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Maria Park's COMPOSITION Exhibition to Open 9/11 at Margaret Thatcher Projects
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

Margaret Thatcher Projects is pleased to present Composition, the gallery's third solo exhibition of works by American artist Maria Park. The exhibition runs September 11 through October 18, 2014, with an opening reception slated for Thursday, September 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Selections from the Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation Exhibition on View thru 11/30 at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

Environmental Impact: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, an exhibition showcasing original art in various mediums inspired about our natural world, is on view at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University through November 30, 2014. (more...)


Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to Launch New Fundraising Program on 'power2give', 9/10
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is deploying a new program called power2give, a fundraising platform that empowers people to donate any amount of money directly to projects created by arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County. (more...)


Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis Focus of New Exhibition, Opening 9/12 at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

From September 12, 2014 through February 1, 2015, the Jewish Museum will present From the Margins: Lee Krasner I Norman Lewis, 1945-1952. (more...)


MTC's THE SUBLIME Inspires New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

An exhibition of paintings and drawings inspired by MTC's production of The Sublime, created by artists from Arts Project Australia, will be in the Fairfax Studio foyer at Arts Centre Melbourne from 22 August to 4 October. (more...)


Museum of Science Presents Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

Visitors to the Museum of Science, Boston will soon experience a civilization renowned for its royal dynasties, jaw-dropping architecture and distinctive art at the New England premiere of Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. (more...)


National Museum of Scotland Announces Schedule of Exhibitions for September & October
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

Exhibitions & Displays National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place 9 May – 31 August 2014 Grand Gallery, Level 1 Free (more...)


BWW Interviews: BRUCE A. McCAUSLAND
by Mark C. Lloyd - August 20, 2014

Buffalo's Bruce A. McCausland is a busy man. (more...)


'Art Bengaluru 2014' Brings to Life The Renaissance Period
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

BANGALORE, India, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)


Ocean Galleries Features Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz at Gallery Receptions, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

One is a Master of Contemporary Realism, while the other paints realistic masterpieces that incorporate threads of Classicism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Together, the two talented and world-renowned artists, Thomas Stiltz and Viktor Shvaiko, bring a collection of breathtaking paintings for one extraordinary exhibition at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) over the Labor Day weekend. 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' opens at the gallery on Friday, August 29, 2014 and runs through Sunday, August 31, 2014. In addition to viewing this exceptional collection, gallery goers will have the chance to meet Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz at Ocean Galleries receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, 2014. The exhibit, which will remain on display through Sunday, September 7, 2014, is free and open to the public, with all artwork available for acquisition. Often described as a Master of Contemporary Realism, Thomas Stiltz brings a collection of his still life paintings to the gallery for the Labor Day showing. His long career as a professional photographer has greatly influenced Stiltz's unique painting methods, where he uses old world techniques to apply numerous layers of oil paints, each composed of thin, colorful glazes. Whereas painters usually start with a fixed canvas size and fill it with objects, a photographer uses cropping techniques to express an image or scene. Stiltz often leaves space around the objects he paints, allowing 'air' to flow through the images. Best known for his wine paintings, Stiltz's works feature brilliant color, sparkling realism, and quality of light. In addition to the collection of art that will be on display, Stiltz will custom paint a favorite bottle of wine for clients. He begins by photographing the wine with various arrangements and settings, with the buyer able to select a favorite image before the actual painting occurs. All custom artwork can be framed by Ocean Galleries, well known throughout the Southern New Jersey area for their exquisite framing. The gallery selected each frame for the Stiltz and Shvaiko exhibition. Viktor Shvaiko paints in a realistic manner that defies neat labeling, incorporating threads of Classicism, Romanticism, and Impressionism into a signature style that is unique and instantly recognizable. Built on a firm foundation of academic training acquired through the disciplines of Russian art schools, Shvaiko has fused many influences into his work to arrive at his current approach to painting. Years ago, Shvaiko fled the painful oppression of his homeland, Russia, with just his paintings strapped to his back. Winding up in Italy, Shvaiko was forced to sell his paintings to survive. After years of struggling, it wasn't until his relocation to New York City in the early 1990s that his dream of living as an artist began to materialize. Since that time, Shvaiko has become one of the most desired painters of the twenty-first century. His breathtaking scenes of Mediterranean landscapes and European villages are intensely focused creations that capture the subtle qualities of sunlight, shadows, and shades of color. 'I love the beauty and detail that are evident in each of Shvaiko's paintings,' said Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. 'Similarly, Stiltz's paintings, although quite different in style, evoke great detail and encourage the viewer to examine the underlying structure of familiar forms. We are thrilled to share this amazing collection of artwork with the community over Labor Day weekend.' This exhibition represents the second time the artists will visit Ocean Galleries, which has represented the artists and carried their artwork for over 10 years. 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' includes original artwork and limited editions by the two artists, all of which are custom framed by Ocean Galleries and available for acquisition. The collection will be on display at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) on Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014, with receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with artwork remaining on display through Sunday, September 7, 2014. The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer season. For more or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit OceanGalleries.com For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists' watercolors, nationally recognized artists' originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions. Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world. For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit OceanGalleries.com (more...)


AKArt Presents MUSIC WAS MY FIRST LOVE Closing Event Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

A closing event for Music Was My First Love will feature a live jazz performance with Jonathan Crayford, pianist, composer, and director, and Jay Rodriguez, Grammy-nominated saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist, film composer, and producer to benefit Time In Children's Art Initiative and Music Is My First Language. The duo will preform musical works inspired by the artwork of Brooklyn-based artist Robert Saywitz. (more...)


NYC & THE CIVIL WAR and More Among Exhibitions at New-York Historical Society This Sept
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

The New-York Historical Society has announced its September 2014 exhibitions. Details below! (more...)


Funding Arts Broward Announces FAB/Knight 'New Work' Project Winners
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

The South Florida arts and cultural scene is enhanced with talent through three innovative, high quality art projects this Season, provided by Funding Arts Broward's FAB/Knight New Work Award. The three winners are The Coral Springs Museum of Art ($50,000) for a CSMART Digital Art Lab and Symposium; The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood ($20,000) for the exhibition Dave Muller: Too Old to Rock 'n Roll with Three Day Weekend; and NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale ($20,000) for the exhibition, Research and Development: Concerning Belonging. (more...)


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at 2014 TRAPPINGS OF THE AMERICAN WEST Exhibition, Coming to Museum of Northern Arizona This Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Celebrate the time-honored tradition of Western craftsmanship at the 23rd Annual Trappings of the American West Exhibition & Sale, September 28-December 7 at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), 3101 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship (DCAF). Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the artwork! (more...)


Artist Robin Rhode to Make Hong Kong Debut at Lehmann Maupin, Sept 17
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present having been there, Robin Rhode's debut exhibition in Hong Kong. Continuing the artist's engagement with complex social and political issues, this exhibition also explores Rhode's notions of permanence and ephemerality as seen through his unique marks and gestures. In addition to a selection of photographic works and wall drawings, Rhode will premiere a new animation created specifically for his Hong Kong exhibition. The artist will be present for an opening reception on September 17, 6:30-8PM. (more...)


Jarrod Beck Named 2014 Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award Recipient
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

NYC Parks' Art in the Parks program has announced Jarrod Beck as the 2014 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. Uplift, a site specific installation made of recycled materials will be on view in Sarah D. Roosevelt Park from August 20, 2014 through August 2015. The $10,000 award is granted annually in memory of Clare Weiss, Parks' Curator of Public Art from 2005 to 2009. (more...)


Hippodrome Presents International Video Art Exhibition ABOUT TOWN: VIDEO ART IN SOUTHSIDE, Nov. 13-16
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

About Town is an exhibition of international video art in Birmingham's Southside district taking place 13 – 16 November 2014. Presented by Hippodrome Plus in partnership with Ikon, About Town showcases a wide variety of free night-screenings by artists from the UK and abroad, in unusual urban spaces. (more...)


Inflatable Rabbits to Take Over Launceston, 10-13 September
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Giant inflatable white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, are set to invade and take over Launceston's historic parks and city centres as part of Junction Arts Festival in Launceston, Tasmania nightly from 5pm – 10pm, Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 September, 2014. (more...)


Museum of the Moving Image to Host Hou Hsiao-hsien Retrospective, 9/12-10/13
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Cinema movement, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes and an elliptical approach to storytelling, can be seen in such widely acclaimed films as Flowers of Shanghai, A City of Sadness, Dust in the Wind, and Flight of the Red Balloon. His modernist formalism was complemented by a humanist touch expressed most strongly in films that addressed Taiwan's history and identity, often laced with Hou's own memories. From September 12 through October 17, 2014, Museum of the Moving Image will present Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien—the first comprehensive Hou retrospective in New York since 1999. It includes all of Hou's seventeen feature films as director, presented on film (including two new 35mm prints), as well as rare shorts, and a selection of related films, among them Olivier Assayas's documentary HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang's seminal Taipei Story (starring, and co-written by, Hou), and Wu Nien-jen's rarely shown A Borrowed Life. (more...)


ART SET FREE Expands Globally - 50 States, 100 Countries!
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Arts Brookfield, the cultural arm of Brookfield Property Partners acclaimed for presenting hundreds of exciting cultural experiences for free worldwide, announces recent dramatic growth of Art Set Free, the organization's unprecedented global arts showcase that raises awareness about the importance of free public art. Artists in all 50 U.S. states, over 100 countries and over 800 cities have shared their work with Art Set Free, the user-generated campaign that is sweeping the nation and the world and will run through the end of the year. (more...)


HERDEZ Brand Launches Dead T-Shirt Design Contestto Support Art Museum & LA Artist
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The makers of the HERDEZ brand, Mexico's No. 1 selling salsa, is launching a T-shirt design contest in spirit of Da de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The brand is calling out for artists in the greater Los Angeles area to submit their designs for the chance to be featured on the 2014 HERDEZ brand Da de los Muertos T-shirts, which will be up for sale and with all proceeds benefiting the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA). (more...)


Lehmann Maupin Presents Do Ho Suh's Exhibition, DRAWINGS 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Drawings, an exhibition of new works by renowned Korean artist Do Ho Suh. On display at both 540 West 26th Street and 201 Chrystie Street, the exhibition will highlight the significant role and varied forms drawing plays in Suh's oeuvre September 11-13. (more...)


The American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL: “PAST FORWARD,” 10/23-26
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past Forward,” explores how cultural touchstones needn't be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during its 2014 program from October 23 to October 26. Featuring a broad spectrum of creative storytelling—including interactive documentaries, performances, and a multi-media installation—the Mead Festival strives to illuminate the diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world, and offers intimate forums for discussion with filmmakers, film protagonists, and world-renowned scholars. (more...)


Dominique Lévy Gallery Presents ROMAN OPALKA: PAINTING, 9/4-10/18
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

In 1965, French-born Polish artist Roman Opalka picked up a delicate No. 0 brush in his Warsaw studio and placed the number “1” at the top left- hand corner of a canvas. With this gesture began an enterprise later titled 1965 / 1 – ?, that would consume the rest of the artist's career in a determined but deliberately quixotic quest to paint every number to infinity. By the time of his death, Roman Opalka had placed more than five million numerals on 233 canvases and made unblinking photographs of his face each day in front of the work. The artist's numbers increased as his body deteriorated, and together these inverse phenomena – the overlapping fates of body and soul – yielded an unstinting visual diary of one man'ssimultaneous rage against and embrace of the mortal conundrum. Viewing that diary reveals the philosophical daring behind Opalka's discipline, the poignancy in his strategically dry but ultimately breathtaking search for the sublime within the methodology of his counting. Today, Roman Opalka's 1965 / 1 – ? stands as one of modern art's most powerful and poetic inquiries into the mutability of time and the spirit's response to it. (more...)


UNITED INK FLIGHT 914 TATTOO, ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL to Run 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

From Friday September 12th through Sunday September 14th (Friday 2-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12- 7pm), join international artists from Italy, Russia, Japan, China, Sweden, UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Nepal, Spain and others alongside thousands of art, music, and tattoo lovers as World Famous Tattoo Lou's Presents the United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo, Art and Music Festival at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY. (more...)




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