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SteubenParade2014lSteubenParade2014iOktoberfest2014Steuben2014-AirBerlinIn photo (second from top), parade Grand Marshal John Muller (far right) is joined by German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig, and German Consul General to New York Brita Wagener.

The parade was followed by an Oktoberfest in Central Park.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

 

JivaDance7JivaDance1Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance perform Mayura: Blue Peacock at the Chen Dance Center September 18-20, 2014.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

NYAAJS2NYAAJS2014bNYAAJS2014The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show is at the Park Avenue Armory through September 21, 2014.

ManaContemporary2014fManaContemporary2014aManaContemporary2014g (2)Mana Contemporary, the Jersey City, NJ arts destination, is holding a public opening this Sunday Sept. 14 (1-7PM) for Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galan & Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections.

Shuttle service is available from 450 W.15th St. RSVP here.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

ZachHorn-KidsTheseDays“My drawings are about my life, my memories, my messed-up psychology. I don’t plan them out. There is no order. the hardest part is not to filter. I have to trust that every stupid, off-beat, taboo idea bubbled up for a reason. I think it’s healthier for the drawings (and definitely therapeutic for me) to let it all out on the page. In the past they have called this inner voice, the muse, the subconscious, or the lizard brain. It’s all the same thing, trusting that little goblin in my head.” Zach Horn

New drawings by Zach Horn at Rare Art Properties, Inc., NYC, through Oct 9.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

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Rockaways2014“A lamp to my feet is your word, a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

Photograph: Stephen Wise

 

RockawayBeach2014GuardIn NYC an all too familiar story features black-youth lawbreakers confronted by white cops.

Out on Rockaway Beach there’s a twist to the story. There you can find black guards, of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department, pleading with white beach goers to get out of the water after the life guards leave at 6PM.

In dangerous waters, where strong under-currents claim lives every year, children are allowed (even encouraged) by their parents to swim unprotected after hours. The guards do the best they can to get people out of the water, but are often ignored, even derided, by those they are trying to protect.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

TimesSquare082814TimesSquare082814b“Heresy promotes the business spirit.” Spanish proverb

A boy visiting Times Square with his family paid a stripper (wearing only a G-string and paint) to have his picture taken with her, under the protective gaze of NYPD.

A woman in the crowd (white shirt), who witnessed the encounter, confronted the boy’s parents, reprimanding them for promoting such activity.

In September 2011, a painted (naked) model was arrested in Times Square for being a painted (naked) model in Times Square. In 2012 her case was overturned, on the grounds that her work was ‘performance art’ — and the city gave her $15,000.

Analysis: Today in America there exists widespread distrust of society’s leaders, especially in matters regarding children (see vaccines & education). The sanctioning of such activities in Times Square makes it easy to understand why.

The cost of impurity is diminished consciousness and peace, within and among persons, leading to a more brutal and violent society.

America’s ‘rights revolution’ — unburdened by truth, and aided by rebellious lawyers and judges who have weaponized the courts, is leading to darkness and chaos. But for the opportunists, “That’s the idea!”

Photographs: Stephen Wise

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