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Fellow Artist: Stephen Cimini, Branding becomes the work

By Franck de las Mercedes If you don’t know Stephen Cimini, chances are that you’ll say you’ve seen his work in some editorial or luxurious space before. Depending on who I’ve talked about his art, people have described [...]

Visual Artist Franck de las Mercedes Joins Artsy in The Directed Art Modern’s Gallery Roster

The Directed Art Modern is a Miami-based contemporary art platform delivering public art projects, creating connections between art and the public, building the young collectors’ inventory, aiding both emerging and established artists [...]

Fellow Artist: Laura Alvarez, Growing roots in The Bronx.

By Franck de las Mercedes Welcome to Laura’s feisty, magical and whimsical visual world. Definitely one of the most prolific artists I’ve come across, and she still has time be a community activist, educator and run an org.  She [...]

Fellow Artist: Nick Stavrides, from a dead end street to a deep blue sea.

By Franck de las Mercedes This is the second installment of my new project, Fellow Artists.  I met Nick about two years ago and was immediately taken by his enthusiasm for anything to do with artmaking. A son of  Washington Heights, I knew [...]

Fellow Artist: Vicky Barranguet, following intuition.

By Franck de las Mercedes We kick the series off with Vicky Barranguet, a brilliant artist from Uruguay living and working in NYC. I’ve been following her work for years and finally met her and her work in person last week. Vicky in [...]

Coming soon: New Art Posts by Franck de las Mercedes @fdlm

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Franck de las Mercedes and I am a visual artist living and working in New York City. I was invited by this platform after creating a section on my blog titled “Fellow Artists”, in which I [...]

Indie Songwriter Sessions at Rockwood Stage 3

On Thursday, June 5th at 7pm Indie Music Loving New Yorkers will have an opportunity to experience a rare confluence of top Singer Songwriters together in The Parlor Sessions on the new Stage 3 of the now famous Rockwood Music Hall on Allen [...]

Telling the Truth — Is It a Thing of the Past?

By Arthur Crandon Most conversations are now thru emails, posts, tweets, etc. Is it far easier now to tell lies and are we, because of this, doing it more often? And let’s face it, there are times when all of us lie. Do you tell your partner [...]

Holiday Survival — Picky Friends and Impossible Packages

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. . . . Our reader, Ellie Ann, has [...]

Savoir Faire Consulting Service

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes The Holiday Season is upon us. Soon, life will be a whirlwind of dinner parties and fetes. We realize that we will be the main topic of discussion for many of our readers at these parties, and we’d like to [...]