Wishing you peace and joy for the holidays and into the New Year!
Beth and the New York Arts Exchange
Wishing you And Your Family
A Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!
with love from the
New York Arts Exchange
It's raining and the air is tense with anticipation. We all eagerly await the results of the U.S. Presidential Election, which has dominated the news cycles almost as much as the Covid-19 virus. We need relief and we need it now.
How about visiting an art exhibition? No need to leave your home. No need to get up from the computer or put down your phone. It's here. Click and you'll arrive in a virtual art gallery, where the talented, emerging artist Niara Jordan curated a show entitled Simmer Down, a perfect response to our sizzling current events--personally, politically, socially, and weather-wise. We need to chill, and Ms. Jordan has selected several uplifting artworks that offer inspiration. Here is her exhibition's address: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/2550533/the-simmer-down
But first, a big "thank you" to Christina Thomas, one of the artists in this show and one of the artists in two of my own exhibitions: Bosom Bodies: An Exhibition in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and Art Above the Sofa., for sending me the link to Simmer Down, and introducing me to Niara Jordan. I am blown away by the design of this virtual space and its versatility. Please check out the whole website, while you are in the "neighborhood." It's a treat, not a trick, for our holiday spirit. I look forward to learning more about such ventures. The possibilities for exhibiting in this fashion seem limitless. Moreover, Ms. Jordan's select of works is outstanding, as well as her choice of platform, music and virtual installation of the works. The whole experience is quite satisfying.
Simmer Down, supported by a grant from ArtsWestchester, features the works of Westchester artists Niara Jordan, Donna Faranda, Banana Lady, Edward Walsh, Lisa Medoff, Isaiah Cuadra, Diamond’s Mystical Vanity, Sandra Wong Geroux, Patricia Stuart, Tali Margolin, Leslie Hardie, Zayia Winslow, Donna Castelluccio, Corinne Lapin-Cohen, and Christina Thomas. To find out more about each artist, click here for a page entitled "Exhibiting Artists." Then, scroll down and click on the artworks that interest you. Presto! You land on the artist's page, where you can read the artist's statement, peruse the artist's resume, and contact the artist personally. I love this immediate gratification.
Simmer Down closes on October 30th - so hurry up, click on the live link and let us know what you think of the show and this virtual experience: firstname.lastname@example.org
And don't forget to VOTE!
Warm regards on this soggy fall day in NY -
Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director and owner
New York Arts Exchange
This virtual event is part of Greenwich Arts Council Selective Space Series
To RSVP please at email@example.com. You will receive a Zoom link to participate in this virtual lecture.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
“The idea of flight relates to my use of pilots and planes, but it also references… the idea of being lifted up, enraptured, or taken up to a safe place–to a better world.”
--- Michael Richards