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FRESH OUT OF STORAGE: Meet the Artists- Eliot Lebow

Originally from the Washington, DC area, Eliot showed signs of artistic talent at a very young age. “When I was five-years-old my parents gave me coloring books. But I threw them away and drew angular shapes on blank paper and colored them in instead.”  At six-years-old he had already started to incorporate perspective into his drawings. He has been fascinated with abstraction ever since. At age 11, he was accepted to the highly regarded Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC where his formal art training began. He studied at Corcoran through high school and graduated college with a major in painting and...

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FRESH OUT OF STORAGE: Meet the Artists- Susan Natale

Susan Natale, a visual artist and sculptor, believes mixed media assemblage is a great way to document the stories she must tell. Her work tells eternal stories filtered through contemporary culture. Susan re-purposes personal archives, found objects, and acquisitions to create visual narratives with a social conscience. Her foundation in painting allows her to maintain a framework and passion for color and composition. For a while, she used the front half of a large storage unit as her studio. “I painted there, enjoying climate control, clean restrooms, CNN on the free wifi and coffee.” From that unit, she participated...

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Two Spooktacular Halloween Parties for Kids!

The frost is on the pumpkin! (Well, actually not — it feels more like summer outside lately.) But no matter the weather, the season of the witch is upon us, and that’s why Manhattan Mini Storage and our sister companies are bringing you and your kids not just one but TWO fantabulous and free Halloween parties… at two different locations… on Friday, Oct. 28th! Hosting Halloween for neighborhood kids is nothing new for us; we’ve been doing it for years at our Upper Manhattan/Inwood location, and we’re back at it again this year. But now we’re adding a second...

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Fresh Out of Storage: Meet the Artists- Calvin Lom

“This is my life. This walk-in storage facility is what I am proud of,” says Calvin, describing his storage unit. He imagines a future when a mass audience discovers his artwork: “This artist that lived, he left something behind,” he imagines them saying. “Something that was important –​ that he protected. My whole life is in this room.”

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