Please join us for our first Salon of the Spring 2019 Season
featuring
Stanley Bulbach
Master Spinner, Dyer & Weaver

Sunday, March 10 @ 3:00PM
(DST Begins - Don't Forget to Spring Forward)
RSVP Required


Weaving is one of humanity's oldest technologies and most treasurable art forms.

While earning his doctorate at the Institute of Near Eastern Studies at New York University Stanley Bulbach was enchanted by the timeless Near and Middle Eastern textile arts and technologies. Since then, he has worked here in New York City as an artist whose canvas is literally ancient flatwoven carpets. 

Not only did ancient textile arts, technologies, and economies enable humans to survive throughout the millennia, they also expressed and continue to express who we humans are.

Traditionally, carpets magically transform the ground into special places for life's major events such as prayer, sleep, dreaming, convalescing, procreating, giving birth, and dying.

Bulbach recreates the ancient yarns from specially bred lustrous longwool sheep which grow shades from white all the way through to black. For colors, he uses the traditional ancient vegetal dyes. With those special materials, he then handweaves prayer carpets, carpet beds, and flying carpets to be enjoyed as contemporary art on the wall.

Bulbach's art combines elements of the Contemporary American Craft movement and ancient Near and Middle Eastern traditions. It also explores the crucially important questions of who we all are and where our modern Western culture and technology came from, since knowing more about the material culture of our past might help us more wisely navigate our future.

Third Sephardic Cemetery
A Carpet Bed
Project on the Loom
Ticonderoga Venus
A Prayer Carpet
Are you coming to Stanley's Salon?
LOCATION
Mendez SoHo 421 West Broadway (between Prince & Spring Sts)

DATE AND TIME
03/10/19 3:00pm - 03/10/19 5:00pm

Don't forget to "Spring Forward"
Daylight Saving Time begins March 10
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September Passages
A Flying Carpet
There is no charge to attend our Salons, but voluntary
donations help to defray our hosting expenses.
Coming in April
Anne Elliott
Painter, Sculptor, Collage Artist
"Life Lines: Archives of Experience"
Sunday, April 28 @ 3:00

Sanchi
12' x 26' x 16'
Videos of SoHo Salons 2016 - 2018

2016 Series

March:  Emily Fuller  https://youtu.be/9Savy0ebJVg

April:  Sara Garden Armstrong  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q-DFF6dSxI

May:  Paul Carluccio  -  https://youtu.be/ADLHF9PXOVg  

September:  Richard Haas  -  https://youtu.be/YFIzSIqi8L4

October:  Laura Shechter  https://youtu.be/Ph7zxD1xyqs

2017 Series

March:  Harry Pincus  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe722kzgEpE

April:  Margaret & India Evans  -  https://youtu.be/8-WAaWBPjs4

May:  Rebecca Kelly Ballet  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiHifIkB0XE

September:  Hannah Moon  -  https://youtu.be/1PcypD4LIUQ

October:  Trudy Craney with Gary Kessler  -  https://youtu.be/YapanVaUFIA

2018 Series

March:  Yukie Ohta  -  https://youtu.be/8kBejp22GjE

April:  Vassia Alaykova  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olVVFndAByk

September: Paul Kowalchuk - https://youtu.be/SMF3Gd2wlE4

November: Jane Freeman - https://youtu.be/xmAUV6Shvyk


Videography by Javanna Productions, Underwritten by The Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation
Salon Series Sponsors
Mendez SoHo is an Artist's Loft, Website and Salon Venue founded by Dianne Mendez in memory of Louis Mendez, Artist, Educator, Bon Vivant. Sales of Mendez' work are used to support two initiatives: the Louis Mendez Endowed Scholarship Fund at Alfred University and the cost of hosting the Mendez SoHo Salon Series. For more information, visit www.louismendez.com .

Soho Strut, operates under the tax-exempt umbrella of NYC Strut Corporation, an organization promoting communication between business & residential communities in SoHo. NYC Strut Corporation also serves as the fiscal umbrella for CleanUpSoHo, a grass roots initiative improving trash management in SoHo. SoHo Strut provides RSVP service & publicity for the Mendez SoHo Salon Series. For more information, visit www.sohostrut.com

Florence Belsky founded the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation during her lifetime. She was a firm believer in the power of networking and mentoring, activities carried out through Foundation initiatives such as the Silver Fox Club and I Can Still Do That, the Foundation's media generating arm. I Can Still Do That underwrites the cost of videotaping the Mendez SoHo Salon Series. For more information, visit florencebelskyfoundation.org .