Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Last Weekend Story

We went to NYC last Saturday to attend Last Rites Gallery "New Breed II" exhibition opening. My friend, Mark Elliott, got three paintings there and I had been looking forward to seeing his wonderful artwork for a while. DH thought that we should go to Cafe Zaiya at Kinokuniya bookstore before heading out to the gallery...great idea! Their green tea frappe is to die for...yumm. DH found a parking a spot 3 blocks from the gallery and we took a cab to Kinokuniya. We got two green tea frappes, two chocolate cakes, one beef bowl for sharing, plus a bag of butter bread, vanilla cream bread, peanut butter cream bread and green tea rolls to go. Can't you tell that I love cake and buttery yummy bread?
Having all of those treats with a great view facing Bryant Park....ooh so good!
We had a quick browse of the bookstore before taking a cab back to our car. So we were in happy mood walking to our car, until we saw that the  passenger window was broken! A jerk had broken into our car thought there was a camera inside DH camera bag. Luckily, DH brought his camera with him. Nothing else was missing, and I was so glad that jerk didn't even take the camera bag. I would be sad to see it gone (and the lens in it) since DH did a lot of research before finding a comfy bag.
DH dropped me off at the gallery and I did see Mark for a bit. His paintings are awesome. They're all acrylics but you wouldn't have known that if you didn't see the description. The luminosity is amazing. You may have seen his works in Spectrum books, but you need to see it in person.
I took some quick snap of some paintings in the gallery before leaving. What a day!

Delicious goodness green tea frappes and chocolate cakes....slurrpirific


Another Sniff

Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott

Natalie Shau

Mark Elliott

Angie Mason

Some photos from Last Rites Gallery

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