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Yaddo artists in NYC - Open studios event
« on: January 14, 2009, 03:12:24 PM »
This is not a Jackson Heights event but I wanted to post it because it's an unusual chance to get inside the studios of some well-known and moderately known artists in Brooklyn, Manhattan and LIC.

Yaddo artists Open Studios Crawl: January 24, 2009 from 2-5pm
30 visual artists have signed on for the Yaddo Artists Open Studios Crawl. Visit the workspaces to view new work, some of it still in progress, and to find out what inspires individual artists. It is free, and you plan your own journey using an interactive guide and map available on Yaddo's website

Yaddo is a legendary 100-year old artists' residency.  From their website: Collectively, artists who have worked at Yaddo have won 63 Pulitzer Prizes, 25 MacArthur Fellowships, 60 National Book Awards, 22 National Book Critics Circle Awards, 108 Rome Prizes, 45 Whiting Writers' Awards, a Nobel Prize (Saul Bellow, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976), and countless other honors. Many books by Yaddo authors have been made into films. Visitors from Cheever's day include Milton Avery, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Philip Guston, Patricia Highsmith, Langston Hughes, Ted Hughes, Alfred Kazin, Ulysses Kay, Jacob Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Mario Puzo, Clyfford Still, and Virgil Thomson.

Artists of similar brilliance come to Yaddo today - choreographers, filmmakers, and performance artists, along with those working in more traditional forms. All are chosen by panels of their peers for residencies lasting from two weeks to two months. As always, Yaddo supports the process of creativity without regard to fashion, commerce, or personal means. 


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Yaddo artists in NYC - Open studios event
« on: January 14, 2009, 03:12:24 PM »