"Think about this, the built environment, in a way as a picture of a world, and we being part of that picture."
A lot can happen in a week. Since we announced our collaboration with Event Horizon last Friday, the exhibition has been fully unveiled. Quite literally. 31 casts of the artist’s body stand vulnerably exposed on rooftops, corners, and perches throughout the Flatiron District. You’re not alone if you’ve almost been hit by a bike messenger while pausing to look up at a shadowy sentinel on the skyline.
And we’ve received our first entries for the photo & video contest - learn more about the contest and our special package for the event here. Check back weekly to vote on new entries and see winners on our Gormley page. Send us your entries to win some hot swag.
Also, stay tuned for our analog contest with an exciting collaborator and very special prizes.
The Art of Exchange: Crafting Community at Ace Hotel & Swim Club
We’re looking forward to spending a weekend in April with artist Karen Kimmel and her friends making art and eating fireside s’mores at Ace Palm Springs. The Art of Exchange is a two day, two night artist retreat for kids and families with interactive workshops, activities, projects, Saturday movie night with popcorn, and the aforementioned s’mores (which we’re obviously feeling pretty casual about). Karen and friends — including Clare Crespo, who made the diorama in the lobby — will guide art projects like potato prints, miniature gardens, macramé, dioramas, and knitting, with a focus on the reuse and repurposing of natural materials. You can also just do your own thing, hang out by the pool, and explore. Community activities will include a poolside barbecue, Sunday brunch, and some communal dining with a special menu for families.
There’s a special package for the event that includes all workshops, projects, and group activities, and a Kimmel Kids tote filled with goodies. See more about visiting daily just for activities here.
Karen’s handmade trivets and Kimmel Kids totes and coloring books are also sold exclusively through the Community Shop at Ace Hotel & Swim Club.