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Before Load In. This is looking from 42nd St. to 43rd St. in Midtown Manhattan. It is a through Block between 4 Times Square and One Bryant Park. It is called Anita's Way. Named for the founder of Chashama, the non profit I am helping on this trip. Times Square is one 1/2 block to you your left, and Bryant Park 1/2 block to your right. The day has four components:
1. Anita Durst (founder of Chashama) ringing the NASDAQ closing bell to celebrate the organization
2. Chashama fundraising gala for 400
3. Kick-off of Art Takes Times Square in Times Square
4. Afterparty for 800
Early Morning set up
The Event was created by the Chashama organization, Designed by Christopher Trujillo with Production provided by Danzell. I assisted Christopher Trujillo's efforts.
I draped, taped, arranged, flew, constructed, styled & schleped.
( Road kill) taxidermy and mannequins arrive at Gala Site
Anita Durst during Nasdaq closing bell ceremony rehearsel.
NOTE: All Nasdaq event photographs:
© 2012, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Art Takes Times Square Kick Off
Everyone that participated (thousands) appeared for moments that night-
it was fun to see art from around the world
Gala morphing in to Afterparty
Long day, but it had some wonderful moments.
I had a little break this morning, so I headed to the Metropolitan Museum. I can wander forever there and still find new treasures and views. Here are some selections from the visit this morning.
MOA's Samson Park and Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre including wild flags,
Neiman Marcus put up the first tree I created for them in 2001.
The event is so big now it takes place in a downtown park! Laurie at Reinders provided the cascading lights that lit up Main Street.
40,000 people joined the festivities that night! Santa arrive in style -
zip-lining down 6 stories to the park.
And construction started on our new studio addition to the house.
Luckily, Terry held down the fort when I ran to New York.
There is nothing like the city during the Holidays.
The Genius at Bergdorf Goodman
Bergdorf Goodman Mens
I designed the John Madden Award
MOA's Englewood City Center Gallery
And the award winning Hudson Holiday Light Show attracted over 45,000 people!
Just to keep myself busy, I also appeared as one of the Judges on FoodNetwork Challenge: Edible Christmas Windows, worked with Diogen on LED product development and provided Illustrations for Jim Kenney's wonderful book: Thriving in the Crosscurrent: Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change. Gosh, my friend, we are finally up to 2011!