Email Subscriptions powered by FeedBlitz

Your email address:

Powered by FeedBlitz


events—september thru october



TV ads play a critical role in presidential politics, defining the major issues of a campaign and
evoking strong emotional responses for and against individual candidates. The Museum of the Moving Image will present a panel discussion “Winning Ads, Winning Campaigns,” that will offer an inside view of the art and politics of campaign ads. The panel will be moderated by NBC’s Chris Matthews, the host of Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Chris Matthews Show.

Participants include Mark McKinnon, who ran the media campaigns for George W.
Bush in 2000 and 2004, and is currently working on John McCain’s campaign; Marius Penczner, John Edwards’s 2008 media consultant; and Drew Westen, author of The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation. The program, on Monday, September 24, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., will take place at The Times Center, 242 West 41 Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Manhattan. Tickets are $12 for Museum members/$25 non-members/free for Sponsor-level members and above. A discounted group rate is available. Call 718.784.4520 or order online at

“Winning Ads, Winning Campaigns” was inspired by the Museum’s popular online exhibition
The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2004, which explores the critical role that television ads play in presidential politics. The Times Center program will include a presentation by the Museum’s Chief Curator, David Schwartz, of key ads from the past 50 years of presidential campaigns.

About the participants:
Chris Matthews is the host of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, and of The Chris Matthews Show, a syndicated news program produced by NBC News. He has covered American presidential campaigns since 1988. In 2004, he received the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Mark McKinnon, Vice Chairman of Public Strategies Inc. and President of Maverick Media, directed the advertising effort for President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns. He was appointed by President Bush to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and teaches at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He is currently advising Senator John McCain.

Marius Penczner served as a top media advisor to the 1996 Clinton/Gore campaign and the
2000 Gore/Lieberman campaign. Before establishing himself in the political realm, Penczner directed music videos for such acts as ZZ Top and The Allman Brothers Band, and wrote and directed the low-budget feature, I Was a Zombie for the FBI. He currently advises John Edwards’s campaign.

Drew Westen, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University, provides
psychological commentary on political issues for NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He has authored several books, including The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation and Self & Society: Narcissism, Collectivism, and the Development of Morals.

Museum of the Moving Image is dedicated to advancing the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to the nation’s largest permanent collection of moving image artifacts; screening significant films and other moving-image works; presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences; and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public.


See the new UNITY Plan for the Vanderbilt Railyards,
Brooklyn, NY Monday

Earlier this year, a large group of Brooklyn residents, architects, urban planners, designers and elected officials gathered in Fort Greene to collaborate on UNITY 2007, a community-driven vision for the development of the Vanderbilt Yards. The workshop was based on community-developed Planning Principles - and the original UNITY Plan, created in 2004, which served as the basis for the Extell Development Company's bid for the MTA-owned

The results of the UNITY 2007 workshop, including large-scale models, will be unveiled this coming Monday (details follow below). Come see how UNITY 2007 would transform the Yards
without displacing residents or overwhelming surrounding neighborhoods.

Please join us for the presentation of UNITY
A realistic, community-sensitive proposal for the
of Brooklyn's Vanderbilt rail yards

Press Conference
11 AM, Monday, September 24th
Presentation by project designers
Marshall Brown, Ron Shiffman
Dr. Tom Angotti

Community Forum

6 PM, Monday, September 24th
Presentation and Q&A with Marshall Brown and
Dr. Tom Angotti

The Soapbox Gallery
636 Dean Street
(btwn Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues)

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

The UNITY 2007 models will be on
display in the Soapbox

Gallery's windows until early October.
Click here for more info on UNITY 2007

CineWomen NY Screens Presents:
“FREEHELD” - The Laurel Hester Story
A New Documentary from
Award Winning Filmmaker Cynthia Wade
Winner of the 2007 Sundance Special Jury Prize.

Tuesday September 25th, 2007 – 7:00pm Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 E. 3rd St., near Avenue A

Scroll down to previous posting to see ticket information



Urban Word and Time Warner Team Up
to Bring Spoken Word Education to Brooklyn
September 25th – Summer ’08
St. John's Recreational Center, Parks and Recreation,
1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Press Release September 4, 2007: Urban Word NYC is pleased to announce that Time Warner will sponsor the expansion of its free after-school programs to teens in Brooklyn! This fall, Urban Word NYC will offer its award-winning spoken word, poetry, hip-hop and college-prep workshops at the St. John’s Recreational Center in Crown Heights Brooklyn.

Modeled after Urban Word’s Manhattan programs, workshops will take place three days per week in the fall, winter and spring, providing a safe space for teens to explore, engage and ignite their powerful voices through the written and spoken word. Workshops will be offered free to teens across the five boroughs for the next two years, thanks to Time Warner’s Youth Media and Arts Fund, which supports innovative arts and media programs for young people in New York City.

Tuesdays September 25 - December 11 4:30-6:30pm
@ St. John's Recreational Center
Using Hip-Hop Music and Hip-Hop Cultural History as a springboard, students will explore their own histories and creativity through dynamic writing and performance exercises. This will be a space where young people can freely express themselves, while learning to be active and positive contributors to their community.

Wednesdays September 26 - December 12 4:30-6:30pm
@ St. John's Recreational Center
In this workshop students will complete professional, high-quality college applications and essays—with Def poets, counselors and professionals.

Thursdays September 27 - December 13 4:30-6:30pm
@ St. John's Recreational Center
In this workshop, critical artistic skills – turntabling, close reading, lyric analysis, collage building and creative writing– become the doorway to discovering women's contribution to these mediums and our world. Acclaimed female DJ and poet, DJ Reborn facilitates this workshop for teen WOMEN.

About Urban Word NYC:
Urban Word NYC ignited the youth spoken word and poetry scene in New York City when it was established in 1999. Since then, Urban Word NYC has provided thousands of New York City teenagers with free, safe, ongoing, and uncensored writing and performance opportunities. Urban Word believes teenagers can and must speak for themselves and the key to building self-confidence, honing critical thinking skills, and developing imaginative and honest writing is to honor what they say and feel.


click on image for larger view

Gallery interior

Gallery exterior

The Silas Marder Gallery is an impressive space. A must see!


BAG Gallery Call for Submissions
To all artists
"The Politics of Power"
BAG Gallery invites all artists who have work addressing the theme "the politics
of power" to submit their work for consideration.

* submission deadline: October 18th, 2007
* medium: mixed (see below)
* gallery show dates: November 19 to December 8, 2007
* opening reception: December 1, 6:00-9:00 pm
* award: Three month Artist's Residency at BAG.
Winner notified on night of
show opening reception.

The Theme
It is interesting if you Google "politics power," the first site is a document from the National Defense University, the second is Wikipedia's hit on "Machtpolitik," and the third is a 2005 Harvard International Review article, "The Politics of Power," about nation-state power. Mostly, the phrase "politics of power" seems to move people to think of how power is used to manipulate and coerce in the political or national and international arena.

In this show, we are looking to expand how politics and power are connected, or even what they are. We are casting a wide net, in the hopes of bringing in new, original, and fully-felt insights and images about the politics of power. Images created via any medium will be accepted for consideration (i.e. photography, video, painting, sculpture, installation, illustration, alternative
medium, etc.), so long as the object is created by a working artist. All works must not exceed 48 inches in width, height or depth and may not suspend from the ceiling.
For all details and to sign up online visit here.

Studio Space at BAG still available.
In addition to our residencies for artists, we also have semi-private studio space
available. Contact us:
(718) 858-9069

Happy 1st Birthday Women's Work!

Marsha Heydt CD, 'One Night' to be released soon
on the Blue Toucan Music label. Jazz Sax and Flute.
Scroll down to see details in previous postings.

No comments: