New York’s art scene

I’m playing catch up as I just returned from Barcelona.  I might be a tad Gaudi’d out but must admit that his work, which was never an architectual style I would want to live in, was very impressive.  I always appreciated his work – certainly created out of the box and it’s a wonder what a few pieces of broken tile (trencadis), twisted metal can become in the hands of a visionary.  Truly someone who believed in himself and found enough supporters of catalan modernista movement to make him famous in his lifetime.  I took a side trip to Montserrat, a place Gaudi visited often and I can see where he got some of his inspiration for nature and an organic flow in design.  Of course a trip to Barcelona would not have been complete without wondering for hours at his Sagrada Familia or Guell Parc.  The view from the terrace with its winding benches gave small clusters of people a feeling of intimacy while amongst the throngs of people.  Of course the parc was originally designed for the aristocracy of Barcelona to enjoy and for tourist.    My friend Pat and I spent Friday evening at the majic fountain, an audio and visual experience that shouldn’t be missed.  (much like our 4th of July fireworks display).


Anyway… another month is flying off the calendar

Arts & Antiques Dealers League of American Spring Show at the

Park Avenue Armory   (650 Park Ave (67th , NYC)  $20

Wednesday:  April 27 – Benefit Opening for the ASPCA

Thursday April 28 – Monday May 2nd   11am – 7:30pm

Thursday: April 28   Biscuits and Bubbles reception 5:30 -8:30 pm at

La Boite Biscuits & Spices  (724 11th Ave ( crn 51st  St)

This is a unique alternative space – featuring the artwork of Matthew Gregory Jensen  as well as the spring/summer collection of La Boite a Biscuits.  Jene and I met Lior Lev Sercarz, the entrepreneur @ 2 months ago when he saw us peering into the window and welcomed us into his closed shop.  Not knowing whether it was a gallery or a kitchen, he told us both.  He blends spices in unique ways in his seasonal cookie recipes.  One selected work of the artists is replicated in metal to be fashioned for the gift box of delights.  I have been looking forward to his next opening for awhile.  A deliciously unique Mother’s Day Gift  And if dietary limitations are of a concern, the jars of fragrant spices would be a nice treat.   (images are the property of La Boite)



Friday April 29th  5 – 9pm  MFA Open Studio  NY Academy of Art at

Wilkinson Gallery (NYAA)  111 Franklin Street, NYC


” Casual curses are the most effective” Marc Breslin exhibit artist reception at

Saramouche Gallery  52 Orchard St, NYC

Saturday, April 30th 6-8pm


and the merry, merry month of May will be here.  Talk about springing into the the arts…

Sunday May 1st a workshop “Boring Stories” – handmade books workshop 5 – 8pm  $10 suggested donation

A.I.R. Gallery  –   111 Front St #228.  DUMBO Brooklyn



Thursday May 5 – 8  Affordable Art Fair

7 West 34th St


Wednesday May 4   6PM – 9PM PRIVATE PREVIEW
Thursday May 5 11AM – 8PM
Friday May 6 11AM – 8PM
Saturday May 7 11AM – 8PM
Sunday May 8 11AM – 5PM

General Admission $20/day
Student / Senior with valid ID only $15/day
Group $10 (min of 10 people together at the entrance or advanced sales)
Children 12 and under with an adult FREE during Public Fair Hours

Private Preview

Advanced Tickets $45 per person or $80 for two
At the Door $50 per person
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
Mothers with accompanying child receive free admission

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