Invitations to parties and galas at magnificent private homes in the Hamptons are always coveted but the hottest ducat last week was the lecture by architect, historian Gary Lawrance, co-author with Anne Surchin of Houses of the Hamptons: 1800-1930 held in one of the largest private residences ever built on the East End, Whitefield formerly known as The Orchard. Sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum, the talk quickly sold out and several hundred guests filled the baronial music room at the sprawling estate. With its soaring, carved mahogany wood walls, coffered ceilings with hand painted embellishments and a fireplace that one could stand inside, the Music Room was the ideal setting for a discussion about the Gilded Age. Scroll down for photos from the event!
Celebrate the time-honored tradition of Western craftsmanship at the 23rd Annual Trappings of the American West Exhibition & Sale, September 28-December 7 at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), 3101 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship (DCAF). Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork!
Hamptons tastemakers with a keen eye for excellent design and fine art flocked to the newly launched venture of acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Hagins and noted artist, art advisor & collector Richard Mortimer, Hagins & Mortimer Design at 9 Windmill Lane in Southampton Village. The draw was an exclusive salon style showing of the works of two well known painters - artists Christopher Milne and William Pagano. The exhibition was set in the midst of important 20th Century furniture and lighting. The show will continue through Monday, August 18. Milne's and Pagano's works can be seen Thursday through Mondayfrom 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5. BroadwayWorld has photos from the launch below!
The third edition of Art Southampton, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair for acquiring investment quality works of art opened last night with huge success, where top collectors, curators, art advisors and influencers kicked off the weekend-long event. Taking place on the 18-acre estate behind the Southampton Elks Lodge, the Platinum VIP saw over 1,500 top collectors of the East End, and throughout the elegant evening, attendance exceeded last year's VIP Preview of 4,200 guests. Scroll down for photos!
The summer group show has entered its last month, just in time for Todd Kenyon's two new paintings. Kenyon specializes in big canvases of beach and sky. The surf never looked so good as in Ocean Road Beach Bridgehampton by Kenyon.
An exhibition entitled Lotus Heaven, following her 2013 major retrospective exhibition at The Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy, of 20 paintings by Yang Yanping -- the leading woman artist of her generation and a pioneer in the field of Chinese contemporary ink painting. The exhibition's opening is set for Sunday, 2nd November 2014, 18:00 - 21:00 and runs 30th October - 8th November 2014 at 66 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NE. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork!
STILL LIFE: 1970s Photorealism will be on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art, July 19 to November 9, 2014, featuring works by Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit, Idelle Weber and more. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the exhibition!
Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park opens to the public on June 26 at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, and will be on view weekdays through August 27. Organized by Jonathan Kuhn, Parks Director of Art & Antiquities, and Jennifer Lantzas, Parks' Public Art Coordinator, the show is mounted on the occasion of the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the New York World's Fairs of 1939-40 and 1964-65. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the artwork!
Chris Armstrong's new painting, White Wash, proves that Armstrong is the master of the crashing wave. White Wash captures the wild energy of these crashing ocean waves, transmitting the felt sensation of ocean mist on the face on a bright, windy day.
On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, jewelry designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig, five time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander Holyfield, hit reality series So You Think You Can Dance creator & celebrity judge Nigel Lythgoe, FOX Business Network Anchor and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo, U.S. Representative Ed Royce, Fashion Designer Elie Tahari, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. Commander - U.S. Pacific Fleet, Secretary of State Senior Advisor and Former United States Ambassador to Italy David Thorne, National Guard Bureau Chief, General Frank J. Grass, USA, TV host and humanitarian Yue-Sai Kan, Grucci Fireworks, Felix Grucci, Tim Zagat, co-Founder, co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Zagat Survey and more than 100 other distinguished Americans gathered to receive the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. Scroll down for photos from the event!
“Color Field,” a new, permanent public art installation by artist Ivan Toth Depeña was installed May 17, 2014 at the Federal Center Station in Lakewood, Colorado, the third largest city in the Denver Metro area.
Public School/ Middle School (P.S./M.S.) 89 in the Northeast section of the Bronx will celebrate the arts in a big way during an evening of theater, music, dance and visual art on Friday June 6, 2014 at the school located at 980 Mace Avenue (between Williamsbridge Road and Colden Avenue) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The evening's program will feature a gallery presentation of students' fine art and graphic design work, performances from talented vocalists as well as dramatic presentations, including an excerpt from 'High School Musical'. Joining the school for the festivities will be New York State Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, a supporter of the arts in schools. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork!
One of the wonderful things about mounting the current Spring Group Show at Gallery Henoch is having the opportunity to showcase the breadth of new work by our talented artists. This week we're highlighting Gary Ruddell's two new paintings, First Study for Leap of Faith, and First Study for Portrait of Marriage. Ruddell's narrative-driven paintings capture scenes reminiscent of a distant memory. Pulled out of the context of time and specific location, Ruddell's subjects are explorers in a dream-like landscape on the verge of a great discovery. Discover these striking paintings for yourself when you stop by the gallery.
'Hope,' a multi-panelled artwork created by three classes of visual art students at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, was awarded a First Prize in the 2014 student art competition at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, Long Island. The work was designed and built during the summer of 2013 at the renowned summer arts day camp, which is also an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York. It was conceived as a visual metaphor for the chronology of events that precipitated the Holocaust and its aftermath. The Usdan winning prize, in the Multi-Media/Still category, was awarded at the Center on Sunday. May 18. Scroll down for photos!
Highly acclaimed actress, Linda Lavin, known widely for her hit '80s sitcom 'Alice' followed by her 'later life success' in a string of acclaimed Broadway performances, said just three weeks ago that she's determined to have her artist husband Steve Bakunas exhibit his lifelong anthology of portrait and landscape paintings, of which she's his favorite subject. Just last week, she got her wish when Bakunas hosted a private viewing of his body of work for the downtown art scene in the SoHo loft office of Nancy Trent. Scroll down for photos!
René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 24, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. A collaborative effort between three museums, the exhibition will make its final stop at the Art Institute following its premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on September 28, 2013 and its current run at the Menil Collection, Houston.
Over 350 guests flocked to Watermill for The Parrish Art Museum's annual Spring Fling community party, fundraiser and networking event this Saturday. Perhaps it's cabin fever or simply the thought that summer is a coming, the annual fete draws a crowd of local business professionals that relish the opportunity to greet old friends, share a cocktail with new ones and hit the dance floor all while knowing the importance of the event in raising funds for the Parrish Educational programs.
The worlds of art, fashion, design, theater and media came together for “Reflections: Art & Beauty” a one-night- only exhibition of significant contemporary art works to benefit Robert Wilson's internationally acclaimed arts incubator The Watermill Center. Hosted by Sherle Wagner International, the premier source, world-wide, for luxury bath hardware, and bath accessories and the recently launched Fairweather Magazine dedicated to following La Dolce Vita world-wide, the Vernissage drew over 400 guests to the gorgeous showroom. A magnificent sculpture in painted and chromed steel, “Rev. E. Piscapalian Study” by the renowned John Chamberlain towered over attendees as they arrived and were greeted by Evan Geoffroy, CEO, Sherle Wagner, Alexandra Fairweather and Eric Goodman, co-founders Fairweather Magazine and Pinki Patel of The Watermill Center.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum presents five new curated exhibitions showcasing contemporary work by emerging and internationally recognized artists.Exhibitions will be celebrated at a free reception, Friday, May 9, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the museum courtyard. The reception will feature musical entertainment by Bluesman Mike and The Blues Review Band, light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the art!
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp once again named a 'Best Camp for 2013' by TimeOutNY/Kids, will present In Focus, a month-long exhibit of student photography now through Friday, April 4th, 2014 in the lobby gallery of 430 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Scroll down to check out some photos of students with their photography!
For twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair has been the world's foremost annual show of Outsider, Self-Taught, and Folk Art. And for twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair took place in winter. In 2014, for the first time, the Fair will take place in the spring, from May 8 - 11 at Chelsea's Center 548, the former home of the Dia Art Foundation, located at 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011. These dates coincide with the New York edition of Britain's Frieze Art Fair.
The local arts community had a chance to meet, greet and enjoy the diverse, colorful and often poignant works of fellow artists at an Awards Reception for “Mercer County Artists 2014” on March 13. The exhibit is on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor, through April 3. It features 96 works by 75 artists and includes oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, as well as mixed media collages and sculptures in clay, found art, and recycled materials. Scroll down for photos!
Kicking off Asia Week 2014, the historic Bohemian National Hall (BNH) presented its first annual Asia Art Fair and opened with an elegant private reception on Friday, March 14 for VIP guests to get a first look at the exquisite offerings from 27 of the most prestigious galleries from around the world. Joseph Balaz, President of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, presented a $5000 check to the American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies at the opening night benefit of the Asia Art Fair. Scroll down for photos from the reception!
Cheyenne Randall, a Seattle-based artist, has used photoshop to re-imagine many famous people with tattoos. He features these images on his Instagram, @indiangiver, and his Tumblr page, Shopped Tattoos.
In what appears to be the first ever wedding ceremony at an art fair, the Kevin Berlin, internationally renowned painter and performance who just flew in from Italy, tied the knot with his long-time true love, Snow White. Palm Springs is one of the Nation's most popular and memorable locations for a wedding and honeymoon, the artist selected the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair as the perfect time and setting for the nuptials. Kevin Berlin, the true romantic and ideologically ingenious groom, who is friends with Santa Claus and The Easter Bunny, has courted his adoring bride-to-be for years. Indeed, he has memorialized his passion in several of his works. Check out the photos below!
The multi-talented artist - painter, sculptor, actress, television producer, screenwriter, author and playwright Tina Andrews, currently Playwright in Residence at the Southampton Cultural Center, curated a marvelous exhibition to celebrate Black History Month.
With a new installation organized for acclaimed Chelsea gallery Lyons Wier curator McNeill explores the work of eight East End (Long Island) based artists, Jack Ceglic, Tom Dash, Tapp Francke, Julia Greffenius, Nika Nesgoda, Darius Yektai, Gavin Zeigler and, of course, Jeff Muhs that share an intense investigation of personal identities. 'Seeking Engagement NSA' runs now through February 22, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the opening!
Over 400 international collectors and prominent figures in art, fashion, beauty and finance flocked to have the first look at an extraordinary survey of four decades of work by famed photographer Robert Farber on Thursday January 30. The show Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative at 3West57 Project presented by Cavalier Gallery is a fascinating overview of the vast body of work created by the iconic photographer who has influenced scores of the world's leading photographers with his painterly, impressionistic style that allows the viewer to see the subject from a different perspective by creating unique compositions . The show runs through February 26, 2014, 3West57 Project at Cavalier Gallery, 3 West 57th Street, New York (next door to Bergdorf Goodman). Scroll down for photos from the opening event!