Thursday, September 15, 2016

Newtown Arts Festival, Sept. 17 and 18, 2016


The weekend of September 17 and 18, 2016, the Newtown Arts Festival takes place at Fairfield Hills, Newtown, CT. The event runs 10:00 am - 6:00 pm both days, rain or shine.

Among exhibitors are photographers Tara Tomaselli and George Duncan, and painter/sculptor Julia Provey, who are clients of Still River Editions.

Monday, September 12, 2016

"James Grashow: The Prince of Prints" at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking

© James Grashow
"James Grashow: The Prince of Prints" will be on display at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking from September 10 through December 10, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 17, from 3 pm to 5 pm. The exhibition showcases the woodcuts of Grashow, a long-time resident of Redding, Connecticut.

From the press release:
Grashow received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees at Pratt Institute, in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York and received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Florence after graduation. Grashow has created album covers for rock artists including Jethro Tull, The Yardbirds, Ramsey Lewis and Deep Purple. His work has been exhibited at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Peabody-Essex Museum among others. Grashow said, “I'm thrilled to have a retrospective print show at CCP. I've been doing woodcuts since the early sixties. It's incredible to be able to review your history through your work. Thinking about each piece and how it's a breadcrumb on the trail of your life. Having the show so close to home makes the experience even richer. I moved from NYC to Redding over forty years ago and can see how this area has woven itself into my work. Working on wood and living among the trees and gardens has been a perfect fit. Redding has not only been my home it's been my teacher. I look forward to sharing my work with my friends and community.”

Prior to the Opening Reception for James Grashow: The Prince of Prints, and in conjunction with Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, CCP has partnered with the Stepping Stone Museum for Kids and the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk to create a Fish Parade, on September 17 from 1pm to 3 pm. The Fish Parade will feature vibrantly painted, large-scale cardboard fish created by Grashow and decorated by area children.

Weather permitting, the parade starts at CCP and wends its way through Mathews Park, as the colorful school of fish make their way to their final destination at the Maritime Aquarium. All activities surrounding Worldwide Day of Play and the Fish Parade are free.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Frank Guida in a solo drawing exhibition at Greenwich Audubon Center


© Frank Guida
Frank Guida is featured in a solo exhibition of his pencil drawings opening Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 3 pm - 6 pm at the Kiernan Hall Nature Art Gallery at the Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Meeting Past" 2016 at the Akin Free Library in Pawling, NY

(installation view)
© Catherine Vanaria
Catherine Vanaria, Mark Savoia, and Lys Guillorn of Still River Editions/Connecticut Photographics are among the over 90 artists participating in the annual exhibition "Meeting Past" at the Akin Free Library in Pawling, NY curated by artist and photographer Bibiana Huang Matheis. The exhibit runs from Sunday, September 11 through Sunday, October 23, 2016. The opening reception is on Sunday, September 11 from 1 pm - 5 pm with refreshments and a musical performance by "Jazzmen."
The artists participating in Meeting Past were asked to respond to the exhibits in the Akin Library in the medium of their choice. Vanaria's piece includes tintypes of dollar store items packaged in a wooden box, and is located on the first floor of the Akin Library. Guillorn's photograph and assemblage are in the basement, which houses the Gunnison Museum of Natural History. Savoia's photographs are on the upper floor which houses the Pawling Historical Society's collections.

Also among the artists exhibiting are David Haislip, and Dayna Wenzel who were in the "LOCALworks" exhibition at the Gallery at Still River Editions early in 2016. Haislip and Wenzel's works are also in the Gunnison Museum in the basement.

The Akin Free Library is located at 378 Old Quaker Hill Rd., Pawling, NY. A small donation to the museum is suggested as an entrance fee.  The library will be open on Saturdays and Sunday from 1 pm - 4 pm during the exhibition.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Robert Kalman's "Dogs Among Us" at Soho Photo Gallery

"Luis with Shai"
© Robert Kalman
Westchester-based photographer Robert Kalman is exhibiting a collection of dual portraits titled "Dogs Among Us" at Soho Photo Gallery from September 7 through October 1, 2016. There is an opening reception on Thursday, September 8 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

A quote from Kalman via the gallery's website:
“These photographs aren’t really about dogs. They’re really about relationships. Deep ones. So deep that a man inked his deceased dog’s likeness onto his chest. So deep, another man admitted his dog feels closer to him at times than his wife and kids. So deep that one woman responded to my question, ‘What would your life be like without her?’ with ‘I would have no life without her.’ These dual portraits were made in and around New York City’s Tompkins Square Park during 2016.”

Soho Photo Gallery is located at 15 White St, New York, NY. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm and by appointment.

Loft Artist's Association: Lost + Found 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition

From September 8 through October 2, 2016, the Loft Artists Association Gallery is host to the juried exhibition "Lost + Found," with juror Larissa Bailiff, a New-York based art historian, educator and writer. Among those exhibiting are WCSU Assistant Professor and Connecticut Photographics/Still River Editions co-owner Catherine Vanaria, and photographers Paul Berger and Karla Bernstein, clients of CT Photo/Still River Editions who have also exhibited in our gallery.

The complete list of accepted works and artists is here.

There is an opening reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

The Loft Artist Association is located at 575 Pacific St., Stamford, CT.  Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm - 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Vanessa R. Thompson "Gobbet" and Mark Savoia / Jim Felice "Wood Domicile" at the Trailer Box Project

"Rib" detail
© Vanessa R. Thompson
The Trailer Box Project is hosting an opening reception on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 5 pm - 7 pm for two concurrent exhibitions, "Gobbet," and "Wood Domicile." The exhibits run until October 15.

From the press release:

The new show, “Gobbet,” features the work of Cambridge, Massachusetts photographer Vanessa R. Thompson. "She will exhibit her series of abstracted images of raw meat within the Trailer Box Project Space. Inviting the viewer to thrill over the deep, organic energy of the natural world, Thompson uses meat from her local butcher to disconnect her audience between the obvious and the suspect. Thompson received an MFA at the Art Institute of Boston and has exhibited throughout New England."

© Mark Savoia
Artist Jim Felice and photographer Mark Savoia are featured in the exhibit "Wood Domicile" in the new Trailer Box Studio Gallery.

"Sculptor Jim Felice will display his new sentinel-like wood sculptures that blur the line between the organic and industrial world. Utilizing found wood and fire, Felice’s works evoke both the serenity of treelined forests and the soaring heights of skyscrapers. Felice has exhibited throughout Connecticut and New York, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the “Award of Excellence in Sculpture” from the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts. He currently resides in Ridgefield and maintains a studio in Danbury, CT.

New Fairfield, Connecticut photographer Mark Savoia’s warm images of plywood sheathed buildings show the progress of buildings being resurrected. Using his camera’s selective view to find the irony in everyday situations, Savoia is drawn to visually perplexing images, His compelling photographs document the curiosities of his travels through the United States. Savoia is the co-owner and vice president of Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions in Danbury, CT, and winner of the 2010 artist fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism."

Trailer Box Project and Trailer Box Studio Gallery are located at 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury. Operating hours for the exhibition are Thursday through Saturday, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, or by appointment. For more information, please contact the gallery at 203.797.0230 or visit their visit their website at www.trailerboxproject.com.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Charles Moretz: The Art of Remembrance at Mark Twain Library



September 11, 2016 at 3 pm there will be a special program marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 at the Mark Twain Library in Redding Connecticut. The event will feature a presentation by Redding photographer and designer Charles Moretz about his project titled "Genius Loci: The Art of Remembrance."

Moretz's photographs of the twin towers were commissioned by the Port Authority and permanently installed in Windows on the World. Moretz talks about the project in a video by John Maher, Craig Mikhitarian, and Marty Fegy.

Those interested are asked to register online or by telephone at 203-938-2545. The Mark Twain Library is located at 439 Redding Rd., Redding, CT.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Still River Editions prints Star Trek Traveling Exhibition debuting at Comic-Con



Still River Editions is pleased to announce its role in printing an exhibition of Star Trek-inspired artwork on behalf of CBS Consumer Products. The exhibition, titled "Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years." makes its worldwide debut today, July 21, 2016, at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego during Comic-Con International: San Diego, and will be traveling to other locations after Comic-Con concludes on July 23.

"Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years." features 2D and 3D artwork by an international group of 50 artists who were asked to interpret their love of Star Trek in whatever original medium they chose. The 2D artwork was then digitally printed on fine art paper in Danbury, Connecticut by Master Printmaker, Mark Savoia of Still River Editions using a process known as giclée printing. Giclée prints are made with large format inkjet printers, using archival inks on acid-free art papers, and are known for their richness and accuracy of color.

Mark Savoia said, “It was a fascinating to see each artist’s interpretations of the Star Trek universe. Having grown up watching the original TV series myself, I felt a certain childhood connection to many of the pieces. Being a small part of 'Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.' was a bonus.”

Among featured artists are Tom Whalen, Joshua Budich, and Rocco Malatesta, and actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy's print is a grid of multi-hued photographs of the Vulcan salute against a black background. The piece is especially poignant following Nimoy's death last year. 

The traveling exhibition is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first airing of the original Star Trek series, created by Gene Roddenberry. The exhibit moves to Las Vegas and then Toronto in August, New York in September, the UK in October, with future tour dates being planned for 2017. 

For those interested in our local area, the exhibit will be at the Paley Center for Media from September 16-25, 2016, 25 West 52 Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues in NYC,.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nancy Daubenspeck and Linda Lindroth featured in group exhibition "Select" at Garvey | Simon gallery

© Nancy Daubenspeck

Painter Nancy Daubenspeck and photographer Linda Lindroth, both of Connecticut, are among the artists chosen for the exhibition "Select" at Garvey | Simon in NYC. There is an opening reception on Thursday, August 4 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The exhibition runs through August 20, 2016.

Other artists included are Margot Glass, Leslie Kerby, Neema Lal, Lily Prince, Krista Svalbonas. 

From the press release: "The Artist Review Program exists to create dialogue with artists and to offer an accessible platform for visibility and potential exhibition at the gallery. This year’s artists are all women whose works are diverse in both subject matter and form. There is a romantic element in the drawings of rumpled envelopes by Margot Glass and in Lily Prince’s dreamlike landscapes. Krista Svalbonas and Leslie Kerby study domestic space, with Svalbonas creating collages contrasting city and country, while Kerby explores the use of shipping containers for permanent or temporary housing. Working with a different sort of container, Linda Linderoth flays and flattens vintage boxes with lavish colors and textures. Nancy Daubenspeck and Neema Lal both utilize a subtractive technique, Daubenspeck taking away and retouching layers of casein paint while Lal sandblasts her glass sculptures."

Garvey Simon is located at 547 W. 27th St., Suite 207, New York, NY 10001