Sunday, April 4, 2010

An Artistic Journey in Brooklyn - Saturday, April 3, 2010

My dear friend Pauline, whom I have not seen in a while, decided to meet me this Saturday to enjoy a beautiful day in Brooklyn through art.

First, we went to Linger Cafe Lounge for brunch, where we had an exquisite meal. This is one of my favorite places to unwind in Brooklyn.

After brunch we went two doors down to the new de Castellane Gallery, where Rowland Scherman's incredible life's work behind the camera is currently being featured. Scherman's camera captured images of legends such as Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Dylan, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, The Beatles, Woody Allen, and many others. Also featured in the gallery is a collection of other artists' work, including those of the owner, Hans de Castellane. The other artists include: Michael Tharp, Cortne Lanier, Alex Yudzon, Ted Dimond, Alexis Winslow, Taylor Fox, Jenny Pope, Cindy Vallino and Lau Gallico.

Here are just a few pictures I took at the de Castellane Gallery.

Some of Rowland Scherman's beautiful pictures on display.
Hans de Castellane, the owner of the Gallery, posing in front of his work.

de Castellane paintings

Hans with my friend Pauline
With Hans
 Rowland Scherman (front) with Hans.
With artist Lau Gallico,
 posing by her work while joking around. What a lovely lady!
Art by Cindy Vallino

Toki  the cat, was an observer as well. He is at the Gallery everyday with his dad, Hans de Castellane.

Pauline posing by the pictures of the late Robert Kennedy, by Rowland Scherman.

My friend and I were surprised to discover that the lady with the tea cup is a young Barbara Walters, during her early days at NBC in the 60's.

We finished our lovely Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum. The first Saturday of the month permit visitors to participate and witness free events, such as live music, movies, lectures, new art exhibits and more. Check it out you---you won't regret it!
 The following pictures chronicle our wonderful experiences at the museum. 

When we entered the Rubin Pavilion, we were greeted by a wonderful performance by Zikrayat, who performed music inspired by Egypt's golden age of musical cinema.

We also saw mummies in the Egyptian collection in the first floor. This mummy is significant because the person inside was not Egyptian; he was Greek. A small portrait of the man where his head used to be! We also visited the African collection!

It was a lovely day very instructive, relaxing, enjoying the company of a good friend. Enjoy the pictures and think of taking a day off to enjoy the beauty around you, even if it is in your own neighborhood!

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