Art museum – Southeastern Quilt Museum http://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 09:25:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Art museum – Southeastern Quilt Museum http://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/ 32 32 The Hunterdon Art Museum opens its spring exhibitions on Sunday May 15 | Hunterdon Review News https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/the-hunterdon-art-museum-opens-its-spring-exhibitions-on-sunday-may-15-hunterdon-review-news/ Tue, 10 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/the-hunterdon-art-museum-opens-its-spring-exhibitions-on-sunday-may-15-hunterdon-review-news/

The Hunterdon Art Museum will hold an opening reception for its spring exhibitions from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at the museum at 7 Lower Center St.

All are invited to attend an opening reception for the museum’s spring exhibitions, including Maxwell Mustardo: “Dish-Oriented” and Rina Banerjee: “Blemish, In Deep Pink Everyplace Begins.” Artist talks will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the galleries.

Blemish, In Deep Pink Everything Begins”, explores the work of Banerjee, who has had solo exhibitions around the world. Exhibitions in France, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Italy, India and New Zealand to name a few, have led her to be exciting. , paintings, drawings and installations cacophonous to many audiences. The found objects in his installations and the imagery in his paintings and drawings combine Western and Eastern cultures, speaking of colonialism and the diaspora.

Mustardo’s unconventional approach to ceramics is reflected in the title of his show, “Dish-oriented”, as well as in the work itself. Leaving traditional glazes and shapes to others, Mustardo’s work is totally his own. Glorious colors, bubbling glazes and anthropomorphic shapes create a dazzling array of works.

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Los Lobos concert raises funds for Riverside Chicano Art Museum – Press Enterprise https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/los-lobos-concert-raises-funds-for-riverside-chicano-art-museum-press-enterprise/ Sun, 08 May 2022 16:20:10 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/los-lobos-concert-raises-funds-for-riverside-chicano-art-museum-press-enterprise/

Los Lobos rocked the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday night, May 7, while raising funds to support a Chicano art museum opening next month in downtown Riverside.

The concert benefited the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, which opens June 18 in the renovated 61,420-square-foot building that once housed the city’s main public library.

The show was presented by Hot 103.9 and Katy 101.3, a press release said.

The center will feature nearly 500 paintings, drawings and sculptures donated by Marin, known for his role in the counterculture comedy duo Cheech & Chong that made millions laugh in the 1970s and 1980s.

In late April, the center received its first work of art – a 26-foot-tall, multi-faceted LED-backlit piece depicting an Aztec earth goddess that was commissioned for the museum.

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BYU Museum of Art opens an exhibition on the Old Testament | News, Sports, Jobs https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/byu-museum-of-art-opens-an-exhibition-on-the-old-testament-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 04 May 2022 21:02:16 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/byu-museum-of-art-opens-an-exhibition-on-the-old-testament-news-sports-jobs/

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‘God’s promises to Abram’ painted by James Tissot.

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“The Ark Passes Over Jordan” painted by James Tissot.

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“Rebecca Meets Isaac by the Way” painted by James Tissot.

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“The Daughters of Jepthah” painted by James Tissot.

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“God Appears to Noah” painted by James Tissot.

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“Daniel in the lion’s den” painted by James Tissot and Michel Simondy.

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Students and community members can stroll through biblical times Friday at the official opening of the Prophets, Priests, and Queens: James Tissot’s Men and Women of the Old Testament exhibit at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. .

The exhibition will feature 129 watercolor illustrations painted by Tissot, a 19th century French artist. The works depict stories from the Hebrew Bible and were Tissot’s last project before he died in 1902. Parts of the series were completed by other artists after his death.

“Drawing on emerging research about the artist and this ambitious biblical project, Prophets, Priests, and Queens offers new insights into Tissot and the world of 19th-century biblical imagery, as well as a singular perspective on more of a hundred stories from the Old Testament,” said Ashlee Whitaker, the museum’s curator of religious art. “His images are richly detailed, imaginative, colorful, emotive and thoughtful. We hope our audience will take the opportunity to come hang out with these images, not once but many times. This is a rare opportunity, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

The exhibit is on loan from the Jewish Museum in New York, which acquired Tissot’s complete Old Testament series of 368 paintings in 1947. The paintings will be on display at the museum throughout 2022.

“This exhibition is the result of years of effort to bring the latest paintings from James Tissot’s remarkable artistic career to the Museum of Art,” said Whitaker. “In fact, this exhibition marks only the second large-scale exhibition of Tissot’s Old Testament in more than a century.”

This exhibition will not be the museum’s only tribute to Tissot. On August 1, a color catalog of Tissot’s Old Testament Men and Women will be made available, featuring essays by scholars of art history and the Bible. The Museum of Art will hold a symposium on Tissot’s work in October.

“I am thrilled that visitors are experiencing the Old Testament in a whole new way,” Philipp Malzl, head of education at the Museum of Art, said in a press release. “At the same time, I hope visitors will recognize James Tissot for the complex, relentless and deeply fascinating artist that he was – unabashed in his commitment to a personal artistic vision.”

This exhibition will be free to the public. For those unable to attend in person, the Museum has created a digital version of the exhibit which will be available on Friday. For more information on Prophets, Priests, and Queens, you can visit https://moa.byu.edu/prophets-priests-and-queens/.



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Stroll through the Cincinnati Art Museum’s new wellness garden https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/stroll-through-the-cincinnati-art-museums-new-wellness-garden/ Tue, 03 May 2022 00:52:00 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/stroll-through-the-cincinnati-art-museums-new-wellness-garden/ A BREATH OF FRESH AIR FOR ONE OF CINCINNATI’S MOST HISTORIC LANDMARKS. IT’S OPEN IT SUNBURY, ‘RED, IT’S ALL GOOD ABOUT THE ARTS. THE CINCINNATI MUSEUMS ART CLIMB OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY AS OUR MUSEUM’S VISION WAS BUILT ON PUBLIC ACCESS TO EQUAL TRANSIT AND CREATING GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND THE MUSEUM. VERY WELL, ONE, TWO THREE TODAY CITY AND COUNTY LEADERS CUT THE RIBBON ON THIS MASSIVE PROJECT FUNDED BY DONATIONS AND TAX CREDITS. THE ART CLIMB INCLUDES 166 STEPS STARTING FROM THE SIDEWALK NEAR THE EDEN PARK DRIVE INTERSECTION AT GILBERT AVENUE AND LEADING TO THE FRONT OF THE MUSEUM ENTRANCE WITH ART AT EVERY TURN. ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN CUTS TODAY. THE STEPS OPENED IN MAY WHEN ART OFFICIALS NOTICED PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY JUMPING THE BUILDING FENCE TO TRY TO GET INSIDE AND USE THIS ART RISE SO THEY DECIDED TO JUST REMOVE THE VENTS AND OPEN IT THEN AND SINCE THAT TIME FROM MAY 7TH TO NOW MORE THAN 200,000 CINCINNATIANS HAVE BEEN IN THIS ARTS CLIMATE THE CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM DUE TO THE PANDEMIC CITY MUSEUMS NO HAVE NOT HAD TRAFFIC. THEY GENERALLY SEE BUT MANY FIND THAT NOW IS A GREAT TIME FOR THIS INSTALLATION. BUT WE ARE GOING TO PASS IN THIS PERIOD AND ONE THING WE HAVE DISCOVERED IN THIS PERIOD IS OUTDOOR WALKS ONE OF THE SAFE ACTIVITIES. SO WHAT THE PERFECT WEATHER HAS THIS STAIRCASE OPENING THE ARTS FROM ALL DIRECTIONS TO REUNITE THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN WALNUT HILLS. DOWN THE HILL NO D

Stroll through the Cincinnati Art Museum‘s new Community Wellness Garden

Have you had a stressful day or just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life? Stroll through a new community wellness garden at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Two years into a global pandemic, Cincinnati Art Museum officials say the herb garden was planted with community welfare in mind. The Community Wellbeing Garden is located near the Longworth administration wing and opposite the Isabella sculpture by Jaume Plensa. At the garden you will see beautiful views of the Cincinnati skyline. According to officials at the Cincinnati Art Museum, each herb in the garden has been “purposely selected for its therapeutic and homeopathic properties.” Some of the botanicals include lavender, mint ornamental onion, thyme, yarrow, lemon balm and more. Officials plan to use the plants in recipes at the art museum’s Terrace Café. They hope to add more plants to the garden throughout the year.

Had a stressful day or just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life?

Stroll through a new community wellness garden at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Two years into a global pandemic, officials at the Cincinnati Art Museum say the herb garden was planted with the well-being of the community in mind.

The Community Wellbeing Garden is located near the Longworth administration wing and opposite the Isabella sculpture by Jaume Plensa. At the garden you will see beautiful views of the Cincinnati skyline.

According to officials at the Cincinnati Museum of Art, each herb in the garden has been “purposely selected for its therapeutic and homeopathic properties.” Some of the botanicals include lavender, mint ornamental onion, thyme, yarrow, lemon balm and more.

new wellness community garden

Officials plan to use the plants in recipes at the art museum’s Terrace Café. They hope to add more plants to the garden throughout the year.

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New Direction: Michelson Museum Director Steps Down After 24 Years | Features https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/new-direction-michelson-museum-director-steps-down-after-24-years-features/ Sun, 01 May 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/new-direction-michelson-museum-director-steps-down-after-24-years-features/

Twenty-four years ago, Susan Spears received a call from the board of trustees of the Michelson Museum telling her that she would be taking over as director of the museum.

At the end of next month, Spears will wrap up that trip and hand over to Dinora Harris, the museum’s former director of education.

“I never applied for the job, I was just told I would take over,” Spears said, recalling the call 24 years ago that appointed her to head the museum. “I was unable to attend our board meeting, and so I asked the vice president to sit in my place, and he called me afterwards and said “Well, our manager quit, but the good news is you’re going to be our next manager,” and I was like…wait a minute.”

She eventually agreed to take on the role of acting director, which she says was always intended to be temporary — except it ended up being her job for more than two decades.

“It all happened in the blink of an eye, really,” Spears said.

During her tenure as director, Spears said she was most proud of all she had worked to expand the museum’s collection. When she first stepped into the role of director, the museum was a unique artist’s museum, showcasing work exclusively by its namesake artist Leo Michelson.

“We still have Leo Michelson’s work, of course, but now we have a much wider range of different art and artists,” Spears said.

Today, the museum has 62 different artists in its collection.

“We’re not a buying museum,” Spears explained, “That means everything in our collection is given to us.”

Throughout her tenure as director, Spears oversaw the donation and presentation of hundreds of collections, which she said she always took extreme pleasure in organizing and illuminating.

“Susan is amazing with lighting,” Harris said, “there’s no one who can light up like she can.”

Spears actually discovered her love of lighting even before she started working at the Michelson, becoming passionate about it during her middle and high school years, where she worked in various school plays and productions. .

“My mom had this idea that I would be an actor, so she involved me in a number of plays and other show-type programs,” Spears said, “Well, I found out that I’m had a lot more fun working behind the scenes, and that’s really where I found the dramatic difference the right lighting can make.

Spears brought this natural talent to her work at the museum and said she intends to keep coming back after her retirement to help out and volunteer.

“I mean I started as a volunteer before I even joined the board, which is before I became a director, so it’s good to get back to that,” Spears said.

Spears said she planned for Harris to become manager when she was first officially hired on the team about a year ago.

“I cast her,” Spears said with a laugh, “I knew I wanted her to be the director for a while.”

Harris, on the other hand, said she had no idea when she started working at the museum that she would be offered the position of director.

“I’m excited and excited, but also a little nervous,” Harris said, “Susan has done such an amazing job. But it will be nice to have her around to ask questions again.

Harris said as director she plans to ensure the museum’s annual events continue, such as the regular Day of the Dead celebration, Christmas tree display and art classes. the museum’s annual summer events.

In addition to this, she said she will work to update the museum’s online presence and cataloging system to include a comprehensive list of artists and their individual works so that it is accessible to the public.

Additionally, she said she hopes to help the museum continue to grow its presence in the community, by attending and promoting other arts events hosted by local organizations, as well as promoting local artists.

“Community living is really important to me, and it’s always been really important to my family, too,” Harris said. “I mean, look at me, I’m a Hispanic woman going to be a director of a museum, I want to use that to represent my culture and extend it to the community so everyone feels represented here at Marshall.

Spears will officially retire from her position on May 31 and Harris will take over as director on June 1.

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Art gallery brings new faces to Walter Elwood Museum in Amsterdam (4 Images) – The Daily Gazette https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/art-gallery-brings-new-faces-to-walter-elwood-museum-in-amsterdam-4-images-the-daily-gazette/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 20:32:00 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/art-gallery-brings-new-faces-to-walter-elwood-museum-in-amsterdam-4-images-the-daily-gazette/

AMSTERDAM- Upon entering the Walter Elwood Museum in Amsterdam several years ago, artist Brent Birnbaum felt a connection to the place.

At the time, he was looking for a studio apartment outside of the Rockaway Beach neighborhood in Queens, where he lived.

Birnbaum stumbled upon much more than that at the museum, where he has since not only secured studio space, but also opened a contemporary art gallery called Walter’s.

“A lot of my artwork that I’ve been cultivating for 20 years is about objects and building collections,” Birnbaum said. “So when I first walked in here in 2017, I immediately thought, ‘This is for me. It’s not just by chance.

The museum is a maze of around 20,000 objects, from portraits to mugs to stuffed animals, collected locally and around the world. The collection was started by Walter Elwood, an educator in the Greater Amsterdam School District in the early 1900s. He opened a museum at Fifth Ward School in hopes of bringing items from his travels and trips to other people to students who might not have the opportunity to see the world. The museum has moved several times over the years and is currently located at 100 Church Street in the former Sanford Carpet Mill industrial complex.

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The Walter Gallery opened last year and was born out of a partnership between Birnbaum and the museum, led by general manager Ann Peconie.

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“After the Deluge”, oil on linen by Jeff Wigman, exhibited at Walter. PROVIDED

“He saw a space we had that we used for storage [and] he said it would be a great contemporary gallery,” Peconie said.

Birnbaum had experience running galleries in Rockaway Beach storefronts that had been abandoned due to Hurricane Sandy. The purpose of the galleries was to rebuild the neighborhood while helping artists.

“It was the kind of thing that interested me. something for the community, not just for the artists,” Birnbaum said.

Walter’s has a similar story.
Birnbaum cleaned up the museum’s old storage space, had some display walls installed and painted it over. He also commissioned artist Lauren Clay to design a zine room that functions as a store and exhibition space.

Walter’s began hosting exhibitions last year, featuring artists from the Greater Capital Area and New York area.

“I like finding artists who haven’t had a ton of opportunities yet and I think they deserve them. I like to research artists who are not recognized,” Birnbaum said.

This includes Jeff Wigman and Panayiotis Terzis, whose works will be on display until Sunday when there will be a closing reception from 2-4 p.m.

Wigman is a Troy-based artist whose oil paintings have intense narrative lines that are at times carefully chaotic. His exhibition, titled “The Air We Breathe,” features an eerie painting with skeletons walking hand in hand on a sunny day down a mountainous path. Another work depicts a large ornate tower leaning towards two figures standing near a displaced portable toilet.

Terzis, whose work is featured in the zine room, is a New York-based artist, printer, and publisher. The exhibit at Walter’s is titled “Mega Pan” and includes a wide range of works by Terzis, including gouache paintings, serigraphs on Plexiglas, books and more.

Student showcase
Starting Thursday, Walter’s and the museum will host an exhibition of works by students from the Greater Amsterdam School District.

From Peconia’s perspective, the museum is going back to its roots.

“We are so excited to network with the school district again because this museum was part of the school district for so many, many years because Walter was a teacher,” Peconie said.

The museum once hosted a student showcase, but has not been able to do so for over a decade.

“It’s like the Greater Amsterdam Art Show is coming home,” Peconie said.

For students, seeing their work exhibited in a gallery/museum can have a big impact, according to Donna Marek, longtime art professor at the Marie Curie Institute of Engineering and Communication, who is one of the teachers. involved in the exhibition.

“It’s such a pride for them to show their work to the community and to their parents because they’ve worked so hard at it,” Marek said.
“For us as art teachers, it’s just wonderful to show students’ work, but it’s also important to us that the community understands how important the visual arts are in the world, how many different careers you can get in the arts.”

The show will not necessarily include the work of all students in the district, but it will provide insight into many mediums and projects that students have worked on over the past year.
“It instills that pride in their work and their ability. We want them to gain pride and that’s the most important thing,” said Marek.

There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and the show will continue through Sunday, May 15.

More foot traffic
Since Walter opened, Peconie said it has drawn more people to the museum.
“We meet the kind of people who wouldn’t necessarily come to the museum,” Peconie said.

To get to Walter’s, visitors must first walk through the museum and so even those who come to see the work of Wigman or Terzis end up wandering through the museum, which has around 15 different exhibition halls.

The vastness of the collection piqued Birnbaum’s interest years ago and since learning more about Elwood, he has felt closer to the educator.

“A lot of my artwork that I’ve been cultivating for 20 years is about objects and building collections,” Birnbaum said.

Previously, this included vintage board games, which he deconstructed to create intricate collages. Recently, he collected colorful toilets, which were popular in the mid-1900s, to create a large-scale installation. He also collects Pound Puppies, toys that were popular in the 1980s whose advertisements assumed that children had to save the stuffed dogs.

Peconie sees similarities between the artist and the educator.
“Walter collected a lot of [objects] that didn’t make sense anymore and Brent’s art takes things that don’t make sense anymore and makes them magical. There are a lot of connections between them,” Peconie said.

Birnbaum also created an online presence for Walter’s, with a website and an Instagram account.
“Some people on Instagram will call me Walter because my username is Walter Elwood,” Birnbaum said. “I feel like it’s become a pseudonym for me. And I feel like I’m really honoring what Walter Elwood was doing.

For more information on Walter, visit walters.art or walter_elwood on Instagram. To learn more about the museum, visit walterelwoodmuseum.org.

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Eric Carle Museum Features Acclaimed Artist and Illustrator – Massachusetts Daily Collegian https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/eric-carle-museum-features-acclaimed-artist-and-illustrator-massachusetts-daily-collegian/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 04:07:46 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/eric-carle-museum-features-acclaimed-artist-and-illustrator-massachusetts-daily-collegian/

Highly acclaimed illustrator Wendell Minor reflected on his illustration collection that spans four decades at the Eric Carle Museum

Photo of Wendell Minor courtesy of Wendell Minor

If you walk into a children’s library, the chances of you picking up a book illustrated by Wendell Minor are extremely high, as he designed over 2,000 cover books. On Saturday, Minor spoke about his five decades in the publishing world at the Eric Carle Museum. The most famous children’s books he designed for include “If You Were a Penguin”, “How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow” and “Reach for the Moon”. He also enhanced book covers of well-known texts such as David McCullough’s “Truman”, Pat Conroy’s “The Prince of Tides” and Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

As a teenager, Wendell was drawn to the arts by participating in newspaper and theater. His work ethic was evident then, working multiple jobs to support his artistic education. He delivered newspapers, worked in a slaughterhouse, was a stock boy at a department store, and created displays at local Sears. With this money he went to school and graduated from Ringling College of Art.

Event photo courtesy of Samourra Rene

He published his first artwork at age 22 while working for Hallmark Cards. He had a brief stint in the advertising world before finding out it wasn’t for him. Soon he knew he had found his life’s work when Paul Bacon, one of the most diligent book cover designers of all time, took him under his wing.

Minor expressed his gratitude for being lucky enough to land a job as a Bacon apprentice soon after moving to New York.

“He was my hero as one of the great book cover designers,” Minor said. According to a 2015 article by Alexandra Alter published in The New York Times titled “Paul Bacon, 91, whose covers attracted readers and admirers, is dead”, Bacon designed more than 6,500 covers.

“Working with Paul Bacon has given me enough work for my portfolio and enough confidence to start my own freelance career and I’m grateful for the opportunity he gave me,” said Minor.

Minor conveyed his love of learning and exploration in his works. His writings frequently incorporate elements of history teaching and nature awareness. He brought characters from American history to life by writing biographies. His natural inclination for nature and history has helped him cultivate relationships with many authors with whom he has collaborated, such as Jean Craighead George, Mary Higgins Clark, Robert Burleigh, Buzz Aldrin and his wife Florence.

During his reflection, Minor shared the first drawing he made as a young boy: an image of a robin. Throughout his illustrious career, Minor’s love for animals shines through in his books.

He particularly likes birds, for example. One of his most memorable covers combined his love of history and nature, featuring the biography of Rachel Carson, an American marine biologist, writer, and conservationist. Carson famously informed the public about the decrease in bird population size due to synthetic pesticides in his novel “Silent Spring.” During his reflection, Minor spoke of the same unequivocal passion that Carson had for the importance of preserving nature. “We really take environments for granted and it’s unfortunate that these decades-long conversations haven’t brought about more change,” Minor said.

Picture from Rachel Carson’s book – Rachel Carson


Minor draws inspiration for his work from the painters he studied as well as the natural landscape of his region. This is seen through the narrative and naturalistic style he employs. As an illustrator, he’s a “renaissance guy”; it can do everything from hyper-realistic detailed historical fiction to sweet and light-hearted children’s books that have a sweet and playful aesthetic.

Minor often collaborates with a variety of other writers on a project. They talk about their common hobbies and ideas, and soon an idea for a new book will come to mind.

“I usually develop close working relationships with the authors I collaborate with. We work closely from the initial concept to the final project,” said Minor.

Anita Silvey, author of “Henry Knox”, praises Minor in her book America:

Silvey writes, “Few illustrators today pay as much attention to research as Wendell Minor. In every book he works on, he makes sure to capture every detail.

One of Minor’s most productive collaborations is with fellow author, his wife Florence Minor. They created six picture books together, including: “If You Were A Penguin Book”, “If You Were A Panda”, “Loving Kittens”, and “How To Become A Bigger Bunny & Christmas Tree!” “If You Were a Penguin” was well-received for its easy-to-read-aloud rhymes and bright colors that are perfect for young learners.

The miners donated their final sketches and artwork for “How to Be a Bigger Bunny” to the Eric Carle Museum. This generous donation offers the public a unique opportunity to follow the creative process of an artist. Comparing the sketches and the final paintings gives insight into this process.

Minor’s work has won countless awards from the International Reading Association Smithsonian’s Notable Books for Children and ranked among Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year. In addition to his collection on display at the Eric Carle Museum, Minor’s works are part of the permanent collections of institutions such as the Museum of American Illustration and the Library of Congress.

Samourra René can be reached at [email protected]

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Mountain Home Music and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, in partnership with the Watauga Arts Council, are pleased to announce the inaugural Garden Concert Season https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/mountain-home-music-and-the-blowing-rock-art-history-museum-in-partnership-with-the-watauga-arts-council-are-pleased-to-announce-the-inaugural-garden-concert-season/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 20:19:33 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/mountain-home-music-and-the-blowing-rock-art-history-museum-in-partnership-with-the-watauga-arts-council-are-pleased-to-announce-the-inaugural-garden-concert-season/

Mountain Home Music and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) are pleased to announce a series of concerts in the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, in partnership with the Watauga Arts Council. The concerts in the garden will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Doors will open at 3 p.m. to allow time to enjoy the garden and shop. Each program will feature local arts and crafts vendors curated by the Watauga Arts Council, as well as beer, wine, food, walking tours, garden history and live music:

Saturday, June 4 – The Allen Boys

Sunday July 17 – Todd Wright Quartet

Sunday August 28 – Tray Wellington Band

Sunday, September 18 – Junaluska Gospel Choir

Tickets are $10 for Mountain Home Music and BRAHM members, children under 13, and $15 for the public and are available through blowingrockmuseum.org. Guests should bring a blanket or folding chair. The gardens do not allow dogs, so please leave your four-legged family at home. If the forecast indicates rain, the event will take place at BRAHM, this decision will be made no later than 48 hours before the event and ticket holders will be informed at that time. To learn more about this concert series, to sell or to volunteer, visit watauga-arts.org/concerts-in-the-gardens.

Daniel Boone’s Native Gardens contain an exceptional collection of over 200 varieties of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Willard Watson, Director of Program and Outreach at BRAHAM, said: “Daniel Boone’s Native Gardens will provide a stunning backdrop for the concert series, and the museum and Mountain Home Music are grateful to the Watauga Arts Council. for their partnership and for providing a diverse mix. talented local artists as well as for their coordination of food and drink vendors for the series.

These concerts were funded by foundation grants administered by the Watauga County Arts Council, a designated county partner of the NC Arts Council. Additional funding provided by the Watauga Economic Development Commission. Many thanks to NC arts and Watauga EDC for supporting the arts.

Courtesy of Mountain Home Music by Joe Shannon.

The Allen Boys
Todd Wright Quartet
Wellington Strip Tray
Junaluska Gospel Choir

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The Museum of Modern Art and the Neue Galerie jointly acquire Käthe Kollwitz’s self-portrait before the MoMA… https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/the-museum-of-modern-art-and-the-neue-galerie-jointly-acquire-kathe-kollwitzs-self-portrait-before-the-moma/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 23:45:42 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/the-museum-of-modern-art-and-the-neue-galerie-jointly-acquire-kathe-kollwitzs-self-portrait-before-the-moma/
Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945). Self-portrait from the front. 1904. Lithograph, sheet: 18 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. (48 x 33.8cm). Publisher: Unpublished. Printer: probably the artist. Edition: one of 12 known copies. The Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Neue Galerie, NY

The Museum of Modern Art and the Neue Galerie New York jointly acquired Self-Portrait in Front (1904) by Käthe Kollwitz, one of the most extraordinary self-portraits made at the beginning of the 20th century.

Christophe Cherix, Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at MoMA’s Robert Lehman Foundation, said: “Käthe Kollwitz’s legacy weighs heavily on the 20th and 21st centuries. Executed in 1904, at the start of the artist’s remarkable life, Autoportrait en face is both a monument to the history of engraving and a work that speaks as much of his time as of ours. We are thrilled to have this exemplary work enter the MoMA collection and excited to present it to the public at MoMA this spring, where it will be installed in our newly renovated fifth-floor collection galleries.

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945) was born in the Prussian town of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). She initially trained as a painter, but soon turned to drawing and printmaking, which she considered the most effective mediums for social criticism. (She also worked occasionally in sculpture.) Active in Germany from the 1890s to the 1930s—a period marked by the first wave of feminism, the social ills brought about by industrialization, and the political upheavals of the two world wars—Kollwitz used her work to confront the injustices of her time from a woman’s perspective, and to affirm the female perspective as a necessary and powerful agent for change. Along with motherhood and the working class, self-portraiture was an important recurring theme in her work; she used it as a vital form of self-affirmation and self-interrogation.

Kollwitz was 37 when she created Self-Portrait Opposite and, against all odds for a female artist and printmaker, she had become one of Germany’s most acclaimed artists, renowned for her painstakingly intricate and extraordinarily textured prints and for the deep compassion with which she approached her subjects. She underlined her artistic ambitions in this self-portrait by taking a virtuoso approach to color etching and presenting herself in a powerfully assertive frontal pose. Only 12 prints of this lithograph are known, and they were created in a few different color variations; this example is remarkable for the depth and subtlety of its hues. The artist used a red-brown pencil to shape the features of her face, a dark blue wash to frame her head dramatically, and an ocher shade to give subtle, vibrant depth. Joining 34 other prints by Kollwitz in MoMA’s collection, Self-Portrait En Face is one of the few works Kollwitz created in color; after 1905, she restricted her palette to black and white.

As part of the spring collection rotation that will end on May 28, 2022, the work is now on display in Gallery 504, alongside Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in Her Raised Left Hand (1907) by the German artist Paula Modersohn-Becker. Another rare and iconic self-portrait by a woman artist of the early modern period, Modersohn-Becker’s painting was also jointly acquired by MoMA and the Neue Galerie in 2017.

The acquisition was supported at MoMA by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Endowment for Prints and a gift from Jack Shear, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Alice and Tom Tisch (in honor of Marlene Hess), Kathy and Richard S Fuld, Jr., Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Maud I. Welles, Ronnie Heyman (in honor of Marlene Hess), and Carol and Morton Rapp; and to the Neue Galerie by a gift from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder.

Additionally, MoMA plans to organize and present a major exhibition of Kollwitz’s work in the future, and will publish an accompanying scholarly catalog.

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The Trenton City Museum’s annual Ellarslie Open Juried Art Show invites artists to submit their work through May 12 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/the-trenton-city-museums-annual-ellarslie-open-juried-art-show-invites-artists-to-submit-their-work-through-may-12/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 04:35:23 +0000 https://southeasternquiltmuseum.com/the-trenton-city-museums-annual-ellarslie-open-juried-art-show-invites-artists-to-submit-their-work-through-may-12/

The Trenton City Museum’s annual juried art exhibition Ellarslie Open invites artists to submit work until May 12 via its online call for art. Walter Wickiser, from the Wickiser Gallery in New York, will be the jury for the 2022 exhibition. Artists can submit up to six works, with a maximum of two in one of the 10 main judging categories. Full instructions, timeline and entry link can be found at ellarslie.org. The top prize, Best In Show Overall, comes with a $1,000 prize. Best In Show in 2021 was awarded to Mikhail Gubin from New York.

Showcasing contemporary works by established and emerging artists from across the region and beyond, the Ellarslie Open has become the region’s first annual juried exhibition since its inception in 1983. In 2021, out of 619 entries, it exhibited 136 various works of art by artists. from greater Trenton, through New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, and beyond. The 2022 exhibition will open on June 25 and will remain on view until October 2. Details of exhibition events will be announced.

Walter Wickiser’s career as an art dealer officially began in 1990 in Soho, NY, when he became the first gallery director to come to the United States from mainland China. This led him to establish his primary direction as a gallery director to exhibit works by American and Asian-American painters, as well as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean artists. Wickiser Gallery’s goal is to create a visual dialogue between different cultures and remind viewers of the ability of art to transcend cultural boundaries.

Since 1993, Wickiser Gallery has worked with the US State Department and the Art for Embassies program. Wickiser artists have exhibited at US embassies in Seoul, Moscow, Manila, Qatar, Bucharest, and Cypress, to name a few. Since 2003, Wickiser Gallery has exhibited at dozens of international art fairs, including Art Aspen, Art Busan, Art Hamptons, Art Miami, Art on Paper, Art Toronto, Houston Fine Art Fair, LA Art Show and the Seattle Art Fair.

Wickiser Gallery has received numerous reviews in ArtNews, Art In America, Art and Antiques, The Washington Post, The Tampa Bay Times, and The Huffington Post. The works of several of its artists have been exhibited in American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art and the New Britain Museum of American Art.

The Trenton City Museum is housed in the Ellarslie Mansion, an 1848 Italianate villa in the heart of Trenton’s historic Cadwalader Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Ongoing and rotating exhibits explore Trenton’s history and culture and showcase contemporary regional fine art. The opening hours of the museum are Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations in support of the museum’s mission and programs are appreciated. Visit ellarslie.org.

For more information about Ellarslie Open 39, visit ellarslie.org or contact exhibitions@ellarslie.org or 609-989-1191.

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