Weekly Events Calendar: 04.05.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Czech Functionalism at the Prague Kolektiv
    • Professor Vladimir Slapeta comes to NY to discuss Czech avant-garde design of the pre-war generation. Cocktails served during presentation.
    • April 13th, 6:30 pm
    • Prague Kolektiv, 143 Front Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn. rsvp: barton@praguekolektiv.com
  • Earth Day New York
    • Music, plantings, lectures–multiple venues
    • Through the end of the month
  • Amanda Mathis: Bringing Down the House
    • Amanda Mathis uses common building materials to meticulously recreate large sections of rooms–a wall, a doorway, a corner–and then presents them in unexpected ways.
    • April 6th through May 06th
    • James Nicholson Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor, NY, 212.967.5700
  • Garden Paradise
    • Artists explore the idea of garden as paradise: with its beauty and darkness
    • April 19th through May 24th
    • The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th St.
  • Grand Central Portraits: People in a New Town Square
    • Photographer John Sarsgard views the Beaux Arts masterpiece and the people that pass through it as a kind of social crossroads.
    • Through May 18.
    • Municipal Arts Society’s Urban Center 457 Madison Avenue, 212.935.2075
  • Tiny Houses
    • From the tiny houses of the early settlers to the diminutive but highly technological designs of today, author Lester Walker reveals the persistent fascination with self-sufficiency in American living.
    • April 18th, 6:30-8pm
    • Urban Center Books 457 Madison Avenue, 212.935.2075
  • Olivo Barbieri: Site_Specific
    • Global photo investigation into the nature of cities from 300 to 500 feet above ground with a large-format camera and a tilt-focus lens
    • Through May 13th
    • Yancey Richardson Gallery, 535 West 22nd St.
  • Designing and Building Your Own Green/ Environmentally Healthy Home or Apartment
    • How can individual home owners, renters, and builders transform their living spaces into green homes? Each class will cover practical, technical, and theoretical information on a variety of topics ranging from energy efficiency to rooftop gardens to lighting and insulation. The course will also feature a tour of local green buildings.
    • CUNY Continuing Education, 365 Fifth Avenue (34th St,)
    • 6 Tuesdays, March 14th-April 18th 7-9pm $250. 212.817.8215, or email continuinged@gc.cuny.edu
  • Mind the Gap
    • Through sculpture, photography, video, performance, and urban-scale architectural interventions, artists amplify and animate the urban void
    • March 18th through April 30th
    • Smack Mellon Gallery, 92 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn (718)834-8761.
  • Museum of Art and Design’s ‘Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art’
    • How are contemporary artists exploring a socially &
      environmentally conscientious way of living & working.
    • Through May 7th
    • Museum of Arts & Design, 40 W 53rd St., 212-956-3535.
  • Floral Design by NY Botanical Garden in conjunction with Cooper Union
    • Learn how to create basic centerpieces and arrangements
    • Eight Wednesdays, starting April 19th, 6:30-8:30pm. $336
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