Monday, April 28, 2014


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Marlborough Gallery just signed architect Santiago Calatrava up for representation, and on April 24 his smaller scale works—sculptures of bronze, wood, and alabaster, and also ceramics and drawings—debuted at the Midtown gallery. This is his first representation by a major international gallery, although Calatrava has previously shown in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SAKE IN THE CITY II: Wine and Wagyu Beef Tasting

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On October 28, 2013 at the event space '404', JETRO, the Japan External Trade Organization of New York, presented "Sake and the City II" — Discover Japanese Wagyu.

JETRO, a Japanese government organization that promotes mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world, brought experts in the Wagyu beef industry and also sake distributors to present seminars and tastings.

In one of the seminars, Yosuke Yamaguchi of ZEN-NOH described Japanese Wagyu. A specialist in horticulture and livestock general planning, Yamaguchi establishes relationships with restaurants, retailers, promoting sales of ZEN-NOH meats to the US, .

Distributors poured a variety of sake, some of which are not available in New York. Several of the choices complement Wagyu.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

THE ECLECTIC EYE: Barry Friedman's Collection. Auction Preview

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

When Barry Friedman, the Manhattan based art dealer decided to retire, a diversity of works, drawn from his homes and from his stock, were presented at Christie’s under the banner ‘The Eclectic Eye’. A preview of the items took place on April 24 which has been arranged as a series of four sales that will provide a review of the many spheres in which he has made his mark.

VALTA US Art Exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On March 13th at the Mark Borghi Fine Art gallery, Valta Us had a wonderful exhibit of his latest paintings


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Because Good Eats is very much a part of New York's cultural life—I will say it seconds in importance, quality and variety only New Orleans'—I decided t would be an enlightening experience for me to attend the open house The National Gourmet Institute had on April 9th at their school in Chelsea.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG: Selected by Jennifer George - book signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez
text & Pathé image: Wikipedia

On April 10th, Paul Stuart was again the site for a culturally important exhibit and book signing about the much beloved and mesmerizing contraptions devised by Rube Goldberg.

Jennifer George


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On March 28, the Fashion Committee at the National Arts Club arranged a discussion and a runway presentation celebration of Ukrainian fashions featuring the collections of Oksana Karavanska, Nataliya Kholodylo and Elena Vasilevsky.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

WE KISS THE JOY AS IT FLIES: Elisa Lejuez art exhibit

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

S Artpace Gallery presented the second solo show of the Arubian artist Elisa Lejuez in New York on March 21.

This exhibition featured a selection of her new collection "We kiss the joy as it flies" in which she was inspired by the basic authentic Zen philosophy of enlightenment and total awareness of the moment. Elisa's process is intuitive and meditative and goes beyond her mind-enclosed egos. You will discover a composition made of spontaneous gestures, a deeper dimension of reaching new forms. "I'm engaged in a spiritual quest, a secular search for wholeness and see my process of making art as a kind of meditation."says Lejuez.