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Posts Tagged ‘mixed media’

Village West Gallery hosts Stories from the Sea

Friday, August 30th, 2019
Village West Gallery is proud to host Stories from the Sea, the 2019 Teacher as Artist group show. Opening reception is on Wednesday September 4th 6 – 9pm; the show closes with a brunch reception on Sunday September 29th 1 – 4pm.

Drawing inspiration from the sea, a group of Jersey City Public School Art Teachers examine personal narratives, visual symbols and painting/ mixed media techniques through a series of professional development workshops lead by artist and former teacher Allison Green.
Through a combination of on site visits to the ocean and in-studio painting sessions, these teachers have reclaimed their identity as artists and together celebrate the symbols, stories and inspirational imagery of the sea in their work.
The Jersey City Public Schools power goal is for all educators to prepare students for college and career readiness. The Art Educators in this program demonstrate for students and the community at large the intrinsic value of the arts in achieving power goals.
The Teacher As Artist annual exhibition was established in 1993.
The Star Collector by Alison Green

Its Honor Is Hereby Pledged: Gina Adams at University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Accola Griefen Fine Art is pleased to share that Its Honor Is Hereby Pledged: Gina Adams exhibition will be on view at the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum through November 2, 2019. It is curated by Sandra Q. Firmin.

In this exhibition, Gina Adams brings together four installations in which Adams addresses the complicated history and present-day relevance of treaties negotiated between the United States government and indigenous peoples. Drawing from her Ojibwa, Lakota and European heritage, she employs historical research, and customary and contemporary craft techniques to promote healing of inherited trauma experienced by indigenous peoples.

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ODETTA is pleased to present Bluebird of Happiness

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

ODETTA happily announces their first Summer Exhibition, Bluebird of Happiness,  in their new space at 1st Dibs Gallery.  The exhibition features artists Daniel Hill, Paula Overbay, and Andra Samelson. The Flat File Feature Artist is Angie Drakopoulos. The exhibition opens on July 30th and closes August 31, 2019. There will be a meet the artists event on August 3rd, 3-5.
A harbinger of good luck, the bluebird signals to the viewer that joy is forthcoming. For the artists of Bluebird of Happiness, each coming to blue in their own way, the audience’s joy is actualized in their paintings through saturated blues, an impossibly light touch, and a flair for the psychedelic. Their meditative fields invite us to move slowly, think less, and let our eyes dance.

 

 

 

 

Paula Overbay, Over the Moon, 2019, Acrylic on Wood, 22 x 22 inches

 

Village West Presents – Wherefore Art through May 5th 2019

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Jersey City’s Village West Gallery is pleased to share Wherefore Art: a group show inspired by the imagination of William Shakespeare.
The 21 artists of Wherefore Art explore the ideas, plots and emotions of the Shakespearean canon through painting, photography and sculpture – but with their unique viewpoints.
Exhibition is ongoing through May 5th.
Closing brunch reception: Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Animals are Good to Think With at Guns & Rain Gallery

Monday, April 1st, 2019

It’s hard to believe that almost exactly a year ago, Guns & Rain opened their new space in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. They are please to present their quirky and provocative new group show, “Animals are Good to Think With”,  featuring Ann Gollifer (Botswana), Vernon Reed (South Africa), Tawanda Takura (Zimbabwe) and Rosemarie Marriott (South Africa).

In 1962, French structural anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, in his work on totemism, coined the famous – now even clichéd – phrase that “animals are good to think with”. He argued that animals were not simply good to eat; nor were they simply objects of identification or symbolism, but rather part of a structure of human thinking that was common across all societies.

The exhibition is ongoing through April 12th.

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