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Arnette Eyewear Previews New Frame Styles at Ace Hotel

Mural by Samir Evol
This Mural by Samir Evol was painted Live at the Event (All Photos By Gail)

The Ace Hotel on West 29th Street recently hosted Faces Of Arnette, debuting the latest collection of optical frames and sunglasses from leading eyewear brand, Arnette.

Blonde Girl With Glasses

As a wearer of eyeglasses since I was practically an egg, it is always exciting for me to go shopping for new frames that are cool and sleek but not too crazy.

Frontman Frames

Lofi Dub Flux Frames

Arnette has an amazing selection of gorgeous frames that are just my style. What’s also fun is that the styles are named for familiar vocabulary from the music / recording industry.

Sub Roadie Producer  Frames

Guests enjoyed complimentary beer and wine, and snacks, while renowned street artist, Samir Evol performed a live art installation.

Detune Frames
The Red Ones in the back are the Frames I Chose

Everyone who brought in an eyeglass prescription got to choose a pair of optical frames (to be filled and shipped later) or a cool pair of sunglasses! I can’t wait to receive mine!

Gail and Anne Photo Booth

Anne and I also captured the moment in a complimentary photo booth while DJ Becka Diamond provided tunes behind the decks.

Skateboarder

Thanks again, Arnette, for the fun party and cool new glasses!

Arnette Signage

Sunglasses

NYC Collage Artist Michael Anderson Hospitalized After Falling From Building

Michael Anderson Artist

Thanks to Cojo at Art Sucks for this story:

Michael Anderson, the 45-year-old legendary NYC collage artist and White Hot Magazine art world photographer who is noted for designing the graffiti sticker lobby at the Ace Hotel, and the Eco-Friendly Times Square billboard for Target was admitted to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Saturday after having fallen off a building, breaking his back.

UPDATE: Still hospitalized, Michael is in the early stages of his recovery process. He is lucid and has been able to get online and respond to concerned posts. He is positive about his injuries and has messaged me through FaceBook that he “will make a complete recovery.”

Michael Anderson’s friends have just setup an Indiegogo account in his name, Michael Anderson Recovery Project, to help out with his medical expenses (which most likely will be substantial). Any amount will help and all funds will go to Michael’s recovery, regardless of how much is raised. Get well, Michael!