The Polish Art Center was originally founded in 1958, by Polish immigrant Joseph Kalenkiewicz. Located in downtown Hamtramck, the small Polish import shop was later sold in 1973 to Raymond and Joan Bittner, who had long since dreamed of running a family-owned and operated business celebrating Poland and all her rich cultural traditions. That dream actually began in 1967, when Raymond first fell in love with Poland during an educational pilgrimage. Later, he met Joan, a Canadian of Scottish descent, who immediately became enamored with Raymond's Polish heritage. The two residents of Farmington Hills, married, moved to Hamtramck and eventually welcomed three children who would go on to help support the family business.
Since then, the Bittners have developed The Polish Art Center into one of the country's premier emporiums of Polish cultural and traditional goods. The Center is also an important member of the Hamtramck Polish community. Aside from preserving Polish heritage through The Center's wide assortment of items, Raymond and Joan remain active in their civic duties, regularly displaying their Polish cultural artifacts at festivals, schools and libraries. In 2004, the couple expanded their operation into an adjacent building and converted it into an educational center featuring lectures, book signings, folk-art demonstrations, and pisanki-making classes.
Visit the Website: www.polartcenter.com
PEWABIC IS MANY THINGS. TO MANY PEOPLE.
Pewabic is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enriching the human spirit through clay.
Our founder, Mary Chase Perry Stratton, was an innovator. In the early twentieth century, her experiments with glazes changed the face of contemporary ceramics. That spirit – her living legacy – is what drives Pewabic today.
Pewabic was founded in 1903 – and while many things have changed, our culture remains the same. We foster a progressive environment by celebrating new artists, exhibiting innovative work and offering opportunities to explore, experiment and invent.
We continue to redefine our role in the community through outreach and education, looking for new ways to make ceramics relevant and accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. We believe that everyone has creativity waiting to come out.
Like our founder, we are creating our next makers, artists and appreciators. And like our founder, we are supporting and recognizing the contributions of everyone who takes part.
Visit the Website: www.pewabic.org
The Arab American National Museum in Detroit - DISPELLING misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.
The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, we continue our commitment to dispel misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. Since opening in 2005, the Museum has shed light on the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.
The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans.
Visit the Website: www.arabamericanmuseum.org
Torel Avantgarde is a brand-new, five-star boutique hotel in Porto - we just opened in early September 2017. The concept of Avantgarde for our hotel is based on the building, which originates from the Estado-Novo period, i.e. the 1940s. Like avant-garde artists, we wanted to create something completely new. Our vision was to establish a place where art is not only an add-on, but takes centre stage in every way.
The result is Torel Avantgarde, where you can fully immerse yourself into art, absorbing it in all its expressions. It is a space to live art, to touch art, and to feel the heart and passion of the artist.
Torel Avantgarde is located in the heart of Porto, in the area of Restauraçao – just beside the Instituto de Vinho Verde and close to important parts of the city: 200m from the Palacio de Cristal, 500m from the Clerigos Tower, 750m to the Rua das Flores, 800m to the Avenida Aliados.
Visit the Website: www.torelavantgarde.com
Modern Eden is located in San Francisco's historic North Beach neighborhood. Opened in June 2010, the gallery features monthly exhibitions of established and emerging artists. The gallery's contemporary aesthetic ranges from realism to surrealism with a strong focus on illustrative painting and representational sculpture.
Visit the Website: https://www.moderneden.com
This exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. It presents a selection of works by Contemporary Cuban artists donated to the museum by Jorge M. Pérez, the majority from a recent gift of over 170 pieces, as well as works previously gifted to PAMM in 2012, and several recent acquisitions. The selection includes multiple images of the horizon, and these works serve to structure the conceptual framework of the exhibition. The diverse meanings placed on the horizon—which include it as a symbol of longing, containment or desire—radiate across the additional works on view. Produced in various media, such as, painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation, these contemplative artworks help generate a discussion regarding the specificities of Cuba’s current physical, social, and political environment, as revealed through each artist’s personal experience and unique aesthetics. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Jorge M. Pérez.
On the Horizon is presented in three distinct, yet interconnected “chapters,” with a new chapter opening every three months. The exhibition is organized around the metaphor of the horizon line—a motif that appears in many of the works on view—and brings together a strong view of artistic practices in Cuba from the last three decades as well as work by young, lesser-known artists working on the island and across the globe. The individual chapters each explore various meanings of the horizon, which include the vista as a symbol of desire, longing or containment. This symbolic framework helps generate a larger dialogue between the works on view and the specificities of Cuba’s current physical, social and political landscape, as revealed through each artist’s personal experience and unique aesthetics.
Visit the Website: http://pamm.org/horizon
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events, and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature, and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South.
Established in 1999, and in Stephen Goldring Hall at 925 Camp Street since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 80,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.
Visit the Website: http://ogdenmuseum.org
Claire Elizabeth Gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists providing a variety of original works of contemporary art to enhance private and public collections.
CLAIRE ELIZABETH THRIFFILEY, DIRECTOR
Claire Thriffiley showed an interest in fine art from a young age. Under the tutelage of her cousin, Amy Palmer, a gifted visual artist and art teacher, Thriffiley began exploring the canon of art history beginning with the historical and transitioning into contemporary. She developed a fascination with artists, the creative process and visual manifestations of society and culture.
Prior to establishing the Claire Elizabeth Gallery, Thriffiley worked in the Consignments Department of Neal Auction Company. Previously, Thriffiley had worked as an insurance broker specializing in fine art insurance for private collections, galleries and museums at DeWitt Stern Group and Marsh & McLennan Companies in New York. Thriffiley also served as the graduate intern for the Worldwide Fine Art Director of Chubb Insurance, New York, as an auction preview and exhibition staff member at Bonhams, New York, and as the graduate intern in the Marketing and Communications Department at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Thriffiley attended The American Business School in Paris and the College of Charleston, where she graduated with a degree in International Business and double minors in Art History and French. In 2010, Thriffiley graduated with academic distinction from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York and received a M.A. in Arts Business. Her master’s thesis, which was titled “The Value of Arts in Local Communities: A Case Study of New Orleans, LA,” focused on the emerging art scene and influence of the creative sector on the social and economic development of the city post-Hurricane Katrina.
Locally, Thriffiley spends her free time volunteering with the art program at Children’s Hospital. She is the founder of “Amy’s Art Cart”, a fundraiser for the specialized mobile unit fitted with art supplies, crafts and activities for patients and their families to enjoy while undergoing treatments at Children's Hospital. Since 2014, "Amy's Art Cart" has raised over $22,000 for Children's Hospital and provided countless art supplies and creative activities for patients.
In addition to her work with Children's Hospital, Thriffiley also assists with event planning and charity auctions for non-profits throughout the city and has volunteered with Hogs for the Cause, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the George Rodrigue Foundation for the Arts and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Visit the Website: http://www.claireelizabethgallery.com
NEW ORLEANS WEEK<> Brand Art Gallery - dedicated to representing emerging and established Southern artists.
MISSION STATEMENT: Brand New Orleans Art Gallery is dedicated to representing emerging and established Southern artists with a particular focus on artists from Louisiana. We aspire to create an environment that encourages people from all walks of life to visit the gallery and meet our artists. When you enter the gallery our hope is that you are immersed in the featured artists world.
The gallery was established in August 2015 with its very first opening on White Linen Night, the Arts District of New Orleans’ gallery art walk tradition. After only a year of being open, the gallery has already exhibited over ten different local New Orleans artists, and currently represents six different artists, four of which have lived in Louisiana for over two decades, and two of which are native to the city.
Visit the Website: http://brandneworleansartgallery.com
The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of almost 40,000 art objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to grow. The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.
While browsing NOMA’s collection online, you can save works of art and create your own collection! You can print your collection and use it for your own tour the next time you visit the Museum.
NOMA continues to exhibit, interpret and preserve works of art from ancient to modern times. Paintings, drawings and prints, and decorative arts survey the development of Western Civilization from the pre-Christian era to the present. Reflecting its rich historic and cultural heritage in New Orleans, NOMA has formed a comprehensive survey of African and French art. Among its French treasures is a group of works by the French Impressionist Edgar Degas who visited maternal relatives in New Orleans in the early 1870s and painted just 20 blocks from the Museum. NOMA’s collection of works by masters of the School of Paris includes paintings and sculptures by Picasso, Braque, Dufy and Miro, among others.
NOMA is in the process of adding over 10,000 pieces from the collection to this web site. The work currently on the site is a sample of what is to come. In the meantime, if visitors are interested in researching over 20,000 collection images in the NOMA library, please contact librarian Sheila Cork to make an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org/504-658-4117. Thank you for your patience!
NOMA has developed a unique Arts of the Americas collection, surveying the cultural heritage of North, Central and South America from the pre-Columbian period through the Spanish Colonial era. This collection is especially rich in objects from the great Mayan culture of Mexico and Central America, and in painting and sculpture from Cuzco, the fabulous Spanish capital of Peru. An important part of the Museum’s display of American art is a suite of period rooms featuring 18th and 19th century furniture and decorative arts.
As it has for a century, the New Orleans Museum of Art continues to be a gathering place for all those seeking to share the beauty of this extraordinary collection or world art and learn from it. NOMA engages, educates and enriches the diverse populations within, and drawn to, the New Orleans area.
Visit the Website: https://noma.org/collection
<>GERMANY WEEK<> ARNDT - a pioneering connoisseur of the Berlin art scene and an expert in international contemporary art.
Established in 1994 as one the first contemporary art galleries with an international profile in former East-Berlin, in recent years ARNDT expanded its operations to the vibrant art landscapes of Asia - particularly Southeast-Asia and the Pacific region.
From 2013-2017 ARNDT had its premises in Asia’s new art hub "Gillman Barracks" in Singapore, presenting solo exhibitions and curated shows by established and emerging artists. Arndt continues to produce a range of projects and pop-up exhibitions throughout South East Asia/Manila/Yogyakarta/Jakarta and Singapore.
Please find all future exhibition schedules, addresses, timing and opening hours of upcoming exhibitions and events on our website under "Exhibitons Upcoming" and Facebook page. Over the past 28 years in the Art Business, the founder Matthias Arndt has established himself as a pioneering connoisseur of the Berlin art scene and an expert authority in the field of international contemporary art. Arndt was named a „Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” and thus inducted as a member of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Matthias Arndt is a member of the Tate Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee.
Visit the Website: http://www.arndtfineart.com
The beauty of the natural world lies in the details
When Canyon Road emerged as Santa Fe’s gallery district in the 1960s and 1970s, many of galleries promoted the innovative work of a new generation of artists who saw their surroundings in fresh, new ways and expressed their vision with new aesthetic ideas and techniques. Today, Canyon Road galleries represent nearly every facet of the art scene in America, and Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art exhibits eclectic, warm, fresh artists, often with a folky sensibility, particularly embracing color and texture. They delight in portraying the world we share.
This late-1890s adobe building houses a truly diverse collection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture, much of it with a regional and traditional approach, including impressionist New Mexico landscapes, a variety of paintings, sculpture and graphics, and whimsical bronze sculptures of burros, bats, and other animals by outstanding emerging and established artists.
Art star Nocoma Burgess is here, obviously loving colorful contrast and historical imagery. His statement is bold, proud, and direct. Craig Blietz’ representational reflections of his rural environment and all the things within this that intrigue him are here a Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art. His portraits of cattle are classically obvious and beyond beautiful – indeed, they are soulful. You will never look at them the same way. Copper Tritscheller is focused on the “misunderstood animal,” (rats! bats!) and her bronze sculptures open windows in the mind and calm neurosis.
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art is classical by nature, but edgy by design. What results is a paradoxical reverence for art with playful earthiness, and sometimes acidic commentary. No stranger to the art life, owner/director Deborah Fritz also boasts GF Contemporary across the street, where she focuses more on modern and abstract works.
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon Rd., 505.986.1156
Visit the Website: Giacobbefritz.com
No, not that kind of “fetish.” In the Zuni Native American culture, this means a found rock or pebble that resembles an animal, carved to enhance the image and imbued with a spiritual power or “medicine.” These talismans have been a part of Pueblo culture for more than a thousand years and serve as empowering reminders of the human connection to nature and to the qualities the animal reflects, such as agility, perseverance, independence and survival. For instance, mountain lion medicine reminds us to establish healthy boundaries and to be a good example to others. A bear – a sacred fetish for the Zuni tribe – represents healing, protection, strength and mothering.
Keshi (pronounced kay-SHE) is the traditional greeting of the Zuni. Keshi, The Zuni Connection hosts the largest selection of authentic Zuni fetishes in the world, as well as a stunning inventory of a variety of art, pottery and jewelry. This fair trade outlet, originally established as a co-op in 1981, proudly represents the work of more than 1000 Native American artists, 95 percent of whom are Zuni.
The Zuni Tribe is distinct in many ways. The Zuni Pueblo is the largest in New Mexico, yet its people’s native tongue is unique among the languages of the world. Despite the challenges of wars, invasions and outside religious influences, the Zuni have remained undaunted in their devotion to their cultural and religious traditions. Of all the Native American tribes, the Zuni are the most widely known for their outstanding quality and craftsmanship of fetish art. Though some fetishes may be as small as a dime, they are beautifully crafted from rocks and gems, many intricately inlaid with delicate designs. Whether large or small, each carries with it a special meaning, which makes them a genuine artifact of your New Mexico journey and an ideal gift. “Petit point” jewelry is another renowned Zuni art and Keshi offers an exquisite assortment for collectors.
For fans of famed comedian and comic strip artist Ricardo Lee Cate of the Kewa tribe who is well known for his cartoon comic strip in the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Without Reservations,” Keshi showcases an assortment of original paintings. Cate’s humor is slightly twisted yet thought-provoking, always g-rated and always makes you laugh out loud with his reflections of Indian life in the modern world.
Keshi originated in 1981 with the collaboration of Robin Dunlap, then a school teacher on the Zuni Pueblo, and a small group of Zuni artists and other teachers to showcase outside the reservation the esteemed work of Zuni artists. Robin’s daughter, Bronwyn Fox-Bern, maintaining the bridge between the Zuni Tribe and the rest of the world. She attended the Zuni school where her mother taught, later completed her degree in American Cultural Studies and is now managing director at Keshi. The 800-square-foot store stands on Don Gaspar Street, in the heart of historic Santa Fe, just two blocks from the plaza. The extensive displays, coupled with the knowledgeable, friendly staff, make Keshi a place that offers you a sense of authentic connection and closeness to a deeply rooted spiritual culture and artistic heritage. Keshi, the Zuni Connection, is a must for those hoping to take home a piece of the true soul of the Southwest.
Keshi, The Zuni Connection, is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11a.m. – 5p.m. at 227 Don Gaspar. For more information and on-line shopping, visit their website. Call Keshi at (505) 989 8728. Elah-kwa (thank you).
As uplifting for the soul as it is relaxing for the body, the Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel in Zichron Ya’akov was built on the belief that when you stay with art, the art stays with you long after you leave. Designed by award-winning architect Yaakov Rechter and the vision of arts patron Lily Elstein, it is unique in Israel: a complex entirely dedicated to the arts.
Whether you immerse yourself in all the complex has to offer or venture out to discover the many attractions in our vicinity, the Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel is the perfect getaway – a place where you can experience, for a time, life as it was meant to be. We invite you to experience it for yourself.
Visit the Website: https://www.elma-hotel.com
Building upon a strong foundation and a rich industrial heritage, 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City is a contemporary art museum, a 135-room boutique hotel with spacious guest rooms reminiscent of a loft apartment in New York’s Soho neighborhood, a cultural civic center and the home of Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge, led by executive chef Jason Campbell. Stay with us and the iconic Purple Penguin.
Contemporary art is the heart of the 21c experience. Look for the sixteen-foot-high perforated steel tree, Woozy Blossom, which produces a continuous fog along Main Street; then explore the current exhibition; dine in a sculpturally expressive space at Mary Eddy’s; or discover the art of time with the site-specific installation River of Time.
Much more than just a place to spend the night, 21c is an inventive union of genuine hospitality, thoughtful design and culinary creativity – all anchored by a multi-venue contemporary art museum with thought-provoking exhibitions, interactive site-specific art installations and a full roster of cultural programming. 21c Oklahoma City boasts more than 14,000 square feet of exhibition space. Galleries are open every day and exhibitions rotate, so make plans to visit often.
Visit the Website: https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/oklahomacity
H12 is a global collection of art and lifestyle hotels, that was created with the idea of putting “a bed into an art gallery”. H12 works with a concept story of 12 local and international artists for each of its iconic properties to create a “Glocal” atmosphere and a stimulating experience. The number 12 also represents the hours of the day and night, months in the year and the eastern and western zodiac signs. The “H” in H12 stands for the passionate heart of the hosts who make friends out of guests. We create happy, humble, hugging, healthy, humorous, homemade and hip experiences.
Walter Junger is the creator and CEO of this global Austrian hotel brand, and started the company in 2012 with the H12original on top of the Alps in the southern Austrian Province of Carinthia.
In 2014, the Chinese hotel group, Plateno Group, was looking to gain a foothold in the international arena. Alex Zheng, the co-chairman and founder of 7 Days Inn and Plateno was looking for visionary hotel projects. He came across the art and lifestyle hotel concept by Walter Junger and felt an instant affinity, following a joint venture between Walter Junger, Alex Zheng and Plateno Group was formed on 12.12.2014.
The joint venture company, H12 (HK) Ltd. was established, and its headquarter was set-up in Hong Kong. At the same time, regional offices were opened in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Berlin, Salzburg and Nairobi. Since then, nine management contracts and investment partnerships have been signed across four continents.
H12 stands for new luxury. No pompous marble lobbies and no crystal chandeliers unless hanging from a tree for a romantic dinner for two. The locations are remote and spectacular or urban and iconic. Walter’s motto says it all: “Put service first and success will follow”. The naked truth or more commonly known the company vision is for H12 to grow its portfolio to 30 unique art and lifestyle hotels. Iconic places, stimulating art and warm, relaxed yet efficient service making friends out of H12 guests. Offering locally grown tasty food, the brand’s own wines and cool music, creates a synergic mix of East and West.
H12 – Sleeping in an art gallery:
Picasso says: “There is the artist that makes a yellow spot out of the sun, but there is also the artist that creates the sun out of a yellow spot”.
H12 is an artistic hub that always features 12 main artists. Every hotel doubles as an art gallery, featuring various global and local artists. H12 also runs an “Artist in Residence” program. The guests have the opportunity to directly watch, communicate, and sometimes participate in the creative process. Discovering H12 leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.
Opened in 2012, H12original is located in Carinthia, Austria at 1750 meters above sea level, directly next to 63 kilometers of powdery ski slopes. From a Mountain Inn to a modern Work of Art:
... at the 12th road turning
... with 12 rooms and suites
... curated by 12 international artists
... a 12-meter long art installation of 12 naked world and olympic ski champions
... named after 12 Chinese zodiac signs
... representing 12 unique spaces
... with 12 times the charm
Visit the Website: www.h12artoflife.com
CAPTURE THE MOMENT AS WELL AS THE IMAGINATION AT ARIZONA’S PREMIER LUXURY RESORT DESTINATION.
Tour the 11 sculptures in our collection by renowned artist, Allan Houser (Haozous). Born in Apache, Oklahoma (1914-1994) of Chiricahua Apache and English descent and raised on a family ranch where he learned of his culture through his father’s stories. He originally gained recognition for his paintings depicting traditional, Native American life and ideals. In 1992 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George H.W. Bush.
The Phoenician’s Collection includes:
SCOTTSDALE… CITY OF ART
If you venture beyond The Phoenician in pursuit of art, Scottsdale is a cultural mecca with beautiful museums, art galleries, art events and festivals. Explore downtown Scottsdale, and discover cutting-edge modern art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and exciting concerts at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Scottsdale Arts District offers outstanding galleries with colorful blown-glass, Native American pottery and dramatic paintings that capture the spirit of the Southwest.
Visit the Website: www.thephoenician.com
THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL - the biggest names in comic art gather in Britain's Lake district.
The weekend festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District.
FROM 13 – 15 OCTOBER 2017 THE LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL WILL BE CELEBRATING THE AMAZING WORLD OF COMIC ARTISTS, CREATORS AND WRITERS.
Featuring live comic drawing, films, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance, masterclasses, a free family zone and independent publishers – the events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world.
We bring the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work.
Visit the Website: www.comicartfestival.com
Fernando Mesta founded House of Gaga in 2008 with José Rojas. Since then, the gallery has been building a valuable outlet for a community of artists who emerged in the 2000s.
With an eclectic mix of international contemporary artists exhibiting year round and locations in Mexico City and Los Angeles, House of Gaga is a must visit when you are in either of those cities.
Visit the Website: www.houseofgaga.com
The Hotel Turk Art Hotel is located in Eminönü peninsula which called Old City that was the capital city for hundreds of years.
You will enjoy the mystic moments in this historical place where Otoman and Byzantian Empires carried on their lives alongside Oriental and Occidental cultures.
Visit the Website: www.turkarthotel.com
Castlefield Gallery - Northern England’s most successful developer of emerging contemporary artists.
Since its founding in 1984, Castlefield Gallery (CG) has been one of Northern England’s most active and successful organisations/agencies for developing emerging contemporary artists and practice. Its ambitious curated exhibitions programme responds to national and international trends, promoting artists at key stages of their careers, including subsequent Turner Prize nominees/winners and exhibitors at international festivals. Central to CG’s activities is an artist development programme that has launched major commission-winning artists.
Castlefield Gallery’s vision is for the North to be a place where artists can live and produce work, while presenting their work in national and international contexts. Its mission is to nurture talent, explore cultural trends and deepen the audience’s relationship to contemporary art.
CG runs its curated programme of exhibitions from its city centre public gallery space, as well as hosting regular artist talks, events, and exhibition previews. CG’s curated projects present new art by emerging and established artists, often working with external or independent curators and partners. CG is free to attend and open to all.
Visit the Website: www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Art Hotel Atelier sul Mare is a hotel-museum of contemporary art unique in the world, just few meters from a wonderful sea, in Castel di Tusa (ME), nearby Cefalù.
The hotel is situated in a territory full of culture and popular traditions. Inserted in a rare beauty sight, in a wonderful frame of an integral and magnetic nature, between a crystalline sea and the Nebrodi mounts, Atelier sul Mare is an ideal hotel for who wants to spend unforgettable vacations. A place of art, romantic and relaxant, for who wishes to regenerate spirituality in a magical and exclusive atmosphere.
Here the utopia lodges the dream of art.
The realization of 20 of the total 40 rooms of Atelier sul Mare has been given to international artists, with the result of unique art works. To enter and stay in these emotional spaces, mean living a new spiritual dimension, enjoying that happiness of existing that only the creativity of the art can donate. Antonio Presti, already creator of Fiumara d' Arte (the biggest open air park of sculptures in Europe), is the author of this unique reality where landscape, culture and art are merged in order to show and let living to the visitors of this beautiful land an unforgettable emotion: the art must be lived like a dream.
The dream of many people: to spend a night inside a museum to fall asleep within an art work. Antonio Presti, with his noble and further vision, has changed radically the idea of hotel room in order to deliver it to his utopia: "It’s only entering and living the room that the art work will be totally realized; the presence, the use of the room, will be integrating and fundamental part of it ".
Art Hotel Atelier sul mare is reported like an exclusive international center, a great container of contemporary art, an alive museum, where the guest-visitor doesn’t have a relationship with the contemplative art or distant anymore, but can live the art work in a pure emotional condition. A unique occasion in the world, that offers to the guests the possibility of a vacation in a hotel supplied of the most comfort, with the attendance of a specialized staff, in a familiar and comfortable climate. The originality and its creativity, offer the Art Hotel Atelier sul Mare like a place full of unrepeatable atmosphere, to be present in the most important international tourist guides such as the prestigious HIP Hotel.
Visit the Website: www.ateliersulmare.com
The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. Tours of the site are available in May through November and advance reservations are recommended.
THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places.
This project is supported by the Interpretation and Education Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an endowed fund made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Glass House site can be experienced virtually via Google Street View. This project was supported with funds from the Marder Grant for Innovation.
Visit the Website: www.theglasshouse.org
Located between the iconic Astrup Fearnley Museum, the canals on Tjuvholmen and the Oslofjord, most of our 118 rooms have brilliant views.
Timeless elegance with clear references to contemporary art and design is the common denominator for THIEF FURNISHING. International and Norwegian designers such as Antonio Citterio, Bruno Rainaldi, Tom Dixon, Anne Haavind and StokkeAustad are behind the furniture and decor. The hotel’s own art curator has hand-picked art for every single room and suite from the THIEF ART collection.
We have five room categories at THE THIEF. Whether you choose THE OSLO SUITE – the top suite with a fantastic view from a private terrace – or one of Oslo´s most spacious standard rooms, comfort takes pride of place. All rooms have tailored solutions and original details, which create an intimate and personal atmosphere.
Visit the Website: www.thethief.com
The gallery, located in Puerta de Tierra in the Old San Juan Historic District, was designed by the architect Luis Gutiérrez and the engineer Pedro Muñoz Marín. Five thousand square feet (5,000) dedicated to contemporary art will be divided into three floors. The main floor will show the main exhibits, and the ground floor will become the presentation and storage area. The third floor, a magnificent roof top garden overlooking the San Juan Bay area will host gatherings and outdoor exhibits. In addition to an inventory of the works of the artists represented, a limited selection of prints will be available for acquisition.
The concept of WOCA is to create a space that goes beyond the commercial aspect of a traditional gallery. “My goal is to break with the traditional gallery model, by integrating institutional and educational components, as well as the publishing and archiving of items within the gallery. As part of its educational agenda, the gallery will host art lectures by specialists in painting, photography and conceptual art; in addition to producing catalogues written by renowned local and international critics. “Furthermore, we want to develop alliances and partnerships with schools and art institutions, encouraging and motivating the next generation of local artists. My goal is that the gallery will become a facilitator for young artists into the international market, as well as to keep developing my roster of established ones.” said Walter Otero. WOCA will continue positioning its artists in the international market by participating in art fairs and special projects.
Walter Otero, has been working in the art world for approximately 15 years. He has extensive experience representing and managing many artists, helping them directly and indirectly, to find new opportunities to boost their careers.
In the course of his career, he has established continuous collaborations and partnerships with many renowned galleries including Lehmann Maupin, James Cohan, Yvon Lambert, Paula Cooper, and Robert Miller among others. As well as many alliances and projects including Arte Americas, Miami, 2005; Leipzig International Art Walk, Germany, 2008; Pinta Art Fair, London, 2010; All five editions of Circa Art Fair, 2006-2010, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Among the institutions which whom Otero has worked with include: The Puerto Rico Art Museum, The Puerto Rico Contemporary Art Museum, Ponce Art Museum, Puerto Rico, Museo Del Barrio, New York, Chicago Cultural Center, MCA, Panama Contemporary Art museum, Bass Museum, Miami, MOCAA LA, MOLAA, Hirshhorn Museum, Bronx Museum, Dommus Atrium, Spain and The New Museum, New York. Otero also assisted in the presentations in Puerto Rico of exhibitions featuring LaChappelle, Matthias Weischer, David Schnell, The Rubells Family Collection and the upcoming Bill Viola show (2013).
Over the last decade, Walter Otero has been a key figure on international collectionism in Puerto Rico by intelligently assessing those who want to create or complete a collection. He has managed to make Puerto Rico the new home of many important collections from celebrated artists including Anselm Kiefer, Nan Golding, Ana Mendieta, Doo Goo Sue, The Chapman Brothers, Bill Viola, Matthew Barney, Immendorf, Kara Walker, Julian Schnabel, Alex Katz, among many others.
With the opening of Walter Otero Contemporary Art, a domino effect is anticipated to happen in the art scene in Puerto Rico, by establishing the island as one of artistic development and influence in the market.
WOCA, has a solid group of international renowned artists which include: Allora y Calzadilla, Ángel Otero, Andrés Serrano, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Axel Ruiz, Carlos Betancourt, Fabián Marcaccio, Gamaliel Rodríguez, Héctor Arce Espasas, Ignacio Lang, Luis Vidal, Michael Linares, Mónica Rodríguez, Osvaldo Budet, Rafael Vega, Ramón Miranda Beltrán, Shonah Trescott and Víctor Vázquez.
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