Weekend Wrap-up

Kenny Scharf at the StandardKenny Scharf's "Red Scary Guy" at the Highline

We hope everyone had a great Father's Day weekend and spent lots of time celebrating dad with lots of treats (and grilled delights, if we know our office dads). We're wrapping up the week that was with a few pics from late last week, including our Thursday afternoon art outing with the office, and looking ahead to all the fun thing we have coming up. Last Thursday afternoon saw us visiting the Standard Hotel to see Kenny Scharf's Red Scary Guy with our crew of wonderful interns (see above). We particularly loved the jewel detail in the eye of the monster. Craving some Scharf for your own digs? We highly recommend his infectious Space Happy (it's better than his Space Vomit, trust us). From there we headed up on the Highline and meandered deeper into Chelsea where we landed at David Zwirner for the other half of the Jeff Koons Chelsea takeover entitled "Gazing Ball". Koons' shiny metallic orbs take over the Zwirner space where they are less brash than the monumental Koons sculptures at Gagosian but utterly mesmerizing. We could have spent all day staring into the glossy depths

Gazing Ball, Jeff Koons at David ZwirnerJeff Koons' "Gazing Ball" at David Zwirner

Next up on Friday our Director of Content Grace attended the Art from the Heart exhibition at the Bronx Museum of Art - a special exhibition organized by Free Arts NYC showcasing the great student art projects made by Free Arts kids and volunteers around the city. Grace is proud to be a Weekly Mentor with Free Arts which pairs volunteers with kids in underserved communities for twelve-week sessions of art making; "it's my favorite night of the week" she says. For more information about Free Arts' great programing or to get involved, check out their website.

Free Arts Nyc

 "Art from the Heart" hosted by Free Arts NYC at the Bronx Museum

Art from the Heart exhibition Free Arts NYC Art from the Heart Free Arts NYC

Plus we sat down with Yolande Whitcomb of the Art Dossier to talk about super cool initiative The Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project

Coming up this week: we've got a great newsletter planned with Interior Designer Allison Lind from HomePolish, we talk hot summer reads and promoting literacy with the Director of Books for Kids, we plan a Thursday art outing (to be revealed) and much MORE... (psst. don't forget to follow us on instagram and twitter too!)



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