In a fusion of artistic expression and ultra-premium tequila, Tequila Avión recently hosted an unforgettable evening to unveil their exclusive art collaboration with acclaimed artist, muralist, and painter Gustavo Zermeño Jr.
On November SIXth, the Museum of Broadway officially opened its special exhibit, “SIX: The Royal Gallery,” honoring Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s esteemed show, SIX The Musical.
Multimedia Artist Hisham Akira Bharoocha Debuts Custom Art Installation At The Cristina Grajales Gallery In NYC
Multimedia Artist Hisham Akira Bharoocha Debuts Custom Art Installation Cristina Grajales Gallery NYC.
Giving us all a well needed disconnect from reality, ROLL THE BONES (RTB) theatre company transformed audience members to simpler times with immersive theatre experience, No. 9.
A delightful excuse to bond, No. 9 is designed for pairs who are willing to unplug for an hour to escape into one of three worlds: Asheville, North Carolina in 1986, Redding, Connecticut in 2007 or where we ended up; in 1993 chilling outside of a trailer in Twentynine Palms, California with our host, Lynne. Before the experience began, each pair received a watch preset to go off after an hour; which marked the end of our visit.
It was a starry night in Twentynine Palms on October 13, and friends and partners were kicked back on lawn chairs with a cooler full of beers and powdered sparkling cider. In addition to the dim lighting, sounds of crickets and life like set; Lynne’s nomadic and welcoming spirit ignited an eclectic mix of conversations ranging from constellations, the vibrations crystals and humans share and the emergence of TLC.
Created and directed by RTB Artistic Director, Taylor Myers, and Michael Ryterband, No. 9 is “ a human-centric answer to the loneliness epidemic of the digital age.” The production was accompanied by a seamless shift to the Dead Letter Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge where audience memembers were served chili, pizza, and other comfort foods and cocktails.
Opened to the public on October 14, No. 9 is set to run through early November. Tickets can be purchased on their website.
This past Friday, September 29 Pedro Pérez opened his first art exhibit since the Artforum in 1988. Working privately for the last three decades, he has refused to exhibit his work until now.
On the Scene: Delphine Diallo presents exhibition “Rhythm and Flow: Celebrating the Fluidity of Femineity”
Delphine Diallo is a visual artist and photographer who’s captivated the industry with her deep exploration of women, race, and history through her lens. A major aspect of Diallo’s work is mythology. She often makes her subjects appear almost as powerful mythical beings in her photos. Each photograph tells a unique story, showcasing the strength, vulnerability, and grace of feminity.
Prior to the reveal of the works, a short film “Soulscapes: The Artistic Journey of Delphine Diallo,” was shown.”Soulscapes” sees Diallo in Paris, New York, and Miami encapsulated by moments of nature and movement. In a park in New York, she gives a demonstration of how Tai Chi helps her to balance her mind and body so that she may explore the soul of her creations. One clip sees her submerged by water at a beach symbolizing rebirth and clips of fire that symbolize death. As the film develops, Diallo brings viewers along her creative journey. She discusses how carefully stacking images and other components gives her collages the narrative richness they possess. The film was directed by Nicole Ianniello and produced by DK Johnston, with cinematography by Marissa Kaiser, additional footage by Marilyn Clark, and edited by Dorian Duvall.
Seeing the actual work Diallo was able to create from this film was stunning. With a keen eye for detail and a deep appreciation for the beauty of the female form, Diallo photographs the simple movements of woman. Each frame is adorned in an intricate collage of images. The collages contain images of historical African art and photographs of the human body. The border additionally seems woven by braids, a staple of Black culture. Diallo’s work has often voiced the struggles and beauty of the Black diaspora. This exhibition served as a powerful reminder of the importance of representation and the celebration of Black beauty. It is through such exhibitions that honor and elevate narratives that have been historically marginalized. Diallo’s talent and dedication shine through every captured moment, making the photos a remarkable and inspiring experience that will leave a lasting impact on all who have the privilege to witness it.
The exhibition is on display at 685 Third Avenue through November 2023.
NEW YORK, NY – From September 22 to October 1, the multidisciplinary design studio and showroom café Hudson Wilder in DUMBO, Brooklyn, will act as a sanctuary not only for contemporary home goods, but also for the curated art and design exhibit “Playing House”.
New York Fashion Week is back and active, as everyone gathered near and far to be apart of the many shows, press events and after parties. It’s a full week affair and on Saturday September 9th I had the pleasure of attending Leonardo 5th Avenues NYFW Runway show located at the infamous Spring Studios.
New York City on a rainy September evening, anticipation and excitement filled the air. I had the privilege of attending a highly anticipated fashion show at Spring Studios, a venue renowned for hosting some of the most prestigious events in the fashion industry. Leonardo 5th Avenue promised to be an unforgettable experience, and I was eager to immerse myself in their collection. Designers, Leonardo and Ana Sofia, debuted their RTW Spring/Summer 2024 collection on the runway with the rainy day, but the show must go on. Leonardo’s show was filled with so many unique attendees dressed to impress. As the doors to the hall opened, I made my way to the front row, where the runway extended like a glistening pathway. The stage was bathed in bright lighting, creating an atmosphere of anticipation. The pristine white catwalk seemed to stretch into infinity, a canvas awaiting the artistry of the designers.
The show commenced with a breathtaking display of creativity and innovation. The designer’s collection was a unique expression of their artistic vision, and I was captivated by the diversity of styles on display. From sleek and minimalistic ensembles to bold, avant-garde creations, every piece pushed the boundaries of fashion. The destructed tailored suits, paired with the models dark grungy black Smokey eye makeup, was the perfect combination of elegance and grunge. The models, with their impeccable poise and grace, glided down the runway at first in pairs of two. They walked with a vampire blank expression, sharp movements and confidence that brought the garments to life. The music pulsated in harmony with the designs, adding an extra layer of excitement to the spectacle. This is my first viewing of the brands clothing and I was blown away. The innovation of turning unisex suits into rockstar styled outfits is amazing. The collection was a mix of high fashion quality with street style inspiration. One model had a suit with a studded choker, long cape attached to the romper style suit and chunky leather high heel boots. This was a moment everyone’s jaw dropped in awe of this silhouette.
What I found equally fascinating was the backstage chaos that contrasted with the elegance on the runway. Hair and makeup artists worked tirelessly to ensure each model’s look was impeccable. Designers and their teams hurriedly made last-minute adjustments to the outfits, and the energy backstage was electric. As a fellow model, I saw a few familiar faces that are good friends of mine and other fabulous models I’ve shared a runway with. It’s always a proud moment to see models flourish and grow while being chosen to walk show to show throughout the chaos of fashion week.
The final walk, where all the models appeared together, was a spectacular. The audience erupted in applause, acknowledging the immense talent and hard work of the designers, models, and everyone involved in making the event a reality. Leonardo and Ana Sofia graced the runway with their presence and walked amongst a roaring applause in support and congratulations to their showcased collection. They took pictures, press gathered for interviews and others hurried to the next show.
Congratulations to Leonardo 5th Avenue. I am now aware of this brand and will be on the lookout for what is to come of their next collections and even interests in pulling one of their fabulous evening wear pieces. For more information about Leonardo 5th Avenue, check out their instagram and vogue runway pictures online.
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Grady Brannan, the famous music photographer renowned for capturing the electrifying moments of live performances, has just unveiled his latest exhibition, ALL ACCESS ALL THE TIME. It’s a remarkable showcase of 24 stunning photographs that encapsulate the spirit of music over the past decade. The exhibition had a tremendous opening night affair at the Comstock Realty Partners Maclac Building in San Francisco on June 8th. Now, from June 9th to the 23rd, you can experience this incredible display of Brannan’s work for yourself at 198 Utah St. It’s a production by Holly Baxter of HBA Art Advisory in collaboration with the non-profit organization Value Culture, founded by community leader Adam Swig.
Brannan’s photographs bring you up close and personal with some of music’s biggest stars. You’ll see captivating shots of legends like Slash from Guns N’ Roses, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Ghostface Killah from Wu-Tang Clan, and local icons G-Eazy, Kehlani, and Too Short. The exhibition is packed with a plethora of stardom, including Drake, Diplo, Alice Cooper, and Trippie Redd. Brannan’s images transport you to the heart of these live performances, breathing life into the magic of music itself. His extraordinary work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, Billboard, and has even graced album covers and promotional materials for some of the biggest names in the music industry.
The event featured lots of amazing guests like Actor, Model and Pro Skateboarder Nico Hiraga, DJ’s Aux Chord and Dials, Pro Skater Jack Curtin, Philanthropist Navid Armstrong, DJ Justin Martini, APF DJ Kawasaki, artist Sean Newport, Stern Grove board chair Matthew Goldman, developers Mark Calvano and Adrian Comstock, Gucci’s Kenetha Holsey Martin and Mike Starr, Dr. Evan Kletter, Future Bars founder Doug Dalton, Architect Jose Luis Palacios, The SF Standard’s Meaghan Mitchell, and influencers Andrew De Los Santos and Brandon Tran. Monarch Beverage Company served Lo Siento tequila cocktails and Tolago’s, plus non alcoholic beverages from Optimist Botanicals and Liquid Death canned water.
But there’s more to this exhibition than just stunning photographs. It’s also an opportunity to support the non-profit organization Value Culture. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will be donated to Value Culture, whose mission is to produce and support artistic, educational, charitable, and spiritual events that inspire individuals to contribute to their communities. By attending this exhibition, you’ll not only immerse yourself in the world of music but also make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. So don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience!
ALL ACCESS ALL THE TIME is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be open on weekends from 11am-4pm July 1 & 2, 2023 at the MacLac Building, 198 Utah Street in San Francisco, California.