2014 Highlights

some sculpture, a garden and an art fair

Chakaia on Broadway

Famed sculptor Chakaia Booker graced Broadway with her first public art installation in Manhattan (and hopefully not her last!). The Sentinels, 5 gorgeous sculptures made from recycled tires were presented by the Garment District Alliance along Broadway between 36th and 39th street. The opening was a morning affair under a tent with breakfast and Mimosas. Yeah it was drizzling but how often do you get to stand on the streets of NYC sipping cocktails in the a.m. hours- on a weekday -and its legit.  It was a wonderful celebration and a remarkable display that was up for 5 months.

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Crushin’ on the High Line

On an beautiful warm September day the 3rd and final section of the High Line opened. To celebrate Friends of the High Line held a spectacular procession that ran the full length of the elevated garden built on an abandoned railroad. The incredibly talented Processional Workshop(official puppeteers of the NYC Halloween parade) oversaw the entire production. You can read up on how it all unfolded here. It was the most awe inspiring community festivity for a park opening I had the fortunate luck to experience and be involved in. At the end we gathered for a delicious communal meal and the 3rd section quietly opened to the public immediately after.

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Editions / Artists’ Books(EAB) Fair

This was the only art fair I got around to attending in 2014. Of course, having a complimentary pass for opening night helped(and my bias as a printmaker!) but regardless- completely worth it and highly recommended. The opening was packed with people who were clearly enjoying themselves engaging with the artwork, exhibitors and each other. This is an annual free on the weekend event held in NYC every November during Print Week. Check out this short fun video about the fair on the EAB website here .

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Here’s wishing you and yours 

a culturally engaged, art filled 2015!

Yours truly,