Art Greenwich, May 24-28: Food, Drinks, Music, + Art on a Megayacht…Awesome!

21 May

Ever wonder why Andy Samberg from SNL and Lonely Island sang, “I’m on a Boat“?  After you’ve hit up Art Greenwich from May 24-28, you might have a similar experience and feeling.  Now, you might not be rocking a nautical-themed pashmina, but there’s lots to check out on SeaFair.  Check it:  a 228 foot megayacht that will be docked at 500 Steamboat road at Delamar Greenwich Harbor.  Fill that boat up with seemingly endless works of art, music, music, food, and entertainment and you’ve got a great (and inexpensive) way to spend your Memorial Day weekend.

Here’s a breakdown of the events taken from ExpoShips.com to help you to pick when you’d like to hop aboard this boat and go all nautical:

ADMISSION

One Day Tickets:  $15 online | $20 at the door
•One day ticket is valid any one day, Friday through Monday. Not valid for the preview evening Thursday, March 24th.

Priority Tickets:  $25 online | $30 at the door
• Collectors’ Invitational May 24 from 7:30 pm-10 pm
• Return admission during daily fair hours
• Priority boarding (no waiting in line)

THURSDAY, MAY 24

6 pm – 7:30 pm:  First View in honor of the Greenwich Arts Council (by invitation only)

7:30 pm – 10 pm: Collectors Invitational (admission with priority ticket)

8:30 pm:  “Convergence and the Maria Esneda Rhetoric”
The noted Greenwich dealer, artist and entrepreneur, Fernando Luis Alvarez has created a truly multi-disciplinary playground for audiences through his performance piece “Convergence”. Through a collaborative of music, dance and painting, Alvarez demonstrates a theatrical portrayal of his transition from business executive to full-time artist and entrepreneur. Alvarez will delight attendees with this special performance opening night.

FRIDAY, MAY 25

11 am-9 pm:  Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10 pm

1:30 pm-2:30 pm:  “Artful Living: Incorporating Functional Art into Rooms of all Periods” by Pamela Hughes, Hughes Design Associates

3-4 pm:  Aperture will present a talk with W. M. HUNT, curator, collector,consultant, teacher, fundraiser, and author of the new Aperture book “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious”. Join Bill, who is known for his wit and larger-than-life personality, for an entertaining presentation on the art of collecting. His book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart-stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden.The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures are characterized by what, at first glance, its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

11 am-9 pm Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10pm

11 am-10 pm:  Party on the Harbor:  Enjoy the great entertainment lineup from our sky deck as the Greenwich Town Party broadcasts the concert performances to boaters in the harbor. Full bar and tapas style menu will be served. Note: Limited seating available on first come, first served basis with fair admission.

Noon-3 pm:  Champagne Exotica: Enjoy a unique selection of international champagne cocktails.

Noon-3 pm:  The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar on the sky deck.

SUNDAY, MAY 27

11 am-7 pm: Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10pm

1:30 pm-2:30 pm:  “America in the 20th Century: Realism v. Abstraction” presented by David Setford, Executive Director, The Hyde Collection, NY.

Noon-3 pm:  Champagne Exotica: Enjoy a unique selection of international champagne cocktails.

Noon-3 pm:  The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar on the sky deck.

MONDAY, MAY 28

11 am-7 pm: Exhibit Hours

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  A 40 minute film “Before They Were Famous: Behind the Lens of William John Kennedy” with an introduction by Vincent Harrison presented by the Kiwi Arts Group is scheduled on Monday, May 28th at 1:30 pm. The film chronicles the journey taken by Kennedy’s Warhol and Indiana photographs from the early 1960s to the present. The documentary, full of personal anecdotes and remembrances by many of the principals of the story, includes appearances by Robert Indiana; Warhol Superstar and bestselling author Ultra Violet; and poet/performer Taylor Mead as they view their images for the first time.
 Food
In addition to the fun drink and tasting events, the Sky Deck Bar360, Bistro360, LuxeLounge, and International Coffee Bar are open serving up cocktails, light food, coffee/espresso, and sweets.
Art
See rare works of art from Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, and Henry Moore, as well as works from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jim Dine.  This (and more) is in addition to the exhibits that are listed above.

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