Monday, March 29, 2010

"There's no such thing... a free lunch." 

Postcard featuring portrait of Molly Barnes by Dennis Dutzi

Usually true, but this week art-savvy New Yorkers can bag one, along with an hour of entertainment and enlightenment as curator, dealer, author and media personality Molly Barnes returns for a spring edition of her "Brown Bag Lunch Talks" at Midtown's art hotel, the Roger Smith, on April 1st & 2nd.

Sideshow Gallery

Williamsburg's own "drag racer become art impresario" Richard Timperio visits Molly Thursday with tales of the many artists  - some famous, all fascinating - who have been part of the ongoing saga of his groundbreaking and inimitable Bedford Avenue gallery, Sideshow.

fat men and little boys (c) R.C. Baker

On Friday, artist R.C. Baker, who has written about art, politics and popular culture in publications such as the Village Voice and NY Times,  joins Molly to discuss the convergence of poetry, collage, and painting in past and current artist/writer collaborations, as well as his new book, "The Terminal Century."

Presentations begin at 12 Noon, arrive a bit early to settle in and enjoy some coffee, soda and your home-style lunch - sandwich, apple and a cookie. The Roger Smith is at 501 Lexington on the corner of 47th Street - the talks are on the 16th Floor. If you see me there I will trade my cookie for your apple!