circle dance & arts studio inc.

5010 8th aveue, 2nd floor
brooklyn, new york 11220

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  • Portrait painting in action at Stanford
    By Sam Whiting - Wednesday May 24, 2017

    At 11:30 Monday morning, writer Tammy Fortin set up her manual Olivetti in the grand marble atrium at Cantor Arts Center and began tapping out a short story. [...] artist Hope Gangloff set up her acrylic paints and began painting a portrait of Fortin as she typed. The main entrance to the Stanford University museum, built in 1894, has been converted into Gangloff’s studio as the first in a five-year series called the Diekman Contemporary Commissions Program, underwritten by arts benefactors John and Sue Diekman. There is a lot to tell because Gangloff, 42, lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and drove out in her Subaru with her boxer mutt Olly, and all her paints and brushes and buckets. “She’s a fun challenge,” says Gangloff, as Fortin clacks away in single space, working that carriage return, her salt-and-pepper hair blending nicely with the marble wall behind her. The typewriter sits on a pullout tray at a midcentury metal office desk. Scattered around are a metal lunch box in red tartan, a bottle of Wite-Out, a magnifying glass and any number of dictionaries and art history books open for quick reference, plus a Princess dial phone with the receiver off the hook and dangling to the floor so she won’t be distracted by a caller. There is a lot of detail to capture, and those who can’t wait around to see the finished product can go upstairs where the concurrent show “Hope Gangloff Curates Portraiture” is on the balcony. There is a whole wall of portraits, and visitors can turn around and lean over the railing to see the next one being worked on at the bottom of the stairs. “Hope is an incredibly talented painter who evokes the 19th and 20th century masters and updates the tradition, ” says Carty.

    Source: Sam Whiting
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II multiplayer open beta begins October 6
    By Stephanie Chan - Monday Jul 10, 2017

    If you’re awaiting the new Star Wars: Battlefront II, you can get an early sneak peek of its multiplayer beta before the full game launch. Publisher Electronic Arts announced today that the multiplayer beta will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One starting October 6, though those who preordered it receive access October 4. […]

    Source: VentureBeat
  • Neighborhood Joint: Staubitz Market in Brooklyn: 100 Years of Sawdust, Steaks and Chops
    By ANDREW COTTO - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017

    A display contains frozen items, and the shelves are stocked with jars and cans. But there’s just one reason to visit this Boerum Hill business: meat.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Couple’s ultimate adventure: Love & marriage
    By Bernadette Fay - Thursday Jun 23, 2016

    The next time you’re at a Giants game and Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” comes on, you might notice a young couple dancing.“We always stay and dance at the end of the game,” says Cameron McDonald, referring to the habit he and his wife have of holding one another close during the song, which was the first dance at their Sept. 6 wedding.Alia Al-Sharif, 28, director of Barbary Coast Consulting in San Francisco, was a freshman studying performing arts and psychology.Cam, also 28 and the lead brewer at Fort Point Beer Co. in San Francisco, was a sophomore studying sociology.Cam doesn’t believe in love at first sight, but from his first glance at Alia, he says, he was interested.Because after one look at him, Alia was already falling in love: “When I saw him, I just knew,” she says.Alia’s mother is of Irish descent, but her father is from Jeddah (he previously worked at the British Consulate there), where Alia’s mother runs an art studio.There was also a two-year long-distance relationship when Alia, committed to issues of social justice, stayed at USF for a master’s degree in public affairs, while Cam moved to Redlands (San Bernardino County).Born in Palo Alto, Cam bounced around the state as dictated by his father’s executive job with Boy Scouts of America.Alia’s voice tightens with emotion as she talks about the trust she has in Cam: He was right behind me, cheering me on.Throughout their years together, they’d always spent the holiday with their respective families, so early on they created their own mid-December celebration:Pengusmas — a mashup of penguin on that first date, Cam had joked that his life’s goal was to raise penguins; walrus (Alia loves walruses); and Christmas — and they celebrate it by exchanging gifts and doing Christmas-y things like seeing “Nutcracker” or ice-skating at Union Square.What surprised Alia most wasn’t the proposal but that Cam had asked her father for his blessing beforehand.Because Alia says that by growing up in two very different cultures, she sometimes felt that she had to choose one over the other: But when my dad gave his blessing to Cam, I knew that I didn’t really have to choose.(Fort Point Brewing was represented by Summer Porter and KSA.) On their honeymoon, they hiked Hawaii’s Diamond Head in flip-flops, and glaciers in New Zealand where they saw (wait for it) penguins in the wild.Vegan chocolate cakes (with hazelnut and raspberry filling); vegan and gluten-free cupcakes (mocha, orange creamsicle, lemon passionfruit)

    Source: Union Squared
  • Art Review: Cool Heat: An Art Outlaw Who Still Simmers
    By HOLLAND COTTER - Thursday Jul 13, 2017

    Cocaine, sand and crazy love: Hélio Oiticica’s dance into life, on the edge, arrives at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Saturday Night In ... Bedford-Stuyvesant: At the Center of Change, Cherry’s Unisex
    By GREG HOWARD - Friday Jul 7, 2017

    Saturday night in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where the salon is an almost always-open witness to a neighborhood in the throes of change.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
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