Thursday, July 21, 2016

Alain Picard

Alain writes, "I just returned from a refreshing and inspiring family vacation to Europe. We visited family in Germany, and managed to make lasting memories there as well as in Holland, Belgium, and France. I also hosted my first European art workshop in Duesseldorf, Germany. This is the city where my wife was born, attended University and my father-in-law worked his entire professional life. It was a very meaningful experience for us!"

Monday, July 11, 2016

Chris Durante

Artist Chris Durante to Exhibit at Trailer Box Project
“Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” 

Opening Reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16th

Trailer Box Project will unveil a new solo exhibition by local artist Chris Durante. The “Billions & Billions of Blocks Project” will feature Durante’s drawings as well as his work in process -- a series of numerous mixed media and wood blocks that viewers are encouraged to stack and sort as they see fit. The exhibition opens to the public at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16th and will run through August 13th. 15 Great Pasture Road, unit 15, Danbury, CT

Mary Lou Alberetti and Robert Alberetti

Berber's Dream, mixed media 12x9", 2015 by Mary Lou Alberetti,and Swift Currents, oil 24x22" by Robert Alberetti in upcoming Blue Mountain Exhibit , Oranges No Oranges, July 12-30, opening reception July 14, 5-8pm
Robert Alberetti
Mary Lou Alberetti

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Art & Frame - Call to Artists

Escape to the Landscape - Open Call - Please join us for our second submission exhibition of 2016! Celebrate our local art community through the landscape. 

We will be considering all works 36" and under. All mediums. 
$20 for 3 submissions. Drop off: 7/30 - 8/4 from 10-6pm

Opening reception: 
Saturday, August 13th / 5-7pm
Free hors d'oeuvres, wine & beer.
Live music by: Katherine & Victoria Atkin-Dahm

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Linda Lyons

MarbleHead Festival of Arts Painting Exhibition  through July 4th, at Abbot Hall, in Old Marblehead (Shown: Gerry's Poppies, 12" x 12," oil on board, by Linda R. Lyons Price: $975. Honorable Mention: 2016 Festival)

Judges Commentary: "This piece is an eye-catcher, one that stands alone amidst the muted browns, grays, and blues of ocean scenes and distant landscapes. There is a bold use of paint, a specific point of view, and an everyday subject matter handled in a fresh and carefree way. It almost seems too easy at first, small and hurried, until upon further inspection you see the push and pull of translucence and opacity, the power of the cool, opaque greenery in the background, the fiery burn of flowers in the fore."

Friday, July 1, 2016

Jill Sarver

Jill Sarver ’10 was able to visit “The Floating Piers” while in Italy. She writes, “Christo himself even made an appearance! Pictures do it little justice. Absolutely magical beyond belief.”

About “The Floating Piers” : For sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 (weather permitting) – Italy’s Lake Iseo is being reimagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water. The Floating Piers is the latest and last work of artist duo Christo and Jean-Claude. The floating yellow roads extend from the pedestrian streets of Sulzano, connecting the islands of San Paolo and Monte Isola.

Perhi Fenninger

Perhi writes, "My demonstration for Warhol inspired POP art lesson for 8th grade..they chose their own subject..but since Warhol would have made portaits of our dearly beloved parted Prince..I enjoyed expressing him for this fun Color Theory project..I call it Pop Art Prince prints."

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Eileen Tavolacci

Eileen Tavolacci writes, "Weir Farm through October 2016 @ the Visitors Center
(my painting is above the mantle)"

Artistic inspiration continues today with the Artist-in-Residence and Take Part in Art programs, Impressionist Painting Workshops, and informal artistic expression by individuals or groups.

The exhibition is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm through October 2016 in the park’s visitor center at 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thomas Taylor

Tom writes, "Hi friends, if your downtown near Washington Square Park next Wednesday evening the 29th stop into the Stovall Gallery in the Kimmel Center @ NYU. 6-8pm where I'll be showing some small paintings from my recent Tile Series. It's a group show with the Organization of Independent Artists, (OIA). It should be a fun opening, and the view of the Arch in the Park is Stunning."

Monday, June 20, 2016

Missy Sheldrake

Missy writes, "I wanted to share an exciting milestone in my writing adventure. On Amazon, authors can enroll their books in the Kindle Unlimited program. This program allows readers who subscribe to KU for $10/month to read enrolled books for free. Authors get paid by the number of pages read (usually a little less than half a penny per page). We even get a little graph that shows us how many pages have been read. Yesterday, for the first time ever, I hit 10,000 pages read for the month so far! Ten thousand! I can't believe it! I'm doing a happy dance!"