NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
Beth Carney Quilts In Chelsea
The ART Quilt Gallery
133 West 25th Street
The ART Quilt Gallery in Chelsea Here on west 25th street see quilts as abstract art
"This particular artist, Beth Carney, she hand-dyes all of her fabrics. And it might be really hard to see without getting up close, but she does incredible stitching that just gives these pieces so much texture," says Cathy Izzo of Art Quilt Gallery.
The gallery is connected to The City Quilter shop, where people can pick up everything needed to quilt and even take lessons. The entire space was recently featured in the PBS series "New York Original."
Faith Ringgold Quilts In Chelsea
For more quilt work in Chelsea, head to the ACA Gallery for "Faith Ringgold's America: Early Works And Story Quilts." The exhibit, which is up through April 27, showcases the Harlem native's view on racism and gender inequality on quilts.
"The Power Of Words" In Times Square
With the world's attention turned to the health of Nelson Mandela, let's not forget to celebrate the former South African president's upcoming 95th birthday with new video art in Times Square. "The Power Of Words" is on view every night this month from 11:57 p.m. to midnight.
Sargent Watercolors At Brooklyn Museum
John Singer Sargent is know as one of the greatest portrait painters of all time, but his watercolors have not been fully explored until now. A new exhibit of the watercolors at the Brooklyn Museum is up until July 28. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
Performances By Jazz Bassist Charnett Moffett
Bringing new meaning to the term "running the bases," bass player Charnett Moffett
is really celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month. He is playing eight venues to celebrate the release of his new album "The Bridge," including Smalls Jazz Club on Monday night. Tickets are $20. Visit motema.com for the full performance schedule.
Music Video Exhibit At Museum Of The Moving Image
Lastly, "I want my MTV," and if you do too, check out the first exhibit on the unique art form that is the music video at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. See more than 300 artifacts, videos and interactive stations. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors and the exhibit runs through June.