Thursday, May 21, 2015

deadline iminent - internship opportunity - Inside NY - tv program

 This summer will be the last opportunity for interns to train with experts in studio production.
One of last year's interns assisted our coverage of the Tony Awards! Interns not only receive excellent professional TV production training but the possibility of completing a project that will be broadcast!
We are looking for interns with training preferably in the following areas:
1) Directing
2) Camera Operation
3) Filming
4) Editing - Final Cut or Adobe
5 Creating Promotional Segments
Please have them send their bio and one of their clips, if available, ASAP before May 22, 2015 @ Accepted applicants will be notified by May 26 so they can attend the May 28th orientation.
Below is background information on the show. Kindly confirm receipt. Thanks, so much for your assistance!
Joan H. Allen
Executive Producer/Host
This is a very unique opportunity to intern on a television program, INSIDE NEW YORK, the the first and longest running TV program to feature a regular series on African Americans in the Arts and Entertainment, on MNN. As Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee state, "where you can catch the best in theater, music, film, and all of the arts!"
Whether it's backstage at the Tonys, Broadway, Off-Broadway, film premieres, gala museum and art openings, or the hottest fashion shows, jazz & R&B concerts, and dance performances - when there's a "happening" in town, INSIDE NEW YORK is there!
Because the program has been a trailblazer in Arts & Entertainment broadcasting for over 20 years on MNN, we've been offered a very rare opportunity to train students with hards-on TV production training and certification. However, INSIDE NEW YORK as are all others, are independent programs. MNN does not offer internships.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Alain Picard

Alain writes, "My new book, Mastering Pastel, just arrived last night. Visit my online store to pick one up."

Mastering Pastels 9.95
In this new addition to the Artist's Library series, talented master artist, Alain Picard, guides the reader through an exploration of this unique medium and its myriad uses. After an introduction to tools and materials, readers will learn how to use various pastel techniques, including hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, to create depth and dimension in their artwork. Readers will also find basic information on color theory and how to use color to elicit emotion, portray mood or time of day, and suggest depth and distance. Throughout the course of the book, aspiring pastel artists will learn how to use soft and hard pastels to achieve art that is bold and intense or delicate and soft. Easy step-by-step lessons cover a variety of subject matter, including landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. Artist tips and tricks demonstrate how to blend and layer colors and create reflection, shadow, and soft and hard edges. With its breadth of professional instruction and variety of subjects to paint, Mastering Pastel is the perfect resource to start building artist proficiency in this enthralling and versatile medium.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mounira Stott and Kevin dunn

Mounira Stott and Kevin Dunn are joined by Peter Kirkiles for an exhibit, Singular Perspective, opening May 16 with a reception from 2 - 4 pm at Washington Art Association, 4 Bryan Plaza, Washington Depot The show is on display until June 13, gallery hours Tues. - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pamela Boily

Pamela writes, "So this was painting was chosen for the National Art Competition at First Street Gallery yea!"

Monday, May 4, 2015

Miranda Girard Kachala

Miranda Girard Kachala was awarded the 'Best in Show' title! Check out this diverse show featuring many talented local artists...up until May 10, SCAN 25 Main Street, Newtown, CT.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Ival Stratford Kovner

Ival took part in the grand reopening of Bethel Arts at 91 Greenwood Avenue as the group begins anew after losing their space earlier this year.

WCSU alumni continue to show in Bethel

David Cerne

David Cerne is having an S O S sale

He writes, "The sale is going online now that Im having.  these are works from my personal archive.  It is a three day sale to help me get funds to deal with a personal emergency. 

Thank you for letting as many folks know about this as you can!

More details  are on"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Joel Spector

Joel Spector invites you to two openings:

The first is at the Gregory James Gallery in New Milford, CT.
Opening Reception- Saturday, May 2nd 5-7pm

The second Show is at the Art Students League in New York City, NY
Opening Reception- Thursday, May 7th 4:30-7:30 pm

ShawnaLee Kwashnak and Joel Spector

Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future
May 9-June 28, 2015

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850 General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors, $6, 8-18
Opening Reception: May 9, 3-5 p.m. – Free Admission

Following the culmination of a partnership launched by the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Stepping Stones Museum for Children and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA), the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will unveil the exhibit, Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future.
Participating Artists include Middlebury Artists, ShawnaLee Kwashnak & Sam D’Ambruoso, along with Howard Aaron, Diane Aeschliman, Kelly Birkenruth, Carol Boynton, Harry Burman, Linda Champanier, Michel Delafontaine, Deborah Howland-Murray, Debbie Hennes, Jeanine Careri Jackson, Francis Philibert, Jo Ellen Reinhardt, Joel Spector, Nancy Stember, Candace Taubner, Maya Trimner, Kathleen Ullman, Cindy Wagner and Joyce Zeller.
The Opening Reception will feature live piano music by Michel Delafontaine and a nut free selection to enjoy!
Children are invited to try their hand at portraiture during the opening reception under the guidance of participating professional artists including ShawnaLee Kwashnak and Deborah Howland-Murray.
From Ancient Greece’s depiction of deities to Andy Warhol’s celebrity portraits, not to mention today’s selfie craze, the art of portraiture has been a part of society since its inception. This exhibit at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will explore this enduring artistic form with twenty new original portraits of children created exclusively by CSOPA members after a “Matching Event” on November 15, 2014, where children and their families interacted with twenty-two professional portrait artists at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. At this event children also explored the art of self-portraiture under the guidance of CSOPA artists and Stepping Stones educators.
For a sneak peak at the portraits, please visit: