March 2019

FASCINATING DESIGNS

Inspired by antiquity

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Bard Graduate Center Gallery in Manhattan explores jewelry design, specifically looking at how contemporary jewelry makers are drawing from antique forms and techniques to create modern-day works of art. “A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements” continues through July 7.

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When life is a cabaret

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“A warhorse. A consummate performer.” This is how Christine Ebersole remembers Carol Channing. The same, however, could be said of Ebersole herself, who brings her cabaret act to Caramoor in Katonah on May 4.

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Making waves

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From the creatively designed architecture that surrounds it to the gold medal swimmers and water polo players that train in its waters, the pool at Chelsea Piers Connecticut has been churning out champions since they took their first plunge there in 2012.

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Apocalypse now

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In an atmosphere with daily headlines tracking potential climate catastrophe, political division and inequality, a new exhibit from Peekskill’s Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art places a spotlight on contemporary paintings with dystopian themes.

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An ode to gracious living

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The Lyndhurst Flower Show weekend is growing again, by design. This year’s season-opening April event at the Tarrytown historic site will incorporate contemporary artists into the annual celebration of flowers, antiques and gracious living.

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The fabric of her life

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Onetime Westchester resident Alison Kouzmanoff – a former designer for Westfair – has continued her artistic pursuits after a move upstate. The big news is the launch of Palampore Fabrics and Hangings, quietly sophisticated fabrics for the home.

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The enduring lure of the sea

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A new day, a new design trend – or so it seems. Veteran dealer J. Russell Jinishian talks about one decorative element that continues to appeal – marine art. He walks us through his specialty gallery in Fairfield, explaining why the genre continues to find a home in so many interiors.

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Every picture tells a story, don’t it?

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It’s hard to keep up in conversation with Nathan Lewis, painter and associate professor of art at Sacred Heart University. The slouchy sensibility of a skateboarder with black cap, black turtleneck-T and blue denim pants with red stitching belies what’s ticking in his skull. (Think Nietzsche, Trump, privileged white male, cellphone culture, literature, #MeToo movement, science, philosophy and, oh yes, narrative painting. And then he’s riffing on Ovid’s “Apollo and Daphne.”)

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