Beacon Open Studios and Bill T. Jones - 06/21/19

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. ---C. S. Lewis
[ Nicholas Croft with Artist Tom Kenny and his Nudes @ The KuBe, Beacon N.Y. ]
Tom Kenny and his Nudes @ The KuBe.

The Ethan Cohen KuBe (Kunsthalle Beacon) repurposes the underutilized site of a former
high school as a space to promote international exchange of culture and art, as well
as unite local and global artists in a community forum.
Ethan Cohen KuBe (Kunsthalle Beacon).

Fortunately, dance has been what's interested me all my life. So whether I am faced
with incapacities or not, it still absorbs me. ---Merce Cunningham
[ Sienna Rose Kat Blaw with A-Y/Dancers @ KuBe, Kunesthal Beacon, N.Y. ]
Sienna Rose Kat Blaw @ KuBe.

One mustn't always believe that feeling is everything. In the arts, it is nothing without form. ---Gustave Flaubert
[ Jody Oberfelder Projects presents Madame Ovary. Directed by Jody Oberfelder.
@ The Flea Theater: 20 Thomas Street, New York, N.Y. 10007 ]
Jody Oberfelder Projects @ The Flea.

We are part of each other and part of something bigger than our own egos. An artist should bring into
the world some vision. Dancers should ask: "What is their work in the service of?" ---Bill T. Jones
[ Choreographer Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong @
Bethany Arts Community: Ossining, New York ]
Choreographer Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong.

Animals praise a good day, a good hunt. They praise rain if they're thirsty. That's prayer.
They don't live an unconscious life, they simply have no language to talk about these things.
But they are grateful for the good things that come along. ---Mary Oliver
Grateful for the good things. ---Mary Oliver

I need to be unselfconscious in order to be in a state of 'presence-flow' as an audience. Of course,
it's very interesting for me that dancers are in close proximity to one another or touching
during performance. I don't know how they stay unselfconscious. ---Nicholas Croft
[ Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company Work in Progress Showing: Bethany Arts Community ]
Bill T. Jones - Arnie Zane Company Work in Progress Showing.

Originally, the property was owned by the Maryknoll Foreign Mission Sisters of St. Dominic
who purchased the original structure known as “the Clark House”.
[ Kickstarter Project Scholar Nicholas Croft with the work of Painter Mary Ellis
@ Bethany Arts Community: Ossining, New York ]
Painter Mary Ellis @ Bethany Arts Community.

In the poetic tradition, the heart's affections are indeed holy, and if organizations are
asking for people's hearts and minds, they are asking in a way for their
holy and hidden affections at the same time. ---David Whyte
the heart's affections are indeed holy. ---David Whyte

I cry a lot. Usually once a day. I think it's one of the most profound
forms of human expression. ---Bill Viola
[ Donald Rubin, co-founder of the Rubin Museum, in conversation with video artist Bill Viola. (2010) ]
Donald Rubin with video artist Bill Viola.

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