Hidden Treasure

October 7, 2017

More and more I’ve noticed mural art that brings life to vacant store fronts and buildings around New York City. It adds vibrancy, entertainment and insight about what’s on the Artists’s mind

This exhibit on Frederick Douglas Boulevard near 125th street in Harlem stood out. It was a museum like curated display of multimedia art. It called out to me to stop and study and admire the shadow boxes recessed in a boarded up store front. This work was a mirrored sculpture which reflected images...

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Paws in the Pews

October 3, 2017

Once a year, animals - domestic, farm, exotic of all sizes and shapes attend church with humans to celebrate them and to receive blessings. With or without a pet, it is one of the most solo friendly Sunday morning events in New York City.

Part of the thrill is mingling before the event. People and pets arrive early to secure an aisle seat for the procession of animals which include furry friends such as a camel, a horse, a donkey, a chinchilla, an assortment featured friends and reptiles....

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Simple Moments

September 20, 2017

In the quiet of the morning I took in the monuments, the river and the interesting mix of vessels on the water. I had passed signage to this park countless times, but this was my first visit. It was unplanned, off season and there were few people on the grounds. Most were fishing on the pier.

At the end of the pier, jutting out into the river I asked two fishermen how early they began. 7AM they replied and explained, this was their second spot. They caught a few porgies. A young boy was...

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Appetizer Networking

September 9, 2017

I decided to have my dinner at the restaurant bar instead of a table. I don’t usually order an appetizer, but I heard the appetizer special was avocado salad and it intrigued me. I didn’t ask the specifics and when it was served it was a piece of art and a taste sensation . The tower of tomatoes were just picked from the owner’s garden. It was stunning and the perfect ice breaker for conversation with others seated around the bar.

We shared introductions, reasons for selecting the...

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September 3, 2017

Evidence that Bushwick, Brooklyn is a hot spot for innovative Art kept creeping on my radar. When I learned that Michael Alan opens on Saturday evenings, I was intrigued enough to arrange a visit.

His canvas on this occasion was the naked body and his approach, multimedia. 

I navigated three trains to get there and arrived in a neighborhood both foreign and eclectic. In his cozy studio Michael painted on and sculpted three subjects who playfully co-created with him. Music and props were...

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