ART FRENZY IN L.I.C.
Artnet.com staffers Kate Bosworth, Chelsea Guerdat, Luis Locarno, Lori Mendez, Jane Parrott, Paige Taylor and Sabrina Tom are lending their esthetic stylings to Art Frenzy, a weekend art festival sponsored by the Queens Council on the Arts in Long Island City, May 17-20, 2001. The fest features a tour of open studios, a film festival, events at L.I.C. museums like P.S.1, the Isamu Noguchi Museum and the American Museum of the Moving Image, and "Nostalgia," a vast show of 100 artists -- including the Artnet.com crew cited above -- spread over 36,000 square feet on four floors in a warehouse exhibition space at 44-01 11th Street in L.I.C. For more info on "Nostaglia," check out www.urbanetc.com.
FRANK FOUNDATION GRANTS
The Andrea Frank Foundation has announced its annual grant awards for 2001. Eight artists and one organization received a total of $63,800: Tokyo Ito, Tom Jarmusch, Paul McGuirk, Jonas Mekas, Fern Shaffer & Othello Anderson, Victor Sira, Ross Schwartzman, and the Harry Smith Archives. Established in 1995 by photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank in honor of his late daughter, the Frank Foundation announces its grants on Apr. 21 in memory of Andrea Frank on her birthday.
WINTERS AT THE MET
The Metropolitan Museum opens a retrospective of 90 prints by the American artist Terry Winters, June 12-Sept. 30, 2001. All of the works are from the Met's collection, and were created between 1983 and the present. The show is organized by Nan Rosenthal, consultant in the Met's modern art department, and accompanied by a catalogue published by the museum with Yale University Press. The Met's collection of Winters' work includes a group of 37 lithos and etchings given to the museum in 2001 by Susan Sosnick in memory of her late husband Robert, seven recent works donated by Robert and Lynda Shapiro or the artist, and a large selection of works purchased with funds from the Reba and Dave Williams Gift.
YVONNE RAINER AT BOUND & UNBOUND
A set of photos of legendary dance works by Yvonne Rainer taken by the late performance photographer Peter Moore go on view at Bound & Unbound in the Starrett Lehigh Building at 601 West 26th Street in New York, June 16. The photographs document Rainer's dances from 1964 to '70, including series from The Mind Is A Muscle (1968) and Continuous Project -- Altered Daily (1970). A Rainer dance is slated as part of the White Oak Dance Project at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, June 5-9, 2001, and a Rainer art installation opens at the Vienna Kunsthalle in June as well.
WHITNEY HONORS ADVERTISING EXEC
The Whitney Museum 2001 American Art Award is going to the Interpublic Group of Companies, one of the largest advertising and marketing service companies in the world. Intergroup chairman emeritus Philip H. Geier, Jr., is to accept the award at a presentation at the museum on June 4, 2001. Chairing the black-tie fundraising event, at which tables are priced at $15,000 to $50,000, are Robert J. Hurst of Goldman, Sachs, Mel Karmazin of Viacom and Leonard A. Lauder of Estée Lauder. The award itself is designed by a different artist each year -- this time around it's Lorna Simpson -- and produced by Cartier.
SHERIFF SELLS ART WORKS AT AUCTION
Got any time between tonight's sale of contemporary art at Phillips and tomorrow's appearance of Michael Jackson and Bubbles at Sotheby's? If so, how about taking in a sheriff's auction of ten works by contemporary artists, scheduled for tomorrow, May 15, at 1 p.m. at Cirker City Center Warehouse at 444 West 55th Street. The artworks are being sold to settle a ca. $60,000 judgment won by a New York collector against Brian Ramnarine of Empire Bronze Foundry in Long Island City. Lots include the bronze sculpture Xeno by Saint Clair Cemin, a cut-out portrait of Ramnarine by Alex Katz, eight platinum prints by Vik Muniz, plus works by Catherine Lee, Joel Fisher, James Brown and others. Bring cash -- there's no credit.
YOUNG CURATOR AT NEUBERGER Dede Young has been appointed curator of modern and contemporary art at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, N.Y. She was formerly curator at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington.