Akumal Arts Festival Reinvigorates a Vibrant Creative Community

(featured image artwork by Delilah Benitez) Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico – Sunlight bakes the streets of Akumal Pueblo, suffusing the ground in pale coral. Palm shadows decorate the sides of tents and small food carts, set up in anticipation of the evening’s festivities.  It is 4 PM on Friday November 9th: the opening day of the Akumal Arts Festival (Festival de Arte de Akumal) in … Continue reading Akumal Arts Festival Reinvigorates a Vibrant Creative Community

Akumal Arts Festival Kicks Off in Akumal, Mexico

Akumal Arts Festival kicks off Friday, Nov 9 in Akumal, Mexico. Situated on the Yucatán between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Akumal is a long-standing diver’s paradise turned conservation area, with pristine white beaches flanking the beach-comber. With a dedicated local community, Akumal residents – with the guidance of Executive Producer Jennifer Smith (of Tortuga Escondida fame) & team – have pulled together Akumal Arts Fest. With a … Continue reading Akumal Arts Festival Kicks Off in Akumal, Mexico

Unified Through Division: Carol Crawford’s Dichotomies at Atlantic Gallery

With an opening celebration set for Thursday, November 8 ​from 6-8 pm, Dichotomies – a solo show of works by Carol Crawford – is set to enthrall visitors to Atlantic Gallery​, (548 W 28th St Suite 540). Dichotomies is on view Nov 4-24, and features new works by the artist working across photography, print-making and drawing. Combining materials in order to evoke our rapidly changing political realities, Crawford’s … Continue reading Unified Through Division: Carol Crawford’s Dichotomies at Atlantic Gallery

The Lure of “Color Matters” at Galerie Richard

(cover image, artworks by Jamie Martinez for “Color Matters” at Galerie Richard on view through Nov 17)   Color Matters, a group exhibit featuring seven artists on view at Galerie Richard through November 17, presents a detailed exploration of contemporary artists’ use of color. A fascinating juxtaposition of color expressed in both analog and digital artworks, Color Matters includes masterful explorations of color by artists Koen Delaere, Dennis … Continue reading The Lure of “Color Matters” at Galerie Richard