Friday, March 30, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Tomorrow, March 31, is Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Day. Help celebrate it!

✦ An extraordinary resource of 14,500 Kodachrome color slides is housed in the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection at Indiana University. Thanks to digital technology, the collection is available to view online by year (1938-1969), geographic location, subject, and genre, or via Cushman's notebooks. See this slideshow of 120 images for highlights from the collection, which documents a cross-section of everyday urban America, including inner-city storefronts and industrial landscapes, as well as Cushman's travels in Western Europe and the Middle East.

✦ Lucy R. Lippard, author of 21 books on contemporary art and cultural criticism will lecture April 9 at the Center for Creative Photography, School of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson. Lippard is part of this year's lecture series, "Present as Future: Science, Technology and the Visual Arts", which has also included Helen and Newton Harrison, Matthew Coolidge, and Josiah McElheny.

✦ The UK-based Art Barter, launched in 2009 by curators Lauren Jones and Alix Janta, encourages the trading of art for goods and services and serves as a platform for exchange between artists and the public.

Art Barter on FaceBook and Twitter

Closer to home in New York City, Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Tony and Grammy award-winner, hip-hop artist Roxanne Shante, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and other artists and arts and philanthropic groups are partnering with Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx on "Lincoln Art Exchange", a program that allows artists in any discipline to exchange their creative services for medical care, including doctor visits, prescription drug coverage, and diagnostic screening and testing. Artists who enroll in the program receive 40 credits, the equivalent of $40, for each hour of artistic activity performed at a hospital event or for a department within the hospital; the credits are exchangeable for an equal value in health care services.

Playbill Article About Lincoln Art Exchange

✦ Looking for contemporary art? The online Artspace might be one place to start. Launched in March 2011, Artspace users have the opportunity to purchase contemporary artists' work directly from artists' studios, commercial galleries, and various cultural institutions (list of partners). Private sales are made available to members only.

Artspace Blog

✦ American woodcut artist Lynd Ward (1905-1985) is the subject of a new documentary O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward, from Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217Films. Here's the 10:22-minute trailer for the film, which premiered March 8 at Connecticut's New Britain Museum of American Art. (My thanks to the Library of America's Reader's Alamanac blog, where I first saw the trailer.)

Lynd Ward, Six Novels in Woodcuts, The Library of America

Lynd Ward: A Centennial Appreciation (This includes images from Georgetown University's Ward collection. Also see Lynd Ward as Illustrator.)

217Films Press Release

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Mixed media artist and photographer Seth Apter is exhibiting at The Gallery Link in Ellenville, New York, in the Hudson Valley, through April 23. His "The Pulse of Mixed Media" is Apter's first solo exhibition and includes more than 20 new works. If you're in the area, don't miss the show; Apter's a wonderful artist. He's also just published The Pulse of Mixed Media (North Light Books) in which he profiles more than 100 artists, uncovering their secrets and passions. Learn more about Apter from this enjoyable interview at Art and Soul Radio. Apter has planned a series of book-related online events, including an 11-day blog tour (see Apter's blog or FaceBook page for details), and will be traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada to promote his book. His stops include an April appearance at This Way Up Arts Salon, hosted by Judith HeartSong at her gallery/studio space in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Seth Apter's The Altered Page (Blog)

Seth Apter Art & Photography on Tumblr

Seth Apter on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ Opening tomorrow at Richmond's Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is "Making History: 20th Century African American Art". A collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University's Museum Studies graduate program, the exhibition showcases paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from artists associated with Barnett Aden Gallery (1943 to 1969). Works by Elizabeth Catlett are prominent in the show, which will be up through June 10.

✭ Continuing until June 10 is "Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown", comprising 22 narrative silkscreen prints based on Lawrence's gouache paintings from 1941, now found at Detroit Institute of Arts. The screenprints, created in 1977, were acquired in 1995 by the Washington State Arts Commission for its State Art Collection. Go here to view images of all 22 of these marvelous artworks.

✭ More than 100 famous artworks from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City are on view through April 29 in "Picasso to Warhol" at Atlanta's High Museum of Art. Highlighting 14 modern masters, the show includes work by Louise Bourgeois, Romare Bearden, Jasper Johns, Constantin Brancusi, and Giorgio de Chirico. An ArtClix app is available to explore the exhibition by smartphone. (Note: Tickets are required to see the exhibition.) Here's the preview video:

High Museum on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ In Miami, an exhibition of recent acquisitions of the Miami Art Museum collection are on view through May 6. Among the featured artists in "Restless" are Morris Louis, Fred Wilson, Robin Rhode, Nicolas Lobo, and George Sanchez-Calderon

MAM also has mounted "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl", exploring how visual art and music intersect and influence one another. Among the sculptures, installations, drawings, paintings, photography, video, sound work, and performance pieces are works by Ed Ruscha, Carrie Mae Weems, William Cordova, and Dario Robleto. (Bios and other resources for all the artists exhibited are available; go here.) The mixed media group exhibition continues through June 10. Thereafter, it travels to Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, where it opens July 14.

The Record Website

MAM on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube


Laura said...

Maureen, you make my world bigger, did you know that? Thank you. These links are such a gift.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing all this good stuff. i'm having a look at artspace.