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Wellness Event in Brooklyn – June 14th…

10 Jun

Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post) 

From our friends at Shen-Beauty.com in Brooklyn…by Jules StringerWellness Event

FTC GUIDELINES BLURB 2013

Nobody Puts JoAnn in the Corner – Watch her Bachata for Charity!

8 May

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post) 

By now you all know my love of the theater and arts, so when I heard that a dear friend of the family had committed herself to raising money for Stamford, CT’s NFP Curtain Call, by Bachata-ing her way to the winning spot with Lou Lopez – I knew it was up to me to help her WIN WIN WIN!

Nobody puts JoAnn in the corner…

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Curtain Call is Stamford’s longest-running, and only nonprofit producing theatre company. With year-round performances in The Kweskin Theatre and The Dressing Room Theatre – conveniently located at Sterling Farms in the heart of Stamford, CT – they also produce an annual free outdoor Shakespeare production. With at least 12 full-scale productions each year, plus many other special events (Interactive Murder Mysteries, Comedy Nights, Concerts, etc.) they beautifully entertain more than 25k patrons per year. Additionally, they offer a full curriculum of performing arts programming for ages five through adult (which I intend on taking this summer – join me for a dinner apres class at Giovanni’s The Water’s Edge with JoAnn – she can sign an autograph for you…on the house).

Curtain Call’s Dancing With The Stars is the only annual special event fundraiser to help underwrite the myriad costs for their operations. Contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and more are needed to keep the organization fiscally sound. Now it is your chance to get involved (and help Joann – did I mention VOTE FOR HER! It will be the best $10 you have ever spent).

Get involved with Curtain Call and learn why for eight years running, they have been named Fairfield County’s Best Local Theatre group. Also, in a state-wide FaceBook poll administered by the CT Tourism Board in August 2012, Curtain Call was the State’s Favorite Theatre Site. In 2011 Curtain Call received the prestigious GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CULTURE AND TOURISM.

Curtain Call, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your contribution toward this event may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Your individual receipt (to be sent after the event) will specify how much qualifies as a charitable deduction.

For more information, please call 203-329-8207 x11 and donate $10 and VOTE FOR JOANN and LOU

Curtain Call’s DWTS VII: JoAnn & Lou from RHL Media on Vimeo.

 

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FTC GUIDELINES BLURB 2013

Tunnel Your Way to the Affordable Art Fair…

25 Sep

By Christabelle… @CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*)

Taylor McCormick, White Sky, 2012, Photograph, 20x20in, $900, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

On the heels of the most successful US Fair to date, The Affordable Art Fair returns to The Tunnel this October to celebrate its fourth fall edition in New York City.  Over 16,000 attendees purchased over $4 million worth of artwork at the Spring 2013 edition (WOW!), and the fall Fair promises to again deliver a smartly curated showcase of original contemporary art within reach of the everyday New Yorker.

Showing in 15 cities internationally this year, The Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available to purchase and take home the same day.  Returning to the historic waterfront Tunnel, one of the most recognizable buildings in West Chelsea, the fall edition will feature over 50 galleries.  While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, about 40% of the Fair will be comprised of international galleries, all showing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs with priced from $100 – $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000.

When and Where:
October 3rd – 6th, 2013
Private Preview on October 2nd

The Tunnel
269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets)
New York, NY 10001

General Admission
Thursday: October 3rd:                11 am – 8 pm
Friday: October 4th:                      11 am – 8 pm (free admission 6 pm – 8 pm)
Saturday: October 5th:                11 am – 8 pm
Sunday: October 6th:                   11 am – 6 pm

Tickets at the Door:                      $15
Students and Seniors:                  $10
Children under 12:                        Free

Private Preview
Wednesday, October 2nd:             7 pm – 10 pm
Advance Tickets:                            $65 per person or $125 for two
At the Door:                                     $75 per person

Purchase your tickets for the AAF NYC now…see you at The Tunnel! 

About the Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair celebrates the idea that art is for everyone, offering original artwork priced from $100 – $10,000, with half of the work under $5,000.  The Fair offers unique programming including a variety of talks, tours, kids’ activities and more.  Since its launch in 1999, over 1.2 million people have visited an Affordable Art Fair, and over $275 million in art has been sold at the Fairs.  A global brand, the Fair now takes place in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Seattle, Singapore and Stockholm.

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FTC GUIDELINES BLURB 2013

Affordable Art Fair Rolls into NYC this April…

10 Mar

By Christabelle… @CBellesCloset

Affordable and art don’t normally go hand in hand, but it does when you are walking the corridors of this annual event. The Affordable Art Fair celebrates the idea that art is for everyone, offering original artwork priced from $100 – $10,000, with half of the work under $5,000.  The Fair offers unique programming including a wide variety of artist and curator talks, panel discussions, kids’ activities and more.  Since its launch in 1999, over 1.2 million people have visited an Affordable Art Fair, and over $275 million in art has been sold at the Fairs.  A global brand, the Fair now takes place in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Rome, Seattle, Singapore and Stockholm.

Rachael Nee, Sentinel Burn
@ New York Affordable Art Fair

82 galleries that are exhibiting at this spring’s fair in New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea and nearly 40 percent of the galleries are first-time exhibitors, bringing added energy and variety, as the fair celebrates its 15th edition in New York. Over 300 contemporary artists are represented, with 17 galleries from New York City, 30 from the Americas, 25 from Europe, and 10 from Asia and Australia. Boasting more programming and exhibitors than ever before, Affordable Art Fair is sure to please both novice buyers and seasoned art collectors.

When and Where

April 3 – 7, 2013

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18 Street (between 6 and 7 Avenues)

New York, NY 10011

CLICK to Purchase Tickets

General Admission

Thursday,  April 4
11 am – 8 pm

Friday, April 5
11 am – 8 pm (free admission 6 – 8 pm)

Saturday, April 6
11 am – 8 pm

Sunday, April 7
11 am – 5 pm

Tickets at the Door: $15

Students and Seniors: $10

Children under 12: FREE

Happy Art-ing! See you at the Pavilion!

christina carathanassis

Casa de Costa…Paul Solberg’s Military Time Machine

8 Mar

By Christabelle… @CBellesCloset

Paul Solberg’s Installation at
Casa de Costa in Lower Manhattan

When I think of attending art studio/gallery opening receptions, I tend to sometimes clench my jaw and start speaking like Thurston Howell, III from Gilligan’s Island (which you can imagine is not the finest look for me).  But when invited to the very exclusive reception for the work of Paul Solberg at Casa de Costa in Lower Manhattan a weeks ago, the only thing my jaw did was support the smile that came across my face. I have heard the rumbles about this trendy penthouse atelier and have been yearning to be one of the lucky few to be added to their prominent guest list.  Well, it finally happened. And what I saw, was nothing short of brilliance.

Paul Solberg Installation atCasa de Costa in Lower Manhattan

Paul Solberg’s Installation at
Casa de Costa in Lower Manhattan

As I stepped off the elevator, I felt as though I was walking through a time machine; staring at the solemn faces of soldiers from another era. Soldiers that, perhaps, are now long gone. Military men from generations gone by.  Or so I thought. In reality, what hung before me was the (solo) photography exhibition of artist Paul Solberg. A body of work, completed in 2010, consisting of 20 portraits of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines – shot just a mere three years ago. Intrigued, engaged and thirsty for the truth behind the images, Casa de Costa‘s Jason Costa, Josh McNey and Matthew Degnan  generously shared the tale-behind-the-work…which  I now share with you below.

Paul Solberg's Installation atCasa de Costa in Lower Manhattan

Paul Solberg’s Installation at
Casa de Costa in Lower Manhattan

During the 2010 “Fleet Week” in New York City, Solberg captured a series of austere portraits on vintage Polaroid SX 70 film. In a flurry of activity, the artist met and photographed literally hundreds of young service members. Working tirelessly for days, Solberg bicycled in and around Times Square creating the portraits. What he didn’t know at the time was that something truly unexpected would happen: the unstable vintage film stock began to deteriorate within days. The images began a rapid degeneration and most were lost entirely. Of the hundreds of portraits, Solberg was able to scan and salvage this small selection.

The faces in Service look almost as if haunted by experience, by innocence lost too soon. In their world, courage and fear, invincibility and vulnerability are close companions. The fading, ephemeral quality of Solberg’s images speaks to the often-unseen trials, sacrifices made, and burdens borne in the name of service to country. “In this exhibition, Paul has created a series of portraits that evoke a sense of the fragility of life, and encourage us to reflect on the motivation to serve,” said Jason Costa, founder of Casa de Costa. “This body of work simultaneously honors our men and women in uniform, and also encourages us to reflect on the realities of sending our young people to war.”

Photographer,
Paul Solberg

“Photographing these young people was a moving experience, and I definitely gained a deeper understanding of their world, and respect for their dedication to service.”

This is truly one NOT to miss and lucky you, you have over a month to make the trip to Casa de Costa and peruse the live installation for yourself and purchase a Solberg for yourself
(or me – my favorite is the first image in this post).
Paul Solberg Exhibit
March 7, 2013 thru April 18, 2013
Casa de Costa
11 Stone Street
6th Floor
1.646.422.7236
Open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm

Paul Solberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and moved to NYC in 1996. He studied anthropology in Cape Town, South Africa. Some of Solberg’s published books include Bloom (2005), Puppies Behind Bars (2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2010), and Tattoos, Hornets & Fire (2012), the last three publications in collaboration with Christopher Makos. Solberg’s photographs have been published in Publisher’s Weekly, Le Figaro, La Lettre, Ocean Drive, WSJ International Edition, Conde Nast Traveler, and other publications in the US and abroad. Solberg’s work has been shown at numerous exhibits in the US and internationally, including museum La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Galeria Moriarty (Madrid), Christopher Henry Gallery (New York), Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA), Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris), Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo) and Hitawsky Gallery (Berlin), among others.
This is Solberg’s first exhibition at Casa de Costa gallery.
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Follow Them on Twitter!Follow Him On Facebook!Casa de Costa is an art studio that works with visual artists from around the world. The studio gallery occupies the penthouse and rooftop garden of a pre-war building on historic Stone Street in Lower Manhattan. Casa de Costa was founded in 2008 on the premise that the market for fine art in New York transcends traditional white-box galleries and channels of distribution. Casa de Costa brings a fresh voice and offers a truly unique setting in which to experience original artwork of the highest quality.

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