The Knickerbocker Hotel
, managed by Highgate
, today unveils The IcoKnick Series
, a rotating art gallery showcasing the works of talented emerging and established artists in the New York City area. Coinciding with Black History Month, Brooklyn’s esteemed The Bishop Gallery
has curated the hotel’s inaugural exhibition, Young, Gifted, and IcoKnick
, displaying a diverse range of artwork by four local artists.
“We are thrilled to launch The IcoKnick Series with The Bishop Gallery,” says Laila DeMesme, the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Knickerbocker. “The gallery’s mission to support and elevate the work of local artists aligns perfectly with our own. This is a wonderful opportunity to not only honor the contributions of different communities within the city, recognizing their unique history and contributions to the world of art, but to also add a new dimension to the hotel experience for our guests and visitors.”
Young, Gifted, and IcoKnick
debuts with a showcase of diverse works by accomplished multi-disciplinary artist Quiana Parks
; innovative mixed media artist Ronald Draper
; masterful portrait painter Sophia Victor
; and visionary Afro-Surrealist Tramel Blunt. Guests will have the opportunity to engage with the artists’ cultural perspectives and thought-provoking pieces through artist meet and greet held once a month in the gallery space, starting on February 16th at 6 pm.
“Our gallery continues to support emerging and established artists while making their work more accessible to the community. Partnering with The Knickerbocker for the Young, Gifted, and IcoKnick exhibition allows us to holistically fulfill our mission,” says Stevenson Dunn Jr., Co-Owner of The Bishop Gallery. “Excited innovative artists need exciting innovative places to exhibit their artwork and partners willing to promote their art. The Bishop Gallery and The Knickerbocker’s collaboration provide both these needed resources to four diverse artists from New York City during Black History Month.”
The Bishop Gallery, a proud beacon of creativity in Brooklyn, shares unique perspectives with the community through art. The gallery is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity, striving to encourage the next generation of artists to explore their gifts. The partnership between The Knickerbocker and The Bishop Gallery introduces a new platform to feature local artists and their heritage throughout the year, creating an art oasis in the heart of Times Square.
The IcoKnick Series exhibition is located in The Club Room on the hotel’s iconic St. Cloud Rooftop and will be open to the public daily, with the exception of during private events, from February through April 2023.
Additional partnerships are to follow throughout the year as The Knickerbocker Hotel continues to bring diverse and dynamic artists to the forefront in The IcoKnick Series.
About the Knickerbocker Hotel:
The Knickerbocker, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is a landmark luxury-lifestyle hotel that offers a classic New York City experience with a twist. A haven of sophistication with contemporary design by acclaimed interior designer Gabellini Sheppard, the Beaux Arts monument to New York’s coming of age is situated on the famed corner of 42nd Street and Broadway. The Knickerbocker boasts 330 guest rooms including 31 suites and four Tribute Suites; a signature restaurant and bar, Charlie Palmer at The Knick; St. Cloud, the hotel’s rooftop bar; an event space for up to 160 guests; a ground-level coffee shop and café, Jake’s; and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Channeling the glamour of New York City’s Gilded Age and as envisioned by John Jacob Astor IV at the turn of the 20th century, the hotel heralds the return of refined elegance to Times Square today. The 1906 building, once host to such notables as John D. Rockefeller and F. Scott Fitzgerald, is now a luxury oasis with unrivaled city views of the bright lights of Broadway and Bryant Park. The Knickerbocker reopened its doors in February 2015 following an expansive renovation and is located at 6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. For reservations or more information visit theknickerbocker.com or call 212.204.4980; 855.86K.NICK (5.6425). Follow Knickerbocker on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #KnickofTime.
About the Bishop Gallery:
The Bishop Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Launched in 2012 by Erwin John and Stevenson Dunn Jr., The Bishop Gallery aims to provide emerging and established artists with an intimate space to connect with their audience and the ever-expanding Brooklyn art scene. We embrace all artists of varying cultures, genres, backgrounds, and means of artistic expression. We hope to forge a lasting relationship with the artists who show up in our space and the surrounding communities. We believe art can be a catalyst for bringing together communities and inciting conversations of change and development. Our objective is to provide the space where the ideas that bring about change are birthed.
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