Tis’ the season to be artsy! The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts is ready to dazzle you one last time for the 2013 year. We proudly reveal the November-December 2013 Newsletter, Issue #29. The Foundation for the arts is closing the year and jumping right into the new year with the spectacular art show, Miami Art and Design (MA+D) 2014.
This issue previews some of the spectacular sculptures of dramatic series of The Collective Unconscious, by Spanish and international artist, Angel Orensanz. Miami Art and Design will debut in downtown Miami on President’s Day weekend, February 14-18.
The last 2013 issue features four-length articles written by Foundation Director, Al Orensanz, and Foundation writer and blogger, Zoe V. Speas. Topics covered include:
- In the Steps of Gargallo: Figurative Monuments in Metal Plates
- Artscape Magazine now available!
- Musicians. We. LOVE. Katy Gunn & Fred Baker- New York Music.
- Miami Art and Design (MA+D) 2014
Within the pages of Issue #29, the Foundation has included a special preview of Al Orensanz’s publication, 1986 to the Present: the Orensanz Years. The piece outlines the history of the Orensanz purchase of the Anshe Slonim synagogue on Norfolk Street in the mid-1980s, following the development of the space into the thriving arts foundation as it exists today.
November-December Newsletter, #29:
Each year, department stores all over Manhattan bring back tradition and holiday spirit by creating window displays. Taking window-shopping to another level, locals and visitors anticipate what is to come behind the glass. Peeking in you will not only see the fashionable clothes hanging on the precise-put mannequins, you will find that there is much more to the display than fashion.
The best stores in New York City find a way to exhibit the bringing of the holiday season mixed with trending fashion. While the goal is entice buyers to get off their bum and shop in their store, window displays are designing and building art installations of some sort to reel in shoppers.
On November 28th, Macy’s on Herald Square unveiled their work of artistry and boy is it dazzling! While Macy’s never fails to please us, this year’s display, “A New York Holiday,” is what I call a
street-state-of-the-art display for technology. This art installation not only uses multimedia in ways where it stands out amongst the others, but the Macy’s Director of Window Paul Olszewski, points out that they are not using technology just to use technology.
“This year we really pushed technology- and it was a delicate balance between technology and true artistry of the craftsmanship of windows. So, we didn’t use technology to use the sake of technology, we used it to enhance the artistry.”
So take a moment to gaze at the sparkling wonder behind the glass that seems to wow us every year. Or better yet, if you live in the area, I recommend you take a stroll by these spectacular annual shopping scenes.
By Alexa Eskinazi, Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts
Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 is steadily approaching. This global event features top galleries and artists from all over the world presenting work such as, sculptures, art installations, paintings, films, and more, in the sunny beaches of Miami.
This year Art Basel will be celebrating it’s 45th edition and with some changes from last year, art frenzies are able to explore more dimensions of contemporary and modern art.
Courtesy of Mickalene Thomas and Roberto Chamorro/Absolut Art Bureau
One of the best parts of Art Basel is being able to stroll the streets and take in all the beautiful free art in perfect weather. The sun-drenched landscape of Miami Beach is transformed into an outdoor exhibition space.
Art Basel is truly an event you do not want to miss. So art lovers, hold tight while we gradually get closer to the event that everyone can’t stop talking about, Art Basel Miami Beach 2014.
It’s that time of year again!
It’s hard to find anyone who disagrees - New York City at the holidays is the most beautiful place on earth.
And to kick things off after we’ve all recovered from our turkey-comas and post-thanksgiving shopping mania… celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting of 2014 this Wednesday, December 4th at Rockefeller Center.
Thousands upon thousands of people line the streets of Rockefeller Center for this beautiful, iconic ceremony, so get there early. Festivities kick off at 7pm.
You’d better believe the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts will be in attendance - we’ll have the pictures to share with you on Thursday, December 5th!
It’s coming up! ARE YOU READY? The Angel Orensanz Museum and Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Art Palm Beach 2014, January 23-27, 2014! The Gallery will present dramatic new sculptures and paintings by Spanish artist Angel Orensanz!
The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts would like to present to you its October 2013 Newsletter, Issue #28. Loaded with spectacular images and graphics by our graphic designer, Yuliya Novosad, bringing samples of the work of Angel Orensanz.
The October 2013 issue also features four-length articles written by Foundation Director, Al Orensanz, and Foundation writer, Zoe V. Speas. Topics covered include:
- Verbal Communication and the Art of Conversation
- Tedx Lower East Side at The Angel Orensanz Foundation
- Air Travel as Inspiration for Abstract Art
- Angel Orensanz Foundation for Art Palm Beach 2014
Within the pages of Issue #28, the Foundation has included a special preview of Al Orensanz’s publication, 1986 to the Present: the Orensanz Years. The piece outlines the history of the Orensanz purchase of the Anshe Slonim synagogue on Norfolk Street in the mid-1980s, following the development of the space into the thriving arts foundation as it exists today.
The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Artsinvites you to delve into the pages of our Newsletter and to accept an invitation to visit the spectacular sculpture exhibitions currently on display in the Angel Orensanz Museum, on site at 172 Norfolk Street, New York.
Before. and after.
Oh well. Nothing lasts forever, I guess. Maybe that’s the point, right?
Start tearing them down, folks. Here comes the part where all of the Banksy street art begins to fall away from the walls and buildings upon which they were installed, irritatingly in parallel with the leaves just now starting to trickle from the branches of trees as fall hits us full swing.
There’s a LIST of the remaining Banksy pieces still functioning and intact, so check them out while you can.
Happy Post-Halloween, everybody!
Did we all survive? Feeling good? Feeling strong? Excellent!
From all of us here at the angelorensanzfoundation, thank you for a delicious season of jack-o-lanterns, candycorn, and slightly sinister silliness.
Cancelled last year as a result of the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, the New York City Halloween Parade of 2013 returned and dominated a route from Sixth Avenue and Spring Street to 16th Street. Greenwich Village was a storm of gaudiness and ghoulishness, celebrating one of the favorites of holidays and the parade’s 40th anniversary this year.
And in case you made it to Spring St and couldn’t exit the subway because of the hoards of people gathered to watch …
Have a happy Turkey-month everybody!
Now go back to your hoards of candy and sugar yourself silly. That’s my plan, anyway.
Zoe V. Speas, The Angel Orensanz Foundation
Photo credit: Sachyn Mital/Gothamist
Coming Soon: Angel Orensanz at Art Palm Beach 2014
It’s coming! Are you ready?
Angel Orensanz will attend the Art Palm Beach 2014 fair this January after participating in last year’s festivities.
Follow the Angel Orensanz Foundation BLOG for updates on the event, what we’re bringing, what to expect - all coming soon!
But for now: LOOK AT THESE IMAGES for a taste of what we’re serving this winter. Miami better get ready. It’s going to be quite a feast.