Saturday, October 31, 2009

1st choice..on view right now in CHELSEA



and other choices for LMNY Members..Check the section "UP to YOU"..http://www.lmny.us

My first choice is
YAO LU
NEW LANDSCAPES
on view @ BRUCE SILVERSTEIN 535 West 24th Street NY
www.brucesilverstein.com

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Exhibit of my LMcollages @ Larchmont Library during November



NOVEMBER 2-30, 2009

"CUT AND PASTE: RECYCLING MEDIA" Collages by Laurence Neron-Bancel
Exhibit at Oresman Gallery Larchmont Public Library
No Opening Reception but Meet and Greet the artist
Saturday Nov 7 2-5pm
Sunday Nov 15 2-5 pm

If you need more details, please contact me

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Next event with REYNA HENAINE



Reyna Henaine is pleased to present the work ofPEDRO FREIDEBERGReception: Friday, November 13, 2009, 6-8 p.m.The artist will be presentNovember 14 - December 11, 2009By appointment only126 W 22nd St 5N, New York, NY, 10011Pedro Friedeberg’s work is also on view at the MUSEUM OF THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS in Mexico City.OCTOBER 21st, 2009 - JANUARY 17th, 2010Curator: James OlesMonograph by: Trilce EdicionesReyna Henaine began working with Mexican Masters in Mexico City nearly 30 years ago. Now based in New York, her mission is to continue to promote their work and that from mid-career and exceptionally talented youngcontemporary artists from Latin America.The artist’s work was most recently featured in The New York Times Magazine on Sunday, October 4, 2009


CLICK on the picture to be able to read the information or contact Reyna

THIS ONE HAPPENED in the past:


Friday Oct 30th from 5 to 8 pm
and Saturday oct 31st from noon to 5pm

Location: 126 West 22nd Street # 5N NY
Contact Reyna Henaine cell 1 914 329 6667

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

collage:collage


Collage:Collage.
October 30 - December 14, 2009
curated by Jackie Klempay


Please join us for the opening reception!
Friday, October 30th, 7-9 PM
(Press Preview 6-7)



Featuring: Agathe de Bailliencourt, Sandra Eula Lee, Shanna Moulton, Margit Raczkowski, Dylan Spaysky, Jennifer Sullivan, Michael Krumenacker, Melinda Yale and Carlo Vialu.
Collage: Collage showcases nine contemporary artists who freely borrow, then deviate from art history to use collage as a tool for their own ends. Bringing together a diverse array of media including video, sculpture, installation and performance, Jackie Klempay has created a curatorial collage in the gallery. Displayed together, the works in this show build layers of meaning onto one another, as each work responds to another artist's use of the medium today. She writes: "Historically, artists have been drawn to collage in times of turbulence as a way to make sense of, and to lighten the severity of surrounding chaos." The bright colors, childish forms, and slaphappy construction of works in this collection may appear to speak of hedonism and bacchanalia, but deeper themes of war, despair, alienation and loss lurk under the surface.

Collage is a unique (non)media practice, capable by definition of formally doing what no other media can. Borrowing at will from any number of sources, a collage literally builds layers of original information into a new aesthetic unit. Klempay's ambitious exhibition not only extends this idea to the gallery itself, but also brings us work as layered and rich in interpretive possibility as it is in formal approach.

Collage:Collage is a NURTUREart Emerging Curators' Program Collaboration. Learn more about all of NURTUREart's programs and opportunities for emerging artists and curators at www.nurtureart.org.

Above image:
Carlo Vialu.
My Problem Is, And Has Always Been, I Don't Give A Damn, 2007

Directions to NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curators' Resource Center:
L train to the Grand Street stop. From the exit walk one block east of Bushwick Avenue (past the school) on Grand Street. Look for the NURTUREart Banner at 910 Grand Street, just after the traffic light at Waterbury Street. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 12-6.


NURTUREart Non-Profit is a 501(c)3 registered charitable organization founded in 1997 by George J. Robinson. NURTUREart is committed to nurturing emerging artists and curators through exposure, enrichment and opportunity. It is funded in part by the Leibovitz Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation. We appreciate their support.

NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc.
910 Grand Street Brooklyn NY 11211
718.782.7755
www.nurtureart.org

Monday, October 26, 2009

Message from Jorge Posada


Jorge Posada Website: http://www.jorgeposada-art.com/site/index.html

To all my collectors and friends,

On 12 November 2009 a new group show including my art work, Jorge Posada's , will open in NYC. You are very welcome at the vernissage at Baron's, 545 West 45th Street, 3rd floor (between 10-11 ave), from 6 to11pm.
We will have a silent auction with art pieces from each artist participating in the show plus live music.

Feel free to bring friends, art lovers and collectors.

Hope to see you.
Jorge Posada
352 West 48th Street 3FE New York NY 10036 cell: (212) 2458699
Studio: 10-27 Ave. Studio 306 Long Island city, NY 11101 ( 718) -7067109 www.jorgeposada-art.com Blog: www.jorgeposada-artist.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Vous etes lyonnais? Vous avez habite Lyon? Vous adorez Lyon......ALORS faites partie de l'association des Lyonnais de New York!


CONVOCATION ASSEMBLEE GENERALE DE L'ASSOCIATION DES LYONNAIS DE NEW YORK
MARDI 8 DECEMBRE 2009

A 18H00
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE "SKY ROOM"
22 EAST 60 TH STREET
N.Y.

SUIVIE PAR UNE RECEPTION DE FIN D'ANNEE DE 19H00 A 21HOO
Monsieur Philippe Lalliot, Consul general de France, honorera de sa presence la reception

Veuillez confirmer votre presence avant le 15 novembre, pour permettre l'organisation du buffet

SI VOUS DESIREZ METTRE UN SUJET DE DISCUSSION
SUR L'AGENDA DE L'ASSEMBLEE GENERALE
VEUILLEZ NOUS LE FAIRE PARVENIR AVANT LE 15 NOVEMBRE

CONTACT Anne Changeux [mailto:annechangeux@yahoo.com]

Saturday, October 24, 2009

save the date and meet me there November 20/21


Atelier des ANYses: 3ème édition!


L’Accueil New York est fier de vous annoncer que la 3ème édition de L’Atelier des ANYsés aura lieu les 20 et 21 novembre prochain.

L’Atelier des Anysés est une Craft Fair (marché d’artisanat) organisée deux fois par an par une douzaine de créateurs français vivant à New York.

Cette nouvelle édition qui proposera des centaines d'objets uniques "fait main" sera l'occasion idéale pour réaliser vos achats pour les fêtes de fin d'année. Alors venez nombreux!

L’entrée au public est gratuite.

Quand?
- vendredi 20 novembre de 17h a 21h (vernissage, cocktail et ouverture du marché)
- samedi 21 novembre de 16h a 20h (marché, ateliers créatifs et cocktail)

Où?
Dans le le quartier historique d’Harlem
380 Lenox Avenue #PH-D, NY, NY 10027 (entrée sur 129eme rue)
métro: 2 et 3 arrêt 125th st., ou 4 et 5 arrêt 125th st.
bus: M101 jusqu’à Lenox avenue.

10% des recettes sera reversé à l’ Entreaide Française, dont le but est d’apporter aux francophones, résidents ou de passage dans la région de NY, un soutien ponctuel pour les aider à faire face à de graves difficultés familiales survenues brutalement.

AMAZING....Steve Wolfe@ the WHITNEY: You have to see it to believe it ,,,and even though...

September 30-November 29, 2009


For over two decades, Steve Wolfe (b. 1955) has created objects and drawings of astounding craft and visual presence that investigate the intersections among material culture, intellectual history, and personal and collective memory. Working in the tradition of trompe l’oeil, his pieces often quite literally fool the eye on first inspection: tattered books, worn album covers, and vinyl records appear pristine but these are objects made from modeling paste, screenprints, drawings, and many other media, and they reproduce not just the thing but the individuality an object takes on as it is consumed by one or more individuals. Wolfe's objects are, in real life, ones that must be used and physically manipulated in some detailed way—books have every page turned, records every groove worn. The patina of time is thus inevitable and necessary, and leaves a record of the object’s meaning as it passes from the user's hand to mind. In essence, this is the subject of Wolfe’s work. Thus the tears, creases, and basic wear points to human contact rather that generic existence as a product become metaphors of enlightenment and culture.

Wolfe invests his creations with both personal history and personal touch: an almost erotic representation of the fact that one can fall in love with that which is ephemeral. Wolfe’s transformations of common objects require the viewer to re-think what they mean as such. Co-organized by Carter E. Foster, Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Franklin Sirmans, curator at The Menil Collection, this exhibition and accompanying catalogue will focus on the artist’s works on paper, some of which are purely drawn, but many of which combine aspects of drawing, painting, collage, and printmaking.

Steve Wolfe on Paper will be on view at The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, April 1, 2010- October 31, 2010.

About the HIGH LINE published in another blog


Looking at the website of a gallery in Hell's Kitchen HOSFELT GALLERY


http://www.hosfeltgallery.com/index.php?p=info&w=ny

I read this blog I quite like:and especially this post about the High Line:

http://toddhosfelt.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/the-first-phase-of-the-highline/

The picture above is taken from this post..

Friday, October 23, 2009

Open ARTISTS' STUDIOS in Port Chester

THIS COMING WEEK END

168 Irving Avenue PORT CHESTER, NY
Saturday, Oct.24th and Sunday, Oct.25th, 2009

1:00-4:00 pm

Randy Williams
Christine Aaron
Annette Lieblein
Athel Renek
Mitchell Visoky
Cary Thorp Brown
Holly Meeker Rom
Hilda Green Demsky
Gary Mack

Thursday, October 22, 2009

With Children and babies at the Whitney: at least 2 options....and more..

After-School Course
Behind the Scenes: Georgia O'Keeffe
WHAT:
The Whitney is excited to announce an after-school course that focuses on the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction. Participants will engage in an in-depth exploration of O'Keeffe's paintings, drawings, and more. Inspired by their experience with O'Keeffe's artwork, kids and adults will experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and consider abstraction in their own artworks.
WHO:
This course is designed for one child (between 6 and 10) and one parent, grandparent, or guardian. We believe that young children can achieve a deeper learning experience when family members are involved and, as such, this program requires that each child be accompanied in class by a parent, grandparent, or guardian. Adult and child will be looking, discussing, creating, and exploring art together. No caregivers will be allowed to accompany children for this course.
WHEN:
The course will take place after school, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm on Thursdays, October 22, and 29, and November 5, 12, and 19.

Stroller Tours
For parents with babies ages 0–18 months

Select Fridays 12–1 pm
Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, lead engaging tours of current exhibitions for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome!

Stroller tours are for individuals or small groups of fewer than 5 adults. To schedule tours for larger groups, please click here. (embed link to group tour registration form)
$25 per adult. Cash or checks are accepted the day of the tour.


Friday November 13, 2009 Roni Horn aka Roni Horn
Central to the work of Roni Horn (b. 1955), one of the leading artists of her generation, is an exploration of identity and the issue of doubling as it relates to love, sex, and gender. Horn has been engaged equally in an investigation of landscape, primarily her creation of an Icelandic iconography. Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, a landmark exhibition co-organized by Tate Modern and the Whitney, is the most comprehensive presentation of Horn's work in the U.S. to date, highlighting Horn's innovations in multiple forms, including books, cast glass works, installations, sculpture, drawings, and photography.

Friday December 4 Roni Horn aka Roni Horn
Central to the work of Roni Horn (b. 1955), one of the leading artists of her generation, is an exploration of identity and the issue of doubling as it relates to love, sex, and gender. Horn has been engaged equally in an investigation of landscape, primarily her creation of an Icelandic iconography. Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, a landmark exhibition co-organized by Tate Modern and the Whitney, is the most comprehensive presentation of Horn's work in the U.S. to date, highlighting Horn's innovations in multiple forms, including books, cast glass works, installations, sculpture, drawings, and photography.

Oct 31 and Nov 1 .... Crafts On Stage In Purchase SUNY College


MEET my very good friends JUDE AND ANN FERENCZ......


Jude and I will be exhibiting next weekend and we hope you can come see our work as well as the many other artist exhibiting.
Happy Halloween, Ann and Jude

World Class Crafts On Stage In Purchase
Posted by Westchester.com

Purchase, NY - More than 80 world-class artisans from Maine to Virginia will display their works here on Halloween weekend – Sat, Oct. 31 and Sun, Nov.1, when the Crafts On Stage show returns to The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, NY.
Unusual one-of-a kind crafts featured will
include decorative arts and home accessories, fine art, leather handbags, metallic belts, handwoven clothing, jewelry, toys, games, and other gift items. The Crafts On Stage show is a singular annual event, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1. A benefit for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, it is an entirely volunteer undertaking, produced by the Prompters volunteer group associated with the Center.
Show hours are Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and children under 12 free.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

About NALL,


When I began this work over 6 months ago, it would be the 4th Adam and Eve that I have done to date. Each time it seems that I have peered through another perspective. The painting provokes the images and symbols of the Biblical tale, and of Darwin's Evolutionary Theory , but was done with a questioning spiritual synopsis, to ponder the relationship between man and woman. In the biblical story the lack of control or limits of egocentricity have run rampant with the female, as she defies God's command. Eve has been visited with accidents and calamity, with snake and red ant bites, plaster casts, her vanity eaten away and with a growing old of the flesh, ( maggots falling from her rotting toes). Her fingers have been broken off trying to climb out of the whole she dug for herself and the human race by disobedience to God, eating of the forbidden fruit.


Adam has been corrupted by Eve by eating of the fruit, thus the two bites from the apple. Insects surround them, but Eve is no longer able to catch and eat them as her open mouth reveals that her tongue is screwed down by a tetanus producing rusted screw. She is focused on the viewer, not Adam, rather she is oblivious to him in her desire to be noticed.

The couple have evolved from first crawling out of a conch shell, to snake, tadpole and fish, to frogs and toads, and are being ignored by the angel fish swimming by.

The ultimate punishment is to be handcuffed together for life, but God in his mercy has produced a buzz saw and is cutting the chains, liberating each from their mate.







NY Times article on Nall....

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/07/greathomesanddestinations/07gh-france.html?_r=1&ref=greathomesanddestinations

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

AND THEN WHAT??? ...ENOUGH is Enough..Are we soon going to travel,standing up?

Air France Introduces a Revised Baggage Policy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


New York – October 19, 2009 – Effective with tickets issued November 1, 2009, Air France will introduce a revised baggage policy for customers traveling in Economy Class between the US and Europe including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia (see complete list below*). Passengers will be able to check one bag, weighing up to 50 pounds (23 kilos), free of charge. If passengers would like to check a second bag, with the same maximum weight allowance, they may do so for a fee of $50 for all flights departing from the US or 50 Euros for all flights departing from Europe. Additionally, the fee for checked bags weighing between 50 and 70 pounds (23 to 32 kilos) will increase from 50 dollars or Euros to 100 dollars or Euros. Beyond the second checked bag, additional bags of the same maximum weight will be charged 200 dollars or Euros.**



The following customers continue to receive a baggage allowance of 2 pieces of checked baggage up to 50 pounds each in Economy Class free of charge:
• Flying Blue Platinum, Gold and Silver members
• SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus Frequent Flyer members
• Passengers traveling on special Seaman’s fares.

The following customers benefit from a baggage allowance of 2 pieces of checked luggage up to 70 pounds each free of charge:
• Club 2000 and Skipper members
• Passengers booked in Air France’s new Premium Voyageur Class.

The baggage allowance rules have not changed for those passengers flying in First or Business Class.
For further information on the rules of baggage allowance visit airfrance.us.

*European countries: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldavia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
**Size allowance remains the same.


About Air France-KLM Group
AIR FRANCE KLM Group is the largest European airline group, with a fleet of more than 600 aircraft and over 74 million passengers per year. Its network is organized around the two major hubs of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris-Charles De Gaulle.
The AIR FRANCE KLM group flies to over 250 destinations worldwide on more than 2,500 daily flights. Together with its SkyTeam alliance partners over 427 million passengers are flown annually through their worldwide system of more than 16,000 daily flights to all major destinations.

For more information visit www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Open Studios 2009 Loft Artists Association in STAMFORD


Open Studios 2009 • Mark Your Calendars!
Friday, November 6, 6-9pm
Saturday, November 7, 12noon - 6pm
Sunday, November 8, 12noon - 6pm

Friday, October 16, 2009

What's going on @ The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich


The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
Fall 2009 E-Blast


Events Now Through the End of November

Don’t Miss These Fascinating Programs

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A Walk Through the Historic Parks of Greenwich

Greenwich Tree Conservancy and The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich present a series of four park walks through Bruce, Binney and Byram Parks and Montgomery Pinetum. The walks will be led by Greenwich Superintendent of Parks and Trees Bruce Spaman and explore historical research on the parks done by landscape architect Martha Lyon.

A Walk Through Binney Park
Sunday, October 25, 2009
2-4 p.m.
Binney Park, Old Greenwich
Meet at the tennis courts, rain or shine

Join us at Binney Park to enjoy the autumn splendor. Ann Young, Curator of Archives at The Historical Society, will be on board to discuss the park's historical aspects. Group size limited. Easy to moderate walking. Proper footwear is required.

FREE but reservations required. To reserve, e-mail treeconserv@optonline.net


Money Talks

A series of conversations about 20th-century economic history and the present-day financial world. The Historical Society’s community partners for this series are the Japan Society of Fairfield County, the Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut and the Penn Club of Fairfield County.



Money Talks II: The Movers and Shakers – Women on Wall Street
Thursday, October 22
6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT

Part two of three. A panel of Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School alumnae will share personal accounts of Wall Street and their perspectives on the economic outlook after the financial crisis. Although still a minority, the women of Wall Street have had a significant impact on the finance industry. Panel moderated by Gail Bronwyn Lese, founder and CEO of Lese Investments and portfolio manager of the Lese Funds. Participants include Leena Akhtar, Archivist and Curator at the Museum of American Finance; Lee Spelman Doty, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Asset Management; and Renee Noto, Managing Partner at Crown Advisory International Ltd.
$45 per person
$35 for members of The Historical Society, the Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut and the Penn Club of Fairfield County

Register now for this event or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18
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Money Talks III: Women of Wall Street Day Trip to the Museum of American Finance
Wednesday, November 4
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Museum of American Finance, Manhattan


Meet at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street and enjoy a tour of the exhibit "Women of Wall Street" led by Leena Akhtar, Archivist and Curator. The story of women on Wall Street is the story of women in America. Issues of freedom and financial independence clashed with societal norms in the traditionally male domain of finance. Until recent decades, women had largely been excluded from Wall Street. Despite this, there were women who defied convention and made a name for themselves in finance as they battled for personal and financial self-determination.
Lunch at Stone Street Tavern

Transportation NOT included. Metro-North Train and MTA Subway directions will be provided
Tour and lunch $50 per person $40 for members of The Historical Society
Paid registration required by Monday, October 26, 2009.


Register now for this event or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18

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Dutch Connections


A series devoted to understanding the Dutch impact on American culture, past and present, this program is held in conjunction with NY400, the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage up the Hudson River, which led to the establishment of New Amsterdam and the New Netherland colony as well as Greenwich, Connecticut. NY400 celebrates the free spirit, openness, entrepreneurship and tolerance of those Dutch-American pioneers and their continued relevance today.

Dutch Connections II: William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture
featuring Russell Shorto, Author of The Island at the Center of the World and Descartes' Bones
Tuesday, November 17
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

Doors will open at 7 p.m.

An archivist’s “find” in the New York State Library inspired Russell Shorto’s landmark story of the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. Published in 2004, The Island at the Center of the World combines meticulous scholarship and magnificent storytelling, bringing to life this forgotten society that predates Manhattan. Russell Shorto is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and the director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam. This program is co-sponsored by The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and Greenwich Library.

FREE but reservations requested. Please call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18
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Story Barn, First in a Series


What a Story!
Thursday, October 29
8-10 p.m.
The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT

Presenting..."Story Barn: What a Story!" A diverse group of speakers will tell true and personal stories related to life in Greenwich. Each will spin a five-minute yarn – funny, sad or poignant tales that resonate on both personal and universal levels.

A unique way to explore local history, the event is inspired by a format developed by Themoth.org, a New York organization dedicated to "celebrating the ability of stories to honor the diversity and commonality of the human experience." Connect with your neighbors and friends on a whole new level, learn from their experiences and gain a different perspective on the place where you live.


Speakers will include columnist Bernie Yudain, Harbormaster Jon Asch, jeweler Terry Betteridge, cartoonist Jerry Dumas and long-time residents Page Knox, Anne Macdonald, Dickerman Hollister, Arlene Mark and Bonnie Levison. Storytelling begins at 8:00 p.m.

$15 per person, $10 for members of the Historical Society
Beer, wine and light refreshments included
Register now for this event or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18

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Kick off Antiquarius with Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams opened her own interior design firm, Bunny Williams Incorporated, in 1988 after 22 years with the venerable decorating firm, Parish-Hadley Associates. Schooled in the classics, she is renowned in both home and garden design circles. A unique blend of creativity and restraint marks her signature style. Hear her “Point of View” at the kick-off event for Antiquarius 2009. Buy tickets now. This could be a sellout. Exclusive media sponsors: Moffly Publications.

"Point of View" Lecture and Luncheon with Bunny Williams

Thursday, November 19

Lecture at 11 a.m.
Luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
Greenwich Country Club

This special interior design lecture and luncheon marks the first in an upcoming series of programs on art, antiques and design. Internationally known interior designer Bunny Williams will share her insights for creating comfortable, elegant living spaces and thoughts on mixing the old and new. Autographed copies of her books Point of View and An Affair With a House will be available for purchase.

Lecture: $65 for non-members, $40 for members of The Historical Society
Lecture and Luncheon: $150 for non-members, $125 for members of The Historical Society

Register now for this event or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 14



For more information on any program, go to www.hstg.org
or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 18

Thursday, October 15, 2009

If this is a Ticker tape Parade,,what is the CANYON OF HEROES?


October 19, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy, Democratic Presidential Nominee

. A parade to honor a person or persons, held in New York City, during which people in the tall buildings of Manhattan throw large quantities of paper, confetti, paper ribbons, or the like onto the parading group. The name comes form the ticker tape originally thrown onto the parade when it passed stockbrokers' offices in lower Manhattan, before stock tickers became obsolete; in subsequent years other types of waste paper were used to serve the honorary function, as well as paper tape distributed specifically for the purpose of being thrown in such a parade.
http://www.downtownny.com/?sid=20

It is not easy to look at outdoor sculptures when it rains.....



Yes we were there today as LMNY went to see the American and French artist BRUCE THURMANN (www.brucethurmann.com)
Thanks for a great and lively visit. Especially nice to stay inside even though we admired some outdoor sculptures by
-Peter Coffin (sculpture Silhouettes)
-Woolworth Building 233 Broadway(not any more possible to enter)Architect: Cass Gilbert
-Paul Manship 1917 The four Elements (yes we counted 4)
-Mark Di Suvero 1997 Joie de Vivre
-Steve Tobin 2005 Trinity Root, Trinity Church
and ..more infos on the website http://www.lmny.us/lmny_members_login.php

Eclectique or eclectic


Eclectic or Eclectique est un adjectif que j'aime bien du fait de sa sonorite valable aussi bien en francais qu'en anglais et qui j'espere s'applique a ce blog.
Par contre il vous faudra lire en francais le nouveau blog recommende a propos du PARCOURS ZACHEE..Si vous voulez en savoir plus:
http://www.parcourszachee.com/

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Eyebeam: Oct 22gallery talk and October 23 + 24: Open Studios


October 23 + 24: Eyebeam Open Studios
Date: Fri., October 23 + Sat., October 24, 2009 | 3-6PM
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
http://eyebeam.org/events/open-studios-fall-2009
Eyebeam is pleased to host Open Studios for its 2009 Senior Fellows, Resident Artists, and Student Residents at Eyebeam's state-of-the-art design, research, and fabrication studio; showcasing video performance, wearable technologies, code and humor, party technology, and sustainablity design. This two-day presentation at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center will allow a rare, inside look at current research. Guided tours of artists' work will be given every hour from 3-6PM.


AND ALSO ......
October 22: Gallery talk: Diana Balmori + Marina Zurkow at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Textual Landscapes
Date: Thur., October 22, 2009 | 6PM
Location: Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W. 24th St., NYC
Cost: Free
http://www.brycewolkowitz.com
The duality between the built and the imagined in the work of Diana Balmori (landscape), and Eyebeam resident Marina Zurkow (video art) will extend the conversation in the exhibition, Textual Landscapes at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC. The presentation takes on several principles from Balmori's Landscape Manifesto (forthcoming Yale University Press, Spring 2010) in which she summarizes her views on the role of landscape today. With examples from their practices in design, video and digital art, the artists will address five of the Manifesto points. Balmori and Zurkow will discuss, juxtapose their work, and challenge each other. Michel Conan, international landscape historian and critic, will conclude the session by commenting on the context of their discussion.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Your choices for this coming Thursday.......



http://www.dieudonne.org/

or GALLERY Night on 57th Street.....Please join us this Thursday for "Gallery Night on 57th Street." McKee Gallery (among others) will be open until 8pm. Come visit our latest exhibition:
"RICHARD LEAROYD: Unique Photographs"



TOUGH CHOICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

from our special english reporter: Andy Parker


'The Atlantic Surf' by Sir William McTaggart. RBS is to open one of the largest collections of British art to the public. Photograph: Royal Bank of Scotland

Andy Parker spotted this on the guardian.co.uk site and thought you should see
it.

To see this story with its related links on the guardian.co.uk site, go to
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/oct/11/rbs-hidden-art-collection

Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to put hidden art collection on public display

RBS thought to own largest collection of corporate art in Britain, including
paintings by David Hockney and LS Lowry

Severin Carrell
Monday October 12 2009
The Guardian
The Royal Bank of Scotland is to open one of the largest collections of British
art in private hands to the public after it was accused of hiding its collection
in its corporate offices and vaults.

RBS, which is 70% owned by the taxpayer, has revealed that it owns more than
2,200 pieces of British art, including work by LS Lowry, David Hockney, Patrick
Caulfield and Sir William McTaggart, and rare 18th-century works by Johann
Zoffany and Joshua Reynolds, displayed in its offices and branches.

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"Marcel Duchamp:The Art of Chess" on view @ Francis Naumann Gallery New York



Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess” is the first exhibition devoted to exploring the influence of Duchamp’s activities as a chess player on his artistic production. It debuted at the St. Louis University Museum of Art (May 6 – August 16, 2009), and the present gallery exhibition is an expanded version of that show. It will open at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art on September 10, 2009 (and run through October 31, 2009).

The exhibition features the magnificent early cubist drawing Study for Portrait of Chess Players (1911), which renders Duchamp’s two brothers—Raymond Duchamp-Villon and Jacques Villon—intently engaged in a game of chess; a large central “X” in the center of the composition represents the precise point where their minds meet, a cerebral focus common to much of Duchamp’s subsequent production. Among the highlights of the show will be an example of the readymade Trébuchet (1917/64), the coat rack that visitors to Duchamp’s studio were expected to trip over (the chess equivalent of a gambit offered in the opening of a game); the Nice chess poster (1925); regular and deluxe examples of his book on endgame strategy (1932); the Pocket Chess Set (1943); and Cupid (1943), a recently discovered original drawing for the announcement of a show at the Julien Levy Gallery (in which Duchamp seems to have embedded a hidden message). A number of photographs of Duchamp either playing chess or seated before a chessboard will also be displayed. A signed, limited edition photograph by Arnold Rosenberg of Marcel Duchamp moving chess pieces behind glass (1958) was issued to commemorate this exhibition.

Also included in the show will be works by a number of Duchamp’s contemporaries—Man Ray, Georges de Zayas, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, Leon Kelly, Beatrice Wood, Arman and Sarah Austin—that relate to Duchamp’s involvement with the game of chess, as well as a selection of works by contemporary artists—Charles Juhàsz Alvardo, Mike Bidlo, Donald Bradford, Russell Connor, Ingrid Evans, Mark Kostabi, Sophie Matisse, Daniel Meirom, James Meyer, Trong Gia Nguyen, Yoko Ono, Jennifer Shahade, Diana Thater, Douglas Vogel—some of whom have made works specially for inclusion in this show.
Source: http://www.francisnaumann.com/EXHIBITIONS/DuchampChess/index.html

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Join Viviane Rombaldi Seppey for "artist Dialogue" October 17th


Flying Words, books, book pages, flax, banana
and kenaf paper, thread
© 2008 Viviane Rombaldi Seppey

The Central Libraries > Mid-Manhattan Library > Art > Art Wall on Third
Viviane Rombaldi Seppey

Flying Words, books, book pages, flax, banana
and kenaf paper, thread
© 2008 Viviane Rombaldi Seppey
"Flying Words"
October 1 – November 1, 2009
“ Art in the Windows”
On view day and night

Mid-Manhattan Library
The Art Collection
40th Street @ 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-340-0871
Contact: Arezoo Moseni



The Art Collection at Mid-Manhattan Library is pleased to present “Flying Words” by emerging multimedia artist Viviane Rombaldi Seppey. In these two site specific installations of deconstructed books, the artist takes a playful and geometric approach to the transmission of knowledge and information through reading. She engages viewers in verbal and visual exchanges between libraries and the external world of communication. Kim Beck, an artist and associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, will join Rombaldi Seppey for an “Artist Dialogue” on Saturday October 17th at 2:30 p.m. on the 6th floor. The exhibition series “Art in the Windows” is curated by Arezoo Moseni.


Artist Statement

In “Flying words” books and paper are the prime materials. I created this work in order to underline the possibilities of how, through the act of reading and looking, our relation to knowledge and communication takes place. Using paper concertina from books and images, I wanted to give a moving quality to the piece, and to imply that what we read or see is in constant state of flux towards the others or in the making of our own memory.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 15th Gallery Night on 57th Street: 64 Galleries open from5 to 8pm

Please join us this Thursday for "Gallery Night on 57th Street." McKee Gallery (among others) will be open until 8pm. Come visit our latest exhibition:
"RICHARD LEAROYD: Unique Photographs"
Best,

Karyn

Karyn Behnke
Assistant Director
McKee Gallery
745 Fifth Avenue
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10151
T. 212 688 5951
F. 212 752 5638

Friday, October 9, 2009

If you want to see this painting,do not go to the Whitney as it is no more on view but go to London’s Hayward Gallery



Ed Ruscha, "Large Trademark with Eight Spots" (1962)

LONDON— The first retrospective to focus exclusively on the iconic canvases of the 72-year-old Los Angeles-based artist, "Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting," on view at London’s Hayward Gallery from October 14 through January 10, sheds light on his influences, from comics to graphic design to hitchhiking. Reached at his L.A. studio, the multitalented Ruscha, who has made everything from artist’s books and drawings to films and photographs, says that, yes, he does consider himself primarily a painter, but he quickly adds, "A painter can be anybody who wants to do anything. I’m not a traditionalist." In the photo gallery at left, he relates what motivated some of the works in the show, which travels next year to the Haus der Kunst, in Munich, and the Moderna Museet, in Stockholm. "In Retrospect: Ed Ruscha" originally appeared in the October 2009 issue of Art+Auction. For a complete list of articles from this issue available on ARTINFO, see Art+Auction's October 2009 Table of Contents.
By Sarah Douglas
Published:October 1 2009

L&M Arts to Expand to L.A. with designs by KULAPAT YANTRASAT


LOS ANGELES—New York gallery L&M Arts is set to open a Los Angeles branch on Venice Boulevard in about a year. Designed by architect Kulapat Yantrasat of the wHY Architecture firm, the gallery is renovating an existing building and adding a new two-floor structure. The West Coast project will be overseen by dealer Sarah Watson, who most recently worked for the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles. Plans for the new space include a broad-based program of both historical and contemporary art shows.

Source: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/28774/lm-arts-to-expand-to-la/

et aussi NEXT FRIDAY OCTOBER 16th.at the maison Francaise


La Maison Francaise 16 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 998-8750
FAX: (212) 995-4142

Friday, October 16 - 10:30 a.m.


A Symposium co-organized by NYU's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) and Institute of French Studies (IFS). Presented with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Centre Pompidou


**NOTE**

The originally planned Thursday Oct. 15 session has been cancelled.
All the sessions are now concentrated on Friday, Oct. 16.


Feminism/s Without Borders:
Perspectives from France and the United States

This symposium will put scholars from te U.S. and France into conversation to explore how feminist movements have been divided over such differences as class, religion, sexuality, and race; how feminisms have been institutionalized by the state and by global institutions; and what kinds of alliances are possible across difference (including national difference). Different social and political contexts in France and in the U.S. have come to shape different feminist agendas and alliances in these countries. While French feminisms had to deal with the rhetorical frame of universal and secular Republicanism, U.S. feminisms were faced with the specifics of their racial history as well as the dismantling of the welfare state. Yet, French and American feminisms have constantly fueled each other, from the influence of Beauvoir in the U.S. to the recent importation by French feminists of the notions of postcolonialism and intersectionality. Invited speakers will address and speak from their national contexts, but will also move beyond the national to get to questions about feminisms and the transnational. As a transnational feminist project, then, this symposium moves to ask how ideas travel, what (and who) gets lost in translation, how and which global institutions (for example, the UN, NGOs, internationalized universities) come to shape feminist agendas in different countries.




10:30 a.m:

Welcoming remarks and introduction
Edward Berenson (History & IFS, NYU), Dean Catharine R. Stimpson (GSAS, NYU), Frédéric Viguier (IFS, NYU)

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.:

Institutional Legacies of Second-Wave Feminism
Laure Bereni (IFS, NYU); Rana Jaleel (American Studies, NYU);
Discussant: Victoria Hesford (Women’s Studies, SUNY Stony Brook)

2:00 p.m. – 3 :30 p.m.

Feminism and Religion: Current Controversies
Nacira Guénif-Souilamas; James McBride (Liberal Studies; NYU);
Discussant: Ann Pellegrini (CSGS, NYU)

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.:

The Future of Intersectionality
Elsa Dorlin (Université de Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne); Robert Reid-Pharr (Graduate Center, CUNY); Discussant: Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (Université Paris 13 / IFS, NYU)

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:

Keynote Lecture: Feminism’s Difference Problem
Joan W. Scott (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)


La Maison Française is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The building re-opens a half-hour before evening programs. All events are open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

Conversation avec Catherine Cusset...


C’est aux côtés d’Olivier Barrot, journaliste, que Catherine Cusset viendra parler de romans et de littérature française. Ancienne élève de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et agrégée de lettres classiques, elle a enseigné douze ans à Yale avant de se consacrer à l’écriture. Ses principaux romans, En toute innocence (1995), Le problème avec Jane (1999)- publié en anglais en 2001 The story of Jade- , Un brillant avenir (2008) et plus récemment New York - Journal d’un cycle (2009), lui ont valu nominations, prix littéraires et notorioté en France comme aux Etats-Unis.

Lundi 12 octobre à 7pm
A la Maison Française de la NYU
16 Washington Mews (corner of University Place) New York, NY 10003
Tel. 212-998-8750

We do agree...about NICK BRANDT...


Nick Brandt, Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007 Availability is subject to change without notice.
relating to the Exhibit on view NOW @ STALEY-WISE (http://www.staleywise.com/current_exhibition.html)
SELECTED REVIEWS & QUOTES FOR "ON THIS EARTH"
“African wildlife has never looked so regal and mysterious as in Brandt’s grave photographs. His elephants appear as weighty as the pyramids. His rhinos look more ancient than carbon. His apes know something we don’t. Given the multitude of human disasters in Africa, is it an indulgence to lose yourself in pictures that carry no hint of the wars and famines outside the frame? Not when the pictures are such powerful reminders that Africa is also a magnificent—and endangered—treasure house of animal life.”

- Time Magazine (Time Top Five Photographic Books of 2005)




“Nick Brandt's images of the animals of Eastern Africa take one's breath away. These powerful glimpses of another world are so intimate one might hear the rustle of brush as a cheetah makes herself known, or the breathing of a lion as he stands alert. One cannot help but connect with these animals. They each have a unique personality. But it is not mere intimacy that attracts.

Brandt's pictures are beautifully composed, sensuous portraits. Heartbreakingly beautiful, these strong and vital creatures seem somehow fragile, ephemeral. We must ensure that its not only in images that they are preserved.”

- Black & White Magazine, USA




“Combining splendid natural backdrops with a portraitist’s approach to animals, the images in “On This Earth” show not only the reckless beauty of Africa’s vanishing wilds but also the humanity of its creatures. The photos have an uncanny intimacy. With his images shown in fine-art exhibitions throughout Europe and North America, Brandt brings a compositionally precise and painterly style to a genre dominated by action shots and documentary image making.”

- American Photo, USA (Top 10 Photographic Books of 2005)




“The haunting images in Nick Brandt’s “On This Earth” seem less like a documentary than like spirit photos of mythical beasts. Living testimony to the ghostly beauty and the fragility of nature, these magnificent creatures will convince you (if indeed you had any doubts) that animals not only have minds and hearts but also spirits and souls.”

-O: The Oprah Magazine




“His approach is the antithesis of conventional wildlife photography and moves his work into the arena of fine art. . . . shows you how animal pictures should be taken.”

- The Daily Telegraph, UK




“Wildlife photography has become a holiday and adventure cliche: have telephoto lens, will snap view up rhino's nostril -- so uninteresting, so blah.

And then there's Nick Brandt. Brandt eschews the telephoto lens in favour of patience combined with a rare courage, determination and an artist's eye to photograph wildlife. The results are animals so accustomed to Brandt's presence and so untroubled by him that his pictures are breathtakingly beautiful and touching in their honesty and emotion....He clearly has an affinity with these glorious creatures that's heart-stopping. “

- Sunday Telegraph, Australia




“Nick's exquisite photographs arouse deep emotions. They inspire a sense of awe at the beauty of creation and the sacredness of life. It's almost impossible to look through his work without sensing the personalities of the beings whom he has photographed.”

- Jane Goodall, Primatologist and Conservationist




"Nick Brandt's photographs are both epic and iconic. It's a vision of Africa that we have not seen before.”

- Mary Ellen Mark, Photographer




“Nick Brandt's photography is beautiful and elegaic in a classic way, and also ‘strange’ in the best sense; those who know East Africa must grieve to think that our own species could be so greedy and unwise as to let such magnificent creatures disappear.”

- Peter Matthiessen, Author of “At Play in the Fields of the Lord”



“The photographs of Nick Brandt are both beautiful and haunting. They come upon you in a flush of abundance that is almost impossible to recover from.... You are about to enter a world of the imagination where all the animals are real, both fragile and full of grace.”

- Alice Sebold, Author of “The Lovely Bones”

Thursday, October 8, 2009

About Swine FLU.....from Reyna H

En esta entrevista de la Fox news el Dr Holtorf, experto en enfermedades infecciosas declaro que ni sus hijos ni el se pondrian la vacuna del swine flu, ni ninguna vacuna del flu porque los riesgos son mas altos que los beneficios.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJoCDqVXgRI

This year it is more important that you protect your children and loved ones from the flu vaccines than influenza itself. This article on Lew Rockwell discusses how:
1. The swine flu is simply another flu. It is not unusually deadly.
2. This is the first time both seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines will be administered. Both seasonal flu and swine flu vaccines will require two inoculations. This is because single inoculations have failed to produce sufficient antibodies. This is an admission that prior flu vaccines were virtually useless. Can you trust them this time?
3. Adjuvants are added to vaccines to boost production of antibodies but may trigger autoimmune reactions. Some adjuvants are mercury (thimerosal), aluminum and squalene. Why would you sign a consent form for your children to be injected with mercury, which is even more brain-toxic than lead?
4. This is the first year mock vaccines have been used to gain FDA approval. The vaccines that have been tested are not the same vaccines your children will be given.
5. Over-vaccination is a common practice now in America. American children are subjected to 29 vaccines by the age of two. Meanwhile, veterinarians have backed off of repeat vaccination in dogs because of observed side effects.
6. Modern medicine has no explanation for autism, despite its continued rise in prevalence. Yet autism is not reported among Amish children who go unvaccinated.
7. Researchers are warning that over-use of the flu vaccine and anti-flu drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza can apply genetic pressure on flu viruses and then they are more likely to mutate into a more deadly strain.
8. Most seasonal influenza A (H1N1) virus strains tested from the United States and other countries are now resistant to Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Tamiflu has become a nearly worthless drug against seasonal flu.
9. Public health officials are irresponsible in their omission of any ways to strengthen immunity against the flu. No options outside of problematic vaccines and anti-flu drugs are offered, despite the fact there is strong evidence that vitamins C and D activate the immune system and the trace mineral selenium prevents the worst form of the disease.
For even more reasons, please review the full article on LewRockwell.com.

Sources:

LewRockwell.com September 16, 2009

Living Wisdom E-Newsletter, September 2009

New York Times September 18, 2009

BACK from TURKEY........here is some news from Istanbul Biennale and Istanbul Modern Museum....



Because I was there, I can tell you that I didn't find the answer to the final question asked by the reporter in this video:
http://www.mutualart.com/OpenArticle/The_11th_Istanbul_Biennale/9C1A0977736A0EF7/?utm_source=newsletter_b&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_video