogger (and SF Film Society director) Ted Hope, who lists 16 “best practices” for filmmakers who want to achieve a sustainable creative life. “Don’t worry if it looks like there is more than you can currently achieve. It is a process and you are not alone,” he notes. Among his recommendations: Aggregate your audience—so build those email lists! (See also: “19 Things Regarding Our Current Culture That Should Completely Alter Your Creative & Entrepreneurial Practice.”)
Brian Rea: The DART Q&A
Brian Rea is probably best known in New York for the dozens of illustrations and drawings he produces each year for the New York Times. But this multi-faceted artist works across a dazzling array of media, from video art films to cut-paper 3-D illustration art to murals, environmental installations, and wearable art. Prior to decamping for the Golden State, Brian was art director of the New York Time Op-Ed page for four-and-a-half years. His art has been exhibited in museums inclu...
Latin American Ilustracion Spotlight: Gabriella D'Alessandro
A day at the park has inspired many an artist, including Gabriella D'Alessandro, a Dominican illustrator now living in Brooklyn, New York. Excitedly anticipating the end of a cold winter, she created a self-promotional postcard featuring two young women enjoying sunny splendor on parkland grass. "I took the concept further by covering them with what appear to be flowers at a first glance, but are actually a multitude of insects," notes D'Alessandro, whose work earned her a spot among the winners of the first annual Latin American Ilustracion competition.