Saturday, January 31, 2009

for ages 10 and up.

Greetings from The Rye Arts Center!

The Rye Arts Center presents . . .
Cosmic Pizza Night
This family event takes place on Tuesday, February 3rd from
6:30 - 8:30 pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. The night's
events include a walk through the exhibition Heavens Above:
Photographs of the Universe from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Docents will explore the artistic and scientific aspects of the
images. Dr. Gail Roman, Ph.D., art historian and Linda
Goldstein, arts educator, will lead an interactive discussion of
the visual impact of the astral images on view. Jim Pelgrift,
former President of the Discovery Museum and Planetarium,
and Charlie Gibson, President of the Amateur Astronomers, of
Westchester will conduct the science session. RSVP for
Cosmic Pizza Night is recommended. The cost is $8.00 per

For information:
Call 914-967-0700 x 33

This program is made possible, in part, by Meg and Raoul Rodriguez .
Laurie and Rob Platek and Westchester Arts Council with funds from
Westchester County Government, corporations and private support.

Friday, January 30, 2009

News from Stuart Yankell

Message from Stuart Yankell
In October and November of 2008, I worked on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I had the opportunity to paint live dancers in the Plaza Dorrego in the sunlight and to draw and photograph dozens of Milongas (Tango clubs) throughout the city by night. Having started over 50 original drawings and paintings as well as thousands of digital images, the trip has revealed a new understanding of the depth and richness of the Tango tradition. Many of the completed works can now be viewed on my site (click on the title) in the Buenos Aires Collection as well as the Available Works sections.

Wishing you a joyous 2009 with much health and success!
Stuart Yankell
Yankell Fine Arts
105 Birch Avenue
Bala Cynwyd,PA 19004

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Putin painting fetches...

£750,000 in charity auction

Modern art comes of age with a sweep of Putin's brush
He may have had help, but the Russian PM's painting is stylish and witty for an amateur more by clicking on the title

reviewed in Village Voice

The sculptor Charles Long shone in last year's Whitney Biennial, with beautifully pale and elongated pieces inspired by heron droppings. His new body of work, consisting of spindly frameworks studded with irregularly shaped pods, may be even more wondrously abject. Stand in one corner, then walk in a circuit around the gallery and watch the lopsided grids of these five tall objects sinuously interweave with one another. The surfaces—whether smooth steel armatures or rough, bulging plaster—have been delicately painted in muted pinks, greens, dirty oranges, and other adulterated hues. In one sculpture, pencil-thin crosshatches of gray steel cascade past the clotted appendages of what could be a mummified squid; across the gallery, an attenuated salmon-colored blob has been sloppily pressed up against an uneven grill slathered with drippy green paint. Bludgeoning old-school surrealism with ascetic minimalism, Long offers us intimations of flesh harried by geometry. (Tanya Bonakdar, 521 W 21st, 212-414-4144. Through February 21.)

Save the date: Art Basel

Basel, Switzerland - The 40th edition of Art Basel takes place in the museum-rich city of Basel, Switzerland from June 10 through June 14, 2009. As the world’s premier art show, Art Basel is the annual meeting place of the international art world. This year’s 300 exhibiting galleries from all over the world were selected from a record number of more than 1,100 applications and will be showing works by over 2,500 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Infos on Artist living in New York and showing in Paris

CharlElie Couture, New York-photos-grafs
Exposition du 12 mars au 25 avril 2009
Vernissage le mercredi 11 mars à partir de 18h

38 rue ste croix de la bretonnerie paris 75004
tél + 33 (0) 1 42 72 09 10
fax + 33 (0)1 42 72 02 20

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Infos on artists living in New York

i've met Alexis Duque when he was opening his Studio during Harlem open house Week End. I appreciated his work which I was able to see again at the latin American Fair, held last fall. And now he has a solo Show, @ Praxis, a very well known gallery for Latin A merican Art.
So take the opportunity and visit his show Opening is Thursday Feb 5th between 6-8pm on 73rd Street.....more infos : Click on the title.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Opening Reception Sunday Feb 15th.......

For the Love of Art: A Valentines’ Day Exhibition
Works by Modern and Contemporary Artists from the Hudson Valley

February 15th – March 15th, 2009
Exhibition Opening Reception Sunday February 15, 2009
2:00-5:00 PM
Features 20 artists from the Hudson Valley as well as classic works from the Yamet Arts collection including Chagall, Picasso, Lichtenstein and others.
Chris Albert, Emil Alzamora, Michael Ricarrdo Andreev, Mt Curt Belshe, Dina Bursztyn, Erik Odin Cathcart, Mimi Czigramiski, Deb Davidovitz, Cristina DeGennaro, Scott Goodman, Matt Harle, Carla Rae Johnson, Gretchen Kelly, Leslie Lew, Mohegan Lak, Nathan Margone, Lael Morgan, Croton, Laura Moriarty, Lori Nozick, Crompond, Gene Panzcenko, Marcy B. Freedman, Jaanike Peerna, Garrison, Leslie Pelino, Jill Reynolds, Bruce Richards, Angelika Rinnhofer, Camilo Rojas, Alec Spangler, Donna Sharrett, Kate Vrijmoet, and Eleanor White.

More information can be found at There will be a public reception from 2:00 -5:00pm, located at The Hat Factory in Suites 4 and 2E on 1000 N. Division Street in Peekskill.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


The Caelum gallery has decided to extend the show by one week !

If you didn't have the chance to come and see my work, you have until saturday, january 31...
I hope you will enjoy !


Caelum gallery- 508-526 W 26th St Suite 315, between 10th and 11th Aves.
Hours : tuesday- saturday 11AM - 6PM -

Thursday, January 22, 2009

outside of Manhattan: Cinders Gallery

reviewed in VILLAGE VOICE as follow:
Closed Caption Comics
Date/Time:Daily from Sun., January 18 until Sun., February 8
Price: free

Cinders Gallery finds a new art collective to love

We never really contemplated moving to Baltimore until we heard about Closed Caption Comics, the Baltimore-based art collective that publishes a colorful comic zine of the same name and puts on shows, plays in bands (Witch Hat, Bears and Pieces), runs Lost Ghost Records, and organizes the all-girl performance festival, Puss Fust (see how much fun they have in B-more at Now, the collective is dropping its killer work on Brooklyn with its show titled Adolescent Rage at Cinders Gallery. You'll see drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and zines featuring an array of manic styles and fun characters that may just inspire you to peruse Baltimore's Craigslist for one of its dirt-cheap apartments

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Message from Ann Ladd Ferencz

Just in case you are looking for something to do Saturday between 5:00-7:00 and don't mind driving north to The Katonah Museum of Art. It would be wonderful to see you at the Opening of Contemporary Confrontation where I have a combine of 2 works of art. It's a juried show that will exhibit art reflecting the politics of our recent times.
I would love to see you all.
My friend Anne Barbroff Hajal will also be exhibiting her Russian triptych.
Hope to see you there or sometime soon. Ann

Join me for the opening Reception % Spanierman on Thursday January 29th

Clifford Smith
Vertical Cumulus Cloud, 2008

January 29 - February 28, 2009

You are cordially invited
to the opening reception
Thursday, January 29, 2009
From 6 to 8 PM
SPANIERMAN MODERN • 53 E 58th Street New York NY 10022 • 212-832-1400 •


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes You can!

Have you been to the MOMA recently?

Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters
Through February 2, 2009

Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave
December 14, 2008–February 16, 2009

Artist's Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus
December 11, 2008–February 23, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ellen Frank ' exhibit at the Cathedral Church Saint John the Divine

NY1’s Arts reporter, Stephanie Simon,
interviews Ellen Frank on site at the
at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, NYC


Saturday, January 17, 2009

A message from SANDY GOODMAN


For some time I wanted to share some samples of Scott Goodman's latest Painting Series with friends and family. These are large projected Landscapes on Natural Wood. He has also completed some smaller pieces and can re-create these images on silk -screen as well

The orange and black landscape shows much better in reality than as photographed. This piece is represented by Kenise Barnes at her gallery in Larchmont.

This is Kenise Barnes Fine Art -- 1955 Palmer Ave Larchmont New York 10538 . tel --- 914.834.8077

Some of these works would be available for sale. You can forward this e-mail to any interested parties

Contact me at or Sandy Goodman 914-441-0301 for more information. Please forward this e-mail to other interested parties ---His website is


Ladies see at....

Valerie de Gaulmyn

Gallery Caelum 508 W 26th Street 3rd floor

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Coosje van Bruggen dies at 66; art historian made sculptures with husband Claes Oldenburg

Coosje van Bruggen dies at 66; art historian made sculptures with husband Claes Oldenburg

read more .........(by clicking on the title)

Coosje van Bruggen was a respected art historian, writer and curator known for her almost scientific approach to looking at an artist’s oeuvre. She collaborated with her husband, artist Claes Oldenburg, to build startlingly large sculptures of ordinary objects.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Artist's Reception for Valerie de Gaulmyn

Jan 13 - 24, 2009
Reception Thurs. Jan 15th 6:00 - 8:00PM

Akiko Yamada / Valerie De Gaulmyn
Junko Sugimoto / Raphaelle Jouffroy
Annie Fraser / Hitomi Yoshida
Cathy Fung
“Windows in Soul”

Cælum Gallery
508-526 W 26th St. Suite 315, between 10th and 11th Aves.
Tel 212 924-4161 Fax 212 545-8564 Hours: Tues. - Sat. 11AM - 6PM

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Winter Pop-up Market for Antiques in Dumbo

For 12 weekends, starting January 10/11, the Flea will be launching a Winter Pop-Up Market for antiques in DUMBO. We're taking over an unrented corner storefront in a prime location every Saturday and Sunday until the end of March. (The outdoor Flea returns the first weekend in April 2009.)

The Winter Pop-Up will feature 25 top vintage/antique vendors of furniture, clothing, objects, jewelry, curiosities, accessories, art, lighting, and more. We're curating the Pop-Up very selectively to provide a mix that appeals to folks looking for quality, hard-to-find, and collectible items. (As my grandma would say, "Oh, that sounds like nice stuff." Exactly Miriam.)

The kind folks at New York magazine and Gothamist already showed us some love.

The address is 76 Front St. (corner of Washington, map above) in the heart of DUMBO. Come make a day of it--grab a Grimaldi's pie, an Almondine pretzel-cheese bread, some hot cocoa from Jacques Torres, a DFA 12" from Halcyon, a Brooklyn photo book from Powerhouse, and of course check out the next phase of ze Flea!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Best wishes for 2009

BEST WISHES for 2009
De Lyon