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Step aside, Stephane Grappelli — There’s a new jazz string musician in town. And she also happens to be the new artistic director for the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Bronx native and professional jazz violist Judith Insell has reached a new administrative height in a long history of organizational leadership. more
Inside the college’s art gallery — be it in-person or safely through a computer screen — executive director Bartholomew Bland tries to inject as much life as he can into a seemingly dead grounds. more
It’s important to see familiar faces. Whether it’s the kind expressions behind the counter at the Kingsbridge Donut Shop, or a close relative who just happens to be passing on the sidewalk, interacting with old and new friends can brighten a day. more
It’s always good to see a familiar, friendly face, especially in times of trouble. Of course, nowadays, it may be difficult and indeed dangerous to greet someone face-to-face. Using the online videoconferencing app Zoom has helped businesses, friends and families commune without risk. Other apps have helped galleries and museums bring art — familiar and new — to as many homes as possible.  more
On an early spring morning, a jogger paces down Riverdale Avenue. Her earphones are in, her ball cap bent just over her eyes. Friends passing by in cars call out and keep going. Then she’s gone. On the side of a mailbox is a woman’s face, drawn in chalk. There are others, as well. On a wall. On the sidewalk. Hiding behind a tree. The jogger passes some of these faces without a second thought. more
Individuals, couples, families and roommates are now finding themselves stuck in the same spaces — spaces which are becoming their whole physical worlds. Boredom and stress may create tension in any household, and during a pandemic of the coronavirus kind, those emotions may have little outlet. Art, however, is always an outlet for emotion. more
For years, many who lived on the stretch of Tibbett Avenue north of Manhattan College likely felt their street was a de facto part of nearby Horace Mann School, with bus traffic and student gatherings not far from their front doors. more
After the initial panic subsided, Cathy Sanacore knew exactly what she had to do. Since last fall, Sanacore has made weekly trips to a side room to Yo-Burger on Riverdale Avenue. Not because she’s hungry, but because every Tuesday afternoon, Sanacore would gather as many children as she could, helping them use paints to create their best approximations of Leonardo da Vinci. more
People are stuck at home, many not able to leave, disconnected from things we take for granted, like groceries and medication. It’s the “new normal” as politicians have called it, life during a pandemic. But Rachel Ngu couldn’t sit idly by. more
The soundscape of a typical gallery opening includes sips of white wine, mumbled agreements on interpretations, and incessant questionings of cost. But Lehman College Art Gallery’s opening for “Young, Gifted and Black” included echoing piano keys, reverberating singing, and the chatter of dozens beside works big and small, expressive and subtle. more
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