Archive for May, 2013

Participants at NYC 2013 Spring Show

Between May 1 and May 5th 2013, 15 leading galleries from around America and abroad premiered their work at the NYC Spring Show’s third edition.  Some of the exciting participants present were: Phoenix Ancient Art (6th century BC to 14th century AD antiquities); Alexander Gallery (US and European paintings from the 18th to 20th century as well as Asian art, works on paper and antiquities); Gemini Antiques Ltd (Folk Art and Early American toys) and Lillian Nassau (Tiffany Studios lamps and glass; US sculpture and 20th Century design).  The five day arts fair, sponsored by 1stdibts and the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center, took place at the historic Park Avenue Armory.

The show opened with a benefit preview party for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which was by invitation only.  At that show, a variety of decorative objects and works of art depicting animal-motifs were gathered by Brett Beldock.  A $25 was made to the ASPCA for any item purchased from her works.

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Village Welcomes Silk Screeners to the Neighborhood

Urban Cricket and Pamela Barsky's New Home on Essex

Urban Cricket and Pamela Barsky’s New Home on Essex

Moving into the premises at 29 Essex Street are Urban Cricket, creator of “fresh and funny” tee-shirts; and Pamela Barsky, maker of “crisp and funny” zipper bags.

The two concerns have been selling their wares at a wide collection of marketplaces, including the Hester Street Fair and at an outdoor table in Union Square, but decided it was time to settle down to a regular store.

Audrey Nasar and Gloria Erani of Urban Cricket, and Ms. Barsky had decided they did not want to be in Brooklyn and were happy to find a storefront in the Village which was not only well-located, but affordable.

There is no signage yet up on their shop, but they say they are going to use the name “29 Essex” and then “Home of Urban Cricket and Pamela Barsky. So far they are saying they are thrilled to be in a location south of Delancy.

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