Contemporary Art Fair NYC, in its fourth year, has invited Christian Porter, from Season 4 of "The Voice" and NY CILA Artist Minnie Dee to entertain artists and visitoors at the opening reception on Friday October 25th, from 5-6:30 pm.
Porter is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from small town Stroudsburg, PA. Inspired by artists like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Christian learned from the ground up and is making his way to the top with great success in creating and releasing two original albums, and opening for artists such as Ryan Cabrera, Kelly Pickler, Gavin DeGraw to his most recent success of appearing on NBC's 4th Season of "The Voice" joining the team of Blake Shelton.
Porter's Video for his version of "Sexy and I know It", hit over 1,000,000 YouTube views, http://www.youtube.com/
In addition to the art fair's exhibitors including independent painters, photographers, sculptors and artists working in mixed media, a second event, the American Fine Craft Show NYC, features the best of artisans working with glass, ceramic, wood, textiles and other materials. "Seldom is there a venue that combines both the exclusive world of New York art fairs and shows where artisans exhibit their crafts," says Richard Rothbard, producer and founder of this event and owner of an American Craftsman Galleries, the event sponsor.
This dual event follows in a tradition begun in 1939 by American Craft Council founder Aileen Orson Webb. "By presenting contemporary art under the same roof with fine craft, we seek to further erase outdated 20th century distinctions that seperated the 'fine' arts from the 'applied' arts. We recognize the prominent position of maker values and DIY aesthetics in contemporary culture and play a leading role in expanding the marketplace for art with historical, material or cultural ties to the America Studio Craft Movement".
For over thirty years, Rothbard and his wife Joanna Rothbard, under the American Art Marketing banner, have designed venues and offered options that bring together, in both urban and rural settings, the talented and creative with art enthusiasts, collectors and admirers. Their impeccable instinct for identifying the finest art and crafts make each visit to their fairs and shows a rewarding experience. The Rothbards encourage gifted emerging artists and exceptional fledgling artisans by offering them special opportunities and professional development. As a result, many of the American Art Marketing exhibitors are different from those seen at other shows.
The 4th Annual Comtemprary Art Fair will take place October 25-27th at The Jacob Javits Center, NYC. For more information visit www.contemporaryartfairnyc.com.
Who: General Public/ Press
What: Contemporary Art Fair and Opening Reception
When: Friday October 25th 12:00 noon - 7:00 pm Fair
Opening Reception 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Saturday October 26th 10:00 am- 7:00 pm Fair
Sunday October 27th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Jacob Javits Center
11th Ave and 39th Street
New York, New York 10014
Admission: Adults $14
Children under 10 free
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