Happy hour meet up with EVERY woman biennial artists & Artist Erin Weckerle DJ set
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Happy hour meet up with EVERY woman biennial artists & Artist Erin Weckerle DJ set

Erin Weckerle is a Brooklyn based painter originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, and MFA from Yale University, as well as attending Penland School of Crafts, Norfolk Summer School of Art, and the Temple University Rome program.
Erin's current body of work takes its point of inspiration from Pennsylvania Dutch Hex signs. She also works as a sign painter specializing in gold leaf address numbers and chalkboard art.  Erin also dj's around town regularly and has a radio show called Clean Forgot.
 https://erinweckerle.com

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Every Women Biennial with founder C. Finley
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Every Women Biennial with founder C. Finley

NEXT TALKS & HERE PROJECTS Present : A Talk with C. Finley

Talk , Q&A followed by meet artists of 2019 EWB/ DJ/ happy hour

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Every Women Biennial : An art platform favoring encouragement, connection and inspiration.

Every Women Biennial, (formally known as Whitney Houston Biennial ) I Wanna Dance with Somebody, 2019, is the all woman and women-identified art biennial founded and curated by C. Finley. Join C.Finley as she talks about the making of the EW Biennial, Q&A, meet the 2019  EWB artists at our here Projects hosted happy hour 6-7 with DJ Erin Weckerle (2019 EWB artist)

https://everywomanbiennial.com

The EVERY WOMAN BIENNIAL 2019 is the all woman and women-identified art biennial founded and curated by C. Finley. What began as the Whitney Houston Biennial, a wild one-night event of art and performance celebrating women in 2014, and expanded to a two-week exhibition in 2017 in the awakening of the #MeToo movement, will present its third iteration, titled Every Woman Biennial, from May 19 - May 29 in NY, and a sister biennial featuring LA-based artists June 2 - 12 in LA. The list of artists will post mid-April on www.everywomanbiennial.com and includes acclaimed artists dedicated to women’s issues - Patricia Cronin, Deborah Kass, Marilyn Minter, Swoon, Mickalene Thomas, Betty Tompkins - showing alongside emerging artists and artists from partnerships with Bard College, GenderCool Project, LAND Studio, Lower East Side Girls’ Club, and more.

Founder and Curator of the EVERY WOMEN BIENNIAL (formally the WHB) : C. Finley, based in New York City and Rome, is known for her elaborate paintings and intense use of color, monumental murals, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and her activism through urban art interventions, including her acclaimed Wallpapered Dumpsters. Initiating the Whitney Houston Biennale 2014, followed by the 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman, Finley’s goal with the 2019 iteration is to expand the EVERY WOMAN Biennial, starting with LA this year, and creating a model to be replicated worldwide in 2021. Finley has shown internationally with exhibitions at Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna; Superchief Gallery Los Angeles; Jenn Singer Gallery New York; Context/Art Miami; Scope Miami and New York; FDA Projects, Rome; High Energy Constructs and Salon Oblique, Los Angeles; and the Dumba Collective, New York. Finley received her BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has been featured in the The New York Times, La Repubblica, Dazed, Fast Company, Women’s Wear Daily, LALA, and more. http://iamfinley.com/


STAY AFTER TALK  for meet up!! 

HAPPY HOUR MEET UP WITH EVERY WOMAN BIENNIAL ARTISTS & ARTIST ERIN WECKERLE DJ SET

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019

  • 6:00 PM  7:30 PM

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Tell Your Story: Storytelling for Artists with film director Samia Khan
May
22
4:30 PM16:30

Tell Your Story: Storytelling for Artists with film director Samia Khan

NEXT TALKS & HERE PROJECTS PRESENTS:

Tell Your Story: Storytelling for Artists with film director Samia Khan

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We live in a world saturated with images, yet too many of our stories go unnoticed. Now more than ever, the world needs to hear from artists: what motivates us, what stories we choose to tell, and how we choose to tell them. Samia Khan, Director of Partnerships at MediaStorm, will screen films she’s co-created with artists from diverse backgrounds to demonstrate the power of storytelling.  


Samia Khan is Director of Partnerships at MediaStorm, an award-winning film and interactive design studio dedicated to telling stories that matter. We believe that compassionate storytelling builds empathy, and that empathy is the first step towards creating positive change. Samia has worked with artists and activists to highlight the power of culture to change our perception around issues of race, gender and equity, and has had the pleasure of interviewing a number of people who inspire, including Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.



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Does commercial success hinder creativity in design?
May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Does commercial success hinder creativity in design?

HERE PROJECTS PRESENTS:

Design panel discussion with Amanda Pratt interior architect founder of Salon Design

Panel discussion followed by a Q&A. Wine will be served before and during the panel.

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Panelists:

Annie Block : Executive Editor of Interior Design magazine

Shanan Campanaro:

Eskayel is a New York-based textile design studio that weaves fine art with exacting craftsmanship. Dedicated to sustainable innovation and lasting beauty, it treats all environments conscientiously. Each of Eskayel’s one-of-a-kind designs originates from a painting inspired by nature or travel and created by studio founder Shanan Campanaro.  Using eco-friendly methods, including water-based pigment ink, regional production and sustainably sourced materials, Eskayel evolves these artworks into hand-tied rugs, wall coverings, home linens, fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more. Working with trusted, transparent production partners, the studio makes each item to order to eliminate stock waste and ensure superior quality.

Bec Brittain

Bec Brittain founded her studio in Brooklyn in 2011, designing and producing the critically-acclaimed SHY light.The studio moved to Manhattan in 2016, and after a renovation, her adjacent showroom reopened in March, 2017. Bec, who is entirely self-taught, designs and engineers all her products, which are the expressions of her own ideas, rather than being market-driven. All her designs are made in New York, using a variety of techniques and a network of local fabricators and artisans, and every piece is assembled by hand in the studio under Bec’s supervision. Bec prefers to run a small-scale studio – crossover and cooperation insure that everyone has a role in everything, creating a strong and tight-knit team. For Bec, this hands-on method is equally effective for projects both small and large, and for both production pieces and custom projects. While Bec deliberately chooses not to have a large company, her studio has the expertise and experience to execute projects at many scales, including large, site-specific commissions.


Andreea Avram Rusu

Avram Rusu Studio creates distinctly sculptural work of exacting craftsmanship.  The Brooklyn based company was founded in 2004 by architect Andreea Avram Rusu who designs and engineers every collection.  Andreea is passionate about lighting.  “Lighting transforms space.  It is the single greatest determinant of how a space feels.”  

Employing artisanal techniques and luxurious materials, the studio produces products that explore the relationship between art and design.   Serendipity is an integral component of the design ethos, resulting in personal one of a kind pieces.

The rich tradition of hand blown glass informs the lyrical use of color and pattern underlying the signature Confetti Glass and Continuum lighting collections.  A rigorous attention to detail and construction characterizes the work.  Custom modular components allow flexibility of form and multiple finish combinations. 

Avram Rusu Studio works closely with a select group of local artists and artisans including glass blowers, ceramic artists, metal workers, machinists, finishers and wood workers.  Each piece is prototyped and hand built in the company’s Brooklyn studio.

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A Retrospective: The impact of Black culture in contemporary art
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

A Retrospective: The impact of Black culture in contemporary art

HERE PROJECTS PRESENTS:

Everick Brown, interior designer moderates a panel discussion

with

Niama Safia Sandy , Anthropologist, Curator, Strategist, Writer

Niama Safia Sandy is a New York-based curator, cultural anthropologist, and essayist.Sandy's work delves into the human story - through the application and critical lenses of healing, history, migration, music, ritual and site-specificity. She sees her role as that of an agitator - one who endeavors to simultaneously call into question and make sense of the seemingly arbitrary nature of modern life and to celebrate our shared humanity in the process, while developing critical and creative modalities grounded in histories of the global Black Diaspora to enable others to do the same. She is an alumna of Howard University, SOAS, University of London, and the No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab.   (School of Oriental and African Studies

Niama is a founding curator of the Southeast Queens Biennial which debuted in 2018. Her curatorial oeuvre includes multiple ongoing exhibition projects with internationally renowned art institutions. Niama has convened panels, led discussions, and presented papers at Prizm Art Fair, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Creative Time Summit, Harvard University, Oberlin College, and Rhode Island School of Design. Sandy’s writing has been featured in Artsy, MFON: Women Photographers of the Black Diaspora, NAD NOW, and more.

Reuban O.Charles ll , Collector


Reuben O. Charles, II is the founder and owner of Citadel Firm, a real estate development, and construction firm located in the District of Columbia.  Mr. Charles is a businessman who possesses more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of private equity, corporate finance, and real estate investing and construction.  He provides strategic and financial leadership for Citadel while actively cultivating emerging operational leaders within the firm. He has spent his professional career managing high-risk investments and complicated urban development initiatives.Mr. Charles previously served on the Boards of Directors of the St Louis Art Museum (“SLAM”), a first-tier mainstream encyclopedic institution and the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (“CAM”), a non-collecting museum that presents the art of our time by providing a dynamic array of changing exhibitions by emerging and established artists from around the world. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rebuild Foundation, art, education, and cultural development organization founded by artist and developer Theaster Gates.  Mr. Charles has a deep and abiding love for visual arts.  He and his wife, Kimberly, actively cultivate meaningful relationships with emerging or early career artists through various activities that include hosting salons and art-inspired social gatherings at their home and provide selective patronage to programs and projects that aid in the launching or expansion of artists’ careers.  Mr. Charles actively seeks collaborations with institutional curators to present artists talks, and educational programs around exhibits from artists of color – Recent sponsorships include talks by Lina Iris Viktor at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Titus Kaphar at the National Portrait Gallery of Art, in Washington DC.Reuben Charles is a DC based Collector Mr. Charles credits many institutional relationships with informing his world view as a collector, patron, and advocate for the arts.  He carefully scrutinizes works before the acquisition and takes his role in the chain of stewardship of art very seriously. He views education and public engagement and critique as vital to creating an enlightened artistic ecosystem.  Like many activist artists, Mr. Charles believes in the bold celebration of black creativity and the transformative properties of black art.Mr. Charles has a varied collection that includes contemporary works of all media, primarily from the artist of color from around the world.  His collection consists of works by Sam Gilliam, Lynette Yaikom Boayake, Kerry James Marshall, Leonardo Drew, Hugo McLeod, Kehinde Whiley, Toyin Odutola, Odilli Odita Donald, Leslie Smith, Vaughn Spann, Derek Fordjour, Multi-disciplinary artists like Kevin Beasley, Titus Kaphar, and Hank Willis Thomas.

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A Retrospective: The impact of Black culture in contemporary art. 

Living with traditional and contemporary African Art; A retrospective look at the influence of African and Black art in the 21st Century.

Everick Brown Design is a full service interior design firm based in New York, offering residential and commercial solutions with a specialty in resimercial interiors. Our style is, “Modern Classic with a Global perspective “. Current projects include; No Studios, Coveleigh Club, and US Open to name a few.

https://everickbrown.com/

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Intro to Movement with Work in Use Wu and Kyle Fincham
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Movement with Work in Use Wu and Kyle Fincham

HERE PROJECTS & ASHER ISRAELOW STUDIO PRESENTS: 

Intro to Movement with Work in Use Wu and Kyle Fincham

ACTIVE WORKSHOP ONLY 14 SPOTS “ALL LEVELS WELCOME “

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In this Movement workshop, we will explore the fundamentals of balance, strength and mobility. Wu and Kyle Fincham (Movement Brooklyn) will teach a class based around Work in Use’s recently launched collection of movement tools.This will be an active 60 minute class, please wear comfortable clothes.

Work in Use is a Providence, RI based design studio specializing in high-end movement tools. Unlike generic fitness equipment, these objects redefine how we think about form, materials, and aesthetics in our practice. Work in Use’ mission is to help people form a deeper understanding of their own bodies.

About Wu Wu is passionate about creating an active community of movers who are inspired by good design. Wu has a background in graphic design from the University of Texas and an MFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design. She has been a movement practitioner studying the Ido Portal Method for four years. As a designer, educator, and woman, she is interested in reframing the way we understand our movement practice by looking at softness, shape and touch.

About Kyle Kyle Fincham is the founder of Movement Brooklyn. Kyle has been an online student of Ido Portal since early 2015. He also maintains a Wim Hof breathing practice and is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He travels the world attending movement workshops so that he can bring a variety of perspectives to his students.

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Fragments in the Field : Arcade architecture & design principles Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson  talk about  "Mastheads"  A  residency you need to know about
May
18
2:30 PM14:30

Fragments in the Field : Arcade architecture & design principles Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson talk about "Mastheads" A residency you need to know about

What is Mastheads ? you need to know about

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Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson, principals at ARCADE, will share their project The Mastheads, a series of mobile structures conjuring the history of American Renaissance authors in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the project shaped the beginning of their practice as one focused on using design to revive culture and history in post-industrial American cities.

The Mastheads is a public humanities project in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. We seek to connect residents to the literary history of the region, create a forum for thinking about place, and support the production of new creative work. Founded in 2016 upon the legacy of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield, The Mastheads is at once an urban architectural experiment, a literary research initiative, a writers’ residency, and an educational program.

ARCADE is an architectural office whose mission is to use design as a platform to create and support culture in disinvested, de-industrialized cities. Based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ARCADE is run by partners Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson, both of whom are Berkshire County natives.


ARCADE's work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, displayed at MASS MoCA and Hancock Shaker Village, and featured in Dwell Magazine and the Boston Globe. Clients include Williams College, Bard College at Simon's Rock, the Smithsonian Institution's Lemelson Center, and the city of Pittsfield's Offices of Cultural Development and Community Development, among others.

Tessa Kelly is a graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has taught in the graduate program at the Yale School of Architecture. Chris Parkinson is a graduate of Amherst College and the Yale School of Architecture, and currently teaches in the architecture department at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. 


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Designing a City for Zero Waste with Clare Miflin
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Designing a City for Zero Waste with Clare Miflin

NEXT TALKS & HERE PROJECTS PRESENTS: 

1pm - Talk followed by a Q&A

What can we learn from nature? Designing out waste through biomimicry

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Waste is a design flaw: in our packaging, our products and our buildings and cities. Ecosystems recycle materials indefinitely in circular loops, but the human­ designed system discards over 90% of the materials extracted from the earth within six months. What can we learn from nature to transform our consumption patterns from take-make-waste to regenerative circular loops?

Clare Miflin, architect, led the development of the Zero Waste Design Guidelines through a multidisciplinary collaborative process. The Guidelines serve as resource and inspiration for architects to help NYC reach its Zero Waste Goal. She is  setting up a not-for-profit Center for Zero Waste Design to disseminate and implement the Guidelines in NYC and other cities. Her consultancy – ThinkWoven – develops strategies to weave urban systems into ecosystems.

Clare is Co-Chair of AIA NY’s Committee on the Environment, on the board of BiomimicryNYC,  and Sustainability Coordinator for her local food cooperative.

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Stanley Love performing with  L'amour bleu
May
17
8:35 PM20:35

Stanley Love performing with L'amour bleu

Stanley Love performing with L”amour bleu

Stanley Love works with performing artists through a dance basis. His aesthetic is based in schizophrenic-like structure and eclecticism. He utilizes different musical, dance, and choreographic styles. Much of the inspiration comes from the soul of the music- whether it be more emotional, theatrical, rhythmic, funky or whatever. SLPG has performed in many, many NYC venues, some being The Kitchen, PS122, PS1, The Whitney Biennial, Paula Cooper Gallery, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, DTW, Dixon Place, Cooper Union, NYU, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Limelight, The Tunnel, The Pyramid Club and in Central Park for a 9/11 remembrance.

https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/dance/stanley-love-performance-group

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 L'Amour Bleu
May
17
8:30 PM20:30

L'Amour Bleu

HERE PROJECTS PRESENTS: 

8:30pm - Music: L'Amour Bleu

L'Amour Bleu is a music group from NYC composed of Matthew Tong, Shane Ruth, Asher Ireland, and Ryan Schaefer.  Their first album PLEASE was released in 2017. L'Amour Bleu often performs live shows and produces music videos in collaboration with other artists and dancers including Stanley Love, Bailey Stiles, Jimmy Brenner, Raul De Nieves, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener.  Music videos produced by the group will be on view for the Next Level exhibition.

Stanely Love will be performing with L'Amour Bleu and is featured in one of the music videos for the track "Disease Machine" filmed live in Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery, NYC.

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OPening: Di-ver-ci-ty      igniting change ... A lantern Show
May
17
to May 24

OPening: Di-ver-ci-ty igniting change ... A lantern Show

A Lantern show

Sponsered by Pearl River mart/ Tala lighting benefit Robin hood nyc and the artists

aimee wilder /amanda dandeneau /anthony george /april hannah
arielle stein/asher israelow /august gorton/avo/brian kaspr
briana devoe/ carolina z hurley /chad phillips/daisy houang
dave cole/david aron/ deborah stein/erika vala/erin weckerle
fanny gentle /gabrielle shelton /jason rohlf/jill malek/jocelyn chace
jon burgerman /katie deedy/kevin j waldron /twenty2 wallpaper/ malene barnett /maria kozak
mariah leblanc/ marisol arteaga /mike dickey/mike geschwer/molly findlay / NANCY/naomi clark
natalie marie gehrels /niki & yusuke tsukamoto /nikki shapiro/olivia provey/ oliver martinez/paige martin & vice versace /payton turner/ pedro gomez /rachel cope/rebecca atwood
rebecca chamberlain /twenty2 wallpaper/ robert charelton
roza gazarian/anna aristova/sandra spannan
sandy pei/sara singh/sarkos/shanan campanaro /summer mcclinton/ steve butler
tamika rivera/tania leipold/tobie giddio/tracy morgan/trisha turner/tunde soyebo
steve butler/xandro aventajado /
you jung byun/yuri shimojo/ zoë pawlak

flyer artwork by Yuri shimojo

Next Level also actively acknowledges its role within and responsibility to its greater community through a partnership with world-renowned local design emporium Pearl River, which has donated rice-paper lanterns for customization by 70 New York City artists and textile designers. The lanterns will be displayed over 3,000 square feet within the Next Level space and available for sale, with fifty-percent of the proceeds going to the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization which attempts to alleviate problems caused by poverty in New York City.

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Opening Reception
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception

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Featuring work from over 35 participants throughout the 9,000-square-foot space, a minimalist backdrop honors each designer’s unique aesthetic, while allowing for the organic unfolding of a harmonious whole. In collaboration with Pearl River Mart, the lower level will be transformed into an installation of over 70 paper lanterns painted by NYC artists. Next Level Lantern exhibition Sponsored by Pearl River Mart and TALA lighting. All proceeds goes to Robinhood.org fighting poverty in NYC and Artists.

7:30pm - Dance performance: Surprise guest

8:30pm - Music: L'Amour Bleu

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Female Design Council Private Preview of Next Level
May
17
2:00 PM14:00

Female Design Council Private Preview of Next Level

HERE PROJECTS PRESENTS: 

Female Design Council is excited to host an exclusive members only preview of Next Level.

Enjoy wine and explore work from over 35 designers throughout a 9,000 square-foot space, including FDC members Shanan Campanaro / Eskayel, Kira de Paola / Kin & Company and Keren Springer / Wüd Furniture Design.

Become a member today to join this event and more!

For Next Level exhibitors, email cydney@femaledesigncouncil.org to receive 20% off a membership level of your choice. Valid through May 24, 2019.

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