Agora Gallery Joins Periscope

In our never-ending quest to connect the contemporary art world with the 21st century, Agora Gallery is all about embracing the world of live updates. If you happen to be one of our many followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, you’ll be happy to note that Agora Gallery is now on the live-streaming app Periscope.

Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen. – iTunes Store Description

We joined Periscope today and posted our very first live video. Already, we’ve received over 600 likes and a great deal of positive feedback.

We wanted to share our first Periscope video with all of our followers who currently don’t have the app, so we saved it and uploaded it to our YouTube channel.  Read more

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5 Paintings Of Pets: National Pet Day

Whether as companions, models, or inspiration, animals are often a vital part of the artistic process. On this, National Pet Day, let’s honor our beloved companions and the role they play in the creation of art.

National Pet Day - Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe / Photograph by John Candelario / Courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives – from thisiscolossal.com

For many modern artists, cats have been the pet of choice. There were enough of them that editor Alison Nastasi was able to make a photobook of over 50 photographs of artists with their beloved felines. The book includes Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keefe and recently-in-the-news Jean-Michel Basquiat with their cat companions.

Many contemporary artists, however, fall all over the animal love map. With companions and models such as goldfish, lizards, and pot-bellied pigs, contemporary artists’ taste in animals is as variegated as their unique talents.

Read on for our image gallery of 5 pet paintings to celebrate National Pet Day.

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Happy Birthday, Nikki Fraser!

Happy Friday, art lovers, and a very happy birthday to Agora Gallery PR Assistant Nikki Fraser!

Nikki started working at Agora this past January, and she’s already nestled herself into the Agora family. With a great repartee with our artists and guests, Nikki has been contributing to our website, our blog, our Pinterest account, and sharing her friendly face with guests in our second floor gallery location.

Happy Birthday, Nikki Fraser!

Happy Birthday, Nikki Fraser!

Nikki Fraser graduated from NYU with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing, and she studied Italian culture and art in Florence, Italy. She’s put her various talents together to share with us two extraordinary interviews with artists.Happy Birthday Nikki Fraser!

Re-read her interview with Varda Yoran

Re-read her interview with Lucy O’Donovan 

Have you wished her a happy birthday? Pop over to her Facebook (Nikki Fraser) and give her your best wishes.

 

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Kinetic Art Comes to Agora Gallery

If you’ve been following our social media pages, you may have caught our little teaser for the new kinetic art sculptures by Walter Rossi that are now proudly displayed in our first floor window front. After only a few hours, these fun pieces have already attracted quite a crowd.

Happening now! Stay tuned for more info ;) #ArtinMotion #NYC #AgoraGallery

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Walter Rossi was born in Italy in May of 1951. When he was a child, his family moved to Rome where would eventually earn his doctorate in architecture with Bruno Zevi from Rome University.   Read more

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Agora Gallery’s April 2nd, 2015 Opening Reception

“We love to bring people together,” said Gallery Director Angela Di Bello at the opening reception at Agora Gallery on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. Many of the artists whose work is featured in the current exhibitions had gathered along with several early arrivals to the reception.

Agora Gallery Opening Reception April 2, 2015

Agameishi with guests, discussing her illustrations from The Tale of Genji.

Among the artists was Agameishi, a painter and calligraphy artist from Japan. She was decked out in a beautiful kimono to celebrate the opening of her exhibition, which included her illustrations from The Tale of Genji.

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Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Results Announced

Exciting news! It’s a beautiful day in New York City, and the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition results have just been announced! What could be better than that?

CLICK TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF RESULTS FROM THE 2015 CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION

With more than $100,000 in amazing prizes offered from a fine array of judges, it only makes sense that we had tons of groundbreaking entries this year. We received entries in all forms of artwork from artists all around the world.

Congratulations and thanks to all of the participants that took part in this year’s competition. On behalf of the Agora Gallery, we’re looking forward to seeing all of your submissions next year!

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Overcoming Injury and Embracing the Body: An Interview With Painter Lucy O’Donovan

Lucy O’Donovan’s work is known well among the Agora Gallery community, as she has been a represented artist since 2012. After suffering a fall that left her with a traumatic head injury in 2008, Lucy was forced to put her art on hold during her recovery. Still, Lucy has never given up on her lifelong passion. She has continued to take each viewer’s breath away with her thickly layered oil paintings and her attention to the details of the human body, which is supported by her training as a veterinarian and molecular biologist.

Visitor looking at Lucy O'Donovan's Paintings in her March exhibition, MĂ©lange of Milieu

Visitor looking at Lucy O’Donovan’s Paintings in her March exhibition, MĂ©lange of Milieu

 

PR Assistant Nikki Fraser had the opportunity to talk to Lucy O’Donovan about what it is like to work in both science and art, and about how her brain injury has influenced her life as an artist.


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Charity Event Recap: Children’s Charity Networking Event

Tonight, March 25th, 2015, Agora Gallery hosted the incredibly fun Young Professionals: A Joint Networking Event in order to raise money for the many humanitarian projects of World Childhood Foundation. Led by New York painter Fred Di Vito, a group of over one hundred young professionals in various fields got together to learn some color theory, paint mixing, and, ultimately, how to create their very own urban landscapes. The event perfectly combined Agora Gallery’s three most favorite things: art, New York, and charity.

We had wine, catered food, music, and great company.

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After everyone had a chance to mingle, graze, and enjoy the artwork of the Swedish artists on our first floor, one of the event organizers, Matthew Linder, introduced us to Lindsay DiMichael from Chances for Children. Chances for Children has been working with parents, infants, and toddlers in lower-income areas in order to increase the chances for these families to foster positive psychological health and successful lives.

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Putting Together The May Issue of ARTisSpectrum

We’ve got that printing deadline approaching, and it’s all go at Agora Gallery as we put together the May issue of ARTisSpectrum. We have a record-breaking number of artists profiles in this edition, and it is sure to be a comprehensive coverage of talent from across the mediums and schools of art.

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Social Media Coordinator, Chiara Mortaroli, who is the voice behind our many online accounts, with artist James LaVigne

Social Media Coordinator, Chiara Mortaroli, who is the voice behind our many online accounts, with artist James LaVigne

This issue of ARTisSpectrum will be all about media, media, media. Specifically, the role of social media for artists.

If you’ve been following our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of our six other social media accounts, you’ll probably recognize the voice of the feature article, penned by our own Social Media Coordinator, Chiara Mortaroli.

In the same issue, we’ll be taking a look at some of the less conventional media in today’s art world, with special insights into the worlds of street art, video art, and installations in New York today.

Want to subscribe to get the next issue of ARTisSpectrum delivered to your door? Sign up for a two-year subscription for only $24, or simply read the magazine from cover-to-cover online!

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