THE COLORS OF AUTUMN
"It couldn't have happened
anywhere but in little old New York.� (O. Henry).
The adventurous spirit of New York never seems more palpable than during the onset
of Autumn. Residents and tourists alike celebrate the brilliance of the colors that
develop all over the city. Vivid orange and red leaves cloak the city pavements,
and a crisp breeze makes everyone hold a little tighter to their scarf's. This vibrant
energy carried over into the evening of the reception on October 7th. Together,
we gathered for the success of three featured exhibitions at Agora Gallery- a Collective
Exhibition, Beyond Borders and Bloom: Tamar Rosen
- With the sweeping brushwork of impressionism, Tamar Rosen's love of nature is
manifest in her bountiful paintings of fish, fruit and flowers, all of which radiate
with the energy of a gifted naturalist painter. The Collective Exhibitions,
The Rhythm of Color and Degrees of Abstraction provided
a harmonious environment for artists and onlookers to connect. We welcomed our neighbors
to the north in our annual Beyond Borders Exhibition, showcasing fine art from Canada.
Amongst the visiting Canadian artists, we were joined by V�roniKAH, who celebrated
her third exhibition at Agora Gallery.
View more reception photos and the reception video
The exhibitions will be on view until October 26, 2010.
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AGORA GALLERY Hosts:
The NYPPA "Year in Pictures" Annual Exhibit
The New York Press
Photographer's Association "Year in Pictures" Annual Exhibit will showcase the winning
images from its annual contest. This year's exhibition features photographs taken
during 2009 which were selected from more than 2,000 entries by a three-member panel
John Filo: CBS Still Photographer, NY Former AP, Philadelphia Inquirer, Director
of Photography Camden Courier Post
Rusty Kennedy: Freelance Philadelphia, Former AP
Mary Calvert: Freelance Washington, Former Washington Times
The opening reception will be held October 29th (5pm-8pm) The NYPPA
Exhibit will run from October 29th through November 19th.
New York is the media capital of the world and the NYPPA is the oldest press organization
in the world, still existing to serve working photographers as a professional and
social organization. The Association members work for news organizations in the
print and electronic media based within a seventy-five mile radius of Manhattan.
For more information
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The following New York City photographs and story were shared with us by Agora Gallery
artists . They offer a unique view of popular sites seen through the eye of an artist:
NYC night life by VéroniKaH
View of the High Line by
View of Central Park by
Marcela Krause Porter
View of NYC by
Earlier in the
Tominaga, one of Agora Gallery�s talented artists, visited New
York. She shares one of her memorable experiences with us here:
"I visited a gilding studio where my friend Kanae used to work as an apprentice.
It�s located on the Upper East Side, and is called the �Sheelin Wilson Gilding Studio�.
Visiting it was quite an experience; it�s owned by Ms. Sheelin Wilson, who has been
one of the top gilders in NY for 25 years and works with museums, auction houses,
interior designers, architects and private collectors.
Gilding, which is a process by which you apply gold leaf onto a variety of surfaces,
from ceilings to furniture to paintings, is a very intricate and delicate work.
Ms. Wilson restores antiques, giving them a new fresh appearance without damaging
the original surface. She also gilds modern pieces, bringing the ancient technique
into the contemporary world.
I had myself used gold leaf in my work in the past, so it was fascinating to see
a master at work and examine the professional process. Plus, she told me that my
friend had been the best apprentice she�d ever had, so one way and another at the
end of the visit I couldn�t have been happier!". (The image shows Tomika Tominaga
and the Mirror her friend Kanae Matsuda restored)
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ARTISTS FOR HAITI
Agora Gallery artist
Patricia Brintle traveled to Haiti in the last week of August. She went
with a team to visit Les Abricots to assess personally the work to be done for the
repair of the Marie Reine Immaculee Church. The group met with an engineer-architect
who gave an estimate of the work involved to render the 100- year-old edifice safe
for the faithful to gather and worship. In January, she plans to return to Les Abricots
with a group of volunteers from New York and Philadelphia to work with local volunteers
and do the repairs. The construction materials needed for this project are costly
and a one-day fundraiser is being organized to purchase them.
Scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 6, 2010, FROM HERE TO HAITI
will feature the works of over 25 Haitian artists. Location: 1446 Utopia
Parkway, Whitestone, NY 11357. For more information: 718-746-3012 or 646-209-3891
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