The city that never sleeps has become like a second home to the Elizabeth Sarah Collections tribe. Friends that have supported us along the way have become like family, especially Marcus Allen of MAD Gallery NYC. Marcus Allen Designs is a pop-up style gallery that represents up and coming artists from around the world at various venues across Manhattan. Three years ago Philip applied through an Instagram ad to be one of the artists represented at a pop up exhibition, and the rest is history.
Ever since Philip's first show with MAD Gallery, Elizabeth and Philip have been making the two day drive from Atlantic Beach, Florida to New York, New York for the past three years. Being able to present his work every few months to a new audience 1,000 miles from his home, and in one of the major art and culture centers of the world is a huge milestone for Philip.
For the first time this April, Elizabeth was also chosen to be an artist at a MAD Gallery show in Chelsea, and was able to showcase her jewelry line alongside her husbands art. But it wasn't just the Walker's representing in the Big City. Elizabeth was able to fly her Assistant Designer and Store Manager, Ally, up for the weekend to help with the big show. Philip's other artistic half, Mobarick, or Mo, came up to represent his art along with Philip, and if you weren't already familiar with their collab work, they go by The MP, and together created pieces that represent the heart and style of New York City through their eyes.
Good friends and family members also came, some all the way from Mexico City (shout out Berenice and Brandon), Pascale Head and George Vega from Jacksonville Beach, and the cousins Bret and Michelle from Brooklyn. While they're not on payroll (thank goodness) they rolled up their sleeves and were a part of the set up/breakdown crew, and we are forever grateful for their support and willingness to travel.
New York wasn't all work, of course, and the crew was able to get down in the city and have our fair share of fun doing our own food tour through Little Italy and China Town. We were able to see Banksy's newest installation at the time, had some cocktails at Raine's Law Room, stayed out way too late at Max Fish, and laughed our way through many subway rides.
Stay tuned for our next MAD Gallery show in October, date and location still to be determined. You can follow us our next adventure, too at III Forks Chicago on July 26, 2018!