Sunday, March 6, 2016

As soon as the Armory Show closes its door IN New York CIty,...the attention now is towards DUBAI.... Let's START

Artroom, edition II – Collective loft – March 10-31 2016

Antidote is delighted to announce the second edition of Artroom, Collective loft, Antidote’s annual rendez-vous for an alternative experience for art & design collectors during the most exciting weeks of the city’s 2016 art & cultural season.
This year, Artroom, Collective loft  will take place in the heart of Al Quoz, opposite Alserkal Avenue thanks to our partner Zumtobel lighting.
Artroom, Collective loft, is a life-size installation of the interior of a young collector’s home, mixing fine art & design objects, chosen with a special connection to the places visited around the world, creating a well-rounded international collection with special emphasis on the Middle East.
Artroom, Collective loft, features artworks and handmade design pieces by 22 artists and designers from 11 countries : Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, France, Cuba, USA and Argentina amongst others. The big focus is emerging artists from the region,  some of them showing for the first time in Dubai.
Some artists & designers will be present during Artroom – dates coming soon.Private visits for small groups can be organised, please send an email to fix a date & time :
Complete list of artists and designers participating in Artroom, Collective loft
Salar Ahmadian, Séverine Blanchet, Daniel Farioli, Cédric Galopin, Curtis Gannon, Aamir Habib, Idrees Hanif, Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux, Farah Mahbub, Sarah Mumtaz, Stéphanie Marin, André Meyerhans, Tahir Mahmood, Didier Naert, Chantal Parise, Position Collective, Jorge Luis Pouyu, Ibrahim Quraishi, Mohamed Rabie, Martin Reyna, Joëlle Verstraeten, Saira Wasim.
For more info : link to the Press Release
VIP Preview: Wednesday 9th 2016 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Zumtobel Lighting warehouse – Street 6, Al Quoz (opposite the new Alserkal extension), Dubai, UAE.
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Thursday, March 3, 2016

INFOS...Spring classes begin next week at the MAMARONECK Center for Continuing Education

Dear students and friends,

Spring classes begin next week at the Center for Continuing Education. If you or a friend haven't registered and want to join a class, go to while there is still time. Feel free to give my email to anyone who is considering a class but has questions. To accomodate as many as possible we will break for both Mamaroneck public school and French American School vacations.

America Through Literature - Tuesday mornings - This class is a mix of lectures and discussions of U.S. political, cultural and social history from the post Civil War period to the present day with the objective of gaining insight on the contemporary scene. We will read excerpts from a range of fiction and non-fiction, but also use photographs, maps, music and videos to illuminate the story.

Advanced Intermediate ESL - Wednesday mornings - In this class we engage in a variety of communicative activities to improve our listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, working on pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. We use a textbook along with short stories and other materials.

Coffee and Current Events - Friday mornings -We have a lively conversation about events in the news. I email topics and links to articles early in the week enabling the group to have a focused and in-depth discussion.

Thanks for spreading the word!

All the best,
Kate Dehais