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Joe Sheftel Gallery is pleased to present Black Leather Sectional\, Sam McKinniss&rsquo\;s first solo exhibition with the gall ery and New York solo debut. An opening reception will be held on Sunday\, May 31\, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on view through July 2\, 2015.& nbsp\;

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Black Leather Sectional is comprised of one large s ectional sofa and ten new paintings inspired by themes of murder\, revenge\ , teenage passion\, lust and cartoon ghosts.

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McKinniss uses a non-l inear approach to fashion new romantic narratives. He is constantly photogr aphing people and scenes from his daily life to generate material for portr aits or figurative paintings. McKinniss augments this active photographic p ractice with obsessive Internet searching\, erratic quests for overlooked o r outdated icons - cultural items that will attract and maintain his manic gaze. While painting\, McKinniss mimics a wide array of classical\, imagist \, abstract and expressionist techniques. Any stylistic precedent deemed re levant to a given narrative is cherry-picked from art history and freely su bsumed to his oeuvre.

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 \;For Black Leather Sectional\, McKinniss creates a context wherein a devious Cupid\, Donatello&rsquo\;s < em>David\, Alicia Silverstone&rsquo\;s Batgirl\, downtown It-Girl Hari Nef\, as well as the infamous Chardon\, Ohio High School shooter T.J. Lane all vie simultaneously for attention. As he translates each image from thi s provocative range of references into paintings\, style and mannerism bind willful incongruity into an unexpected whole. Meta-narratives of connectiv ity creep in between pictures to form a promiscuous network of relatedness and desire.

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 \;Black Leather Sectional also includes o ne non-figural work from McKinniss&rsquo\;s ongoing series of paintings fea turing a familiar cartoon ghost motif. In Ghosts (orange and green)\, phantoms appear to move wildly across an aggressive field of colorful a bstract-expressionist brushwork. These ghosts attend Black Leather Sect ional to revel in spurious affectation\, playing tricks on sex\, death \, joy and unrest.

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Sam McKinniss (b. 1985) has a BFA from Hartford Art School and a MFA from NYU Steinhardt\, which he received in 2013. His w ork has been featured in several group shows in New York and elsewhere.&nbs p\;

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For press inquiries and images\, please contact the gallery at mail@joesheftelgallery.com.

DTEND:20150702 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150531 GEO:40.7154876;-73.9915222 LOCATION:Joe Sheftel Gallery\,24A Orchard \nNY\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Black Leather Sectional\, Sam McKinniss UID:384709 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150531T200000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150531T180000 GEO:40.7154876;-73.9915222 LOCATION:Joe Sheftel Gallery\,24A Orchard \nNY\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Black Leather Sectional\, Sam McKinniss UID:384710 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
Blum &\; Poe announces a survey exhibition of sculpture by Swiss-born artist Fran&cc edil\;oise \;Grossen. On view will be works from 1967-1991 including&nb sp\;Cygne \;(1967)\, loaned from the Museum of Arts and Design \, New York and originally shown in the groundbreaking 1969 exhibition  \;Wall Hangings \;at the Museum of Modern Art. This is Grossen 's first solo-presentation with Blum &\; Poe and her first survey in the United States.
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Emerging i n the late 1960s alongside contemporaries such as Eva Hesse\, Sheila Hicks\ , and Lenore Tawney\, Grossen sought to relinquish the traditional tools an d methods of textile and fiber art\, instead utilizing a free-hand braiding and knotting technique allowing for greater freedom and spontaneity in her process. \;Works appear simultaneously weightless and weighted\, both masculine and feminine\, all the while reinforcing their objecthood. \;
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Grossen's knotted an d plaited rope sculptures eschew the four edges that delimited traditional tapestry\, and boldly enter the third dimension by hanging from the ceiling or unfolding directly onto the floor. Grossen pushes beyond this initial r upture with the rectangle and the wall to explore the weight of her materia l and its response to gravity\, an investigation that aligns her art with b roader artistic debates taking place in New York and elsewhere. (Jenelle Po rter\,Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present \;[Boston: Institute of Co ntemporary Art\, 2014]\, 198) \;

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Having studied architecture and later textile design at Kuns tgewerbeschule Basel and at UCLA with Bernard Kester in the 1960s\, Grossen became keenly aware of her ability to \;bring fiber sculpture into une xpected and experimental realms (hanging from the ceiling\, draped on the g round or over pedestals\, floating in bodies of water).Grossen's interest i n the weight and physical composition of her chosen material is evident in her earliest hanging manila rope sculptures\, \;Study for Embarcade ro \;(1970) and \;Sisyphe \;(1974)\, as well as i n later hand-painted and dyed \;Metamorphosis \;(1987-1990 ) works. Humble materials\, drawn from nature and \;manipulated in the studio\, \;are coaxed into elegantly intertwined and draping forms\, el evating the utilitarian to something extraordinary. \;

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Franç\;oise \;Grossen (b. 1943 in Neuch&aci rc\;tel\, Switzerland) lives and works in New York City. Recent group exhib itions include \;Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present\, which was hel d at the Institute of Contemporary Art\, Boston and traveled to the Wexner Center for the Arts\, Columbus\, OH and the \;Des Moines Art Center\, D es Moines\, IA \;(2014-2015). Her work is in international public and p rivate collections\, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art\, New York\; the Smithsonian Institution\, Renwick Gallery\, Washington\, DC\; and the S tate Hermitage Museum\, Saint Petersburg\, Russia. \;

DTEND:20150815 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150604 GEO:40.768329;-73.968485 LOCATION:Blum & Poe | New York\,19 East 66th Street \nNew York\, NY 10065 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Françoise Grossen UID:384701 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150604T200000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150604T180000 GEO:40.768329;-73.968485 LOCATION:Blum & Poe | New York\,19 East 66th Street \nNew York\, NY 10065 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Françoise Grossen UID:384702 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

6x6x2015
June 6 - July 12\, 2015

Global Onli ne Preview Begins: Now Live!
In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): June 1-5\, 1-9pm
Opening Party &\; Artwork Sale: June 6\, 4-10pm (admiss ion: $10)
 \;  \; 7:30pm raffle for buyer position 1-20
& nbsp\;  \; 8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers
Global Onli ne Purchasing Begins: June 9 at 10am
Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each< br />Sold Out Artists&rsquo\; Names Revealed Online: July 3
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 12-15\, 12-8pm

Support Contemporary Art
Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo)\, international small art phe nomenon returns for the 8th year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities\, inte rnational &\; local artists\, designers\, college students\, youths\, an d YOU.

Join Artists from Around the World
Each artwork mus t be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board\, signed only on th e back\, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted and exhibi ted in the gallery and online. All artworks will also be offered for sale t o the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks will remain on display through Ju ly 12\, 2015. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work o nline on July 3. Artists may enter up to 4 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D ) and there is no fee to enter. Thank you for your participation!

6x6 Returns for the 8th Year
Last years exhibition included over 6\, 700 artworks from 65 different countries and every US State! Past internati onal artists contributors include Philip Glass\, Jerry Uelsmann\, Carl Chia renza\, Nathan Lyons\, Joan Lyons\, John Pfahl\, Bill Viola\, Dexter Dalwoo d\, Wendell Castle\, and many more. Past celebrity artists include Thich Nh at Hahn\, Louise Slaughter\, and Andrea Barrett among others.  \;

Questions: For more information and an informative list of FAQ&rsquo\ ;s visit our website: www.roco6x6.org

DTEND:20150712 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150606 GEO:43.1565761;-77.6007804 LOCATION:Rochester Contemporary Art Center\,137 East Ave \nRochester\, NY 1 4604 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:6x6x2015 Opening June 6! UID:384680 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150606T220000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150606T160000 GEO:43.1565761;-77.6007804 LOCATION:Rochester Contemporary Art Center\,137 East Ave \nRochester\, NY 1 4604 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:6x6x2015 Opening June 6! UID:384681 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This exhibition highlights four artists whose work is info rmed by their particular use of color. \;Cindy Millin's paintings are n early three-dimensional works with \;layers upon layers of sculpted pai nt that reveal splashes of bright colors on plain backgrounds\; \;Diete r Kuhn in a \;more contained approach uses a vibrant palette to outline imaginary maps and mysterious scenes\, at times joyful or mysterious\; Nor bert Masal's sculptures are equilibrist constructions \; \;where a metallic structures are often gently wrapped in colorful shapes\; Scott Ree ds\, though a complex process involving the hand-bending of iron sheets and the bathing of the work in acrylic gesso\, creates delightful wall sculptu res that flash with their shiny and fluorescent colors.

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DTEND:20150628 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150606 GEO:40.672585;-73.959598 LOCATION:FiveMyles\,558 St. Johns Place \nBrooklyn\, NY 11238 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Color: Sculpted and Painted\, Dieter Kuhn\, Norbert Masal\, Cindy M illin\, Scott Reeds UID:384640 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150606T200000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150606T170000 GEO:40.672585;-73.959598 LOCATION:FiveMyles\,558 St. Johns Place \nBrooklyn\, NY 11238 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Color: Sculpted and Painted\, Dieter Kuhn\, Norbert Masal\, Cindy M illin\, Scott Reeds UID:384641 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

RAW BEAUTY

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Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas

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June 11 through July 31\, 2015

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New York\, NY - \;ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition\, RAW BEAUTY: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas\, on view June 11 through July 31\, 2015. \; The focus of the ex hibition is a collaborative series between celebrated artist Bradley Theodo re and renowned photographer Antoine Verglas that combines the excitement o f street art with the sensuality of fashion photography. \; The canvass es for the project are internationally acclaimed models painted by Theodore and then captured on camera by Verglas. \; In addition to the collabor ation series the exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature individual painti ngs by Theodore and photographs by Verglas. \;

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Fashion mode ls wear beauty everyday\, what better canvas for art in its purest form tha n the human body. \; I teamed up with my friend Antoine Verglas\, whose work I respect greatly\, to combine our worlds and create an exhibit that highlights both my painting and his photography in a way that is unique and provocative.

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- Bradley Theodore

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When Bradley and I decided to work on this project we want ed to bring art to life and then capture that moment in photos. \; This was the perfect way to do that. \; We used fashion models to create a living piece of art that can be captured in that moment with movement chang ing the piece with each pose. \; Bradley&rsquo\;s creations were genius and the models were stunning and a pleasure to work with.

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- Antoine Verglas

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When I was asked to be part of this project I jumped at t he chance.  \;I have worked with Antoine before and I am a great admire r of Bradley's art. \; It was an amazing experience to be able to proje ct Bradley's art\, with my body\, in a variety of emotional poses for Antoi ne photography.

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- Hana Nitsche\, supermodel

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Born on the island of Turks &\; Caicos\, \;Bradley Theodore \; liv es in New York City and has become an integrated part of the art scene.&nbs p\; Dedicated to making his art accessible for all to see in the streets of international cities like New York\, London\, Los Angeles\, Oslo and Paris \, his iconic subjects\, painted in bright colors\, have become his signatu re style. A documentary film on Theodore&rsquo\;s life and art is currently being produced by ASSEMBLY9 and will be released later this year. \; T heodore will also be participating in the exhibition program for FRIDA KAHLO: Art\, Garden\, Life at the Bronx Botanical Garden on view May 1 6 through November 1\, 2015.

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Born in Paris\, Antoine Vergla s \;is a New York City based photographer who gained popular a cclaim for his uninhibited documentary-style fashion photographs of celebri ties and supermodels including Halle Berry\, Naomi Campbell\, \;Cindy C rawford\, Penelope Cruz\, Angelina Jolie\, Claudia Schiffer \;and Steph anie Seymour\, among others. \; His photography has appeared in major p ublications including Elle\, Harper&rsquo\;s Bazaar\, Esquire\, GQ\, Maxim\, Sports Illustrated and Vogue\, among others. \; Verglas has published two books o f his photography: SHOWGIRL (2011) and Untitled (2013).\n

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DTEND:20150731 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150611 GEO:40.7452665;-74.0083239 LOCATION:ACA Galleries\, Est 1932\,529 West 20th Street (5th floor) bt 10th and 11th Ave\nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:RAW BEAUTY: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas\, Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas UID:384523 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150611T200000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150611T180000 GEO:40.7452665;-74.0083239 LOCATION:ACA Galleries\, Est 1932\,529 West 20th Street (5th floor) bt 10th and 11th Ave\nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:RAW BEAUTY: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas\, Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas UID:384524 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

NURTUREart is delighted to announce Deep Time< /em>\, Davide Zucco&rsquo\;s first New York solo exhibition\, opening on th e occasion of Bushwick Open Studios. In Zucco&rsquo\;s most recent body of work\, metal surfaces transition from tarnished to polished\, flowing over structurally rigorous\, symbolic drawing and composition. Sweeping gestural inserts\, striated by finely detailed plumes\, are inspired by the kaleido scopic patterns found in petrified wood.

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Where lush\, prehistoric f orests used to be\, thickets of splintered matter reveal a psychedelically colorful core. Inside\, millions of years accumulate in dense\, layered abs traction. Roughly treated surfaces suggest aggressiveness and violence\, co ntrasting with the subtle lines and delicate structures defining Zucco&rsqu o\;s unique vocabulary of archetypical shapes and symbols.

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Mining collective subconscious cosmologies\, Zucco&rsquo\;s use of indust rial materials connect the impossibly remote moods of crystallized prehisto ric time to the historically tangible decay of urban ruins. His works foreg round autonomous\, never ending processes of creative destruction\, energy flows permeating life in a timeless continuity\, transcending the historica l forms of human expression\; from the petrified forest to the Acropolis.\n

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Davide Zucco (Belluno\, Italy) lives and works in Brooklyn\, NY. He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at Luis Ad elantado\, Valencia\, Spain\; Perugi Artecontemporanea\, Padova\, Italy\; a nd Mogadishni\, Aarhus\, Denmark. Zucco's work has been featured in group e xhibitions at Scaramouche\, New York\; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa\, Veni ce\, Italy\; ARCOS\, Benevento\, Italy\; State Institute of Sofia\, Bulgari a\; Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico\, Mexico City\, Mexico\; Jaus\, Los Angele s\; and Katzen Arts Center\, Washington D.C. He is the recipient of residen cies at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Process Space\, New York\; ISCP\ , New York\; Bevilacqua La Masa\, Venice\, Italy.

DTEND:20150711 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150605 GEO:40.7060542;-73.9334513 LOCATION:NURTUREart Gallery\,56 Bogart Street \nBrooklyn \, NY 11206 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Davide Zucco: Deep Time\, Davide Zucco UID:384513 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150605T210000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150605T190000 GEO:40.7060542;-73.9334513 LOCATION:NURTUREart Gallery\,56 Bogart Street \nBrooklyn \, NY 11206 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Davide Zucco: Deep Time\, Davide Zucco UID:384514 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20120521T210000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20120521T190000 GEO:40.748715;-73.848734 LOCATION:Queens Museum of Art\,Flushing Meadows Corona Park Meridian Rd.\nF lushing\, NY 11368 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The New World Art Fair\, Eva Moll\, Uta Brauser UID:384473 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Menu for Mars Kitchen

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Join the Menu for Mars Supper Club as we pioneer a menu for th e Red Planet.

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The Menu for Mars Suppe r Club will construct an analog Mars kitchen to investigate the future of f ood on Mars. From May 29 &ndash\; June 20\, the Menu for Mars Kitchen and s urrounding habitat will be open to the public\, and visitors are invited\, alongside special guests\, to cook using Mars-feasible ingredients. Dishes will be documented\, sampled\, evaluated\, and vacuum-packed. At the exhibi tion&rsquo\;s end\, the prototype dishes and a summary of findings will be sent to NASA to augment their preparations for colonizing Mars.

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The Kitchen will also test off-Earth cultivation of edible plants and mushrooms\, food preservation\, and related topics th rough a series of workshop and events\, a calendar of which will be updated regularly here (below) and at \;www.menu4mars.net.

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Over the last year\, Menu for Mars Supper Club met monthly with guest experts over dinner to consider how the circumstances on Mars would affect colonists&rsquo\; food&mdash\;and their physical\, cultu ral\, and psychological needs. The Menu for Mars Kitchen culminates these d iscussions and related research. Come and join in the experiment in imagini ng the future!

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Heidi Neilson< /strong> \;and \;Douglas Paulson \;are the exh ibition and Menu for Mars initiative \;organizers.

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Ward Shelley \;will \;design&nbs p\;the kitchen.

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Marco Castro< /strong> \;will \;design the greenhouse and will lead a workshop.\n

Tattfoo Tan \;wil l \;design a dehydrating station and will lead the &ldquo\;make your ow n food bars for Mars&rdquo\; workshop.

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Gil Lopez \;will \;design and \;edible mushr oom growhouse and will lead &ldquo\;make yogurt from powdered milk\,&rdquo\ ; composting\, and mushroom cultivating workshops.

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John Roach \;and \;Will Owen  \;will provide soundtracks.

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Programs and scheduled cookery \;&mdash\;

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29 May: 7-9pm
Opening Reception

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< strong>30 May:  \;4pm
Sian Proctor\, \;Ma rs on Earth: Living in a Mars Simulation

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Did you know that there are people on Earth living in Mar s simulations? For the past few years NASA has funded Mars simulations on t he big island of Hawaii. The project is called Hawaii Space Exploration Ana log and Simulation (HI-SEAS). The crew consists of six individuals from aro und the world and simulations can last from four months to one year. Dr. Si an Proctor was a crew member for HI-SEAS Mission 1 which focused on food st rategies for long duration space flight.

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SIAN PROCTOR BIO: [Sian Proctor is a geology professor at South Mountai n Community College in Phoenix\, Arizona. Throughout her adult life she has pushed herself to take on new challenges and to learn  \;new things. S he has a B.S. in Environmental Science\, M.S. in Geology\, and a Ph.D. in S cience Education. Both her masters and doctorate research involved the use of technology to understand how individuals learn. She teaches both hybrid and online geology classes\, and has traveled and taught around the world. She was a finalist for the 2009 NASA Astronaut Program\, was on the Discove ry Channel reality TV show called The Colony\, was the Education Outreach O fficer on the 4-month NASA funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simul ation 2013 Mission\, and this past year was a 2014 PolarTREC teacher doing climate change research in Barrow\, Alaska. Sian&rsquo\;s amazing career ha s been a direct result of her love of science\, technology\, engineering\, and math (STEM).  \;She also enjoys traveling\, playing sports\, photog raphy\, and cooking.]

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31 May: 4pm
Planetary Society Meetup

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Join The New York Chapter of the Planetary Society&rsquo\;s  \;Meetup to prototype recipes for Mars. The Planetary Society was fou nded in 1980 by Carl Sagan\, Bruce Murray\, and Louis Friedman to inspire a nd involve the world&rsquo\;s public in space exploration through advocacy\ , projects\, and education. But can they cook?

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DATE to be determined \;(June 4-7)
Will Owen
ARES RADIO 1

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The atmosphere on Mars is made of different gases tha n Earth&rsquo\;s atmosphere. The quality of sound\, as it travels through t he air\, will be different due to the variant density of molecules. Will Ow en will perform and DJ along with percussionist Matthias Borello live over Skype using filters and Equalizers to mimic how audio will sound on Mars.\n

5 June:  \;4-6pm< br />Gil Lopez
Workshop &ndash\; Yogurt making an d mushroom tour

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A works hop experimenting with making yogurt from powdered milk\, followed by a tou r of the Kitchen&rsquo\;s fungus facilities.

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6 June:  \;3-4pm
Tattfoo Tan
Workshop \;&ndash\; \;Drying food an d pemmican variation

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A workshop on making a Mars-version of Pemmican &ndash\; a concentrated mixtu re of fat and protein invented by the native peoples of North America and w idely adopted as a high-energy food by Europeans involved in the fur trade and later by Arctic and Antarctic explorers\, such as Robert Falcon Scott a nd Roald Amundsen.

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7 June: &n bsp\;4pm
Anna Dabney\, David Grainger &\; GuestLahpet Thote / Pickled Tea Leaf Salad Workshop

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Laphet \;is a pickled or fermented tea leaf native to Burma. Customarily eaten as a salad (&ldquo \;thote&rdquo\;) or frequently mixed with rice\, Laphet serves important me dicinal and ceremonial purposes. Despite recent softening of U.S. trade pol icy\, members of the Burmese community in the US continue to rely on friend s and family to shuttle Laphet and other traditional ingredients from Burma . Ingredients vary regionally and often include: Pickled tea leaf\, peanut oil\, garlic\, channa dal\, dried butter beans\, peanuts\, sesame seeds\, d ried shrimp\, green chilis\, fish sauce\, lime juice (or dried equivalent) tomato\, cabbage\, fried beetle larva.

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13 June:  \;3pm
Heather Kapplow &\; Thal ia Zedek
Jiminy Mac &\; Cheese

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Taste test the future of and old favorite &ndash\; this entré\;e is a cricket-enhanced\, Mars-pantry-friendly t ake on Mac &\; Cheese.

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13 June:  \;5pm
Heather Kapplow &\; Thalia Zedek
Miracle Fruit Tasting\, featuring the Astronaut Reviver c ocktail

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&ldquo\;Miracle fruit&rdquo\; temporarily alters a person&rsquo\;s flavor perception\, whi ch might be a nice change for Mars colonists. Participants will sample vari ous Menu for Mars Kitchen pantry items before and after miracle fruit appli cation\, and note how the results could be applied to Mars cuisine. The Ast ronaut Reviver cocktail is a pervasive-hydrogen-peroxide-taste-busting elix ir adapted from a Corpse Reviver for Mars-pantry suitability.

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14 June:  \;4pm
Lind say Iserman
Artificial Sunshine: Citric Acid in Mars cooking

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Discussion of t he uses of citric acid in flavoring and preservation of food. Demo and tast ing of a Citric acid based Mars cocktail.

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20 June:  \;4pm
Cook-off conclus ion\, and NASA mailing

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Participants will be invited to polish off all the ingredients in the pantr y and feast.  \;Awards will be given to the most remarkable dishes. &nb sp\;All dishes from the duration of the kitchen will be packed and prepared to be shipped to NASA.

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The Menu for Mars Supper Club is a Flux Factory educational initiative.

DTEND:20150620 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150529 GEO:40.7230068;-73.9556587 LOCATION:The Boiler (Pierogi)\,191 North 14th Street \nBrooklyn\, NY 11211 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Menu for Mars Kitchen\, Douglas Paulson\, Heidi Neilson UID:384386 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150529T210000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150529T190000 GEO:40.7230068;-73.9556587 LOCATION:The Boiler (Pierogi)\,191 North 14th Street \nBrooklyn\, NY 11211 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Menu for Mars Kitchen\, Heidi Neilson\, Douglas Paulson UID:384387 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The gallery is pleased to present the New York solo debut of Chicago-based artist Elijah Burgher. The exhibitionentitled Bachelors feat ures a series of seven colored pencil portraits\, several large-scale paint ings on dropcloths\, and a group of unique pressure prints. An essay entitl ed Gay Death Cult by Allan Doyle will accompanythe exhibition.

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Cont inuing his exploration of the intersections between desire\, fantasy\, and daily life\, the artist employs ideas from magick and the occult to address sexuality\, sub-cultural formation\, and the history of abstraction. A cen tral idea in Burgher's work is that of a "sigil" &ndash\; an emblem to whic h magical power is imputed. By recombining the letters of a written wish in to a new symbol\, Burgher&rsquo\;s pictures\, or sigils\, literally encode desire while embodying it abstractly through shape\, color\, and compositio n. The resulting abstract forms combine solar\, anal\, mechanical and sexua l elements in constellations or diagrams that serve as ritual artifacts\, d evotional tools\, and Gnostic riddles.

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This most recent series\, re lating to an imaginary cult alternately called Bachelors of the Dawn (BotD) and Children of the Black Sun (CotBS)\, focuses on portraits of the cult m embers and the symbols used by the cult that relate esoterically to their p hilosophy or world-view. The artist states\; "The figure of the bachelor is crucial\, embodying a refusal to marry and repeat the structures of the nu clear family and the patterns of personhood it perpetuates.

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As Doyl e observes: Burgher&rsquo\;s nudes exhibit a rigidity that seems equal part s neoclassical statue and rigor mortis. Standing or lying in hermetic space s lit by an even\, sourceless fluorescence\, they do nothing. Their lack of affect heightens their physical presence. With their cool flesh\, stiff co mportment\, and slightly averted gazes\, the Bachelors appear as purely ext ernal beings\, devoid of interiority. They withhold nothing. Made available to our gaze\, they signal an awareness of the viewer&rsquo\;s presence wit hout capitulating their self-possession. What are we to make of them? Like the sigils that surround them\, the Bachelors frustrate instincts. Despite their display of skin\, they resist appropriation for erotic fantasy.

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Elijah Burgher (b. 1978\, Kingston\, NY) lives and works in Chicago\, IL . He received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute\, Chicago and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville\, NY. He was recently a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Fire Island Arti st Residency. The artist was featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial (selecte d by Anthony Elms)\, the 2014 Gwangju Biennial (as part of AA Bronson's "Ho use of Shame")\, The Nothing That Is at the Contemporary Art Museum of Rale igh\, North Carolina\, and The Temptation of AA Bronson at the Witte de Wit h Center for Contemporary Art\, Rotterdam\, among others. His work has been discussed in the New York Times\, Art in America\, ArtReview\, Artforum.co m and was included in VITAMIN D2\, the hardcover survey of contemporary dra wing. The artist is also represented by Western Exhibitions\, Chicago\, IL.

DTEND:20150620 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150526 GEO:40.74612;-74.006804 LOCATION:Zieher Smith & Horton\,516 West 20th Street \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Bachelors\, Elijah Burgher UID:384369 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150528T200000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150528T180000 GEO:40.74612;-74.006804 LOCATION:Zieher Smith & Horton\,516 West 20th Street \nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Bachelors\, Elijah Burgher UID:384370 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150628 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150515 GEO:40.7171322;-73.9910262 LOCATION:Y Gallery\,319 Grand St. 5th floor\nNew York\, NY 10002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:There is Only One Catch and That is Catch-22\, Alberto Borea\, Alej andra Prieto\, Antonio Vega Macotela\, Artemio\, Avelino Sala\, Christian J ankowski\, Chueca\, Danilo Correale\, DETEXT\, Enrique Jezik\, Greta Alfaro \, Joaquin Segura\, JUANLI CARRION\, Kate Newby\, Leonardo Herrera\, Wilfre do Prieto\, Ximena Labra UID:384246 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150912 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150521 GEO:40.760955;-73.968441 LOCATION:Throckmorton Fine Art\,145 EAST 57th STREET\, 3RD FLOOR \nNEW YORK \, NEW YORK 10022 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mirror Mirror...\, Frida Kahlo UID:384245 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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< a href="http://wagmag.org/" target="_blank">WagMag \;Brooklyn Art G uide&rsquo\;s \;annual benefit will be held at The Boiler on May 21\, f rom 7-9pm. Buy your tickets to the event here.

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A PREVIEW OF ARTWORKS IS AVAILA BLE AT WAGMAG.ORG/BENEFIT. CHECK BACK DAILY FO R UPDATES OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND WORKS&ndash\; THIS YEARS BE NEFIT EXHIBITION IS LIMITED TO 100 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS SELECTED BY INVITA TION ONLY.

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For the past fo urteen years WAGMAG has supported Brooklyn art communities by establishing a forum to promote art exhibitions and events and has coordinated an effort to unify neighbor galleries and artists.

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There will be approximately 100 pieces of artwork generousl y donated by local galleries and artists for the raffle during the event ev ening. Enjoy a festive atmosphere with hors d&rsquo\;oeuvres\, cocktails\, beer and wine\, and cutting-edge artwork from prominent artists in Brooklyn will be available.

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As an additional honor\, selected artists will be acknowledged for outstanding me rit by WAGMAG Benefit Committee member Lisa Levy\, who will be awarding rib bons to acknowledge some of the fabulous art for it&rsquo\;s specific outst anding qualities. To that end\, she will be awarding ribbons to a selection of artworks that contain those special qualities such as Most Clashing Col ors\, Most Impractical to Bring Home. Most Time Consuming to Make and more!

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BENEFIT COMMITTEE:

\n< p class="p1" style="text-align: justify\;">Daniel Aycock: WAGMAG
Ethan Crenson: Fuseworks
Alicia Ehni
Enrico Gomez
Nasa Hadiz adeh: Alt Citizen
Randall Harris: Figureworks
Mandy Kalajian: Mirrorball
Lisa Kim : Two Trees
Lisa Levy: Artist
Stephen Mallon: Artist
Karen Marston: NURTUREart
Jill McDermid: Grace Exhibition Space
< strong>Julie McKim: Kunsthalle Galapagos
Charlotte M ouquin: Corridor Gallery/Rush Arts
Ellen Rand: Art 1 01
Henry Sanchez: Artist
Miho Suzuki: Artist
Kathleen Vance: Front Room Gallery Susie Watkins: Vernissage
Moni ka Wuhrer: Open Source Gallery

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Sargent&rsquo\;s Daughters is pleased to present America&rsquo\;s Most Wanted\, 1998-1999\, a \;historical series \;of silkscreen on canvas works \;by Deborah Kass.  \;This will be the first time the work will be \;ex hibited \;in its entirety and in New York.
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In 1998 Deborah Kass asked young and promising museum curators to take part in her current project: America&rsquo\;s Most Wanted. Based on Andy Warho l&rsquo\;s 1964 World&rsquo\;s Fair public commission for the New York Stat e Pavilion: The 13 Most Wanted Men\, Kass&rsquo\; series substitutes curato rs for criminals.  \;Warhol&rsquo\;s original mural was deemed inapprop riate by then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller and painted over with silver pain t. In 1967 Warhol used some of the same screens to make his series Most Wan ted Men\, which was then shown at Galerie Sonnabend in Paris 1967.  \;T he Queens Museum then showed the work in April 2014\, only 200 yards from t he original site of the mural.
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Deborah Kass&rsquo\; ren owned Warhol Project\, 1992-2000\, referenced Warhol\, and in the Ameri ca's Most Wanted she approaches Warhol&rsquo\;s original work with her usual humor and verve.  \;While Warhol&rsquo\;s Most Wanted h int at a covert sexuality inherent in the &ldquo\;bad boy&rdquo\; persona\, Kass&rsquo\; are direct in their reference of the most wanted people being those  \;with whom she\, along with every artist\, wanted to forge a w orking relationship.  \;Museum curators stand alone and untouchable in the artist&rsquo\;s view\, separated from the commercial dealing of galleri es and auctions by an invisible\, but very present\, line.  \;As is usu al in her work\, Kass steps beyond the line. Just as she appropriated Elvis \, Jackie and Marilyn and substituted her own "outsider" icons\, she turns her subjects into a symbol of insider aspiration and admiration.
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In Kass&rsquo\; America's Most Wanted each of her subjec ts holds a plaque resembling a police placard in a mug shot.  \;Kass&rs quo\; use of an alphabetical/numerical code references the subjects&rsquo\; place of employment at the time as well as the start date at that museum.  \;Included in the series are recognizable figures: Thelma Golden\, Pau l Schimmel\, Kellie Jones\, Robert Storr\, Donna De Salvo and Terrie Sultan among others.  \;Kass&rsquo\; feminist reinterpretation of Warhol&rsqu o\;s work can be seen as a fond homage to an artist who counted himself an outsider\, but ultimately became an institution.  \;Kass&rsquo\; direct referencing of social and political frameworks elevate her subjects to ico ns\, even as she places them in a miscreant&rsquo\;s mug shot.  \;They remain solidly the art world's Most Wanted\, and have lasted the test of ti me since their start in 1998.  \;Nearly twenty years later\, the subjec ts continue to be powerful figures and Kass&rsquo\; early choice to represe nt them has become a prescient capturing of a collection of in-demand figur es.  \;On exhibit for the first time in New York City\, with Kass as no w a major art world figure exhibiting at a young aspirational gallery\, the pieces have returned full circle to their original political gesture.
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Deborah Kass received her BFA in Painting at Carnegie Mello n University and studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. & nbsp\;Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art\, The Whit ney Museum of American Art\, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum\, The Jewish Museum\, The Museum of Fine Art\, Boston\, the Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg Mu seum\, The New Orleans Museum of Art\, the Smithsonian National Portrait Ga llery\, and the Perez Museum of Art\, Miami as well as numerous public and private collections.  \; \;
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Recent group shows include &ldquo\;Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze&rdquo\; at the Smithsonian Nati onal Portrait Gallery\, &ldquo\;Come Together Sandy\,&rdquo\; Industry City \, Brooklyn\, 2013\, &ldquo\;I\, You\, We&rdquo\; at the Whitney Museum of American art\, 2013\, and &ldquo\;Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists\, Fifty Y ears&rdquo\; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art\, 2012.  \;Recent solo e xhibitions include &ldquo\;feel good paintings for feel bad times\,&rdquo\; 2007 &ldquo\;MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times&rdquo\; 2010 and &ldquo\;My Elvis+&rdquo\; at Paul Kasmin Gallery. In 2012\, The Andy Warhol Museum presented &ldquo\;Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After\, a M id-Career Retrospective&rdquo\; with a catalogue published by Rizzoli. &nbs p\;Her forthcoming exhibition "Black and Blue" will open December 2015 at P aul Kasmin Gallery.
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In 2014\, Kass was inducted into th e New York Foundation for the Arts&rsquo\; Hall of Fame.  \;She was inc luded in the recent Metropolitan Museum of Art&rsquo\;s Podcast Series\, &ldquo\;The Artists Project. " She is a member of the Board of the Andy Warhol Foundation and is Senior Critic of the Yale University MFA Painting Program.  \;She is re presented by Vincent Fremont and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

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Tipping Point \;features work b y the graduating 2015 students of ICP's One-Year Certificate Programs: Docu mentary Photography &\; Photojournalism and General Studies in Photograp hy. It is curated by Program Chairs Alison Morley and Marina Berio.

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Documentary Photography &\; Photojournalism
Beatriz Arango Garcí\;a\, Khadim Baluch\, Manasi Bhajanka\, S oumita Bhattacharya\, Andrea Cattaneo\, Priyanka Chharia\, Meskerem Cohen\, Yolande Daeninck\, Moth Dust\, Sara Frisby\, Barbara Gracner\, Sophia Guid a\, Tomas Hasselrot\, Elena Hermosa\, Elise Jacob\, Hyungsup Kim\, Mikael K rantz\, Esteban Kuriel\, Alexandra Madden\, Loubna Mrie\, Giovana S. Nunes\ , Fabiana Sala\, Griselda San Martin\, Gareth Smit\, Natasha Srour\, David Steinberg\, Camila Svenson\, Alexis Theodoracopulos\, Shih-Chieh Wei\, Migu el Winograd

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General Studies i n Photography
Sofia Agote\, Ela Apa\, Petronella Å\;slu nd\, Shaye Babb\, Gavin Batchelor\, Akshay Bhoan\, Jasper Briggs\, Joana P. Cardozo\, Alia Chakukova\, Hope Davis\, Frances de Larminat\, Mé\;la nie Duault\, Hadi Fallahpisheh\, Maria Fé\; Romero\, Francisco Fern&a acute\;ndez\, Annie Frame\, Brian Galderisi\, Angie Victoria Garcia\, Eliza beth Herring\, Izabela Jurcewicz\, Ram Kanjanavanit\, Marí\;a Koper\, Nicole Kouri\, Narisa Ladak\, Rodrigo Lopez Gomez\, Amy Xian Luo\, Roberto Andrade Martini\, Kirsten Murphy\, Veró\;nica Cerna Orbegoso\, Claud ia Palacios\, Mattia Pardini\, Sakshi Parikh\, Agostina Pelella\, Jú\ ;lia Ponté\;s\, Anissa Lizette Rivera\, Cristias Rosas Chocano\, Nitz an Rubin\, Wirasandi Ruslan\, Fernando Sandoval Miquilena\, Mariana S. de R . Pantalena\, Richard Schatzberg\, Erin T. Shipley\, Zeynep Simsek\, Amit V erma\, Jiaxi Yang\, Marc Qimeng Zhao

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ICP School

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1114 Ave nue of the Americas\, New York\, NY
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Join us in the Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery for the opening reception on Wednesday\, May 27 at 6 pm. Presentation begins at 6:30 pm.

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ICP's year-round Teen Academy program offers a range of opport unities for teenagers to develop their knowledge of photography. Courses ra nge from ten-week classes in black-and-white and color darkroom instruction \, summer digital intensives\, to this yearlong program.

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Teen Academy Imagemakers enables motivated high school juniors and seniors to advance their photography\, writing\, and public spe aking skills while developing an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. This weekly after-school program provides teen photographers with guidance from some of New York's best teaching artists\ ; field trips to museums\, galleries\, and studios\; mentorship opportuniti es in the field\; and full access to ICP's facilities. This program is desi gned for students who are interested in pursuing photography in college or in their future. At the end of the year\, students will have created an ext ensive portfolio\, including an artist&rsquo\;s statement and ré\;sum é\;. Their best work is featured in this gallery exhibition.

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ICP Scho ol

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1114 Avenue of the Americas\, New York\, NY
DTEND:20150602 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150522 GEO:40.7583563;-73.9903747 LOCATION:International Center of Photography (ICP)\,Museum / School / Libra ry / Collections / Store \nFor event addresses\, please check individual de scriptions. SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Teen Academy Imagemakers: 2015 Student Exhibition\, Jacqueline Acun a\, Madeline Bellard\, Layla Cuilan\, Molly Donohue\, Lateisha Freeman\, Ol ive Froman\, Olivia Gartner\, Zoë Gleitsman\, Maia Johnson\, Jessica Jones\ , Mai Kamio\, Marine Le Gloan\, Isabel Ng\, Liana Porto\, Samantha Post\, K atherine Puntiel\, Maddy Reid\, Ariadne Rigas\, Marti Rosenberger\, Laura R udman\, Tallulah Schwartz\, Harley Schwoyer\, Akari Stimler\, Caroline Wall is\, Noah Zimny\, Beverly Chodorov UID:384237 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150527T200000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150527T180000 GEO:40.7583563;-73.9903747 LOCATION:International Center of Photography (ICP)\,Museum / School / Libra ry / Collections / Store \nFor event addresses\, please check individual de scriptions. SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Teen Academy Imagemakers: 2015 Student Exhibition\, Jacqueline Acun a\, Madeline Bellard\, Beverly Chodorov\, Layla Cuilan\, Molly Donohue\, La teisha Freeman\, Olive Froman\, Olivia Gartner\, Zoë Gleitsman\, Marine Le Gloan\, Maia Johnson\, Jessica Jones\, Mai Kamio\, Isabel Ng\, Liana Porto\ , Samantha Post\, Katherine Puntiel\, Maddy Reid\, Ariadne Rigas\, Marti Ro senberger\, Laura Rudman\, Tallulah Schwartz\, Harley Schwoyer\, Akari Stim ler\, Caroline Wallis\, Noah Zimny UID:384238 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150705 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150605 GEO:40.702915;-73.931952 LOCATION:English Kills\,114 Forrest Street #1 \nBrooklyn\, NY 11206 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Painter\, Don Pablo Pedro UID:384235 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150605T220000 DTSTAMP:20150524T060753 DTSTART:20150605T190000 GEO:40.702915;-73.931952 LOCATION:English Kills\,114 Forrest Street #1 \nBrooklyn\, NY 11206 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Painter\, Don Pablo Pedro UID:384236 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR