New Yorkers and tourists are back in the Big Apple to enjoy the end of summer. The Hell's Kitchen Flea Market is gearing up for the busiest, event-filled season ever. There is a full calendar of events for the fall, plus special artisan demonstrations, and exhibitions. In fact, each weekend is packed with activity and specialty vendors who promise to make our historic market the place to be. This weekend, September 10th & 11th, is The NY Fashion Week Wrap Party at the Hell's Kitchen Flea.
The weekend is filled with extra fashion and vintage vendors on board for our third Fashion Haul of the 2016 Season. Vintage collectors will find couture accessories, shoes, bags, and jewelry along with great vintage fashion. Those on a clothes haul mission will find dresses and boots to match, and possibly a vintage pea coat for the cold weather.
Events for the Early Fall:
- September 10/11: Fashion Week Wrap Up /Fashion Haul
- September 24/25: Vintage Fall Fashion: Flea chic for Fall with Special Artisan Exhibit and Demonstration by Hell's Kitchen Artist Judy Negron
- October 1/2: Fall Harvest Market
- October 8/9: Vintage Fall Fashion at the Flea
- October 15/16 Ghosts of New York: New Halloween Traditions
- October 22/23: Fall Harvest Market and Special Artisan Exhibit
- October 29/30: Ghosts of New York: Halloween Traditions in NYC
On the Horizon: Hell's Kitchen's Finest Mosaic Artist Judy Negron. In the coming weeks, the Hell's Kitchen Flea will welcome many new vendors and artisans, including Hell's Kitchen's own mosaic artist Judy Negron who will exhibit at the Hell's Kitchen Flea on Sunday September 25th and demonstrate her mosaic techniques from 12-2PM. Judy's magnificent mosaic pieces are currently on exhibit at the Jadite Gallery at 660 Tenth Avenue (46th & 47th) and she recently won a visual arts grant from The Hell's Kitchen Foundation.
Judy is a mosaic artist, etcher, and painter (sometimes combining all three techniques in one work). She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Some exhibitions include; la Main D'Or, Paris, Assisi, Italy, Cadaques, Spain, Museum of Modern Art Wales. In the U.S.; NYU Gallery, Kathryn Markel Gallery, Prince Street Invitational, Jadite Gallery. Her work is included in The Museum of Modern Art collection, the collection of Deepak Chopra, La Sirene restaurant, Taureau Restaurant, The Wine Escape, and many other private collections. A commissioned piece: Two Cats, can be seen on the facade of 447 West 44th Street.
Big Ink Comes to NYC Big Ink & Manhattan Graphics Center are joining forces at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market on October 22nd and 23rd. They will include 13 artists making unique, giant images carved on large woodblocks and printed on Big Ink's one-of-a-kind printing presses. They'll demonstrate large scale woodcut printing to the public from 10 am – 5 pm at the Hell's Kitchen Flea.
BIG INK organizes print related programming for museums, art festivals, as well as providing presentations from local and nationally recognized print studios. This event is sponsored by the Manhattan Graphics Center, a studio that provides an accessible environment for the learning and practice of fine art printmaking. For the demonstration at the HK Flea, BIG INK will be debuting our mobile 48” x 96” printmaking press in NYC and bringing a portfolio of larger-than-life prints created by artists at similar events across the United States.
“We're excited to show New Yorkers how this traditional art form is being practiced in new and exciting ways,” said BIG INK director Lyell Castonguay. “We're essentially bringing the artists' studio directly to the community.”
Printmakers from throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and as far away as Ohio and Texas will contribute carved woodblocks to be printed throughout the day by BIG INK's staff of volunteers. The rain or shine event is an all out extravaganza.
Woodcut is a printing process that involves carving an image into a flat wood surface. The areas that display ‘white’ or as highlights are cut away using a chisel which leaves the original surface level to define the image as ‘black’. The surface level of the wood is then covered with ink by way of a roller. The wood is impressed into paper, transfers the ink, and results in a finished print.