Tips to Purchase Great Art and Discover New Artists

The world of painting, drawing and sculpting has many followers but those who live or holiday in the Hamptons have a great art fair to look forward to each year. Art fairs per se are popular events but this one attracts the rich and famous alike.

In 2009 this event attracted many thousands of visitors from all over the country, with the emphasis on those who holiday in the vicinity. Of course, these events also generate sales which are what the general idea is, but the amount of sales broke all records. Even after event sales topped the millions and artists and buyers alike benefited greatly from the event.

Of course, the famous always come to the Hamptons for the summer months, but having this form of ‘entertainment’ means that many become experts at choosing up and coming artists before they have made it into the big time. This lucrative event puts aspiring artists and patrons in the same exciting venue but in a relaxed and museum like atmosphere.

In 2009 the space made available from the previous year expanded by about thirty per cent, such was the demand. But in 2010 the space is to be made yet bigger.

The Lift area is where individual artists have their own booths to showcase their own particular pieces. This gives each individual artist the opportunity to meet and greet patrons and really communicate his ideas to the general public. Patrons too like the idea of being able to chat to the artist direct before deciding on which piece to purchase. Commissions have also come out of this kind of event which is great for the artist because they get to sell more or their work, and great for the patron because they know that their piece will be absolutely unique.

It is not only paintings that are on offer at this kind of event either. Sculptures and photography, as well as works on paper and world class glass pieces all gathered in one place means that the purchaser has a world of pieces to choose from. The more affluent collector will be able to buy up several pieces from a particular artist at the same time which may not be possible at other events.

One other great aspect to this event is also that artists from all over the world gather here giving the attendees ample chance to choose what they will from diverse talents. This is probably not available in this scope anywhere else in America today. Indeed, over the weekend that this event takes place, the population reaches more than three hundred thousand people which demonstrate some idea of how popular the event is becoming.

This event is run by many professionals who have done their best to bring the talent from around the world to this one weekend event. They also back the artists and attendees alike by bringing together like minded people to benefit from each other. Staging this kind of event is not easy, but it is obvious that the event will carry on for years to come.

Arts And Entertainment For The Whole Family

There are times that due to our busy schedules and different careers in life, we tend to forget to spend some time with our family which is really bad. We must always remember that in order to get closer and have a better relationship with our dearest love ones, we must able to give some of our time to them. Lets all enjoy time together as long as we can still have it. It is very essential because we can never bring back the time that we’ve already lost so no matter how busy you are, you are still obliged to find ways on how you can let them feel your love for them. By simply meeting them and spend quality time doing activities together, you can able to make them happy. And one thing that you can do to make your time with your family the best ones is through arts and entertainment.

The most popular way of spending time with family is to stay at home and enjoy each and everyone’s presence. You can choose some good movies and go with a movie marathon with your siblings. In this way, you can also check them out and ask them what’s going onto their lives. You can open up with them while watching your favorite movies of all time. You can scream, be scared, laugh and be happy together. Just make sure that in choosing the movies go for those that everyone from the oldest to the youngest ones will surely enjoy. You can also ask your parents to make some delicious foods for a more exciting movie experience.

The next activity that you can try out is to sing and dance with your family. Do you still remember how happy it was when all of you used to sing and dance with your favorite song in the karaoke machine? Do you want to see your parents sing their favorite love song again? If yes, then making a simple and small song and dance party in the comfort of your own home is the best way to spend your free time. You can ask your siblings to sing and dance under Jason Derulo album songs and the one that will make the best performance will get a prize from you. You can also showcase your talents to them by singing your own favorite Jason Derulo songs and inspire them by letting them see your glamorous song and dance number.

If your family is a creative one, then maybe you can also pursue with some art crafts that you can all do together. Choose those that can be displayed in your house so all of you will always see that wonderful moments of spending time with your family. This activity will surely make the family even closer and will also help build and develop your skills and abilities in the line of arts. Just make sure that the young ones will be guided accordingly so we can avoid them from being hurt or from any accident that may happen.

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Boys Come… Boy’s Co.

“John Lennon & Yoko Ono Bed-In for Peace”

Ask any girl. Those rules were bent Friday night when I happened upon old flame David Goldman still going strong at his Boy’s Co exclusive opening of “All We Are Saying” – a fashionable evening featuring the original photographs of “John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Bed-In for Peace” by the late photojournalist Gerry Deiter.

These extraordinary photographs, providing the backdrop for the theme of the evening, were on display through the sagacity of the Elliott Louis Gallery’s owner Ted Lederer – who single-handedly dragged them out of Deiter’s vault for a first-time showing on May 26, 2004 – thirty-five years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono went to bed in a suite in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel, and invited the entire world to join them in seeking an alternative to violence and war in solving global political and social problems.

May 26, 1969. That month the battle of Dong Ap Bia, a.k.a. Hamburger Hill was exploding in the Vietnam War. Race riots occurred in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. French Foreign Legion paratroopers landed in Kolwezi, Zaire, to rescue Europeans caught in the middle of a civil war. U.S. National Guard helicopters sprayed skin-stinging powder on anti-war protesters in California. It was two years after the Summer of Love.

John and Yoko were in room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Early in the Bed-In, a reporter asked John what he was trying to do. John said, “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” Putting sounds to the thought, he rented an 8-track tape machine from a local music store and, on May 31 while in bed, recorded the first solo by a single Beatle,” Give Peace a Chance”, – the recording was attended by dozens of journalists and various celebrities, including Timothy Leary, Petula Clark, Dick Gregory and Canada’s Tommy Smothers.

Gerry Deiter was there for the entire eight days. He was assigned to photograph the Bed-In for Peace by Life Magazine but Life never ran the feature. Ironically, it fell victim to a bigger story – the death of Ho Chi Minh, leader of North Vietnam.

Deiter kept the negatives and transparencies locked away for more than 30 years. He had been living aboard a classic wooden motor yacht cruising the wilderness of the British Columbia coast photographing and writing when Ted Lederer, with the help of family and friends, prevailed on him to bring this archive to life and offer the work to the public at the Elliott Louis Gallery in 2004. This amazing work offers up 25 images in colour and black and white that celebrate John and Yoko’s example of peace and love.

What brought the Boy’s Co show together were Goldman and Lederer meeting up on the field where their sons play soccer. It was a confluence that allowed for a new generation to have a special glimpse of an older one.

Disenchanted fan, Mark David Chapman, murdered Lennon on December 8, 1980. The world is still at war. This retrospective clearly speaks to Lennon’s prescience.

Good on Deiter, Goldman and Lederer for keeping his mission in our faces.

Devorah Macdonald is a freelance writer living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her professional career began as a disc jockey in California, Seattle and her hometown of Vancouver BC.

Vancouver Magazine, in an article titled ‘Video Vixen’, hailed her as having “the best female voice in radio locally,” going on to compare her world-weary delivery with Linda Ellerbee, formerly of the ‘Today Show’ and the award winning ‘Nick News’.

A ten-year retirement devoted to creating three children, “one of each,” according to Macdonald, now allows time write on music, movies and television.