Having recently graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Art History, I am excited to be interning at RxArt this spring. This organization provides a unique perspective into the world of nonprofits and the contemporary art scene here in New York City, and I am eager to use my own skills in this setting while continuing to learn and grow. Originally from Upstate New York, I have always loved art, both studying it and for my own personal enjoyment, and I firmly believe that art has the power to heal and improve our lives. RxArt makes this idea a reality, and I look forward to contributing to the work that RxArt does.
I am elated to join the RxArt team as the Operations Manager at this exciting time. It is wonderful and rewarding to be able to combine my passion for contemporary art and work for the greater good. With family members and friends in the healthcare field, I have always believed in the positive impact of the arts, especially in hospital facilities. Prior to RxArt, I worked as the archivist at Sperone Westwater and the research assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago for several years.
My name is Rachel Joelson, I am currently a student at the Sotheby’s Institute and the newest member of the Rx Art team. Recently moving from Los Angeles to New York, I have fallen in love with the city and the pulsing nature of the art world here. After studying Art History at Loyola Marymount University I helped start LAB ART in Los Angeles and shortly moved on to art consulting. It is such an exciting time to be apart of the Rx Art team as I have always wanted to combine my love for art with a greater purpose like helping those in hospitals. I hope to gain more knowledge of the art world from a different perspective and help people along the way.
If you are in New York City this holiday season make sure to see Paul Insect's "2033" exhibition, up at Allouche Gallery located in Soho until January 11th.
Meteor Nights, 2014
This exhibition features a series of works on canvas and paper, mostly all of them vibrant in color and sharp-edged. In the 1990's Insect became known for his witty stencil and spray painted works, before transitioning to the gallery scene with color-drenched canvases. His works in this exhibition "project a world in which people want more, thrive to be the best and pretend to be who are not". Insect associates his work to the digital age in which people hide more than ever behind masks that enables them to project what they would like to be and think they need to be. His use of vibrant colors, shapes and modernism makes the viewer immerse in his works. Insect's work demonstrates the power of art to capture and to question social and cultural evolutions in the information era.
Infectious Agents, 2014
115 Spring Street, New York
The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. All of this change may feel harsh, but it means that a very important time is drawing near: Holiday Season.
This winter when you can’t feel your toes and you are stressing about what to buy or all the holiday accessories you will need, think of RxArt.
The products can be purchased in the RxArt store (the photos are links) and all of the proceeds help support RxArt’s mission and will touch the lives of many children who will be stuck in hospitals this season. These are the gifts that give back and can make a difference in the lives of many:
RxArt, in collaboration with artist Andrew Kuo and Nordstrom, has produced awesome holiday shirts.The image of a grumpy cat that dreamt of candy canes but ended up with a lump of coal will put anyone in the holiday spirit.
RxArt, in collaboration with artist Nate Lowman and Nordstrom, has produced ornaments from the artist’s iconic work.
Artist Will Cotton has designed Insatiable, 2013 wrapping paper exclusively for RxArt. Cotton's sheet wrapping paper measures 24" x 36". Packaging includes 2 sheets. Perfect for the holiday season, Will Cotton's paintings and his wrapping paper explore the themes of temptation, gluttony and, indulgence.
Artist Ann Craven has designed Bird on a Branch for RxArt, 2013 wrapping paper. Craven's sheet wrapping paper measures 24" x 36". Packaging includes 2 sheets. Sarina Basta describes Ann's work as, "Having the richness of an opera populated with animals."
Special thanks to Olivia Kim, Jen Brill, Nordstrom, Andrew Kuo, Nate Lowman, Will Cotton and Ann Craven.
All photos by Catherine Kim
It's finally here!! We are gearing up for our 14th anniversary fundraiser only a few hours away. Get your tickets before 4pm at:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rxart-14th-anniversary-party-tickets-1302705326, for tonight's RxArt Party.
Check out the artwork in the silent and live auction on Paddle8 at: http://paddle8.com/auctions/rxart.
We will see you tonight!
The Altman Building
135 W 18th St New York, NY 10011
Monday, November 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
Sam Falls for RxArt
Untitled (Fern Print)
17 x 13 inches
ink on paper
Edition of 50
The image of the limited edition Sam Falls print just arrived! The 17x13 ink on paper print, entitled Untitled (Fern Print), is the artist's foray into printmaking.
The print is on black paper and is created by undergoing a two-print-process. The first print is in blue ink of a negative image of the fern, and then it is de-bossed with a clear ink of the positive image of the fern. Each print is unique and full of emotion. Falls continues to experiment with his process, creating art that is personable and beautiful.
The exclusive print is an edition of 50 and available with a VIP ticket purchase to RxArt’s annual PARTY on November 17th at The Altman Building. There are a limited amount of prints and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The VIP ticket also includes 6pm-9pm reception, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, as well as an invitation to RxArt's post-auction dinner at The Altman Building.
Purchase your VIP ticket here: RXART PARTY TICKETS and receive a Sam Falls print before they are all gone!
Will Sharon, a successful real estate broker working with TOWN Residential has pledged to contribute 5% of his 2014 sale's commission to support RxArt. Today we received the second donation and we are incredibly grateful!
Will's donation could not have come at a better time as we gear up for our 14th annual RxArt PARTY on November 17th. Tickets available here
An accomplished industry veteran who combines years of corporate experience with a commitment to exceptional customer service, Will Sharon is uniquely equipped to guide clients through New York’s residential real estate market. After ten years handling commercial real estate as the COO of JP Morgan's Corporate Real Estate Group, Will has come to the residential side of the business, bringing with him a wealth of accumulated experience and a love for Manhattan buildings, particularly on the Upper West Side.
Will understands the art of the deal, but is also aware that choosing a home is as much an emotional decision as a financial one. He prides himself on effectively guiding his clients through that process, taking the time to listen closely to their needs from step one, then offering them the utmost in preparation, perseverance, and well-honed negotiation skills. “My job is helping someone discover what they really want rather than what they think they should need,” Will says. “People tend to trust me, and I give them no reason not to.”
Will hails from Westport, Connecticut and now calls West Harlem home. He obtained a B.A. in English from Colgate University and a postgrad Licensed Master Social Worker designation from the Hunter School of Social Work. He has served on the board of directors of The Door, a full-service adolescent agency where he helped build a high school for at-risk students.
If you or anyone you know wants to sell or invest in New York City real estate, working with Will Sharon not only means you are in excellent hands, but it also means you are doing good by helping to support RxArt. Will's pledge helps RxArt to further our mission of increasing awareness and appreciation of contemporary art while promoting healing and inspiring hope in patients, families and hospital staff.
Photo Courtesy of Will Sharon
Thank you for your support.
Free Arts and The Brant Foundation Art Study Center combined forces on Saturday, September 20th to create an amazing afternoon at the foundation with Dan Colen. Peter Brant explained that many of these kids had never so much as been outside of Manhattan…we can only imagine what it must have been like for them to arrive at Brand Foundation in Greenwich Connecticut in a sea of green surrounded by beautiful sculptures and buildings.
The artist took 100 children from the Department of Homeless Services around his exhibition, “Help!”, showing them that anything can be art. After the tour they were off to make their very own art projects, inspired by Colen’s body of work, on the nearly endless lawn.
It seemed like the most popular project was creating flower paintings. The kids were sprawled across the lawn stomping on flowers and enthusiastically hammering the petals into the canvas, transforming the white surfaces into vibrant, unique works of art. The aftermath…flower petals and stems EVERYWHERE, and kids smiling ear to ear!
The overjoyed kids nicknamed Colen, “Dan the man.” I couldn’t imagine a better artist to lead a workshop of 100 children who have been stripped of many opportunities. He inspired them to express themselves and use their creativity without the fear of making mistakes. This was a truly remarkable day at the Brant Foundation, a day I’m sure the kids will not forget.
With Paris on Her Mind
30 September — "In the evening, I attended the RxArt charity auction. For that, I changed into a peach cotton tee that I tucked into a high-waisted blood-orange crepe pencil skirt. My nud...
RxArt In Color
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The Picasso Prescription
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Avant Garde Preschool with Dan Colen