Thursday, September 08, 2005

It Begins...

Tonight is what I like to call "Super Thursday." The Chelsea Art Season begins in earnest and literally thousands of people will descend upon the streets between 9th and 12th Avenues ranging from 13th up to now 30th Streets. The galleries will be muggy and crowded, and the art will be all but unviewable through the hordes. Everyone will continuously shorten their best summer vacation story as the night wears on, eventually insisting they didn't go anywhere out of self-defense, and perfecting their "Oh, I've already talked with you...six six different galleries tonight...and I don't have anything left new to tell let's not even try, OK?" smile.

Ahh...just the thought of it warms the cockles of my heart and brings a tear to my eye.

The few bars in and around Chelsea will be packed as well, meaning those accustomed to (in dire need of) a pre-opening cocktail (or two) had better get there early if you want that oh-so-important seat near the window. If I can force my way through the throngs, I'll be perched at Bongo's. Do say hello if you're about. I'll be the one downing the Manhattans on the rocks and greeting everyone as "Sweetie" or "Darling" as I air-kiss them from three feet away...oh, wait, that won't exactly narrow it down much for you, will it?



Blogger Humour and last laugh said...


9/08/2005 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

what and miss the season premiere of the O.C.?

9/08/2005 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger mountain man said...

Oh Ed, you make it sound so glam glam!!! I hope to see you amidst the throngs. I promise air kisses and fake smiles, the kind that make your face hurt real bad. The cocktails are more than necessary on a night like tonight. And Bongo makes them extra strong, more like a bucket than a glassful.

9/08/2005 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Looking forward to clinking our Bongo buckets in a toast to the new season, Mountain Man! Or wherever we cross paths.

They really do need to offer muscle relaxers along with the wine at openings though, don't ya think?

9/08/2005 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous barry said...

Hi, Ed. I fixed the date sort on ArtCal. I knew something wasn't quite right with that page. I was fixing it so that Chelsea sorted by street and broke the dates briefly.

One minor typo - you have "Jame" not "James."

See you tonight!

9/08/2005 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger mountain man said...

Muscle relaxers, opiates and all sorts of calm-downers. Good thinking.

9/08/2005 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

When is the next Plus Ultra exhibit?

9/08/2005 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Well, now that you ask...

Plus Ultra Gallery is moving!

Complete details to follow soon...I promise.

9/08/2005 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous james leonard said...

Plus Ultra Gallery is moving!

Woot! Bigger space?

9/09/2005 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Woot! Bigger space?

Sizist! ;-)

Actual dimensions still being worked out by engineers, architects, etc. It will be at least as large as the space we're leaving.

9/11/2005 12:40:00 PM  

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