Thursday, December 1, 2016

Carriage Barn Arts Center's 37th Annual Photography Show

"You Cannot Return to the F Train"
© Marko Susla
A number of Still River Editions clients are included in the The Carriage Barn 37th Annual Photography Show in New Canaan, CT. There is an opening reception on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4-6 PM. The exhibit will be on view through January 19, 2017.

Three of Marko Susla's photographs were chosen for the exhibition. The theme of these photographs encompasses the somewhat surrealistic, dreamy imagery of Coney Island at night. After taking a number of exploratory trips to the area, Susla later captured the imagery and emotion as it presented itself.  He plans to continue the series in 2017. Susla's pigment prints were made by Mark Savoia, Master Printmaker at Still River Editions.

Clients Lisa Berger, June Eichbaum, Karen Neems, Florence Minnis, and Karla Bernstein are also among the photographers exhibiting.

The full list of exhibitors and selected work is here.

The Carriage Barn is located in Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue (Route 124), New Canaan, Connecticut.

Holiday Extravaganza at Trailer Box to benefit Ann's Place

Trailer Box Project will present the “Trailer Box Project Holiday Extravaganza,” an exhibition of artist-made ornaments displayed within an immersive installation. The exhibit opens on December 3rd, and will close with a holiday party on December 11th. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Holiday Extravaganza will be donated to Ann’s Place in Danbury, Connecticut.

“Trailer Box Project selected Ann’s Place as their mission is dear to our hearts,” explains Dana Walker, Director of Trailer Box Project.
“Trailer Box Project believes that the assistance that Ann's Place offers to individuals and families dealing with cancer are an enormous service to the community, and we are honored to support them.”

Trailer Box Project, a project space and gallery in Danbury, Connecticut is dedicated to assisting groundbreaking artists in sharing their concepts with the public. Sculptor Jim Felice founded the project to foster an environment of generosity, both for the artists that exhibit there and for the surrounding community.

Ann’s Place, a compassionate non-profit serving Connecticut and Hudson Valley, provides people dealing with cancer and their families with counseling, support groups, wellness activities, and educational resources. There is absolutely no charge for the use of their facility and services.
Members of the general public are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, December 3rd from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Trailer Box Project, 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury,  203.797.0230.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine at the Bridgeport Art Trail, Nov 11 - 13, 2016

Photographers and cultural historians Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine are participating in the 8th Annual Bridgeport Art Trail at the newly renovated Harral Building, 1103 Main St., Bridgeport from November 11-13, 2016. They will have a pop-up gallery for a three-day run including two of their bodies of work.

From their press email: "Poli’s Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project brings to life the two magnificent dormant theatres on Main Street in Bridgeport, CT. Complementing architectural photos of the theatre interiors, people share memories of their time spent at the two theatres. The theatres, built by Sylvester Z. Poli, opened in 1922. They closed in the 1970s.

The Bridgeport Portrait Project is a photo/audio/video documentary style project that introduces you to the people who are Bridgeport. The project participants share their stories of values and beliefs . . . culture and heritage. They define Bridgeport, and tell why the City is so much more than just a PLACE."

Hours are Friday noon - 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon - 5 pm.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sixty by Hasna Muhammad at Arts Westchester

"Sixty" is an exhibition of photographs by Hasna Muhammad and curated by Jeanne Moutousammy-Ashe. The exhibit takes place at Arts Westchester from Sunday, November 13 through Monday, November 28, 2016. The opening reception is on Sunday, November 13 from 1 pm - 5 pm with music by Wali Ali.

From the Arts Westchester website:
"Through photography, text, and video, Hasna shares 60 photographs that capture everyday life and expose human and social conditions. Sixty contains excerpts from five collections:  The Extraordinary in the Ordinary—the beauty of our simple surroundings; Sara—the story of a woman living with ALS; Final Days—a glimpse of the rituals of saying goodbye; The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (A Work in Progress ‘Cause It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over)—the story of a son’s fight for justice for his father; and My Life With Guitars—photographs of guitars. Curated by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.

In addition to being a photographer, Hasna Muhammad is also a writer and holds a doctorate in education.  Hasna writes non-fiction about family, social justice, and education.  She is the author of five collections of poetry, and she is the creator of Crumb Navigation®, a unique line of saygreetings about navigating the nuances of aging and living well. Hasna’s work has been published at and Crisis magazine. She is currently working on Places to Stand, a collection of photographic essays about growing up in the home of her parents, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Hasna is celebrating her 60th birthday with this exhibition."

Muhammad says of the exhibition, "I want others to see what I see and recognize it; connect to it and hopefully be reminded, affirmed, agitated, challenged, and moved by it."

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon - 5 pm. Arts Westchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Ave., 9th Floor, White Plains, NY.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Danbury Arts in Action Coffeehouse featuring Tales of Joy and an open mic

Danbury Arts in Action's monthly coffeehouse fundraiser features the musical act Tales of Joy on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Band of Joy mixes roots reggae with a variety of influences.

The Coffeehouse Takes place at A Common Ground Community Arts Center, 33 Crosby Street, Danbury. There is an open mic at 8 (signup from 7:30 on) and Tales of Joy will take the stage around 9pm. Light beverages and snacks are available for a small consideration and admission is by free-will donation as well. All proceeds benefit Danbury Arts In Action, providing arts mentoring to at-risk individuals in the community.

Facebook event invite here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Danger Gallery opening in Stamford, CT

Visual artist Holly Danger announces the opening of Danger Gallery, her Stamford-based experimental art space and studio, and its debut exhibition, the multimedia show "Friends+Lovers."

The show, which opens with an artists' reception on Saturday, October 22 from 7 pm - 9 pm, will feature work in a range of media by Toby Goodshank (a former member of the indie rock band Moldy Peaches), Adam Ace (landscape photographer), Mark Andreas (kinetic sculptor), Cris Dam (painter), Ruben Marroquin (fiber artist and weaver), Ben Quesnal (mixed-media artist), Liz Squillace (screen printer and mural artist), and Holly Danger (video artist). Indie folk duo The Moon will present a live musical and visual performance. The exhibit will run until December 22.

The Danger Gallery is located in the Glenbrook Industrial Park at 652 Glenbrook Road, Suite 3-206 in Stamford, CT.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Carriage Barn Arts Center's call for photography submissions

The Carriage Barn Arts Center is looking for submissions for their 37th Annual Photography Exhibition juried by noted photo editor and curator Laurie Kratchovil. Submissions are due by October 29th, 2016. The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Saturday, December 3, from 4 pm - 6 pm. The exhibit will be on view from December 3 - Jan 19, 2017.

Prospectus/submission guidelines here
Entry form here

The Carriage Barn Arts Center is located at 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT.

Friday, October 14, 2016

"Hide and Seek" by Dayna Wenzel at Trailer Box Project

"Left at the Altar"
© Dayna Wenzel
An installation by artist Dayna Wenzel, and an art film by collaborators Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber will be celebrated with an opening reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, October 22nd and will run through November 19th at Trailer Box Project in Danbury, CT. In addition, there will be a festive fall brunch on Sunday, October 30, from 1 pm - 4 pm featuring music by Still River Editions' Lys Guillorn.

Edited from the press release: "In 'Hive and Seek,' Danbury artist Dana Wenzel invites the viewer to “enter the hive” and explore the “elusive community of superior builders who have survived for eons” that are now threatened by the actions of man. Within the Trailer Box Project space, Wenzel explores nature’s elegant and mysterious repetition of shapes and asks the viewer to consider their own personal connections to the environment. [...]

An art film by artists Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber will be the first film to be screened in the new on-site Trailer Box Gallery. In 'Beware of the Year 7000,' the two collaborators expand on their 2009’s dystopian film, The Tidal Decade. The filmmakers utilize humor and self-criticism to address the ramifications of ongoing climate change and corporate greed."

Trailer Box Project is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tom Peterson: "Court House Eyes" at The Gallery at Still River Editions

"Higher Calling"
© Tom Peterson
The black-and-white photographs in Tom Peterson's exhibition "Court House Eyes" examine the film noir aesthetic. The exhibit runs through December 23, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 22, from 2 pm - 4 pm at The Gallery at Still River Editions.

Tom Peterson is a documentary and fine art photographer from Hamden, Connecticut who began his photography career after early retirement from The Hartford Financial Group. He's currently a member of City Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. This is his first all black-and-white exhibit.

Peterson says of this exhibit, "Most of the photographs included in 'Court House Eyes' were taken in New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut. The theme was influenced by the memory of watching the movie 'The Third Man'. My intent was to use the dramatic effect of strong, morning light and shadow to evoke the dark, dramatic mood of 1950s film noir."

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

Friday, October 7, 2016

City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, 2016

Right © Violet Harlow
New Haven's City Wide Open Studios begins on October 7 with a reception and exhibit at Artspace New Haven from 5 pm - 8 pm, 50 Orange St.

Westville Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 8-9, Westville neighborhood of New Haven. Violet Harlow, who has exhibited work at Still River Editions will be participating in a studio in West River Arts in Westville.

Armory Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 15-16, Goffe St Armory. Colin Burke (whose exhibit just closed at Still River Editions) will be in the Armory attic with a room-sized double camera obscura. Mary Dwyer will be at the Armory with the Suffrage Collective presenting an interactive installation "Votes for Women" also in the attic. Craig Gilbert will be in room 200-B in the Armory.

Private Studios Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 22-23, across the New Haven area

Erector Square Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 29-30, 315 Peck St.