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Alexandra Harper founder of Women of Culture: connecting women through arts

Ah-headshotAlexandra Harper is the founder of Women of culture, a NYC based art community aiming at bringing women together to experience the power of the arts through events in New York like the upcoming Sweet Summer Soiree, weekends such as Labor Day weekend in Newport, RI and even in Los Angeles.

Founded 3.5 years ago and with over 50 events held to date, the success of her community proves that Alexandra is not the only woman with a “desire to get out and experience the rich art scene that is the lifeblood of this city”.  Her goal is to be an advocate of “the importance of the arts and creativity in society, helping to create a more connected, fair and equal world” and a supporter of women artists through her events and the articles published on her blog. Alexandra shares about how she founded Women of Culture, her dreams and challenges and of course how to join an event! Thanks, Alexandra for sharing your passion. 

Beyond the Streets: A must for Urban Art Lovers in NYC

BEYOND THE STREETS, the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond opened in New York, on June 21st. The show celebrates society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with a sprawling showcase of work by more than 150 artists from around the world.  image002

BEYOND THE STREETS New York will take over two floors of Twenty Five Kent in North Williamsburg. Curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, the exhibition examines the fundamental human need for public self-expression, highlighting artists with roots in graffiti and street art whose work has evolved into highly disciplined studio practices, alongside important cultural figures inspired by these art forms. For New York, the travelling art experience takes an expanded look at the role of music and the theme of artist activism.

The show features numerous immersive installations, bringing the dynamic art forms off the walls and surrounding attendees with tactile experiences, including the U.S. debut of “Facing The Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent,” Shepard Fairey’s 30th Anniversary, a special Beastie Boys installation featuring artifacts and ephemera from the band’s prolific 4-decade history, oversized sculptures by FUTURA and Cleon Peterson, a wall of Jenny Holzer’s truisms, a functioning tattoo parlor by Bert Krak & Alexis Ross, a room of puppets by Paul INSECT and BAST made of trash, works by Takashi Murakami, Guerrilla Girls and much more.

BEYOND THE STREETS opens at 25 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY on June 21st for a limited time. For tickets, hours of operation and more information, please visit: BEYONDTHESTREETS.COM.

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