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Reminder that CALL ME ISHMAEL Drop of for Jurying is 5/19
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

Calling all artists! Reminder of our next juried exhibit, 'Call Me Ishmael' drop off for jurying Monday, May 19. 'Call Me Ishmael' will be presented in the upper gallery in tandem with the Center's first Summer Main Stage theater production of 'Moby Dick! the Musical', a mixture of high camp and wild anachronism overflowing with double entendres. (more...)


Laura Rathe Fine Art Presents Meredith Pardue: Stardust to Stardust, Exhibition May 3 - 31, 2014
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

Laura Rathe Fine Art Presents New Abstract Paintings by Meredith Pardue In Houston, TX Acclaimed Houston gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces the exhibition of new, abstract paintings by Meredith Pardue, Stardust to Stardust with an opening reception on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, from 6 - 9pm. The Stardust to Stardust collection will be on view through April 26, 2014. About The Artist Meredith Pardue is back in Houston for her fifth solo show at LRFA. Known for vivid color juxtaposed to white negative space, her canvases express energy as well as a sense of calm. At an early age Pardue wanted to be an artist, which led her to study painting at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and subsequently at Parson School of Design where she received her M.F.A. in 2003. With oil, ink and oil crayon, Pardue creates rich color and texture that exude her love of nature, especially the physical beauty of her native Louisiana. In describing her technique she says, 'I combine random acts of painting with controlled, deliberate mark making to describe each form in my work, which often appears floral or plantlike in structure. The canvases are composed of organic forms that are similar to and possibly even derivative of those found in nature, but ultimately the paintings are a visual record of an unplanned dialog between myself and a blank canvas. Together the marks and forms create a visual language that reads as something unique to each viewer.' Since one of her first exhibitions at the Levee Gallery, Monroe, LA, in 1998, Pardue has had countless solo shows in Texas, New York, California and Louisiana, as well as regular inclusion in group exhibitions. Her work has been featured a variety of art and design magazines, including Art Ltd, Professional Artist, and Architectural Digest and she is represented in the collections of JCrew Corporate Headquarters, Genstar Capitol, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and BBVA Compass. About Laura Rathe Fine Art Formally established in 1998, Laura Rathe Fine Art represents a dynamic artist roster including emerging, mid-career, as well as blue-chip contemporary artists. With a primary focus on abstract expressionist painters, LRFA also represents diverse sculptors, mixed media artists, and photographers. Located in the heart of the gallery and design districts of Houston and Dallas, Texas, LRFA provides art consultation services, hosts exhibitions and actively participates in notable art fairs. Working closely with private and public collectors, LRFA artists have been acquired into world-renowned corporate art collections, including BBVA Compass and HKS Architects Headquarters. Laura Rathe Fine Art 2707 Colquitt St Houston, TX 77098 Meredith Pardue: Stardust to Stardust (more...)


MoMA Presents Retrospective of Sigmar Polke, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010) from today, April 19 to August 3, 2014. (more...)


ArtCenter/South Florida Kicks Off 30th Anniversary with 'pARTy' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

ArtCenter/South Florida kicks off its 30th anniversary year with its coveted pARTy, the official raffle drawings for winningART at the Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road, tonight April 19, 7-11 p.m. (more...)


Art Gallery Tours New York Hosts Lower East Side Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

'Art Gallery Tours New York' announces a Lower East Side art gallery walking tour today, April 19 at 1:00 PM - rain or shine. Meet at 196 Bowery near Spring St. Cost of tour: $20 (more...)


DISCOVER DAVINCI AND MICHELANGELO: SIDE BY SIDE Set for the Van Wezel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

The “Discover DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side” multi-media event will continue its North American Tour at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, located in Sarasota, tonight, April 19, 2014. (more...)


Craft Festival Returns to Brownwood Paddock Square in the Villages Today
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

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The Mexican Museum to Open LA COCINA: THE CULINARY TREASURES OF ROSA COVARRUBIAS, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Mexican Museum announces a new exhibition that is sure to tantalize the culinary senses of museum visitors. Opening at The Mexican Museum on Friday, May 16, La Cocina: The Culinary Treasures of Rosa Covarrubias will feature vintage photographs and an extraordinary array of Rosa's personal ceramics and cooking utensils from "la cocina" - which means "kitchen" in Spanish. Dating to the mid-20th century, these objects come from Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias' immense collection of over 2,500 paintings, ceramics, folk art, and personal photos. This incredible collection was gifted to The Mexican Museum by Adriana and Tom Williams. (more...)


Art Institute of Chicago to Open MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY Exhibition, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 25, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. (more...)


The Mouche Gallery Presents Private Opening of PICTURE GLOBAL WARMING, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

On Thursday April 23rd The Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills will present the private opening of 'Picture Global Warming', the US debut exhibit by Swedish artistClara Hallencreutz. Hallencreutz shoots contemporary photographs that use familiar symbols and objects that acts as universal triggers and have a global meaning for a wide and diverse audience.This new exhibition at Mouche Gallery is a representation of expression and motivation to create work that articulates joy, energy and humor. The artist plays with color, form, and perspective that transform the subjects from ordinary to surreal. (more...)


James Ballinger, Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, Announces His Intention to Retire
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

James K. Ballinger, The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, announced today to the museum's Board of Trustees and staff his intention to retire, and requested the Board initiate a search process to replace him. (more...)


MoMA Announces May and June Exhibitions -WHO CARES IF IT'S PAINTING?, MODERN MONDAYS and More
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art announces its May and June events and exhibitions. (more...)


Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs in May 2014 that Include ARTY FACTS: INSPIRATION CREATION, MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND TOUR and More
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in May. Public programs include talks, late night events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938 at The Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 24, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. A collaborative effort between three museums, the exhibition will make its final stop at the Art Institute following its premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on September 28, 2013 and its current run at the Menil Collection, Houston. (more...)


Brooklyn Museum Presents AI WEIWEI: ACCORDING TO WHAT?, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Ai Weiwei: According to What?—the first North American survey of the work of the provocative Chinese conceptual artist, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and activist—will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum from today, April 18 to August 10, 2014. This will be the first large-scale museum exhibition of Ai's work in New York and the final presentation on the exhibition's tour. The Brooklyn Museum will include several major works not seen in previous venues. (more...)


National Portrait Gallery Presents FACE VALUE: PORTRAITURE IN THE AGE OF ABSTRACTION, Now thru 1/11
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

'Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction' will feature mid-20th century artists who were reinventing portraiture at a moment when almost everyone agreed that figuration was dead as a progressive art form. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has gathered more than 50 paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from approximately 1945 to 1975 to demonstrate the innovations of American portraiture despite the vogue for abstraction. The exhibition opens today, April 18 and runs through Jan. 11, 2015. (more...)


MAD Cinema Series Documents Rise of NYC's 1975-80 Punk Music Scene, Beg. Tonight
by Movies News Desk - April 18, 2014

This spring, the Museum of Arts and Design presents its latest cinema series, Go Nightclubbing Archive, featuring selections from a historic video archive of the burgeoning New York punk scene from 1975 to 1980. In partnership with NYU's Fales Library, which recently acquired the archive, MAD will premiere ten individual screenings that draw from over 200 hours of remastered footage by Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers. (more...)


MA College of Art and Design Student Artwork Inspired by Handel's SAMSON on View at Symphony Hall
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design are proud to announce the continuation of a unique creative partnership, now in its third year. Under the instruction of MassArt faculty members, junior class students in the Illustration department have created works of visual art inspired by Handel's Samson. Twelve works will be on view at Symphony Hall's Cabot-Cahners Room during the same weekend that H+H performs Handel's dramatic oratorio. (more...)


Painting and Poetry to Mingle at COM's International Poetry Day Celebration with Anya Ezhevskaya, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

For Anya Ezhevskaya, art is worth the mess. In a unique live painting and poetry talk at College of the Mainland April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the COM Fine Arts Building, she will demonstrate her seriously lighthearted approach to art. (more...)


Lego Hugman Sculptures On View in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

NYC Parks unveiled today LEGO Hugman sculptures in Clement Clarke Moore Park, created out of iconic bricks by New York-based contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. The park is located in Manhattan on West 22nd Street and 10th Avenue. (more...)


The Royal Ontario Museum Offering Free Admission During ROM Revealed Weekend, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

To celebrate its Centennial, the ROM is throwing open its doors to the public and offering free general admission during its ROM Revealed Weekend on Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4. ROM Revealed offers a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and explore the areas of the Museum traditionally not open to the public, including the ROM's DNA lab, its collections vaults, antler room, its 6 floors of Curatorial Centres and much more. During ROM Revealed visitors will experience: (more...)


The Art Institute of Chicago Presents MAGRITTE, THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938, 6/24-8/13
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

René Magritte, the playful and provocative Belgian Surrealist who set out to create works that would 'challenge the real world' by making 'everyday objects shriek out loud,' is the focus of a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago: Magritte, The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. The show opens June 24, 2014 and runs through October 13, 2014 in Regenstein Hall. A collaborative effort between three museums, the exhibition will make its final stop at the Art Institute following its premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on September 28, 2013 and its current run at the Menil Collection, Houston. (more...)


Jason McCoy Gallery Presents Closing Reception of LI-LAN: FIVE DECADES with Carter Ratcliff, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Concluding the Jason McCoy Gallery exhibition Li-lan: Five Decades—an exhibition of key works from the past 50 years by the acclaimed American painter—on Thursday, April 24, 2014, Carter Ratcliff will speak on his collaboration with the artist, creating the first major monograph on Li-lan, entitled The Art of Li-lan: A World Achieved. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Zener's Solo Show at Gallery Henoch, Thru 5/17
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Eric Zener's recent paintings will be exhibited at Gallery Henoch from April 24- May 17, 2014. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 6-8pm. (more...)


FLORA, FAUNA & FORM On View 4/17-21 at the HATBOX in NYC
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

'Flora, Fauna & Form: The Spring Thaw,' curated by Beth McNeill and Kristin Miller, will be on view at the Refinery Hotel from April 17 through April 21, 2014. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 17th from 7-10pm and will feature drinks by Russian Standard. There will be live music on Friday, April 18th from 7-10pm. Film screenings and talks by artists Jose Carlos Casado and Sean Capone will be held on Saturday April 19th from 5-8pm. A private, invite-only, closing reception will be held on Monday, April 21st. Artists included are Chick Bills, Sean Capone, Jose Carlos Casado, Sally Egbert, Cara Enteles, Tapp Francke, Jerome Lucani, Glenn Marshall, Steve Miller and Jeff Muhs. (more...)




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