Weekly Events Calendar: 04.19.06

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Julius Shulman Photo of Eames House (one of the photographers at the Metropolis: 25 Years Exhibit)

Art & Design Events…

  • The Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition Winner’s Party
    • An evening of inspiring design & energizing networking, honoring the winner of the 3rd annual Metropolis Next Generation Design Prize.
    • April 26, 2006, Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served
    • Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th Street (at 6th Avenue), New York, NY.
    • RSVP: nextparty@metropolismag.com
  • Creating a Sense of Place and Community (Richard Feather Anderson)
    • Establishing a well-defined center, boundary and gateways.
    • 242 East 53rd St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves) 212.243.2438, $20.
    • April 20th, 6:45–9:00pm
  • The Metropolis View: 25 Years Through the Lens
    • Metropolis magazine celebrates a quarter-century of visual excellence with an exhibition of photographers who each present an image of their favorite metropolis.
    • Through April 28, 2006
    • The Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th Street (at 6th Avenue), New York, NY.
  • Amanda Mathis: Bringing Down the House
    • Amanda Mathis uses common building materials to meticulously recreate large sections of rooms–a wall, a doorway, a corner–and then presents them in unexpected ways.
    • April 6th through May 6th
    • James Nicholson Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor, NY, 212.967.5700
  • Grand Central Portraits: People in a New Town Square
    • Photographer John Sarsgard views the Beaux Arts masterpiece and the people that pass through it as a kind of social crossroads.
    • Through May 18.
    • Municipal Arts Society’s Urban Center 457 Madison Avenue, 212.935.2075
  • Garden Paradise
    • Artists explore the idea of garden as paradise: with its beauty and darkness
    • April 19th through May 24th
    • The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th St.
  • Olivo Barbieri: Site_Specific
    • Global photo investigation into the nature of cities from 300 to 500 feet above ground with a large-format camera and a tilt-focus lens
    • Through May 13th
    • Yancey Richardson Gallery, 535 West 22nd St.
  • Mind the Gap
    • Through sculpture, photography, video, performance, and urban-scale architectural interventions, artists amplify and animate the urban void
    • March 18th through April 30th
    • Smack Mellon Gallery, 92 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn 718.834.8761.
  • Floral Design by NY Botanical Garden in conjunction with Cooper Union
    • Learn how to create basic centerpieces and arrangements
    • Eight Wednesdays, starting April 19th, 6:30-8:30pm. $336