Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CAWC board member applications

The Cultural Alliance of Western CT is reaching out to you and the community-at-large in Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Newtown, New Fairfield, New Milford, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman to find World Class Board Members.  We just celebrated our first 10 year-anniversary and we’re looking for individuals to help us make the next ten years even more meaningful!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Karin Mansberg '13

Karin Mansberg '13 is teaching a block printing workshop this Saturday (1/28) at The Safari Collective in New Milford from 6-8 p. m. 

You will be learning to cut a print block and printing Valentine's Day cards. Cost is $35. Registration to participate here

Carmen Lund

Art of SEEing classes. Have you always dreamed of being an artist? Learn about my powerful step by step approach. It is never too late to be the artist you were meant to be.You can do this!
For details go to CarmenLund.com or message me with questions about Monday morning classes on Vieques.

Margaret Grimes

Margaret Grimes: The Secret Life of Trees
January 31 - February 25, 2017
Opening Reception: February 2, 5-8 pm

Blue Mountain Gallery announces a solo exhibition of work by Margaret Grimes from January 31 to February 25, 2017. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, February 2 from 5 – 8 PM.

The exhibition, entitled “The Secret Life of Trees,” includes seventeen works varying from large scale canvases and drawings to smaller, highly focused studies. All are done on the site and have motifs based on the woods surrounding Grimes’ studios in Connecticut and Maine. As in her previous works there is a dialogue between vigorous and sensuous paint handling and complexity of form. New to these paintings is an increasing interest in the effects of darkness.

“Dense, dark and seemingly impenetrable, Grimes’ landscapes are a mix of realism and abstract expressionism, the kind of unvarnished look one could imagine coming at the break of day through the eyes of an inchoate creature. -Kristen Nord ArtScope, 2013

“ [Grimes’] earliest works show an interest in Van Gogh, but really Grimes is more aligned with Soutine. Van Gogh is an outliner of forms, polemical in his positioning of right and wrong, whereas Soutine creates an allover field, not just of painterliness, but where danger and beauty meld into one another. Grimes’ work makes me think of Soutine’s Return from School After The Storm (1939), in the Phillips Collection, which was painted, literally, as Soutine was fleeing from the Nazis…Her paintings do have a powerful, surprising, and sometimes overwhelming scale, all the more impressive since she works from direct observation. But it is not just about the paintings’ size. Rather it is in their insistence and the explosiveness that comes out of recursive patterning – patterning that we know, intuitively, exists on both a universal and microscopic level.” -Jennifer Samet ArtCritical, 2013

Margaret Grimes received her M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied with Neil Welliver, Paul Georges and Rudy Burkhardt. Her work has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries nationally, has been discussed in many publications, and included in several books on American landscape paintings. She founded the M.F.A. program at Western Connecticut State University which she directed from 2000 to 2012. She is a member of the National Academy of Design, where she received the Benjamin Altman prize in 2004.
Additional images: http://www.bluemountaingallery.org/margaret-grimes/

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ginger Hanrahan

Ginger Hanrahan opens at Art & Frame Saturday, Jan. 14. Artist Reception, Saturday, Jan. 21, from 5 - 7 p.m.

MFA Visiting Artists Series Spring 2017

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series continues at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Each lecture is free and open to the public.For more information, call (203) 837-8403.
Tues, 1/31, 11:00 Edel Rodriguez, Illustrator, edelr.com/
Mon, 2/13, 11:00 Nina Buxenbaum, Painter, www.ninabuxenbaum.com/
Mon 3/6, 11:00 Sharon Louden, Artist/Writer, www.sharonlouden.com/
Mon 4/3, 11:00 Eric Aho, Painter, ericaho.com/
Mon 4/17, 11:00 Bill Schmidt, painter, billschmidt.net/

Michael Liebhaber '06

Michael Liebhaber '06 is exhibiting "Undiscovered"
Reception: Jan 14th 5-8pm
Art on Broadway Gallery
12570 SW Broadway Street
Beaverton, OR 97005
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Michael continues to sell his paintings (watercolors from my travels abroad & small oils) at two local farmer's markets and enter shows often. He had 2 shows in Germany when he lived there). His recent work is on his website (www.michaels-travels.com).

Phyllis Boger

These are two of my collages that will be in the Theatre Memphis lobby art gallery during the production of 39 Steps with fellow artists Eileen Cashbaugh, and Cynthia McDonald. Reception is Tuesday, January 24th. Show runs from January 11th through February 7th

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ival Stratford Kovner

Ival writes, "My drawing for the show was hung in a great spot in the Mark Twain Library in Redding. You can also see my watercolors at Lauretano's Restaurant in Bethel."

Friday, November 4, 2016

Graphic Designer opportunity

Sara Pinto Woods (2011) works at a company called Neoperl, Inc in Waterbury, CT. We currently have a Full-time Graphic Design/Marketing position open with normal office hours. I wanted to reach out to you to see if you have any graduates looking for full-time graphic design work. If anyone is interested they can apply through The Hire Source in Waterbury, http://www.thehiresource.com/application-process/
The position isn't currently posted, applicants can put Sara Woods down under "how did you hear about us?"

We are looking for someone who is really energetic and upbeat. There is a lot of work and we need someone who can handle a fast pace. They will be working with me directly in the Marketing Dept. Hours would be around 8:30am-5:00pm, but a lot of the time we need someone who can stay later to meet deadlines. Hours are able to be somewhat flexible. They would be able to start immediately.

Our main company is based in Germany. We have branches all over the world. We design books, ads, posters, packaging, flyers, etc. We do a lot of printing. You can find our products at Home Depot, Walmart, and plumbing wholesalers across the US. Our most popular magazine we publish in is The Family Handyman.

The job requires an excellent knowledge of InDesign. We use it frequently and everyday. Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator is also required. We make a lot of clipping paths and illustrated instructions.
Photography, video, Flash and Dreamweaver experience would be a plus. Must be able to lift 25lbs as we do a lot of trade show preparation- we assemble and breakdown booth sets.
Must be able to pay attention to small details. Our products are tiny and very similar to one another.
Organization and time management skills are important, we have multiple projects going on at once at all times.