Sunday, November 30, 2008

Message from VERO

In remembrance of the 130+ people dead, the hostages and all those affected by the recent Mumbai Bombings, wear a white shirt on Monday (Dec 1) to show your support. Please pass this message on and spread the word...



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

news from Ceres Gallery

Gallery Exhibitions
December 9 - December 13, 2008

Gallery I & II
Exposure 3

Artists' Reception:
Thursday, December 11, 6 - 8 pm
With the list of the artists showing on that week:
Katherine Cresci the fragility of the environment and the importance of our interdependence with nature
Pamela Canzano: modern, textured interpretations of urban landscapes, icons and details of city living
Fran Kornfeld wall-based handmade paper installation
Reed Davis photographs that explore spontaneous imagery redefining the elegance of human form
Lucky Checkley photographs capturing spiritual energies that fascinate
Stephen Mohn photography from a technical angle
Sylvia Mohn slightly oddball, wacky polymer clay pieces
Laurence Neron-Bancel plays with words and pop icons to obtain witty, colorful collages
Yukako: energetic, spontaneous moments and chance converge producing abstraction with notes of realism
Hidemi Yamakage ceramics that bring love and peace

A unique rotating exhibition of multiple one-week one person shows bringing the personal vision of this diverse group to Chelsea audiences...
Artists: .

Ceres is proud to offer the third of a series of one week exhibitions for artists not affiliated with our gallery. Each artist is provided the opportunity to "test the waters" in a new venue at the hub of the art world. Ceres provides a unique opportunity for underrecognized artists, continuing our mission of outreach to the larger art community.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


To all of you who came to the HOLIDAY FAIR ..french holiday Market , last saturday, I want to thank you for your participation.
We don't know yet how much will be the amount of the check towards the MAMARONECK COMMUNITY SERVICE but I can tell you that Ann and I gave back 100$ from the sales happening on that day from our booth..And Franck spent...more than $300 buying wonderful and original gifts from the other booths!!!(thanks!)
It was fun and I want to thank all of those who made it possible.
Thanks to the Westchester Accueil and the team of helpers.

News about "Exposure"

This collage "NEW YORK CONTINUED" should have been in the show ..but is staying in SYDNEY as you may see by the largest painting behind..thanks to the picture sent by SANDY, my australian collector!

Next post will be about the collage which this time made the trip back from CHICAGO...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

and AFTER THE OPENING...Let's have diner together or at least in the same restaurant.

Laurence Neron-Bancel has sent you an invitation from 6-8pm for the opening of "Exposure" where she will show her collages.
Then there is a restaurant, walking distance, very close to the gallery, not too big with an Italian flavor.(We've already tried it on a previous evening in Chelsea, it was perfect). If you want to book a table for you and your friends, this is very easy:

513 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

(212) 967-4392

I made my reservation for 8:00 pm using and this is very convenient

Naima writes...
Since 2005 Naima has been a magnet for the West Chelsea social scene. Simply elegant, this former garage is re-imagined as a subtly-lit minimalist composition in glass, wood, stone, & white washed brick, with a sky-high ceiling. Add the authentic Italian menu, & you can't resist checking out this chic but relaxed restaurant & bar. Simple, fresh & genuine - family recipes from Naples & Capri inspire Naima's menu. Savory, substantial starters served with fresh bread & dips, main courses ranging from fresh pastas, to delicate seafood dishes, to eclectic & comforting risottos, classic desserts like crème brulee & chocolate fondue, & more, fill the vegetarian-friendly menu.
Dinner at Naima is an adventure to talk about over your espresso & grappa, whether you are enjoying a party at the long wood banquette or an intimate supper for two at a romantic corner table. Most often overheard, "THIS is ITALY."

Samir, Alessandro & Roberto Voutto welcome you to Naima. Buon' appetite.

Saturday November 22nd

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Make no plans for December 11th except going to Chelsea for the opening of "EXPOSURE"

Dear friends:

I will be showing my collages, in the show "EXPOSURE" organized by the CERES Gallery and would love to see you there.
This show is running from December 9th to December 13th...Yes only 5 days...
The opening is Thursday December 11th
from 6-8pm

See you in Chelsea 547 west 27th Street Suite 201
Hours Tu-Sa 12-6pm, Th 12-8 pm
LMCollages /Laurence Neron-Bancel

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Message from Christine Bacha-Rizk

Dear all,

Please join us tomorrow Friday, November 14th for coffee and cake and also to see Cribari designʼs newest jewelry collections;
Where: 925 shore acres drive in Mamaroneck.
Time: from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Please see attachment for additional information.

If you canʼt make it, I will also be participating to the following events:
• French Holiday Market in Larchmont on the 22nd of November.
• Holiday Boutique at the King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford , CT on the 4th and 5th of December.
Please visit us at for additional information.

Thanks and see you soon,
PS: feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested and email me if you wish to be removed or if you would like to add someone to my mailing list.
Please reply to or since I seem to be having some problems receiving some emails. Thank you.

Christine Bacha-Rizk

A voir 7 Bond Street 11-6pm 3 days only

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Opening in Chelsea

Aussi bizarre que cela soit, je viens de realiser que l'opening a Chelsea le jeudi 11 Decembre est prevu de 15 a 17 heures!!..pour boire du jus de fruit certainement!..Je me renseigne et je vous tiens au courant.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Christmas is coming,.........Need Ideas?

It is possible to mix Art and ..GIFTS.....
save the addresses for great ideas
in Katonah and in New York, 2 shops where you can find this amazing animals and lots of other ideas,.........

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York

UNTIL this MONDAY..........

Friday, November 7, 2008

Preview of the exhibit LMCOLLAGES in Chelsea

On view @ Chelsea Art Exhibit in December

This collage , known as it made the cut for last year Note Card, will be on view @ Ceres Gallery dec 9-13 Opening dec 11th 6-8pm

Thursday, November 6, 2008

MFA Open Studio

save the date Thursday December 4th 6-9pm 25 East 13th Street 5th floor

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

save the date NOV 14-16 "PINTA"

PINTA will be a unique event exhibiting annually – for sale through the participating galleries – the best of Latin American art, coinciding with Christie’s and Sotheby’s Latin American art auctions and with important exhibitions in museums and cultural institutions in New York City.
The fair organizers have invited the most prestigious galleries from the United States, Latin America and Europe to participate in this event. Thus, PINTA will be an exclusive fair which will include the participation of fifty select art galleries showing museum-quality works representative of abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual art, as well as of other contemporary art movements.

Monday, November 3, 2008

About Canstruction

***attention to the LOCATION : WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER****nov 20th -dec 2nd


Canstruction® is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students they mentor, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. At the close of the competition all of the food from the New York City competition will be donated to City Harvest.

New York City is joined by 100 cities across North America who will hold Canstruction® Competitions in the coming year. Highlighting the creativity and compassion of top architectural and engineering firms, these astounding structures are helping to change the world – by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks.

Structures are exhibited in the Winter Garden and Courtyard Gallery of the World Financial Center, 220 Vesey Street and the West Side Highway. There will be a total of 40 structures in the exhibition. 22 structures located in the Winter Garden will be on view from November 20 – December 2, from 7am – 11pm. 18 structures located in the Courtyard Gallery will be on view from November 20 – December 8, 9am – 5pm. Both the Winter Garden and Courtyard Gallery will be open during the Thanksgiving Holiday. The public is invited to bring a can of food to donate to City Harvest at that time.

All Student Group Tours must be reserved in advance by emailing Please reference booking code: CAN08 in the subject line. There must be one chaperone for every 5 students. Students must be on their best behavior as there can be no risk of damage to the structures.

The New York City Canstruction® Competition is now in its 16th year thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, contributors and participants who dedicate their time and talent. Complete listings of firms, jurors, contributors and committee members are available in the Downloads section.

The New York City competition is Co-Presented by the Society for Design Administration New York Chapter, the AIA New York Chapter and arts>World Financial Center.

Encore:..Charlelie ..a la tele!

02 novembre 2008 - 20h00
Elections USA : L'Amérique de Charlélie Couture
Les Etats-Unis ont-ils changé à cause de la crise ? Qu'est-ce qui a marqué la campagne électorale ? Quelles seraient les conséquences d'une éventuelle victoire de Barack Obama ? Depuis le coeur de Manhattan où il vit, Charlélie Couture apporte ses réponses........,,4145303,00-l-amerique-de-charlelie-couture-.html

Petit jeu de declinaison d'une phrase:

"Vous connaissez le lieu"

ou bien "vous auriez du le connaitre "
ou encore "vous auriez pu le connaitre"
Ou bien "vous n'allez pas tarder a le connaitre".......Dans tous les cas de figure, New York est a la mode et le sera encore demain peut etre, selon le resultats des elections,...........A suivre.......

Sunday, November 2, 2008

trip to NJ before the end of January

Ben Shahn on view at the Montclair Museum

The Soyer Bequest exhibition will feature around 20 paintings and works on paper by Moses and Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Edward Hopper, Phillip Evergood, Elie Nadelman, Guy Pene du Bois, Joseph Stella, George Bellows, Abraham Walkowitz, and others, including Chaim Gross's carved wood sculpture, Three Acrobats (1928). These works were donated by artist Moses Soyer and his wife Ida, who greatly augmented the Montclair Art Museum's collection in 1974 with a bequest of over 100 works providing crucial representation of American figurative art between the wars.

appartment for rent in NYC

1 Bedroom Upper East Side on a quiet Street facing a square, with Balcons and lots of light.Kitchen equipped + bathroom + 1 lounge with 2 additionnal beds.
rates per night or week.
please contact Laurence Neron-Bancel ( if interested.

Hearts Home Auction Fundraiser...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Open Studios LAA Stamford.....

Read the Press Release
November 7, 8 & 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 6-9pm
Saturday, November 7, 11am - 5pm
Sunday, November 7, 11am - 5pm

Christian Boltanski the french house Columbia

Eugene J. Sheffer Distinguished Lecture: "The Impossible Life of Christian Boltanski"
Date: November 18, 2008 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST

Location: Maison Française: Buell Hall, East Gallery. Map and Directions.

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Maison Events by sending email to .

Info: Event Website

"The Impossible Life of Christian Boltanski", a talk by Christian Boltanksi.

Multimedia artist Christian Boltanski will deliver the Fall 2008 Eugene J. Sheffer Distinguished Lecture. Boltanski's work focuses on themes of memory and loss, as well as the question of authenticity in autobiography and identity. His artworks are in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Louvre, MoMA, and the Tate Gallery

Event with the Honorable Guy Yelda, Consul-General of France in NY

Event with the Honorable Guy Yelda, Consul-General of France in NY

The French-American Foundation will be hosting a conversation and reception with the Honorable Guy Yelda, Consul-General of France in New York, on the topic of France’s Presidency of the European Union. Nicholas Dungan, president of the French-American Foundation, will conduct the conversation with the Consul-General, which will followed by questions and answers from the audience.

The event will be held on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm for a 6:15 pm start. It will take place at the Harvard Club of New York City at 27 West 44th Street.

RSVP before Wednesday, November 5, 2008 to Irene Savvas, or call 212 829 8800 Ext. 17.