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Sky Pape's Blog – February 2009 Archive (8)

Gallery Crawl Feb 13 - Recap

Our February 13th gallery crawl began at Howard Greenberg Gallery on 57th Street, in the magnificent Fuller Building, itself a fine example of Art Deco architecture. We passed beneath the limestone frieze by sculptor… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 28, 2009 at 3:59pm — 1 Comment

Review: ADAA The Art Show at Park Ave Armory, Feb 19-23

On Thursday, I had a couple of hours to dash through The Art Show of ADAA member galleries at the Park Avenue Armory. Given the amount of work on view, you do have to keep up a fast pace to see it all in that amount of time.



The overall mood of the dealers was perceptibly and understandably somber, and the show had far less exciting work to offer than usual. Some galleries had a big sticker next to a piece stating "ADAA Dealer's Choice." At first, I didn't know what this meant, but… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 21, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ouch! It feels like I stepped on the 3rd rail

Do you use public transit to go see art or do anything in NYC? If you live here or come here often, find out how proposed service cuts and fare hikes are going to affect you and respond.

Added by Sky Pape on February 18, 2009 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Way off track!





Can you picture this? Arrested for taking photos of the NYC subway, even though it's legal. Don't these guys have anything better to do? The camera-wielding perp knew his rights and it didn't seem to matter. Still, you might want to know your rights:

“I said,…
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Added by Sky Pape on February 18, 2009 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Reminder: Gallery Crawl 2/13

February's gallery crawl is this Friday. Details posted here.

Added by Sky Pape on February 11, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

What do casinos, golf courses, and museums have in common?

Well, according to the Senate, they should all be banned from receiving any funds from the the economic recovery bill. Casino = museum? This is ridiculous.



Breaking News

Americans for the Arts reports that yesterday the U.S. Senate, during their consideration of the economic recovery bill, approved an egregious amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 7, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Alert: Please take 2 minutes to support the arts!

Americans for the Arts is calling for a coordinated public relations response to educate the public and put pressure on Congress to support the arts. Please take two minutes to send a short letter to the editor of your local media outlet. They've provided the talking… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 6, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Review: Notes from the playing field

I confess: I know less than nothing about sports. In fact, my closest connection to any football field came last Thursday at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea, where I went to see Jane Dickson's show Night Driving, an exhibition of about twenty recent oil paintings on astroturf. Yes, that's right. Astroturf. Think pointillism meets the playing field.… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 2, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

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