The Process: A Fashion Event
Sep
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Process: A Fashion Event

On Wednesday, September 13th, from 6-8pm Parlor and Omar’s members and guests are invited to The Process: A Fashion Event with host Janelle Langford and Camry A’Keen.

Details:

You have the passion. You have the drive. You have the raw talent and skills to accomplish your dreams/calling! So what's stopping you from getting started? What's stopping you from initiating that meeting, starting that blog or fashion line? What are some practical ways to get over the fear of initiating or networking so that you can be one step closer to fulfilling your dreams? 

Join Janelle Langford - Beauty and Fashion PR Entrepreneur/ Essence's "It Girl" for June/Founder of How to Make Glitter 

and

Camry A'Keen - Style Editor/Designer for A'KEEN BRAND, LLC as they share their perspectives on the "beginners's process" of starting a fashion line. 

Here you will get to explore the dilemma, thought process and decision making pattern that an emerging designer experiences behind the scenes. 

Look out NYFW! This isn't your typical designer showcase! 

The night's discussion will follow with a Q & A moderated by Artist/Actress Annika Connor. The conversation will include dialogue with the audience and participation and questions from the atendees will be highly encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP to attend. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-process-a-fashion-event-tickets-37634035413

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*Please note: Parlor & Omar’s is a private members clubs and all members and guests will be required to wear either formal attire, or upscale / business casual attire. Guests seeking entrance who are underdressed may be denied access.

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Collaboration Club
Sep
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Collaboration Club

Active Ideas Productions and Annika Connor invite creative minds to come out to Omar's on Tuesday, September 12th from 6-8pm for the inaugural meeting of the Collaboration Club.

The Collaboration Club is a new monthly meetup created by AI Productions to help facilitate creative minds meeting in person to brainstorm new ways to cross collaborate on a diverse mix of projects.

The goal of these meetups will be to find new ways for us to bring our various talents to work together on a range of projects.

Since September 12th is the first gathering, Annika Connor will open the night by outlining the structure of the club. Guests will be invited to introduce themselves to other members, to discuss ideas they are developing, and pitch their various abilities.

Artists, Writers, Actors, Filmmakers, Photographers, Models, Entrepreneurs, and all other Creatives are invited to join.

This event is free but please RSVP to attend. https://www.eventbrite.com/preview?eid=37624510925

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For more info about Active Ideas Productions please visit: http://www.aiproductions.org

*Please note: Our first meeting will be hosted by Parlor at Omar’s which is a private members club. All members and guests will be required to wear upscale / business casual attire.

Guests seeking entrance who are underdressed may be denied access.

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On the Buy Side
Sep
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

On the Buy Side

Fashion lovers, designers, models and buyers are invited to join us on Thursday, September 7th at 8pm for On the Buy Side: a conversation about the fashion world from the buying perspective. 

In honor of fashion week, we invite Parlor & Omar's members and guests to join us for an insightful discussion about the buying end of the fashion business.

On September 7th at 8pm Annika Connor sits down with Barneys buyer Delia Folk and PAMPLEMOUSSE founder and designer Danica Zheng. 

The night’s discussion will be an informative dialogue exploring fashion from the buying perspective. Key points for designers and brands to keep in mind will be discussed, and questions regarding marketing and sales strategies will be addressed. 

The evening’s event is intended to be a participatory discussions between the audience and industry makers. All invited are encouraged to come with questions and comments to add to the dialogue. 

Artist and Actress Annika Connor will moderate the discussion, and a mix and mingle fashion networking hour will conclude the conversation.

This event is free but RSVP is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-the-buy-side-tickets-37254569420

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Craven Grand Opening & Fashion Week Kick-Off
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Craven Grand Opening & Fashion Week Kick-Off

  • CRAVEN Restaurant & Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Wednesday, September 6th from 8pm-midnight Active Ideas Productions and Annika Connor invite you to join BMG Models for a Fashion Week Kick-Off party to celebrate the grand opening of Craven a new Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown West. 

Guests will be served complimentary Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres from 8-11pm and enjoy music by DJ Kelle Calco till Midnight. 

CRAVEN Restaurant & Lounge is located on the border of Hudson Yards and Hell’s Kitchen at 346 West 40th Street off 9th Avenue.

http://cravennyc.com/

This event is free but please RSVP to attend at: https://craven-opening-nyfw.eventbrite.com

Designed by the incredible team at Gene Kaufman Architect, Craven interior boasts 6,000 square feet of white brick, natural textiles, rich wood, and polished brass. You’ll immediately feel relaxed and ready for whatever’s next after enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the ground floor space or seasonal garden patio. 

Special door host Fabrizio Brienza

Dress Code: Fashion week looks

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Spinning the Social Storms: Navigating the Negative Side of Digital Days
Aug
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Spinning the Social Storms: Navigating the Negative Side of Digital Days

Parlor & Omar's Members and guest are invited to join Annika Connor, Arielle Patrick, and Billy Peck on at 8pm on August 24th, 2017 at Omar's as they discusses the dark side of the digital era. 

Topics to be discussed include: overcoming the Twitter trolls, what to do when press portrays you negatively, how to personally stay positive, and tricks for turning around your digital image. 

The night's discussion will include a Q & A with Arielle Patrick and Billy Peck moderated by Artist/Actress Annika Connor. The conversation will include dialogue with the audience and participation and questions from the atendees will be highly encouraged.

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Comedy Night
Aug
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Comedy Night

Please joint Parlor & Omar's members and guests on August 23rd at 8pm for a night of comedy. 

Featuring comedians: Mike Fine, Bob Greenberg, Ben Rosenfeld, Michelle Slonim 

The night's fun will be hosted by Artist/Actress Annika Connor. All guests are invited to stay after the sets for mix and mingle networking night following the performance. 

 

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Poets in Conversation: Lucas Hunt & Joanna C. Valente
Aug
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Poets in Conversation: Lucas Hunt & Joanna C. Valente

Please join us on August 16th at Omar's La Ranita at 8pm for a discussion with poets, Lucas Hunt and Joanna C. Valente, about the art of poetry and readings from their new books, IOWA (Thane and Prose, 2017) and Marys of the Sea (The Operating System, 2017). Hosted and moderated by Annika Connor.

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Perceptions of Luxury with French Luxury expert Audrey Kabla
Aug
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Perceptions of Luxury with French Luxury expert Audrey Kabla

Please join Annika Connor at Beautique for a night with French Luxury expert Audrey Kabla. As part of the evening's discussion, Audrey Kabla will discuss the philosophical, psychological & spiritual approach of Luxury. An art of living, a state of mind, a motor of dreams, Audrey Kabla will discuss ways to comprehend Luxury's differently as she talks about the iconic mythology of Luxurious brands.

Backed by 12 years of experience in the luxury sector (couture, watchmaking, hospitality), Audrey Kabla is a specialist in luxury brand strategy. She is a consultant, a professor, and a writer. She is based in Paris and operating worldwide.

In November 2016, Audrey Kabla published her first book "Marque & Luxe" (Editions KAWA) which revealed the YUXA.

The night's discussion will follow with a Q & A with Audrey Kabla moderated by Artist/Actress Annika Connor. The conversation will include dialogue with the audience and participation and questions from the atendees will be highly encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP to attend at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/perceptions-of-luxury-with-audrey-kabla-tickets-36475140126

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SECRET GARDEN: ARTIST TALK + RECEPTION
Jul
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

SECRET GARDEN: ARTIST TALK + RECEPTION

On Thursday July 20th, join The Untitled Space for a private Reception and Artist Talk on The Female Gaze on Erotica and Sex Positive Art hosted by artist and curator Indira Cesarine along with SECRET GARDEN exhibiting artists Myla DalBesio, Leah Schrager, Julia Fox, Katie Commodore, Annika Connor, Dominique Vitali, Kristin Prim, Katya Zvereva, and Rowan Renee.

Drinks will be served from 6-7pm, with the talk from 7pm - 8:30 and conversation and drinks served afterwards. Space is limited as this is a seated event, please RSVP

Space is limited, please RSVP

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Don't Wait, Create! Taking Control of Your Creative Career
Jul
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Don't Wait, Create! Taking Control of Your Creative Career

On July 5th please join Annika Connor at Parlor for a Q&A with Nikki Gold and Gerard Bianco Jr., comedy duo and award-winning filmmakers, as they discuss how they started their own film production agency, Rare View Films, and took control of their creative careers. 

Nikki and Gerard will share how they've built the careers they’ve always wanted while providing tips on how to translate such knowledge and skills to other creative fields. After the talk, mingle and meet other creative people whom you may want to collaborate with on your next project.

Nikki Gold and Gerard Bianco Jr. co-founded the film production company Rare View Films in 2011. They have produced short films, book trailers, music videos, and web series. Their most well-known project, comedy web series Method or Madness, has screened all over the world, received press coverage and has won numerous awards. Their newest project, a 30-minute comedy pilot, “Reality Disorder”, is currently screening at film festivals all over the country and has received multiple nominations for Best Comedy and Best Ensemble awards. To
learn more about Nikki and Gerard visit their website.

Moderated by Annika Connor.

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Dating in the Digital Age: Romance without Rudeness
Jun
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dating in the Digital Age: Romance without Rudeness

On Thursday June 8th guested joined together at Parlor for a discussion about the best practices for getting the most out of digital dating. While websites such as Hinge, Bumble, Tinder, and OKCupid provide a limitless number of ways to find a date, we're witnessing an alarming decrease in common courtesy, with some finding it harder than before to find a real match. Modern practices such as ghosting, breadcrumbing, catfishing, and thirst-trapping have led to the emergence of the latest trend - self-marriages or sologamy. 

Dating and relationship expert Andrea Syrtash and etiquette expert Thomas P. Farley provided solutions to finding matches with manners by answering audience questions about how to weed out the chumps, teases, and time-wasters, so that you can navigate the dating landscape with less frustration and more swipes right. 

Organized by Annita Connor.

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The Art of Spray Paint: Book Signing and Art Talk
May
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Art of Spray Paint: Book Signing and Art Talk

Join Lori Zimmer, Logan Hicks and Annika Connor on May 31st for a conversation about street art and it's artists and techniques. 

Lori Zimmer - art curator, writer, creative advisor and an artists' rights liaison for a Manhattan law firm - as she discusses her latest book The Art of Spray Paint and the diverse artists who inspired it. Zimmer is joined by featured artist (and her partner in love and business) Logan Hicks, whose massive piece graced the iconic Bowery Wall last year, as he talks about his unique process of combining layers of stencil and spray paint to create photorealistic paintings and outdoor works around the world. 

With moderator Annika Connor, Zimmer will also discuss the trials and tribulations of the book writing/publishing process, the eclectic and varied career she has cobbled for herself, and along with Hicks, the rising role of spray paint in the fine art world.

A limited quantity of books will be available for purchases and signing.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-spray-paint-book-signing-and-art-talk-tickets-34484385726
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Copy of Feminism & The 4th Wave: A Panel Discussion Exploring Feminism Today
Oct
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Copy of Feminism & The 4th Wave: A Panel Discussion Exploring Feminism Today

The Untitled Magazine and Active Ideas Productions invite you to Feminism & The 4th Wave: A Panel Discussion Exploring Feminism today.

The rise of social media and the interconnected voice calling for social change has been a staple of our recent times. No one can debate the fact that the last ten years have given a united platform to those seeking improvements in civil and gay rights, yet many have seen feminism and equality for women take a back seat. Many women today are challenging the fear of feminism and effectively issuing in a new era of “4th Wave Feminism” also known as “Millennial Feminism.”

It has been said that we are currently in the throes of the feminism’s fourth wave, but what does that mean? How has feminism changed over the years? What are the defining factors of the 4th Wave of feminism, and how can artists and the media work together to strengthen this movement to create change in our communities?

Guests joined us on Thursday October 29th for a thought provoking discussion at The Untitled Space as we explored these ideas with Panel Moderator & Artist Annika Connor.

PANELISTS:

INDIRA CESARINE editor-in-chief of The Untitled Magazine 

KRISTEN KORVETTE founding editrix of Slutist 

COCO DOLLE director of feminist art curatorial Milk & Night 

NATALIE WHITE feminist artistand activist

A lively question and answer session will follow the discourse and audience members are invited to stay afterwards to view“The ‘F’ Word: Feminism in Art“, the current exhibition on view at The Untitled Space which features the work of 20 female artists.

The Untitled Space is located at 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W.

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Art & Civil Disobedience at the National Arts Club
Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Art & Civil Disobedience at the National Arts Club

On September 22nd, 2015 the Young Members Committee of the National Arts Club hosted a panel discussion focused on questioning the artist’s role in social protest. Moderated by Anniks Connor and organized by Active Ideas Productions, this panel featured artists and groups who have crossed the boundaries of politics to effect social change by using installation, painting, graffiti, and performance to create a conversation that extends beyond commercial gallery walls.

New media and the abundance of social networking channels provide artists and activists with a louder voice than ever before. Given the new worldwide audience the web has created, how do artists today relay a message of peaceful protest by using creation to cry out to a culture in need of change?

This panel touched on topics of the disenfranchised voice, public participation in artistic processes, and how those interested in creating a strategy of revolution can strengthen connections between activism and artistic production. The innovative tactics and new approaches found most effective in the myriad of imagery used by our panelists engaged the audience in a lively question and answer period centered on socio-political transformation and artistic dissent.

 

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Tech Tools for the Art World: Panel Discussion
May
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Tech Tools for the Art World: Panel Discussion

Artists are no longer confined to the studio or gallery. 

On May 22nd guests joined us for a thoughtful panel discussion on the importance and use of modern technology in providing alternative vehicles for creating, promoting, showing, and selling art. Complimentary vodka cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres were served.

 

 

Featured Panelists:

Tucker Neel: Vice President of GYSY-Ink & a Los Angeles based artist, freelance writer, & independant curator.
Jonathan Munar: Manager of Digital Media and Strategy at Art21.
Dogan Perese: Founder and CEO of Gallerist.
Caroline Green: Partner and Director of Business Development at IvanExpert.

More info at:

http://www.aiproductions.org/events/2015/11/5/general-assembly-tech-tools-for-the-art-world-panel-discussion

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Art, Publishing, & Technology
Mar
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Art, Publishing, & Technology

On Tuesday, March 20th Annika Connor & Active Ideas Productions hosted Art, Publishing, & Technology, a panel discussion at General Assembly:

Art, Publishing, & Technology
Featured Panelists were:
David Grosz is Editor in Chief of Artifex Press, a new publisher of digital catalogues raisonnés. Caitilin Leffel: Author, Writer, and Editor at Rizzoli. Former editor at Assouline in New York and for the Christie’s magazine in London.
Indira Cesarine:Editor in Chief and publisher of XXXX Magazine and The Untitled Magazine. Former Editor at Large of Lush Magazine, as well as renowned photographer and director. Charlie Grosso: Director of Baang and Burne Contemporary. Charlie Grosso: Director of Baang and Burne Contemporary.

Art, Publishing, & Technology discussed: Are books, magazines, and art catalogues still relevant in today’s technology-saturated environment? Publishers in all mediums are facing critical questions on how to present their content as more and more people are looking toward new sources for information. E-readers, smartphones, and laptops are rapidly changing the way people view the art and literary world.

This panel discussed traditional and non traditional approaches to art, publishing, and technology while surveying the principal players that are instrumental in deciding how art issues are presented in print media. Exploring multiple perspectives the panel shed some light upon: art issues magazines are having, art used to illustrate a story, how the art catalogue industry is changing because of the internet, and how art book publishing companies are dealing with and effected by this.

These and many more questions were addressed by Annika Connor as she lead the discussion focused on Art, Publishing, & Technology.

The old aphorism that we should never judge a book by its cover is changing. This engaging panel got many reactions from the crowd as the audience shared in the discussion on how publishers and editors are looking to entice unsuspecting browsers with today’s new media!

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Curating Your Corporate and Private Collection
Dec
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Curating Your Corporate and Private Collection

Curating Your Corporate and Private Collection

December 14th, 2011
http://www.aiproductions.org/events_20111214.htm

The Featured Panelists were:

Heidi Lee: New York-based Art Advisor
Kipton Cronkite: Founder & Creative Director, KiptonART
Sari Cohen: Collections Manager of Neuberger Berman Art Program
Sarah Connolly: Creative Director of Cavern Home

Bringing together both dealers and designers, this panel focused on how to build a comprehensive collection that will not only retain its investment value, but also work well visually in a home or office setting. Panelists broached how to balance investing for investment’s sake but also how to curate a cohesive collection. Heavily rooted in a design perspective, the discussion also covered how to successfully showcase art in a personal or professional space, and how to integrate art in its environment.

Appropriate for interior designers, corporate buyers, first-time art buyers, investors, and artists who wish to break into this burgeoning market, Annika Connor moderated this discussion as we explored every facet of this interesting intersection of art and business.

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The Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion

On Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 Active Ideas Productions & General Assembly hosted: The Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion

The Featured Panelists were:

Patrick McMullan: Photographer and founder of Patrick McMullan Company
Austin Scarlett: Fashion Designer & Project Runway Star
Bill Indursky: Co-Founder of

Moderator: Annika Connor

Art and Fashion have always been inextricably linked. This discussion will focused on the newest incarnations of that concept. Not only has there been a reciprocal influence in the worlds of art and fashion, but in the last decade, a more direct link has emerged—collaborations. Artists and designers have crossed genres, at a meeting of two creative forces, and in essence, developed a hybrid art form.

How does an artist break into the fashion world? By what methods should a designer decide to work with an established or upcoming artist? How has the retail landscape and reproducible nature of fashion items affected this partnership, and how in turn is the fashion market being influenced by art? These and many more questions were addressed as Annika Connor leads the discussion exploring the Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion.

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Art as Investment: A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market
Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Art as Investment: A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market

On Wednesday, October 19th from 7:00 - 9:30 pm General Assembly and Active Ideas Productions hosted:
Art as Investment: A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market

Art as Investment: A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market was a panel discussion held at General Assembly.

There are many factors that buyers consider when purchasing a piece of art. For most the beauty and love of the art is always the first motivating impulse behind a purchase. That said, for most who are spending large sums of money the monetary value of the piece has to be understood, and to many the investment potential can be of interest and significant importance.

Art as an alternate asset class can be a rewarding and profitable for many collectors. However, understanding the art market can sometimes be a daunting challenge as the ins and outs of the art world are often unclear and confusing. This panel discussion will focus on being an introductory survey and explanation of the art market.

This talk was geared towards or those eager to begin investing in art but do not know where to begin. The panel explained the basic principles of the art market, the relevance of investing in art as an asset, and the importance of starting a collection early on. Bringing together experts from a scope of institutions in the art world, the discussion was moderated by Annika Connor and gave a broad overview of how to begin accruing one’s own collection.

Featured Panelists were:

Sarah Mudge Head of Part II Contemporary Art Sales at Phillips de Pury & Company
Bill Powers Half Gallery owner and co-founder of Exhibition A
Laura Martin co-founder Exhibition A
Brendan Dugan founder of An Art Service

Moderator: Annika Connor

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Beyond the Box: Art Outside the Gallery
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Beyond the Box: Art Outside the Gallery

Art Outside the Gallery was a panel discussion held at General Assembly which is located at 902 Broadway on the 4th Floor.  More information is available at http://artoutside.eventbrite.com/

The art gallery exists as the main point of sale for most fine artists, the interface between the public and their art. However, is this still the most efficient method of selling art in today's connected world? Guests joined Active Ideas Productions for a thoughtful panel discussion presented by General Assembly and moderated by Annika Connor, which focused on the place of technology, pop-up shops, retail venues, and pop culture as alternative vehicles for promoting and selling art.

The panel brought together innovators and entrepreneurs whose everyday work explores the many ways in which art can be displayed outside of gallery walls and brought to the forefront of the public’s collective memory. The discussion centered around the ways in which the internet has become a venue for showcasing artwork, pop-up curation, and the immersion of fine art into everyday life.


The Featured Panelist:

Artist Richard Phillips
Interior Designer and Set Decorator Christina Tonkin
Co-founder and director of AD Projects Jill Murphy
Art.sy: The Art Genome Project co creator Carter Cleveland

Moderator: Annika Connor

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