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  • Art For Progress is gearing up for an exciting weekend of music, art, film and fashion! The action will all go down in East Williamsburg at Paper Box. The festival will coincide with Bushwick Open Studios, so don’t miss it. A few of the confirmed live musical acts are Lachi & Meridian Gold,  Comandante Zero, Push Method, Argotec, Redheadphone, and Inky Glass. Jon Samson of CoCreative Music will perform a special set for kids of all ages on Sunday. Confirmed DJs are Brooklyn fave, Punches, Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge), Kervyn Mark (Melting Pot), Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY), Gatto, Jimmy Sky, Bass Control, Brett from Boundless, DJ Jago and Sal Leone.

    Gashouse Films will host an intriguing selection of films Sunday evening, while artist Caridad Sola  curates performance art for the weekend festivities. AFP will transform the outdoor space at Paper Box into a garden of art installations from artists Max Greis, Jeanne Wilkinson and others. Additionally, fashion designers Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Paula Collins, Alicia P, Akilah Stewart of Sweet-n-Salty, and Allyson Jacobs will bring design to life with interactive fashion installations.

    Artists and other details are still being confirmed. Check back soon for more details!

    artist Juan Manuel Pajares, mixed media on canvas

  • Artwork from artists Margaret Withers, Ula Einstein, Olga Kol, Ted Barr, Sona Mirzaei and Lance Dehne'

     
    "Now I'm Beautiful" by Cat Del Buono and "Take Me to Your Leader" by Rocco Alberico

    "Now I'm Beautiful" by Cat Del Buono and "Take Me to Your Leader" by Rocco Alberico

     
    Artwork from Rocco Alberico, Bud McNichol and Juan Pajares

    Artwork from Rocco Alberico, Bud McNichol and Juan PajaresBarry Komitor and Elio Schiavo Performance

     

    Comandante Zero Performance
    Comandante Zero Performance

    Belaxis Buil Performance 

     Much more to come…

  • For London cartoonist, JAK BURKE he believes that “art [is] a proletariat force to effect social change.” And, from this artwork bashing the fast food industry, BURKE’s message holds true to his art perspective. This artist isn’t new to the art scene, as he contributed to DNA Magazine, Anchor Books, Gotham Magazine, AOL news, The Daily News–just to name a few.  Socially powerful and blunt, JAK BURKE’s no holds barred approach is one that is few in modern artworks.

    -Heather Liggins

  • Italy in June? This sounds like an ideal vacation: amazing art and delicious food, who can say no to that? Hosting this art show is non profit organization Bisazza Foundation, which is devoted to design and architects. For the exhibits, you will find renown contemporary designers including: Tord Boontje, Aldo Cibic, Sandro Chia, Marcel Wanders, and more. Get a glimpse of what to expect here.

    -Heather Liggins