Installation view of Stroll Garden's exhibit "Where Land Meets Sea" in East Hampton.
Photo: Courtesy of Stroll Garden

The Artful Life: 6 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Marea’s new partnership with New York’s Classic Harbor Line to a must-see display of culture and craft in the Hamptons

Bites and drinks served from Marea. Photo: Courtesy of Marea

1. Classic Harbor Line Debuts Marea at Sea Experience

Dining at Marea, located on Central Park South, can feel like a trip to the ocean. The fresh flavors of the sea come to life through the menu’s breathtaking array of Italian dishes. Now, those same delectable bites are available through a partnership with Classic Harbor Line called Marea at Sea, while the restaurant is closed through late September and undergoes a refresh. Hosted aboard America 2.0 every Monday evening through September 25, the cruise down the Hudson River offers three small courses of plates with dishes such as a tuna tartare gougère, a marinated oyster with pickled plum, and a seafood salad skewer. Available with wine pairings, the approximately two-hour journey on the schooner tastes like you’ve been to the Amalfi Coast while the striking sunset views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan are a beautiful reminder that you haven’t left New York City at all. —Jacqueline Terrebonne

Installation view of Stroll Garden's exhibit "Where Land Meets Sea" in East Hampton. Photo: Courtesy of Stroll Garden

2. Ceramist Jane Yang-D’Haene Curates an Exhibition of South Korean Artists in East Hampton

“This group of exceptional artists is bound by their exploration of their Korean heritage through art-making,” shares ceramist Jane Yang-D’Haene, whose large-scale Moon jars, stools, and textural vessels can be seen at The Future Perfect and “Earthbound,” a solo show at Hauser & Wirth in Southampton running through September 30. Collaborating with Los Angeles design gallery Stroll Garden, Yang-D’Haene has curated an installation of six contemporary South Korean talents, who are presenting more than 20 sculptures and photographs in the former East Hampton home of Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb. Entitled “Where Land Meets Sea,” the exhibition brings together works by Yoonjee Kwak, Jaiik Lee, Re Jin Lee, Eun-Ha Paek, Jinsik Yoo, and Peter Ash Lee for a multilayered exploration of culture and craft. “Transferring generational memories and culture through their very fingertips, the artists in the show reframe traditional Korean arts within a contemporary context.” Open to the public Thursday through Sunday through September 4, visitors can email for an appointment. —Jill Sieracki

Roger Thomas' "On Water in Winter River" wallcovering. Photo: Courtesy of Koroseal

3. Designer Roger Thomas Crafts a Dreamy Wallcovering Collection for Koroseal

An expert in his craft for over 40 years and former lead designer for the luxurious Wynn Hotels and Resort, Roger Thomas has collaborated with Koroseal for a dreamy new series of wall coverings to join the company’s Harmony Collection. Inspired by the Grand Canal of Venice, where Thomas owns a sumptuous home of his own, the designer’s “On Water” designs feature themes of art, history, and travel through eight different colorways. Debuting at this year’s HD Expo, Thomas’s contribution joins other industry titans including Clodagh Design and Stacey Garcia. “Water is an element of life, mystery and renewal,” says Thomas. “When staying at my home in Venice, I am inspired to capture the reflections of Gothic Palazzos on the surface of the Grand Canal— this design is one of those inspirations made real.⁠” —Shelby Black

The Macri Bombe bracelet in yellow gold. Photo: Courtesy of Buccellati

4. Buccellati Presents the Macri Bombé Mini Collection

It all started about four decades ago with the creative prowess of Gianmaria Buccellati, the second generation of the Buccellati Maison. Inspired by the simple elegance of his daughter Maria Cristina (the name Macri is made up of the first syllables of her two names), Gianmaria created a beautiful jewelry collection filled with personal sentiments. Now, the Italian jewelry house is presenting a mini version of the Macri Bombé collection. It is a reinterpretation and evolution of the original lines, boasting a slight curvature of the gold surface which features its signature rigato engraving technique. The bracelet comes in a selection of band heights of 5mm or 8mm, the Macri Bombé designs are available in white, yellow, or rose gold, with white-gold bezel settings. —Lucy Rees

The Wave Caves (detail) (2022-2023) by Tamar Ettun. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Dreamsong Minneapolis

5. Armory Off-Site Launches Third Edition

With September on the horizon and the Armory Show fast approaching, Armory Off-Site has launched its third edition. The fair’s outdoor art program will have a presence for the second year at the U.S. Open as well as a new partnership with Times Square Arts’s “Midnight Moment” program. Works by David Roy, Allen-Golder Carpenter, and Zizipho Poswa will be on view at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center while installations by Ayesha Singh, Taram Ettun, Reza Aramesh, and Shahzia Sikander are sprinkled throughout Manhattan. “Though each Off-Site work brings a unique perspective, the projects are united by a shared urgency to communicate important narratives to the public,” says the Armory Show Executive Director, Nicole Berry. The public art installations will be on view until September 10. —Stefanie Li

Café Chelsea. Photo: courtesy of Café Chelsea

6. New York’s Famed Hotel Chelsea Welcomes French Café and Bistro

A Manhattan landmark whose name evokes decades-spanning debauchery by the gritty and the glamorous, Hotel Chelsea was officially revived last year by new owners Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier, and Richard Born, the trio behind the ​​Jane and the Bowery hotels, who gussied up the 1884 red-brick landmark after an 11-year hiatus. Now, the iconic haunt is debuting its first totally new dining destination since the 1930s with the opening of Café Chelsea, a 200-seat classic French bistro operated by Sunday Hospitality and partner Charles Seich (who also oversees the property’s Lobby Bar and El Quijote). Equipped with plush banquettes and booths as well as a sinuous zinc bar, the vintage-inspired space offers a menu of bistro favorites and new-wave twists, such as the maitake au poivre, made with mushrooms instead of steak. Cap off the evening with cocktails that riff on standards, such as the French 75, Vesper, and the Boulevardier. —Geoffrey Montes

Cover: Installation view of Stroll Garden's exhibit "Where Land Meets Sea" in East Hampton.
Photo: Courtesy of Stroll Garden


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