October is a very busy month, hope you will be able to partake in some of these events.
The Birthday Boys: Thomas Gentille + Peter Skubic, Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ. http://galleryloupe.com/ They celebrate their birthdays on the same day – August 11 and they share their celebrity status as important contemporary jewelry artists who have done pioneering work – one in the United States and one in Europe. Their work can be found in museum and private collections throughout the world. Gallery Loupe will present a first-ever joint exhibition of the work of Thomas Gentille and Peter Skubic from October 9-30, 2012 with the exhibition aptly titled, The Birthday Boys. The exhibition will include films created by both Gentille and Skubic. Both artists will be present for the opening night reception on Saturday evening, Oct. 13th. In addition, Gentille and Skubic will speak at Brooklyn Metal Works on Sunday, October 21, at 4pm.
Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms-Works from 1959-1979, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT. October 20, 2012 – February 24, 2012. Curated by Evan Snyderman of R 20th Century and Alyson Baker of The Aldrich Museum. The first major exhibition of Wendell Castle’s work in over twenty years and the only one to focus exclusively on the period when his inimitable style of ground-breaking sculptural furniture was defined. The iconic designer’s exploration of form and function blurred the boundaries between art, craft, and design, forever changing the way we look at furniture. The exhibition coincides with Castle’s eightieth birthday and will be accompanied by a publication of his work. The Aldrich will host a public opening featuring a panel discussion, book signing, docent-led tours, and family activities on Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm. Free for members; free with the price of admission for non-members.
Architecture and Design Film Festival, October 18-21, 2012. Now in its fourth season, ADFF has become the premier festival for showcasing films about architecture and design. This year’s festival at Tribeca Cinemas will offer more than 25 films from around the world, panel discussions with design leaders and filmmakers and architectural driving tours of lower Manhattan in a new Audi A8! A panel discussion featuring Massimo Vignelli will take place on October 20th. For more information visit: http://adfilmfest.com/portal/ny2012
The Model Alliance: Sara Ziff and Susan Scafadi, Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Center, first floor. Join model Sara Ziff and legal scholar Susan Scafidi for a discussion of the Model Alliance, the nonprofit advocacy group for American fashion models founded by Ziff in 2011. The Model Alliance works with the Fashion Law Institute, established by Scafidi at Fordham University, to promote fair labor standards for models in the U.S. Ziff will also discuss her work as a producer on the film Picture Me, which chronicles models’ experiences in the fashion industry. Susan Scafidi is the first educator to offer a course in fashion law, and she has been internationally recognized for her leadership in the field.
Hal Rubenstein in conversation with Valerie Steele, Saturday, October 27, 11:30 am, Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium, Marvin Feldman Center, second floor. Hal Rubenstein is the fashion director at InStyle magazine. As an authority on celebrity style, Rubenstein has appeared on TV shows such as Today and The View. He will be talking to Valerie Steele, director of MFIT, about his book, 100 Unforgettable Dresses, now in its fourth printing. This event is part of the Designers & Books Fair, to be held at FIT on October 27 and 28. There is a $20 charge per person to attend. Please register at designersandbooks.com.
WantedDesign invites you to join the conversation with two leaders of the New York design community.
Saturday October 13th, from 6pm to 8pm at the Design Within Reach Soho studio, 68 Wooster Street (between Spring and Broome) DWR President and CEO John Edelman, Herman Miller™ Executive Creative Director Ben Watson and Designer Jeffrey Bernett – for an engaging conversation about authenticity and the state of modern furniture and design in 2012, moderated by Surface magazine Editor-in-Chief Dan Rubinstein and Tuesday October 16th, from 6pm to 8pm at the Ligne Roset showroom
250 Park Avenue South (between 19th and 20th St)- Antoine Roset, Executive Vice President, Ligne Roset Americas and Gensler designers, Ed Wood, Principal and Yeesan Loh, Associate. They will share their visions in creating tomorrow’s new living and working spaces. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by October 10th
Helen W. Drutt English: Rooms of Revelation, Environments of Contemporary Crafts. NYSID, Wednesday, October 10, 6pm. Helen W. Drutt English, curatorial consultant, author and founder/director of Helen Drutt Philadelphia, will show several very different homes of collectors of contemporary crafts, discuss how the collections evolved and how they are presented in residences ranging from a contemporary Richard Meier modern home to an 1847 Philadelphia townhouse. NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th street, NYC. Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students are free. To purchase tickets in advance, e-mail email@example.com or call 212-472-1500 x405.
The Textured Interior: the Fabric Designs of D.D. and Leslie Tillett and the Next Generation, Tuesday, October 30 6:30pm , Museum of the City of New York and NYSID are co-hosting a special evening on how contemporary textile designers, fabric houses, and interior designers are approaching their work and building on the legacy of D.D. and Leslie Tillett, who are the subject of the MCNY exhibition, “ The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett.” Speakers include Steven Stolman, president of Scalamandre Fabrics; textile designer Lori Weitzner; and interior designer Vicente Wolf. Moderated by MCNY curator Donald Albrecht. Reception to follow. Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Tickets: $15 for general public, $12 for seniors and students, $10 for MCNY members and NYSID community (enter NYSID1030 at checkout). Purchase tickets at mcny.org or call 917-492-3392.
The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, at The Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York, 19 – 25 October 2012. Featuring some of the world’s top dealers, The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show consistently attracts large crowds to enjoy and buy from a superb variety of items, including silver, sculpture, bronzes, furniture, carpets and textiles, jewellery, pictures, ceramics and glass. All works are for sale under the strictest vetting conditions.