Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring Fever

The Spring Song and Maria Koleva

Pictured: Maria Koleva, Location: New York, USA

'Каква е пролет пукнала
Лисна са гора зелена
Всичкине пилци запеха
Запеха и засвиреха.'

            Spring Is Here 

Once there was a thing called Spring
When the world was writing
Verses like yours and mine
All the boys and girls would sing
As we sat at little tables and drank May wine
Now April, May and June
Seem sadly out of tune
Life has stuck a pin in the balloon
Spring is here, Why doesn't my heart go dancing
Spring is here, why isn't the waltz entrancing
No desire, no ambition leads me
Maybe it's because nobody needs me
Spring is here, why doesn't the breeze delight me
Stars appear, why doesn't the night invite me
Maybe it's because nobody loves me
Spring is here
Spring is here
Spring is here
I hear 

From the Archive
Bulgaria, the summer of 2008

The images depict Bulgarian dancers performing traditional folklore dancing from different areas in Bulgaria. Their outfits are specific for the region those dances are performed. 
The singer Nikolina Chakardakova is of the most talented Bulgarian folklore  singers. 

Pictured: Nikolina Chakardakova, Sofia 2008

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Coming Soon!! 'Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition' Reception - May 20th

You will have the opportunity to see few new pieces from the project 'Theaters of Prey: strip clubs in America' exhibited in the show.  
* Reception on May 20th 5 - 9 pm. 
During the week: by appointment only  
Saturdays: open to the public 
Please, read all the details bellow. 

LaGuardia Community College
Alumni Art Exhibition from May 14-22 
Reception on May 20 
Long Island City, NY--The Humanities Department of LaGuardia Community College is pleased to announce an Alumni Exhibition of graduates from the Fine Arts Program to be held at The Experimental Space at Reis Studios 43-01 22nd Street, Long Island City, Queens. The Exhibition will run from May 14th through May 22nd with a reception for the artists on Friday, May 20th from 5-9 p.m. Admission-free and open to the public.
Fine Arts graduates from LaGuardia are highly sought after as transfer students by the most prestigious and competitive art programs in the country. Students in the Fine Arts Program benefit from an internationally diverse student body and a faculty of working artists committed to providing students with hands on experience in the foundations including life drawing, art history, sculpture, painting, as well as analog and digital photography.  
This exhibition represents a sample of artists who work in such diverse mediums as photography, sculpture, multi-media installation, painting and video. The artists in this exhibition are recent graduates from the School of Visual Arts, Yale University, The Art Institute of Chicago and Hunter College, as well as other four year programs. The work in this exhibition represents not just the cultural diversity of the student body but the excellence and ambition that these artists bring to their diverse mediums. The exhibition will bring to the fore conceptual rigor, visceral materiality and the narrative, all bound by artistic ambition and idiosyncratic desire.
Inquiries should be sent to: Michael Rodriguez, Chair/Humanities Department,
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LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students’ lives are transformed as family income increases 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at twice the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia we imagine new ideas, create new curriculum and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.
The Experimental Space at Reis Studios is an exhibition space dedicated exclusively to experimental ideas in contemporary art. Among several of our innovative projects, the Visiting Curator’s Program is a unique opportunity for curators from various organizations to present their projects in our spaces as well as art lovers from the local community and greater New York area.  The Experimental Space is located at Reis Studios, an international community of established and emerging artists from 20 nations.