Tuesday, May 09, 2006

public art in riverside park

this is going to be fun!
Curated by Karin Bravin and produced by BravinLee Programs, Studio in the Park will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Riverside Park Fund.

On May 6th, 2006 ten site specific installations wil l be on view in Riverside Park, Manhattan’s largest waterfront green space. Riverside Park stretches over four miles along the Hudson River and is one of the most interesting and beautiful parks in New York City. The Park offers a unique combination of man-made and natural elements and the art works, which will be located from 72nd Street to 153rd Street, will respond to and intensify this relationship. The art will infuse the park with color and unexpected materials giving life to discreet areas of the Park and providing the viewer with visual surprises.

Artists include: Orly Genger, Robert Greenberg, Elana Herzog, McKendree Key, Mischa Kuball, Emil Lukas, Fabian Marcaccio, Alexis Rockman, Kenny Scharf, Gary Simmons, and Steed Taylor.
- read more from the ny times

Monday, May 08, 2006

something's coming

this is how i always feel as i end a semester. two finals left! at 3pm on tuesday i will be a free woman! it's also how i felt last year when my nephew was about to be born any minute. but this time, i won't be back in school this fall. and rafael is already here! (see above on passover) i also won't be or scrambling for a summer job. or pulling my hair out to sublet my apt. instead, i'll be going on a few retreats, my nephew's first birthday party, a trip to israel, and then starting a new full-time job. who knows what else can happen? it's all about to explode and be super exciting.

Could be
Who knows?
There's something due any day
I will know right away
Soon as it shows
It may come cannonballin' down through the sky
Gleam in its eye
Bright as a rose!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach
Down the block, on a beach
Under a tree
I got a feeling there's a miracle due
Gonna come true
Coming to me
Could it be?
Yes it could
Something's coming
Something good
If I can wait
Something's coming I don't know what it is
But it is
Gonna be great!
With a click
With a shock
Phone'll jingle
Door'll knock
Open the latch!
Something's coming, don't know when
But it's soon
Catch the moon
One handed catch
Around the corner
Or whistling down the river
Come on - deliver
To me
Will it be? Yes it will
Maybe just by holding still
It'll be there!
Come on, something, come on in
Don't be shy
Meet a guy
Pull up a chair
The air is hummin'
And something great is coming
Who knows
It's only just
Out of reach
Down the block, on a beach
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight...

-Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (for West Side Story)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

good news for the jews!!

this morning i took my oral comprehensive exam for an M.A. in Bible from JTS. and then i got this email:

From: David Marcus
Subject: Sarah Chandler
Date: May 2, 2006 12:11:49 PM EDT
To: Debra Blank
CC: Sarah Chandler

Dear Dean Blank,

I have great pleasure in informing your that this morning Sarah Chandler successfully passed her MA Comprehensive examination in Bible. I believe that, with the completion of her present course work, Sarah will have fulfilled all her requirements for the MA.

David Marcus
Professor of Bible
Two finals to go! I'll be done by 3pm one week from today (May 9).