Friday, March 21, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ The "Small Works" fundraising auction featuring work by artist-members of International Arts Movement takes place in New York City on Wednesday, April 23. The event will be held during the "Ruby Garden Dreams" event with T.S. Poetry Press. Proceeds from the auction, which represents an opportunity to add quality, affordable small artworks to your collection, benefit IAM programming. Details.

IAM on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Francine Mary Netter has published Medicine's Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter (Quinnipiac University Press, 2013), the famous medical education illustrator who was the author's father. The biography draws on Netter's own autobiographical notes, personal correspondence, and private files; published work and work in public archives; and more than 100 interviews. The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is in North Haven, Connecticut.

Frank H. Netter Profile

Netter Images

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations (The CIBA Collection or "Green Book"): Video

Medicine's Michelangelo on FaceBook

✦ This archive of 14,000 free images should go a long way toward satisfying any Francophile's interest in the French Revolution. (My thanks to Open Culture for the link.)

✦ I first came across the sculpted figures of Virgile Ittah in a slideshow in the British newspaper The Telegraph. Her work, which "explores the notion of isolation, nostalgia and the impossibility of return" from exile, is haunting. Ittah is part of an exhibition. "New Order II: British Art Today", at London's Saatchi Gallery; the show concludes March 23. Ittah will be exhibiting in "La Selection 2014" at Salon de Montrouge April 30 - May 28.

✦ This 9-minute video spotlights the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ From April 4 to May 16, the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, D.C., will present "Alchemical Vessels". The 2014 event will showcase more than 100 artists, including Victor Ekpuk, Sean Hennessey, Laurel Lukaszewski, Erwin Timmers, Novie Trump, and Ellyn Weiss — all well-known in the D.C. area — selected by 20 curators, among them Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Michael O'Sulllivan of The Washington Post, Adah Rose, and Tim Tate. A ticketed benefit will be held May 2, at which time each ticket holder will select an artwork in the order he or she purchased a ticket online. Previews of 2014 vessels in process may be found on the gallery's FaceBook page.

Here's a brief introduction:

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery on Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr

✭ Paintings, mixed media, and photographs by artists Katherine Ace, David Kroll, Bruno Surdo, and Sergio Fasola are featured in "Modern Metaphors", running through May 4 at Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois. Though the artworks' content is contemporary, the techniques are Old World. A series of education programs for children is scheduled.

RAM on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The installation "At World's End —The Story of a Shipwreck: Works by Diane KW" continues through April 27 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Diane KW is a ceramist who carves her own hand-built pieces, creating designs that she envisions as objects one might see "in a garden, in a shop, on the street — fragments of memories reinterpreted"; she uses no drawings, pre-plans, or templates, instead spontaneously etching and then carving her clay. Before becoming a full-time artist, she was a neurologist and epidemiologist. This museum show, which traveled from Groninger Museum, features her ceramic transfers (texts and images) on procelain shards recovered from the shipwreck of the Geldermalsen in 1752. See the link Installed at Diane KW's Website. Additional information is available at "Diane KW: Pushing the Ceramics Envelope with Spam and Shards" on the museum's blog. Diane KW's work is beautifully realized.

Diane KW at Hawaii Craftsmen and Na Pua Gallery

The Geldermalsen Wreck at National Museum of Australia (Collections) and Wreck 

Honolulu Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

Honolulu Museum Blog

✭ Wisconsin glass sculptor Beth Lipman is featuring her extraordinary Sideboard with Blue China in the exhibition "Beth Lipman: Precarious Possessions", on view through April 13 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Heralded as one of America's most important glass artists, Lipman's work is being shown for the first time in Wisconsin and subsequently will go on a national tour.

Beth Lipman, Sideboard with Blue China, 2013
Glass, Wood, Paint, Glue, and Light
© Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman Profiles at ArtBabbleCraft in America, Corning Museum of Glass, Claire Oliver Gallery, PBS, Museum of Glass and Kansas City Public Media (You'll find videos at some of these links.)

MoWA on FaceBook and Twitter

Notable Exhibitions Abroad

✭ On March 31, Tate Britain will place on view its 2014 commission by sculptor Phyllida Barlow. The work will be shown through October 19.

Also see the item about Virgile Ittah in the Spotlights above.

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