Monday, April 14, 2014

Shoreline Arts Images 2014

"Sandy Hook Dawn"
© Paul R. Berger
Four clients of Still River Editions are among the photographers selected for inclusion in the Shoreline Arts Alliance's Images 2014 photography exhibition at Guilford Arts Center--Paul R. Berger, Alegre Poniros (of Koenig FrameWorks in Newtown), George Fellner and Tom Peterson (who won first honors). Congratulations to them and to all who were accepted. The exhibit is on view until April 26, 2014. Guilford Arts Center is located at 411 Church St., Guilford, CT.

"Sandy Hook Dawn" (the photo shown in this post) is included in both Images 2014 and Paul R. Berger's solo photography exhibit "Discovering Solitude" at The Gallery at Still River Editions, which is on view until Friday, May 30, 2014.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Things I liked at AIPAD this year

Always inspired by other photographers, AIPAD is truly a breath of fresh air each year. If you have never attended it is a must see. Here are some of my picks (of course this is just what I really liked). Lauren MarsolierGerry JohanssonPhil Bergerson, and Charles Johnstone. And always great fun to visit Monroe Gallery to see Bill Eppridge's work.

Here is a photo of me standing next to one of Laurie Lambrecht's prints I made.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Andrew Buck in "Objective-Subjective" exhibit at Leclerc Contemporary

© Andrew Buck
"Objective-Subjective: Inside Contemporary Photography" is the current exhibition at Leclerc Contemporary, 19 Willard Rd., Norwalk CT. The exhibit runs from April 1 through June 15, 2014 and is curated by Robert Hubany.

Client Andrew Buck of Farmington, Connecticut, is among the photographers in the exhibition. The other photographers are Regan Avery, Tom Cameron, Barry Gutherz, Barret Langinlais, Builder Levy, Vera Sprunt, Gail Thacker.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Paul Berger: "Discovering Solitude" at the Gallery at Still River Editions

"Morning Hoodoos"
© Paul R. Berger
The Gallery at Still River Editions will be exhibiting a solo show of the photographs of Paul R. Berger of Newtown, CT from Saturday, April 12 through Friday, May 30, 2014 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 12 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Berger's large black and white and color photographs embody the concept of "Discovering Solitude".  The exhibit features landscapes that put the viewer in the photographer's frame of mind.

Shannon Hicks wrote about the exhibit in the Newtown Bee.

Regular gallery hours are 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.  The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, CT.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bill Eppridge's photographs of the Beatles at the Museum at Bethel Woods Center For the Arts

Photo © Bill Eppridge
"America Meets the Beatles" is an exhibition of photographs by LIFE Magazine photographer Bill Eppridge and Beatlemania memorabilia from the Rod Mandeville Collection. The exhibit runs from Saturday, April 5, - Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

The exhibit "consists of never-before-seen photographs shot by LIFE photographer Bill Eppridge as he spent six days photographing the young pop stars during their first visit to the U.S., and their performances on the Ed Sullivan Show".

A book of Eppridge's long-lost Beatles work, which was edited by Adrienne Aurichio and Daniel Melamud and with an introduction by Rankin, was published in February by Rizzoli and titled Six Days that Changed the World. The book was created before Mr. Eppridge died in 2013, and was published posthumously.

More information about the photographs may be seen on the New York Times' LENS blog.

The gelatin silver prints for the exhibition were printed by Catherine Vanaria of Connecticut Photographics.

The museum is located at 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Faith Stewart-Gordon "New Adventures in Acrylic Painting"

"Garden Fantasy"
© Faith Stewart-Gordon
The paintings of Faith Stewart-Gordon are featured in a solo exhibition at Burnham Library, 62 Main St. South, Bridgewater, Connecticut from April 1 - May 31, 2014. There will be an artist's reception from 2 pm - 4 pm on Saturday, April 5.

Stewart-Gordon makes bright and witty acrylic paintings of her life and travels, classical subjects, her friends, and her dogs. An article about Stewart-Gordon from the Litchfield County Times in 2011 gives more of her artistic background and her past as a restaurateur and actor.

Phyllis Crowley in solo exhibition "Splash" at City Gallery

© Phyllis Crowley 
Photographer Phyllis Crowley is featured in a solo exhibition titled "Splash" from April 3 - 27, 2014 at City Gallery, 994 State St., New Haven, CT. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 5 from 2 pm - 5 pm. 

Crowley writes, "It is quite different from what you have seen before." The photographs feature the movement of bodies in water, and her prior work has been more closely concerned with the landscape or abstractions of objects.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Darien Library Artist in Residence: Ben Larrabee

Ben Larrabee and his muse, wife Trudie
© Ben Larrabee
Darien fine art photographer Ben Larrabee is the current artist in residence at the Darien Library, and will be giving an artist's talk   called "Photographing the Nude" at the Darien Library Artistspace on Tuesday, March 18 from 10 am to noon.

His black and white portraits of his wife, Trudie, are intimate and beautiful.

From the Darien Library website: "Join fine art photographer Ben Larrabee in Darien Library’s Artistspace on the Second Level. Larrabee will discuss his evolution of photographing the nude. He will show images of his wife and muse, Trudie, as well as show examples of notable photographers including Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston and Harry Callahan using the Library's collection of photography books."

Larrabee is known for Moments of Grace®, his candid portraits of families and individuals. He earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, studying under renowned photographer Harry Callahan, and an MFA at Yale University. He has exhibited extensively and his work is in numerous prestigious collections.

 The Darien Library is located at 1441 Post Rd., Darien, CT.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Botanical painter Jeanne Reiner, current exhibitions, Spring 2014

© Jeanne Reiner
Contemporary botanical painter Jeanne Reiner, a Fairfield County, Connecticut resident, is featured in several current and upcoming exhibitions.

This is the last week (through March 8, 2014) to see the New England Society of Botanical Artists exhibit "From the Mountains to the Sea" that features her work at the Bartlett Arboretum, 151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT.

In addition, several of her paintings are featured at Creel and Gow, an Upper East Side gallery called "a contemporary cabinet of curiosities" by the New York Observer. Creel and Gow is located at 131 East 70th Street near Lexington Avenue.

Reiner's work has been selected to be shown at the 16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit, regarded as the West Coast's foremost exhibition of its kind, from April 8th to June 8th at Filoli, a San Francisco Bay Area National Register grand country estate with 16 acres of gardens.

In May, Reiner's paintings will be included in Greenwich Connecticut's "Art to the Avenue" and from May 1 - 26 selected artists will have their work displayed in the boutiques and windows of Greenwich's downtown district. The opening is May 1, 5:30 - 8 pm, and is a well-attended annual festive event. Check her website as the date approaches for specific information about where her work will be exhibited.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fairfield County Giving Day, Fri. Mar. 7, 2014 / Collections Roundtable Mar. 8, 2014

The Danbury Museum and Historical Society is among the many local charities seeking donations as a part of Fairfield County Giving Day on Friday, March 7, 2014. Many familiar local arts, cultural, and charitable organizations are on the of all participating nonprofits here.

The Danbury Museum and Historical Society is one of the institutions that enriches the lives of local citizens through its programs on a daily basis, and helps maintain the cultural identity of the city.

In addition, Saturday, March 8, the museum is hosting a reception and roundtable for the exhibit "Collections, Community and Conversation" at 2 pm including curator Catherine Vanaria (WCSU professor and co-owner of Still River Editions / Connecticut Photographics), and other locals whose collections are included in the exhibition.

The Danbury Museum and Historical Society is located at 43 Main St., Danbury, CT.