The Bronx Council of The Arts, located on the campus of Hostos Community College in the South Bronx, is hosting an exhibition showcasing the work of gay artists created over the past ten years; the curator, Ivan Monforte, has personally selected the work for this project. The exhibit simply titled Gay features paintings, photography, installations and more, all created by gay men of black and Latino descent in the last decade.
Here are our picks for the Best of the Untapped Cities Photo Pool: Don’t Forget to Look Up! Remember, to have one of your photos entered in the running for a “Best Of” nod, just hastag your Instagram or Twitter urban exploration pictures #untappedcities. Keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.
The tip of the Empire State Building by Mary Mack aka @skippingaway
An architectual rendering of the new Pen and Brush, Inc. space located at 29 East 22nd Street
The Pen and Brush, Inc. is an organization that has been dedicated to women in the arts since 1894. They have recently acquired a new space in the Flatiron District that will be opening later this year, which also happens to be the 120th anniversary of the organization. With all of these great new changes, we thought we would check in with Executive Director, Janice Sands, to give us an update.
Untapped: You’ve been the Executive Director of Pen and Brush for more than 15 years. Can you tell us about some fun facts about Pen and Brush, and where you see the organization going?
Untapped Cities talked to songwriter and guitarist Todd Goldstein, of New York’s indie rock band ARMS, about how place influences him, the airplane hangar he’d like to build, and how a burned-down bar in Brooklyn is his favorite place in the city.
UC: How does New York City influence your music?
TG: I’ve been living in New York for about ten years now (a fact which, no matter how many times I say it, still feels insane), but I think I’ve only recently been able to acknowledged the city’s influence on my music. It’s less in the stylistic sense—I don’t think of my music as being particularly beholden to the storied lineage of “New York rock” (more…)
We all know what day tomorrow is. (It’s House of Cards Season 2 premiere day.)
Some might feel that the gross piles of dirty, garbage-strewn, yellowy-grey snow do not provide a fitting atmosphere to a celebration of love, affection, and variety-packs of candy hearts. And to that I say, turn your mind away from the modern trappings of romance and sentimentalism! Think about Romanticism instead. (more…)