Gallery Mondays: ‘Shadows & Substance’ by Marcia Haufrecht

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I was walking by Chashama 266 in Midtown West last month when I saw these really great paintings. I loved the summer vibes I got from them so I snapped a pic from the other side of the glass door.

I really need to make an appointment to see one of Chashama 266’s exhibits at some point!

Anyway, these were part of Marcia Haufrecht’s Shadows & Substance exhibit. It reminded me of all the Q53 bus rides I’m not going to miss this summer because I moved out of Queens. Therefore, I no longer have to board a crowded bus full of beach-goers.

Why does anyone want to go to the beach in this scorching heat anyway? The sand is going to burn you!

Be smart like the two in the painting on the far right and visit a lake instead.

Learn more about Shadows & Substance at www.chashama.org/event/shadows_substance.

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Fan Art Fridays: Happy Birthday, Mindy Kaling!

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Mindy Kaling turned 37 today. Gosh, I hope I look as good as her when I’m that age!

In honor of her birthday, I’ve decided to feature this watercolor created by Liana Kangas Neff, inspired by a line from The Mindy Project where Mindy says, “I eat cereal out of wine glasses.”

I kind of want to buy this now.

You can get it for yourself over on Etsy, and be sure to check out the rest of Liana Kangas Neff’s art here.

Fan Art Fridays: Britney Spears

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Early this Friday morning, Britney Spears tweeted a photo of herself surrounded by 16 men on the set of the upcoming music video for her new single “Make Me (Oooh)” featuring G-Eazy.

A few hours later, E! reported that the music video will most likely be out in July, and there’s also a new Britney album on the way for fall 2016.

Stop. Wait. I haven’t even listened to Britney Jean yet! (I know, I know. Shame on me. What have you been doing for the last 3 years, Dana?!)

In celebration of this phenomenal news, I’ve decided to feature this amazing fan art of Britney by Natalie Cunial (you might remember her from Big Brother 9). I found it in a Pinterest board filled with Britney Spears fan art, and this painting stood out to me the most because of its warm color palette.

View the original fan art here and check out more of Natalie Cunial’s paintings at www.artbynatalie.com.

Gallery Mondays: Woodrow White’s ‘Dip’

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Happy Memorial Day!

Lots of beaches and pools are opening today (and if not, they will be soon), marking the first unofficial day of summer.

Because of this, I’ve decided to feature Woodrow White’s painting Dip, which I saw back in 2014 at the Joshua Liner Gallery Your Favorite Artists Favorite Artist exhibit in NYC.

That vibrant green pool water and oscillation is so summer.

See more of Woodrow White’s work at www.woodrowwhite.com.

Gallery Mondays: ‘Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi’

 

olsen twins hiding from the paparazzi

On Friday I went to check out the Olsen Twins Hiding from the Paparazzi exhibit by THNK1994. It was awesome. So awesome I wished I had gone to the opening night.

The paintings were done by Laura Collins, who can’t tell the Olsen twins apart, especially when they’re covering their faces from the paparazzi, so none of them mention which twin is being depicted.

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Fan Art Fridays: RIP Prince

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The world lost a legend on Thursday.

Prince, 57, was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota on Thursday morning. The autopsy to determine his cause of death was done today, and the medical examiner’s office stated that they will release the full results when all exams are complete.

In light of this, I dedicate this week’s Fan Art Fridays to Prince. I chose this wonderful painting of the late musician by Oliana Afano Art (aka 365GreyMatters), inspired by Purple Rain. It definitely does him justice.

View the original fan art here, and enjoy one of my Prince faves, “Kiss,” below.

Gallery Mondays: Rainy Day

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On my trip to Austin in March, I stayed at an Airbnb that had two very nice paintings on the wall. This scene of two women holding umbrellas as they walk toward the Eiffel Tower was one of them.

Today was another rainy day in New York. Upstate even got some snow. So much for spring, huh?

I love how this painting appears like a foggy dream. The street looks so slick from the rain, and the Eiffel Tower almost didn’t make it into the painting!

I have no idea who painted this, but if you do, leave a comment below with a link to the artist’s site!