This is the time of the year where New York becomes the Arts and Culture capital that is has always touted to be. The ARMORY SHOW, the pinnacle of gallery week in New York has really lifted the bar even higher this year. The lounge areas are like being in a Museum. They are wonderful. The global art world is represented here in all of it glory, wonder and awe. I was very happy to see Jonathan Boos Gallery dedicate its whole exhibit on Jacob Lawrence! Jacob Lawrence was one of artistic visionaries of our time. His art is based in Cubism and is influenced also by his living in Harlem, New York. His work jumps off the canvas! Such great colors and feeling. There are many artist of color that are being featured in the show and I am very happy about it. Its all about culture and art is a part of our culture the same as music, theater, dance and I can add food. They flow into one another. That is why the Harlem Renaissance was so powerful. It included all and more of these art forms and from there some of greatest art and artist, writers, speakers of our time were created. There are several more art things going on in the city this week including the Park Avenue Arts show, MODA has special events going and and all of the galleries in the city are having special open houses and events.
This leads me into saying, we really need to support our artists everyone. As in Egypt, Greece, Rome, China; every culture lead with its artists. Artist told the story of the time; we must not forget that. I am a collector of art myself. There are many ways you can become an art collector. You dont have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars; you can purchase prints and many other things artist create to stay afloat. They can be affordable. Art is something that increases in value with time so it is an investment; so get going!
Go to art fairs; I am not talking about flea markets!! You can find some good things there but I am talking about art fairs where artist are showing their work. This work is from their souls and it tells a story and documents a time that will be placed in the archives of time.
So please go out to the Armory show, it is going on until this Sunday. Its being held at Piers 92 and 94, that’s at 55th street in Manhattan. It includes Contemporary and Modern Art. For more info and tickets go to http://www.thearmoryshow.com This show is not to be missed. There are so many things to enjoy not only this week but throughout the year. If not in New York City, go to your places of art in your city, they are there waiting for you.
Hope to see you this weekend.
2016 has been a year of great change. We are in the midst of significant changes in business, technology, finance and life as we know it. So get ready for it. More on that at a later time. I wanted to discuss the Armory Show this year. I was very pleased that the focus was on African Art this year. Africa is re-emerging as a major force in the art world. Mother Africa is where is all began and here we are here and now right back at the beginning.
So a big shout out to the Armory organizers. I wanted to also give a shout out to the New York City Galleries. They really brought their best this year and New York has become the center of visual art among other industries.
Check out the Armory site by going to http://thearmoryshow.com
If you are into interior design, love luxury and the designs shows, you need to get to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. There will be over 400 Brands from lighting, kitchens, furniture and more!! The show is 4 days from March 17 to 20 at Pier 92 and 94 in New York. For tickets go to http://addesignshow.com
Architectural Digest Home Show!
Once a year the global arts world converge on New York City. Its called the Armory Show that will be held March 3rd through the 6th at Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan, New York. It is where over 200 of the world’s premier galleries gather to show their wares, network and sell some of the world’s most treasured art pieces.
What I love about the Armory Show is that it gives art collectors up close and personal contact with artists, galleries owners and industry professionals from all over the world. If you wanted to always go to Paris, Milan or any of the galleries in the world to purchase art you can now do it right here in Manhattan. In addition to the world presence there will be galleries from all across the USA and New York City. So there is no excuse for you not to go to this special treat to all of the art collectors and even the ones of you who just want to learn about art. The whole week will be filled with art tours, gallery showings and fun. I will be there in the midst of it all because I love art and I collect art. Make sure you follow me on Twitter @PeggyDodson to catch my Meerkat Live stream of the show or the restream of it.
For more information on The Armory Show and to get your tickets; go to http://www.thearmoryshow.com
One of the hottest events happening right now in the creative world is SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST! It’s the annual show featuring independent film, original music and emerging technologies. Its held in Austin, Texas; one of my favorite cities and one of most creative places in America. Some of my associates from the Digital Hollywood show stated they were off to South By Southwest right after the show. The show is a magnet for creativity and some of the most innovative new shows, film, music and artist have come from this very conference.
The interactive conference is March 9th to 13th, the independent film conference is March 9th to 17th and the music is from the 13th to the 18th. Please go if you can. I am so bummed out that I cannot attend this year but I am in the midst of launching my new cable channel and preparing for my big announcement! Next year I am there but you can still attend. You can go to the website and still check out the exhibitors, connect with them and still do business from a distance! For more info go to http://www.sxsw.com
For all of us here in New York City, there is a wonderful gallery and art show taking place at 12 Avenue and Pier 92 and 94. It’s called THE ARMORY SHOW. It is one of the most important annual arts show and event in New York City. The show is filled with international and national galleries, museums featuring contemporary art and some very cutting edge art also. It is well worth, lots of fun. I am a big lover of art and cannot wait to get there. Two more days still left. Today from 12 noon to 8pm and Sunday 12 noon to 7pm. For more info go to http://www.thearmoryshow.com