Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What's going on around PARIS? CNEAI .. de la part de Patricia Auboyneau

Cneai ( centre national d'art contemporain consacré au domaine de la publication d'artiste et de l'oeuvre-média.) à Chatou http://www.cneai.com/ informations =cneai =  Hameau Fournaise 2 rue du Bac, Île des Impressionnistes 78400 Chatou, France tél. + 33 (0)1 39 52 45 35 fax + 33 (0)1 39 52 43 78 cneai@cneai.com www.cneai.com

Se rendre au Cneai / How to come to Cneai =
A 20 mn de Paris = RER A1 (direction Saint-Germain-en-Laye), station Rueil-Malmaison, sortie rue des Deux-Gares. Direction Chatou par le pont (10mn à pieds).En voiture : depuis la Porte Maillot, A86 direction Saint-Germain-en-Laye, sortie Chatou, à droite sur le pont, direction Hameau Fournaise.

To 20 mn from Paris =
By metro : Take the rapid-transit rail system RER A1 (to Saint-Germain-en-Laye), get off at station Rueil-Malmaison, exit called "rue des Deux-Gares". Take to direction to Chatou by the bridge (10 mn by feet).

By car : From Porte Maillot, take the A86, direction to Saint-Germain-en-Laye, exit Chatou, on the right by the bridge, direction Hameau Fournaise.way to access or google maps
Horaires d'ouverture au public / Opening Hours =Du mardi au dimanche de 12h à 18h et sur rendez-vous.From Tuesday to Sunday, to noon to 6 pm.

Et le pdf du magazine de la ville de croissy – voir page 5 http://www.croissy.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/CROISSYno44.pdf

Monday, May 17, 2010

Exhibit @ Le moulin des Contes-Hyeres-France

Save the date for the Opening of the next show: Des Collages de New York a Hyeres

Tuesday May 25th  2010 @6pm

Moulin des Contes – 3 bis rue du Puits
 – ou moulin-des-contes@wanadoo.fr

Du mardi au samedi de 9h30 à 12h et de 15h à 18h – Entrée libre
ON VIEW until JUNE 18th,,,
See you there
Laurence Neron-Bancel

Monday, May 10, 2010

Message from Beni Mathieu, Bruno's daughter

Hi everyone!!!I have good news! My book, The Rise of Blaze has been published.
So you can now view and see the details of my book on kidpub, google images, amazon or on my new website (http://skyecat.webs.com)!
You can buy a copy on:www.kidpub.com or http://www.amazon.com/

The first thing that inspired me was, my cat, Blaze, but of course, it’s a much more fictionalized version of his life. If you love books about animals like I do, especially cats, wild adventure and intense fighting, this is the book for you.
Thank you for passing the message around, and send it to your friends and family and people you know, especially children. Thank you so much and enjoy,
Beni Mathieu (12 year old).

Friday, May 7, 2010

SAVE THE DATES........Westchester Accueil TAG SALE

La Tag Sale aura lieu le samedi 25 septembre de 9h30 à 17h

Au 1 Highwood Ave à Larchmont

Les jours de tri sont les suivants:

Mardi 11 mai de 10h à 15h

Vendredi 21 mai de 8h30 à 15h

Jeudi 3 juin de 8h30 à 15h

Lundi 21 juin de 8h30 à 15h

Au 1 Highwood Ave

Toutes les bonnes volontés sont bienvenues

Vous pouvez déposez vos dons jusqu’au 11 juillet au 1 Highwood Ave

Ni ordinateurs, ni peluches

Thursday, May 6, 2010

About NY ...an illustrated history

New York: An Illustrated History

The 10 best flea markets in France...The author of The Flea Markets of France

The 10 best flea markets in France
The author of The Flea Markets of France, selects her favourites for collectors, bargain-hunters or browsers just wanting to soak up the atmosphere Sandy Price guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 28 April 2010
France's many flea markets are great places to find collectables or pick up a bargain. I've selected 10 of my favourites below, with a mind to diversity in location, price range and wares. But these are just a start – there are almost 30 markets canvassed in my book, The Flea Markets of France, all held on a regular basis, either weekly or monthly. Enthusiasts may also wish to check out the many periodic fairs and "vide-greniers" (basically, "emptying the attics") that take place on a less frequent basis in communities across France.
1. Paris – Porte de Vanves
The weekend flea market near the Porte de Vanves metro stop in Paris is one of the very best in France, in terms of size and the eclectic nature of its wares. On Saturday and Sunday (Saturday is perhaps busier) morning, more than 300 vendors set up here until around 1pm (though a small number stay later). Some display their goods attractively on tables, while others simply pile them on blankets on the ground. You can find just about everything here, from the many regions of France as well as elsewhere – not surprising given the international character of Paris. Expect to see paintings, ceramics, silver, art deco, 60s and 70s items, linens, books, militaria, kitchenware, and vintage clothing – among many other collectables - at prices that run the gamut. Not a very scenic spot, this is a market for people keen to buy rather than sight-see.

2. Nice – Cours Saleya
On Monday, from morning to mid-afternoon, Nice's colourful, sun-drenched cours Saleya (just behind the Promenade des Anglais) is filled with around 200 flea market vendors selling their wares. This is a fairly high-quality market; however, bargain hunters can also score a good find, particularly in the adjacent place Pierre Gauthier, where odds and ends are piled on the ground. A huge variety of collectables is on offer: silver, vintage clothing, posters, nautical and travel items, ceramics (with some emphasis on regional items from Monaco and Vallauris), paintings, toys, rustic wooden items, jewellery, etc. This is a great market for visitors who are as interested in sun and people-watching as they are in purchasing collectables. You will hear many languages being spoken and some vendors speak English, as well as Italian.

3. Annecy – Vieux Quartier
Photograph: Emily Laxer Held on the last Saturday of the month, all day, the Annecy flea market is notable both for its spectacular location (in the old quarter of this charming town on the edge of Lac d'Annecy, lined with mountains) and the regional, rustic focus of its wares. Here, you will find Savoyard milk jugs, in all sizes, with their simple, appealing motifs, wooden tools and utensils (including butter molds and cheese-making implements), skis, fishing gear, cowbells, paintings of mountain scenes, wooden chests and armoires. The market is not huge, but the quality (and the appeal) of the merchandise is impressive. And a more picturesque spot would be hard to imagine.

4. Lyon (Villeurbanne)
Held on Sunday mornings in Villeurbanne, on the outskirts of Lyon, this is one of the biggest flea markets in France, with around 400 vendors. Starting early in the morning, sellers set out their wares on blankets or on makeshift tables (though some are housed in permanent spots in the market premises themselves). The setting is not very appealing, but the market is one of the best, with a focus on rustic collectables of all kinds – agricultural items, garden accessories, furniture, kitchenware, glassware, and copperware. Some of the merchandise has a strong local connection – implements for wine-making, wooden blocks and spindles for the textile industry, and chocolate molds. You will also find general collectables of all sorts – paintings, books, toys, etc. Prices are generally reasonable and buying is brisk.

5. Belfort – Vieux Quartier
Photograph: Emily Laxer Belfort's sprawling, good-sized flea market is held on the first Sunday morning of each month, except January and February. Located in the Franche-Comté region, not far from Alsace, this is a great place to find collectables of all kinds from the northeast of France – Alsatian bowls and milk pitchers with flower motifs, grey stoneware jugs, classic ceramic baking molds, and folkloric dishware from Lorraine. You will also see clocks (from nearby Besançon), enamel plaques from Alsace, linens, militaria, books, toys, glassware, copperware, wooden items of all sorts and some furniture.

6. Toulouse – Allées Jules Guesde
On the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the month (except October), a large, high-quality flea market is held all day along the allées Jules Guesde, in central Toulouse. Vendors set up under canopies, attractively displaying their carefully-selected wares. Prices are not low and bargains are unlikely, as vendors are discerning and knowledgeable about the value of their goods. The variety of collectables, though, is large, with perhaps an emphasis on the decorative over the rustic (and what is rustic is likely to be well-polished). Purchasers looking for a regional focus will find rugby memorabilia and riding gear, as well as ceramics and linens from the Pays Basque to the southwest.

7. Avignon (Villeneuve-lès-Avignon)

Just across the Rhone from Avignon itself, a moderate-sized, appealing flea market is held in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon on Saturday mornings. Between 80 and 100 vendors set up here, offering a wide range of items, many with a focus on Provence – Provençal ceramics, garden pots and accessories, bedspreads and linens, agricultural tools and utensils, "boules" etc. This is a good market for those hoping to make an interesting discovery, at a reasonable price.

8. Carpentras – parking des Platanes
On Sundays, all day (starting around 10), the town of Carpentras, north of Avignon, hosts a large, sprawling flea market. This is a favoured haunt of the more intrepid collector, willing to forage through boxes and crates in search of a gem. Many of the 130 to 150 vendors here are regular people selling their own belongings, which often fall more into the category of "second-hand" than "collectable". The variety in terms of wares and prices is huge, with an emphasis on the rustic and everyday, rather than fine decorative objects. If you are looking for something really unusual and surprising, this is one of the best places to find it, though you will have to expend some energy in the process. On a recent visit, for example, I saw a stuffed wild boar head, as well as some Rosenthal china, in a box of broken crockery.

9. Orléans – Boulevard Alexandre Martin
The town of Orléans, a gateway to the Loire region, has a moderate-sized, but wide-ranging, flea market on Saturday mornings. The several vendors who display their wares in boxes or heaped on blankets will appeal to bargain hunters. Rustic items, tied to the agricultural and fishing roots of the surrounding region, are much in evidence – tools, buckets, jugs, wine-making implements, planters, baskets, fishing rods, glass domes (used to protect young plants), etc. You will also see finer ceramics and porcelain, and good-quality linens, alongside crates of kitchenware and utensils. Prices are generally reasonable and vendors are keen to sell. This is a market easily accessible as a day trip, by TGV, from Paris.

10. Arles – Boulevard des Lices
A modest-sized, but interesting, flea market is held in Arles on the first Wednesday of the month, all day. While spanning a wide variety in terms of collectables, this is a market much in tune with its southern Provençal roots. Vintage Arlesian clothing – black vests, short jackets, white blouses, colourful shawls, and full skirts – can be found here, as well as ribbons, beaded purses, and lace. This corner of Provence is also reflected in "santons" (ceramic figures in Provençal dress), door handles with images of Camargue bulls, ceramic "cigales" (cicadas), and nail-studded "boules".

Before going out of your way to visit these and other French flea markets, check first to make sure that they will be on. While most of the regular markets are long-established, and their schedules unlikely to change, there are occasional exceptions (and holidays which intervene). One website worth consulting is vide-greniers.org

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/apr/28/france-best-flea-markets-shopping.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Touched by design 2010

Please be our guest this weekend when we transform our home into our annual 'touched by design' art salon. Join us for the Friday night benefit with amazing treats for all senses. No reservations are required. Sincerely,

Jeannette Gerber & Matko Peckay
touched by design 2010

Participating Artists:

Hans Fischer
Kari Lonning
Patti Mollica
Matko Peckay
Stephanie Pütter
Mark Thomas

Opening Hours & Music

Friday May 7 5 pm - 9 pm
Live music by Ann Gulian 7 - 8 pm
Opening Night Benefit held in support of Hope's Door, a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.
Philippe Rayer, the Chef of L'Art Culinaire, has graciously agreed to cater the event with a selection of delicious treats.
A $15 donation to Hope's Door is suggested per guest.

Saturday May 8 12 noon - 8 pm
Live music by Olivia Oppedisano 6 - 7 pm
Sunday May 9 12 noon - 6 pm
Live music by David Rubin 4 - 5 pm

Location:55 Van Cortlandt Ave, Ossining NY 10562   914 945 0706

Monday, May 3, 2010

Not sure it is true but if it saves only one life...New kind of Breast Cancer

This is so important to every woman you know. Please share it with everyone you know and particularly those you care about. New Kind of Breast Cancer
Please forward to all of the women in yourlives Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, etc.

In November, a rare kind of breast cancer was found. A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing.

Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections.. After 2 rounds, it continued to get worse, so her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass.
A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round of Chemo; then radiation.. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health.

She had one year of living each day to itsfullest.Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had 5 great months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of needing morphine, she died. She left this message to be delivered to women everywhere:

Women, PLEASE be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help as soon as possible.

Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole It appeared as a rash, which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous.
Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can bebreastcancer. (Mine started out as a single red pimple on the aureole. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.)

What are the symptoms?
1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one side.)
2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish thick looking area in center of nipple).
3. Usually only one nipple is affected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately.. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.
This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life.
This is sad as women are not aware of Paget's disease. If, by passing this around on the e-mail, we can make others aware of it and its potential danger, we are helping women everywhere.
Please, if you can, take a moment to forward this message to as many people as possible, especially to your family and friends. It only takes a moment, yet the results could save a life.




On May 7, 2010, a new artwork by Richard Galpin, entitled Viewing Station, will debut on the High Line, New York City’s elevated park built on a former freight rail trestle on Manhattan’s west side. Using a specially designed and constructed viewing apparatus, this commissioned artwork will offer park visitors an altered perspective of a particular view from the High Line. One of the wonderful experiences the High Line has provided to visitors is a new vista of Manhattan. Similarly, Galpin's artwork will offer a novel reconsideration of our familiar surroundings.

Artist’s digital rendering of the viewing screen installed on site
Galpin is best known for creating altered photographs of cityscapes. His chosen method of manipulation is to cut and remove the top layer of the colored emulsion from his photographic prints, exposing the paper substrate. By eradicating part of the photograph, the imagery becomes greatly abstracted. Using clean lines and sharp angles, Galpin's technique produces works with an emphasis on geometric shapes, recalling early twentieth century movements such as Constructivism, Cubism, and Futurism.

Galpin’s Viewing Station will function in a manner similar to his cut photographs, but will use the view from one point on the High Line as its raw material. Park visitors will look through a viewing apparatus, lined up with a metal screen from which geometric shapes have been cut. Precise alignment of these two devices with the buildings behind them will transform what is seen. By blocking some details of the nearby buildings and revealing others, the artwork will make them appear as optically flattened elements in an abstract composition.

Viewing Station will be located on the east side of the High Line, between W. 17th and 18th Streets.

Galpin’s work will debut to the public on Friday May 7, with a reception at 6:30 PM. The artist will give a talk on this piece and his work at 7:30 PM in the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line. These events are free of charge, and seating for the talk is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This High Line Art Commission is presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art Commissions are made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Additional support for Viewing Station has been provided by Hales Gallery, London.

About the Artist

Since graduating from Goldsmiths College with an MA in 2001, Richard Galpin has had solo exhibitions at Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo; Roebling Hall, New York; and Hales Gallery, London. Group exhibitions include Under Erasure at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; When it's a Photograph at The Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles; Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions at the British Museum, London; The Photograph in Question, Von Lintel Gallery, New York; Attack: Attraction, Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco; and Looking With/Out at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. His work is included in several public collections including the British Government Art Collection, the British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He lives and works in London, and is represented by Hales Gallery, London and Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo. Viewing Station will be his first public artwork.

About High Line Art

High Line Art is an ongoing series of new art commissions and creative partnerships, presenting contemporary art in, on, and near the park. High Line Art emphasizes site-specific pieces that respond to the uniqueness of the High Line in form, structure, and concept. The program’s core goals are to provide and facilitate opportunities to artists to showcase their work in a public venue where they can reach wide audiences; to further enhance the excitement and uniqueness of the High Line; and to reinforce New York City, and in particular, the neighborhood around the High Line, as a vital cultural center. Selection and oversight of High Line Art is handled by Lauren Ross, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of Arts Programs at Friends of the High Line.

About the High Line

The High Line is a public park built on a 1.5-mile elevated freight rail structure. Originally constructed in the 1930s to deliver meat and agricultural goods to the industrial West Side, the High Line connects the west side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen. Section 1 of the park, running from Gansevoort Street to W. 20th Street, opened to the public in June 2009. Section 2 will extend north to W. 30th Street, and will open in spring 2011. Sections 1 and 2 are owned by the City of New York, and operated under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the non-profit Friends of the High Line. The High Line is open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM. For more information, please visit www.thehighline.org.

Third Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk

Third Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Benefiting The Fund for Public Schools

Please join us for the Third Annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk – an event highlighting the art galleries located on Madison Avenue between East 57 and East 86 Streets. Enjoy free guided gallery tours, meet exhibiting artists and learn about current collections from curators and artists. You can also view artwork from the city's talented students, take part in a scavenger hunt, and more!

The event will benefit The Fund for Public Schools, a nonprofit organization Chaired by NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Vice Chaired by Caroline Kennedy and Mortimer Zuckerman. Funds raised through this event will benefit arts education programs in New York City's public schools, a component in the curriculum that is critically important for student success. The Gallery Walk will take place during normal gallery hours (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM) on Saturday, May 15, 2009.

For more information, visit www.madisonavenuegallerywalk.com

Saturday, May 1, 2010

not to be missed

If you haven't planned to go to the promenade des artistes in Larchmont,..well..you still have time TODAY
check the website: www.promenadedesartistes.org
and open your agenda to pencil in ..AAF...
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR..... http://www.aafnyc.com/
Thanks to ARTEMISIA Gallery (booth E 204) .....I have a Pass access (admits 2)  waiting a new owner...Anyone interested?