Category Archives: Gallery Receptions

Agora Gallery’s April 7th Opening Reception

This Thursday, April 7th, Agora Gallery hosted another one of our famous opening receptions, bringing together artists, art lovers, and collectors from around the world. This reception honored 25 superbly talented artists in three exhibitions: Forms and Formalities, East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia, and In Light of Being: Nonye Ikegwuoha / a solo exhibition. With 20 of the exhibiting artists in attendance, it was quite night!

Gallery Director Angela Di Bello introducing the artists

Gallery Director Angela Di Bello introducing the artists

We caught up with a few of the artists and spoke about where they’ve been, where they are now, and where they’re going to go.

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Agora Gallery’s March 10th Opening Reception

New York was finally treated to some true Spring weather this week, just in time for our newest exhibition, From Here to There. The exhibition is¬†aptly titled, as this past Thursday, March 10th, 17 different artists came together at the opening reception to share their stories and their art, whether traveling¬†from the distant Upper West Side or the even further Belgium or¬†Colombia. But they all had one thing in common – as artist Mark Hellweg put it, they all brought their work to¬†“New York City: the middle of universe.”

Gallery Director Angela Di Bello speaking with the exhibiting artists before the reception

Gallery Director Angela Di Bello speaking with the exhibiting artists before the reception

Each work takes the viewer on a different journey, and we had the chance to speak with some of the artists about where their artwork has taken them.

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Agora Gallery’s February 18th Opening Reception

With temperatures warming up over¬†the past week, Thursday ended up being the perfect night for a little Chelsea gallery hopping. This Thursday, February 18th, Agora Gallery’s reception was in celebration of the newest exhibition, Fragmented Reality, which features the work of 20 artists who each deal with reconstructing¬†the visions of reality. With artists and guests from all over the world in attendance,¬†Agora Gallery was the place to be.

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We had the chance to speak with a few of the displaying artists about their artwork and how they’ve created a unique artistic style.

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Agora Gallery’s January 21st Opening Reception

The rest of the American Northeast is busy gathering groceries and supplies before the arrival of winter storm Jonas, but New Yorkers will always make time for a great party. This Thursday, January 21, the party was at Agora Gallery, in celebration of the opening reception for the exhibition Plurality of Expression. One of our more intimate shows, this collection features eleven artists from all around the world whose love for expression, color, and form have united in an astounding display of talent.

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In attendance were eight of the displaying artists. We asked each of them to tell us about what being an artist means to them.  Read more

Agora Gallery’s January 7th Opening Reception

There’s nothing like the thrill of anticipation before the first opening of the year, and that’s what we were all feeling in the hours leading up to the reception¬†for The Odyssey Within and Emerging Visions. Together, the two exhibitions feature over twenty talented artists from almost every corner of the globe. We were excited to welcome many of them to our exhibition this chilly (but not bitter) January night.

The artists gathered for introductions before the event opened to the public.

The artists gathered for introductions before the event opened to the public.

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Agora Gallery’s December 3rd Opening Reception

Two floors of gallery space, two stunning shows of contemporary art. This Thursday, December 3rd, Agora Gallery held our final opening reception of the year, welcoming in the exhibitions Manifestation of Milieu and Persistence of Form. It’s been an amazing year with so many unforgettable exhibitions¬†in which we’ve been introduced to some extraordinary¬†new artists, and saw the welcome return of old friends.

Artist L.A. Cline at the December 3rd reception at Agora Gallery

Artist L.A. Cline at the December 3rd reception at Agora Gallery

But, opening receptions aren’t about looking back at what has already happened, but rather about looking forward at what’s to come. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the exciting artists who will be looking forward to a provocative and engaging December exhibition!

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Fashionista Night at Agora Gallery!

Holiday season is just starting out, and we are feeling so festive! With Thanksgiving approaching and Christmas a handful of weeks away, we are getting ready to celebrate. Come join us at our upcoming reception on December 3rd, 2015, put on your best outfit, and express your inner fashionista!

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Take a cue from some of Agora Gallery’s guests and artists, who never fail to impress.
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Agora Gallery’s November 5th Opening Reception

The three exhibitions on view at Agora Gallery had only been open for two days when we celebrated their reception on Thursday, November 5th, 2015. Thirty-four artists were in attendance, and our guests were more than happy to meet and greet with them all, discussing the creative process and learning the exciting stories behind the works on display. 

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In Modalities of Expression, fifteen artists explore form, figure, and place in a range of techniques and media. The Influence of Color shows how every detail, from the shades of blues to the placement of lines, can completely transform any scene. And, in our biannual exhibition Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, digital and analog photographers present the world in candid portraits, sweeping natural scenes, and even more abstract compositions.

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Agora Gallery’s October 15th Opening Reception

October 15th was a night to remember at Agora Gallery, with our two floors filled to the brim with art lovers, artists, and collectors all here to celebrate the exhibitions Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada, Divergent Realities, and The Verve of Abstraction. There were¬†two introductory segments (one for each floor) in which artists spoke of their backgrounds, inspirations, and processes. Though their stories all ranged, it was clear to see in every artist their excitement, passion, and dedication to the arts. As always, it is fascinating to hear artists’ unique perspectives, and having 28 of them¬†present in one night provided endless fodder for¬†intriguing¬†conversation.

Agora Gallery October 15th Opening Reception Gallery II

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How To Prepare For An Agora Gallery Opening Reception

Are you coming to an Agora Gallery opening reception and have a few extra hours to fill beforehand? We have a list of places for you to stop by before the evening event to get you in the right frame of mind for a night of art and fun at Agora Gallery!

1. Start at the Flatiron Building
175 Fifth Avenue

The Flatiron Building was originally the Fuller Building, but the name never stuck with locals. Today, the Fuller Building is the name of a different office skyscraper on Madison Ave, and has been historically home to many art galleries. Standing at 22 stories, the Flatiron Building is a NYC landmark. Its unique triangular architecture is famous across the world, and has been seen in countless films and TV shows. Take a picture under the famous building for posterity.

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