Monday, April 4, 2011
POETRY IN THE ARTS DOMINATES BIG APPLE VENUES(c) By Polly Guerin
Bold and startling historic ceramics speak volumes on poetry while drawings and illustrator art openings draw the pleasure of your company as does the Cherry Blossom festival. Here’s the scoop!!! POETRY IN CLAY A rare opportunity to see Korean Buncheong Ceramics exploration of the bold and startlingly modern ceramic tradition that flourished in Korea during the 15th and 16th centuries of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), as well as its eloquent reinterpretations by today’s leading ceramists. The exhibition showcases a number of masterpieces, including six registered treasures, such as the stunning drum-shaped bottle with inlaid peony decoration, pictured here. April 7-August 14, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. http://www.metmuseum.org/. R. CRUMB: Lines Drawn on Paper Any adult who is an aficionado of the comic book genre is familiar with R. Crumb, the godfather of underground comics, and now comes a “Don’t Miss” chance to see his work mounted on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators. Nearly 100 of Crumb’s amazing oeuvre, including covers and inside pages from ZAP and Weirdo, as well as drawings of Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural are a chance to recapture youthful enthusiasm for Crumb’s work. The FREE exhibit runs through April 30 at 128 E. 63rd St. http://www.societyillustrators.org/. JOHN STORRS: Machine-Age Modernist Art Deco enthusiasts mark your calendar for the John Storrs’ exhibit of one of the most important modernist sculptors to emerge in the early 20th century. He adopted the columnar, “building block” idiom in his work, free-standing stone sculptures in both figural and abstract modes that echo the burgeoning Art Deco movement. His work attests to a society enraptured with the sleek aesthetic embodied in early skyscrapers. FREE From April 12 to July 9th, at Grey Art Gallery/NYU 100 Washington Square East. April 12. http://www.nyu.edu/. IN LOVE WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS They’re petaling romance at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. As the pink petals fall around you the Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most romantic ways to welcome spring during the annual month long event when the 52-acre garden is blanketed in petals. Check their website: www.bbg.org. for the up-to-the-moment progress reports on the blossom-budding of the 42 species of cherry trees. Sit under the trees and write poetry. Ta Ta darlings!!! No need to travel far. I’m visiting the Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn. Fan mail always welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.pollytalk.com and in the right-hand column click on the link to the Polly Blog of your interest.