Richard Renaldi is a New York photographer whose unique work will move you. He pairs strangers together and Cailis canadian farmacy asks them to step out of their comfort zone and physically interact with each other for his photographs. As a result, ethnic, racial and cultural barriers all seem to melt away.
Check it out:
Isn’t it lovely?
A cool thing is happening tomorrow night right buy cialis online prescription free here on Elizabeth Street. The New York Festival of Light Organization is putting on the first annual NYC Festival of Light.
Nope, it’s got nothing to do with Hannukah. The NYFOL describes itself as, “a non-profit art group whose vision is to create and provide a unique and delightful experience for residents and tourists; enhancing NYC’s architecture through interactive, static and projected lighting installations.”
Got that? In a nutshell, they recruit lighting designers to express themselves on the buildings of the city and show everyone how light is truly a form of artistic expression.
These lighting festivals have already hit ten other major cities on 5 continents, like Berlin, London and Sydney (shown above), but this is a first for New York
Here’s a peek at the FOL in Berlin, to give you a taste of what it’s all about:
Head to Elizabeth St Garden in Nolita tomorrow from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to see this one-of-a-kind show…a first for New York!
Chelsea’s gallery district is full of groundbreaking art, coffee-swilling hipsters and of-the-minute restaurants….but a Sheep’s Station?
Getty Station, on the corner of 10th Ave. and 24th St. is a public art program based at this former filling station. It was conceived by real estate developer and art collector Michael Shvo to bring outdoor exhibitions to a broad audience in the center of the High Line arts district.
With this piece, Schvo and the Paul Kasmin gallery are reimagining pieces of the late French artist Francois-Xavier Lalanne. Twenty-five sheep are scattered among the gas pumps overlooking 10th Avenue–enclosed by a white picket fence. (So what else would you expect?)
The site will ultimately will be transformed into luxury residences, but the Getty Station will feature different exhibitions for extended periods of time canadian pharmacy online viagra during the construction period. Ultimately, the station will be somehow incorporated permanently into the future building.
The exhibit is on until October 20th, so head out to Chelsea and check it out.
Have a great weekend!
There’s lots of stuff going on in the city this week….listen up!
The Armory Arts Week: The Armory Show at Piers 92 and 94 (which features important artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries) is the main attraction, but there are art-related events all week long all over the city, from the Bronx to the Lower East Side to Brooklyn. (3/5 through 3/10)
The Orchid Show begins at the New York Botanical Gardens. The event provides demonstrations on how to care for orchids, Q&As with experts (or as I like to call them, orchid whisperers) plus lectures, guided tours and musical entertainment. If you can’t make it this week, the show runs though April, 22nd.
Fusion Film Festival: Students run this festival at our neighbor, NYU’s, Tisch School of the Arts. Fusion is a multi-day festival with the mission of encouraging, promoting and inspiring women filmmakers and the collaboration between the sexes. (Go, sisters!) You can find screeenings, industry panels, master-classes, retrospectives and student showcases. Runs 3/7 through 3/9.
ADAA Arts Show: This show is one of the best, showcasing some of the greatest art dealers and galleries. Meet the dealers, discuss and perhaps purchase the works on view. Or just browse, like I do. Through 3/10.
Strip Strip Hooray with Dita Von Teese: The burlesque queen headlines at The Gramercy Theater from Wednesday through Sunday. I mean, it’s called “Strip Strip Hooray”, people. Seriously, don’t you want to go?
The Winter Stinky Cheese Festival: (3/5 through 3/12) Chefs at nine French eateries will prepare special dishes highlighting the stinkiest of the stinkiest fromage. Sigh…I can’t wait.
Remember the “Discovering Columbus” art installation in Columbus Circle? This past fall, artist Tatzu Nishi created an American living room surrounding the 13-foot-tall statue of the Italian explorer. Visitors were welcome to lounge on a comfy purple couch, watch CNN on a 48″ flat-screen, or settle down in an armchair and sift through the New York Times.
If you were one of the 100,00 people able to ascend the six floors of scaffolding to view the piece and fell in love with any of the furnishings, you can now buy them for your own home!
The Public Art Fund, which presented the exhibit, is holding an on-line sale of everything in the pop-up apartment. That Samsung television is going for $1950. A pair of red curtains will run you only $70. Vases run from $20 to $50.
I just love the idea of bringing a piece of an art installation home with you. And I especially love that all proceeds of the sale go to the Public Art Fund, viagra which mounts fee exhibitions to integrate art and the urban environment.
Check out the sale here.
I was sitting in the lounge at North Square sipping on (okay, swilling) an Almond Old Fashioned when my eyes were drawn to the cool artwork on the walls. Drinking makes me curious–and chatty–so I asked
staff members to tell me about them.
The painting of the nude woman over the bar is a copy of “La Belle Raphaela”, originally painted by Tamara de Lempika, a Polish Art Deco painter. This particular rendition was painted on tiles by Mrs. Rita Paul, proprietor of the hotel. Step into the dining area of the lounge and you will see Mrs. Paul’s painted versions of black and white photos of some of the great stars of yesterday: Marlene Dietrich, Anne Sheridan, Joan Crawford and Carole Lombard. Oh, and upstairs in the hotel lobby are still more decorative tiles that Mrs. Paul hand painted. (I love when talented people are prolific. Don’t you?)
Sitting there among all this beautiful artwork, I felt transported back to another time. If only Gregory Peck or Laurence Olivier would stroll through the door…
Actually, Don Draper would do very nicely, thank you. I’m not all that picky.
So if you too were curious about where the lounge artwork came from, now you know! You’re welcome.
Another Old Fashioned, please.