Lisa Breslow’s New York State of Mind Artist Lisa Breslow’s solo show, “Recent Works” is at the Kathryn Markel Gallery in Chelsea, from November 15 thru December 15. Breslow’s work is a love song to New York. Central Park and the High Line, Chelsea, Long Island City andthe Village; these are her constant subjects. In her paintings and monotypes, Breslow visually plumbs the paradoxes of the city, the silence within the noise,the stillness within the bustle. [email protected]).

The Fall Avenue Antiques Show at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue had a wonderful roster of international dealers. The steady stream of visitors were savvy and focused. Show Director Barbara Goodwin notes, “The impressive thing about this show is that sales were strong & consistent in every category.” New Yorkers and out-of-towners are eagerly looking forward to the Spring Avenue Antiques Show April 18-21.

Saga-Sites at the American Scandinavian Foundation. A charming exhibit that juxtaposes Victorian watercolors of Iceland by W.G. Collingwood with contemporary photographs by Einar Falur Ingolfsson, showing the magical landscapes of the ancient sagas of that country. (American Scandinavian Foundation, 58 Park Avenue, New York., until January 12, 2013.)

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, in conjunction with the Marlborough Gallery, has seven monumental metal sculptures dotted throughout their gorgeous landscape until May 26, 2013. These immense sculptural plant-forms provide gleaming reflections of the changing seasons. (

The White Light Festival at Lincoln Center is a international multi-disciplinary arts extravaganza from October 18 through November 18, 2012. The festival’s focus is music’s unmatched capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. Spanning musical traditions, genres and disciplines, the festival feature 27 performances and events, taking place in nine venues, on and off the Lincoln Center campus. From the Punjab to Ireland, Latvia, Germany and many other countries, the Festival underscores the vibrancy of the arts around the globe.

Due to overwhelming critical acclaim, producers of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” have announced that the 50th anniversary Broadway revival has been extended, and is now on sale through February 24, 2013. The production, which was originally on sale through January 27, 2013, officially opened on October 13, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), exactly 50 years to the day of the play’s original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962. It has been described as “searing” and “sensational.”

The Israel Philharmonic, led by Maestro Zubin Mehta, is currently on its 28th annual tour of the U.S. Started in 1936, its rich history and unique repertory make for a superb music experience. The current tour includes New York, Los Angeles, Palm Desert and Los Vegas. Yuja Wang, the beautiful and talented 25-year-old pianist from China, is with the orchestra on their tour.

New York’s Park Avenue has been joyously punctuated by “Niki’s” all summer and fall.. Nine bright, monumental sculptures have lined the Avenue from July until November 15. The Park Ave exhibition coincides with the ten-year commemoration of Niki de Saint Phalle’s passing. The exhibition was organized by the Nohra Haime Gallery and the Niki Charitable Art Foundation under the auspices of the Sculpture Committee of the Fund for Park Avenue and the New York City Parks & Recreation’s Public Art Program. The Saint Phalle estate is represented in New York by the Nohra Haime Gallery,

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