Friday, October 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
There's nothing like a peaceful stroll through Storm King in the fall. It's one of my favorite places (and escapes a short distance from New York City), especially this time of year. The outdoor museum has participated in bringing programs and the sculpture of Mark di Suvero to their adjunct location on Governor's Island during the summer months. But the real thing and the experience of being on the grounds just can't be duplicated!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
When I first moved to the Bronx, I immediately noticed the striking wall mosaics at 116th Street stop off of the Lexington Avenue Line that runs along the east side of Manhattan. As someone who loves vibrant color and favors circular forms, I was intrigued. As the subway car came to a screeching halt, and the doors opened, I was immediately transported to an art museum.
I promised myself that one day when I had some time, I would leap out and check out the entire station. The work didn't disappoint. Seeming more like paintings and torn pieces of paper, the work was modern and painterly not quite fitting the hard glass and smalti medium. The bold shapes and solid circles, again unusual for the medium, caught my eye unlike any other through the transit system. I learned that the work was by Robert Blackburn, a master printmaker (makes sense) and that this was his last contribution to the art world. It is part of the ever-growing Arts for Transit public art program funded by the MTA.
The description above is from the MTA website. You can see this beautiful artwork off of thetrain.