When we walked down Orchard Street yesterday, John Baber of Lesley Heller Workspace was finishing installing the gallery’s “Holiday Salon.” Featuring more than 100 artists, the two day event offers a great opportunity to purchase high quality art at a great price. The salon will be held today from noon-6 p.m. and next Wednesday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
There are paintings, sculpture and photography represented. Baber said friends throughout the art world, as well as Lesley Heller’s artists have contributed works to the show. “The idea is to make art affordable to everyone,” he said. There’s nothing in the gallery over $500. Some pieces are priced as low as $20.
Lesley Heller Workspace is at 54 Orchard Street.
Orchard Street, 1980 (4×5 film). © Brian Rose/Ed Fausty.
You probably know by now that tonight the LES BID is launching Third Thursdays. More than 30 galleries are staying open late and the New Museum is offering free admission. There’s also a reception at the LES Visitor Center, featuring the photography of Brian Rose. The exhibit is called, ““An exploration of time and space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.”
L.E.S. BID Executive Director, Bob Zuckerman, Board President Mark Miller and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (and councilmember Margaret Chin in background)
The LES Business Improvement District officially unveiled their new headquarters (and Visitor Center) at 54 Orchard Street on Tuesday night. They celebrated the long-awaited new space with a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks from numerous elected officials who were on hand.