Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Travel that satisfies your craving for Art!

If you plan on traveling to any big city in the USA, here's a way to spice up your trip!

Find an interesting art gallery to go to, instead of visiting the mammoth museums (aka tourist traps). Trust me, you'll have a lot more fun entering a quiet gallery off the beaten path, without one hundred other people stepping on your toes or a terse security guard telling you, "step AWAY from the ropes ma'am!" Another plus to visiting low key galleries is the abundance of dining options. As a New Yorker, I can tell you that any eatery worth your time is at least four LOONNGGG avenues down from the fancy museums on 5th Avenue. At galleries in the neighborhoods of lower Manhattan, good food can be found outside the door!

Last week, I visited the Peter Freeman Gallery on Grand Street (see here) to see an amazing artist, Catherine Murphy! She is also a native New Yorker, and works out of Poughkeespsie, NY. Her work is like storybook realism, it so detailed!

                                              Snowflake 2010 by Catherine Murphy

The extra treat was that I was right next to Chinatown, where both Little Italy and incredible Chinese food reside.

All you need to do is look up a show that's running during your visit, and you can make a whole day out of exploring the art, food, and color of the New York Neighborhood it belongs to. Trust me, you won't regret it!



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