‘A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints’ Opens March 10 at Japan Society Gallery

February 22nd, 2017

Two amorous figures sit seaside, intimately entwined on a cozy bamboo banquet and making music from a shared shamisen. With nearly identically coiffed tresses, flowing robes and delicate, demure features, the figures seem paradigms of female beauty in classical Japanese art. But any observer from the Edo period (1603-1868) would have immediately recognized that one figure is a maiden and the other is a wakashu — male adolescents who were objects of sexual desire for both men and women. [Read More]

Fadi J. Khoury’s FJK DANCE Leaves For EIGHT-WEEK TOUR OF CHINA

February 22nd, 2017

Fadi Khoury’s FJK DANCE will bring 10 company dancers to China, kicking off the company’s first extended international tour to the Far East, February 28 to April 30. The eight-week multi-city tour will present three FJK DANCE repertory works, Take Two, Echoes and Dum Tak, in 31 Chinese cities including Wuhan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, introducing FJK’s unique blend of ballroom, ballet, jazz and Middle Eastern dance to new international audiences. The company’s multicultural approach to the medium will be presented in more than 30 theaters throughout the run. [Read More]

BBG Presents the 36th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

February 22nd, 2017

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce the 36th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s yearly kickoff of the spring gardening season. Gardening enthusiasts from throughout the New York metro area gather for this spring event, which features a full day of conversations, presentations, and films to inspire and engage gardeners of every type and level. The day includes workshops by community gardeners, BBG staff, and other experts. [Read More]

2017 New York Times Travel Show Reports Attendance Highest Ever

February 7th, 2017

The New York Times has announced that its annual Travel Show reached a new record of 30,099 participants—the highest attendance in the Show’s history. Attendance included 9,253 travel trade and 20,846 consumer attendees during the three-day event that took place from Jan. 27-29, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. [Read More]

Buy Locally Made, Super-Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts at MadeinQueens in Long Island City

February 5th, 2017

The Queens Economic Development Corporation is going to wish “Happy Valentine’s Day” to all by operating an 800-square-foot, boutique pop-up shop in Long Island City for five days. [Read More]

Queens Council on the Arts announces an Open Call for QCA ArtHotel Residency

February 3rd, 2017

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is pleased to announce an open call for all Queens-based artists to submit a proposal for the newly established QCA ArtHotelResidency, a program of the Queens Art Fund in partnership with the Z NYC Hotel and the Paper Factory Hotel. [Read More]

2017 New York Times Travel Show Announces Exhibitor Award Winners

February 1st, 2017

The 2017 New York Times Travel Show has announced the winners of its 2017 Exhibitor Awards. The awards recognize excellence and innovation in exhibitor booths, displays and presentations. [Read More]

Third “Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China”

January 19th, 2017

The third “Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China,” co-hosted by the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and the US-China Cultural Institute, will commence January 23rd, and conclude January 31st, 2017. A vital part of the “Happy Chinese New Year” program, “Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China” is a series of arts and culture initiatives where traditional culture, modern discourse, and innovative visual arts and creative design meet. The 2017 theme is “Year of the Rooster, Light of Gold”. It invokes the auspicious connotation of light and hope symbolized by the Year of Rooster, and aims to facilitate creative exchange between Chinese and American cultures while paving the way for continued opportunities to collaborate and mutually share in education, arts, and culture. [Read More]

Timeless Elegance in Japanese Art: Celebrating 40 Years!

January 12th, 2017

In March, Joan B. Mirviss ltd will celebrate its 40th anniversary! To mark the occasion, the gallery presents the important exhibition, “Timeless Elegance in Japanese Art: A Celebration of Forty Years” accompanied by a fully illustrated publication. [Read More]

DRAGON LORE IN EARLY CHINA

January 10th, 2017

Throckmorton Fine Art (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) has assembled for exhibit one of the finest collections of jade dragons representing the art of early China. Emerging out of the northern boundaries of today’s China, the dragon eventually predominated as the mark par excellence of heavenly favor. Wearing or suspending a jade pendant in the shape of a dragon was believed to inoculate the owner with some of the dragon’s positive energy. All the objects in the exhibit are created out of nephrite stone, tremolitic-actinolitic jade. Most are designed to be suspended as décor, at either a male’s waist or female’s chest. Plump and unctuously curling C-shaped chunks of nephrite from the Hongshan culture stand out as one of the most exquisite examples, and, in addition, as the earliest representation of the dragon in China. [Read More]