A Swan Song to Agora’s 2015 Summer Screenings with “Bill Cunningham New York”

bill cunninghamThis Thursday’s final summer screening was a hit! Although we were sad to say goodbye to our new favorite summer night activity, we were glad that we got to go out with a bang.  For Bill Cunningham New York, we had a bit of a line prior to opening the gallery for the screening and it was nearly a full house! It was wonderful to see so many people coming out to support a local great like Mr. Cunningham.

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5 Essential Apps for NYC Art Tourists

New York, the city that never sleeps, is tourist destination #1 for art lovers around the world. This melting pot of culture and center of world trade keeps our art scene fresh and ever-evolving. With 83 museums in the five boroughs and literally hundreds of art galleries in Manhattan alone, New York City is the most exciting place to be when it comes to contemporary art.

Whether you are visiting New York City or have lived here forever, here are five of Agora Gallery’s top picks for the smart phone apps you’ll need if you want to make the most of your art experiences.

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Agora Gallery’s August 6th Opening Reception

Thursday, August 6th was a beautiful summer day in Chelsea, New York City. The heat wave of the past few weeks had finally broken, and with the slightly cooler air came an influx of guests to Agora Gallery for the opening reception of two exhibitions, Idiosyncratic Expressions and Interpretative Realms.

Agora Gallery Reception, August 7

Artwork by Melissa Arostegui

Although these artists seem to have little in common to the naked eye – being from a variety of different countries, of different ages, and working in varied styles and mediums – there was a shared feeling of pure euphoria among the entire Agora Gallery family. And “the A-team,” (or “the magical part of Agora Gallery”) as Gallery Director Angela Di Bello fondly refers to the gallery staff, could not have been prouder to stand by Angela as she spoke with the artists regarding this incredible next step in their artistic journey. Read more

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Everybody Street Screening At Agora Gallery

The screening of Everybody Street on July 2nd was a resounding success; everybody who was anybody was there! Well, maybe not entirely everybody, but every available seat in the house was filled.

Most attendees arrived early to secure their spot with a trendy Agora Gallery wristband, and a good thing they did, as we filled up quickly!

During the Everybody Street screening at Agora Gallery on July 2nd

During the Everybody Street screening at Agora Gallery on July 2nd

Everybody Street is a documentary about the lives and works of the iconic street photographers of New York and the great city that inspires them. Since it had a limited public release, free screenings like at Agora Gallery are the best place for people to see this rare film. Read more

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Agora Gallery Keeping Regular Hours This Summer

Marchu Torres - Bridge

Marchu Torres Bridge Acrylic & Ink on Canvas, 20″ x 39.5″
from Agora Gallery’s Fragmented Reality exhibition

Not all galleries in Chelsea keep regular hours during the summer, but Agora Gallery is proud to leave its doors open to art lovers all year. Feel free to stop by during our regular hours:

Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

This summer, we will be extending our evening hours to 8 PM for opening receptions on the following days:

6-8 PM Summer Opening Reception Events

July 9th: Opening reception for Rhapsody in Color and RĂ©partie in Art
August 6th: Opening reception for Idiosyncratic Expressions and Interpretive Realms
August 27th: Opening reception for Fragmented Reality, Emerging Transformation, and The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition

Summer in the City

Per Lindqvist Summer in the City Oil on Canvas
23″ x 28″

Please note the following days that Agora Gallery will be closed for holidays and installations this summer season:

Agora Gallery Summer Holidays/Closings

July 3-6 closed for Independence Day Weekend and installation
July 29-30 closed for installation
August 21-24 closed for installation

So put on some sunscreen, don your sunglasses, and stop by Agora Gallery this summer for refreshing art!

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Agora Gallery Featured in Best at Travel

We are loving this write up on Agora Gallery from Best at Travel UK!

Article about Agora Gallery on Best at Travel

 

The inside look features special interviews with Gallery Director, Angela Di Bello, as well as Jerry Anderson, Osvaldo Bacman, and Branko Miskovic: three artists who were all being shown in Agora Gallery’s June 12th exhibitions.

From its central London offices, Best at Travel arranges luxury holidays for over 60,000 customers a year to the far flung corners of the world.

Read what they’re saying about Agora Gallery →

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Catching Up With Karen Greville-Smith

Gallery Director, Angela Di Bello (left), and artist Karen Greville-Smith (right) at Agora Gallery 6/24/2015

Gallery Director, Angela Di Bello (left), and artist Karen Greville-Smith (right) at Agora Gallery 6/24/2015

Today at Agora Gallery, we were all pleasantly surprised by a visit from Karen Greville-Smith, who had exhibited with us in October 2014. Unfortunately, Karen hadn’t been able to visit the gallery during her exhibition, so this was a wonderful opportunity for us all to both meet for the first time and to catch up!

Freedom, 2014 Oil on Board

Freedom – Oil on Board 19.5″ x 18.5″ by Karen Greville-Smith
This piece and others are available for sale on Karen’s ARTmine page.

Karen was in New York City celebrating her thirtieth anniversary with her husband. In addition to a special trip to Tiffany’s, the two of them had been taking in a number of the sights when they popped into Agora Gallery, having just spent some of their afternoon on the High Line. She was on a specific mission to take in plenty of artwork to get inspiration – not only for herself, but for the children and teens she works with.

Along with her work as a talented artist, Karen Greville-Smith uses her artistic skills to give back to the community. When she arrives back home to the UK, she will be taking on her tenth year as the Artist in Residence at a mental health facility. In this role, she works closely with young people from 12-18 years of age, providing them with short workshops in which they can express themselves artistically, learn to work together, and nurture their ideas and talent.

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Agora Gallery’s June 18th Opening Reception

Agora Artists Pre-Reception Arrival Collage

In the few days leading up to the opening reception, we’ve been experiencing quite the “red carpet” style arrival of many of our artists, who all posed with their works, families, and gallery staff upon arrival.

It was a beautiful night of many familiar and new faces at Agora Gallery’s June 18th, 2015 opening reception. Heralding the shows In Reverie of Form, Spatial Articulation, and Sensorial Sensibilities, artists and guests gathered from all over the world on our two floors of gallery space.

Branko Miskovic and his sculpture "Light in my Heart"

Branko Miskovic and his sculpture “Light in my Heart”

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