All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ A special "Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition" has gone on view at the Katzen Arts Center at American University Museum. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the August 1945 bombings of Japan during World War II, the exhibition features just 20 artifacts recovered from debris and six of 15 extraordinary, large folding screens, created over 32 years by 1995 Nobel Prize nominees Iri (1912-2000) and Toshi Maruki (1901-1995) and depicting the horrific consequences of the attacks.
1985 Artbook on the Panels
Also included are Hiroshima Children's Drawings, created in the 20th Century at All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington, D.C. See the trailer for the documentary Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard and images.
The exhibition continues through August 16.
✦ Thirty emerging artists and scholars in their early or mid-careers are selected each year for the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome. Requirements and applications for the Rome Prize are on the academy's Website. The deadline is November 1, 2015. For a quick overview, see the FAQs. The visual arts are just one of nearly a dozen disciplines in which awards are made.
✦ The National Gallery of Canada offers a wide range of excellent content in its online magazine, including exhibition news, artist interviews, studio visits, photo galleries, book and film recommendations, and other art-related goings-on. The magazine covers not only NGC but also Art Gallery of Alberta, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and Winnipeg Art Gallery.
✦ Don't miss out on the excellent artist profiles on the blog of Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, Maryland. Recent features in "Artists Beyond Our Doors" have introduced assemblage and installation artist Judith Pratt, multimedia artist Fierce Sonia, painter Anne Marchand, and printmaker Gina Louthian-Stanley.
✦ Multidisciplinary artist Fanny Allie recently was named one of eight artists to watch during Bushwick Open Studios 2015. See her needle series and embroidery on fabric.
Bushwick Open Studies on FaceBook
✦ A new series, The Artful Project, from Anthropologie recently launched online. First up: Maine artist Tessa Greene O'Brien, co-founder of Portland Mural Initiative. This short shows O'Brien painting in Congress Square Park.
Philanthropie: The Artful Project from Anthropologie on Vimeo.
Portland Mural Initiative on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ Ceramics by Christine Nofchissey McHorse are on view through the end of the month at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, part of the Institute of American Indian Arts. A survey and traveling exhibition, "Dark Light" presents work from 1997 to today. McHorse's abstract black vessels, flecked with mica, are gorgeous and masterfully created. See images at the exhibition title link above.
An illustrated monograph accompanies the exhibition.
✭ Opening today at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is "Petals and Pop", a summer floral celebration that continues through July 31.
✭ Photographs by Jill Brody are on view at North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks. Continuing through August 26, the exhibition, "Hidden in Plain Sight" features 36 large-scale images of daily life as experienced by Montana's Liberty Country Hutterites. Brody shot the photographs, which number in the hundreds, over four years during her visits to Montana. The images encompass children at play, the community gathered for meals, harvesting, and at prayer.
✭ The Art Institute of Chicago has mounted the first major exhibition since 1998 of work by Los Angeles-based sculptor Charles Ray. Featured in "Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014", the exhibition, which runs through October 4, presents 19 works. Co-organized with Kunstmuseum Basel, the show's only venue in the United States is ARTIC. Four new sculptures are featured. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition. A number of gallery talks and lectures are among exhibition-related events.
✭ Continuing through July 19 at Alexandria, Virginia's Athenaeum Gallery is "Saturate", a group show of work by Stephen Estrada, Abby Kasonik, Hannele Lahti, Eve Stockton, and Thomas Teasley. The works on view include paintings, woodblock prints, photography, and video. On July 9, multimedia artist Teasley, who is also an instrumentalist, will demonstrate in a one-time installation sound as manipulated, inspired, and created with water; the live piece will involve electronic percussion, flutes, ancient drums, water gongs and bells, and prerecorded ambient sound.