Category Archives: Arts
A group of talented children from Brooklyn Heights, Gravesend, Bay Ridge, Clinton Hill, Kensington and Williamsburg are winning applause as stars of the New York Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, according to the Daily News. The show rotates two groups of 50 children for its engagement, which will end on Dec. 31. Fiona Brennan, 10, from Bay Ridge, has the lead role as Marie. The children rehearsed three hours a day for six weeks, says the News.
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By Trudy Whitman
The most modest of partners, picture frames were devised to draw the eye to the art they surround. If they themselves steal the show, frames have failed at their job. As a pop-up art exhibit borrows their home for a holiday installation running December 15–20, the frames that usually hold court at the custom framing shop Make A Frame on Atlantic Avenue will recede gracefully behind drapery. This is so the art of Patrick Madden may have center stage. The show, “Atlantic Works,” is a result of collaboration among the artist, the shop, and the Gates-Anderson Company, an art dealer/consulting business founded by Caroline Anderson, a resident of Carroll Gardens.
Anderson explained that the work will be displayed on easels atop the counters that border the shop. In addition to oils, the show features drawings, prints, and small watercolors.
Anthony May contemplating his new sculpture outside the Atlantic Avenue gallery caught a photographer’s eye. Alas, soon after, he reported the work had been stolen despite being anchored in concrete. Police were notified, but at last report it had not been found.
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Concerned that many seniors were having a hard time finding affordable entertainment close to home, longtime Heights Players member Bill Wood proposed to the theater company’s executive committee that seniors who are members of the Jubilee Center be invited free to brush-up performances of coming shows.
The suggestion was taken, and the seniors can attend the brush-up performances that take place one Thursday each month at the Heights Players, 26 Willow Place. Limited to Jubilee members only.
In addition, Heights Players cast will hold readings at the Jubilee Senior Center, 55 Pierrepont Street, one day every other month, dates and times to be announced.
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Summer may be over, but this painting, “Summer View From the Brooklyn Bridge Park,” is one of several paintings of the park by Mary Anna Goetz that are currently on display at the James Cox Gallery in Woodstock. Goetz, who lives in Woodstock, frequently returns to her former home in Brooklyn Heights to paint neighborhood scenes.
“We have never lost our connection to the Heights,” Goetz said. “We have dear friends who still live in the neighborhood, and I never fail to find interesting subjects to paint in the area.”
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