Peter Valcarcel to be Featured in Kaleidoscope Project/Bergdorf Collab

New York City-based artist, designer and bear Peter Valcarcel is known for his abstract work inspired by the simplicity of natural forms and the inherent modernist and geometric patterns suggested by them. Now he along with a host of other artists will be part of a unique and expansive showcase put together by Bergdorf Goodman and The Kaleidoscope Project as described in detail below.

Bringing an unprecedented array of artisans, designers and makers together in a one-of-its-kind collaboration, Bergdorf Goodman and The Kaleidoscope Project are showcasing talent from all cultural corners of the world in an in-store pop-up exhibition dubbed A Celebration of Creativity and Culture. The eclectic collection of items, all available for sale, represents fine art paintings, functional art pieces such as furniture and lighting fixtures, sculptures crafted from various natural and manmade media, digital and graphic art, jewelry making, ceramics, textiles and more. More than 60 artists are participating in the five-month-long exhibition, displayed on the 7 th floor of Bergdorf Goodman’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Well-recognized names like Douriean Fletcher, jeweler and costume designer, known for her jewelry art featured in Black Panther and Coming to America, will exhibit alongside other established and emerging artists like Valcarcel who were selected from hundreds of submissions. A number of participants will debut entirely new works expressly for the exhibition, many of which are one-of-a-kind pieces.

Artist Peter Valcarcel

Valcarcel tells us: “I am showing Circle Blue, a new series of acrylic on paper which are the medium I mostly work on. Circle represents not only shape and color but also balance and resolution for me. As a mostly geometric painter, shapes and color are my language, my way of looking at life, and I hope Circle will represent many things to many people, I hope my work will make you smile, think, remember and mostly I hope you enjoy the simple things that everyday life can offer, as simple and basic as a circle in blue. If my work makes you smile, then I have done my work as an artist.”

This exhibition, envisioned by The Kaleidoscope Project, a non-profit that takes a broad-reaching approach to highlighting and promoting design talent from all cultural corners of the globe, runs from April 19 to August 5.

Bergdorf Goodman’s global appeal gives the emerging and renowned artists participating in the show a brand-new audience to showcase their work to. The offerings in the exhibit are exclusively available for purchase at Bergdorf Goodman’s flagship store, oddly representing  a full circle moment for Valcarcel:

“I am over the moon to say the least, to be asked to participate, to be included. To know that the work you are doing is being seen and appreciated is a great feeling. Now, to be able to do this at Bergdorf Goodman is truly a full circle moment, and that is why I think the work that I am showing is so relevant. Like many artists in New York City, I had to use my creativity to pay the rent and Bergdorf Goodman was a place where I was able to be creative and get paid for it. I started freelancing in visual merchandising there in the 2000s, first in windows with David Hoey and Linda Fargo, then I did some time in the men’s department with Harry Reed, and finally in the women’s department with Sal Lenzo.”

A VIP Meet the Makers cocktail party kicks off the project on April 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., held at Il Gattopardo, located at The Rockefeller Townhouse between 13-15 on West 54th Street in New York City. Tickets to the party can be purchased here.

“The enormous scope of art styles exemplifies one of The Kaleidoscope Project’s main missions, to unite people through art,” says Amy Lynn Schwartzbard, founder and executive director of The Kaleidoscope Project. “The diversity among our artists and their work has made this project incredibly unique.”

To learn more about A Celebration of Creativity and Culture or to find out about other initiatives supported by The Kaleidoscope Project, visit the organization’s website.

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About The Kaleidoscope Project

The Kaleidoscope Project is a nonprofit organization formed to address the inequities found in the creative design and furnishings industries. An inclusive and diverse community that genuinely amplifies the talents of all within it is the goal of The Kaleidoscope Project. We are also committed to the support and inclusion of our next generation of young creatives. To that end, we will always include an element of education in our projects. The true colors, that when combined, form a kaleidoscopic multi-color, multi-cultural welcoming, and inclusive spaces for all, are the foundation of The Kaleidoscope Project.

About Bergdorf Goodman

A New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the global pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. With its rich history of showcasing leading and emerging designers, the iconic store at 5th Avenue and 58th Street—the crossroads of fashion—is a singular destination for discerning customers around the world. expands on Bergdorf Goodman’s heritage, showcasing coveted collections for men and women in an unparalleled online shopping experience. Bergdorf Goodman is part of Neiman Marcus Group.

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