In a brick three-story Greek revival building resides The Meat Packing District’s new destination that will surely cater to all of your senses. Fort Gansevoort‘s innovative space presents us with a carefully curated showcase of art, design, and food, founded by power couple curator Adam Shopkorn and Carolyn Angel.
Fort Ganservoort is a must stop during the holiday season. You will be able to pick up last-minute gifts with a unique artisan flare all while getting to experience an art exhibition all under the same roof.
Crime shows are a popular genre in TV and will continue to be as far as I know. This leads us to a somewhat unconventional and interesting art exhibition our friends at the Ganservort Gallery are showcasing. Fantasy Composites by NYPD’s sketch artist Detective Jason Harvey brings us an unexpected genre of art exhibition. Harvey’s creative work is inspired and stylized in similar format as his crime suspect sketches, except these are fictional characters with unique expressions, features and with a feel of sci-fi representation.
“Jason is an artist who does not consider himself to be an artist in his workplace. There’s no creative freedom when doing a sketch for the NYPD. I wanted to let Jason step out of his comfort zone and show his sketch work in a completely different context” Adam Shopkom
Another fun and stimulating add-on to the Fort Gansevoort experience was the S, M, L bars. The bars are located throughout the three floors of the renovated space featuring independent and up and coming artisans.
Fort Gansevoort is currently hosting residency for three multi-talented female artists who in their own field hold a very unique and crafty form of genuineness. On the ground floor natural dyer Cara Marie Piazza’s bar resides.
The bespoke apothecary like bar is the place to get creative and score one of kind garments all crafted in natural fibers and hand dye using natural flowers, earth pigments, barks, spices and clay. You can bring along your favorite piece from home or choose from the beautifully curated capsule collection. How sweet is that?!
Talking about sweet things, on the third floor you will find Sweet Saba, a very unique bar of ethereal rock like candy creations by Maayan Zilberman. The assortment are close in resemblance to gem stones and crystals used for holistic healing or as jewelry pendants. The sweet gems might just be too beautiful and intricately crafted to eat. Definitely makes for a chic gift for that friend with a sweet tooth.
Julia Zangrilli’s bar, Nova Perfumer sits on the second floor. We spent a very entertaining and educational time chatting with Julia about fragrances and astrology. I was in awe listening to how she managed to create specialty fragrances for each sign of the zodiac based on the sign’s origin and personality traits.
Erica and I put her theory to the test and surprisingly the theory was so right. Erica was mostly attracted to her scent (Taurus) and I love the Virgo one. I also tried the face mist made with natural ingredients. The mists are a great way to instantly get a splash of energy during those long days of work or travel. Aside from the astrological scents, Julia also specializes in creating custom scents right on the spot. We even got a sample of a new scent she’s currently working on, and seriously, I can’t get over how good it smells and how serene it makes me feel.
Take a trip over to Fort Gansevoort if you’re in town during the holiday season to wake up all your senses. We covered 4 but they also happened to have an awesome music playlist playing on the background 🙂
To learn more about Fort Gansevoort and their rotating residency program CLICK HERE. xx
Photos By:Erica Genece
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