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The National Portrait Gallery Displays A Portrait of a Lead Suffragette for the First Time in 80 Years
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

A newly acquired portrait of Christabel Pankhurst, a leading Suffragette, has gone on public display for the first time in eighty years, the National Portrait Gallery announced today, Thursday 24 July. The portrait accompanies a new display of photographs and archive material marking 100 years since the campaigners staged their final and most violent protests, including an attack on National Portrait Gallery paintings, just before the outbreak of the First World War. (more...)


The Mori Art Museum Presents COMMENTS FROM CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Mori Art Museum has hosted a special event called the “Children' s Caption Project” in which children wrote their own captions (commentary labels) for works of art, now displayed in the gallery spaces as part of the current exhibition “Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children.” (more...)


The New Africa Center Delays Opening Due to Lack of Funds
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The New Africa Center, formerly known as Museum for African Art is temporarily closed in preparation for its move to Manhattan. Its former homes included Manhattan and the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens in New York City, United States. Founded in 1984, the museum is 'dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture.' The Museum is also well known for its public education programs that help raise awareness of African culture, and also operates a unique store selling authentic handmade African crafts. (more...)


Robert Mann Gallery to Present Julie Blackmon's FREE RANGE, 9/4-10/18
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

Robert Mann Gallery has announced Free Range, Julie Blackmon's third solo exhibition with the gallery. Blackmon's recent body of work, which includes new images that will debut at the exhibition, juxtaposes an enduring sense of nostalgia with keenly contemporary details to twist the artist's signature sly wit into strange, wry, and whimsical stories of family life. Coinciding with the release of her new book, Homegrown, the exhibition opening on September 4th will be accompanied by a book signing. (more...)


Broward County Welcomes New Members to the Cultural Council
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Broward Cultural Councilwelcomes four new members to its board: Heather Brinkworth -appointed by the School Board of Broward County, FL; Ebonni Bryant, appointed by Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs;Caryl Fantel, appointed by Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter; and Town of Davie Vice Mayor Caryl Hattan, appointed by the Broward League of Cities. (more...)


New Products Corp Sponsors Artists for Chalk the Block
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ New Products Corporation (NPC) of Benton Harbor is pleased to be sponsoring a mother and daughter artist team for the 18th Annual Chalk the Block, downtown St. Joseph's popular street art contest. (more...)


Contribution Launches Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

RICHARDSON, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Edith O'Donnell, longtime visionary and patroness of the arts and education, has made a contribution of $17 million to create the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History. The purpose of the investment is to elevate art history at UT Dallas to a nationally preeminent stature. (more...)


Modern Masterworks from the Centre Pompidou-Paris to Be Displayed at the Frist Center, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Kandinsky: A Retrospective, an exhibition celebrating a lifetime of work by Wassily Kandinsky (18661944) in the Center's Ingram Gallery from September 26, 2014January 4, 2015. Chronicling four decades of artistic evolutionfrom early figurative works to exuberant experiments in abstraction and colorthis exhibition invites visitors on an extraordinary stylistic journey of one of the most innovative modern art masters of the twentieth century. (more...)


The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Acquires Roy Blas Painting
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, Gettysburg, Pa., recently acquired Roy Blas painting of three time Lemans winning American racing champion Phil Hill. The painting of the May 1959 Sports Illustrated cover shows Hill leaning against his red Ferrari at Sebring. Roy Blas created the painting in honor of Mr. Hill's 50th Anniversary of winning the 1962 24 hour Lemans. Roy Blas is a top American emerging avant garde artist and creator of the 'American Swagger' iconographic series. The series depicts American icons who displayed the confidence and class that make for that American swagger and includes Steve McQueen and Marilyn Monroe. www.RoyBlas.com/gallery/ (more...)


Saatchi Art Announces This Year's New Sensations Prize
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

Saatchi Art today announced this year's New Sensations Prize, widely regarded as the most important annual prize for emerging artists in the UK. (more...)


Meryl Meisler Set for 'A TALE OF TWO CITIES' Book Signing at the Strand Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

New York photographer Meryl Meisler presents her dynamic new book A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick which poses side-by-side images documenting the excess of places like Studio 54 and the broken streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Meryl will give a special presentation on her work and sign books tonight, July 24, 2014 from 7 to 8 p.m. (more...)


Ewerdt Hilgemann's FREEZE FRAME Exhibition to Open 8/6 at Magnan Metz
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Magnan Metz is pleased to announce Freeze Frame, an exhibition of new works by Ewerdt Hilgemann. Freeze Frame coincides with the artist's Park Avenue installation: Moments in a Stream, which will consist of seven large scale sculptures placed along the Park Avenue median strip from 52nd Street to 67th Street. The installation will be on view from August 1 to October 31. The gallery will host an opening reception on Wednesday, August 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. (more...)


Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival Invites Patrons to Meet Featured Artist, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

A cocktail party fundraiser for the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival will introduce Topeka, Kansas artist Joseph Keehn II to the community at the Sage Inn and Lounge on August 2, 2014, 4-5pm. (more...)


Kandinsky Retrospective to Open at the Frist Center in September
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 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 September 26, 2014-January 4, 2015. Chronicling four decades of artistic evolution-from early figurative works to exuberant experiments in abstraction and color-this exhibition invites visitors on an extraordinary stylistic journey of one of the most innovative modern art masters of the twentieth century. (more...)


Madrid's Prado Museum Missing 885 Artworks
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

According to the El Pais, Spain's Museo del Prado has lost 885 artworks. According to reports, between 2008 and December 2012 the Service Deposit located 41 works of the 926. Its loss and recovery was attributed to the 'rearrangement of collections'. (more...)


Exhibition by Ruth Mohn to Open at George & Mary Bobinski Gallery at MusicalFare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

MusicalFare Theatre has announced a new exhibition by Ruth Mohn, Artist/Photographer in the George and Mary Bobinski Gallery. (more...)


Orpheum's 20th Annual Art Sale Set for 8/23
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre will help connect Memphis artists with local buyers during its 20th Annual Art Sale on Saturday, August 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Orpheum. Sponsored by Versant Supply Chain, this year's Art Sale will take place on the Orpheum stage where artists will be available to discuss their works one-on-one and sell their original artwork to attendees. (more...)


Gunther Von Hagens Launches Latest Exhibit, Cuts: Forays In Anatomical Art
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

MUNICH, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who is inextricably linked to contemporary artistic anatomy rendered through his science of Plastination, has charted a new course in anatomical art with his latest work, Cuts: Forays In Anatomical Art. (more...)


The Firtash Foundations Partners with Saatchi Gallery to Promote Ukranian Culture an International Audience
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

The Firtash Foundation has announced a three year patronage of the Saatchi Gallery, one of the world's most renowned contemporary art galleries. (more...)


Labor Day Weekend Exhibition at Ocean Galleries Features Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Meet the artists at gallery receptions throughout the weekend. Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) hosts two exceptional artists for a Labor Day weekend exhibition: Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz. '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. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the two artists at receptions taking place in the Stone Harbor gallery from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with all artwork available for acquisition. 'We are excited to welcome these two talented artists back to the gallery,' explained Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. 'Their styles are quite different, but complimentary. Viktor Shvaiko paints cafes and intimate scenes from Italy, France, and other European destinations with a great sense of lighting and shadows in a classic style. Thomas Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint to express the pleasures of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch.' Born in Altai, one of Russia's most remote and off-the-beaten-track towns, Viktor Shvaiko grew up surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness. His natural inclination for fine arts and his strong urge to share his vision of nature drove him to find a way into the Novoaltaisk Artistic School, one of the most prestigious schools for the arts in the former Soviet Union, where he acquired the skills of a true artist. A strict regimen of drawing, an intricate technique of using colors, and the influence of the nineteenth century Russian artist Karl Brynllow brought Viktor Shvaiko close to a traditional academic style of painting. At this point, Viktor's subject focus became the beautiful Altai landscapes. The Shvaiko family later moved to Transkarpathia, the western mountainous portion of Ukraine, where Viktor became enchanted with the picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful countryside. His travels took him to Yugoslavia and then on to Italy, where he began painting various village scenes with great detail. Years later, Viktor settled in New York City. There he developed his penchant for painting quaint cafes and other intimate places from his travels that we see in his work today and that have become his trademark. His enticing mix of beauty and mystery has drawn the interest and admiration of collectors from around the world. Thomas Stiltz received a B.A. in Fine Art and M.A. in Photography from the University of Delaware. After a highly successful career in photography and graphic design, Stiltz began his career as a painter in the mid-1990s. Stiltz was drawn initially to the still life genre, with early influences such as Cezanne, Vermeer, and the Spanish still life painters of the 1600s. He later began incorporating his skills as a photographer, exacting manipulation of materials and creating a photographic visual language through his art. Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint, which gives color intensity and depth. His optimistic art creates and invents wonderful visions that strive to express the pleasures of all the senses. Stiltz believes art should provide stability and beauty to which we can anchor our constantly changing existence. Precision and clarity define his work and give him the ability to examine his thoughts and responses to world. Stiltz's works have been exhibited by more than 50 galleries around the United States, Canada, and China, and he has had over 40 one-man shows featuring his photography and paintings. The 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' exhibition will include original artwork and prints by the two artists, all 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 special 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. 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 www.oceangalleries.com (more...)


Artlightenment 6th Annual Art Show and Film Festival Launches, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Robyn Morshead, founder of the annual art show Artlightenment, has announced the dates for the 6th annual festival at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Nashville, Tennessee. Morshead is an artist and filmmaker herself and gears the event toward the advancement of every artist and filmmaker who participates or attends. Artlightenment showcases juried short films, visual art and fashion. Successful artists and filmmakers hold workshops and seminars and pass on their knowledge to others. These events and film screenings are open to the whole community. Past winners of the Artlightenment award and the category awards have gone on to achieve success, including being accepted for major film festivals and advancing to produce full length feature films. While there is always an emphasis on the Artlightenment's central idea of 'Art, Artists and the Art of Existence,' this year Morshead is looking at the 'Light Side of Art.' This includes comedy, humor in visual art, exceptional use of light and also what art does best: shining a light on people, experiences and events which might have gone unnoticed. 'Artists create the future,' says Corinne Sullivan, President of the Nashville church, 'It is very important that they are constantly supported and urged forward in their artistic endeavors.' The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, is among the world's most enduring and widely read authors of all time. Not only that, L. Ron Hubbard was an accomplished artist in photography, poetry and music. That is why the Nashville Celebrity Centre takes innovative steps to fulfill its role in Nashville's culture. The festival will take place this year on November 13 - 15 at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville, 1130 8th Ave S, and all are welcome. Prospective participants may submit their film or artwork online at artlightenment.com or contact Robyn Morshead at robynmorshead@gmail.com. (more...)


Gallery Henoch Presents THEM PRETTY PAINTINGS
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

The works exhibited in this summer group show comprise a wide diversity of styles and subject matter but are focused on painting. These artists stand out for their imagination and distinctive personal approach. All reflect Gallery Henoch's commitment to an art based on individual, subjective style and sensibility. (more...)


Rare Russian American Quilt Is Focus of New Exhibition at The Jewish Museum, Opening 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection. On view from August 22, 2014 to February 1, 2015, this exhibition highlights a rare quilt (c. 1899), a fascinating expression of the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived immigrants. (more...)


STAGE TUBE: Portland Art Museum Director Brian Ferriso Discusses 'The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden'
by Stage Tube - July 22, 2014

Portland Art Museum Director Brian Ferriso discusses the Tuileries Garden in December 2013 with Henri Loyrette, then President-Director of the Louvre, in connection with the special exhibition 'The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden' (on view June 14 - Sept. 21, 2014, at the Portland Art Museum). Recorded December, 5, 2013. (more...)


Pearls for Creative Healing Receives Grant from the Arts and Science Council and NC Arts Council
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

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