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Monet's Waterlilies  78" x 70"

Monet's "Waterlilies" from the Musée Marmottan Monet, 78" x 70", A little Paris in New York

What a “Divine” treat to see the almost 30 Late Monets floating on the walls of the Larry Gagosian Gallery on 22nd Street in Chelsea.  It’s one reason not to travel to Paris this summer! Monet’s Waterlilies really resonate with me because I am actually leaving tomorrow to go to the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York to do a series of mixed media prints with the theme of waterlilies….. which I’ve explored in watercolor this year….. Though Monet is the Master of this theme…. we artists can always reinvent and find a new way of seeing this world of aquatic theater…. This theme kept Monet company for the later 25 years of his life. It’s no wonder! Waterlily Ponds are a never-ending place of meditation and contemplation, hypnotic mirrors disguised within  “pools of reflection.”

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Williamburg Waterfront's old Domino Sugar Factory in plans to be converted to a mixed

Williamburg Waterfront’s old iconic Domino Sugar Factory is going to be transformed into a mixed use Residential and Commercial Property at the foot of the Williamburg’s Bridge. The working model is on display at the American Institute of Architecture Center at LaGuardia Place, NY. Rafael Vinoly, the master planner and architect, introduced his project at the Center April 22, 2010.  Transforming it from a decaying waterfront eyesore to an important residential architectural development for New Yorkers is an important step for the Brooklyn Waterfront and  for Williamsburg and  how it relates to the Manhattan side of the East River. What a beautiful civic structure to behold from Manhattan.

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The new glass and brick Structures surround the centerpiece of the old Factory, historicaly perserved by blending old and new.

The new glass and brick buildings surround the centerpiece of the old Factory, historicaly perserved by blending old and new.

South of the Williamsburg Bridge, Dumbo lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and ......

South of the Williamsburg Bridge, Dumbo lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and ......

to the Manhattan Bridge....a on a windy day with a shaky camera...

to the Manhattan Bridge....a on a windy day with a shaky camera...

The Brooklyn’s design scene is booming and BKLYN DESIGNS™, New York’s premier exhibition of designers of contemporary furnishings and home accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn, gave thousands of visitors the opportunity to be at the pulse of the borough’s cutting-edge design scene.  BKLYN DESIGNS attendees got a first look at new work from over 45 of the borough’s best designers including 10 never-before-seen exhibitors launching at the show.  The three-day show, which took place May 7-9 at St Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO.  The full rundown of events and activities can be found at www.bklyndesigns.com/events.

Furniture Designer Palo Samko's Fantastical Sculpture Contraptions

Furniture Designer Palo Samko's Fantastical Sculptural Contraptions....www.palosamko.com

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo......

GardenSpiritsNY loves Brooklyn!

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At The Jackie Onassis Reservoir Sunday Morning

At The Jackie Onassis Reservoir Sunday Morning

The Guggenheim unScaffolded

The Guggenheim unScaffolded Early Sunday Morning

The Trend is Portable Store-Trucks, Why not Art?

The Trend is Portable Store-Trucks, Why not Art? Art-To-Go!

How About The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street?

How About Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street?

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Fantastic Art of all styles and Persusions..... Art is Alive and Well!

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Public Reading All of Emily's Words in Three Days

A Public Reading All of Emily's Words in Three Days at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

A Garden Path in a Simulation of Emily's Actual Garden

A Garden Path in a Simulation of Emily's Actual Garden

Her Home's Facade Overlooks the Path

Her Home's Facade Overlooks the Path

Inspiration is Flower

Inspiration is a Flower

Poetry is placed everywhere on NYBG's grounds

Poetry is placed everywhere on NYBG's grounds

And on Small Displays next to the Flowers in the Conservatory Exhibit

And on small displays amidst the flowers in the Conservatory's Exhibit

More Reading in the Garden.....

More Reading in the Garden.....

Emily Dickinson's House Facade.....in this Beautful House and Garden Tour!

Emily Dickinson's House Facade.....in this Beautful House and Garden Tour!

Her Garden Inspired Emily's Words which in turn Inspires Art.... Here's my spring flower bouquet... delphiniums, peonies....Here's to Emily Dickinson

Her Garden Inspired Emily's Words which in turn Inspires Art.... Here's my spring flower bouquet... delphiniums, peonies....Here's to Emily Dickinson!

The Exhibit “Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers” is on display from April 30 – June 13, 2010 and highlights the connections between her life and poems revealing her love of gardens and flowers. The Conservatory has a “Poetry Walk” with a Reinterpretation of her own garden to enjoy and reflect on….. and poems to read!

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