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Young Artists @ 440: My Favorite Place in New York City!
Sunday, July 27, 4:40pm

Led by Vicki Behm and Susan Greenstein,
440 Gallery members

This hands-on art workshop is open to children from ages 4 to 12, with supervision by a parent or guardian. What is your favorite place in the city: The Brooklyn Bridge? The Promenade? Yankee Stadium? Coney Island? Statue of Liberty? Times Square? Empire State Building with King Kong? Nathan's Hot Dogs? Jay Friedenberg has photographed many places he loves in the city. Come see his dramatic, bright, colorful photos, then create a collage of your favorite place. Susan and Vicki will have lots of photos to choose from or you can use your imagination. Susan likes the High Line; Vicki likes the view from her roof.

Gallery Talk: Media and Memory
Historic context and perspective of New York City architecture and urban design inspired by the work of Jay Friedenberg.
by John Kriskiewicz, Architectural Historian

Sunday August 3rd, 4:40pm

Jay Friedenberg, a photographer whose talents are widely interdisciplinary has training in both fine art and science. He captures landscapes and cityscapes in photographs that are digitally altered in the impressionist manner. John Kriskiewicz will explore the context and history of each of the iconic sites portrayed in the works featured at the gallery. The perspective of history reveals the stories that are latent in the images. Images that may be familiar, but have been reimagined by the artist, which allows for the viewer to experience and connect to them on a more considered level. Discover the narrative that will enhance your experience of these compelling images.

A native New Yorker, John holds a professional degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter and a board member of DOCOMOMO New York Tri-State. While teaching courses concerning architectural and planning history at the Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women and Manhattan College, John has curated and designed exhibits that reveal architectural history to a wide audience.

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