Angel Orensanz is a sculptor/painter born in Spain, who has lived in New York City since 1986. During one of his first art premieres in NYC he discovered a location that could best be described as long time abandoned and totally rundown. Despite the flourishing internationally active cultural center that it is today, the location he encountered was the Lower East Side.
Upon his arrival he disregarded the decayed appearance and focused his attention full swing onto the 1849 Neo-Gothic Jewish Synagogue located on 172 Norfolk Street, the heart of the Lower East Side. This building is a replica of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the very temple of Solomon. It is a spectacular venue and can be rented for private events, weddings, fundraisers, etc.