Category Archives: Arts

Jason, The New York Drawer with BAGGU

Artist Jason Polan wants to draw every person in New York—literally every person in New York—so he started a project to document his efforts. Two and half years in, Polan is still going strong, clocking in sketches of anywhere from a couple people to hundreds a day on his blog.

Get to know Polan as he visits the WNYC offices and tries his hand on our very own Jad Abumrad, Leonard Lopate, and Brian Lehrer—as well as Soundcheck guest Fred Schneider of The B-52s.

Know Your Neighbor is WNYC’s video series about the characters, legends, and good folk living in your midst.

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Willy Verginer Wooden Art

Italian artist Willy Verginer was born in 1957 in Bressanone, not only known for having a cool name but also producing masterful wooden sculptures. He creates simply amazing wooden sculptures that are showing icy cold and warm home ambient at the same time. Usually, the colors are bright shades of purple or violet. Enjoy in colorful, wooden collection of this great artist.

For more information, please check Willy Verginer official site.

Trompe-L’Oeil painting – Alexa Meade

Alexa Meade is a 23-year-old artist based in the Washington, DC area. She spent four summers interning on Capitol Hill and in 2008 was a press staffer on the Obama Campaign. After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Political Science in May 2009, Alexa decided to pursue her passion for art. Her political past has taught her that what one experiences cannot always be interpreted at face value; seeing is not necessarily believing.

To view her latest work, check Alexa’s Flickr page.

Sand Animation – Kseniya Simonova

 Amazing masterwork by artist Kseniya Simonova. She is drawing a story “Nothing else matters". In the end, she wrote “You’re always there" in Russian. Incredible!

The Puppet Show by Winkler+Noah

How can we forget the scent of dolls? Children we ask too much of, to be perfect, like dolls. Children who have become sons and daughters of perfection, pretence and image, manipulated by the media and the social context and who are inevitably losing their naturalness. An exhibit which becomes a starting point for reflection sociological research and introspection, to better understand ourselves and the world around us. And to understand that the best present we can give to children is to let them be children.






Paper art by Simon Schubert

German artist Simon Schubert uses paper creases and folds to create incredible works of art.


Love = Love X Kent Rogowski

Love = Love by Kent Rogowski. Flowers and skies were taken out of over 40 puzzles and combined to form a series of spectacular landscapes. Although puzzle pieces are unique and can only fit into one place within a puzzle they are interchangeable within a brand. So he was able to mix and match pieces to create these deconstructed and surreal, yet still amazing landscapes.