Yo! MOMA! Tim Burton Exhibit is NewNew

The New York Modern Museum of Art is running an exhibition of film maker Tim Burton's work from November 22- April 26, 2010. This amazing collection of paintings, drawings, videos, sculpture, and film props is drawing record crowds of all ages.
Just as a Burton movie is unmistakable (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas) Burton's art is just as distinctive: a gallery of odd creatures and characters taken from a variety of inspirations such as Japanese monster movies, side show carnivals, sci-fi films and other fantastical expressions of Pop Culture that have tickled the quirky director's fancy.

The exhibit includes over 700 examples of Burton's sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, and amateur films. He made seven sculptures for the exhibit, and music from long time collaborator Danny Elfman plays in the galleries.
Crafters and artists in any medium can find inspiration at this show. Consider Kimm Chi, who creates beautiful silkscreened apparel featuring bold and abstract designs.
Although Kimm's work is very different from the work of the famous director, she still left the museum feeling inspired and in admiration of Burton's ability to be so prolific. She told us that while at MOMA, she chatted with a guard who told her that the exhibit was an unexpected hit for the museum, drawing in enormous crowds like Matisse or Picasso, and that the museum was amazed with the response, and it was great to really see people of all ages appreciate the work outside of just the movies. Kimm was moved to blog about her response to the show here.

TODAY you have a chance to win a piece inspired by Tim Burton's artwork from the Etsy shop Lennymud. This whimsical monster mug can be yours just by leaving a comment below and letting us know what you would like to see more of on this blog.
We've been trying a lot of different things this month and we'd like to hear from our readers. Why do you read this blog: for crafting info or tips, info about art events in NYC, etsy info or any other reason. Just comment below and you are automatically entered to win. Winner announced APRIL 6.

Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway print from PrismPop, CHolloway, and the winner of the bracelet from Wabisabi Brooklyn Friendliest Ghost. Please contact the shops to claim your prizes.

Better Than Jam Opening Party

The NEW Better Than Jam Handmade Co-Op opens its doors on February 1, 2010. Located at 1095 Flushing Ave, the Co-Op is soon to be neighbors with 20 other diverse businesses that will inhabit the "Markets at the Loom," providing a varied destination for local shoppers to shop and browse.

Opening: February 1
Grand opening reception: Friday February 5th 7-10pm

Come mingle with the designers and receive complimentary drinks , 10% off selected designers, and a free tote bag with purchase, compliments of The {NewNew} Etsy street team.

Some featured designers are:

The Hand of Fatima
Wabisabi Brooklyn
Better Than Jam
Danielle Maveal
Caja Jewelry
Lingua Nigra
Knit Knit

Be-Your-Own Valentine

Got the Valentine's Day blues? Don't worry if you don't have a romantic date. This is 2010. Get something nice for your friends, your family, or even better, yourself! My top ideas are: Go shopping at the new Better than Jam Co-op in Bushwick, a day at Spa Castle in College Point, curl up with a good book from Bluestockings, or take a yoga class near you.

Here are some handmade gifts with a little love from The {NewNew}:

designer: mshoelace

designer: KimmChi

designer: pulpsushi

by Andria newyorkclocks

Crafty Presents at the {NewNew} Gift Exchange

Last weekend The {NewNew} had our new year's meeting and party and yes - crafty gift exchange! The meeting went great, we started with a craft item swap (which i think we should do every meeting as people are always looking to destash) and then everyone who brought a gift could take a gift from the grab bag. And as this was a great group of maker's I think most of the presents were handmade, which made them that much more unique and special. I look forward to seeing some other posts to see what other people got...

repost from KimmChi at http://kimmchi-nyc.blogspot.com/
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The {NewNew} at OOAK ny

Last night was the preview night for the One of a Kind show at Pier 94 off of 55th street. The place was packed with vendors and customers sipping wine and browisng the artisan handmade wares from shops around the country. Really the cream of the crop - it was very inspiring to see it all in one place. I can't believe this was the first show in NY, glad they decided to branch out and take the show on the road!

Browsing through the aisle, i cam across many friendly faces of people i know.I got some great photos of Caja Jewelry, and JDavis Studio and home design by Pink Baby Mouse....

repost from KimmChi at http://kimmchi-nyc.blogspot.com/
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