Goldenvoice presents Panorama Music Festival, where Music meets Art meets Technology meets Fashion, yup, they have it all! The festival fondly referred to as the Coachella of the East Coast due to not only its presenters, but also the vibe, has held true to its name since the past two years. In it’s third outing in New York City, Panorama is all set to take over Randalls Island Park from July 27-29th, 2018.
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In the age of luxury brands building Instagrammable hot spots, we’ve seen a graffiti-covered Dolce & Gabbana playhouse and a Coney Island–style Coach carnival. Last week, luxury French brand Hermès opened its own pop-up experience within Toyko’s National Art Center replicating a busy movie set, complete with a backstage vanity with hair and makeup tables, cameras, and lighting.
You’re meant to snap some photos of your own in “Avec Elle” (on through the end of July), dreamt up by Bali Barret, the brand’s artistic director for the women’s universe; Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski, artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear; and French filmmaker Laure Flammarion. Within each themed “set,” inspired by Hermès’ most recent fall/winter 2018 women’s collections of ready-to-wear and accessories, you can play with props like signature silk scarves, Birkin and Kelly bags, fragrances, furniture, and even a 1976 Convertible MG Midget to film your own mini Hermès campaign. You choose from two different roles—extra and actor—and explore the set “with her,” a nod to the presence of the quintessential Hermès woman, who’s your mysterious, classic, alluring counterpart.
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You can always find art inside Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery, but this week, thanks to the Tape Art Crew, you’ll see a mural blossom and grow outside on the facade.
“We’re designing it as we go,” said Leah Smith, a co-director of the Rhode Island-based team.
The basic design of the temporary mural, crafted from low-adhesive tape, is a junkyard being transformed into a garden by a group of children.
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Beats and melodies overlap and intersect, bumping into one another, much like the global artists mixing them. The lilts and cadences of many accents color the voices recording in the studio, singing in combinations of Swahili, English, and sometimes their own tribal dialects.
Every Monday, young refugees and immigrants come together for this DJing workshop, Mixing Matters, to bring the rhythms of their country to life within a little red-brick building on Shelby Street.
“Probably 95 percent of students are new to the country,” said Jarden Zarantonello, one of the organizers at Rhythm Science Sound, which puts on the workshops. “The majority are refugees.”
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Some people are so creative!! I absolutely love it when they make wonderful items out of stuff that would otherwise be considered “trash”. So great!
Whirlpool, a horse crafted out of pool filters, a dishwasher, mixing bowls and pan lids, awaits visitors at Bill Starcher’s house.
It’s only a snapshot of the intricate metal sculptures he’s made over the past two years.
Starcher, a crane operator at a steel mill in Cleveland, started making wooden rocking horses 40 years ago, starting with one he made for his daughter. He learned how to weld in high school, but a trip to Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum inspired him to take his trade to the next level.
“I just started doing this two years ago,” Starcher said. “I’ve been a wood worker all my life. I went to Ripley’s and I saw a mermaid made out of butter knives. I was awestruck. I said, ‘I got to try that.’”
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Los Gatos United Methodist Church wants visitors to see humanity in everyone. At its “Open the Door! Art from Within” exhibit, prisoners currently incarcerated in Santa Clara Correctional Facilities are showing off their artwork until the end of the month.
The program originally began as a workshop for the inmates to connect with a spiritual journey.
“One of the women asked me ‘Who will see this artwork?’ but what she meant was ‘Who will see us?’” said Elaine Bondonno, the program director. “because they feel invisible to society when they’re behind the bars.”
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All the work and none of the glory? Or just another job? Art technicians, and the artists who rely on them, open up about what goes on behind-the-scenes in the studio
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