Saturday, May 16, 2015

Posing at the Modern

Draw Me at MoMA
Last Saturday Richard and I went to the Museum of Modern Art to participate in a figure-drawing workshop. I was posing for the workshop, and Richard, after seeing the great "Migration Series" by Jacob Lawrence, found his way to the drawing session to act as CKO (Chief Kibutzing Officer).

Four ladies of Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Style franchise (the blog, the book and the movie) gathered at MoMA's Sculpture Garden to pose against a wall adorned with bronze figures by Matisse. We were helping to kick off "Prime Time," a MoMA program for New Yorkers who are over 65. Prime Time is the brainchild of Francesca Rosenberg, Director of Community, Access and School Programs. The workshop, however, was open to people of all ages.

A pose with all four models.
To my right, Debra Rapoport, Joyce Carpati and Lana Turner.
A sketch by Sarah Jane.
Richard in subdued colors.
I am wearing a hat, beads and dress of my own design.
Yellow bag by Lisa Perry
Photo by Carrie McGee 
 Jewelry designer, Diana Gabriel.
Advanced Styler, Carola Vecchio
 Drawing Joyce.

Photographs by JJ  Keyser
Lana Turner in a hat by Heidi Lee
You know how Richard is. He has the Irish "Gift of Gab" and will strike up a conversation at the drop of a hat, and we have lots of hats. Using the art of the quip as ice breaker, Richard asked JJ Keyser, a retired plastic surgeon from South Carolina, if he was a fish. The logic behind this query, if there is any, was that JJ was wearing a shirt with a fish design. Apparently JJ did not miss a beat because he took these cool pictures and was kind enough to send them to me. Thank you JJ.
 The modern way to draw at the Modern.
 Lana looking at some drawings.
I love her big, green bracelet.
 The brilliant Debra Rapoport.
 Drawing Debra
 Lana and Joyce, who is wearing a Chanel suit
with her trademark pearls and a marvelous violet scarf.
Posing with an apple.
Photos by JJ Keyser
Drawing Carol with an apple.
Sketch by Dominique Flaksberg
My absolute favorite picture of me
by Lauren M. Jones.

For more information on Prime Time,
go here.

À Bientôt!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Prime Time at MoMA

MoMA Reaches Out
to Over-65ers
The Museum of Modern Art may have pop singer Bjork in its galleries right now, but it has not forsaken older New Yorkers either.

MoMA is rolling out Prime Time, a program designed for New Yorkers over 65, this Saturday, May 9, from 10:30 to 5:30. If you are over 65, you may enjoy free admission to the museum, and partake in gallery talks, art-making workshops, and entertainment.

Prime Time will offer film screenings, online courses, gallery conversations and other events free. To sign up to receive information about Prime Time Programs, go here.

And during the month of May, for New Yorkers over 65, MoMA is offering admission for $9 and a $25 discount on annual memberships.

To kick off Prime Time, MoMA asked Ari Seth Cohen, creator of the blog, Advanced Style, to photograph some of the "Advanced Style Ladies" in the museum.  I was thrilled to be included in this group.

"I always knew I would get in to the Museum of Modern Art one day," I quipped, as Ari took my photo in front of a gorgeous André Derain painting. I decided to debut my new dress collection for the shoot. For this collection I am air-brushing geometric shapes on cotton. I also designed the hat and beads.
Left to right: Carol, Lana Turner, Joyce Carpati and
 Debra Rapoport in the MoMA sculpture Garden.
Joyce shooting Lana.
Everybody was photographing everybody else.
Joyce admiring van Gogh's "The Starry Night".
Debra poses in front of Henri Rousseau's
"The Dream."

Please join us on Saturday,
 when I will be modeling for
a figure drawing class from 1:30 to 4:30
 at MoMA as part of
Prime Time.

Congrats to MoMA for
this fantastic initiative!!

À Bientôt!