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The interior of Staller Center for the Arts painting studio. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Fine Arts Organization unleashes creativity and empowers expression

Elizabeth O'Connell April 5, 2024

Every Friday, Stony Brook University students gather in room 4218 of the Staller Center for the Arts with their easels and artistic visions, eager to create in this calm space and express themselves...

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Vita Kari, known as --- at Astor Place and Cooper Square in-- JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Multimedia artist Vita Kari blends virality with authenticity in captivating art performance

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor February 18, 2024
Cheap burger joints abound in Astor Place, mere steps away from one another. For most, these establishments are nothing more than quick bites, but for multimedia artist Vita Kari, it’s home to the beginnings of their artistic journey.
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NowHeres Classical Mutation exhibit featured experimental Godzilla of Reminiscence from Nakamuras Green Eyes. The piece focuses on the theme that nature watches human actions. CHRISTINA MARIE MARIANI/THE STATESMAN

New York City gallery NowHere’s “Classical Mutation” exhibit featured experimental Japanese ceramicists this winter

Christina Marie Mariani February 11, 2024
NowHere, located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, recently featured the artwork of two Japanese ceramicists in its exhibit “Classical Mutation,” which ran from Dec. 14, 2023 to Jan. 14, 2024. Designed to be an exhibition space for Japanese art and artists, NowHere hopes to establish itself as a hub for Japanese culture and creativity in NYC.  
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PHOTO COURTESY CONOR HARRIGAN

Reimagining tradition: Park Dae Sung’s ink art at the Wang Center

Clare Gehlich October 15, 2023
The Charles B. Wang Center is presenting a new exhibition titled “Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined,” showcasing captivating ink-based paintings by the renowned Korean artist Park Dae Sung
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Studio Rousseau’s ‘The Art of Couture’ unveils fashion-inspired artwork at NYFW exhibition

Adrienne Esposito September 14, 2023
On Saturday, Sept. 9, The Statesman was invited to visit a closed event at the Studio Rousseau Art Gallery in New York City for the annual New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The gallery exhibition, titled “The Art of Couture,” showcased a stunning collection of artwork inspired by various impeccably designed fashion pieces. 
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PHOTO COURTESY OF VANESSA LUUTRAN

Artist Shimon Attie’s exhibition explores migration, identity and human stories

Clare Gehlich September 11, 2023
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery introduced a new exhibition running from July 20 to Oct. 21 titled “The View from Below,” which is dedicated to internationally-acclaimed visual artist Shimon Attie.
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The mural located in Astoria Queens is one in 4 murals part of the #WayOutofBurnout initiative.

Artist Lady Pink transforms NYC with murals about academic burnout

Jenna Zaza May 19, 2023
In the bustling streets of New York City, where towering buildings and busy sidewalks dominate the landscape, a graffiti-based artist is making waves with her captivating artwork.
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Matisse Museum brings fresh perspectives to See you at yours Exhibition

Matisse Museum brings fresh perspectives to “See you at yours” Exhibition

Jenna Zaza February 5, 2023
The Matisse Museum in Nice, France welcomed the contemporary artist Agnès Thurnauer to bring new perspectives and interpretations to the 20th-century French artist Henri Matisse’s art in the “See you at yours” exhibition. 
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The Reboli Center, a quaint corner filled with tranquility and local art

Sydney Riddle December 2, 2022
As the winter break quickly approaches Stony Brook and the days get colder, there becomes increasingly little to do. However, The Reboli Center for Art and History, located right across the street from Stony Brook Village, is a perfect indoor activity for those staying on campus during this holiday season.
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Professor links poetry, the internet and augmented reality

Michelle Chen November 26, 2022
The Japan Center at Stony Brook sponsored Dr. Andrew Campana, assistant professor of modern and contemporary Japanese literature and media at Cornell University, to speak on Japanese poetry in the digital age through his work on Nov. 16.
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Art critic discusses postmemory generation in South Korea

Art critic discusses postmemory generation in South Korea

Jenna Zaza October 6, 2022
On Sept. 28, Dr. Dong-Yeon Koh, an established art critic from South Korea, held a discussion in the Humanities building on her book, “The Postmemory Generation in South Korea: Contemporary Korean Arts and Films on the Memories of the Korean War."
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Embroidered artwork from Italian artist Luci Callipari Marcuzzo. Marcuzzo visted Stony Brook University on Sept. 20 for a conversation with the Center for Italian Studies.  MELANIE NAVARRO/ THE STATESMAN

Italian artists visit Stony Brook to discuss family, culture and the Italian diaspora

Rayia Habibulla October 2, 2022
Hosted by the Center for Italian Studies, artists B. Amore and Luci Callipari Marcuzzo visited Stony Brook University on Sept. 20 for a discussion titled, “Tracing the Threads of Migration and Female Narratives of the Italian Diaspora.”
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