All Art Friday
Have Art, Will Travel
The nonprofit organization International Arts & Artists, founded in 1995, offers a Traveling Exhibitions Service that mounts fine art exhibitions at large and small museums and cultural institutions in the United States and abroad. IA&A staff assist with conceiving an exhibition, planning and loan procurement, venue selection, and transportation.
Currently available exhibitions include works on paper, paintings, sculpture, photography, fine craft, architecture and design, and decorative arts. Go here to view offerings in each of these categories. A few are fully booked; others are in development stage.
The Hillyer Art Space, IA&S on-site gallery, serves the Washington, D.C., area arts community.
IA&A has three cultural exchange programs, including the ArtBridge program that creates opportunities for American and Iranian artists and arts professionals; offers print and Web design services through the IA&A Design Studio; and publishes art catalogues.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ In the Vision Project Gallery of the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, "Matterings", site-specific installation work by Rose Simpson of Santa Clara Pueblo, is on view through January 2, 2011.
Go here to see a video in which Simpson talks growing up in a home of artists; her mother is figurative potter Roxanne Swentzell (also see this site). A brief profile of Simpson and a slideshow are offered on Santa Fe's Convention & Visitors Bureau site.
✭ The Museum of Wisconsin Art, in West Bend, is presenting through November 7, "Here at Last! African American Artists Who Teach at Wisconsin Colleges, Universities and Schools". The show recognizes contemporary artists who have made a commitment to be artists in a state with a historically small African American community. Among the artists featured is Brad Bernard (see image below).
Brad Bernard, Abel Body Blues, Acrylic Collage, 2009
© Brad Anthony Bernard
The museum also is presenting through November 7 a show of the narrative paintings of Francisco X. Mora of Milwaukee.
✭ Artist Sandy Gellis' "River Stories", an installation depicting the Connecticut River in words, images, and rock, sediment, and water samples, is on view at Vermont's Brattleboro Museum & Art Center through October 24. Selected images from the show are here.
✭ More than 100 European and American prints from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts are featured in "In Your Dreams: 500 Years of Imaginary Prints", on view through January 2, 2011. Among the most significant selections: Durer's "The Four Horseman" of The Apocalyse, a series of woodcuts; Piranesi's Prisons; Goya's Los Proverbios; and Odilon Redon's Temptation of St. Anthony. Works by Chagall, Picasso, and Miro also are offered.
Franciso Goya, A Way of Flying, c. 1816
Etching, Aquatint, and Drypoint on Wove Paper
✭ Francesca DiMattio's Banquet, a commission consisting of five large-scale canvasses, hangs in the foyer of Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art and remains on view through August 14, 2011. A portion of a "panels discussion" with the New York-based painter by The Boston Globe's art critic Sebastian Smee is here. Also see "Francesca DiMattio To Create New Installation for ICA's Art Wall", which includes a large image of one of DiMattio's paintings. Additional views of DiMattio's work may be seen here.