Posts Tagged ‘art show’

Preservation: Preserve or Forget

November 24th, 2010 No comments

This show was at the Theater for the New City from December 2010 – January 2011 as part of the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative.

5 of my paintings were selected for this show by its curator, Carolyn Ratcliffe.

These paintings were all fully “renovated” for this show. By that I mean I repainted them, creating very different paintings.

All 5 paintings are of landmark buildings in the East Village, NYC. 3 of them are on this blog. I’ll try to post the other 2, but I get busy!

The street scene is Avenue B & 10th St, which includes the Charlie Parker House (white when i made the painting) and the Cristadora on the right.

Next is St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on 10th St and Avenue A, which is inspired by the sunset.

And there’s the famous St Marks Church (located on 2nd Avenue & E 10th St, NYC), with a strong presence in any season, this is early fall as the leaves begin to change.

They are all here (in low res) so you can see them long after the show is over.

Fall on 10th & B © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Greek Church at sunset © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

St Marks Church in early Fall © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

**these are low res versions. visit Lauren Edmond’s online gallery or email for prices and purchasing.

LES Festival of the Arts

May 17th, 2010 No comments

LES Festival of the Arts show at Theater for the New City
May 26 – August 31, 2010

Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave
in the Lobby

This show has been extended through August 31, 2010

Art Party!! Monday evening, August 16, 2010 in the Lobby of the Theater for the New City. Art&Refreshments! 6-9pm.

The party was such a success, we may have one every Monday night. Thanks to Davidof for the wonderful music, as always;-)

I’ve shown this painting before, but some paintings just want to be seen!

“new year’s day” © 2005 by lauren edmond

This one looks best printed, and it was lost in a haze of glare at the last show, so here it is again with better lighting

“south at sunset” © 2007 by lauren edmond

And something I’m showing to everyone for the first time: Bowery fall 2009:

Yellow Bowery © 2010 by lauren

Howlin’ Trees…. they’re back!

October 27th, 2009 No comments

Since so many people enjoyed my Howlin’ Trees…

They’re emerging from the vault to haunt & howl at Planet One for the next few weeks.

There will also be new NIGHT paintings of Tompkins Square park.


Planet One
Halloween eve, Friday October 30, 2009 from 5:30-8PM
76 E 7 St (between 1st &2nd Sts) NYC
212 475-0112 (planet one); 212 979-1996 (lauren’s cell)

The old trees of the parks continue to dwindle, they fall and leave;-) Some have fallen due to disease, others to storms, others just to old age. This ancient tree stands on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue B, across from St Brigid.

Here’s Howlin’ Tree fall_from_b

“Howlin’ Tree” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

St Brigid is an 1850s Irish famine church saved from destruction by the people of the East Village in 2007. Ochre yellow, it sits on the southeast corner of Tompkins Square. When it was scheduled to be torn down, the people took action. What finally saved the church was an anonymous donor. Renovation is supposed to begin, meanwhile it is still closed, and still standing!


“Full Moon over St Brigid” © 2006 and 2009 by Lauren Edmond

The night had me enchanted! Walking through Tompkins Square can feel like walking through a forest, a journey that takes you through the maze of paths and howlin’ trees, and finally back out onto the city streets. But when you resurface, you have the distinct impression you’ve been someplace else.

This night scene is the view (southwest) from the dog run in Tompkins Square, with the Crescent Moon rising.

“Crescent Moon over the dogrun” © 2006 and 2009 by Lauren Edmond

Fall night in Tompkins Square is magical. Changes happen you aren’t fully aware are happening! You walk into the park in one mood, and come out in another place. This is the middle of the park, those old tree limbs have seen a lot of history.

“Fall twilight in the park” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

Hope you can come to the show! There’s a magical transformation that happens when they’re printed in high resolution on beautiful cotton rag– and framed! And hanging in a gallery;-)

The show will be on view starting Friday, October 30 for a few weeks only!
Please email me to receive an invitations

Enjoy the colors!



October 6th, 2009 No comments

There’s an interesting ‘salon’ style show hanging at the Tompkins Square Library called MENAGERIE: Creative ExPression of the Lower East Side 2009. It was curated by Shell Sheddy and will be hanging through October 30.

With 40 prolific artists participating, there is art everywhere! And– there are scheduled performance, poetry, and films every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Info will be on facebook.

Here are my 3 paintings in MENGERIE: Creative ExPressions of the Lower East Side 2009


6th St Botanical Garden, in spring © 2009 by Lauren Edmond


The WIllow at La Plaza, early spring © 2009 by Lauren Edmond


“Peachtree at La Plaza” © 2009 by Lauren Edmond