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FHL E-Mail Newsletter
October 24, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE
November 8: The New Yorker Passport to the Arts - Tickets Now Available
This Weekend: NY Art Book Fair at Phillips de Pury & Company
November 7: Co-Founder Robert Hammond Speaking at Garden Conservancy Seminar
James Bleecker's High Line Photographs at Allen Sheppard Gallery
MoreArt's Chelsea Project Up Through November 2
FHL Now Hiring for Three Positions
Grassroots Campaign for the High Line


NOVEMBER 8: THE NEW YORKER PASSPORT TO THE ARTS - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Join Friends of the High Line and the New Yorker Promotions Department for the third annual Passport to the Arts. The daylong event features a self-guided tour of 28 Chelsea art galleries, where you will collect specially-designed stamps by leading artists in a limited-edition passport. In the evening, join us for a cocktail party and silent auction.

A portion of the ticket sales, and all of the proceeds from the auction, will benefit Friends of the High Line.

The New Yorker Passport to the Arts
Saturday, November 8
Gallery Tour: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tickets: $45


To buy tickets, please call (866) 486-7619, or visit www.ticketweb.com

Please do not RSVP to Friends of the High Line.

More information at www.passporttotheartsnyc.com



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THIS WEEKEND: NY ART BOOK FAIR AT PHILLIPS DE PURY & COMPANY


Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond says, "I just can't recommend this highly enough. Room after room of beautiful, strange and fantastic art books, from self-published zines to antique collections. It was invigorating, quirky, and rare - a must-see!"

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 24-26, Printed Matter, Inc. presents The NY Art Book Fair, New York City’s annual fair devoted to contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and zines. Over 140 international exhibitors, from major distributors and antiquarian dealers to independent publishers and artists, will participate in the third annual Fair.

Visit the Web site for a complete list of daily events and descriptions of artists and collections. Featured collections include QUEER ZINES, from Straight to Hell to BUTT Magazine, "an inclusive historical survey of over 100 publications that examines the continuing transgressive potential of queer and punk zines."

The location, Phillips de Pury & Company, overlooks Section 1 of the High Line at 15th Street. Make sure to take a look out the window for a view of the construction site.

NY Art Book Fair
Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 26: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street at 10th Avenue

FREE

www.nyartbookfair.com


 

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NOVEMBER 7: CO-FOUNDER ROBERT HAMMOND SPEAKING AT GARDEN CONSERVANCY SEMINAR
Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Robert Hammond will be one of the featured speakers at "The Garden Metropolis", an all-day seminar, presented by the Garden Conservancy.

"As our cities continually expand and develop at a fast pace, the interaction of people and plants assumes a narrowly focused but essential interplay. This one-day seminar will showcase the strong design and thoughtful planning currently transforming our urban green spaces. Garden writer and editor Stephen Orr has invited the experts responsible for many of these lively spaces to share their ideas about how people of all backgrounds experience nature on an everyday basis."

Friday, November 7, 2008
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street
$135


Please do not RSVP to Friends of the High Line.

For more information or to register, please call (845) 265-2029
or visit the Garden Conservancy's Web site.



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JAMES BLEECKER'S HIGH LINE PHOTOGRAPHS AT ALLEN SHEPPARD GALLERY

High Line #1, pigment print. Courtesy Allen Sheppard Gallery.

High Line, a new series of large-scale photographs by James Bleecker, will be on exhibition at Allen Sheppard Gallery, in Chelsea, from November 6 to December 13.

High Line: New Photographs by James Bleecker
Allen Sheppard Gallery
530 West 25th Street
Between 10th & 11th Avenues
November 6 to December 13

Opening Reception November 6, 6:00-8:00 PM


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MOREART'S CHELSEA PROJECT UP THROUGH NOVEMBER 2

MoreArt
, a nonprofit organization focusing on community building through art, presents The Chelsea Project, a series of unique public installations in Chelsea designed to enliven the area and involve its residents. The works explore Chelsea's past and present, as well as looking into the future. In particular, they focus on the complex, heterogeneous architectural history and the diverse social and economic conditions of the neighborhood.

The Chelsea Project is made up of three seperate installations by three artists. One of them, Anthony Goicolea's "Neighborhood," makes use of historical photographs, including images of the High Line under construction in the 1930s, juxtaposed with images of current Chelsea residents. The images are plastered onto construction fencing on the corner of 10th Avenue and 23rd Street.

The work will be on view through November 2. For more information, download the Chelsea Project brochure (PDF).

MoreArt is holding a benefit on October 27 at West Chelsea's Glass Houses, honoring video and performance artist Joan Jonas. Tickets are still available. For more information, please visit www.moreart.org.



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FHL NOW HIRING FOR THREE POSITIONS
Friends of the High Line is now hiring for three full-time positions. For application instructions, please read the job descriptions, below.

No phone calls, please.

  • EVENTS ASSOCIATE
    The Events Associate will oversee the execution of all fundraising and cultivation events for both the annual and capital campaign efforts. Upcoming events include a week of programming to celebrate the opening of the first section of the High Line, a signature 1,500- person summer gala, luncheons, lectures, and cocktail receptions. The Events Associate reports to the Deputy Director of Development.

    View the complete job description


  • DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS
    The Deputy Director of Maintenance & Operations (M&O) is a key leadership position in the future management of the High Line, reporting to the Chief of Operations & Horticulture. The Deputy Director will aid in the initial development of park management protocols and, subsequently, the ongoing management of all aspects of park operations on the High Line, including general maintenance, facility management, property & fleet management, public safety, and technical support for public programs. The Deputy Director will collaborate with the Deputy Director of Horticulture on the maintenance of the High Line landscape, and will oversee daily operations, as well as long-term planning for future operational needs of the park.

    View the complete job description


  • DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
    The Director of Programming is responsible for establishing a fully-developed, long-term programming plan for the High Line as well as managing FHL’s education program, the High Line greeter program, FHL's community advocacy efforts, and FHL's business outreach.

    View the complete job description

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    In September, Friends of the High Line launched its Grassroots Campaign for the High Line. This effort will support the completion of plantings and features created by our renowned design team and ensure that the High Line lives up to our collective vision for this new park. We hope you’ll consider participating in this effort to make our collective dream come true.

    The Grassroots Campaign is a part of our capital campaign, which raises funds exclusively for the High Line's construction. Every dollar contributed to the Grassroots Campaign will go directly toward construction of the High Line so that it fulfills every aspect of its carefully crafted design.

    Support the Grassroots Campaign today!




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    CONTACT INFORMATION


    529 West 20th Street, Suite 8W
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 206-9922
    (212) 206-9118 fax
    info@thehighline.org
    www.thehighline.org







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