Thursday NotePad

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday September 18, 2014

Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21, 7 pm

Whitebox Art Center, on New York’s Lower East Side, is known for its commitment to video arts. Under the leadership of Antoine [Tony] Geurrero, it has expanded its programs in the realm of time-based art with WhiteboxLab.

This week, WhiteboxLab’s SoundLounge premiers Alcina, a Baroque opera written by George Frideric Handel in 1735 and directed by R. B.Schlather, whose recent credits include Werther for Opera Company Brooklyn, Treemonisha for New York City Opera, and Some Call Refuge at Vaudeville Park, among many others.

Alcina will be performed live with orchestra, in Italian, with projected English titles.

The last general rehearsal will take place Friday at 7 pm. The performances will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 20 & 21st, at 7 pm. There will be a post-performance discussion on Sunday. This is a ticketed donation event, with funds to be distributed to the performers. TicketsInformation or 212-714-2347. 

Whitebox Art Center, 329  Broome Street, NY, NY.

Scene from Alcina rehearsal. Photo courtesy R. B.Schlather

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and beyond

Photoville returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park, September 18, 19, 25, 26 from 4pm–10pm; September 20, 27 from 12 pm–10pm; and September 21, 28 from 12pm – 8pm.

Photo courtesy Dumbo Decoder

Friday and Saturday

On your way to Photoville, you can recycle e-Waste in DUMBO. The DUMBO Improvement District is teaming up with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to properly recycle your broken keyboards, ancient flip phones, busted VCRs and other electronic waste this Friday and Saturday in the plaza. Their March event collected more than 6,000 pounds of old electronics --tech hoarders this is your chance to get lean. Learn more here


This just in: Open House at The Center for Book Arts.
Say hello to fall on Saturday, September 20th from 2 to 5pm and get a sneak preview of all the season has to offer. The event will feature artist demos, tours, a preview of our fall schedule and your last chance to tour the galleries before our summer exhibitions close. Schedule:

2pm Pop Ups with Jennifer Verbit
2pm Editioning with Lee Marchalonis 
3pm Letterpress demo with MC Hyland
3pm Coptic Binding with Andre Bassuet

The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY. Information.

View of Zines + The World of ABC No Rio, closing September 27 at The Center for Book Arts. Photo: Peggy Roalf 

Monday, September 22, 6:30 pm

The ongoing Aperture-W.Eugene Smith Memorial Fund collaboration presents a special evening to honor the Howard Chapnick Legacy.

The evening will be hosted by Mickael Itkoff of Daylight Publishing, who received the Chapnick grant in 2006 which made it possible for Daylight to go to press. The Chapnick grant has been able to give smaller organizatons an immedate boost like this. Other past Chapnick grantees Marie Arago (Fotokonbit), Ryan Libre, and Liza Faktor will talk about their projects and the grant. There will also be statements from past recipients Tamas Revesz, Shahidul Alam [Drik Photo Agency], David Spear and Richard Steven Street. 

Liza Faktor, Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk region, 2002, from the series, The Surface of Siberia.

Howard Chapnick (1922-1996) is a legend of photography, the long time head of the Black Star Agency and author of the classic The Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism.  

In 1979 with colleagues, John Morris and Jim Hughes, he founded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, which awards grants for projects in humanistic photography. Shortly after his death, the Smith Fund announced a new award in Chapnick’s name, a $5,000 grant to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism. Information.

Aperture Gallery & Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY. Donation/$5/Free for students with valid ID and Aperture members. Information.

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