Friday, October 1, 2010

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

Vassar Club of Washington, D.C., FilmFest

The Sixth Annual Washington, D.C., FilmFest 2010 will take place October 22 and 23 at the Letelier Theatre (3251 Prospect Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007). 

The festival program includes screenings of  What Goes Up, written and co-produced by Robert Lawson; Crude: The Real Price of Oil, executive-produced by Bobby Friedman; the short Still Here, directed by Alex Camilleri; Nothing Special, produced by Mary Jo Agresta Du Prey; and Lychee Thieves, directed by Vassar assistant professor of film Kathleen Man. Excluding Kathleen Man, the individuals mentioned are all graduates of Vassar College. (Disclosure: I am a Vassar graduate, Class of 1975.)

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ The international premiere exhibition of "The SCAR Project", David Jay's stunningly beautiful large-scale portrait photography of young breast cancer survivors, opens on Thursday, October 14, and will be on view through Sunday, October 17, at OpenHouse Gallery (201 Mulberry Street) in New York City. Opening night is a benefit for Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong Foundation.

The exhibition poster pictured here is used with David Jay's permission.

David Jay's The SCAR Project Book will be available for sale during the exhibition.

Ticket information and events, including a Gallery Walk with David Jay,  are here.

The Scar Project on FaceBook

A feature about the project is available at Fractured Atlas. A video slideshow is here.

✭ On view at Noyes Museum of Art, in New Jersey, is "Jacob Landau: Artist and Humanist". Landau, who died in 2001, was a graphic artist, illustrator, printmaker, and painter lauded for a "humanist" approach to art. The exhibition at the Noyes, which continues through January 2, 2011, presents work from the Monmouth University College collection of prints, drawings, and paintings. A gallery talk with Dr. David Herrstrom, president of the Jacob Landau Institute, is scheduled for October 5 at 11:00 a.m. Six virtual galleries of Landau's work may be viewed online, beginning here.

In conjunction with the show at the Noyes, the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is exhibiting Landau's The Holocaust Suite, images of which may be viewed here. Dr. Herrstrom will speak about the exhibit on October 5 at 3:00 p.m.

✭ "Srebrenica" opens October 8 at Noyes Museum of Art and continues through January 16, 2011. Offered in conjunction with Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College, the show includes mixed media photo assemblages by Jehanne van Woerkom that pay homage to the losses experienced during the Srebrenica Massacre of 1995. An artist talk is planned for October 14, at 6:30 p.m. An article about Woerkom's work in a refugee camp is here

✭ Maryland's nonprofit Baltimore Clayworks is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a number of wonderful shows, including "Body and Soul", which opens tomorrow and continues through November 13. Among the more than two dozen artists whose figurative ceramic sculptures will be on view are Crista Ames, Marilyn Andrews, Lori Doolittle, Liz Bryant, Jill Bell, and Sean Erwin. The show's curator is Arthur Gonzalez.

A brief feature about Baltimore Clayworks appears in the October/November issue of American Craft.

Jennifer Falck Linssen, "Point Break"
Katagami-style Hand-carved Paper Sculpture with Stitching
© 2009 Jennifer Falck Linssen

✭ The exhibition "Between the Lines: The Katagami Sculpture of Jennifer Falck Linssen" continues at the Springfield (Missouri) Art Museum through November 15. Linssen uses an ancient Japanese paper "carving" technique — katagami — to create contemporary 3-D sculptures of exquisite line and delicacy. She also combines that technique with more traditional basketry and metalsmithing techniques to produce beautiful 3-D forms from the hand-carved paper stencils. The show includes both pedestal and low-relief wall pieces. 

"Point Break" (see image above) is part of Linssen's "Wave & Water" katagami series, which also includes "Fire & Emotion", "Earth", and "Wind". To more of Linssen's extraordinary work: "Shoji" series and drawings and carved studies.

For more about katagami, go here and here. Susanna Kuo wrote a book on the subject, Katagami: Japanese Textile Stencils in the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum.

✭ In New Haven, Connecticut, Creative Arts Workshop opens its "42nd Annual Celebration of American Craft" on October 30. The juried exhibition and sale, which runs through December 24, will feature work by more than 300 artists working in glass, ceramics, fiber, wood, and other media. An online photo gallery of selected work is here.

And a reminder! Images Without Borders is presenting its premiere exhibition tomorrow night, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Shop of the Two Sisters in New Orleans. The show will offer images from world-class photographers who work all over the world. All profits from sales, minus printing costs, go directly to Doctors Without Borders.


M.L. Gallagher said...

So many sights and things to see!

So much richness to take in.

You are such a treasure!

Deborah Barlow said...

Some very provocative and interesting alerts here Maureen. Thanks for this.

katdish said...

Where do you find all these things? The Scar Project poster is so compelling and honest. Really moving.

Jingle said...

enlightening post!