Friday, September 26, 2014

James Grashow: "Corrugated Worlds" premiere exhibition at WCSU's VPAC Gallery opens Oct 2, 2014

James Grashow, known for his amazing large-scale cardboard sculptures and woodcut prints, is featured in a solo exhibition at the Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut University's Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT from October 2 through December 7, 2014.

There is a gala opening reception on October 2, 2014 from 6 pm - 8 pm. It is free and open to the public.

In 2012, Grashow's "Corrugated Fountain" was exhibited at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT.

Regular gallery hours are Mon.-Thurs. 12 noon - 4 pm, Sat.-Sun. 1 pm - 4 pm.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joe McNally exhibit at Monroe Gallery, Santa Fe, Oct. - Nov. 2014

"Girl in Doorway, Mumbai, 1999"
© Joe McNally
World-renowned, award-winning photographer, photojournalist, and photographic educator Joe McNally is featured in a solo print exhibition from October 3 through November 23, 2014 at Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe., NM.  This retrospective of McNally's 30+ year career is his first solo exhibition.

There is an opening reception on Thursday, October 3 from 5 pm - 7 pm.

McNally was the last staff photographer in the history of LIFE magazine, and he has been an ongoing contributor to National Geographic. He has shot cover stories for TIMENewsweekFortuneNew York and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

McNally has a reputation for going to remarkable lengths (and heights) in order to get remarkable shots.  All daring aside, his work is wide-ranging, clever, technically masterful, and quite often moving.

A Monroe Gallery blog post gives further details about both McNally's career and the exhibition.

McNally, and gallerists Sid and Michelle Monroe will be doing a live Q&A Google+ Hangout on Monday, September 29, 10:30 am Eastern time.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Grand Opening Gala WCSU's new Visual & Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Sept. 28

WCSU's Visual & Performing Arts Center is hosting an opening gala on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 1:30 pm - 4 pm. The new, cutting-edge arts facility is located at the university's Westside Campus. It houses the art, theater and music departments of Western Connecticut State University and includes performance spaces and theaters, art studios, a darkroom, technology labs, a recording studio, classrooms and offices.

Catherine Vanaria, co-owner Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions, who is an Assistant Professor of Art at Western Connecticut State University, was recently named Chair of the Art Department and extends the invitation to community to check out the offerings at the new facility.

According to the website, the gala "will feature the facility’s performance, exhibition and studio spaces being fully utilized by students, faculty and staff — creating a true “behind the scenes” look at the building in action."

The Westside Campus is located at 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT.

A map showing the Visual & Performing Arts Center on the Westside campus

Monday, September 22, 2014

Trailer Box Gallery: "Beware of the Year 7000, Enter if You Dare"

In the exhibit "Beware of the Year 7000, Enter if You Dare [...] installation artists Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber ask the question, if corporations are people, too, what if they lose their humanity?"

The exhibition is at Trailer Box Gallery from September 27 to November 1, 2014. Trailer Box Gallery is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd., Unit 15, Danbury.

The exhibition release continues, "It's the second melting of the polar icecap.  The power of the few dictate the blueprint of a resurgent planet depleted once again.  All resources are up for grabs as the human race divides along biological/robotic fault lines.  While multitudes transition becoming semi-human mechanisms under the control of an artificial brain, two artists continue their work in hiding, corresponding by the only thing they have left - their creativity.

Art lovers, thinkers, prophets, or gamers, look no further.

This exhibit will be shown in conjunction with a sister show at City Lights Gallery, 37 Markle Court, Downtown Bridgeport, Ct, opening September 25 - October 22."

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Call for submissions: Koenig FrameWorks' annual "Small Works: Inside the Box" exhibition

Koenig FrameWorks' wildly popular annual exhibition "Small Works: Inside the Box" is seeking submissions. Art must be ready-to-hang and must fit within a 12"x12" square including framing material. Work must be dropped off between Saturday, October 4 and Monday, October 20, 2014. The exhibition takes place Saturday, November 8 through Thursday, December 24, 2014.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, November 8 from 1 pm - 4 pm.

Please see the prospectus for complete application rules and details.

Koenig FrameWorks is located at 97 South Main St., Newtown (Route 25).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Above / Below", Phyllis Crowley solo photo exhibition at New Haven Lawn Club

"Above / Below" is a solo exhibit of photographs by Phyllis Crowley at the Lower Level Galleries at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT. Three bodies of work are represented.

There is an opening reception Thursday, September 18, 5 pm - 7 pm.

"Elements" at Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT

© William de la Mare
Clients William de la Mare and Karen Neems are among those exhibiting in the Loft Artists Association Juried Exhibition "Elements", juried by Sophia Gevas. De la Mare's photograph, "Water" (shown at left) won Best in Show. Also exhibiting is Donna Callighan, whose work was included in the "Orange: CT ASMP" show at the Gallery at Still River Editions in 2013.

The full list of artists and accepted pieces may be viewed here.

The exhibit opened on September 12, 2014 and runs through October 19, 2014. The Loft Artists Association is located at 575 Pacific St., Stamford, CT.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Newtown Arts Festival, September 13 and 14, 2014 in Newtown, CT

The third annual Newtown Arts Festival takes place between 10 am - 6 pm on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14, 2014. It takes place at Fairfield Hills, Trades Lane, Newtown, CT.

The full events schedule may be found here.

Client Tara Tomaselli is among the exhibitors, and SCAN artist and client Adele Moros will be doing a Watercolor Demo and Workshop at 1 pm on Sunday.

Iconic local banjo pioneer Roger Sprung will be among the musical performers, and will take the stage at 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Leslie Giuliani "Undomesticated" at Vassos Gallery / Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

© Leslie Giuliani
Digital embroidery, hooking,
and encaustic on linen
The exhibition "Undomesticated" by Leslie Giuliani highlights her hybrid textile artwork at the Vassos Gallery at Silvermine Arts Center from Friday, September 19 through November 2, 2014. There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 19 from 6 pm - 8 pm. The Silvermine Arts Center is located at 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT.

Giuliani says, "This exhibition will include works featuring a range of textile technique combinations including digital embroidery, hand embroidery, digital textile printing, cyanotype photography, sewing and rug hooking embellished with encaustic painting.

Juxtaposing images naturally creates free narrative associations. The images and compositions and the stories they imply are interesting, colorful and fun on their own but beyond that, the unusual combination of materials will compel further exploration. 

The embroidered and printed images will all be translations of my original drawings and paper cutouts into textile form. Rug hooking will be used, not in a traditional functional way, rather, as a means to color areas and draw lines."

Giuliani will be in the gallery every Wednesday during the run of the show, working and giving demos including rug hooking and digital embroidery. For more information, please see Silvermine's website.