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Art Gallery Tours New York Hosts Lower East Side Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2014

'Art Gallery Tours New York' has announced a Lower East Side art gallery walking tour for today, Sept. 27 at 1:00 PM - rain or shine. Meet at 196 Bowery near Spring St. Cost of tour: $25. (more...)


ArtsFest 2014 Comes to transFORM Gallery Today
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2014

ArtsFest returns to transFORM Gallery today, September 27th from 10am to 8pm, for a day of special events including a book reading and book signing by renowned Children's Author, Illustrator and Caldecott Medal Winner, Anita Lobel at 4pm. There will be a closing reception, from 5 - 8pm, for our outstanding exhibit, '2nd Nature, Beauty in the Ordinary'. In addition, exclusive discounts will be offered on all exhibited artwork for ArtsFest. What: ArtsFest 2014 at transFORM Gallery. Book reading and book signing by renowned Children's Author, Illustrator and Caldecott Medal Winner, Anita Lobel. Closing reception for '2nd Nature, Beauty in the Ordinary'. Discounts offered on all exhibited artwork for ArtsFest. When: Open - 10am to 8pm. Book Reading - 4pm. Closing Reception - 5 to 8 pm. Where: transFORM Gallery, 20 Jones Street, New Rochelle, NY, 10801. About New Rochelle ArtsFest Organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, ArtsFest highlights the variety of arts and arts venues in New Rochelle and Pelham, with art exhibits, programs and family-friendly activities that spotlight the community's rich cultural and artistic diversity. ArtsFest will feature art installations in traditional spaces as well as downtown windows, tours of artist's studios, live music, great food, exciting performances, eclectic shopping and a free 'Culture Trolley' providing 'hop on - hop off' transportation to the activities taking place in public and private cultural spaces. About transFORM Gallery transFORM Gallery, founded in 2009, is the unique combination of a traditional showroom for transFORM's custom-designed storage systems and a contemporary art gallery hosting many diverse exhibitions a year. The 3,000-square-foot former industrial space contains furnished room settings that help visitors reimagine their home. The art adds sophistication to home offices, becomes the centerpieces for conference and coffee tables, and embellishes closets and entertainment centers. transFORM Art Curator, Kara O'Neill, 'There are so many talented and creative people out there that really add to what we do. When artwork is combined with our custom cabinetry, there's a whole synergistic effect that's created.' Since its opening, transFORM Gallery has collaborated with local artists and community arts organizations to support the advancement of the arts. Gallery co-owner, Andreas Mesis, 'This is a wonderful opportunity for us. We have a space that supports imagination and innovation, and through that, the community at large.' transFORM Gallery invites you to a new experience of art and interior design. For more information, visit transformgallery.com, call 914.500.1000, email info@transformgallery.com, or visit us at 20 Jones St New Rochelle, NY 10801, Monday-Friday 9 am-6 pm and Today 10 am-4 pm. (more...)


The American Museum of Natural History Presents NATURE'S FURY: THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL DISASTERS, 11/15-8/9
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters will uncover the causes of natural disasters, explore the consequences, and examine how individuals and communities cope and adapt in the aftermath. The exhibition features compelling interactive displays and animations to help visitors understand how natural phenomena occur. Visitors can monitor earthquakes worldwide in real time, manipulate a model earthquake fault, generate a virtual volcano, stand within the center of a roaring tornado, and watch the power of Hurricane Sandy via an interactive map of New York City. As they engage with and explore these interactive exhibits, visitors will learn how scientists are helping to make better predictions, to plan responses, and to prepare for future events. (more...)


New Paintings by Laurie Hogin On View Beginning 10/9 at Littlejohn Contemporary
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Littlejohn Contemporary will present Amygdala, an exhibition of new paintings by Laurie Hogin. The exhibition will run from October 9 – November 8, with an Opening Reception for the artist on Thursday, October 9, from 6- 8pm. (more...)


Portraits from Snowdon Archive to Be Displayed at National Portrait Gallery, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

An important display of portraits by Snowdon from the 1950s to the 1990s has opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Friday 26 September, 2014. The display includes portraits from his recently announced gift, one of the largest in its history, of 130 original prints to the gallery, of some of his most iconic photographs. Highlights include from 1978 actor Terence Stamp dramatically clothed up to his neck in a cape and Dame Maggie Smith photographed with a cigarette and script in hand rehearsing the title role in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler for Ingmar Bergman in 1970. (more...)


Rarely Seen Paschke Artwork at Benedictine University is Showcased
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The late Edward Francis Paschke was a Polish-American painter whose childhood interest in animation and cartoons, as well as his father's creativity in wood carving and construction, led him toward a career in art. (more...)


Wildlife Artists' Legacy Supports Nature through Art
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

The esteemed three-artist exhibition features Karen Latham and her daughters, Rebecca and Bonnie. Each member is internationally recognized for their distinctive interpretations of the wildlife they endear. The family is inspired by their love of the outdoors, from their home in Minnesota to their travels throughout the country. The award winning Lathams are renowned for their realistic expression of wildlife with mesmerizing detail in their paintings of animals, birds, and nature. It is as if one can reach into the painting and pet the animals' fur. Award winning artist Karen Latham studied with prominent contemporary artists. She is dedicated to evolving her unique artistic style and is internationally recognized. 'Exploring nature has always been a big part of my life,' says Karen. She shares the magic of wildlife in her paintings, and hopes to help viewers better appreciate nature around them. Rebecca too, is passionate about her art and wildlife. After studying many mediums & styles of painting and sculpture, she now works primarily in watercolor in a traditional Flemish style of working 'in miniature'. She is well versed in realism and miniature art, and at times even paints with genuine 24 karat gold and sterling silver. Rebecca says, 'I hope to capture the unique beauty of nature that I see to share it with the viewer, that they may treasure them as I do.' Her primary goal in her work is to help the creatures she paints as well as their habitat. She participates in wildlife & habitat conservation fundraising events. Her art has been featured on United States and Canadian conservation stamps. Bonnie Latham works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, inks, graphite and charcoal. She is widely traveled and spends extensive time in the field observing wild animals in varying habitats. She expresses her personal experiences with quality, depth and shape portrayed in her work such that, the viewer feels as if they are in the field with her. 'It's important to see not just the animal, but the twigs, grass, moss. I bring these into my work,' says the artist. Bonnie paints nature, landscapes, animals and birds, and often includes raptors and predators in her artwork. She exhibits in the United States and England, and her artwork has been featured on the United States Fish & Wildlife Service Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The Latham family's shared love of celebrating wildlife in art has raised thousands of dollars for wildlife and conservation through their works featured worldwide. The family's art works are in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. They are associated with many art and miniature societies in Australia, Canada, England, Europe, Italy and the United States, to name a few. The Latham Family Art Exhibition can be seen at Seaside Art Gallery from November 1st through November 29th, 2014. A special catered reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday November 29th, from 7pm - 9pm. H'ordeuvres will be served and attendees can meet the artists, Karen, Rebecca and Bonnie, in person. The reception is open and free to the public. Seaside Art Gallery is family owned and operated, and is located in Nags Head, NC, a coastal community surrounded by the natural beauty of the Outer Banks' Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is the Outer Banks' first art gallery and was established by the Smith family in 1961. Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest privately owned galleries in the Southeast. It is known for its expansive 12-roomfuls of original fine art spanning the 19th - 21st century masters, famed animation studio art, current day artists from every locale, antiques, sculptures, estate jewelry, and collector items. Seaside Art Gallery specializes in original works of art, not reproductions, and the authenticity of the art is fully guaranteed. Contact Information: Seaside Art Gallery contact is Melanie Smith, Owner at (252) 441-5418 or (800) 828-2444 for viewing times and hours of operation and more information. Seaside Art Gallery is located at 2716 Virginia Dare Trail, Milepost 11, in Nags Head, NC. (more...)


The British Museum Presents WITCHES AND WICKED BODIES, 9/25-1/11
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

The power of the witch has always gripped the artistic imagination. This is the first exhibition at the British Museum to present a survey of the subject in this rich and innovative exploration of the representation of the witch and malevolent female figures in the graphic arts. Spanning from the 1400s through to the end of the Victorian age, 'Witches and Wicked Bodies' will delve into the origins of the traditional image of the witch and how this developed as artists fed off public attitudes and current events. Prints and drawings will be shown alongside additional objects that illustrate that the imagery of sorcery and magic extends back to antiquity. Some examples of Greek vases and oil flasks with paintings of sirens, harpies and the famous classical sorceresses, Circe and Medea are included to emphasise this link. (more...)


The National Museums Scotland's Listings Until November 16th Include DANIE MELLOR'S PRIMORDIAL, INDIAN ENCOUNTERS, and More
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF Ming: The Golden Empire 27 June – 19 October 2014 Exhibition Gallery 1, Level 3 Cost: Adults £10/£8; Child (age 12-15) £6.50; Under 12s free; National Museums Scotland Members free; National Art Pass holders 50% discount A collection of original artefacts from the Nanjing Museum, including Chinese National Treasures, introduce key aspects of the Ming dynasty, focusing on the remarkable cultural, technological and economic achievements of the period. Exquisite luxury items and rare objects reveal the wealth and opulence of the Ming imperial court, including the iconic blue and white porcelain with which the period is synonymous, sumptuous silk textiles, gold and jades, and rare examples of elaborately enamelled cloisonné. This will be the only UK showing of this internationally significant exhibition, which has been produced by Nomad Exhibitions in association with Nanjing Museum. Sponsored by Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. (more...)


The National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum to Host Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada at 3 Public Programs, 10/1-6
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

The National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum will host the artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada at three public programs in October: (more...)


The Met Museum Presents ¡FIESTA! CELEBRATE LATIN AMERICA/ CELEBREN AMERICA LATINA, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

¡Fiesta! Celebrate Latin America/Celebren América Latina—a museum-wide cultural celebration marking Hispanic Heritage Month with an emphasis on programs for families—will take place on today, September 27, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan's seventh annual ¡Fiesta! will feature programs for visitors of all ages, including artist-led art-making and poetry workshops, music and dance performances, hands-on explorations of the art of the ancient Americas, and other exciting activities related to the Museum's collection. Together, these programs celebrate the diversity of cultures from across Latin America and bridge creative expression across time and geography. ¡Fiesta! is organized by the Museum's Multicultural Audience Development Initiative and the Education Department. All ¡Fiesta! events are free with Museum admission. (more...)


The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show Features Over 160 Artists Ages 70+
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury's only not-for-profit retirement community, invites the public to view the work of talented Connecticut artists – all of whom are 70+ years of age – at the seventh annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show, September 27 & 28. Themed “The Art of Experience,” the show will feature art work created after the artists' 70th birthday. (more...)


The National Portrait Gallery Presents SNOWDON: A LIFE IN VIEW, Now thru 1/21
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Snowdon has given 130 original prints of some of his most iconic photographs to the National Portrait Gallery, London, one of its largest gifts, it was announced today. Several of them will be shown at the gallery for the first time in an important display this autumn. (more...)


Kandinsky Retrospective Opens Today at the Frist Center
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Kandinsky: A Retrospective, an exhibition celebrating a lifetime of work by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) in the Center's Ingram Gallery from today, September 26, 2014-January 4, 2015. (more...)


ArtWeek Boston Returns Today
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

ArtWeek Boston kicks-off its third edition today, September 26 - October 5, as collaborations between organizations and partners will take place through more than a dozen Boston neighborhoods, and outside the city, in Cambridge, Somerville and Lowell. (more...)


Lego Sculptor Nathan Sawaya's THE ART OF THE BRICK Exhibition Opens on Brick Lane Today
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

The Old Truman Brewery -- East London's revolutionary arts and media quarter -- will host Nathan Sawaya's world renowned exhibition The Art of the Brick for a limited season this autumn. Over seventy five art sculptures created from more than a million LEGO bricks will be on display in the capital from today 26 September 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015. (more...)


SECOND/SECOND Opens Today at Pittsburgh's Wood Street Galleries
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of SECOND/SECOND by Icelandic artist Finnbogi Pétursson. The exhibition is on view today, September 26 to December 31, 2014, at the Trust's Wood Street Galleries. An opening reception takes place Friday, September 26, 2014, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., during the Trust's quarterly and 10th annual Gallery Crawl throughout the Cultural District. (more...)


NYFA Presents ESTUARY at Dumbo Arts Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Estuary, An exhibition of work by 2013 Artists Fellowships Finalists is showing at Dumbo Arts Festival 2014. Reception and Readings by Mary Katherine Nagel and Ella Rose Chary: Today, September 26, 6 - 8pm. Exhibition Dates: September 26 - September 28, 2014 (more...)


'The Paseo' Features Multimedia Outdoor Art Installations Today
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

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Focus: Fiber 2014, a National Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art Opens, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

Focus: Fiber 2014, a biennial exhibition of contemporary fiber art, will open today, September 26, from 7:00 -10:00 pm and will be on view through January 18, 2015 in the Bacon Gallery at the Erie Art Museum. The opening reception will feature the presentation of artist awards. The reception is free and open to the public. Presented by the Textile Art Alliance (TAA), an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Focus: Fiber 2014 features tapestry, embroidery, quilts, basketry, weaving, and sculpture by American artists. Juror Paola Morsiani, director of the Neuberger Museum at the State University of New York at Purchase, and former curator of contemporary art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, was charged with selecting the best work in fiber and/or fiber techniques from the pool of entries from 26 states. Personal narratives, social and political statements, representational imagery and purely abstract compositions are included. The artists chose equally diverse fiber techniques to execute and express their singular visions. Morsiani has put together a thoughtful show that celebrates fiber art in the 21st century. In her juror's statement, she writes, 'As a curator of contemporary art, I see all artists integrating textile media in their work seamlessly and creatively... [This exhibition] offers a rare opportunity to delve into the rich variety of inventions and interpretations of age-old techniques by artists skilled in these traditions and investing in expanding practices and expressions... The results expand our perspectives on our times, placing these works strongly at the intersection of life, art, and innovation.' Prize winners include Kathryn Shinko's Dirty Sampler series, which ponders our dependence on social media; Mary Michael's Seascape, a quilt that invokes transformations and transcendence; Michael Radyk's Swan Print, in which the artist weaves with recycled materials; Susie Taylor's Pearl, an innovative weaving that includes origami as an integral part of the weave structure; and Judy Rush's Portrait of the Middle Child, a commentary on interactions with adult children. Textile Art Alliance is an active organization of artists, designers, educators and collectors with a common interest in the textile and fiber arts. Formed in 1934, TAA takes as its purpose the promotion of fiber arts through exhibition, educational programs and purchases to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. TAA has mounted an exhibition of members' work since 1936. In 1967 it became a juried show. In 1970 a decision was made to restrict the show to fiber art. The show expanded to a regional juried show in 1977 and to a national show with this exhibition. JPGS available upon request. A full color catalog of the exhibition will be available. Museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Museum admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. Free admission is every Wednesday and the second Sunday of each month. Erie Art Museum is located at 411 State Street, Erie, PA, (enter on 20 East 5th Street) (814) 459-5477, erieartmuseum.org. Featured artists include: Marilyn Akerson-Corbitt, Melani Kane Brewer, Sue Cavanaugh, Jacqueline Dukes, Katherine Dunlevey, Cris Fee, Lynn Forbes, Tod Hensley, Sarah Hewitt, Janet Hiller, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Eileen Hoffman, Claire B. Jones, Lialia Kuchma, Elaine Longtemps, Cynthia Martinez, Elizabeth Mather, Kim Matthews, Mary Michaels, Susan Moran, Susan Moss, Frances Murphy, Dominie Nash, Pat Owoc, Camilla Brent Pearce, Michael Radyk, Diane Ramos, Ceres Rangos, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Kerfe Roig, Ann Plevin Rosenbluth, Judy Rush, Maya Schonenberger, Kathryn Shinko, Susie Taylor, Marianne Williamson, Sue Yamins. (more...)


'CraftTexas 2014' Shows Off Best in Texas-Made Contemporary Craft Today
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents 'CraftTexas 2014,' the eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Featuring 49 works by 44 Texas artists, the exhibition includes everything from sculpture, jewelry, textiles, installations, and furniture to concepts that include vernacular architecture, formal elements of design, and man's relationship to nature. The show is on view today, September 26 - December 24, 2014. (more...)


The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Opens 'Miguel Covarrubias: Drawing a Cosmopolitan Line' Today
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2014

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of the artwork created by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias that reveals his influential role in a global network of modernists, including Georgia O'Keeffe, during the 1920s and 1930s. He is best known for his lively caricatures of famous figures published in stylish New York magazines. However, the primary purpose of this exhibition, organized by the O'Keeffe Museum and appearing exclusively in Santa Fe, is to define the breadth and significance of Covarrubias's contribution to the history of modern art. The show will run from today, September 26, 2014 through January 18, 2015. (more...)


Walther Van Krenner to Hold Art Display, Caligraphy Demonstration and One-of-a-Kind Q&A
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2014

Walther G. von Krenner was born in 1940 in Bavaria Germany and received his early education in Munich and PRIVATE SCHOOLS in Bavaria. He studied, worked and exhibited in Switzerland, France, Japan, Thailand, China, Mexico, South America and the United States. Among his many accomplishments are a DEGREE IN Fine Art Evaluation, his biography is listed in Marquis 'Who is Who in the West' and 'Who is Who in America' a distinction limited to five professionals in ten thousand. (more...)


First U.S. Islamic Art Museum, The AGA KHAN MUSEUM, Opens in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2014

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage, has officially opened its doors to the public on the 18th of September. (more...)


A MEMORY OF ASTORIA Now On View at Museum of the Moving Image
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2014

A new panoramic video installation, A Memory of Astoria, by New York-based artist Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), opens today at Museum of the Moving Image. The artwork, commissioned by the Museum for its 50 ft.-long entry wall, is an impressionistic portrait of the blocks surrounding the Museum in Queens. The result of an intensive, months-long animation process with each frame painted in sequence on top of the last on a large-scale canvas, A Memory of Astoria is a poetic visual collage of Wube's observations walking in the neighborhood. A Memory of Astoria will be on view through January 8, 2014. (more...)




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