If you didn’t have the dough for the trans-Atlantic trip to the Venice Biennale last year to catch Miranda July’s quirky, interactive public art, you’re in luck! July comes stateside in a matter of days with Eleven Heavy Things in Union Square Park.
The multi-talented Jill-of-all-trades has a knack for turning even the most serious art connoisseur into a silly participant in her works, and this installation is no exception. Thanks to Deitch’s final public project, we’ll all have a shot at becoming a part of what seems like one hilarious joke where the art world is the punchline.
T minus five hours until our highly anticipated RxArt Charity Ride at SoulCycle Tribeca! For all those in the New York City area, we’re giving away a FREE TICKET to one lucky fitness buff!
To enter for a chance to win a spot in the most upbeat 45-minute sweat session you’ve ever experienced, email email@example.com. Tickets also include a post-ride reception and a sweet bag of SoulCycle and RxArt swag! Good luck potential riders!
Rainy Wednesdays can be brightened by looking ahead to weekend plans. Your proposed LES-based itinerary for this Saturday:
- Lunch at Pulino’s
- Stop by Half Gallery and RxArt
- Late afternoon dessert at Momofuku Milk Bar (we strongly recommend their signature Compost Cookie)
- Enjoy Richard Prince’s T-Shirt Paintings opening at Salon 94 Bowery
image via Salon 94
The most captivating works of art are often created by those who lack formal training—pay a visit to The American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, Maryland for visual proof. If you can’t make it to the mid-Atlantic region, you should at least be sure to page through Drawing Austism, a collection of works “from over 50 contributors, all autistic, who use art as a way to express how they view the world.” The art is pure, unfiltered, and completely honest, and needless to say, it makes you really think about how backwards our society is when it comes to labeling “intelligence” and “normality.”
What Would You Buy With $50 is an art campaign that raises money for Ugandan children through the sale of their works depicting what they would purchase with that sum of money. The subjects of their drawings are eye-opening to say the least—15-year-old Mabuga sketched a banana and a pot (above).
Each purchase not only makes you realize the struggles of those less fortunate, but it also invests in a brighter future for these children that have great potential but little in the way of material necessities.
Trivia buffs, artsy folk and trash talkers unite! Show Team RxSmart what you got at Art21’s upcoming Culture Wars event this Wednesday night! Warning: we’re hungry for first place. Hope to
kick yoursee you there!
Emily Stoneking aka The Crafty Hedgehog would fit right in at RxArt with her artistic and scientific spin on your usual knit-work. Her pieces are a 3-D version of your old Gray’s Anatomy textbook that is sure to please the eye.
via Emily Stoneking
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