Posts Tagged 'painting'

‘Art in the Park’ expected to shine this year

‘Art in the Park’ expected to shine this year

VACI Partners and the artists included in the Art in the Park sale are doing an anti-rain dance this year. And this is not just because of how rainy the past two weeks have been; rather, during last year’s art sale, it rained so hard even the fused glass under Wendy Cohen’s tent got wet and Sean Huntington lost one of his watercolor paintings.

Artist Auerbach honors late husband with lecture sponsorship

Artist Auerbach honors late husband with lecture sponsorship

According to artist and Chautauquan Rita Argen Auerbach, people learn about civilizations through their music and their art.

What, then, will future people say about the civilization of Chautauqua?

There will certainly be no shortage of material to analyze, as artists such as Auerbach always seem to find inspiration on the grounds.

Today, Sherry Turkle’s 10:45 a.m. lecture is sponsored by Auerbach.

“When my husband passed away, I decided to invest in his philosophy of education — an educator himself — by responding to the opportunity to support a lectureship series,” Auerbach said. “I feel this is a token for him and a dedication to him, a tribute to his lifelong appreciation of knowledge.”

‘Monuments’ brings energy and animation to 55th Annual

‘Monuments’ brings energy and animation to 55th Annual

Though some of her co-workers may not know it, Chautauqua’s digital communications manager is moonlighting — as an artist.

If they didn’t know, they now do, thanks to Leslie Mathis’ painting “Monuments,” featured in the “55th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art,” which closed Thursday.

Mathis grew up just a few miles away from Chautauqua in Cassadaga, N.Y., and worked at the Athenaeum Hotel during college, when she studied illustration at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She moved back a year and a half ago from Virginia and is eager to settle down somewhere, to send her 4-year-old son, Sam, to preschool and to start getting back into the arts community.

Manalo demystifies the artist’s studio

Manalo demystifies the artist’s studio

Isabel Manalo wants to give professional artists the opportunity to be students again.

With her online journal, The Studio Visit (TSV), Manalo and her team produce short documentary films about artists’ studios, provide professional development consultations, organize curatorial projects and host critique sessions based on those in university art courses.

“I’m very passionate about critique,” Manalo said. “Of anything that comes out of an art program, the best thing you can have is that critical constructive feedback.”