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MoCCA Fest: NYC's Premiere Indie Comic Con

mocca posterI spend a lot of time going from convention to convention, be they for anime, games, comics, or all of the above. After a while you get something I call “con fatigue.” But the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival (MoCCA Fest) is a convention that always leaves me feeling refreshed. MoCCA (April 6 – 7, 2013) at the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Avenue, NYC) is the best event to see some truly unique and fresh talent emerging in the world of independent comics.

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Art Basel Miami Assembles Finest in Art World

art baselArt Basel Miami (December 6 -9, 2012) has for 11 years been one of the top art festivals in the Americas and it returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive  Miami Beach, FL).  An extension of the Swiss Art Basel festival (aka “the Olympics of the art world”), which also has a branch in Hong Kong, Art Basel Miami  features over 260 leading art galleries from USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia and over 2,000 individual artists (exhibitors TBA).

Special sections will feature projects by emerging artists, new artworks, public art projects and, performances, video and sound art. 

Other programs include

Film series
Video art exhibition
Art Basel Conversations (past participants include Ai Weiwei, Chuck Close, and Catherine David)
Art Salon (sort of like an art version of TED talks in which artists give short presentations)

Art Basel Miami is one of the largest art fairs in the US, and attracted over 50,000 visitors in 2011. This year will be sure to continue to bring the finest in art from all over the world.

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Art Basel
December 6 – 9, 2012

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

artMRKT Hamptons: Sun, Sand, and Art!

artmrkt 2011From July 19 to 22, artMRKT Hamptons will be happening at The Bridgehampton Historical Society (2368 Montauk Highway (Rt. 27) - Bridgehampton, NY 11932). artMRKT (yeah, I find the way they spell that a little insufferable, too) brings together 40 galleries from across the U.S. who will present in mediums including:


The whole affair is in a lovely “boutique setting” (whatever that means) and will showcase galleries including:

DC Moore Gallery
DCKT Contemporary
Mindy Solomon Galler
Morgan Lehman
Arte Nova
C24 Gallery
Rick Wester Fine Art

And many more…

The even t will also feature the MRKTworks Auctions, in which people can either bid online or in person at the show, on special pieces being put for auction and 100% of the proceeds from each piece will be donated to their corresponding beneficiary. This auction benefits organizations such as :

The Nature Conservancy
Southampton Animal Shelter 
Children's Museum Of The East End
Bay Street Theatre

So come enjoy the weather, the scenery, and the semblance of art at artMRKT Hamptons for a chance to see some of the top galleries in the US.

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artMRKT Hamptons
July 19-22

Bridgehampton Historical Society
2368 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

CAPA Heritage Festival 2012 at Dumbo

Running since 1979, the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) is proud to present the 33rd Annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival to be held on Saturday May 12, 2012, from 11am - 6pm at Archway in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC. This year’s theme will focus on the journey Asian Pacific American ancestors have taken to come thus far. The purpose of this event is to celebrate family values as well as cultural heritage.

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