Dumbo Arts Festival – Brooklyn, NY

Dumbo, Brooklyn http://www.dumboartsfestival.com We’ve been attending the Dumbo Arts Festival for a few years and generally enjoy a full day there.  But for the past two years we’ve noticed a steep decline in the quality of the ‘Open Studio’ art.  There are plenty of other things to check out, but isn’t the artist kind of the point of this whole thing?   Perhaps not anymore, with the rise of the corporate sponsor.  There were signs … Continue reading

Rubin Museum of Art (RMA)


The Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea is an excellent cultural excursion for a few short hours. It features Himalayan art in all forms from paintings and textiles to sculptural and religious objects. They have a variety of exhibitions at a time, generally ranging from ancient to modern. They also have films, dance and live music. There is a great cafe featuring traditional Himalayan foods. Wine and beer are served and there is a Himalayan Happy Hour on Wednesday evenings.

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Jaume Plensa’s Echo at Madison Square Park May 5 – Aug 14

Madison Square Art http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/art Madison Square Park – between Madison Ave & 23rd Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa, famous for public space works, makes his New York debut in Madison Square Park with Echo. He sculpted a 9 year old girl from his neighborhood in Barcelona.  She stands 40 ft. tall.  It is a breathtaking and serene sculpture.  If you need a break from the fast pace, go hang at Madison Sq. Park.  And if you … Continue reading

Jonathan LeVine Gallery April 16-May 14, 2011

http://www.jonathanlevinegallery.com/ 529 West 20th St., 9th floor – Chelsea Jonathan Levine is one of the top galleries in Chelsea and we frequently visit all of the galleries in 529 West 20th with this gallery as the destination.  Their April/May Show features three completely contrasting artists.  One creates sculpture from pieces of skateboard, another does watercolors with a child-like animation (as well as little miniatures made of children’s toys), and the third is explosive, real and … Continue reading

Joshua Liner Gallery April 12 – May 7, 2011

http://www.joshualinergallery.com/index.php 548 W. 28th St. – Chelsea Oliver Vernon – Sprung These pieces are all acrylic and ink on paper, canvas or wood panel. They all depict the artist’s vision of the cosmos. The elements are inspired by the Northern California landscape in various abstractions. The elements carry throughout each piece but the color scheme changes from saturated color to vegetal tones to black and white.  I have my (iPhone) photos arranged in that order … Continue reading