Friday, August 30, 2013

OMAZ HIPOLITO | SQUAT THEATER ARCHIVE: 2013 MERGE_06 - Opens September 8


In “2013 merge_06” Tomaz Hipólito (b.1969, Lisbon) follows his obsession with notions of space, whether physical, personal or historical. With the concept of vital space as background, Hipólito’s work is an ongoing research, driven by what the artist called “mapping gesture.”

The title of the exhibition clearly indicates the artist’s need for mapping. By using preexistent coordinates, Hipólito creates a new territory, which situates itself between reality and experience. This so-called “interval” is where the artist’s core themes are exhaustively revisited, and begin with the staging and investigation, revealing methods through which we apprehend the relations between persona, object and space.

Archives have in recent years gained a privileged position as a point of access to previous artistic experiences. By delving into Squat Theatre’s Archive, the artist’s intent was not to rescue the artistic practice of this experimental theater group – whose actions have remained in New York’s underground mythology and in the memory of those who had the chance to see them live – but rather to reuse it according to his own needs. Thus, Hipólito brings light to their practice while using it as a means to his own researches, which encompass some of the group’s issues.

Squat Theatre can trace its origins to Budapest in the late 1960s. Initially known as Kassak Studio, its members renamed the group after being expelled from Hungary due to their avant-garde and radical practice. After creating and touring with their first storefront play in Western Europe for more than a year, they permanently relocated to New York City in 1977.

From then on and until 1985 their activity would take place at 256 West 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Its members lived and performed in a building on the same block with one of New York’s artistic Meccas, the Chelsea Hotel. Although the actual building no longer exists – having been replaced by a cinema complex – Squat Theatre’s plays and performances were intimately connected to the space where they were taking place. Playing with the inside and the outside or the public and the private sphere, Squat’s performances were able to blur several frontiers, namely the role of the intervening and the non-intervening parties and the perception of space. A storefront would never be a storefront again after being converted into the scenography of politically and poetically charged plays.

By comprising multiple media, such as photography, film, video, painting, drawing and performance, Tomaz Hipólito intervenes in the aforementioned “interval.” It is fair to believe that Rooster’s premises become a new territory, the interval itself, in an ambiguous game between past and present.

Therefore, in “2013 merge_06” Hipólito operates in and with Time and Space the same way Squat Theatre did, blurring frontiers and continuously challenging the viewer’s perceptions of lived-memory and built-memory.
 
Weekly performances will take place inside and outside Rooster Gallery.



TOMAZ HIPOLITO | SQUAT THEATER ARCHIVE: 2013 MERGE_06
ROOSTER GALLERY, 190 ORCHARD STREET, LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 86–9PM
EXHIBITING FROM SEPTEMBER 8–OCTOBER 20



 
Alexander Slonevsky, Director                        Andre Escarameia, Curator
212.230.1370                                                    646.637.2097
alex@roostergallery.com                                andre@roostergallery.com
 

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Call to Artists - A-RTS at Rockville Town Square

A-RTS
 at Rockville Town Square 
A Premier Event 
in a Spectacular Venue!
    
Call to Artists

WHAT: Juried Fine Art and Fine Crafts Festival 
  
WHERE: Rockville Town Square in Rockville, MD 
     
WHEN:  May 3 - 4, 2014
            Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
          
NOTEWORTHY:

*Organized and managed by the Bethesda Row Arts Festival team
 
*Limited to 175 artists and crafters
 
*Estimated Attendance:  30,000
 
*Jury/Booth Fees:  $30/$345
 
*Ample Parking - Metro access

*Artist amenities include booth sitters, artist hospitality, ample free parking, overnight police security.
      
  
Rockville Town Square - is a sensory delight. A popular dining and gathering place, Rockville Town Square covers four city blocks and features more than 30 fine shops, upscale boutiques, unique restaurants. Low-rise retail and modern residential buildings create a very pleasing, human-scale, town-center feel. The architecture is eclectic, ranging from art deco to southwest to postmodern in style.  Attractive brick sidewalks, wooden and wrought-iron benches, trees and shrubbery round out the welcoming atmosphere.

Cultural events are an important dynamic in this affluent community on the Rockville Pike corridor, which has the nation's highest per square foot retail sales.

Marketing through newspapers, magazines, television, radio, web and transit is directed to these individuals with high disposable income and interest in art.  

Now in its second year, A-RTS at Rockville Town Square promises to continue offering artists an excellent clientele in a spectacular setting!  
 

Deadline: January 20, 2014

Notification: February 8, 2014 via e-mail

Accepted Artist fees due: March 1, 2014

Email inquires to: Robin@A-RTS.org

You may also contact by telephone:
Robin Markowitz, Festival Director

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Warren James Returns as Architect for PINTA NY 2013


Warren James Returns as Architect for
PINTA NY 2013


August 28, 2013 (New York, NY) – PINTA NY is pleased to announce the selection of renowned architect Warren James to design the interior layout of the fair’s seventh edition, located at the historic 82MERCER building. This is James’s second appointment as the fair’s architect, the first being his design of the 15,000 square foot Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea for the fair’s 2007 inaugural edition. PINTA NY, the modern and contemporary Latin American art fair, will take place November 14-17, 2013 at 82MERCER in New York City.

Diego Costa Peuser, founder of PINTA NY, dubs James “an artist’s architect.” On his choice to reappoint James for this year’s interior space design, Costa Peuser had this to say:

Collaborating this year with Warren James’s architecture studio is closely linked to the choice of the new, unique exhibition space, 82MERCER – a very special location unlike the "white cubes" commonly used for these events. 82MERCER is a loft with its own identity closely tied to the spirit of New York's SoHo district. Therefore, we understood, for this seventh edition of Pinta NY, that we should pay close attention to the dialogue between the fair’s exhibition design and the fully curated content.

James has a reputation for site-specific designs and an aesthetic described by Spanish critic Antoni Bernat as "a sensual clarity and geometric interest...[with] a preference for built lucid forms,” which promises to deliver an elegant, dynamic art fair flavored by the architect’s distinct “glocal”—global and local—approach. In 2007 The New York Times art critic Holland Cotter praised James’s design for the inaugural edition of PINTA NY as “...stylish and airy. In general a less-is-more sensibility prevails. For once, a fair looks like an art exhibition, not a job-lot display.”

On the process of designing an art fair, James observes:

We strive for a memorable interior sequence—visually and spatially. Event architecture used to arrive, get installed, live for days, and then disappear. Art fairs are ephemeral, that's their nature. Architecture is the opposite. Now art fairs go on and on digitally, long after the event, rethinking their impermanence is made permanent.

PINTA NY’s redesign of a historic building for a four-day event underscores a larger architectural trend toward the design of temporary spaces or “ephemeral architecture.” The meticulous composition of a structural environment that can only be enjoyed within a certain span of time is in some ways counter to the architectural principle of building something to last. In this way, PINTA NY is excited to partner with Warren James to explore new frontiers in the way people experience new spaces and ephemeral architecture.

82MERCER boasts the industrial, rugged beauty of an iconic downtown New York loft-style building; a 50,000 square foot space, which maintains many original 19th century architectural features including cast-iron columns, 14-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and brick archways. Located conveniently in SoHo, 82MERCER brings PINTA NY to the heart of the New York’s powerhouse retail and arts district.

Warren James is the celebrated architect and principal of Warren A. James Architecture + Planning. James received degrees from Cornell and Columbia Universities, going on to work in Puerto Rico, Spain, and finally returning to New York. His long and distinguished career is punctuated by numerous awards and grants including the A.I.A Unbuilt Awards, The Andrew Dickson White Prize/Cornell University, and The George W. Neikirk Prize / C.S.A.A., among others. His work has been shown in exhibitions and published internationally.

PINTA NY is a curated presentation of Modern and Contemporary art from Central and South America, Spain, Portugal, and The Caribbean, and a leading voice in the championing of Latin American art. It will take place 14-17 November 2013.


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Call to Artists - ArtFest Fort Myers 2014

ArtFest Fort Myers 2014
    Southwest Florida's Premier Art Festival   
Call to Artists  

WHAT: 14th Annual Juried Fine Art Festival

WHEN:  February 1 - 2, 2014
              Saturday & Sunday
              9 a.m. - 5 p.m

WHERE:  Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront, Fort Myers, FL

NOTEWORTHY:
  • 200 participating artists. 
  • Jury/Booth Fee: $35/$395 - Double booths, corner locations and electric available limited number.
  • International airport and great business environment make Fort Myers home to many powerhouse corporations (Hertz, Chico's, Sony, Gartner Group), with residential & commercial construction on the rise.  
  • Award winning marketing program valued at $150,000 creating 5 million impressions targeting art buying patrons.
  • 21,000 copies of 24-page ArtFest Fort Myers magazine featuring festival artists and activities, produced with Travel Host, distributed in 110 top hotels and information centers from Punta Gorda to Marco Island.  
  • Active social media year-round to engage art patrons. 
  • $5,000 in award money plus "invited status" for following year.
  • Commemorative poster and t-shirt contest with valuable prizes including free booth space, free weekend hotel stay and much more. Submissions taken from May 15 - August 20, 2013. CLICK HERE for details.
  • Opportunity to advertise in festival publications.
  • Option to participate in Friday Night Opening Party (70 artists).
  • Artist amenities including drive up access for Friday set up, booth sitters, complimentary breakfast, indoor restrooms, behind booth storage, designated artist parking & discounted hotel rates.
  • Professional jury panel of five changes each year, creating a show with approximately 90% new artists annually.
  • For additional details, visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com 
Each February, over 85,000 art lovers and collectors attend ArtFest Fort Myers to enjoy and purchase the work of 200 fabulous artists from across the country. Our downtown riverfront park and yacht basin are the perfect backdrop as artists booths line the wide boulevard, without the interference of food, sponsors or loud music. New and cutting edge art combines with more traditional work to create an amazing, free to the pubic, outdoor selling gallery, with no dead end artist spaces allowed!  From extensive advertising to great artist amenities, our team of professional staff works all year to produce one successful fine art festival for you!. Apply now and make ArtFest Fort Myers a part of your Florida winter season!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:  

Application deadline
September 16, 2013 on www.zapplication.org 

Jury:
October 8, 2013  

Notification:of Acceptance: 
October 18, 2013

Booth Fees Due:
November 1, 2013

Email inquiries to: 
Jeanne.Seehaver@ArtFestFortMyers.com
Or call 239-768-3602

SAVE THE DATE!  ArtFest Fort Myers - February 1 - 2, 2014  

COOPER COLE - INSTALLATION: BRAD TINMOUTH

COOPER COLE
INSTALLATION: BRAD TINMOUTH

Brad Tinmouth
August 23 - September 9, 2013

Curated by Lucas Soi

Closing reception: Saturday September 7, 2013, 3 - 6pm

COOPER COLE
777 Richmond Street West, 2nd Floor
Monday, Friday, and Saturday: 12pm - 4pm and by appointment.




Fine Art Magazine | Matt Horner, Stone Carver

Fine Art Magazine | Matt Horner, Stone Carver, 

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Matt Horner, Stone Carver,
feature coming in our Fall 2013 issue


big saw

MATT HORNER


Matt Horner is a stone sculptor based in Keene, NY, a small town nestled in the high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York State.
Horner’s rocks are all local, excavated from nearby rivers and mountains. His process starts with marking the stone and blocking out the form, sawing cuts into the stone, hand chiseling off the unwanted material and finally grinding and polishing to achieve the desired finish. The forms that emerge – with their organic flowing curves and earthy palette – are a reflection of the inspiration Horner draws from his abundantly mountainous home. His exceptional craftsmanship and mastery of form, balance, scale and detail result in a unique collection of sculptures and stone art objects.
Horner is also a licensed rock/ice and fly fishing guide, and when he is not carving stone, he can often be found climbing on it and wading rivers, casting to wary trout. The patience, commitment and aesthetic sense of line that is such a part of these disciplines also help inform his stonework.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wow this looks like great Kid fun: 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show Optimum® Kids Day







Petting Zoo (c)Claudia Parks



WHAT:                      
38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Optimum® Kids Day

WHEN:                      
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Horse Show runs Sunday, August 25 through Sunday, September 1, 2013

WHERE:                   
240 Snake Hollow Road
Bridgehampton, NY  

FEATURES:             
In its 20th annual year, Optimum® Kids Day offers free admission to children under 12 along with free pony rides, and many other attractions.

Children's Activities & Performers (10 am - 2 pm)
  • Performances by the Grammy-nominated Children's band the Pop-Ups
  • Bellini Family Circus
  • Face Painting & Airbrush Tattoos
  • Crafts with Children's Museum of the East End
  • The Amazing Zola
  • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey.
  • Free pony rides for children under 12

Competition highlights on Optimum® Kids Day include
  • $40,000 Longines Cup
  • $30,000 Split Rock Farm 6-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals
  • $20,000 SHF Enterprises 5-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals
  • $15,000 North Star Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic
  • $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Jumper Classics

Free Pony Rides! (c)Rosanna Braccini

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Keenan Sets The Pace In $20,000 Hampton Classic Time Challenge Lutz and Kenny victors in other jumper classes.


Keenan Sets The Pace In $20,000 Hampton Classic Time Challenge

Lutz and Kenny victors in other jumper classes.
Darragh Kenny rode Top Gun IV to win section B of the $10,000 Newsday Open Jumper at the Hampton Classic. (Shawn McMillen photo)

Peter Lutz rode Adarose to win section A of the $10,000 Newsday Open Jumper at the Hampton Classic. (Shawn McMillen photo)

Bridgehampton, NY-Aug 27, 2013-Lillie Keenan rode her Londinium to a narrow victory in the $20,000 Hampton Classic Time Challenge at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Her time of 57.08 seconds barely eclipsed the time of Todd Minikus on Tuxedo, who stopped the clock in 57.51 seconds. Shane Sweetnam rode Cyklon 1083 to third place in 58.47 seconds.

Keenan, 16, New York, N.Y., said she'd watched Minikus go on Tuxedo, and she knew that replicating his performance would be the key. Minikus went 10 horses before Keenan, and he held first place until Keenan beat his time.  Minikus also rode two other horses to fourth and sixth places.

"I knew that to be any faster, I'd have to take the same track and just be a little faster in the air," said Keenan. "There wasn't a second out there that I didn't think, 'Just keep going forward,' and I was able to do that because I trust my horse so much."

Keenan has owned Londinium, 11, since January, and this was her most valuable win since moving out of the junior jumper division. "The Hampton Classic is a prestigious event, and to win anything in the Grand Prix Ring is really exciting. And to win this big class is really icing on the cake," said Keenan. 

Darragh Kenny, of Warren, Vt., and Peter Lutz, of Golden's Bridge, N.Y., split the two divisions of the $10,000 Newsday Open Jumper class, in which more than 100 horses started on the rain-dampened Grand Prix Ring. Kenny rode Top Gun IV, owned by Oakland Ventures LLC, to the victory with no jumping faults and a time of 50.2 seconds. Lutz rode Adorose, owned by Kelly Tropin, to victory by  jumping faultlessly in 51.8 seconds.

"The course was great. It used the whole field, and there were places to gallop and places to save time on the turns. I won, I think, because I left out a stride to the last fence," said Lutz. "And the footing was great, even with the rain last night and this morning."

Adorose is an 8-year-old, Dutch Warmblood mare. Lutz said they bought her two years ago, "and Kelly and I have been developing her together ever since."

Tropin, of New Canaan, Conn., also shows Adarose in the amateur-owner jumper division. "I think she's a really great horse for Kelly, but Kelly has a new job, and she may not have the time to show her for awhile, so I may be showing her more. But, ultimately, she's a winner for Kelly."

Kenny bought Top Gun IV, an experienced13-year-old gelding, in July to sell. "We've gotten along quickly because he's a simple horse to ride, and we won this class because he's quick across the jumps and fast across the ground. So I could just go in there and go for it," said Kenny, a native of Ireland. 

After winning the show's first open jumper class, Lutz became the early leader in the Longines Rider Challenge.  The $30,000 prize goes to the rider who accumulates the most points in the week's open jumper classes, with the show's Sunday finale, the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix, counting for double points. Since he won't be riding in the grand prix, Lutz allowed that this would probably be his last chance to wear the royal blue armband that designates the current leader. 

"I'm very happy to wear it now, though," he said.

But with a stable aisle full of jumpers, two of which are entered in the grand prix, Kenny is hoping to be a Longines contender. "I might as well take a shot," he said with a smile. "It's not going to change anything I do with my horses, but it's certainly in the back of my head."

Following Tuesday's classes, Kenny is leading the Longines Rider Challenge with 62 points, followed by Minikus (60) and Peter Leone (58).

The 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show runs through Sunday, September 1 and features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions.  The Classic features six show rings with more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages.  A wide range of jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes are all part of the Classic's schedule, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.

The Classic features an FEI-recognized Grand Prix on three consecutive days - the $50,000 Spy Coast Farm/Young Horse Show Series Grand Prix Qualifier Presented by Longines on Friday, the $40,000 Longines Cup on Saturday, and the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Sunday.  The world-class field of riders will also be looking to win the new Longines Rider Challenge that awards $30,000 to the rider who accumulates the most points in the horse show's Open Jumper division.

The FTI Grand Prix is part of the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge which awards a $200,000 bonus should the same horse-and-rider combination win the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon, $250,000 FTI Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic, and $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show.  McLain Ward won the Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon on Rothchild  in May and now stands to win the $200,000 bonus should he ride Rothchild to wins in the remaining two events in the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge.

For those who can't make it to the show grounds, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These telecasts can also be seen online at www.WVVH.com.

Free live webcasts of all  Grand Prix Ring competition will be available, courtesy  of ShowNet, at www.HamptonClassic.com. Competition in other rings will be available on a pay-per-view basis at www.shownet.biz.  

Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177.  Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Hampton Classic - Victoria Press Tops $50,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Derby

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Photo: Victoria Press and Mayfair won the $50,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Derby on the opening day of the show. (Shawn McMillen photo)
Victoria Press Tops $50,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Derby
Junior rider beats 42-horse field to open 38th Annual Hampton Classic.

Bridgehampton, NY-August 25, 2013 - Victoria Press, of New York, N.Y., rode her horse Mayfair to victory in the $50,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Derby, presented by Meadow View Farms, on the opening day of the
Hampton Classic Horse Show. Press-at 14 the youngest rider in the 42-horse starting field-confidently guided Mayfair to the best score of the second round to claim the blue ribbon and the $15,000 prize with a two-round score of 178.5.
  
Darragh Kenny urged O'Ryan (171.0) to second place and a $10,000 prize, and Molly Ashe-Crawley claimed the $7,500 third-place prize on Ennzo (170.0). Ennzo won this class in 2012, while Kenny rode four more horses to top finishes: eighth on Julian, 11th on CR Moet, 12th on Caprisio and 15th on Ne-Yo.

Two panels of judges evaluated the 10-jump first round and the 11-jump second round. Scores from the two panels were averaged in each round, and the averages were added together. Ennzo  earned the top score, a 92, in the first round but faltered to score a 78 in the second round.

"He was amazing in both rounds," said Press of Mayfair. "He was so smooth, and it was just so easy to gallop around on him."

Press has been showing at the Hampton Classic since she was the short stirrup champion on her pony Irish Rain at age 6. "Every time I come here, I remember that first year, and I want to do even better. But this is the first time I really have done better," said Press, a sophomore in high school.

"This was more special than this show has ever been for me," she added.

Press purchased Mayfair, a Hanoverian gelding who's now 8, two years ago to be her first junior hunter, after she'd graduated from the pony divisions. "Really, my mom bought him for me without telling me. I didn't really like him when I tried him, but she thought he was the right horse for me and went ahead and had him vetted," said Press. "She's always right about horses, so I should know better than not to believe her."

During the $50,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Derby, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured the green and sun-drenched showgrounds with show president Dennis Suskind.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

iGoogle/ Dont miss the Hamptons Claccis see info it starts to:day


WHAT:
38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Opening Day Presented by Hamptons Escape

WHEN:
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Horse Show runs Sunday, August 25 through
Sunday, September 1, 2013

WHERE:
240 Snake Hollow Road
Bridgehampton, NY

FEATURES:
The Hampton Classic, August 25 - September 1, is one of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic veterans in the Classic's feature event, the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup Qualifier.

Opening Day at the Hampton Classic will feature leadline classes, judged by Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis, with divisions for riders age 2-4 and 5-7, begin at 9:00am. The Classic also hosts hundreds of riders from Long Island competing in local hunter divisions in addition to the $50,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Derby which will take place at noon in the Classic's famed Grand Prix Field. The Local Hunter Divisions feature classes for Amateur-Owner, Junior and Professional riders and are open to horses that have been stabled in Nassau or Suffolk County on Long Island for at least 75 days this year.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles Modern and Contemporary Galleries September 14, 2013–January 20, 2014

Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles
Modern and Contemporary Galleries
September 14, 2013–January 20, 2014
Malcolm X #3/Monument to Man Ray's "The Enigma of Isidore Ducasse," Philadelphia
For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual arts. This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first survey of her iconic Malcolm X steles. Chase-Riboud conceived and developed these sculptures in the context of the American civil rights movement, as well as her own experiences in North Africa, China, and the former Soviet Republic. Reconciling vertical and horizontal, mineral and organic, fine art and craft, and light and opacity, the artist has forged in the Malcolm X steles powerful beacons dedicated to the possibility of cultural integration. With related sculptures and drawings, the exhibition brings together more than forty works from the United States and Europe in the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in more than ten years.

Chase-Riboud’s sculptures dedicated to Malcolm X have been likened to contemporary interpretations of the steles erected in various parts of the ancient world to commemorate important people and events. Cast from cut and folded sheets of wax, the sculptures combine bronze, manipulated into undulating folds and crevices, with knotted and braided silk and wool fiber. This expressive melding of forms and materials is evident in the Museum’s own Malcolm X #3 (1969), which matches the golden hue of polished bronze with cascades of glossy silk thread—a combination that conveys a subtle tension and unity among opposites.
The artist developed the first four sculptures in this series in 1969, inspired by the civil rights movement and her political and personal experiences living in France and traveling to North Africa, China, and the Soviet Union. Chase-Riboud returned to the series in 2003 and again in 2007–8, creating a total of nine additional works. Reconciling vertical and horizontal, mineral and organic, light and dark, the artist has forged in the Malcolm X steles powerful beacons dedicated to the possibility of cultural integration. The exhibition also includes sculptures that share an affinity with the Malcolm X series, such as All That Rises Must Converge/Gold (1973) and Tantra #1 (1994).
Selections from the artist’s Le Lit (The Bed) series of drawings from 1966 will also be on view. Accomplished studies of texture, form, and metamorphosis, they depict recumbent figures that appear to emerge from the peaks and valleys of rumpled sheets. Out of the Le Lit series, Chase-Riboud developed exquisite charcoal landscapes of piled stones and meandering cords. This is seen in Landscape and Cords(c. 1973), which reveals how the artist’s drawing practice continued to parallel the development of her abstract sculptures.
In the Monument Drawings of1996­­–97, Chase-Riboud reused an etching as the starting point for unique compositions that she enhanced and obscured by delicate charcoal, graphite, and ink lines. The titles of these works refer to idiosyncratic pairs of geographic locations and historical or literary figures, such as Alexander Pushkin, Man Ray, the Queen of Sheba, and the fictional Count of Monte Cristo. Signifying imagined memorials to people, places, and events, they encourage viewers to consider for themselves our reasons and means for commemorating the past.
The Museum will offer a poetry reading with Barbara Chase-Riboud on the evening of September 11, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
About the Artist
Born in Philadelphia and educated at the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and the Yale University School of Design and Architecture, Chase-Riboud has lived in Paris since 1961. She is an internationally acclaimed visual artist whose widely exhibited work has been seen in solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and in major arts festivals, including Documenta VI. Her towering public sculpture Africa Rising (1998) stands in the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan. Chase Riboud is also an award-winning poet and writer, known for her books of poetry From Memphis and Peking (1974) and Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra (1988) and the historical novels Sally Hemings (1979), Echo of Lions (1989), and Hottentot Venus (2003)In 1996, she was knighted as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Catalogue
Published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, the fully illustrated catalogue, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles, offers insightful assessments of the works in the exhibition and includes the artist’s reflections in her own voice on her oeuvre. An introduction by Carlos Basualdo, The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art, positions the Malcolm X series in terms of Chase-Riboud’s artistic development and in the broader context of postwar abstraction. Art historian Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw provides an analysis of the series in light of critical debate on the role of memorialization in contemporary art, and visual arts professor Ellen Handler Spitz presents a powerful analytical interpretation and observation of Chase-Riboud’s work. Also included is an illustrated checklist of the Malcolm X sculptures and an updated chronology of the artist’s life and career by Exhibition Assistant John Vick.
The catalogue will be available for purchase in the Museum Store and on the Museum website in September.
Sponsorship
The exhibition is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Exhibition Hours
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday until 8:45 p.m. The exhibition will be open during normal hours on Columbus Day and closed on Thanksgiving Day.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.
For additional information, contact the Marketing and Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum's website at www.philamuseum.org. #fineartmagazine

History Buffs: Fort Sumter Sesquicentennial Tour & Dinner Cruise Saturday, September 7, 2013



Fort Sumter Sesquicentennial Tour & Dinner Cruise
Saturday, September 7, 2013
History comes alive before your eyes at Fort Sumter!

At 1September 9, 1863, 500 US sailors and marines made a valiant and heroic assault against Fort Sumter. In 20-minutes of fierce combat the assault was defeated by the fort's Confederate garrison.

Your adventure begins at the Fort Sumter Visitors Center at Liberty Square where you board the Spirit of the Lowcountry for your transportation back in time to Fort Sumter 1863. On your way to the Fort, National Park Service Historian Rick Hatcher, the foremost authority, will set the stage. During your one hour on the Fort you will enjoy a living history program by re-enactors representing Union and Confederate soldiers. After departing Fort Sumter, you will enjoy a delicious three-course southern-style dinner. Historian Hatcher will be available to answer questions on the return trip to Liberty Square. Don't miss this unique commemoration of the amphibious assault on Fort Sumter and fine dining experience. A limited number of tickets will be available for this special event.

Make your reservation today! Price per person is $65.00 Includes tax and gratuity. Cash bar available onboard Menu.

Cruise departs from Liberty Square
340 Concord Street, Charleston
Boarding time: 5:30pm
Depart time: 5:45pm
Return time: 9:00pm
No cancellations accepted after 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013.
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Art League of Long Island Instructors' Exhibition 2013 -Saturday August 24 - 11 am to 3 pm

Art League of Long Island 
Instructors' Exhibition 2013 

 Reception and Open House
at the Art League
Saturday August 24 - 11 am to 3 pm
 



 Photograph: William Merritt Chase and Students, Shinnecock Hills, late 1890's.


Courtesy Kate Freeman Clark Collection, Marshall County Historical Society, Holly Springs, MS
 FREE EVENT - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

View Art League Instructors' Exhibition in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery 

Be a part of the Artists' Reception 

 Live art demonstrations by Mary Nagin (Drawing & Painting for kids and adults), 
Beth Drucker (Fashion Drawing), Gea Hines (Glass Bead Making), 
Stephanie Navon Jacobson (Printmaking), and Libby Hintz (Mosaics) 

Light Snacks and Refreshments 

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Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs


Bonita Springs National Art Festivals
Call to Artists






NOTE: January Show Deadline September 3!

WHAT: 3 Fine Art and Fine Craft Events

WHERE: Riverside Park , Bonita Springs, Florida

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
January 11-12, 2014
February 8-9, 2014
March 8-9, 2014

NOTEWORTHY:

*3 separately juried events. Artists may participate in one, two or three events.

*Long history of excellent sales.

*Each show limited to 220 juried fine artists and craft persons.

*Jury/Booth Fees ($30/$400); double spaces available at $800.

*Cash Awards.

*Friday setup and drive up to your space to unload.

*Artist amenities.

*For more details about the shows, click HERE

These highly regarded festivals offer artists the opportunity to present their fine art and fine craft in a high traffic area during the busiest time of the winter season. Bonita Springs, adjacent to Naples is populated by upper-income residents. Quality of the work exhibited attracts knowledgeable art lovers and buyers. These festivals have all the characteristics for success: location, venue, audience and ambiance and are consistently top-ranked among all outdoor shows nationwide!


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadlines:

January Festival: September 3, 2013
February Festival: October 1, 2013
March Festival: November 1, 2013


For more details, artist's prospectus, entry form and festival layout map, visit:
http://artinusa.com/bonita/app/

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