New Release: Night Music in Central Park by Composer Robert Cucinotta

Composer Robert E. Cucinotta has released a new single Night Music in Central Park, a free arrangement for piano of You and the Night and the Music (1934) and Dancing in the Dark (1931), as a tribute to the music of Arthur Schwartz. Born in Brooklyn in 1900, Schwartz was a major American composer, and a friend of George and Ira Gershwin. The mention of … Continue reading New Release: Night Music in Central Park by Composer Robert Cucinotta

Humans of the Catskills: Christopher Moore

Journey to the Catskills: I came to the Catskills with my girlfriend Jackie because we wanted an escape from New York City. We started looking in the Berkshires and finished looking in Andes, NY. I still love the first house we saw in Great Barrington, MA. Vocation: I do woodworking as a job, specifically cabinetmaking. Avocation: I am a photographer of long standing having started as … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Christopher Moore

Humans of the Catskills: Steve Burnett

Journey to the Catskills: I came to Bovina in 1989. I was exiting yet another marriage and needed a place to ride motorcycles and drink beer. Back then Bovina was an unknown sleeping beauty. It was my escape from NYC until I started the farm in 2008. Then the full-time labors/learning began in an agricultural habitat not designed for Citi/idiots like me. Vocation: My wife … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Steve Burnett

The Irish Hunger Memorial Re-Opens to the Public

The Irish Hunger Memorial, a public art project designed by sculptor Brian Tolle in Battery Park City, re-opened to the public late last summer after undergoing major renovations to address damage caused by water infiltration in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Originally built in the early 2000s, the monument opened for the first time on July 16, 2002. Roberta Smith from The New York Times … Continue reading The Irish Hunger Memorial Re-Opens to the Public

Featured Artist: Brian Tolle

Brian Tolle has exhibited his work in galleries, museums, and public spaces around the world. His projects include Skid Rows for the Queens Museum, New York (2005), Witch Catcher at City Hall, New York (2003), The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City, New York (2002), Waylay for the Whitney Biennial and the Public Art Fund in Central Park, New York (2002), Man’s Achievement on … Continue reading Featured Artist: Brian Tolle

Featured Artist: Lisbeth Firmin

Lisbeth Firmin was born in Paducah, Kentucky in 1949. She is a contemporary American realist known for her urban landscapes. For over four decades her work has been in hundreds of solo and group shows across the country and internationally. There was a retrospective exhibition at the Taft School in Watertown, CT in 2011, featuring painting and prints from 1994-2010. In 2010, Firmin’s monoprint, “Heading … Continue reading Featured Artist: Lisbeth Firmin

Featured Artist: Didier Cremieux

Didier Cremieux is a New York City based painter and illustrator. Born and raised in Clermont l’Herault in southern France, Didier moved to the United States in 1977. He majored in literature and art history at the Université Paul Valery in Montpellier, France. Upon his arrival to the U.S., Didier furthered his studies in photography in Oklahoma City, and etching and lithography at Antioch College … Continue reading Featured Artist: Didier Cremieux

Visit at Guggenheim

Re-posted from Short Compositions on Life, Art, PR and More (originally posted on 5.15.2009) Situated on Fifth Avenue, nearby the Metropolitan Museum of Art and overlooking Central Park, Guggenheim Museum is one of the main attractions on the touristic map of New York City. The Museum is home to major 20th century art works by Picasso, Braque, Chagall, Miro, Magritte, Dali, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Brancusi as well as … Continue reading Visit at Guggenheim