Broken Ark

Broken Ark

“I had been given the boathouse studio to work in and felt surrounded by water and delighted by a large turtle, two river otters, a beaver and a loon”

Up in Arms: A Response to Guns in America

Up in Arms: A Response to Guns in America

I’ve always been afraid of guns,” says artist Jerilea Zempel. Her recent project is an effort to silence guns and render them invisible.

Facts on the Ground in Israel & Palestine

Facts on the Ground in Israel & Palestine

My aim is to create works of art that raise as many questions as they answer. This project started at BMC before I traveled to Israel and Palestine.

BodyLines: A collaboration across genres, race and age

BodyLines: A collaboration across genres, race and age

Lisa Marie Brimmer and I are creative collaborators hailing from Minneapolis, MN. We are poets… writers… artists… actors… producers… creative placemakers…yogis. One of us has a cat named Hendrix. The other listened to Jimi’s music endlessly, obsessively, all throughout high school.

On the face of it, some might see as an unlikely partnership, separated as we are by age and race. But even if we’d never met in person, if we’d only communicated through words and sound, we’d sing only connection. We’re simpatico. It’s a beautiful truth that within the world of creative practice false boundaries are often transgressed.

An American in Rome Launches Art Projects to Restore the Tiber River

An American in Rome Launches Art Projects to Restore the Tiber River

Kristin Jones came by the Rail to discuss her collaborative project TEVERETERNO for the revival of Rome’s Tiber River with Ann McCoy. The artist has been working to adopt an 1,800-foot long stretch of the river, and turn it into a site for contemporary art, a first for Rome. Past participants have included an array of national and international artists including Kiki Smith and Jenny Holzer, and composers such as Walter Branchi and David Monacchi. Upcoming is a project entitled Triumphs and Laments, by William Kentridge—a procession of more than 80 large-scale figures. It will open with a one-time only, site-specific program, featuring shadow play, projections, and a live musical performance of an original composition with Kentridge’s longtime collaborator, Philip Miller. Jones has spent 10 years on this project, producing a wide variety of artistic performances and installations. Jones also had a solo drawing exhibition at ART 101 at 101 Grand Street in Brooklyn last April.