Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sketching Hands and the International Style – Saturday, March 22, 2014

The weather for this coming Saturday looks promising.  Although there’s a threat of rain, if it comes early or not at all, Saturday will be the best day of the week, with temperatures in the high 50’s or low 60s

Sketching Hands

MORNING:  Sketching Hands
Every artist is challenged drawing hands.  They have a wonderful, elegant complicated structure.  We’ll use the Portrait Party technique,  taking turns being hand models.  The SONY public area is a comfortable space with an adjacent Starbucks .
The SONY Atrium

          Where:  The SONY Atrium, A privately owned public space
o   the SONY Building, 550 Madison Ave, (bet 55 & 56 St)
·         When:  10 AM
·         How:  Subway -
o   4,5,6 59th St and Lexington Avenue
o   N,R train 5th Avenue
o   E,M train to 5th Ave and 53 St

·         Price:  Free

AFTERNOON – Sketching the International Style
The area of Park Avenue in the 50's introduced America to the International Style.  It’s hard to appreciate how radical and modern these building were when they were first built

The Seagram Building
1)  The Seagram Building
375 Park Ave (bet 52 & 53 St)
Architects: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Philip Johnson .
Completed 1958, it stands as one of the finest examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a masterpiece of corporate modernism.  Note:  Philip Johnson was also the architect for the SONY Building (originally built for AT&T 30 years after the Seagram Building was built

2)  The Lever House
390 Park Ave (bet 53 & 54 St)
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Completed 1952, International Style, a seminal glass-box skyscraper  and one of the first glass International style office buildings in the United States.  It features an innovative courtyard and public space.
·         When:  Approximately 12 PM
          RAIN NOTE:  If it's raining in the afternoon we'll stay in the SONY Atrium

If you can't find us
Call Mark:  973-809-9128

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