May at Agora Gallery
Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds.
- Le Corbusier
Spring is in the
air in the city of New York and at Agora Gallery. The streets are lined with blooming
dogwood trees, and somewhere off in the distance you can hear the ice cream truck
playing a tempting melody all too familiar… the brink of summer is close. Meanwhile,
many collectors and guests joined us on May 12th to celebrate the opening reception
of three very important and poignant exhibitions.
In our annual May exhibition,
Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand, we
were joined by our beloved Australian and New Zealand artists escaping the winter
down under for a beautiful New York spring. In her 2nd exhibition with Agora Gallery,
artist Leigh Gordon
captivated audiences with her impressionistic application and aquatic subject matter.
Gordon credits the beautiful Australian coastline for much of her creative inspiration.
Showcasing her love of all things entertainment, artist
Rania Mesiskli captured the spirit of trapeze artists and circus folk in
her larger than life paintings. Rania has been represented by Agora Gallery for
3 years and was joined by a very special guest, TV /Radio personality
Joe Franklin. Franklin is credited for having the very first television
talk show, and has a reputation for spotting talent. He has interviewed such icons
as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. Needless to say, the artwork
Collective Exhibition is not to be missed.
her debut Solo Exhibition at Agora Gallery, entitled No Boundaries, artist
Lydia van den Berg swept her audience away with her amazing ability to capture
city landscapes and everyday happenings with a touch of whimsy. For van den Berg,
“My wish is that my images can move people to search and look further than the four
lines within a square.”
View more reception photos and the reception video .
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The May 2011 Silver Issue of ARTisSpectrum
Recently released, the 25th
issue of ARTisSpectrum takes a glimpse into the lives and work of some of the world's
most dynamic established and emerging artistic talents. The cover article offers
Lynda Pogue’s insight into the synergy that makes Agora Gallery work. In other articles,
readers will learn about Social Practice art, the nature of art education, using
video to promote your art and much more. Filled with engaging editorials and inspiring
imagery, ARTisSpectrum is an absolute must-read for artists and art lovers who want
to keep their fingers on the pulse of the art scene in New York and abroad.
You can read ARTisSpectrum online here
The print version will soon be available nationwide on the shelves of Barnes & Noble
and Borders book stores. To receive a copy of the print version straight to your
door subscribe here http://www.artisspectrum.com/subscribe.html
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Kudos and Accolades
R Hill has been awarded his 2nd “Best of Show” within 6 months at the
42nd Annual Ocean Shores Juried Fine Arts Competition, April 9th, at Ocean Shores
Washington. Jurist, Arthur Egeli, gave Hill a cash award of $1000, plus a beautiful
hand-blown fluted blue glass vase (in lieu of a blue ribbon) as his prize.
“Winding Down” a plein air piece from the Skagit Valley was selected out of a field
of hundreds of entries. Egeli said “Hill’s painting is one of the most powerful
landscape paintings I have observed in many, many years” at the awards ceremony.
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Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
Mihai Bara will be presenting his richly emotive works in Agora Gallery’s
exhibition Portal to Enigma, which will run from June 4 to June 25, 2011. He is
supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. This organization exists
to build connections between American and Romanian culture, and as such, among other
activities, provides promotional and practical help to Romanian artists who are
showing their works in NYC. We are grateful for their excellent work in contributing
to the powerful and vibrant diversity that characterizes the New York arts scene.
Learn more about the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York here http://www.icrny.org/index.html
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