Sunday, June 30, 2013

NEW YORK SWEETS by Susan Pear Meisel - book signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez  •  text: Rizzoli

On May 22 at Rizzoli Saks Fifth Avenue, author Susan Meisel had her book signing accompanied with all kinds of sweet tooth gooddies to simply give a taste of what her book is all about.


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On February 23rd, crochet artist Olek shared space at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery with painter/sculptor/animator Parra. Between the two of them, the gallery was totally mobbed.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On February at the Episcopal Actors Guild, located  at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, but more lovingly known as "The Little Church Around The Corner," Actress/Songstress  Myriam Phiro arranged for a performance with friend musicians to promote her newly published music CD My Reverie.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

HARRY BENSON Photo Exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

After the book signing Harry Benson had at Taschen Books in SoHo on June 6, 2012, what better act to follow than to go a couple of blocks over to Staley Wise Gallery on September 13, for an exhibit of his work.

Harry Benson between Gallery Directors Etheleen Staley and Taki Wise

Saturday, June 15, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On March 23rd, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) hosted its 15th-annual Dining by Design fundraiser in New York at Pier 94, in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Show. It was hosted by fashion designer Tracy Reese and culinary master Geoffrey Zakarian and honored powerhouse fashion and design figures, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, long-time supporters of DIFFA, and Rick Wolf, showcasing more than 40 table settings devised by leaders in the design community.

The exhibition and gala dinner, held for the fourth year in a row at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, raised $650,000 for the charity. Ralph Lauren executive vice president and chief retail creative officer Alfredo Paredes—who had a hand in creating Ralph Lauren’s table—was honored with the first annual David Rockwell DIFFA Service Award, to recognize his efforts on behalf of the organization.

Benjamin Moore, a sponsor of the event, was put together by David Stark

Thursday, June 13, 2013

ALL THE BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK THAT I'VE DRAWN SO FAR by James Gulliver Hancock - book signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On May 16th at the Rizzoli New York bookstore, artist James Gulliver Hancock had a signing of his book All the Buildings in New York: That I've Drawn So Far illustrating the many architectural features of New York City.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Art Week NY: FOUNTAIN ART at the Armory

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

The Fountain Art Fair took place from  March 8th tthrough the10th at the 69th Regiment Armory.
Founded in 2006, Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its uniquely alternative art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path for the future of contemporary art.


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On April 25 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, The wineries of Alto Adige invited members of the trade and press to taste Italian wines at their peak.

Alto Adige, also known as Südtirol due to its bicultural Italian and Austrian heritage, is acknowledged by sommeliers the world over for wines of impeccable quality and value. About a third of the size of Napa Valley, Alto Adige is a small wine growing region that accounts for just 1% of Italy’s total production. 98% of wines produced in Alto Adige are DOC [Denominazione di Origine Controllata, meaning “controlled designation of origin”] status wines. A plethora of grapes are grown here, including Pinot Bianco [Pinot Blanc], Pinot Grigio and Gewürztraminer, and Lagrein, Pinot Nero [Pinot Noir] and Schiava, to name but a few. The white wines are bright, mineral and crisp, while the reds can be complex with supple tannins

Saturday, June 8, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Staley Wise Gallery was the place to be on the night of May 30th.

With famous models all over the place and well known fashion photographers vying with each other to be photographed with Ellen Von Unwerth, with luminaries such as Ed Razek, the CEO of Victoria's Secret, and Graylen, Clint Eastwood's granddaughter, arriving with her Mom Laura, who looked mind blowingly impressive like a Movie Star, plus Photo Legend Harry Benson taking a thorough gander at Ellen's work, the event was the sort of fashion party the general public only gets to see in films.

Taki Wise and Etheleen Staley flank Ellen

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

ASHOK JAIN Director of A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery

On April 2nd, I had the great pleasure of attending the opening exhibit at A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery of four of the kind of artists that give the gallery scene of the Upper East Side its well earned reputation.


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On May 11th the Winkleman Gallery presented the second solo exhibition by New York artist Leslie Thornton. Her video triptych Luna, displayed on three vertical flat screen monitors, featured Brooklyn's version of the Eiffel tower, the parachute jump tower in Luna Park, Coney Island.