September 27, 2006

Upcoming Art Events and Workshops at the 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York City

Dialogues with Design Legends

Michele Oka Doner and Rama Chorpash

Tue, Oct 17, 8:15pm

Donald Albrecht, moderator

Michele Oka Doner’s many public art installations include A Walk on the Beach at Miami International Airport. Her sculptures and functional objects are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Rama Chorpash Design develops objects that explore contemporary social use. Donald Albrecht is the curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York.

Mira Nakashima and Ben Bajorek

Tue, Nov 14, 8:15pm

Nina Stritzler-Levine, moderator

Working in the tradition of her illustrious father, George Nakashima, Mira Nakashima takes traditional designs to a new artistic level. Completely self-taught, Ben Bajorek combines traditional craftsmanship with a contemporary outlook. Known for his reinterpretation of traditional forms and unexpected use of materials, Bajorek creates each of his unique pieces on commission. Nina Stritzler-Levine is the director of exhibitions at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts.

Artists’ Visions

Irving Sandler with Robert Storr

Thu, Oct 12, 8:15pm

The author of a multi-volume history of post-war American art, Irving Sandler has been integral to the understanding of modern and contemporary art. A co-founder of Artists Space in 1972, the author and curator of scores of books, monographs and exhibitions, and a professor, scholar and lecturer, Sandler provides unparalleled insight into the art of our times.

A respected educator, author and curator, Robert Storr is the dean of the Yale University School of Art and curator of the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Visiting Artists — Workshops


Are You Being Served? with Matt Nolen

Sat & Sun, Oct 14 & 15, 10am-4 pm, 2 sessions

Delectable Cone 6 Glazing with Alec Karros

Thu & Fri, Nov 2 & 3, 9:3 am-3:30pm, 2 sessions


Textural Surface Embellishments: Chasing, Roller Printing and Hydraulic Forming with Liza Nechamkin-Glasser

Sat & Sun, Jan 6 & 7, 10am-4pm, 2 sessions

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