Black Friday Antique Offerings

Certainly, with Black Friday approaching and everyone getting ready for the holidays, it’s important to think about where you want to shop. If you’re like most of us reading this site, you don’t want something junky or temporary. You’re looking for a lovely antique or something that will decorate the house for years to come.

If you happen to be near Baraboo, Wisconsin, pop into the Backdoor Antiques store on 3rd Street. Rikki McNabb of Backdoor Antiques explains that her collection includes vintage tree ornaments, vintage Christmas glassware and figurines, among other items.

As Oak Street Antiques, Troy Lenerz explains that, “We’ve got a good selection of man cave stuff, such as beer neons, beer tap handles, and sports related stuff as well.”

If it’s books you’re after, The Village Booksmith’s collection is the place to be. They have books about local history and about the circus. Owner Annie Randall says that, in addition to the 50,000 plus old rare books she has available, she also has Advent calendars, leather journals and unique 2015 calendars.

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show

Anyone who loves antiques should get to the Morristown Armory Antiques Show today and tomorrow. This yearly event includes more than 100 exhibitors. Items One antique dealer, Mimi Gunn of Morristown said, “I’ve been in antiques for 44 years. I learned early on. I started doing this when I was a child following my mother….

New York Jazz Performances

Jazz musicians living in New York have their fair share of entertainment pics this week. For individuals such as Beyler Eyubov, a passionate jazz musician from Azerbaijan, jazz pianist Bill Charlap and Latin jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill, the choices are almost too great! For example, playing this week at Smoke, located on Broadway at 106th…

Barrett Wissman: “A New Meaning for Performance Arts”

Art shouldn’t be about money, profits and making a business. At least, that’s what businessman and art patron Barrett Wissman believes. Described by Gulf Elite magazine as “the Medici of the 21st century,” Wissman “sees innovation in differentiation.” And with this, the Los Angeles, California, IMG Artists visionary has been making a name for himself…

Savannah Collections Opens Tomorrow

For anyone heading to Savannah, it is highly worthwhile to go to the Savannah Collects exhibit running from October 3, 2014 through January 18th, 2015 at the Jepson Center on 207 W. York Street. As Telfair Museum’s director and CEO Lisa Grove explains, “One reason we’re doing this show is to really enable us to…

Pop Departures Comes to Seattle

If you’ll be anywhere near Seattle this fall, it will be worth it to pop into the Seattle Art Museum. They will be showing the artwork of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and other pioneers in the pop art movement from October 9th 2014 to January 11th, 2015. The show will also include Lynn Hershman Leeson,…

Healdsburg Museum Fair

If you missed the Healdsburg Museum Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Fair this year, it’s certainly worth putting it on the calendar for next year. The fair took place at the Healdsburg Plaza on Sunday, August 24 from 9-4. Over 90 vendors attended and were displaying everything from Persian rugs and pottery to antique prints and…

Upcoming Auction: Painting by Emiliano di Cavalcanti

All eyes are on the estate auction taking place next weekend at the Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans. On the auction block is a figural oil-on-canvas painting by Brazilian artist Emiliano di Cavalcanti (1897-1976). He created it in 1948 and titled it “Pescadores” which means fisherman in Spanish. They expect it to bring…

Academy of American Poets: Summer 2014 Activities

The Academy of American Poets is gearing up for the summer. Poetry readings will include an array of poets sharing their words at historic New York City locales including Governors Island’s Colonel’s Row and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The Academy’s summer program receives some of its funding from…

Julian Schnabel’s Recent Projects

Painter and director Julian Schnabel has his fingers in my pies. Just at the moment he is busy with a few projects. This includes the design of the sales center for Vladimir Doronin’s Brickell Flatiron project, as well as the New York art exhibition “View of Dawn in the Tropics, Paintings, 1989–1990.” First exhibited 12…