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PLAY&GROUP 1: A picnic with composer Ithai Benjamin and his robotic puppets

  • CUE Art Foundation 137 W 25th St New York, NY 10001 (map)

This event has been postponed until next Saturday, January 30th at 11AM due to the weekend's blizzard forecast. We apologize for the inconvenience.

PLAY&GROUP 1: A picnic with composer Ithai Benjamin and his robotic puppets

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - POSTPONED until Saturday, January 30
Time: 11am – 12.30pm        
Admission $5 per family, TICKETS HERE
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Artists with children are invited to an indoor January picnic at the CUE Art Foundation, with music performed by New York composer, artist, and dad, Ithai Benjamin.

Following the performance will be a brief interview and discussion with Benjamin and artist Rebeca Raney on the continuation of their studio practice while parenting, including participation in extended residencies with families.

Refreshments will be served. All children are welcome. Bring a blanket and join us!

Presented by CUE Art Foundation and the Center for Parenting Artists.

Ithai Benjamin is a New York City-based composer, performer and engineer. He makes dolls, puppets, robots, colorful instruments and interactive installations and uses technology and animation to tell stories that are otherwise impossible to tell. His work has been published in Make Magazine and the book Handmade Electronic Music. His band of robotic puppets "The Princes of Persuasion" have performed at Exit Art, The Tank, the 2010 New York Fringe Festival, Cameo Gallery, 92YTribeca and more. Ithai teaches the class Puppets and Performing Objects at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Rebeca Raney is a New York City-based artist who creates drawings and sculptures in her Brooklyn studio. Rebeca’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, and Miami. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY. In addition to her fine art practice, she is the Director of Education for Frieze and teaches art to teens through the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She collaborated with the fashion retailer Madewell for Rebeca Raney x Madewell, a capsule collection consisting of cashmere sweaters, jewelry, hand-painted leather bags, and scarves featuring the artist’s signature drawings. Rebeca has also been featured in The New York Times and Brooklyn Magazine among numerous other publications.

The Center for Parenting Artists is a weblog and online community working to support and encourage the simultaneous practice of creative work and family life. The group is based in New York and represents creative professionals and collectives from all fields, across the US.

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Earlier Event: December 19
Art Handling 101