Author: october

Contemporary art shines at New York’s Armory Show

Contemporary art shines at New York’s Armory Show

New York’s annual Armory Show, the biggest window on contemporary art in the United States, has opened with hopes of injecting energy and cash into the city’s recession-hit art scene. “This fair shows the...

Time was up for Israeli burglar’s widow

Time was up for Israeli burglar’s widow

Nili Shamrat of Tarzana was caught after she sold clocks back to the Jerusalem museum that her late husband, Na’aman Diller, stole them from in 1983, investigators said. When prolific Israeli burglar Na’aman Diller...

Islamic gallery opens at Detroit art museum

Islamic gallery opens at Detroit art museum

By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press Writer DETROIT — In the heart of the largest concentration of Muslims in the U.S., the Detroit Institute of Arts this weekend is opening a new permanent gallery of...

Art Biennial Ikebana Show

Art Biennial Ikebana Show

There might still be snow on the ground outside, but flowers are blooming in Alexandria at the Art League. The Torpedo Factory gallery is hosting its biennial ikebana show, in which a mix of...

A call for equal rights at Manifest Equality’s pop-up art gallery

A call for equal rights at Manifest Equality’s pop-up art gallery

A battery of fluorescent lights blazes in an emptied retail space on Vine Street in Hollywood. Once home to the discount emporium Big Lots!, the cavernous building has been gutted of housewares and transformed...

International Cultural Celebration At The Parrish

International Cultural Celebration At The Parrish

The eclectic cultural complexion that is the modern East End is too rich and diverse to possibly represent in a single event, nonetheless, the Parrish Art Museum, in cooperation with the Rogers Memorial Library,...

International quilt show features local artists, quilts from inauguration

International quilt show features local artists, quilts from inauguration

Inspiration, stitch by stitch. “The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama” explores the historic election of a black president with quilts from a wide range of styles: art quilts,...

Anatomy of an art exposition

Anatomy of an art exposition

Cooperation and persistence made a Phila. festival possible despite tough times.By Robert J. Brand. The opening of Philagrafika 2010 put Philadelphia at the center of the art world. With more than 300 artists, exhibits...

The divine art of the Kingdom of Ife

The divine art of the Kingdom of Ife

Harmonious and humane, the sculptures of this lost African city have a greatness that any civilisation would recognise. In his television series Civilisation, the great Kenneth Clark speaks of Raphael. Standing in the Raphael...

Richard Wyatt’s reunion with his youthful art at UCLA Fowler Museum

Richard Wyatt’s reunion with his youthful art at UCLA Fowler Museum

An exhibition allows the muralist to reconnect with a work he helped make at age 14. All it took was one look.The artists behind a vibrant mural depicting community protection of black youth were...

Legs and Lenses

Legs and Lenses

Legs and Lenses A PHOTO PARTY CELEBRATING YOU!!!!!! Mike Pierce Photography will be hosting “LEGS and LENSES”. On March 5th, you are invited to come to Glamourville Studios and enjoy yourself in front of...

Gee’s Bend Quilts & Beyond

Gee’s Bend Quilts & Beyond

The Flint Institute of Arts is definitely a diamond in the rough. Although Flint has a reputation for a number of things, both positive and negative, the FIA is a wonderful place to experience...

October Gallery Webinars-Art Seminars

October Gallery Webinars-Art Seminars

Conversation on Art #302 Collecting African American ArtA lively discussion on why the esthetic value of a work of art should be acollector’s primary motivation for acquiring art work. Monday, March 1 – 8PM...

Sculptor Brings African American History to Life on Grand Scale

Sculptor Brings African American History to Life on Grand Scale

Ed Dwight’s ‘monumental’ works fill critical gap Even as a child, Ed Dwight had a gift for art. But he set that talent aside to focus on careers that included engineer, test pilot, astronaut...

Sotheby’s moves to 4Q profit on reduced expenses

Sotheby’s moves to 4Q profit on reduced expenses

Sotheby’s said that fourth-quarter net income was the second highest in its history due to an increase in the commission that it charges on auction sales and a cost-cutting drive. The auction house said...