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June 15, 2013 - by CG Directory Editor

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Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week.

Art for Artists: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Class - Japan Society
Through June 16, 2013 - New York

Explore Japanese woodblock printmaking techniques practiced by ukiyo-e masters in this four-part workshop series led by Yasuyuki Shibata, Master Printmaker at Pace Editions. Learn to sharpen and use carving tools, prepare and carve wood blocks, and hand print. The program begins with a guided discussion of Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints led by a Japan Society educator. Please email printmaking@japansociety.org for pre-course instructions.

Saturdays & Sundays, June 8–16, 1-5 pm

Sunday at The Met: Origins of Punk - Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 16, 2013 - New York

Explore the punk evolution in New York and London in a conversation with Jon Savage and Roberta Bayley, moderated by Glenn O'Brien.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

Carry It Forward: Children of the Resistance - The Town Hall
June 16, 2013 - New York

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Ethel and Julius Rosenbergs' executions, the Rosenberg Fund for Children presents a benefit event entitled, Carry it Forward: Celebrate the Children of Resistance. This stage program, which intersperses dramatic readings and dramatized vignettes with music and poetry, honors the legacy of resistance passed on from the Rosenbergs and others, and celebrates the courage of families who continue to resist today. It embraces the history of progressive activism both through a look back at past generations, and in the context of today's struggles. It honors the community of people who are working for social justice, and shows activists, and their children, that they are not alone. Activist legend Angela Davis will be the program's narrator and Eve Ensler (performer, author and playwright of The Vagina Monologues and Emotional Creature) will portray Ethel Rosenberg. With music from Rebel Diaz - a progressive, Latino hip hop group - and the husband and wife folk duo, Mike + Ruthy; and poetry from Martin Espada. Shola Lynch (director of Free Angela & All Political Prisoners) and Christina Gonzalez will portray the daughters of Russell Maroon Shoatz and Tito Kayak.

Contemporary Brazil & Baroque Roots at UN - Art, Music & Fashion Design - United Nations
June 18, 2013 - New York

SAPHIRA STUDIO, SEIGREEN, IAC (International Artists Coalition) in partnership with Mali Villas–Bôas Gallery, present the Exhibition Contemporary Brazil & Baroque Roots. Support: IPL (Institute of Portuguese Language & Portuguese Language Club at UN).

The project discloses Brazilian art through a collective exhibition of plastic arts. The artists selected are representatives of Brazilian contemporary art, which has been increasingly highlighted in the international art market due to its unique features. The exhibition will provide the opportunity to meet some aspects of the current Brazilian art and its Baroque influence.

Baroque’s ideas permeate the work of many artists today, revealing that the style is one of the most influential movements in Brazilian art. One could say that Baroque is the root of all art movements in Brazil from the sculptures by Antonio Francisco Lisboa ( known as Aleijadinho) to the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer; from the musical works by Padre José Maurício Nunes Garcia to Villa-Lobos and Milton Nascimento; from the poetry of Gregório de Mattos and Padre Antonio Vieira to Carlos Drummond de Andrade; from the paitings by Manoel da Costa Ataide to the new trends in Brazilian visual arts.

The artists selected and produced by curators Alcinda Saphira (NY), Antonio Oliveira (NY), Liza Papi (NY) and Mali Villas-Boas (Brazil), show in their works the cultural diversity of a continental country united by its Baroque roots.

The exhibition will present the work of more than 40 artists, among them are:

Fatima Marques, Sandra Romano, Maria Cecilia R. Netto, Altamiro R, Natalia Lima, Eliane Scherb, Paulo Stocco, Dri Santiago, Eliana Corinti Jordão , Mauro Laforga, Roberta Pauli, Alexandra Betancur, Antonio Augusto Ferraz, Fernanda Garcês, Cabral, Marcos Amaro, Marta Spangnol, Ivone Vaccaro, Paulo Gouvea, Marcio Goldzweig, Astride Rosa, Regina Brandão, Gustavo Braga, Alcinda Saphira, Antonio Oliveira & Rene Nascimento.

The opening reception will present the Brazilian soprano, Caroline Braga, who will perform Brazilian Baroque music under the direction of conductor and composer Thiago Tibério. The evening also includes the fashion designer AZ Araújo showcasing some of the pieces of his new collection.

Nordic Midsummer Celebration - Scandinavia House
June 20, 2013 - New York

Midsummer is the longest day of the year, but Scandinavians know it as a day of non-stop celebration. Join us for our own fete, featuring music by roving ambassadors of popular Swedish music Roger Hinchliffe, Claes Dyberg, and Svante Engholm, extended gallery hours, and treats for purchase from Smorgas Chef.

Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure will capture your imagination and take you on an incredible journey through thousands of years of maritime history. Experience hurricane-force winds, pick up treasure with a robotic arm, and explore the mysteries of the deep. This exhibit features over 500 authentic artifacts, including gold and silver treasures, as well as the incredible science and technology used to work thousands of feet below the ocean's surface.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.


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