With everything transpiring in the world, it’s nice to take a break and let yourself be inspired visually.  Street art, murals and graffiti, are so prominent in today’s culture and this genre of art is finally getting the recognition it deserves. My first time to Wynwood Walls, I was completely captivated by this incredible district. It was truly like nothing...
The city of Hackensack is partnering with the Northern NJ Community Foundation and the Together New Jersey consortium to develop a plan for converting the downtown Demarest Place Pedestrian walkway into an ART walk.  The project will receive up to $20,000 in technical assistance through TNJ's Local Technical Assistance Program. Funding for the Program is provided by the North Jersey Transportation...
The city of Hackensack located in the heart of Bergen County and just outside of New York City, is experiencing a renewal. As the plans are coming to fruition, the buildings are being constructed, art is being created on Main street and the future is bright. Off the beaten path is Union Street Park, a collection of street art curated...
Don’t miss the 18th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens.  Each year, the NYBG in the Bronx puts on one of the most beautiful exhibitions in the world.  Let’s face it, New York in February can be a bit dull.  If you are looking to brighten up your life, there is no better way than to...
Painter Tony Seker is the February featured artist at bergenPAC with his exhibition Life is a Cabaret!. There will be an artist reception on Feb. 6th from 6-8 pm in the Drapkin Cabaret and Lounge. Tony Seker is a local artist with a global perspective. His “action” painting style, ironically inspired by the likes of Peter Sellers and Victor Borge, fuses...
If you've visited Nork (Newark) recently, you probably noticed 14 brand new murals downtown.  This extra-large transformative project was made possible by a collaborative called ‘Four Corners Public Arts’. The 14 murals are part of the first phase of a multi-phase beautification. All the works of art are on Treat Place and Beaver Street in the city’s Downtown District. The artists...
If you're in Rockland, Bergen or Westchester Counties consider checking out the new exhibit from abstract artist Tony Seker and photographer Julie Scholz at the Piermont Flywheel Gallery.   The show will be from November 22nd until December 8th. About Tony: As a young refugee of the Lebanese Civil War, Seker began to express his anti-war sentiment & hope to inspire global...
Looking to do something interesting this week in the gold coast? Look no further.. FLAG Art Group (Fort Lee Art Group) is having a weeklong exhibition that highlights creative local artists in the community.  ‘All Media, All Cultures – Beyond Cultural Identities’, is curated by Nino Macharashvili and hosted by Nine on the Hudson in WNY, NJ. On Friday, the...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has officially announced The Costume Institute’s theme for the 2020 exhibition and gala will be “About Time: Fashion and Duration.”  In line with the Museum's 150th-anniversary celebration the exhibit is to showcase over a century and a half of fashion presented along a disruptive timeline from 1870 to the present. Costume Institute 2020 Exhibit Showcases...
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Too large to be a pocket pet, dog grooming fun has enabled larger pups to become a fashion accessory statement as well. Extreme makeovers have been turning barking fur babies into colorful and interesting works of art. From a Simple Pet to a Dog Grooming Fashion Statement Just as the children need to be bathed and groomed so do the doggies....
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As Memorial Day approaches, those in the north are enthusiastically climbing out of hibernation to ready the abode's decor for summer fun. Whether living life in the Hamptons, a big city or one’s home town, invite the season inside by rejoicing with a bit of redecorating prepared to celebrate living the life that summer brings. Add Summer Decor with Fresh...
Yung Jake has been a busy guy.  The LA-based emerging artists has been featured on Viceland, Complex, NY Times and 60 Sec Docs. https://youtu.be/qkvmUNqg69U Many may recognize Yung Jake from his music but he also creates infamous emoji portraits that have been featured in gallergies such as the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton in 2017/2018.  From April 20-May 27, 2019, he is back...
Splendor Design is a company that continues to win awards for a wide array of projects on both sides of the Hudson.  Their incredible design team has created some iconic projects making it one of the hottest companies in our area.  They have become the go-to company for real estate marketing and branding.  We had an opportunity to sit...
Today's images came from the Bronx.  Judy snapped these amazing shots from the ongoing Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens. The 'Orchard Show' is from February 23rd until April 28th. If you have some photographs of New York or New Jersey that you would like to share, please shoot us an email at Media@NYNJ.com. On Instagram? Make sure to tag...
Who: Tony Seker & Julie Scholz What: Art Gallery Where: Piermont Flywheel Gallery 233 Ash Street Piermont, NY 10968 When: April 4th - April 21st Opening Reception Hors d'oeuvres & wine Friday, April 5th. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Tony Seker As a young refugee of the Lebanese civil war, sequestered in a hotel room with my brothers, I searched for answers amidst the despair. I found hope yearning within...
Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 68-story skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn will include the “highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere” on its roof.  You may recognize KPF’s work from a little building that is near completion called ‘30 Hudson Yards’.  Two brand new renderings show the infinity pool as part of a “rooftop oasis” that Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has designed...