Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wanderings • NYC • Quick Visit

I am not sure the design community - so vibrant in place like NYC - realizes what a culture shock it is for those of us outside the city to come in for a visit. I live about 2-3 hours away (maybe 5 depending on traffic) and get to the city maybe twice a year. Yesterday was one of those days and it is the little things that catch me off guard - things like the shoes the wait staff was wearing at the little place we had brunch, or the window displays, or the food options, or how dressed up people get to walk their dogs, or even how dressed up the dogs are!  Definite culture shock.

In any case I went to the Big Apple for exciting reasons. I was accompanying my husband David as he delivered one of his kinetic sculptures to a gallery on Madison Avenue for display in the front window. If you haven't already checked out his website you should at Wood That Works.

The gallery is An American Craftsman and they have been selling David's work for nearly 20 years.  They happened on a lease for a short term gallery space on Madison Ave. right next to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Great Spot!

The gallery showcase fine American craft and includes beautiful work in wood, glass, metal and ceramics.  And some exceptional kinetic sculptures as well!

If you are in the city between now and the New Year you should check them out at 940 Madison Ave right above 74th Street.

They also have 2 other NYC locations plus locations in Stockbridge, MA and Savannah, GA as well.

Manhattan Times Square Hotel
790 7th Ave, corner 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-399-2555
Gallery 55
150 West 55th St
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-757-7757
Madison Ave
941 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-399-2555
36 Main Street
Stockbridge MA, 01262
Phone: 413-298-0175
223 West Broughton Street
Savannah GA, 31401
Phone: 912-239-8989

©2011 Ashbee Design, Marji Roy

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