Saturday, February 25, 2012

Walk the High Line - Community is Art!

Today is the day - and a sunny (but cool) day it's promising to be! Come one come all to the High Line for a warming walk through art and to artists - make your day come alive!

Yes, we'll ascend the stairs and achieve an epiphany - as we walk through a Community as Art.
We will learn about the history of this great new park, and the neighborhood of which it is now a fantastic part, and learn about the team of designers and architects who renovated this rail line. We'll talk about the the art and artists whose work we'll see there, and which we'll visit as we descend into the largest center of contemporary art in the world.

Meet us at 11:00 am this Saturday, February 25, and next Saturday, March 3 at W. 14th Street and 9th Avenue. Call 917-921-9273 or e-mail The Street Teacher at

The Walk is $20 cash - see you there!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

New! - Walk the High Line to the Artists of Chelsea

This early spring, late winter, will be a great time for art in New York. On March 8 to 11 The Armory Art Show, with more than 120 galleries from around the world displaying modern and contemporary art at Piers 92 and 94 at 12th Avenue and 55th Street, will be in action. Please check the website for all details - for there are some significant innovations in this year's show, such as their "inaugural edition of Armory Film, curated by the Moving Image Fair, and Solo Projects, a section dedicated to single artist presentations, and the Media Lounge, where on-site programs including Armory Film, Open Forum - the lively talk series - and Armory Performance will take place." It's quite a show - look at their website before going!

As you can see by the picture, artists do tend to start young, and this one is in his mother's studio in a great building on W. 21st Street, where many artists work on a daily basis. It may be many years before his work will be at the Armory show, but virtually every artist in the building has an opportunity. And, on February 25 (see below!) The Street Teacher shall be leading a tour from 14th St. and 9th Avenue up the High Line to these studios and galleries as well, getting you a head start on the season.

But for us in February, and virtually every day of the year in fact, there are artists in Chelsea, working every day on new art. In fact, this is one of the most important and influential art districts in the world, with hundreds of galleries - and for us one great building with many working artists.

Meet artists at work in their studios and talk with them about their processes of creation. Ask them what inspires them, and become acquainted with creators of contemporary art. Why, you might even imagine commissioning a work of art for your - home!

The High Line Art Walk

Date: Saturday February 25, 2012
Time: 11:ooam
Meeting Place: W. 14th St. and 9th Avenue, outside The Diner
Length of Tour: 2 to 3 hours
Price: $20 cash, or $20.75 credit card.
Please register by e-mail at

We will start promptly at 11:00. Please try your best. If you find yourself running late, please call 917-921-9273 to let us know, and we'll tell you where to meet us. But please remember: we begin our walk at 11:00am.