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State of the Arts NYC edition is a weekly radio show heard on various platforms where various sectors of NYC’s arts worlds converge to report and analyze the dynamic state of the arts and its participants. Hosted by Savona Bailey-McClain, long-time Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF), she confronts, analyzes and celebrates victories, challenges and changes in the country’s dynamic creative capital. Reports from the field; from the far-flung fringes; from center stage and from behind the scenes—the host Savona Bailey-McClain draws on her 20 years’ in the trenches to bring you snapshot after snapshot in living color.

State of the Arts NYC edition is a weekly radio show heard on various platforms where various sectors of NYC’s arts worlds converge to report and analyze the dynamic state of the arts and its participants. Hosted by Savona Bailey-McClain, long-time Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF), she confronts, analyzes and celebrates victories, challenges and changes in the country’s dynamic creative capital. Reports from the field; from the far-flung fringes; from center stage and from behind the scenes—the host Savona Bailey-McClain draws on her 20 years’ in the trenches to bring you snapshot after snapshot in living color.
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Brooklyn, NY

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State of the Arts NYC edition is a weekly radio show heard on various platforms where various sectors of NYC’s arts worlds converge to report and analyze the dynamic state of the arts and its participants. Hosted by Savona Bailey-McClain, long-time Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF), she confronts, analyzes and celebrates victories, challenges and changes in the country’s dynamic creative capital. Reports from the field; from the far-flung fringes; from center stage and from behind the scenes—the host Savona Bailey-McClain draws on her 20 years’ in the trenches to bring you snapshot after snapshot in living color.

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@sotartsnyc

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English

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Episodes

State of the Arts NYC 12/19/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

12/19/2018
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This week on State of the Arts NYC we have storyteller and radio producer Malika Lee Whitney reading The Snowy Day for our audience for the 3rd year. MALIKA LEE WHITNEY is Artistic Director of Pickney Productions, an arts, culture and education consortium based in Harlem. Her work as a performing artist and producer is well known for presenting culturally relevant content for audiences of all ages. The Snowy Day is a 1962 children's picture book by American author and illustrator Ezra Jack...

Duration:00:06:29

State of the Arts NYC 12/13/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

12/14/2018
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This week on State of the Arts NYC we have Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director of Classical Theater of Harlem to talk about their holiday production A Christmas Carol. Also joining the show is Anthony Vaughn Merchant who played the role of Scrooge. Shawn René Graham, adapted this rendition of the classic tale. Steve H. Broadnax III, directed the play, Tiffany Rea-Fisher choreographed the production with musical direction by Kahlil X. Daniel Set in present-day Harlem, this holiday treasure...

Duration:00:25:55

State of the Arts NYC 11/15/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

11/15/2018
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This week on State of the Arts NYC we have Esther Adler, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art. We talk about Charles White and the retrospective MoMA has organized for the first time in a major American museum. White’s far-reaching vision of a socially committed practice attracted promising young artists, including many artists of color, and he became one of the 20th century’s most important and dedicated teachers. Acclaimed contemporary artists...

Duration:00:28:20

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain Special Edition Long Time Coming

11/13/2018
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In 1955 when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of 12 year old boys stepped onto a baseball field in an act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history. On this special episode we have Bill Hudson and Reverend Freddie Augustine who played each other in the Little League Championship Game. Rejoined 60 years later, they tell us their special story.

Duration:00:21:23

State of the Arts NYC 11/8/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

11/8/2018
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The Interpreters follows the harrowing stories of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters as they pay a life-and-death price for working with coalition forces during the wars. Now they are struggling to reach safety and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of war. Though many interpreters who worked with the United States are eligible to receive the Special Immigrant Visa (S.I.V.), which would allow them to take their families out of harm’s way and start a new life in the states, the slow and...

Duration:00:22:19

State of the Arts NYC 10/25/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

10/25/2018
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This week on State of the Arts NYC we have joining us the President and Vice President of IFPDA. That's David Tunick and Mary Ryan. This prestigious fair opens today at the River Pavilion at the Jacob Javitis Center along the Hudson River. The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is the authority on fine art prints and their connoisseurship and collection. Now with more than 160 members in thirteen countries, members of the IFPDA reflect a worldwide community of expert art...

Duration:00:26:44

State of the Arts NYC 10/18/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

10/18/2018
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This week we talk with Kyle Bergman, Festival Director for ADFF and filmmaker Ultan Guilfoyle on Frank Gehry: Building Justice. This documentary tells the story of architect Frank Gehry’s investigation into prison design as a subject for the best architecture students in the United States. The film follows Gehry as he arranges two ‘master’ studios at the invitation of George Soros and his Open Society Foundation — one at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, the other at the Yale School of Architecture....

Duration:00:31:18

State of the Arts NYC 10/11/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

10/11/2018
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From a young age, Nathaniel Mary Quinn learned how to draw from his father sitting at the kitchen table. His natural ability allowed him to befriend many tough guys in his Chicago neighborhood. Quinn earned a positive reputation access to subjects who felt comfortable around him. This powerful and insightful interview takes you in the world of this artist. A graduate of Wabash College and NYU, this artist uses acrylic, charcoal, gouache, oil and gold leaf to convey his fractured style. Quinn...

Duration:00:32:22

State of the Arts NYC 9/18/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

9/19/2018
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This week's show features husband and wife duo Kate Hopkins and Chris Boynton of Art and Guile. ART & GUILE is a New York based studio that designs and manufactures lighting fixtures for home and office. They sit with host Savona Bailey-McClain to share how their practice began and why it's so special.

Duration:00:34:57

State of the Arts NYC 9/10/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

9/13/2018
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This week on State of the Arts NYC we have visual artist Chow Chun Fai joining us in our new studio at BRIC Radio. Fai is presenting 19 works from his Painting on Movies series for the first time at the Eli Klein Gallery in the West Village. Fai is one of the many artists influenced by the socio-political turmoil which transpired after the return of Hong Kong, a former British colony, to mainland China in 1997. As past chairman of Fotanian Artist Village in Fo Tan and a member of Factory...

Duration:00:34:19

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain at MoMA

7/11/2018
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The Museum of Modern Art presents Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of architectural work from Yugoslavia that sparked international interest during the 45 years of the country’s existence. On view from July 15, 2018, through January 13, 2019, the exhibition investigates architecture’s capacity to produce a shared civic space and common history in a highly diverse, multiethnic society through more than...

Duration:00:26:48

Homeplace by Bell Hooks

6/30/2018
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Excerpts of the essay Homeplace, read by Savona Bailey-McClain in response to works by Beverly Buchanan of shacks.

Duration:00:03:39

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain and special guest Nick Cave

6/27/2018
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Unedited interview with multi-disciplinary artist Nick Cave. The Let Go is Mr. Cave's new performance series at the Park Avenue Armory on the Upper East Side. Hear this candid conversation about his artistic practice with host Savona Bailey-McClain. Feel inspired and moved to see the performances.

Duration:00:24:35

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain and Clamra Celestin

6/26/2018
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Unedited talk with art collector Clamra Celestin on site in Colonel's Row on Governor's Island. Celestin talks with curator, host & producer Savona Bailey-McClain about his collection and his background in tribal art.

Duration:00:52:31

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain 06/16/2018

6/17/2018
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Artist interview with sisters Iliana Emilia and Scherezade Garcia. Both created site specific installations for the exhibition Early Encounters for West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island. The exhibition focuses on the people and cultures that met on Nut Island and Mannahatta.

Duration:00:24:57

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain 6/10/2018

6/11/2018
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This special podcast spotlights artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez. We talk about his early career as a young man coming from Puerto Rico, the evolution of his artistic practice and then Jorge's latest works on Governors Island for the exhibition Early Encounters curated by the West Harlem Art Fund

Duration:00:24:54

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain on site at Di Donna Gallery

4/30/2018
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Interview with Donald Ellis & Emmanuel Di Donna on Moon Dancers and Yu'pik Masks On site during Madison Avenue Gallery Walk, State of the Arts NYC talks with the organizers of this magnificent exhibition on surrealists painters during the 1930s and their interaction with Yu'pik Masks from Alaskan tribes in northwest America.

Duration:00:09:28

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain and artist George Blacklock 4/26/2018

4/28/2018
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State of the Arts NYC meets with British artist George Blacklock on site at the Flowers Gallery in Chelsea, NY. The artist tours his exhibition The Body Singing and shares the meaning behind several works.

Duration:00:15:06

State of the Arts NYC with host Savona Bailey-McClain 3/23/2018 Part II

4/28/2018
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Panel discussion featuring the artists JR, curator Jeffrey Deitch and others discussing his artistic practice at the 2018 AIPAD Fair.

Duration:00:29:23

State of the Arts NYC 3/23/2018 with host Savona Bailey-McClain

3/24/2018
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This week on State of the Arts NYC we have Amos Frajnd, Director of Opera Gallery New York, one of the leading international dealers and representatives of Modern and Contemporary Art. Opera Gallery is established worldwide with galleries in prime locations in New York, Miami, Aspen, London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beirut and Dubai. And we have a special panel recording of the artist JR. Born in France on February 22, 1983, JR was just another average...

Duration:01:00:06