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BACK IN BUSINESS FOR 2014!

I’m more than happy to announce that Be Nice Art Friends is back in business. Thanks friends for your patience through all the technical difficulties, and thanks friends who helped to get us back on track! 🙂

Today you get a little bit of everything to get things rolling! First, some music!

Tuesday tunes on Wednesday:












GENTLEMAN’S GAME

A lot of great things happening over at GENTLEMAN’S GAME!
They have a new limited series out right now so get them while they are hot!
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FIELD PROJECTS

Join Field Projects on Wednesday February 5th for the New York launch of Christopher Rodriguez’s book, “Sublime Cultivation”. The event will be running from 6 – 8 pm.
526 w.26 street #807
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ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN

Watch these two handsome studs rock the clock at Remix at tomorrow, January 30th at 8 pm! The more the merrier, and the more the more tunes we get to enjoy! 😉
27 Park Place
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AWESOME ANIMALS:

Sea Slug : Elysia chlorotica
They look leafy and there’s good reason! These little guys perform a cool trick called kleptoplasty. They utilize the chloroplasts from the algae they eat by absorbing them into their outer membrane. They can then collect the energy of the sun as a source of food…

yeah I know!
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Thank you for coming by, and look forward to more updates and news!

Best Wishes and a Happy 2014!,
JOEY!

DON PORCELLA- EVERYTHING AND NOTHING AT ALL @ SPATTERED COLUMNS, NY

This one is a hat’s off to one of my favorite artists and all around great people. We have been highly anticipating this solo show by Don Porcella and will be sure to be at the opening reception tomorrow night at Spattered Columns to experience the imagination and world of characters manifested in pipe cleaners, mixed media, and painted encaustic.



(view of the artist’s studio)

Don Porcella (BFA California College of Arts and Crafts, MFA Hunter College) has been a creative force in the New York City art world for over ten years. Porcella utilizes humble materials in innovative ways to craft a unique commentary on the human condition. Drawing from his own imagery of the suburban and his interest in folk art, cartoons, and science fiction, Porcella’s work allows the subjective and strange to penetrate humorous representations of a wildly imaginative reality. Don Porcella: Everything and Nothing at All includes new installations featuring cave painters, crystal skulls, alien encounters, bonfires, birds of prey, and other whimsical work.

Born and raised in Modesto, California, Don Porcella’s artwork has been exhibited at galleries in New York City, Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, East Hampton, Washington D.C., Miami and San Francisco. Porcella’s art has been reviewed in the New York Times, NY ARTS, Fiber Arts Magazine, Chelsea Now, San Francisco Magazine and the Village Voice to name a few.

The opening reception for Don Porcella: Everything and Nothing at All will take place from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Spattered Columns, 491 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10012. The show will run until October 28, 2011, and will feature a live musical performance in the gallery by the artist and Nicholas Fevelo on Wednesday, October 26th, 6pm-8pm.

LUMEN FESTIVAL IS TODAY!




LUMEN is a cutting-edge video and performance art festival on Staten Island’s waterfront.

LUMEN will take place on June 25th, 2011 on the northern, industrial, Staten Island waterfront site of the Lighthouse Museum.

6PM – 12AM
JUST 2 minutes from the SI Ferry Terminal.

oh yeah, it’s FREE…!
Go to statenislandarts.org for more details and list of artists and performances.

ALTERED BOOKS- RESERVATION OF RIGHTS AGREEMENT (TIME LAPSE)



Brandon Friend
Reservation of Rights Agreement
Imprinted Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
54″ x 42″
2011

This piece will be available at Spattered Columns for Art Connects NY inaugural benefit auction on April 6th.
CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS!

Participating artists include: Allie Rex, Allison Kroll, Amanda Curtis, Angela Washko, Aya Kakeda, Beth Ann Morrison, Blanka Amezkua, Brandon Friend, Carl Auge, Daupo, Don Porcella, Douglas Paulson, Eliza Stamps, Emet Sosna, Gail Rodney, Gigi Chen, Jazz-minh Moore, Jenna Lucente, Katie Commodore, Kenneth Browne, Nandini Chirimar, Ned Snider, Ray Sell, Sarah G. Sharp, Scott Lewis, Sean Lugo, Shawn Bishop-Leo, Timm Mettler, Vic Cox, Yadir Quintana

DON PORCELLA – MORGAN SPURLOCK ACTION FIGURE!





Don Porcella was commissioned to make a MORGAN Action Figure for Morgan Spurlock, the documentary movie maker (Super Size Me). It is 12 x 7 x 5 inches in the bag. It is made out of pipe cleaners and handmade packaging. According to his facebook page he is available to do more commissioned Action Figures for whoever wants one. If you are interested please send him an email (donporcella@yahoo.com). It is a very unique birthday or holiday gift. Imagine having an Action Figure of yourself or maybe even a life size version of yourself.