Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 29

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: IDOMENEO

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza […]

ORCHESTRA PROGRAM FOR ORLANDO COMPETITION- DRESS REHEARSAL

March 17

DINNER WITH AYANA V. JACKSON

Great dinner at Char Korean where we were able to just hang out, talk about Ayana’s journey as a photographer, her process and just life in general.  An awesome night! POSSE PHOTOS:

March 17

NBAF: ARTIST TALK: PAUL BENJAMIN & AYANA V. JACKSON AT THE ARNIKA DAWNS GALLERY

FA+F Artists In Conversation By National Black Arts Festival FRIDAY, MARCH 17 20176:00 PM — 8:00 PM ABOUT NBAF and Arnika Dawkins Gallery host “A Conversation with Artists”, Ayana V. Jackson and Paul Stephen Benjamin.  NBAF’s Fine Art+Fashion 2017 Visual Artists Awardees. Ayana V. Jackson is a critically acclaimed international artist whose work seeks to crystallize the experience of contemporary Africa […]

March 17

THE HIGH: DANIEL ARSHAM: HOURGLASS

This exhibition continues artist Daniel Arsham’s (American, born 1980) ongoing project Fictional Archaeologies, in which he creates replicas of everyday objects—such as basketballs and cameras—in precious and semi-precious stones. The objects become fossils, remnants of our present seen through the eyes of a future researcher. Hourglass comprises three related, site-specific installations, each infused with mythology and striking […]

March 17

THE HIGH: RISING UP: HALE WOODRUFF MURALS AT TALLADEGA COLLEGE

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College In 1938 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff was commissioned to paint a series of murals for Talladega College, Alabama, one of the first colleges established for blacks in the United States. Installed in the institution’s newly constructed Savery Library, the six murals portray noteworthy events in the rise of […]

March 16

NBAF FINE ART + FASHION 2017 @ NEIMAN MARCUS

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March 11

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: LA TRAVIATA

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido […]

March 10

HIGH MUSEUM: TEEN NIGHT / DANIEL ARSHAM EXHIBITION

I went to see if the sound had been fixed in the exhibition and discovered that tonight was Teen Night.  The museum was full of teens with more and more arriving in waves.  There were activities, music and a live DJ on the piazza.  It was way too noisy for me- so I just checked […]

March 09

MA VIE DE COURGETTE, 2017 OSCAR ANIMATED SHORTS & THE RED TURTLE

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March 07

DANIEL ARSHAM STUDIO VISIT

I took Daniel & Meghan up on the offer to visit Daniel’s studio when I was in NYC to see the behind the scenes of the artwork process. POSSE PHOTOS:  

March 04

WERTHER BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

This performance was incredible!  I sat front row center, then Cory met us to escort us backstage to meet Vittorio & Isabel.  Vittorio was incredible- he drew me a picture, signed my program, took selfies with my mom and I and gave us hugs!  On the way out of the opera house, he motioned me […]

March 04

THE MET OPERA: WERTHER

After a crazy week- we flew to NYC and went directly to The Met Opera to see Werther with Isabel Leonard & Vittorio Grigolo!  What a performance! POSSE PHOTOS:

March 03

FCA- DANIEL ARSHAM OPENING RECEPTION

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March 03

LAYLA FELDER: EMPEROR NERO STOP MOTION ANIMATION

March 02

THE HIGH: CROSS COUNTRY: THE POWER OF PLACE IN AMERICAN ART

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