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Meet Cynthia Ehrenkrantz: Creativity Lasts a Lifetime!

Cynthia Ehrenkrantz is a woman of many creative pursuits; among them cooking, singing, and writing. She’s done all of these throughout her nearly ninety years.

Guest Post by Karen Gershowitz

Singing in a chorus has been part of her life since was a teenager. When she was seventy-eight years old, she attended the Jewish Choral Festival. … read more.

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Nicole Rudick’s Unconventional Biography of Niki de Saint Phalle

Only some artists are larger than life itself. Niki de Saint Phalle is definitely one of them. Niki’s work is colorful and emotional and was often utilized to discuss her politics, or rather her disdain for the current political sphere. Unfortunately, Niki’s work went unknown in the United States until her later years, showing how even the most influential artists can succumb to the hyper-male-focused art world that leaves women artists in the shadows. read more.

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Danielle Diniz: “People Never Forget How You Made Them Feel”

Karen Gershowitz conducted this interview with Choreographer Danielle Diniz on Zoom. (11/30/22)

Living close to Lincoln Center in Manhattan as I do, many of the residents in my apartment building work in the arts. I think of them as neighbors until I learn about their accomplishments. Then I am awestruck.

At age thirty-one, Danielle Diniz is fast becoming a choreographer to watch, with recent commissions for new work from the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Performance Santa Fe, Avant Chamber Ballet, Ballet Hartford, Central Utah Ballet, and more.… read more.

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Allison Green Helps Macy’s Create Holiday Magic in NYC Windows

11/17 UPDATE: Follow link to watch Macy’s 2022 windows unveiled live on NYC’s Fox5 🙂

“I use my grandmother’s sewing shears, and they’re right here with me,” exclaims an enthusiastic Allison Green as she wields what appears to be a pair of oversized scissors.

As shocking as this may seem, having intergenerational sewing materials is not an anomaly for Alli.… read more.

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Cindy Britan Creates Characters: “Listen & They’ll Talk to You”

The Sculpture in the Park show in Loveland (CO) is one of the largest juried sculpture shows in the country. One hundred and fifty artists are selected to show their work over a long weekend in August. When I attended it a few months back, much of the art intrigued me. The works on display were striking, beautiful, or clever, but none of them spoke to me.… read more.

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Costume Industry Spotlight: Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing

For nearly 50 years, Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing has been renting authentic period clothing and accessories for film, television, and theater, providing an essential service to the entertainment industry. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Helen Uffner herself to talk about the company, how it came to be, and how the pandemic has affected business.
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