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Amnesia Atómica NYC: ZERO NUKES



This May, Times Square Arts and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists present Amnesia Atómica NYC, a collective effort to address nuclear threat. The public exposition on view for seven days in Times Square is centered around artist Pedro Reyes’s ZERO NUKES, a 30-foot-tall inflatable sculpture, which will function as a beacon to bring experts, political leaders, and engaged citizens together and drive conversations around the anti-nuclear movement.

ZERO NUKES focuses on the “zero” as a graphic, visual, and conceptual element common to all languages. The structure stands as a symbol of global unity for a single non-controversial cause: to avoid the destruction of life on earth.

“It is exactly because of what we are confronting around the world today that I created this piece. I’m hoping to provide an invitation for people who want to get engaged, learn from others, connect and create a safer future. I’m trying to provide a megaphone for the disparate voices committed to abolishing nuclear weapons. I’m trying to provide answers for those asking ‘what can I do?'”
— Pedro Reyes

The sculpture will serve as a central platform for a series of public programs and events designed to spotlight the voices of activists, scientists, and community organizations in the anti-nuclear field. Amnesia Atómica NYC will feature a two-day expo on May 19 and 20 offering hands-on activities, a VR experience, information booths, and merchandise. Public programs will be led by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and other experts from organizations in the field, such as the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a global coalition focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of prohibiting and eliminating nuclear weapons; The Tank, a Manhattan-based non-profit arts presenter and producer serving emerging artists; Games of Change, an organization that supports using games for social change; Global Zero an international movement dedicated to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons; and Union of Concerned Scientists, a science advocacy group dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.

ZERO NUKES is the centerpiece of the New York City iteration of Amnesia Atómica, the traveling exposition commissioned by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, an organization that focuses on three main areas—nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies—and equips the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to our existence. Amnesia Atómica debuted in Mexico City in 2020, and in addition to Reyes’s inflatable mushroom cloud, featured locally curated dance performances, and presentations by leading dignitaries. The title, Amnesia Atómica, was designed to urge visitors to not forget or ignore the global issues at hand and engage first-hand with solutions-oriented thinking and strategies.

Supporters of the project include the Bancel Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, N Square, Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation, David Rockefeller Fund, Lisa Tung and Spencer Glendon, Miner / Nagy Family, as well as The Prospect Hill Foundation.

Mobilization Expo
Partner organizations dedicated to reducing nuclear weapons will host information sessions, public displays, and hands-on activities to encourage public engagement and mobilization. Participating organizations include: B(L)OOM; Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Das Bombe; Games for Change; Global Zero’s Bomb Squad; Horizon 2045; ICAN; NYCAN; PATH Collective; Reverse the Trend; #StopInvestingInDestruction; Union of Concerned Scientists; among others.

Expo Schedule:
Thursday, May 19, 12pm-8pm
Friday, May 20, 12pm-8pm

ZERO NUKES is a series of anti-nuclear performances curated and produced by Meghan Finn, Artistic Director of The Tank, a Manhattan-based non-profit arts presenter and producer serving emerging artists. The series is part of The Tank’s outdoor series, Open Air Tank. Emerging artists will perform storytelling, hip hop and spoken word in Times Square beneath the mushroom cloud. Musical performers include Miriam Pultro, Questa Music, Elyse Durand, Baba Israel and Grace Galu of Soul Inscribed, Sarah Cagianese of Frances Rose, and Doll Parts. Performance and spoken word artists include Gabriel G Torres, Paige Cowen, David Trevor Lawson, Kev Berry, Carol Maz, Ben Firke, Emma Gomez, and Hunter Gause.

Performance Schedule:
Thursday, May 19, 2-4pm
Friday, May 20, 2-4pm
Monday, May 23, 2-4pm

Artists Against the Bomb
A collection of urgent messages calling for universal nuclear disarmament. The campaign is an international effort by artists, writers and activists who, through words and pictures, call for a reduction of the world’s nuclear weapons down to zero. The effort is designed to support disarmament organizations across the globe.

A new participatory work by Pedro Reyes where 12,075 rocket shaped balloons——equivalent to the total estimated number of global nuclear weapons—will be handed out to the public throughout the event. The balloons are a limited edition artwork that will be given to participants upon posting an image of ZERO NUKES on social media with the hashtags #ZERONUKES and #AmnesiaAtómica or upon following a participating organization such as the Bulletin.

Stockpile Schedule:
Daily Handout, 4pm

Virtual Reality: On the Morning You Wake (to the end of the world)
Games for Change will showcase “On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World,” a virtual reality experience that uses innovative documentary storytelling and virtual production techniques to viscerally recreate the lived experiences of people of Hawaii, who, for 38 minutes, had to react during a false alert in January 2018. Learn more about the project here.

On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World) Schedule:
Thursday, May 19, 12-8pm
Friday, May 20, 12-8pm

1560 Broadway, Suite 901
New York, NY 10036
Entrance at 165 W. 46th Street

The project will consist of a QR code leading to information that guides the public in how to get involved, including scripts with clear ideas on how to take action, reach your representative, and find organizations to follow. Join local and international efforts to reduce nuclear dangers, discuss current events with experts, connect with various education and advocacy organizations, and post your concerns to social media. You can even cast your vote to share what time you think it should be on the Bulletin’s iconic Doomsday Clock. Also, feel free to tag the following accounts on social media to get involved:

@TSQArts (Instagram, Twitter)

@BulletinAtomic (Twitter)

@BulletinOfTheAtomicScientists (Facebook, Instagram)

@ZeroNukes (Facebook, Instagram)

@_pedro_reyes_ (Instagram)


Merchandise Kiosk
The kiosk operated by public art ambassadors will feature an assortment of information as well as merchandise available for the public to buy such as shirts, hats, and buttons. The graphics on the kiosk designed by Pedro Reyes will prominently display the ZERO NUKES imagery. Any net proceeds will go towards traveling the cloud in support of other disarmament-based events.

Merchandise Kiosk Schedule:
Open daily, 12-8pm

Frieze New York Art Fair
Amnesia Atómica will be presented in collaboration with Frieze New York from May 18-22. Frieze will feature two booths dedicated to Amnesia Atómica, one designated for a historical archive featuring contributions to the disarmament movement by artists and activists in the 20th century; and the other an installation of imagery and merchandise from the ZERO NUKES campaign. One of the two booths will also feature Pedro Reyes’ limited edition interactive artwork Stockpile. Learn more about the booths.

Pedro Reyes (b. 1972, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City. He has won international attention for large-scale projects that address current social and political issues. Through a varied practice utilizing sculpture, performance, video, and activism, Reyes explores the power of individual and collective organization to incite change through communication, creativity, happiness, and humor.He studied architecture at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City. Solo exhibitions have been held with Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (2020); SCAD, Georgia, USA (2019); Creative Time, New York, USA (2016); Dallas Contemporary, TX, USA (2016); La Tallera, Cuernavaca, Mexico (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2015); ICA, Miami, FL, USA (2014); The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2014); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2011); Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA (2011); CCA Kitakyushu, Japan (2009); Bass Museum, Miami, FL, USA (2008;) and San Francisco Art Institute, CA, USA (2008). Reyes has participated in group exhibitions at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2015); The National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI), Rome (2015); Beijing Biennale, China (2014); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2013); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012); Liverpool Biennial, UK (2012); Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2012); Lyon Biennale, France (2009); and the 50th Venice Biennale, Italy (2003). In Fall 2016, Reyes served as the inaugural Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist at MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Pedro Alonzo is a Boston-based independent curator. He is currently an Adjunct Curator at Dallas Contemporary. Since 2006 he has specialized in producing exhibitions that transcend the boundaries of museum walls and spill out into the urban landscape, addressing audiences beyond the traditional museum public. In 2017 he formalized his practice by establishing A&C. At the ICA Boston, he curated Shepard Fairey’s 20-year survey, Supply, and Demand. For the MCA San Diego, he organized the group exhibition Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, which featured site-specific works inside the museum and throughout downtown San Diego. In 2015 Alonzo began to develop exhibitions designed to engage the public, starting with a citywide exhibition in Philadelphia, Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space, followed by working with JR to place a gigantic image of a Mexican child named Kikito, overlooking the US/México border wall in Tecate. Since 2016 Alonzo has worked with The Trustees, Massachusetts’s largest conservation and preservation non-profit, to launch and curate the organization’s first Art and the Landscape initiative, resulting in site-specific commissions created by the artists: Sam Durant (2016), Jeppe Hein (2016), Alicja Kwade (2018), and Doug Aitken (2019). In 2019, Pedro Alonzo worked with Now + There as guest curator for Oscar Tuazon’s Growth Rings and in 2020 for Jose Dávila’s To Each Era Its Art. To Art, Its Freedom. for Central Wharf Park in Boston. The most recent project he developed at Dallas Contemporary was a major exhibition that brought together rarely seen works by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.

The Bulletin equips the public, policy makers and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to our existence. At its core, it is a media organization, publishing a free-access website and a bimonthly magazine. But it is much more. The Bulletin’s website, iconic Doomsday Clock, and regular events draw attention to three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. What connects these is a driving belief that because humans created them, we can control them. The Bulletin is an independent, nonprofit 501 c (3) organization founded by Manhattan Project scientists nearly 75 years ago. It gathers the most informed and influential thought leaders tracking man-made threats and brings innovative thinking to a global audience. The Bulletin applies intellectual rigor to the conversation and does not shrink from alarming truths.

The Bulletin’s iconic Doomsday Clock uses the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero) to convey threats to humanity and the planet. It is currently set at 100 seconds to midnight, the closest it’s ever been to midnight. The Clock is set every year by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with its Board of Sponsors, which includes 11 Nobel laureates. The Clock has become a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and disruptive technologies.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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Peony Tattoo and Cafe: Where Ink and Coffee Collide in Miami – World-Renowned Tattoo Artist Boris Bianchi’s New Tattoo, Café Fusion




The only multi International award winning speakeasy studio in Miami, Florida, co-created by world-renowned tattoo artist Boris Bianchi is making waves in Miami, FL.

Boris Bianchi

The eclectic fusion of tattoo artistry and café culture nestled in Miami’s Little River, provides a one-of-a-kind experience. The concept of combining a tattoo studio with a café may seem unconventional to some, but for Boris, the co-founder of Peony, it was a dream waiting to be realized. Having spent time in Scotland, he witnessed the seamless integration of tattoo culture with café ambiance, and Boris knew he wanted to bring that concept to Miami.

Upon his return to Miami during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boris stumbled upon a spacious location where he knew his idea could flourish. The vastness of the space allowed him to not only house a top-notch tattoo studio but also to create a welcoming café atmosphere, reminiscent of a hidden speakeasy with its secret bookshelf entrance.

The unique décor of Peony reflects Boris’s passion for collaboration and creativity. Teaming up with well know artist, Ruskin, who boasts an impressive collection of over 300 vehicles, Boris found inspiration in the ever-changing display of cars, that grace the café’s interior. This partnership also led to exciting collaborations with the Miami Art Society, showcasing single art shows that rotate every few months, ensuring a constantly evolving space that stimulates the senses.

Reflecting on his journey as a tattoo artist, Boris takes pride in his evolution from mastering traditional styles to pioneering his own distinctive blackwork-fine line fusion. This unique approach has attracted clients from around the globe, drawn to his unparalleled skill and creativity. He meshed his background in Japanese traditional and American traditional to what he learned in Scotland to create his signature style.

As he looks to the future of tattooing, Boris acknowledges the evolving landscape, embracing innovation while staying true to his craft. He finds intrigue in the city’s endless possibilities, from its vibrant culture to its late-night culinary delights. But amidst the hustle and bustle of Miami’s streets, Peony stands as a sanctuary for creativity, community, and self-expression—a testament to Boris’s unwavering dedication to his craft and his commitment to leaving a lasting impact on the world of tattooing.

To inquire about Peony, contact the store at or +1 (305) 850-3666

For more information, please visit or the storefront at 117 NE 54th St B, Miami, FL 33137

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The Moxie of Miguel Paredes – World-Renowned Artist Set for Latest Exhibit in New York at Park West Gallery



The sensational oeuvre of world-renowned artist Miguel Paredes is set for a sensational new exhibit at Park West Gallery on July 18.
Celebrating a famed career filled with hundreds of pieces of noteworthy artwork, the highly anticipated show will premiere in New York City this summer at the globally recognized gallery. A full spectrum of his body of work will bring together his intricate and trailblazing talents that have for decades made him an integral part of the magic of the modern artworld. The New York native turned innovator of the grand Wynwood art scene in Miami is the true master of the Urban Realism movement. He brilliantly merges cutting-edge techniques of street art, pop art and Japanese animation to create his own explosive style evident in every series of trend-forward collected art pieces he creates.

Urban Koi” 30”x40” oil on gold leaded canvas 2024

Embarking on a journey that will bring a bright spotlight to his everlasting and vibrant career, Paredes will be honored with the unique show that is an ode to his transformative energy that since his humble beginnings as a young painter who came originally from the hospitality industry to turn into an entrepreneurial genius of the business of art.

Drawing much of his inspiration from pop icons such as his own mentor Ronnie Cutrone from The Factory and even Warhol himself along with the notorious Keith Haring, his sequences of street graffiti, landscape and pop art have propelled his crossover from street walls in the 1980s to becoming a highly regarded creator of fine decorative art that is perpetually prized by collectors around the globe. Prosperous and influential on an international scale, his name is known by celebrity collectors including icons such as Lance Bass, Kenan Thompson, Elton John, and Justin Bieber to name a few.
Sharing his inner workings and passions Paredes states about his enthusiasm for the Park West Gallery debut, “To be able to have this retrospective of my work in Soho and come full circle to be where I began is incredibly exciting.”
The accolade is a beautiful testament as to what makes him a vibrant part of the art community as much as a beloved figure to fans around the world. Through the lens of unique techniques and visionary visuals, the audience can traverse his phenomenal pieces that are reinforced with the undeniable expression of bold colors and vibrant strokes. You can tell any story worth telling through what we see and how we see when we glimpse at the captivating work of Paredes.
A painting is never just a painting with him; it is a window into our lives, our history, and our world thanks to the way Paredes expresses himself as an accomplished artist. His massive list of accomplishments and honors is outstanding and impressive.
As the official Godfather of the triumphant independent Miami art scene, he launched the Miguel Paredes Fine Art Gallery from 2011-2018 in the heart of Wynwood Arts District inviting guests to experience complex immersive pieces and literally be a part of the work. Notable other highlights in his life include being named the official artist of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards to signing with ACME Archives to create custom artwork for Disney Underground, which celebrates the interpretations of a new generation of visual artists stemming from the urban underground pop art movement. Corporations and cherished charitable foundations have eagerly collaborated with the trailblazer over the years to create successful campaigns and benchmark moments in modern culture.
Most recently Paredes has produced works in the emerging NFT space launching a 30 year in the making concept called “The Wheelies” an animated sitcom parodying American pop culture, politics, and the human condition with 7,777 collectible NFT characters. Along with other collections “Pulgha Genesis”, “Life in Color Daisy Series” and a collaboration with Artist Eddie Gangland “You’re in My Brain.”
All the inner workings of this magical artistic genius will be found in expressions with the selected pieces on display July 18. Some pieces in the show include: “Love Story,” “Don’t Play Coi with Me,” Sundae Fundae,” “Fist of Speed,” “Papayas to Mangos,” “Love in Shanghai,” “Love Yourself,” and “Miss Liberty.”
To inquire about collecting the artwork of Miguel Paredes, attend one of Park West’s online auction weekends or contact a sales associate at either or (866) 995-0904 ext. 4.
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Midnight Moment Approximations of Utopia



From June 1–30, nightly 11:57pm – 12am Midnight Moment will present Marco Brambilla’s Approximations of Utopia. This is a presentation, a vision of a future world fair constructed from the archival images and AI technology, philosophically considering the nature of human hope  and notions of utopia by mining the ambitions of the past. Using AI-generated and archival imagery to conjure the architectural environments of six historic World Expositions—New York (1964), Brussels (1958), Montreal (1967), Osaka (1970), Seville (1992), and Shanghai (2010)—Approximations of Utopia assembles a new configuration of human wonderment through non-human technologies. Each architectural-algorithmic resurrection represents not only the spirit of that nation and society, but also the aspirational dreams and desires from that moment in time. The journey through these dynamic collages of the past leads the viewer to a yet unrealized Expo in the works, unbound from geography or time. This idealized speculation, like any utopia, is an imagined community and society of a future filled with the possibility of a meaningful, peaceful life and civilization.

Approximations of Utopia coincides with the Queens Museum’s celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair, titled Peace Through Understanding, that took place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The Unisphere, designed by Gilmore D. Clarke and donated by U.S. Steel, was the icon of the Fair and remains the world’s largest sphere. It featured three rings representing the space age achievements of Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn, and Telstar 1, and stood as a monument to America’s success in the space race before Neill Armstrong’s moon landing. Corporate pavilions dominated the Fair, presenting innovations through educational demonstrations, theater, and exhibitionary displays. Ford’s “Magic Skyway,” for example, was a journey through Earth’s history, including animatronic dinosaurs and dioramas, and human evolution, viewed from inside a brand-new Ford Mustang on a moving track. Visions of cities, travel, and technology of the future were foundational for many pavilions, including those sponsored by General Electric, NASA, New York City, and Bell Systems, among many others.

Artnet’s co-presentation of Brambilla’s Midnight Moment in June marks the second iteration of an ongoing partnership that celebrates digital art in the heart of New York City.

AI services were provided by PHI Studio.

Marco Brambilla is a London-based artist known for his elaborate recontextualization of popular and found imagery, as well as his pioneering use of digital imaging technologies in video installation and art. Brambilla’s work has been internationally exhibited and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum (New York); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ARCO Foundation (Madrid); and the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington D.C). Notable shows include New Museum, New York; Santa Monica Museum of Art (Retrospective); Seoul Biennial, Korea; Broad Art Museum; and Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, Le Centquatre-Paris in France. Brambilla has worked with Creative Time and Art Production Fund in New York to present public art installations, including his Nude Descending Staircase No.3 presented at the Oculus world trade center during Frieze New York. Notable collaborations include 7 Deaths of Maria Callas, an opera by Marina Abramović first presented at the Opéra National de Paris, France, Pélleas et Mélisande, presented by the Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp, Belgium; and King Size, a 16k on 16k video collage first presented at the Sphere in Las Vegas. Brambilla is a recipient of the Tiffany Comfort Foundation and Tiffany Colbert Foundation awards.

Dreaming in Public brings magical thinking to our civic life. They curate, advise and strategize on making art an integral part of daily life.

The Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park presents contemporary art, events of hyperlocal and international impact, and educational programs reflecting the diversity of Queens and New York City. Changing exhibitions present the work of emerging and established artists, both local and global, that often explore contemporary social issues, as well as the rich history of its site. The Museum works outside its walls through engagement initiatives ranging from multilingual outreach and educational opportunities for adult immigrants, to a plethora of community led art and activism projects. The Museum’s educational programming connects with school children, teens, families, seniors as well as those individuals with physical and mental disabilities. The Queens Museum is located on property owned in full by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Come To The Light Brings Artist Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider Art To The Sheen Center



“The world is in turmoil and I hope to offer people a respite by providing some calm” Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider. “I am motivated to paint and share my passion. I strive to create a place of serenity that nature offers us. Landscape, skyscape and seascape are my means of communication. Ours is a beautiful planet and I encourage all to take good care of it.”

T2C’s Magda Katz talked to the artist about her work

“If we wish to have the light, we must keep the sun; if we wish to keep our forests we must keep our trees; if we wish to keep our perfumes, we must keep our flowers- and if we wish to keep our rights, then we must keep our God.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

The Gallery at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, presents “Come To The Light,” an exhibition of paintings by the artist Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider May 16 – June 14. The exhibition, exclusively at The Sheen Center, is free and open to the public daily from 11AM – 5PM. All artwork on exhibition is available for purchase. The Gallery at The Sheen Center is open daily from 9AM to 11PM. For further details, visit

“Come To The Light,” returns to The Gallery at The Sheen Center, having previously exhibited there in 2021 and 2022. Ms. Dilenschneider has had five solo exhibitions in Paris and Avignon, plus she participated in two invitational art fairs, one in Paris at the Grande Palais and another in Monaco at the Grimaldi Palace.

His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, says “Jan Dilenschneider is a wonderful friend and I am grateful she shares her talents and treasures with us. We are fortunate that Jan’s beautiful works of art will once again be on display at The Sheen Center, and encourage everyone to pay a visit and share in her vision of bringing people into the Light!”

Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider created her first oil on canvas painting at the age of 12. At 16, her entry at the Ohio State Fair was rejected because it had no hanging wire affixed to the canvas. A kind, older gentleman came to the rescue and quickly fashioned a wire to the back. That kind man was Roy Lichtenstein, one of the world’s most acclaimed artists. The watercolor won 1st Prize in the competition and Dilenschneider has been painting ever since.

Based in Connecticut, she finds much of her inspiration in the wondrous variegation of nature. Dilenschneider is an expressionist painter who has been influenced by many styles of art including impressionism. She is known for her rich palette, loose brush strokes, and luminous misty vistas. Her affinity for landscapes and the atmospheric effects of light and color create a mystery in her artwork that draws you into the unique painting. Jan has plans for several exhibitions for later in the year. She wants you to fall in love with nature all over again.

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Sheen Center for Thought & Culture ( is a haven for the arts and provides a platform for provocative conversations about diverse and inclusive aspects of humanity as seen through the creative lens of faith and respect. Located on historic Bleecker Street, the Sheen Center is a venue where art and spirituality meet. The Sheen features a 273-seat neoclassical proscenium theater and a newly renovated, 80-seat, flexible Black Box – The Frank Shiner Theater. The Sheen Center also features an art gallery, rehearsal studios and meeting | reception spaces. Since opening in 2015, the Sheen has hosted several movie premieres as well as innovative productions by companies including Houses on the Moon, Red Bull Theater, TheaterWorksUSA, and Bedlam. Included among the hundreds of artists who have performed at The Sheen are Board Members, Vanessa Williams, and Frank Shiner as well Kristin Chenoweth, Nora Jones, James Taylor, Bernie Williams, Kirk Whalum, and Eileen Ivers. The Sheen is a preferred venue for WFUV Radio’s Membership Marquee Concerts and hosts SOHO Forum monthly debate series, and in 2022, was chosen for the filming of the series, “Inside the Black-Box” hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Morton and producer Tracey Moore, and featuring prominent creatives of color, ranging from actors to producers to directors, writers, and musicians.

Featured photo is “Light on the Water,” 30 x 30, oil on canvas (left); and “Sunrise,” 36 x 48, oil on canvas (right), by Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider

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The New Banksy Museum Opens Today on Canal And Broadway



The Banksy Museum opens today at 227 Canal Street and Broadway. T2c was given a special preview of the over 160 works and talked with William Mead the Executive Director Of The Museum.

This is the largest collection of Banksy’s life-sized murals and artwork in the world.

This show has already debuted in Barcelona, Brussels, Kraków and Paris, all of them projects by Hazis Vardar, also the brainchild behind the famous Palace Nightclub in France.

“Street art belongs in the raw setting of the streets, but if people can’t see it, is it even art?”

Banksy is undoubtedly the most famous and controversial street artist. The Banksy Museum has set out to introduce Banksy and his unusual approach through the creativity he has shown in the streets all over the world. There was no question in the mind of the curating team of simply putting Banksy in frames. Visitors will be immersive in his way of looking at the world. The Banksy Museum give a new lease of life to Banksy’s street creations – as many of them have disappeared.

To do the work justice, the creators of the museum created a space that “reflects the street experience” and employed a number of anonymous street artists to recreate Banksy’s work. What you see on the walls isn’t Banksy’s own work but celebratory recreations of both iconic and lesser known pieces that have faded from view no longer.

Tickets for the museum, which will be open daily from 10am to 8pm, are available here. The exhibit spans the second and third floors of the building.

All photo’s and video are by Magda Katz

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