Catch up on the latest arts and culture news, including free music concerts as part of Madison Square Park Conservancy Oval Lawn Series! Tune in tonight at 8 PM on Thirteen WNET New York.

Happy birthday,John Leguizamo! Check out John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown next Monday at SummerStage NYC:

In Leguizamo’s trademark style, his one-man show explodes with energy and we’ve got VIP tickets for you to see it! Enter here by Tuesday (7/22) at noon:


Yayoi Kusama, Yellow Trees, 1994. Acrylic on canvas. Forever Museum of Contemporary Art. © Yayoi Kusama. Via Whitneymuseum:

Kusama is obsessive in her mark-making and there are infinite variations in every line of circles. … I do not find logical repeats. Each tendril or stem is too individual. She may have used a compass to set the larger curves (pin-holes evident at points); however even these are not “regular.’ … Kusama has a very obsessive nature, evident in her early infinity net paintings of the late 1950s. David Kiehl


Victor Vasarely, Kervilahuen, no date. Via RoGallery


Victor Vasarely, Kervilahuen, no date. Via RoGallery


On tonight’s episode we visit the Parrish Art Museum and take a look at an exhibition of paintings by William Glackens, also Artist Susan Weil talks about some of her new work. Tune in at 8 PM on Thirteen WNET New York!


Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989 installation in progress, 7/8/2014


Ben Butler

Ben Butler received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA from Bowdoin College.  His work has been exhibited in solo shows in New York at Coleman Burke Gallery and Plane Space, as well as at Zg Gallery in Chicago, John Davis Gallery in Husdon, New York, and Davidson Galleries in Seattle, among others.  He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Individual Artist Grant and numerous fellowships at residency programs including the MacDowell Colony, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and the Ucross Foundation.

He currently lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee and Quogue, New York, and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Rhodes College.

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One of the oldest ballet companies in the world, The Bolshoi Ballet is known for its bold and elaborate productions: