Friday, February 22, 2019

AI Art ????Check out The Art of Technology, Scope New York March 7-10 2019

SCOPE New York 2019 | The Art of Technology
AICAN, Alternative Facts- The Multi, 135x135cm, AI Generated Artwork | Courtesy of AICAN
SCOPE will continue its legacy of critically-acclaimed VIP Programming by partnering with Masterworksto curate a VIP panel exploring the impact of technology on the art market and the future of collecting, hosted at the exclusive members-only Norwood Club.

Panelists Marisa Kayyem, Ph.D. (Art Advisor & Christie's Education), Nahema Mehta (Art Remba & Absolut Art), Lori Hotz (, and Jennifer Davidson (AICAN) will join Masterwork's Masha Golovina in conversation. By Invitation Only.
MARCH 07 -10
Following the critical success of Miami Beach, SCOPE New York welcomes 60 international exhibitors for its 19th edition at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea featuring The New Contemporary. Cultivating a diverse range of special projects, SCOPE has awarded Travel Grants and Program Awards to exhibitors featuring focused statements through solo or thematic shows. LEARN MORE.

Catch Dan Weldon Aesop's Fables: Experimental works on Paper Opening at the Adler Gallery Port Washington LIbrary Sat March 2nd. 2-4


Thursday, February 21, 2019

OK This is a horse day!!! Very sweet Therapy Horses On Because of Horses Podcast. See below info

Gentle Carousel
Miniature Therapy Horses to be
Spotlighted on Because of Horses 

Magic visits a friend at the Ronald McDonald House
This week on Because of Horses, Elise spotlights miniature horses who bring a their healing comfort to those in need.

For over 20 years, Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses have been bringing comfort and support to individuals, families and communities which have experienced loss, tragedy or trauma. From hospital rooms to scenes of natural disaster, these miniature horses have offered their own brand of healing to those most in need.

Founded in 1996, this Gainesville, Florida-based nonprofit has helped to heal over 25,000 adults and children across the United States. The organization is supported entirely by volunteers, donations and grants. Gentle Therapy horses do everything from work with occupational, physical and speech therapists to offering comfort at the scenes of traumatic events such as natural disasters, violence or loss. Their horses have worked in hospitals and hospices, as well as at community tragedies from the shooting at Sandy Hook to those dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

The Gentle Carousel equine therapists must complete a two-year training protocol which includes learning how to walk up and down stairs, ride in elevators, navigate hospital and camera equipment and maneuver in small rooms. In addition, all Gentle Carousel therapy horses are house trained and desensitized to sounds like alarms, sirens and helicopters.
Dream meets Superman
Through their literacy program “Reading is Magic,” Gentle Carousel therapy horses are also brought into schools, at-risk youth programs, literacy events and libraries. Several Gentle Carousel horses look like equine characters in popular children’s books, while others are actual characters in books the children are reading.

Magic is one of the most famous of Gentle Carousel’s horses. Named by Times magazine as one of “History’s 10 Most Courageous Animals,” Magic is a member of both the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the USEF/Equus Foundation Halls of Fame. Most recently, she was inducted as an official deputy with the Alachua County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office.

From comforting victims of unexpected tragedy to assisting those who are injured, ill or suffering a loss, the Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy horses have been there to help humans heal.

Listen to Elise’s conversation Friday, Feb. 22.

Hi Alll, A different Art form. My grandson plays Polo, I am a fan. Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame Gala Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame Gala Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Outstanding New Hall of Fame Inductees

The polo community gathered together on the evening of Friday, Feb. 15, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner Gala. On this milestone occasion, six pillars of the sport of polo were recognized for their achievements: Daniel Gonzalez, Gerald Balding, Karlene Beal Garber, John. B Armstrong, and polo horses Mr. Polo and Conover.

Hall of Fame inductees include Daniel Gonzalez, Gerald Balding, Karlene Beal Garber, John. B Armstrong, and polo horses Mr. Polo and Conover. Photo: Krystal Zaskey Photography
Guests enjoyed a red carpet welcome, featuring a cocktail hour thanks to the incredible support from sponsors Lipman Brothers LLC, Robert Lipman, Margaret Lipman Orthwein, Brown-Forman, Bacardi USA, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Korbel Champagne, Line 39 Wine and Old Hickory Bourbon. Attendees mixed-and-mingled while enjoying the intriguing historical exhibits of the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame.
The night continued with guests seated for a full course dinner, sponsored by Marc and Melissa Ganzi, Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, and Grand Champions Polo Club. The induction ceremony was initiated by Master of Ceremonies and Museum Chairman Marty Cregg with Melissa Ganzi, Museum President, assisting with the presentation of awards. Each guest at the dinner was given a very special gift, PoloArt the 2018 Season, a collection of photos and artwork by Melinda Brewer. Published by the Museum, this project celebrates the great ponies of our sport each season, sponsored by Iconica Foundation and Central New York Community Foundation, with additional funding support from Karlene Beal Garber.

Leverett Miller accepted the award for Harry Payne Whitney's horse Conover, with wife Linda. Photo: Alex Pacheco

The first awards of the night went to two of polo's greatest equine heroes, Conover and Mr. Polo. Conover, owned by 10-goaler Harry Payne Whitney, was a horse that helped put American Hall of Fame players known as "the Big Four" on the international polo map in the early 1900's, serving as a favored mount for Whitney's great teammate Monty Waterbury. Accepting the award was Whitney's grandson, Leverett Miller. The distinction awarded to Memo Gracida's loyal war pony, Mr. Polo, was accepted by Mimi Gracida Boyle on behalf of Memo, who wrote a touching speech read aloud about the memorable Mr. Polo, an off-the-track Thoroughbred known for his timeless polo career which helped Gracida win an exceptional eight U.S. Open Polo Championship titles. 

Mimi Gracida Boyle accepted the award for Memo Gracida's horse, Mr. Polo. Photo: Krystal Zaskey Photography

John B. Armstrong, a trailblazer of polo across south Texas and beyond, was honored with the Posthumous Iglehart Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to the sport. Armstrong, a 6-goal handicapper that played polo for 65 years, was best known for his long-standing influence and example of sportsmanship both on and off of the field. The award was accepted by John's son, Stewart Armstrong.

Stewart Armstrong accepted the Posthumous Iglehart Award on behalf of father John B. Armstrong. Photo: Krystal Zaskey Photography

Karlene Beal Garber was the living recipient of the Philip Iglehart Award, surrounded by an entourage of family members supporting her in attendance. Garber, part of one of the most prominent polo families, has given back to the sport for many years through her charity work with the Polo Training Foundation, the Federation of International Polo, and for the good of the sport in general.

In addition, Garber had an exceptional career on the field, making history in 1999 with her all-women's BTA team of Caroline Anier, Susan Stovall, and Kristy Waters by defeating the entire field of 13 mixed teams in Eldorado Polo Club's January 4-goal league. "I'm humbled and thrilled to be in the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame," said Garber. "It is the honor of a lifetime."
Karlene Beal Garber, recipient of the living Philip Iglehart Award, presented by Melissa Ganzi. Photo: Alex Pacheco

Gerald Matthews Balding, a superstar of the Golden Age of polo in the 1930s, was chosen for the Posthumous Hall of Fame category. Balding was a 10-goal player from England that came to the United States to help teach the sport to Americans. Balding's successful career spanned the globe in England, the United States, India and Argentina, with highlights including winning the U.S. Open Polo Championship in 1935 and 1936, and the Monty Waterbury Cup in 1930 and 1935. The award was accepted by his daughter Gail Balding King.

The Posthumous Hall of Fame category award for Gerald Balding was accepted by his daughter Gail Balding King, presented by Melissa Ganzi. Photo: Alex Pacheco

Selected as the Living Hall of Fame Award recipient, Daniel Gonzalez accepted his award in style. The U.S. rated 9-goal player and the Argentine 10-goal player was there to receive the award with overwhelming support from the crowd. Gonzalez spoke candidly about winning the award, "For me, it is a great honor to be here because it is a part of something unbelievable. I am very happy to be inducted with all of the international polo legends. Not everyone has the chance to do that and I am very honored."

Living Hall of Fame Award recipient Daniel Gonzalez. Photo: Krystal Zaskey Photography

The glamorous night was packed with polo stars including Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, in addition to many other former Hall of Fame Inductees such as Glen Holden, Tony Coppola, Mariano Aguerre, Jimmy Newman, Ruben Gracida, Julian Hipwood, Frederick P. Mannix, Leverett S. Miller, Gonzalo Pieres, Bill Sinclaire, Charles Smith and Paul T. von Gontard.
The Hall of Fame Dinner is the largest fundraiser for the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame each year, but it could not take place without the support of the polo community and all of the incredible sponsors. Their generosity allows the Polo Museum and Hall of Fame to continue its mission to preserve the history of polo for generations to come. Additionally, the Museum would like to thank Alex Pacheco and Krystal Zaskey Photography for their photography support.
David Cummings, President and CEO of USPA Global Licensing, Inc., Pamela Cummings, Brenda Lynn, Museum of Polo Director of Development and George DuPont, Executive Director of the Museum of Polo. Photo: Krystal Zaskey Photography
About the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame:
The Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the sport, its history, development and traditions by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting collections, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport. The Museum is a rich repository of documents and physical treasures which include works of art, historic trophies, artifacts, books, statistics, periodicals, films, videos, recordings and memorabilia.
The Hall of Fame honors the heroes of the sport, each year inducting icons of the past and eligible living heroes of polo. The Hall of Fame Induction Awards Dinner Gala takes place each year on the Friday of President's Day weekend in February.
For more information, visit their website here.
Gala Dinner Sponsors:

Marc &

Wine and Spirits Sponsors:
Robert S. Lipman & Margaret Lipman Orthwein

Entertainment Sponsor:
Wayne & Pamela Garrison
PoloArt Gift Book Sponsor:
Central New York Community Foundation with additional support from Karlene Beal Garber
Horses to Remember Portraits:
Melinda Brewer
Photography/Social Media & Press Support:

Jack Whitman - Junior Social Media Liaison
Traveling Outreach Program:
The Ganzi Family & the Potamkin Family


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Travois exhibits Renowned Native American Artist, Holly Wilson, in Kansas City March 1st.

Media Contact: Beth Kapp, Eden Rensing or Shannon McGraw

Travois is hosting a juried art exhibition series featuring North American Indigenous artists at our headquarters in the heart of metro Kansas City.
The Crossroads Arts District is the site of one of the country’s strongest First Friday eventsand attracts up to 10,000 people from across the heartland.
Our mission is to support and promote American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nation, Inuit, Métis, and Indigenous Mexican artists through juried exhibition.
Our vision is to see Indigenous artists more prominently featured and powerfully supported in metropolitan Kansas City.
  March 1, 2019

“Below The Surface” by Holly Wilson (Delaware Nation/Cherokee)

Contemporary multi-media artist Holly Wilson (Delaware Nation/Cherokee) has been exhibiting her intimate bronzes, photography, and encaustic relief paintings nationally and internationally since the early 1990s. Her figures serve as her storytellers to the world, conveying stories of the sacred and the precious, capturing moments of our day, our vulnerabilities and our strengths. The stories are at one time both representations of family history as well as personal experiences. Holly’s work reaches a broad audience allowing the viewer the opportunity to see their personal connection. She works in a variety of media including bronzes, encaustic, photography, glass and clay.
For Travois First Fridays, the exhibition will feature photography and sculptures. Read more about Holly on her website. 
Join us Friday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m.
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March 1, 2019 – Artist Holly Wilson (Delaware Nation/Cherokee) featured at First Friday opening


Contact Eva Schulte at or 816-994-8970.

For those who pilgrimage to Art Dubai see the artists in residence you may meet


12 artists from Latin America’s leading galleries have arrived in the UAE to take up artist residencies for between 4 and 8 weeks engaging with the UAE’s cultural dialogue to create new artworks to be exhibited at the fair.


Developed by contemporary arts institution Kunsthalle Lissabon, this year’s performance programme is a celebration of togetherness and explores the unifying aspects of gatherings of people for dances, processions and festivities.


Highlights include the return of annual transdisciplinary arts conference Global Art Forum, under the theme of ‘School is a Factory’. and Modern Symposium, which returns in a new format as a series of four one-hour ‘masterclasses’.


Returning to the fair for its fourth year, Piaget presents ‘L’Art de L’Or, an exhibition dedicated to the medium of gold with an installation by French Maitre d’Art Pierre Bonnefille. Its CEO, Chabi Nouri, shares the plans.


Art Dubai announces the exceptional artists, curators and writers based in the region that will take part in a series of  workshops during the fair; led by curator and writer Tirdad Zolghadr and supported by Julius Baer.
Building 7,
Dubai Design District (d3)
PO Box 72645, Dubai, UAE 
Madinat Jumeirah is the home of Art Dubai