Sunday, May 6, 2012

ArtBeat#1: Discover Great Art in All 5 NYC Boroughs

By Jacquelin Carnegie – (New York, NY)
There are so many talented artists doing work in New York City that even an art aficionado would have trouble knowing where to start. What everyone needs – art experts and novices alike – is a good curator.

CJ Follini, an entrepreneur and producer of great films such as Sling Blade, loves collecting work by emerging artists. To help you cut to the chase, his company has produced Art/Trek NYC -- without leaving the comfort of your couch, you can discover five terrific, new artists working in the five boroughs of New York through curated videos. Watch them on Vimeo:

Art/Trek NYC – Manhattan: artist Allison Kaufman
Art/Trek NYC – Manhattan:
Kristin Marting, artistic director of HERE Arts Center, introduces emerging multi-media artist, Allison Kaufman.

Art/Trek NYC : Art-V, mobile art gallery

Art/Trek NYC Brooklyn
Video and performance artist Kalup Linzy presents emerging performance artist, Edoheart.

Art/Trek NYCThe Bronx:
Art/Trek NYC – The Bronx: artist Christopher Smith
The Bronx Museum’s Bronx Biennial curator Wayne Northcross presents painter/multi-media/video artist, Christopher Smith.

Art/Trek NYCQueens:
Queens Council on the Arts director Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer introduces the art collaboration PEACOCK.

Art/Trek NYCStaten Island
Art patron/choreographer Gabri Christa and legendary musician/guitarist Vernon Reid present photographer Nicholas Fevelo.

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