Athena Magazine

Fashion, lifestyle, passions

Bridget Dearborn show in East Hampton August 1, 2009

bridgetIf you’re out in the Hamptons this weekend, my friend Bridget is having a gallery opening with a whole new group of paintings. She’s been painting all spring and summer to prepare for this show, and I can’t wait to see it. (If you can’t make the reception, the show will be up for the next two weeks): 

Saturday, August 1, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Clic Gallery
23 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY
6313298545 

easthampton@clicgallery.com

Facebook page 

Clic Gallery website 

 

Chasing Dash Snow July 22, 2009

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dashAt 25, he is a growing downtown legend, a graffiti writer turned artist with a beautiful face and a De Menil pedigree, elusive even to the two friends who created his myth. What happens if he’s caught? Read more …

 

Special $12 price for Mother the Play July 21, 2009

motherThere’s a Facebook special ticket price of $12 for friends of Mother the Play!

Use promo code FBOOK12 when purchasing tickets online at http://www.mothertheplay.com. The space for the promo code is at the lower-right corner under the seating diagram.

See you at the show!

 

Dear Frank McCourt has passed, 1930-2009 July 20, 2009

20mccourt.xlarge2Along with Dostoyevsky and F. Scott Fitzgerald, this is one of my favorite passages of all time. From Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes:

“When I look back on my childhood, I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: The happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.

“People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests; bullying schoolmasters; the English and all the terrible things they did to us for 800 long years.”

Read more about Frank McCourt’s life here.

Another great link to Frank McCourt.

And a Facebook note.

 

Writing Dangerously: The Hinge Manual July 18, 2009

omegaCheck out this free writing manual, below, called the “Hinge Manual,” from the editor of Omega. Not sure what “Hinge Theory” is exactly, but it has some very ’60s echoes on exploring creativity:

This notice is to offer you a gratis copy—free of charge—of the “Hinge Manual” on PDF via e-mail. What is the function of a Hinge Manual, you might ask. It’s a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary new genre of poetics termed “Hinge Theory,” which is just now beginning to ignite a river of inspirational fire and a storm of controversy in the world of literature, music, and art.

To receive your free copy (on PDF) of the Hinge Manual, e-mail your request to Michael Annis at WritingDangerously@howlingdogpress.com.

Visit Omega’s online literary journal site here.

Visit Omega’s FB page here.

 

Museum At FIT: Isabel Toledo July 17, 2009

Note: Best known for her inaugural day suit on display at this show, Isabel Toledo is a designer’s designer. Read more about her show at FIT and her story here.

newtoledo1aIsabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out
June 17 through September 26, 2009

The Cuban-born fashion designer Isabel Toledo is often described as “a designer’s designer.” Although she is little known to the general public, her work is greatly admired by members of the fashion community. As the late fashion journalist Amy Spindler once wrote, “Only great designers can dispense with themes and theatrics and let the work speak instead. Ms. Toledo does just that, letting fashion itself be the theme.”  Learn more …

 

Out L.A. Way: Babe and Brides July 9, 2009

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babesIf you happen to be out NOHO way in L.A. in late July through August, check out Babes and Brides featuring supertalented friend of friend Dave Shalansky:

Asa Holley & Evan Olman Present

Babes and Brides by Eric Berlin

Directed by Marc Morales

Two One Act Plays: In the first of these one act comedies, The Line That’s Picked Up 1000 Babes And How It Can Work for You!, six people in a bar search for companionship, a one night stand or a life-long relationship.

In the second act The Midnight Moonlight Wedding Chapel, Peter and Walter are vacationing in Las Vegas. Peter gets drunk with a cocktail waitress and they decide to marry, enjoy a one night honeymoon, and divorce the next day, but marriage just isn’t that easy.

Starring in Alphabetical Order

Jennifer Flynn / Heather Fox* / Asa Holley / Julie Mann / Evan Olman / G.O. Parsons ) / Dave Shalansky

Dates
July 24 – August 29
Show Times
Friday and Saturday at 8PM
Price $15.00
Telephone
303-929-3683
 

Electric MJ Moonwalk July 7, 2009

 

RIP Michael Jackson June 30, 2009

I was wedding-swamped over the weekend, as you may have noticed from the shortage of posts, but a Michael Jackson tribute dance at the wedding put me in the mood for tributes to a fine artist from my childhood. The following was produced by inmates at a prison:

 

Dub Poetry on Initiative Radio June 18, 2009

dub“Initiative Radio” has taken its’ first steps into the world of music video production with the creation of “Complex” by Dub Poet ANTON. “Complex” became a listener favorite when it was played during our three-part radio special about the Mahatma Gandhi.

ABOUT DUB POETRY

Dub Poetry finds its’ roots in the dance halls of Jamaica, West Indies where poets would chant their rhymes over the B side dub versions of records. Dub Poetry is quite possibly the final frontier in the music world where artists make poignant social statements, devoid of commercial affectation. The original Dub Poet is Jamaican Oku Onuora who was born Orlando Wong.

Dub Poet ANTON is originally from Trinidad and Tobago where he has also practiced the art form Rapso. Similar to Dub Poetry in message, Rapso poets chant over Calypso based rhythms, whereas Dub Poetry has Reggae rhythms at the core. Learn more here or watch video below: