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June 14, 2013 by admin
I’m sitting with sixteen artists around a table filled with Russian food. As we introduce ourselves, a poet says, “I’d like to share my work with you all later.” “Now, now! Go ahead!” the others respond. The poet nods, stares down at her plate, taking a few seconds to compose herself, and begins: I don’t wanna see you hangin’ round my placeif I do I’ll hit you square in ya ugly facewit’ straight white vinegar and tea tree oil’cuz just a trace-a you and my blood begins to boilBlack mold.Black mold. Read More...
June 14, 2013 by admin
Lives are snowflakes — unique in detail, forming patterns we have seen before, but as like one another as peas in a pod (and have you ever looked at peas in a pod? I mean, really looked at them? There’s not a chance you’d mistake one for another, after a minute’s close inspection.)  —  Neil Gaiman, American Gods Read More...
June 14, 2013 by admin
Immediately following Hurricane Sandy, the Andy Warhol, Lambent, and Robert Rauschenberg Foundations (“the primary funders”) approached the New York Foundation for the Arts to administer a fund to provide grants to individual artists in all disciplines from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. In addition to the substantial and catalytic support from the three foundations, NYFA also raised additional funds for this project through further donations from our generous individual and institutional supporters and collaborators. Read More...
June 13, 2013 by admin
While I was volunteering at the Park Slope Armory evacuation shelter I asked for advice from a member of the clergy when I encountered a problem I couldn’t solve. He told me to follow my instinct. I said I didn’t trust my instinct; the situation was far beyond my experience. He responded, “This is your opportunity to stretch yourself.” A lot of stretching has been going on in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. People, organizations, and communities have been coming together to meet a challenge and stretch in ways we had no idea were pos-sible. Read More...
June 11, 2013 by admin
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September 26, 2012 by admin
Edited by Edward B. Fiske. 1999, The Arts Education Partnership and The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. This article is part of the Revisiting Research series. Read More...