"I am so proud to have reached the 5 year anniversary of KiptonART.com and to celebrate with the New York City Ballet's Young Patrons Circle at 75 Wall Street," says Kipton Cronkite, Founder & CEO, KiptonART.com
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2010
On June 8th in the heart of the financial district, KiptonART + New York City Ballet’s Young Patrons Circle will be celebrating young artists, the 5 year anniversary of KiptonART.com and NYC Ballet’s ‘Dance With The Dancers’ June Benefit Kick-Off for the opening “Fine Future Perfect.” The exhibition’s theme “Fine Future Perfect” collects a group of young photographers and video artists whose work, while not specifically motivated as a depiction of the future, proposes a template for that which is forthcoming. Their sensibility is buoyant, luminous, and playful, without the weight of place and with shifting identity. Straddling genres of portraiture, still life, fashion; the work together forms a portfolio of clarity, purpose and optimism. Seven artists exhibiting include Bon Duke (2010 KiptonART Rising Winner), Ina Jang, Naho Kubota (2009 KiptonART Rising Winner), Cristian Mendez, Skye Nicolas, Reed + Rader and Richard Williamson. The exhibition opens to the public on June 9th and will be on display through July 31st at KiptonART’s newest pop-up “Access” space at 75 Wall Street (at Water Street) developed by The Hakimian Organization in partnership with Peykar Brothers Realty and Gorjian Properties. The New York Observer’s Webby-award winning daily email Very Short List is very proud to be associated with the Opening Night of “Fine Future Perfect” at 75 Wall Street.
About New York City Ballet’s Dance with the Dancers Benefit
On Monday, June 14, 2010 New York City Ballet brings back one of the most anticipated events of the Spring Season - Dance with the Dancers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Maggie Gyllenhaal will serve as the honorary chairman with Kipton Cronkite, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Ashleigh Pattee, Amy Sacco, Allison Sarofim and Arden Wohl as event chairmen. Three NYCB dancers will join as dancer chairmen: Principal Dancer Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer Amar Ramasar and Corps de Ballet member Amanda Hankes. Since 1985, Dance with the Dancers has provided the unique opportunity for business professionals and celebrities from the fashion, film, and performing arts worlds to interact with New York City Ballet and its illustrious ensemble of dancers, at an event that Bill Cunningham of The New York Times has called one of the parties of the year.
About New York City Ballet’s Young Patrons Circle
A special group for patrons of the arts in their 20s and 30s, members enjoy exclusive benefits and an intimate view of New York City Ballet. Young Patrons Circle members receive specially tailored performance packages and invitations to events where friends can mix and mingle with the Company's distinguished dancers and artists. A stimulating combination of dance, education and revelry, these occasions present young professionals with the opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of the world’s greatest ballet companies.
About KiptonART, KiptonART.com & KiptonART Rising – http://www.kiptonart.com
Founded by Kipton Cronkite in 2002, KiptonART works with emerging artists and introduces them to art collectors both on and offline in “Access” spaces throughout New York City. The KiptonART.com portfolio (founded in June 2005) currently boasts over 900 registered emerging artists with work available at various price points. KiptonART’s mission is “Giving Artists Access” by maximizing exposure for emerging artists, broadcasting their work through a variety of channels and introducing them to high-powered collectors and tastemakers. Site visitors are able to discern an artists’ experience according to a three tier ranking system that analyzes education, technical ability, exhibition credits, press, and curatorial scoring. KiptonART consultants work with art enthusiasts to sell and rent artwork from all mediums. KiptonART Rising, launched in December 2008 in Art Basel Miami, is an annual program for six handpicked, up-and-coming artists. Our seven member curatorial board http://www.kiptonART.com/curators selects these rising stars and KiptonART devotes time and resources to promoting their careers through organizing solo exhibitions and sales, and facilitating introductions to a vast network of collectors, interior designers and architects. From May 21 – June 8, 2010, the six KiptonART Rising 2010 Winners will have a group show at James Salomon Gallery in the gallery district of Chelsea, New York. KiptonART Rising 2009 Winners are: Jade Doskow, Sabina Forbes II, Naho Kubota, Eric Klemm, Joyce Lee and Serge Strosberg. KiptonART 2010 Winners are: Kiritin Beyer, Julie Combal, Bon Duke, Emily Korman, Avery McCarthy and Matthew Satz.
About Very Short List
New York Observer’s Webby-award winning daily email Very Short List is very proud to be associated with the Opening Night of “Future Perfect” at 75 Wall St. Created by Kurt Andersen in partnership with Barry Diller’s IAC, The Observer acquired VSL in the Fall of last year and have continued to deliver one cultural gem each day directly to subscribers. With a rapidly growing list of subscribers keen to be in-the-know about the next book, movie, website, music release and much more, the editors behind VSL consistently provides short, sweet emails covering both high and lowbrow culture and great discoveries to keep you one step ahead of the information curve.
About The Hakimian Organization
The Hakimian Organization in partnership with Peykar Brothers Realty and Gorjian Properties are developing 75 Wall Street. The Hakimian Organization is a third-generation real estate family that has been developing major projects in New York for over 40 years. As full service owners-builders-managers, they have daily involvement in the entire spectrum of development activities, from site selection and construction to marketing and management. The Hakimian Organization currently owns and operates over 2 million square feet of residential and commercial properties in Manhattan.
About Andaz Wall Street - http://newyork.wallstreet.andaz.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/
Experience Lower Manhattan’s renaissance at Andaz Wall Street from Hyatt. Like every Andaz hotel, Andaz Wall Street provides a kaleidoscope of local culture that offers you a Lower Manhattan hotel stay unlike any other. Every detail and every moment, from cutting-edge guestrooms to authentic farm-to-table cuisine are designed to give a genuine and intimate New York experience.
“Fine Future Perfect” is open to the public from June 9 – July 31, 2010. Hours are Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 5:00pm; Saturdays: Noon – 4:00pm or by appointment info(at)kiptonart(dot)com / 917-224-2313.
KiptonART Wall Street
75 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
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