“New Frontier” Installation at Galeria Melissa

The New York City Flagship location for Galeria Melissa is celebrating a new partnership with talented creative director Sam Shannon’s installation: “New Frontier.” Challenging the here-and-now rules of traditional video Shannon showcases individuals who reflect a spectrum of sexualities, genders, race and styles expressing how their particular style has become part of how they live in New York on a daily basis. Melissa is a celebrated global fashion accessories brand, recognized worldwide for the innovative works it has associated itself with in design, fashion and art.

Moving Forward at Museum of Arts and Design

Just a few months into his position as the newly minted director, it’s clear that Christopher Scoates was the right man for the job at the Museum of Arts and Design. MAD, as it’s known, is New York City’s champion and presenter of artists, designers, and artisans at the highest level of ingenuity and craftsmanship. Scoates, who relocated to New York from Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, is bringing with him a pedigreed past in the arts along with a vision of how to steer MAD into the rest of this century.

The Drama League’s Next 100 Years Preserving Theater in New York City

The Drama League of New York, since 1916, has been at the forefront of the American theater community. It is one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating nonprofit arts advocacy and education organizations, and today, there is still nothing like it. “The Drama League is the preeminent organization that supports directors—the visionary center of the creative process,” explains Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, executive artistic director. “We provide training, mentorship, and development for the artist who is often invisible.”