Fall is here and the leaves are changing color. Nothing more glorious than an October weekend in New York City. This past weekend showcased what a splendid fall weekend in the city can entail. From the vibrant costumes of people attending the New York City Comic Con to the long Columbus day weekend, everyone was out and about. Chelsea was full and the galleries were packed with people and escorted groups learning about the latest trends in art. Check out Frank Stella at Paul Kasmin Gallery and Banksey at the Taglialatella Galleries. Both are great shows to walk around and browse and both were crowded on a Thursday when we were there. Head on over to 20th Street to the building housing the Kim Foster Gallery. Currently on view is Sarah Leahy who does paintings on plexiglas which are luminescent and resemble photographs. ACA Gallery and Denise Bibro Gallery always have great exhibits and check out Andre Zarre and Ricco Maresca as well. They are in the same building and always worth a peek. We do the entire building as it has great artists whose works never fail to surprise. If you head over to 10th and 18th, check out the Lori Bookstein Gallery and a retail store named "Story" who changes their entire store display every 6 to 8 weeks. Don't forget to grab a coffee or chai and head up to the High Line. One of our favorite ways to spend a glorious autumnal afternoon walking above the buildings of Chelsea. In the evening, get tickets for "Fun Home" or "Hamilton"...or some off-Broadway tickets to "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" or "Stomp" always a great show. Enjoy fall in the city and don't forget to check out the Lower East-Side and Uptown for fun exhibits and happenings!
Maryann J. Riker, owner of JUSTARIP Press is a mixed-media artist who delights in designing and creating artist's books and creating collaborative book art projects as well as viewing other book artists' work. She definitely enjoys the process!