Happy Hannukah from The Jewish Museum

December 10th, 2012
Lamp: Karim Rashid,?Menorahmorph. The Jewish Museum, NY. Jewish Museum Centennial Commission; Purchase: Tobe Pascher Workshop Commission Program Fund.

Light My Fire: A Hanukkah App?is your gift from The Jewish Museum.

Select you manorah, the background – and light the candles in English, Hebrew or a transliteration.



Located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at the corner of East 92nd Street in New York City,?The Jewish Museum?is the preeminent museum in the United States devoted to art and Jewish culture, and has the finest, largest and most comprehensive collection of Hanukkah lamps in the world.?The lamps featured in the app come from Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Eastern Europe, Morocco, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Israel, and the United States. Materials range from the traditional copper, silver, and brass to ceramic, silicone, stainless steel, and one using souvenir Statues of Liberty. Hanukkah lamps have often been produced using fantastical designs and shapes. Four major design categories are represented in the Museum’s collection, including Jewish heroes and heroines (like Judith), architectural elements, animals (like the lion), and plants. The lamps incorporate Jewish symbols and secular motifs common in the decorative arts from the Renaissance to the present.


The menorah, also called a Hanukkah lamp, is a special object used in the eight-day ceremony of Hanukkah. It holds eight lights – typically candles or small cups of oil – as well as a ninth, the?shamash. The?shamash?is used not only to kindle the lamp, but to provide light so that one does not use the sacred Hanukkah lights for illumination.


The joyous nature of the holiday has led over the centuries to a profusion of imaginative lamp shapes and decorations, serious or whimsical: biblical figures, characters from popular culture, buildings, exuberant flowers or exotic animals. Each lamp reflects the interactions between artistic expression, Jewish traditions, historic and geographic influences, and personal experience. Local styles and motifs may be seen in many of the lamps and show the great diversity of places that Jews have settled and flourished.

ART Miami

December 6th, 2012


One of the most tempting events of the week-end is a flight away — ART MIAMI,..If you are lucky enough to find your way — stop by DURHAM PRESS at booth C10 to see new works by James Nares, Mickalene Thomas, Beatriz Milhazes and Polly Apfelbaum (whose fantastic instillation is the highlight of the WARHOL show at The MET.



Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 & 3201 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Thursday 12/06 11am – 7pm
Friday 12/07 11am – 9pm
Saturday 12/08 11am – 7pm
Sunday 12/09 11am – 6pm

IFPDA Print Fair — Schedule to open 11.1.2012

October 30th, 2012






Park Avenue Armory?, 643 Park Avenue at 67th St.?New York, NY 10065

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is a non-profit organization of leading art dealers, galleries, and publishers with expertise in the field of fine prints. Members are committed to the highest standards of quality, ethics, and connoisseurship, and to promoting a greater appreciation of fine prints among collectors and the general public.
Durham Press has been a member of the IFPDA since 2000, and has been exhibiting at the IFPDA Print Fair in New York City since 2002. The IFPDA Print fair is the largest and most celebrated art fair dedicated to fine prints. In addition to showcasing fine prints from the worlds leading print dealers, publishers and galleries, this highly selective juried show also presents lectures and symposia about prints and printmaking, from its early origins to contemporary practices

Portfolio Center Portfolio Reviews – in NYC, Friday, October 19, 2012

October 16th, 2012


FRIDAY, Oct.19th, 11-6:30 at Basha Studio, 45 E.34th St., Ste.#3. Join us in New York for the Portfolio Center Portfolio Review. Come meet and celebrate some of the most amazing new Portfolio Center talent. RSVP to: Hank Richardson at hank@portfoliocenter.edu. Please let others in your firm know about our review. We look forward to seeing you there.


September 14th, 2012

Craig Cutler, photographer/director of Cutler Studios and Bill Oberlander, creative director of OBERLAND, share why the most emotionally engaging ideas are the most simple,
and certainly not most obvious.

Monday 09.18.12 700pm
Apple Store Soho >
103 Prince St, New York

Admission is free | Seating is Limited.


September 5th, 2012

I’m excited to tell you about Take This Job and Love It. It’s a one day symposium on creativity where James Victore takes you through the revolutionary idea that “Your work is a gift.” This is a big, life-changing shift in perspective. When you believe that your work is a gift, you approach it differently. It’s no longer about client approval or a paycheck, but aspiring to make work that has meaning and purpose in your life—and meaning and purpose for your audience.

TTJALI is the convergence of design and creative arts, personal development and social impact. Victore is breaking the mold and creating a place for creative thinkers to reignite their passion in their business and in their lives—to dig deep into the fire that made you want to be a creator and fan those flames. Learn kickass skills and work through the hard questions on your path to personal greatness.

This is a revolution. Join in. Designers, writers, artists, small-business owners, educators, anyone who wants to learn how to light up your career, harness your power, and make positive difference in the world,—this is for you!

Join in!

Creativity: The Real World

June 28th, 2012

Creativity: The Real World










This 12-week workshop introduces college students and your professionals to c-suite professionals in advertising, design and social media.  Led by Bill Oberlander  whose career in advertising  includes the Snapple Campaign, Target, Intel, Motorola. His interest in education is equal to his passion for advertising — he founded Young Guns at ADC; Grand Masters; and has been teaching at SVA for years. The workshop enables him to share his love for the industry, and to tap the zietgeist of today’s talent.

Starting 09.18.2012.

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Designing Nature The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art At The MET through January 13, 2013

June 12th, 2012

Designing Nature The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art

At The MET through January 13, 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. For more information,….

Victorian Gardens — a little of Rye Playland in Central Park

June 8th, 2012


Young children and their fun-loving chaperones will be thrilled to stumble upon Victorian Gardens at the southern end of Central Park. Rides, games and amusements – targeted to toddlers.

For more information,…