ARS GRAPHIS closing, oil spill condoms and more

Our closing reception for Ars Graphis was a hit, though we're willing to admit the show's beautiful drawings were almost (almost) upstaged by a certain box of Oil Spill Condoms. Yes, the closing reception was also the launch party for the condoms, which are being sold by some bold, yet appropriately precautious, environmentalists raising money for Gulf relief. (Relief of any other kind is your own business.) See their website for more about how to "drill without the spill" here . Prophylactics notwithstanding, here are some of the oil-less images from the show:

"Untitled (Woman with Cigarette," Aaron Valentin

"Untitled (Woman with Cigarette," Aaron Valentin

"Three Graces," Adam Miller

"Three Graces," Adam Miller

Two untitled pieces, John Plunkett

"Ring around the Posy," Lisa Petker-Mintz

"Ring around the Posy," Lisa Petker-Mintz

"Jaunt," Alexandra Pacula

"Jaunt," Alexandra Pacula

"Coral," Sonomi Kobayashi

"Coral," Sonomi Kobayashi

Finally, an UPDATE ON OUR OPENING HOURS: for the rest of the summer (until Sept. 10), we will be open by appointment only.