The 3-month pop-up on New York's Lower East Side was a pretty great experience. To write that I learned a lot curating, installing and managing the art and space on the corner of Grand and Orchard Streets would be an understatement. Here are a few things that I learned; I love the Lower East Side (specifically Orchard St!) Mostly artists visit galleries (specifically artists seeking a venue in which to show their work) and new collectors need solid, practical information (specifically, how to get started.)
While I have opinions on the second topic - I intend to title one blog "Artists; You're Doing it Wrong" - I'm devoting this space to those who love art and are thinking they'd like to collect it. New Collectors. Perhaps this describes YOU. Or someone you love. Or someone you work for. Etc.
Please check out my blog every two weeks or so for new information and ideas concerning the ins and outs of collecting. I'll also provide occasional show reviews and other relevant data. It will be well-written and topical. And sexy. It will be sexy. In a wow-I-really-love-how-Shannon-knows-all-this-stuff-about-art-yet-she's-so-accessible-not-hard-to-comprehend-at-all kind of way.
Happy New Year!
UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Pickle Fest has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. The gallery walking tour is still scheduled.
There are two good reasons to get down to the LES this weekend. That is, besides visiting CollectiCo.
First, the LES BID monthly gallery tour (the last one of the year!) is this Sunday, October 28th at 1:00pm. The tour, lead by Neighborhod artist Aaron Thompson, will start at the LES BID office at 54 Orchard St. (between Grand and Hester.) Don't miss this up-close look at the dynamic art scene that's invigorating New York's Lower East Side.
Second, this Sunday, October 28 is also LES Pickle Day! It's going to be a afternoon of fun with everything from urban croquet to rappin' grannies. And, oh yeah, barrels of pickles. There will lots of other great food from neighborhood vendors, and great shopping all along Orchard Street.