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.

Music to heal by

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Wartburg partners with the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function to bring the healing art of music to those suffering from brain injuries, diseases and limitations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”)

Multifaceted

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For luxe jeweler Graff – whose some 60 stores worldwide include a salon and private viewing room in The Vault at The Saks Shops at Greenwich – design begins with art but it doesn’t end there.

Cool comfort

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“Great hotel design need not be confined to “first-tier” cities,” our Wanderer Jeremy Wayne writes. “And another thing, too: Retro-design be can cool and comfortable without being even a touch ironic.”

Cirque de DiBari

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In the restaurant world, David DiBari is a plate spinner. And good thing, too, for the chef-owner of The Cookery has two new places – The Rare Bit, a British gastro pub in Dobbs Ferry, and Eugene’s, a classic diner with a twist opening in Port Chester this month.

A diverse design portfolio

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Rocco DiLeo’s RDstudio Inc. has evolved into a full-service firm, now offering architectural, interior design and project management services to homeowners plus an ever-growing base of commercial clients.

Tattoo you?

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Tattoos may seem cool but turning skin into a canvas for artwork, messages and permanent cosmetic designs poses health risks, some of which can prove serious.