KIDS chalking it up…..on 5th Avenue

KIDS having a ball…..with CHALK!  In the middle of the street on 5th Ave.  Yes, the street was closes for a few hours for NEW YORKERS to stroll….play…..and bop in and out of Museums……all for free!

NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial

The MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN on Columbus Circle is presenting an exhibition examining cultures of making in urban communities.  100 participants who live and work in the 5 boroughs of New York.

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What does it mean………exam of the cultures of making???  I have no idea!

RICARDO CID artist in residence at MAD Biennial

NYC Makers……the MAD Biennial on Columbus Circle………showcasing 100 artists, artisans, designers and other makers in the five boroughs of NYC.

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RICARDO CID was nominated by one of the 300 cultural leaders……..then selected by a panel of ten.

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His roots…………math……biochemistry and systems………and he uses these in the creation of his 3-D works.

 

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RICARDO…..trained as a mechanical engineer……..and a programmer by trade.

 

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Using symbols……lines and color he has created a visual language expressing complex mathematical equations employed in his art.

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You can watch him work in his open studio at the the MAD.…..Museum of Art and Design.

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His APPLE is used to program the sound……ie, music……..and the mechanical movements of his pieces.

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CID produces his work by blending the traditional hand-made signage techniques of his native Mexico City.

 

NAPA VALLEY hit by an earthquake, the wine…….

This cartoon by MARGULIES for Newsday………..rather poignant!

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The Word is out……. on the streets of New York

Soooooooo many WORDS on the streets of NEW YORK………..and I pause to read and photograph as many as I can.  I have 50,000 photos of them in my library….here are just a few of them.

Sunday Morning TEA at The Coffee Bean

On Sunday mornings I go around the corner to get my morning ……… “cup-o” CHERRY GREEN TEA.

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Their teas are cultured from seed to cup.  One sip and you will be a convert.

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Back on my terrace……..sipping in solitude……..and nibbling on their almond croissant.

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Roasted daily in small batches…………..

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The teas are hand blended and hand-plucked whole leaf tea.

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One coffee and one tea please!

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Let the bag brew for about three minutes………..

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The Donald prefers his cup after a four minute brew.

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These three sweet Barista’s will customize your brew just the way you like it.

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…..and seal it will a KISS.

 

GILA’S NOSH / ART GALLERY

tomseyeview:

Paul’s painting hangs right there next to my Picasso.

Originally posted on Tom's Eye View Blog:

On Friday, Don and I dropped in at GILA’S for a nosh. ……[on East 23rd street].
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GILA’s menu is authentic Mediterranean…….and worth the schlepp on the 23rd street crosstown bus to get there.

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Her rugelach is sublime……….puff pastry, strawberries, raisins, walnuts and a touch of love.

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It is a simple Continental Cafe…………no pretense………. just delightful cuisine.

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GILA lets her walls serve as a gallery for students down the street at The School of Visual arts.  This painting [a New Yorker] was on exhibit.

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MEET THE ARTIST:  Paul Thiesing…….a student in the Illustration Department at the SVA.

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Paul’s painting is now in our collection……..on the wall of my art studio………hanging next to the Picaasso.  Marie Laurencin [Picasso's lover ] is the painting in the bottom right corner.

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