Weekly Events Calendar: 05.24.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Action Painting Street Battle!
    • Up-and-coming Japanese action painter Ryoga Katsuma takes on weathered O.G. Ushio Shinohara in a ‘boxing painting’ paint-off. Guest judges will name the ‘Action Painting’ champion right before your very eyes.
    • Today, 7pm
    • Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, 18 Jay St. (Tribeca), 212.625.1250
  • Reclaiming The Land
    • A panel discussion on the state of polluted lands and the efforts that have been taken to reclaim and reuse them.
    • Today, 6:30pm
    • The New School 55 W. 13th St., 212.229.5488.
  • The High Style of Dorothy Draper: New York’s Decorating Maven
    • Pioneer of Interior Design from 1925-1960. Approaching design as entertainment, Dorothy Draper was named the most influential tastemaker of the time in America.
    • Opens May 2nd
    • Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave, (103rd St.) 212.534.1672
  • Garden Paradise
    • Artists explore the idea of garden as paradise: with its beauty and darkness
    • Today is the last day!
    • The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th St.