Arts

This week, Refinery29's 29Rooms heads to the West Coast, premiering the coolest art installations through a funhouse of creativity. From December 5th through December 9th, head to The Reef to expand your reality and wander through the mind of Bri Luna, Owner and Creative Director of The Hoodwitch (@thehoodwitch), who will take you on a mesmerizing and alluring visual quest through the fascinating world of magic with her installation, titled "You Are Magic." Through the art of “visual storytelling” (which is The Hoodwitch’s tagline), we can...
On February 8th, 2019, the Brooklyn Museum will open its doors to the new exhibit showcasing Frida Kahlo's work and personal items. Frida Kahlo: Looks Can Be Deceiving, a Major Exhibition Exploring the Life and Work of the Iconic Mexican Artist will be the first exhibition in the United States to show Kahlo's personal belongings from her lifelong home in Mexico City called "Casa Azul" ("Blue House"). The exhibition will include Kahlo's clothing, cosmetics and other personal items; paintings and drawings by Kahlo; photographs and film; as...
This year at the BUST Craftacular Holiday, taking place at the Brooklyn Expo Center the weekend of December 8th and 9th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, we are hosting a myriad of workshops and panels at the BUST School For Creative Living. CraftJam will be teaching a class on hand lettering and another on DIY holiday ornaments. Along with the workshops, CraftJam will also be selling goods at the BUST Craftacular. We talked with CraftJam founder Nora Abousteit. Hi Nora, can you tell our readers about your business? CraftJam is part of my...
Aleetha Clanton is a hairstylist, makeup artist, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur based in New York City and Los Angeles, and we are excited that she is teaching a class on hair braiding as part of the BUST School For Creative Living at the BUST Craftacular, December 8-9 at Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She works with clients such as Solange, MTV, L’Oreal, NBC Universal and Macy’s, as well as many others. She has had work featured in Elle and Bravo TV. She also had...
We’re shining the spotlight on our favorite creative folks who will be joining us at this year's BUST School For Creative Living. The workshops will take place during the BUST Holiday Craftacular, happening December 8 and 9 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Anna Turner Hart is an artist specializing in embroidery, textiles, and watercolor, and will be teaching a workshop on hand-embroidery as well as selling her original artwork. We're excited to make something beautiful!  Hi Anna, could you tell our readers a...
Trish Burger is a creative and spiritual hynotherapist and artist who will be joining us as a teacher at the BUST School For Creative Living, which will take place December 8th and 9th during the BUST Craftacular Holiday at Brooklyn Expo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Trish will be teaching a workshop on past life regression, and will also have her crystal jewelry available for sale as a vendor.   In this interview, Trish gives us an idea of her practice and what we can anticipte to experience with her.   Hi...
Juliana Huxtable is wearing blue lipstick, bright pink tights, a plaid miniskirt, and a floral top when she goes onstage at Detroit's Church of the Messiah—a 130-year-old building that's home to a social justice-minded congregation—to speak about "Seeing and Being Seen." She's part of a panel on the subject as part of Culture Lab Detroit; later, she'll end the day with a 1 a.m. DJ set at the nightclub Olympus Hall. This ability to be equally at home speaking on a panel at a church, lecturing in an art...
  If you’re tired of listening to men talk politics—and let’s be real, who isn’t?—Season of the Bitch is the leftist, intersectional podcast you probably need. With a rotation of six hosts (the coven) and guests including author and organizer Jane McAlevey and author and poet Chavisa Woods, Season of the Bitch aims to highlight voices of those who aren’t cis men. The podcast, which has now been going strong for over a year, is full of witchy feminist goodness, with topics including Mental Health Under Capitalism,...
Take it from activist, filmmaker, and writer dream hampton: your conception of Detroit's "rebirth" is probably wrong. "People don't want to talk about race," hampton tells me. "There's this idea that has been given to a whole generation that to talk about race is racism, which is nuts. So they don't want to talk about the idea that a 'rejuvenation' or a 'Renaissance' is couched in this idea that white people are finally moving back to Detroit—spoken or unspoken. Black people have always been here,...
Legendary funk rock musician—and Joe's Pub Vanguard Residency and Award recipeint—Nona Hendryx collaborated with photographer Carrie Mae Weems, theater director Niegel Smith, and choreographer Francesca Harper to create an immersive multimedia installation and concert called Refrigerated Dreams, which debuts this Saturday, October 27th at Joe's Pub in New York City. Inspired by Weems' The Kitchen Table Series, Refrigerated Dreams is a work-in-progress directed by Smith and featuring choreography and performances by Harper, Josh Johnson, and The Francesca Harper Project, along with original music by Hendryx. The set-up: A man invites...