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Party Pics: Chashama After-Party

Thursday, June 8 was the occasion for the Chashama Gala at 4 Times Square.

Titled Art Is Everywhere, the Gala and its after-party allowed visitors to EXPERIENCE a sensational array of 200 artists and interactive environments!

The concept: transform unused space for artists to create and present!
INDULGE the artist inside of YOU!

Here are some pictures of the event, the environment, and the displays. As always, click on any image to pull up a slideshow with larger pics.

Summertime Salon

  

Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 pm, opening reception
Show runs from July 19 to September 10
Robin Rice Gallery, 325 W 11TH ST NYC 10014 BETWEEN GREENWICH & WASHINGTON STS

The Robin Rice Gallery is pleased to present the annual Summertime Salon, a photographic exhibition. This year’s opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 19, from 6 to 8 pm. The show will run through September 10, 2017.

For many, Summertime is a fondness brought on whilst relishing in the lingering mist of the crispy ocean breeze. Each summer, Rice curates her favorite show, The Summertime Salon, and transports us to a world where we can delve into this very summer sentiment. With its smells, sounds, and architecture New York City might redefine what we know as a summer’s day, but Rice, with her intricate curation, brings our classic understanding of summer to the city.

The two, long walls of the gallery are mosaicked, top to bottom, and from side to side, and photographs, are stacked to cover the gallery walls. Each year, the Summertime Salon matures and Rice’s annual masterpiece is revealed to showcase an exhibition stronger than the year before. The show is a haven of what the Robin Rice Gallery stands for, a community of art and experience. This annual exhibition allows for Rice to feature the works of the gallery artists as well as welcome a few newcomers.

The largest annual exhibition, the Summertime Salon is carefully pieced together, and the results are always breathtaking. The works of 51 gallery artists, all of whom have an individually distinctive style, come together to form a cohesive end product. Rice has a close relationship with the works of her photographers, and strategically curates and layouts out the show in a way that enhances each individual work. Details from one image will compliment the one that follows, until the works become one unit.

This year’s invitational image, Gralfex by Luciana Pampalone, features a woman dressed in all white, shielding herself from the blinding sun with a sunhat, secured to her head with a polka-dot harness, while preparing a vintage Graflex camera to take a picture. The image is generationally amorphous, it could be capturing a moment from just yesterday or we could be peeking at an era from the past. The relationship between the viewer and the subject is incredibly intimate, as if she is preparing to capture a moment beyond our boundaries of vision, but one that we are immersed in.

Participating Artists:

Ted Adams, Thomas Alleman, Nenad Amodaj, Dorothee Brand, Todd Burris, Roger Camp, Lynda Churilla, Lance W. Clayton, Paul Dagys, Richie Fahey, Stewart Ferebee, Mindaugas Gabrenas, Barbara Gentile, Isabella Ginanneschi, Gladys, Victoria Goldman, Sarah Hadley, Ron Hamad, Kristen Hatgi, Patricia, Heal, Benjamin Heller, Melissa Incampo, H. Nazan Isik, Pete Kelly, Haik Kocharian, Tanya Arianne Malott, Everett McCourt, Patricia McDonough, Micheal McLaughlin, RJ Muna, Rosanne Olson, Luciana Pampalone, Brian Pearson, Bill Phelps, Jose Picayo, Lauren Pisano, Dalton Portella, Amy Postle, Leonardo Pucci, Kim Reierson, Robin Rice, Kevin Ryan, David Saxe, Gesi Schilling, Keith Sharp, Mark Sink, Gordon Stettinius, Robert Stivers, Kathryn Szoka, Ron Tarver, Silvia Lareo-Vazquez, Tina West

For more information visit http://robinricegallery.com/next-exhibition/index_three.shtml

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Party Pics: Engel Exhibition

Eternity, By Nissan Engel​

Eternity, By Nissan Engel​

On Tuesday evening on Manhattans Upper East East, over 250 specially invited guests attended an exclusive art exhibition and sale held at the sumptuous townhouse of the distinguished Kenneth Laub. The event was to introduce New Yorkers to the life and work of Nissan Engel, an internationally acclaimed, Bezalel-trained Israeli artist who died this past fall at the age of 85. 

Organized by Michael Bolla and Engel’s widow Micheline (Micky) — a former Chanel model with a prominent and far-flung social circle– together with the Israeli Consulate in New York, Cunsul Aviad Ivri, and a worldwide group of influential friends and collectors, the event celebrated Engel’s work in advanacing his global legacy. Locally, Engel’s stained glass windows adorn several synagogues in America. Having spent most of his life in Normandy, France, where Micky still lives in a home that includes his gallery, he was a fixture on the European art scene for decades.

For an at-a-glance overview of his rich career, please visit www.nissanengel.com.

​Consul Aviad Ivri, Micky Engel​

​Consul Aviad Ivri, Micky Engel​

Micky Engel’s determination to keep her husband’s artistic legacy alive has inspired this exciting task of cataloguing his work,. Though Nissan Engel’s worldwide collectors are fiercely devoted to his work, outside of art world denizens, knowledge of Engel’s work is understated. This event marked the beginning of a multi-phase effort to change that, bringing awareness and acclaim to this important contemporary Israeli artist. 

​Stacy Engman​

​Stacy Engman​

The event was held at the home of the distinguished Kenneth Laub – a former professional tennis player, musician, composer and real estate world legend. Mr. Laub’s family are the patrons for the world-famous stained-glass windows by French Jewish artist Marc Chagall which grace the Hadassah Hospital in Israel.

Nissan Engel’s life paralleled a remarkable epoch in contemporary and Jewish history and his art is inextricably bound with the events of his time. Whether the Shoah, establishment of the State of Israel or the Six Day War — whose 50th anniversary will be marked this upcoming June — the story of a nation can be understood through the work of this Israeli artist.

Chelsea “Best Exhibits” tour

Saturday, May 20
526 W. 26th St. near 10th Ave

MAJOR ALERT! This all-new tour will be our most extraordinary of the entire past year, because the art world has descended on the city for its biggest art fair, and galleries have pulled out all the stops to entice collectors to visit their Chelsea spaces. Highlights: (1) the most dazzling, emotionally transporting computer-based light art we’ve ever encountered, (2) a living master’s gasp-inducing paintings with an unparalleled original technique, and (3) a female artist’s elegant, joyous sculptures using quite surprising materials, and selling in the hundreds of thousands of dollars each, among 7 breathtaking shows.

For more information visit http://nygallerytours.com/scheduled-tours/#3

My Mom, My Doll, and Me: Doll Making Workshop & Tea Party

0, May 6 at 2:00 PM2:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354

Dress in your teatime finery, bring your inner child, and create your own doll! Award-winning children’s author, illustrator, educator, and FTH Space Grantee, Timothy Bellavia leads this workshop for all ages, genders, and backgrounds, inspired by notable global mothers. It also includes a tea party with snacks, read aloud, book signings, and special red carpet photo-op. For ages 4 and up.
$20/$18 Members + $10 doll Making kit

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/fdaf89dec485194c61771b0233707fc0

Flower District Gallery Tour

Saturday May 6 at 1pm
Garden District (Chelsea) Gallery Tour

On the Flower District gallery tour in Chelsea on Sat. May 6 at 1:00 PM, meeting at 247 W. 29th St. near 7th Ave., celebrate springtime as we visit galleries in New York’s newest emerging art neighborhood.  You’ll see vibrant paintings by an artist whose active brain tumor affects his work, aerial photography of hundreds of miles of pristine African coast, a group show of wearable fabric art, and much more.  In between exhibits, we’ll stroll through fragrant plant- and flower-laden sidewalks in this remarkable commercial floral area!

Sat. May 6 at 1:00 PM: Flower District gallery tour
Purchase discount tickets to this tour.
This discount is $8 off through Thur. May 4 at 11:55 PM, then it reverts to full price.

Gallery Walk by Art News

Saturday, April 29
Madison Avenue

On the Saturday preceding Frieze New York and the TEFAF New York fairs, the Madison Avenue Gallery Walk will give the public time and space to visit the many galleries located on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th St. up to East 86th St.

This event is free and open to the public, and features over sixty curator & artist talks where you can hear from experts about collections on view.

To learn more and register, visit www.artnews.com/MadAveGalleryWalk/ where you can click their Calendar to RSVP for curator and artists talks at the galleries of your choice.

Madison Avenue Gallery Walk is organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District. For more information, kindly visit www.madisonavenuebid.org

Chelsea Gallery Tour

Saturday, April 29 at 1pm and 3:45pm
526 W 26th St near 10 Ave

New York Gallery Tours presents the Chelsea gallery tour which will be their most extraordinary of the month, as we have 300 contemporary art galleries to choose from there.

Highlights: (1) a European artist who employed 8 designers (lighting, set, make-up, etc.) to create photos unlike any you’ve ever seen, (2) a young female artist’s inventive stop-motion video installation that humorously comments on the chaos of modern life, and (3) the single most SHOCKING action an artist took to produce the stunning work you’ll see, in the 15 years we’ve been leading tours! These are just 3 of 7 eye-opening shows.”

Discounted ticket links:

The $8-off discount ticket links (below) enable you to pay just $17 admission (instead of the regular $25 admission). This discount is $8-off only when you use it at least two days in advance by credit card. After that, when the discount expires, you can still attend the tour by paying the regular admission of $25, either by credit card online, or with cash at the door.

Sat. April 29 at 1:00 & 3:45 PM: Chelsea “Best Exhibits” tour
Purchase 1:00 PM discount tickets to this tour, or
Purchase 3:45 PM discount tickets to this tour.
This discount is $8 off through Thur. April 27 at 11:55 PM, then it reverts to full price.

Read more about New York Gallery Tours at
www.nygallerytours.com

 

 

Purim Gala at 14th St Y

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6pm
Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the 14th Street Y will host its 2017 PURIM Gala at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC with Cocktails at 6pm and Dinner & Entertainment at 7pm.

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated with feasts, drink and revelry, it celebrates standing up for what you believe in and calls us to honor others through giving gifts and charity.

The 14th Street Y 2017 PURIM Gala will feature one-of-a kind live art and performances: Purim, as told by acclaimed acrobatics company Cirque-tacular, a special performance by children from the 14th Street Y After School, live music by the Bridget Robbins Trio, body Art by Sheila Jordan and more. Specialty food and drink will be offered, including aerial silks-acrobat champagne service; a Purim cocktail designed by The Surf Lodge’s own mixologist; sweet treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar and custom hamantashen and other baked goods by noted Manhattan & Brooklyn bakeries Colson Patisserie, Mah Ze Dahr Bakery, Orwashers and Zucker Bakery. The event will also feature exclusive artwork from the 14th Street Y’s innovative arts fellowship program LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, children in the 14th Street Y’s early childhood programs and more. Festive Attire is encouraged.

To learn more about the night’s events and get tickets, please visit 14StreetY.org/Gala, or to make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/14StreetYGalaDonate.

Here are pics from the 2016 event.

 

 

Show Your Love – Irish Arts Center

Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, NYC

An evening of cocktails, food, partying with artists and fellow culture enthusiasts…PLUS a whole year of live music, innovative theatre, dynamic dance, moving evenings of literature, and inspiring visual arts and cultural exhibitions… What’s not to love about that!?

Honoring:

Kelly E. Jones & Daniel Howell
Rachel Conlan and Dave Kavanagh
Kathleen Chopin & Colm Clancy

For More Information visit
http://www.irishartscenter.org/events/show_your_love_2017.html

Migration

An expansive installation by artist Elizabeth White in Flushing Town Hall’s garden. The artist uses life-cast leaves to represent individuals away from their roots. They are arranged singularly or in clusters, underfoot or under cover, up against or over a wall. In view of current economic disasters, political conditions, military actions, and climate or earth changes the artist sees immigration as the new normal.

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/6d584e3101e7b87ed9f813cc90b63d2d

Collage Workshop

MON | MAR 27 – MAY 1 | 6:30-8:30 PM | WORKSHOP (6 WEEKS)
Led by Flushing Town Hall Teaching Artist, Steve Palermo, and inspired by a variety of techniques of 20th century artists such as Picasso, Matisse, and Cornell, each student will discover his or her own visual voice and style. The six-session workshop series culminates with participants’ artwork displayed in Flushing Town Hall’s Green Room.

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/1ecc01e00ce96874d3342cb78c25672b