Friday, February 8, 2008

Ben La Rocco

Next Muse Fuse: February 13th with Ben La Rocco

Dear NURTUREart Registry Artists, Curators and Friends,

Please mark your calendars: the next Muse Fuse is Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 7:00 pm, at my studio in Williamsburg. Our guest speaker will be Ben La Rocco, painter, art critic and Managing Arts Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. (see below for further details).

Muse Fuse is an informal salon, a forum for NURTUREart artists, curators and their guests to exchange ideas and information. Each gathering features time for announcements, an interesting speaker, Q & A, and a chance to meet one another. Please bring any helpful news or info you can contribute, such as upcoming deadlines for opportunities- grants, residencies, art related jobs, studios for rent, etc. As well as any exhibition or event announcements you would like to circulate.

Please also bring something to eat or drink to share.


The Details...

Date: Wednesday, February 13

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: 229 Leonard Street, Williamsburg

Directions-L Train to Lorimer Street, walk up Metropolitan Avenue (away from the Manhattan Skyline) 1-2 blocks depending on which stairs you take (front of the train offers closest exit), make a right turn onto Leonard Street, walk three and a half short blocks, its a brick house with glass blocks and bright blue trim between Powers and Grand streets, on the ground floor, the righthand blue door will be open.

Speaker: Ben La Rocco

Ben La Rocco is a painter and art critic. His painting was recently on display in "A Painting Show" organized by Janet Kurnatowski at Planet Tai in Brooklyn and is currently featured in "Shape Shifters: New York Painters," an exhibition curated by James Biederman at The University of Pembroke in North Crolina. He was a 2005-2006 recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe artist residency and his 2006 exhibition at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery was reviewed by David Cohen in the New York Sun and Vered Lieb in "Abstract Art On Line."

Ben is a managing arts editor with The Brooklyn Rail and has been publishing art criticism since 2004. Notable recent publications include a profile of Peter Young entitled "Peter Young: An Unlikely Artist" and reviews of Cy Twombly at Gagosian Gallery and Barry Le Va at David Noland Gallery. Ben was a visiting critic at Rutgers University in 2007 and participated in panels at Hunter College, PS 1 and Wooster Art Space in 2006.

See you soon!

Best, Karen

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Karen Marston
Executive Director
Muse Fuse Coordinator

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