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Sketch for Survival at Salmagundi Club for Three Days

 

 

Explorers Against Extinction: Sketch for Survival will take place at The Salmagundi Club on November 15, 16 and 17, 2018 in the Upper Gallery. This special exhibition is in conjunction with Alison Nicholis: An Artist Inspired by Africaan event which will take place on Friday, November 16th from 6:30-7:30pm, when the artist will give a lecture on how she translates complex conservation issues into studio paintings

The Salmagundi Club puts all this in context here.

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Stickymonger ~ at AFA Gallery in Soho

 

 

 

Stickymonger ~ Image via afanyc.com

AFA Gallery will open its doors to a collection of new works by vinyl artist, painter, and muralist Stickymonger. This exhibition of 15 paintings on canvas is a departure from the artist’s pre- vious monumental vinyl works, which have been the hallmarkof her public art installations in New York City ~ such as her stunning work in a group exhibit we call Graffiti in the Sky on the 69th floor of 4 World Trade, and her very visible work opposite The Oculus, entitled The Mural Project.

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The Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis + Ruby Dee Archive!

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/NYPL

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. The extensive archive includes more than 178.85 linear feet of material spanning eight decades of the couple’s careers in theater, film and television; their near 60-year relationship and marriage; and their social, civic and political activities between 1932 and 2014.

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Andy Warhol ~ From A to B and Back Again at The Whitney

 

 

 

Self-Portrait, 1986

The exhibition Andy Warhol ~ From A to B and Back Again at The Whitney Museum of American Art is the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. On view are more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time. Below are just a few of the images in this exhibition, along with the story behind them. Plan on spending the day.

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Canstruction 2018 Arrives at Brookfield Place

 

 

 

Our Pride and Joy

This year, thirty teams have entered the Canstruction New York Design/Build Competition. The teams are mentored by design professionals, working with them from 8-12 weeks on designs to create structures that can be built in a single night ~ And working all night, each team creates an architectural masterpiece made of unopened food cans to vie for such titles as ‘Best Original Design’; ‘Best Use of Labels’; ‘Best Meal’; ‘Most Cans’ and more, including the People’s Choice Award where the public chimes in on a favorite.

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64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

 

 

Artist Anyone Konst. “Free Peddler”. Image via socratessculpturepark.org

As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming our hearts and filling our souls with thoughtful and colorful works of art. Here are 64 art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in November.

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Andrew Schoultz in ‘Full Circle’ at Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

Solo exhibit, Andrew Schoultz at Joshua Liner Gallery

The artist Andrew Schoultz, in his second solo exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery, presents ‘Full Circle’ ~ works on paper, paintings, and new mixed media American flags.

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A Poetry Jukebox Arrives on the Wittenburg Triangle

 

 

The Poetry Jukebox on the Wittenburg Triangle

We love the Wittenburg Triangle ~ adjacent to Jefferson Market Gardens and the historic Jefferson Market Library building, at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue, Avenue of the Americas and Eighth Street in Greenwich Village.

This week, The Village Alliance unveiled a new art installation on the Triangle – The Poetry Jukebox.

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Pumpkin Patch in the Channel Gardens at Rock Center

 

 

 

You never know what you’ll find in the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center. No sooner did the sand castle come down when we found a pumpkin patch complete with scarecrow!

Below are a few pictures of this seasonal installation ~ and yes, the ice skating rink is open,

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Don’t Miss The Socrates Annual!

 

 

Artist Anyone Konst. “Free Peddler”. Image via socratessculpturepark.org

The Socrates Annual is on view at Socrates Sculpture Park.  For the 2018 exhibition, projects range from a decolonial greenhouse to audio-sculptural portraits of Queens hip-hop legends. Approaches vary among community-centered pedagogy and production, material experimentation, and redeployment of historical forms of construction, among others. This year contemporary and historical land-use is examined by several artists in projects including a labyrinth of fences and gates, and a steel and textile installation that traces the East River ecology of waste flows through land, water, and biological life. Additionally, several artists employ representations of the human figure, perhaps suggesting a time for reflection upon the Humanist philosophies that seem precarious with looming climate change and ongoing political conflict.

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Vivian Maier: The Color Work ~ Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Vivian Maier: The Color Work. Location and date unknown. All images ©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

The color work of street photographer Vivian Maier will be the subject of a new exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery. Many of the photographs are on view for the first time, deepening the understanding of Maier’s oeuvre and her keenest to record and present her interpretation of the world around her. Dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, Vivian Maier: The Color Work captures the street life of Chicago and New York, and includes a number of her enigmatic self-portraits.

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‘Concrete Jungle’ by John ‘CASH’ Matos at JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

 

 

John ‘CASH’ Matos. Pinup Collage (Triptych), Spray Paint on Canvas 36 x 48 in. Image courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery

Throughout his almost four decade career, John ‘CRASH‘ Matos’ work has engaged with urban environments on a huge scale – ranging from his early murals on the sides of NYC subway trains in the 70’s, to more recent projects such as a large mural commission at Miami’s Hard Rock Football Stadium. This November, a new body of work will be on view, continuing the conversation around the scope, scale, and environment, through a continued exploration of the spray paint medium, in the exhibition Concrete Jungle at JoAnne Artman Gallery.

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It’s Time for the Annual Canstruction Competition at Brookfield Place

 

 

Canstruction 2015

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, and 11 years at Brookfield Place New York, the non-profit organization Canstruction will bring together top architectural and engineering firms for an over-night ‘Canstruction Competition’ within the first two floors of Brookfield Place.

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‘Happy’ By Studio Cadena will arrive at Flatiron Public Plaza in November

 

 

Rendering of in art installation, ‘Happy’ by Studio Cadena. Image courtesy Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership/Van Alen Institute

As part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer for December, Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the 5th Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition ~ ‘Happy‘ by Studio Cadena, to be unveiled on the Plaza November 19, 2018.

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Mapping the Unprecedented Impact of Human Intervention on Earth ~ Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene at Howard Greenberg Gallery + Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

 

 

 

Log Booms #1, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2016 at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC. © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Greenberg Gallery and Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

A two-gallery exhibitions of landmark work from photographer Edward Burtynsky’s series Anthropocene, which maps the unprecedented impact of human intervention on Earth, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery this November in New York.

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Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today ~ at Wallach Gallery

 

 

Frédéric Bazille, Young Woman with Peonies, French, 1841 – 1870, 1870, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Image via Wallach Gallery, Columbia University

The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay partner to present an exhibition entitled Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today in New York and Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse in Paris.

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Aura Satz: Listen, Recalibrate at Fridman Gallery

 

 

Aura Satz, Flickering Between the Bullet and the Hole, 2016. Framed lenticular prints 39.37 x 39.37 in. Image via fridmangallery.com

In her second exhibition with Fridman Gallery, Aura Satz focuses on voices of female electronic music pioneers, and on sound signals as symbols of communication and disobedience. Included are a series of drawings, two sound sculptures, and a 16mm film.

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Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935-1945 at Luxembourg & Dayan New York

 

 

Photo: Eli Lotar; Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY, 2018. Courtesy Luxembourg & Dayan

Luxembourg & Dayan is pleased to announce ‘Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935-1945,’ the first United States exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist’s cycle of very small human figures created in France and Switzerland during the Second World War.

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It’s a Party ~ Garment District Arts Festival Oct. 18-20

 

 

It’s party time!

The Garment District Alliance is proud to present the 15th Annual Garment District Arts Festival, a district-wide celebration of the artists, performers, galleries and theaters that contribute to the creative energy that fuels this neighborhood. Join the Garment District Alliance for an Opening Reception on Broadway ~ and a Light Hug and photo by artist Vicki DaSilva!

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Meet Melody Capote ~ New Executive Director of CCCADI

 

 

Melody Capote

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) are excited to usher in a new chapter in the organization’s evolution with the unanimous appointment of Melody Capote as Executive Director.

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Folk Art on the Broadway Malls ~ Project Installation beings on October 12th

 

 

Rendering via Lincoln Square’s Broadway Mall Public Art Project

The Lincoln Square BID and American Folk Art Museum are partnering to create a new public art project on the Broadway Mall between 60th and 70th Streets. The painting will take place on Friday, October 12th from 9:30am to 5:00pm, when they will be working with New York Cares volunteers.

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Lisa Wright: In The Eyes of Each to open at FACTION Art Projects

 

 

Lisa Wright, Silken, oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm, 2017-18. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

On the heals of the exhibition, Visual Language, FACTION Art Projects presents a solo show of paintings by the award-winning British artist Lisa Wright in November.

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Two New Art Installations Arriving in Marcus Garvey Park ~ October 21st

 

 

Kim Dacres, Daniel A. Matthews and Jose’ Carlos Casado in their studios. Image courtesy Public Art Initiative

On the heals of the installation, Atlas: The Third Millennium, the Public Art Initiative will be installing two new sculptures in Marcus Garvey Park, with an unveiling and Opening Reception on Sunday, October 21.

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Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line at Galerie St. Etienne

 

 

 

Self Portrait with Brown Background, 1912. Gouache, watercolor, and pencil on paper. Signed and dated, lower left. Kallir Family Foundation. Image courtesy Galerie St. Etienne.

The exhibition Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line will mark the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death in 1918 with nearly 50 watercolors and drawings, including several iconic self-portraits, at Galerie St. Etienne in November.

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2018 American Masters Exhibition & Sale arriving at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

artist John Trainer, Sounds of Broadway, 2013, oil on linen, 24×36 inches. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club

Each year, The Salmagundi Club holds a spectacular exhibition with some of today’s best-known artists. The 2018 American Masters Exhibition & Sale will celebrate the recent $1.5 million renovation and restoration of the Club’s Upper Gallery space in their historic townhouse in Greenwich Village with a Gala and sale on Friday, October 12th from 6-8pm.

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Imagine ~ if Yoko Ono did an MTA Art Mural on 72nd Street & Central Park West

 

 

yoko ono at 72nd street

……..And imagine if Yoko Ono created this mural in a subway station adjacent to The Dakota, where she shared her life with husband John Lennon from 1973 until his death, and where she still lives today.

The 72nd Street B/C Subway Station, undergoing a major renovation, just reopened with six mosaic panels spread throughout the station from 70th Street to 72nd Street, created by Yoko Ono.

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Ron English returns to Allouche Gallery with Delusionville

 

 

 

Ron English ~ Pink Temper Tot Mousemask Murphy, oil on canvas, 52 x 60″. Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

Ron English: Delusionville, new paintings and sculptures, will open at Allouche Gallery on Thursday, October 11th. In this exhibition, English returns to the Gallery with an aggressive reinterpretation of pop culture.  Prepare to be mesmerized by the spectacle of chaos!

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The Bronx Museum of the Arts to Open Tribeca Incubator

 

 

 

ARGENTUM ~ A Nine-foot long, wall mounted site-specific work, made with LED lights. Image courtesy of Grimanesa Amorós Studio via bronxmuseum.org

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be opening a new incubator space in Tribeca in support of its emerging artist program. Be among the first to see the newly renovated future home of the AIM Alumni residency program on October 25th.

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60 + Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in NYC ~ October 2018

 

 

Artist, Christopher Myers. Image courtesy of Fort Gansevoort Gallery

Fall is a beautiful time of year ~ a time for annual events like Open House New York and Archtober, finding Art in Odd Places, and outdoor art installations from the Garment District, the Upper East Side to Birds on Broadway. We will celebrate the magic of Harry Potter visit the home/studio of Basquiat, view the Shadows of Andy Warhol, and immerse ourselves in conversation about the Art of Jewelry. Here are 60 + art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in October.

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Obsessorize Arrives on Madison Avenue in October

 

 

Obsessorize 2018 between 58th/59th Streets on Madison Avenue

Organized by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District and Marie Claire magazine, Obsessorize will feature 28 giant sculptures (eight-feet high) created by students at The School of Visual Arts (SVA). The 28 students were inspired by head-to-toe accessories, taking inspiration from past decades of iconic accessories. The results will be enclosed in plexiglass cases. Obsessorize will be on view from October 4 to October 30, free and open to the public located on Madison Avenue between East 57th and East 86th Streets.

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A Parade of Twenty Giant Candy Sculptures Arrived on The Garment District Mall in October

 

 

Flag Candy, South Africa by artist Laurence Jenkell

The Garment District Alliance ushers in its Winter art installation with  a parade of nine-foot-tall ‘Candy’ sculptures. The exhibit, Candy Nations, will honor New York City’s status as a global capital, and will include twenty colorful candy-shaped sculptures that will extend along the Broadway pedestrian plaza between 36th Street and 39th Street along with their 15th Annual Garment District Arts Festival from October 18-20!

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The Drummers of Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem

 

 

If you happen to be in Marcus Garvey Park on a Saturday afternoon, you might hear the sounds of drums coming from the Madison Avenue side of the Park, between 123rd-124th Streets.

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Nicolas Holiber Creating for The Audubon Sculpture Project

 

 

Image courtesy of Gitler & __ Gallery

The National Audubon Society, Gitler & __, NYC Audubon, the Broadway Mall Association and artist Nicolas Holiber have been working on a special installation, scheduled for an unveiling in  April of 2019, and will run along the Broadway Mall from 67th Street to 168th Street. We are invited to watch, as the artist ~ Nicolas Holiber, creates one of the ‘Birds’ for the much anticipated Audubon Mural Project.

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Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me ~ Christopher Myers at Fort Gansevoort Gallery

 

 

Image courtesy Fort Gansevoort Gallery

Maping the dreams of migrants, artist Christopher Myers presents three bodies of work on three floors of Fort Gansevoort Gallery, entitled Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me.

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Andy Warhol’s ‘Shadows’ Returns to NYC

 

 

Andy Warhol, Shadows, 1978-79, detail view. @Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. Image via diaart.org

Andy Warhol’s Shadows (1978-79) will return to New York City in October, marking a homecoming for the monumental work that was first presented by Dia in the city in 1979.

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Van Cleef & Arpels + L’ÉCOLE = a NYC Jewelry Immersion

 

 

Image via L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, with support of Van Cleef & Arpels, will return to New York this month with a series of classes, exhibitions, and evening conversations immersing the public in the art of jewelry.

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Al Diaz/SAMO @ Same Old Gallery ~ East Village Home of Basquiat

 

 

57 Great Jones Street, home/studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat and current exhibition of Al Diaz/SAMO

57 Great Jones, once owned by Andy Warhol, was the home and studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat. This month, the ground-floor space has been converted to a temporary gallery, inspired by the late artist ~ with an opening exhibition by Basquiat’s friend Al Diaz, also known as #SAMO, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Basquiat’s passing.

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Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy at MET Breuer

 

 

At MET Breuer

Conspiracy!  Fake News!

In the exhibition, Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, MET Breuer reaches back in time and traces the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy. Works based on historical research, and investigative reporting and ‘plunging down the rabbit hole’ works where facts and fantasy freely intermingle – a state of being that is all too familiar these days. The exhibition Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy is the first major exhibit to tackle this perennially provocative topic.

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Zuccotti Park Celebrates 7th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street with a Rose by Isa Genzken

 

 

Rose III by German artist Isa Genzken

It’s been seven years since Zuccotti Park was filled with the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which began on September 17, 2011.  In remembrance of the event, Brookfield Properties installed the artwork, Rose III, blooming in the northwest corner of the Park.

Interspersed among the current installation, Rose III, are images taken during Occupy Wall Street in 2011.

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New York City Yarn Crawl 2018 ~ September 28-30th

 

 

Image via nycyarncrawl.com

Yarnistas throughout the five boroughs are getting ready to celebrate their love of the fiber arts with the annual New York City Yarn Crawl.  On the list are a dozen shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn taking part in this annual three-day event for knitters, crocheters, spinners, dyers, felters and fiber lovers.

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2018 Open House New York Weekend ~ October 12-14

 

 

The Montauk Club

The 2018 Open House New York Weekend will take place from October 12-14, 2018. The full list of participating sites has been released ~ and reservations will begin on September 28 ($5 fee per guest for each reservation reserved).

It’s time to plan your weekend!

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Open Space Dialogues: Parks & Transportation ~ October 9th

 

New Yorkers for Parks acts as technical assistance providers, providing in-depth data on open space across the city, and offers advocacy support for communities undergoing rezoning. Since the data is limited, the search is on for all aspects of parks and open space that aren’t already captured.

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Lamb~scaping at the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mulberry Street

 

 

It’s billed as a Vacation, but the annual selection of the ‘winners’ for this vacation are actually eating and fertilizing the grass in and around the cemetery every September. Come and meet Houston, Prince and Spring.

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Moving Forward with La Marqueta Renovation Project in El Barrio

 

 

 

La Marqueta Conceptual Image

The historic La Marqueta open-air events and retail space located under the Park Avenue viaduct at 115th Street will be getting a well-needed makeover.

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Tribeca Art + Culture Night ~ September 26th

 

 


Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a downtown arts festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca and takes place in 30+ Lower Manhattan venues. Now in its third year, it will take place on September 26, 2018.

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Kenny Scharf + Malia Scharf = the Scharftees Pop-Up at Allouche Gallery!

 

 

 


Love wearable art? Get ready for Scharftees ~ when Kenny Starf and his daughter, Malia will hold a pop-up at Allouche Gallery from October 25-27.

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Adopt a Pot 2018 in Jefferson Market Garden

In support of the Jefferson Market Garden, Greenwich House Pottery donated pots, vases, sculpture, dishes & more ~ all on sale in the Jefferson Market Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd.

Jefferson Market Garden is located at Greenwich Avenue and 10th Street.

 

Odyssey: Jack Whitten at MET Breuer

 

 

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017, now on view at MET Breuer, is an exhibition of Whitten’s sculptures, first created in New York and later at his summer home on Crete. Included in the exhibition are forty sculptures and eighteen of the artist’s lusciously layered paintings.

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American Society of Botanical Artists at Wave Hill for Annual Exhibition

 

 

Lucy Martin, Valley Oak with Oak Galls and Lichen, Quercus lobata; Oak galls generated by wasps of the Cynipidae family; Teloschistes chrysophthalmus, Evernia prunastri, Usnea sp., Xanthoria parietina, Flavopunctelia flaventior, Flavoparmelia caperata, gouache on paper, 23 x 17 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Image via Wave Hill.

Wave Hill, in partnership with the American Society of Botanical Artists, are collaboratively celebrating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art with the 21st Annual International exhibition ~ and what a beautiful time of year to visit Wave Hill.

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A Visit to the Meatpacking District ~ Hector’s Cafe’ & Diner

 

 

Hector’s Cafe & Diner, 44 Little West 12th Street in the Meatpacking District

Hector’s Cafe’ first opened its doors in the Meatpacking District when it was humming with packers and wholesalers moving from slaughterhouse to slaughterhouse, under the elevated, with trains running from West Side Yards south to St. John’s Terminal on West Houston Street. Much of this work began at the crack of dawn, with many of the workers beginning their day at Hector’s Diner.

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