All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ A converted dairy farm, Lexington Farm, built in Reading, Vermont, in the early 1800s, has been converted to a gallery space by Hall Art Foundation. For the inaugural installation, work by Georg Baselitz, A.R. Penck, Neil Jenney, and Edward Burtynsky will be presented. Contact the foundation for event information. A complete Website is forthcoming.
✦ Save the Date: The Fifth Annual JRA Day, a craft artist exhibition and sale, sponsored by James Renwick Alliance, is December 1. Its location is the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase. Jewelry, wood, fiber, ceramics, glass, mixed media, photography, and cards will be featured during the event. Images by medium and artist name are here. All the artists are members of the Alliance. Admission is free.
James Renwick Alliance on FaceBook
✦ A highlight every fall, the 25th Annual Washington Craft Show comes to Washington, D.C.'s Walter E. Washington Convention Center November 16-18. Preview attending fine craft artists, by medium, here.
Washington Craft Show on FaceBook
✦ Fall means the holidays are approaching. It's not too early to think about gift-giving. If the beautiful work available at JRA Day or Washington Craft Show is beyond your wallet, consider Transformational Threads, where you'll find limited editions of exquisite custom hand-embroidery produced exclusively for Transformational Threads by Vietnamese artisans. These are unique, entirely hand-made works of art, ready to frame and offered at extremely affordable prices (from $175 to $365, plus state sales tax and handling/insurance/shipping).
Transformational Threads on FaceBook
Seen at upper right: Peacock (Crimson) © by Judith HeartSong. This image was licensed by Transformational Threads and recreated in thread for Transformational Threads. Other recreations in embroidery include Koi by Nuch Owen and Waikiki Gold and Nerium Oleander by Jennifer Kassing-Bradley.
✦ Save the Date: Next March, in New York City, Seth Apter joins Roxanne Evans Stout and Elizabeth Wix in presenting a two-day workshop titled "The Need to Tell Stories". A series of art-related exercises and activities will culminate in creation of a hand-made book.
Knowing Seth, I can say unequivocally you'll have a wonderful time.
The Workshop is limited to 10 participants, so don't delay in signing up. For details, go here.
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ At the Society of Illustrators, New York City, you'll find "The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration", on view through December 22. The annual exhibit features "the year's best" children's books, all selected by a jury of illustrators, art directors, editors, and experts in the field. Some 139 books are being exhibited this fall, including Gold Medal winner The Conductor (Chronicle Books) by Laetitia Devernay. The list of featured artists is here.
✭ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, continues its exhibit of "Lynda Benglis: Figures". On view through January 2, the exhibition features four large-scale wall hangings of cast aluminum.
Lynda Benglis on Art21
SCADMOA on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ In Richmond, Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is showing "Gesture: Judith Godwin and Abstract Expressionism", running through January 27. The exhibition features 15 works spanning the career of the New York-based painter, a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. The university has mounted 25 paintings from the 1950s and 1960s for "Judith Godwin: Early Abstractions", showing through December 9. A catalogue is available.
VCU Exhibition Checklist (pdf with images)
Walter Robinson, "Judith Godwin: Now We're Ready", ARTnet Magazine, December 13, 2010
Paul Ryan, "Reading the Paintings of Judith Godwin", The Mary Baldwin College Magazine, Fall 1998
VFMA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
VCU Anderson Gallery on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
Anderson Gallery Blog
✭ The art of figurative painter Frank Moore is on view through December 8 at New York University's Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library. Included in "Toxic Beauty: The Art Frank Moore" are some 35 major paintings, more than 50 works on paper (gouches, prints, drawings), maquettes, sketchbooks, notebooks, storyboards, films, source materials, and ephemera. Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue including excerpts from Moore's writings and highlighting previously unpublished archival material culled from the Frank Moore Papers housed at Fales Library.
Moore died of AIDS in 2002, age 48; he was an activist and founding member of Visual AIDS and involved in the creation of the red AIDS ribbon. This press release offers additional information about Moore and the exhibition.
Selection of Exhibition Images
Kristina Bogos, "Late Artist Frank Moore's Work Delves Into Health and Environment", Washington Square News, September 6, 2012
Hilarie Sheets, "Frank Moore's Full Impact: Q+A with David Leiber", Art in America, August 23, 2012
Frank Moore Profile at Gesso Foundation and New York Times Obituary
Images of Frank Moore Work at Sperone Westwater
Fales Library on FaceBook and Twitter
Fales Library Blog
✭ Sol LeWitt is the subject of "The Well-Tempered Grid" at the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, continuing through December 9. The show, described as the first to focus on LeWitt's use of the grid, presents 65 works on loan from the LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut, and a selection of LeWitt's artist's books from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
On November 1, "LeWitticisms", an evening of music and contemporary dance inspired by LeWitt wall drawings, will be offered at MASS MoCA, in North Adams, where "Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective" is ongoing. Download an exhibition guide (pdf) and an iTunes podcast about the latter. Detailed information about the wall drawings and time-lapse videos are found here. The museum has published with Yale University Press Sol LeWitt: 100 Views and Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonne (go here for information).
WCMA on FaceBook
MASS MoCA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
MASS MoCA Blog