Art exhibition – 911 Gallery http://911gallery.org/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 17:25:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://911gallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-28T144735.431-150x150.png Art exhibition – 911 Gallery http://911gallery.org/ 32 32 81C Presents Steve Counselman Solo Art Exhibit, Opening Saturday https://911gallery.org/81c-presents-steve-counselman-solo-art-exhibit-opening-saturday/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 17:25:22 +0000 https://911gallery.org/81c-presents-steve-counselman-solo-art-exhibit-opening-saturday/ Image from “St. Thomas Golgatha, Cityscapes” by Steve Counselman. (Courtesy 81C) Steve Counselman’s new exhibition “St. Thomas Golgatha, Cityscapes” opens Saturday and features new paintings by an acclaimed Charlotte Amalie-based artist. Reception hours are 5 p.m. to midnight, with a lawyer on site at 81C everywhere. Free drinks served. Charlotte Amalie-based artist Steve Counselman has […]]]>
Image from “St. Thomas Golgatha, Cityscapes” by Steve Counselman. (Courtesy 81C)

Steve Counselman’s new exhibition “St. Thomas Golgatha, Cityscapes” opens Saturday and features new paintings by an acclaimed Charlotte Amalie-based artist.

Reception hours are 5 p.m. to midnight, with a lawyer on site at 81C everywhere. Free drinks served.

Charlotte Amalie-based artist Steve Counselman has produced a curious new collection of cityscapes featuring both familiar territory and worldly poetry. These paintings, primarily depicting sunsets over Charlotte Amalie, reflect bold creative license, spiritual homage, and homage to a wonderful old town. This collection of artwork evokes equal parts urban, tropical and biblical themes.

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Steve Counselman. (Courtesy of 81C)

Whether or not one believes in the divinity of Christ Jesus, there is no denying the impact he had on humanity. The Bible teaches that the union or Spirit between God and mankind was severed with Adam and Jesus came to restore that bond. For this, Jesus was constantly harassed and forced to flee, and eventually put to death. It was Jesus who chose the time and place to sacrifice himself by crucifixion between two thieves. It wasn’t “Jesus Christ Superstar” 2000 years ago. It was the brutality of the Roman conquerors as well as the Jewish high priests who viewed Jesus as a heretic and a threat to their dogmatic beliefs and way of life that prevailed at the time. According to Jewish custom, the Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday and all work must be completed by this time. That’s why the legs were broken on the two robbers, who without leg support suffocated. And Jesus, who had already asphyxiated, was stabbed in the lungs with a spear where blood and water spilled out. For those who don’t know; the crucified died of asphyxiation, that is, when the lungs fill with fluid and drowning occurs.

Image from “St. Thomas Golgatha, Cityscapes” by Steve Counselman. (Courtesy 81C)

On the western edge of the geological amphitheater that surrounds the town of Charlotte Amalie where Solberg Road cul-de-sac at Miller Manor, there, jutting out into the western sky, are three telephone poles that remind me of this day on Golgotha. Sunset, when all seems peaceful and serene – like nothing has happened, just another day. And so, in homage to Jesus and his ultimate sacrifice, I painted these 12 paintings in an effort to personalize his triumph over death and his ultimate promise kept. For the viewer: I have made my statement and the paintings speak for themselves now. Whatever conversation you have with them is yours alone. You have absolute freedom to have your own thoughts and feelings when confronting these paintings. The meanings you give and take from the paintings are yours whether you choose to share them or not.

Image from “St. Thomas Golgatha, Cityscapes” by Steve Counselman. (Courtesy 81C)

-Steve Counselman, Charlotte Amalie, June 2022.

Steve Counselman lives in the historic mansion once owned by General Santa Ana in the town of Charlotte Amalie where he draws inspiration from the people who live there as well as the myriad cityscapes and events of city life. Steve received a BFA from the University of Florida and works primarily in oil on panel, on paper, and occasionally on canvas and mixed media. His influences are many, both living and long dead. Currently, his two favorites are George Bellows and Banksy.

81C is an event venue and art gallery in historic downtown Charlotte Amalie. The space is available for private and public pop-up event rentals and rotates art exhibitions every four to six weeks. The gallery‘s regular opening hours are every Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. Visit 81CVI.COM

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A major exhibition of contemporary art with 125 works is now open at the Armenian Museum of America https://911gallery.org/a-major-exhibition-of-contemporary-art-with-125-works-is-now-open-at-the-armenian-museum-of-america/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:08:30 +0000 https://911gallery.org/a-major-exhibition-of-contemporary-art-with-125-works-is-now-open-at-the-armenian-museum-of-america/ Art lovers enjoy the Discovering Takouhi exhibition of 30 portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn by Armenian artists (Photo: Kenneth Martin) WATERTOWN, Mass.—“On the Edge: 1970s-1990s Los Angeles Art from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection” and “Discovering Takouhi: Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn” opened at the Armenian Museum of America on June 16 to […]]]>
Art lovers enjoy the Discovering Takouhi exhibition of 30 portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn by Armenian artists (Photo: Kenneth Martin)

WATERTOWN, Mass.—“On the Edge: 1970s-1990s Los Angeles Art from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection” and “Discovering Takouhi: Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn” opened at the Armenian Museum of America on June 16 to a large and enthusiastic crowd of art lovers from here and abroad.

The celebration of this impressive contemporary exhibition began with a lively members’ reception before the gallery doors opened to the public.

Museum Director General Jason Sohigian welcomes everyone to the opening of the exhibition (Photo: Kenneth Martin)

Executive Director Jason Sohigian welcomed guests and thanked the many people who played a role in curating and installing the exhibition, including Rachel McCullah Wainwright, Curator of the Bakersfield Museum of Art, and Gina Grigorian and Natalie Varbedian, curators of the “Discovering Takhoui” exhibition. exhibition of 28 Armenian artists.

Museum president Michele Kolligian had warm remarks about her long friendship with Agajanian Quinn, as well as her fond memories of the late Jack Quinn. She expressed her gratitude to Joan’s two daughters, Amanda Quinn Olivar and Jennifer Quinn Gowey, who play a vital role in the Quinn family collection. Special thanks also go to the JHM Foundation for their generous support of the exhibition.

Pictured at the opening reception are Museum Executive Committee members Sandra Missakian, Joan Agajanian Quinn and Board Chair Michele Kolligian (Photo: Kenneth Martin)

The exposure of 125 contemporary works by artists such as John Altoon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles Garabedian, Frank Gehry and David Hockney runs through November 30 at the Armenian Museum of America. More events are planned for later this summer and fall.

Berj Chekijian, Director of Finance and Real Estate Operations, and Joan Agajanian Quinn (Photo: Kenneth Martin)

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The Armenian Museum of America is the largest Armenian museum in the Diaspora. It has become a major repository for all forms of Armenian material culture that exemplify the creative endeavors of the Armenian people over the centuries. Today, the museum’s collections contain more than 25,000 artifacts, including 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins, 1,000 stamps and maps, 30,000 books, 3,000 textiles and 180 Armenian inscribed carpets, as well as an extensive collection of Urartian and religious artifacts, ceramics, medieval illuminations and various other objects. The collection includes items of historical significance, including five of the Armenian Bibles printed in Amsterdam in 1666.

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Art exhibition celebrates Durham Miners’ gala history https://911gallery.org/art-exhibition-celebrates-durham-miners-gala-history/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:17:52 +0000 https://911gallery.org/art-exhibition-celebrates-durham-miners-gala-history/ The colorful and emotional Durham Miners Gala has inspired not only the huge crowds it attracts, but artists too over the years. Now a new exhibition at Bishop Auckland’s Mining Art Gallery celebrates the Gala which returns on July 9 after being canceled for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Organized by […]]]>

The colorful and emotional Durham Miners Gala has inspired not only the huge crowds it attracts, but artists too over the years.

Now a new exhibition at Bishop Auckland’s Mining Art Gallery celebrates the Gala which returns on July 9 after being canceled for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Organized by the Durham Miners Association since 1871, the gala, attended by more than 200,000 people from across the region and beyond, will be dedicated to key workers.

Unity Is Strength: Durham Miners’ Gala, brings together mining art from North East lenders with pieces from the Gallery’s Gemini collection, including works by artists such as Tom McGuinness, Norman Cornish and David Venable. The Gemini Collection, which includes 420 works by mining artists, has a permanent home at the Mining Gallery, which opened in 2017 to preserve an artistic record of an industry and a memorial to an ancient way of life.

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The works also celebrate coal heritage achievements. The exhibit captures the community spirit, pride, solidarity and identity that has been celebrated by the biggest annual event on the labor and trade union movement’s calendar – also known as the Big Meeting – since its inaugural gathering. took place at Wharton Park in 1871.

It includes the earliest known image of the Durham Miners’ Gala, Durham Racecourse from around 1880 by an unknown artist. Other works in the exhibition include Norman Cornish’s Big Meeting (1942); The Years of Victory (1947), by John Bird; and Tom McGuinness’ Durham Big Meeting (1968).



John Bird’s 1947 painting The Victory Years. On loan from the Durham Miners Association



Easington Banner by George Robson, administrator and gala organizer who retired in 1993 and became a full-time entertainer
Easington Banner by George Robson, administrator and gala organizer who retired in 1993 and became a full-time entertainer

Anne Sutherland, Assistant Curator of the Auckland Project, which manages the Mining Art Gallery, said: “The Durham Miners’ Gala remains an important reminder of the proud mining communities of the North East and we are honored that the Mining Art Gallery can play a role helped mark his comeback.

“Mining artists used art as a means of expression and communication, as well as social documentation and a record of the day itself. The artwork that has been collected in Unity is Strength documents the unfolding of the day, capturing the spirit of the great reunion and demonstrating its significance to the people of County Durham and the wider mining communities in the region.

Over its proud history, the Big Meeting has grown and evolved to include political speeches, a procession of banners through the streets of Durham and the Miners’ Festival service at Durham Cathedral.

Ross Forbes, Director of the Durham Miners’ Association, said: “The Durham Miners’ Gala is the biggest event of its kind in the world. On the second Saturday in July, tens of thousands of people take to the streets with their flags and banners. They celebrate the strength of community and unity that has united the people of County Durham since the gala was first held in 1871.

“It is fitting that the Mining Art Gallery exhibition showcases the depth and breadth of this unique culture in this year when the Gala celebrates the role of key workers during the pandemic. The Gala may have been on hiatus for two years, but it will return stronger than ever on July 9. It is an annual reminder of the resilience and dignity of workers who cherish their collective values ​​in the most spectacular way.

Unity Is Strength: The Durham Miners Gala is being held at the Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland until the end of 2022. For more information visit www.aucklandproject.org/venues/mining-art- gallery/.

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Refugees and asylum seekers work with artists for a new art exhibition at the Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth https://911gallery.org/refugees-and-asylum-seekers-work-with-artists-for-a-new-art-exhibition-at-the-aspex-gallery-in-portsmouth/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:07:00 +0000 https://911gallery.org/refugees-and-asylum-seekers-work-with-artists-for-a-new-art-exhibition-at-the-aspex-gallery-in-portsmouth/ work on the topic of ‘Healing‘, textile artist Vanessa Rolf worked for three months with refugee service users and families at the Portsmouth City of Sanctuary Refugee Hub, creating two quilts, one in fabric and the second in colored paper. “I have been inspired and touched by the people involved in this project, whether service […]]]>

work on the topic of ‘Healing‘, textile artist Vanessa Rolf worked for three months with refugee service users and families at the Portsmouth City of Sanctuary Refugee Hub, creating two quilts, one in fabric and the second in colored paper.

“I have been inspired and touched by the people involved in this project, whether service users or volunteers, who have given their time, generosity and warmth, putting together pieces for create something bigger. I felt lucky to have sat together cultivating something colorful and joyful,” Vanessa said.

Also on display now we are here, a new series from Portsmouth-based photographer Olufemi Olaiya. It was created to highlight the contributions and achievements of refugees in the UK, and how their journeys, struggles and aspirations for a better life helped define their status and place in society in their new home. .

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Artist Olufemi Olaiya with some of his works. Now We Are Here exhibition at the Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth. Photo: Chris Moorhouse

The portraits produced by Olaiya during a month-long residency at Aspex aim to challenge the dominant narrative of who a refugee is and simultaneously explore the complexities surrounding their reasons for fleeing their country of birth.

Olufemi said: “Being a migrant myself, I put my heart and soul into this project by having personal connections with each of my models to capture their stories in a way that reflects their strength, vulnerability and their aspirations. Making them important and larger than life was a priority for me.

“I was inspired by Renaissance artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Anthony Van Dyck, Hans Holbein the Younger and contemporary 1960s African photographers such as Seydou Keita and Samuel Fosso to create the perfect mood for this project.”

Joanne Bushnell, Director of Aspex, added: “This exhibition builds on Aspex’s many years of work with our local refugee and asylum seeker communities in Portsmouth, initially in partnership with Artswork and Journeys Festival International .

Quilted artwork by Vanessa Rolf. Healing exhibition at the Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays. Photo: Chris Moorhouse

“We would like to thank the City of Portsmouth City of Sanctuary and everyone who has worked with us, and the Portsmouth Partnership who have supported this important project.”

They are in the Gunwharf Quays-based gallery’s learning space until July 24.

Artists Olufemi Olaiya, fourth from left, and Vanessa Rolfe, fifth from left, with Mayor Cllr Hugh Mason and Mayor Marie Costa, and well-wishers. Now We Are Here exhibition at Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, in celebration of Refugee Week Photo: Chris Moorhouse (jpns 220622-05)
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‘Peter Saul: New Work’ Michael Werner Art Exhibition https://911gallery.org/peter-saul-new-work-michael-werner-art-exhibition/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:29:32 +0000 https://911gallery.org/peter-saul-new-work-michael-werner-art-exhibition/ Usually, Peter Saul is the one who exhibits the work in the gallery rooms. Recently, however, the American artist has acted as a muse, as the Ross + Kramer Gallery presented a group show featuring artists like George Condo and Allison Zuckerman, who drew inspiration from Saul’s influential brand. . At 87, Saul is still […]]]>

Usually, Peter Saul is the one who exhibits the work in the gallery rooms. Recently, however, the American artist has acted as a muse, as the Ross + Kramer Gallery presented a group show featuring artists like George Condo and Allison Zuckerman, who drew inspiration from Saul’s influential brand. .

At 87, Saul is still busy at work as if time had had no effect on his desire to create. Installed at the Michael Werner Gallery in London, Peter Saul: new work is a new solo exhibition of paintings that showcase the artist’s penchant for satire as he comments on currents in American culture.

Emblematic of his six-decade career, nothing is forbidden to Saul. From post-war consumerism and Saddam Hussein, the barriers of the art world to referencing art history as he depicts a fight between Superman and Satan. “I don’t believe in any idea of ​​art because it might interfere with painting my picture as I wish. But I’m not mad at those ideas either. I had situations where cubism, surrealism, impressionism, etc. helped me,” the artist said in a statement.

Peter Saul: new work opened last month and will be on view at Michael Werner London throughout the summer.

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Trippy Tucson: New Psychedelic-Themed Art Exhibit at &gallery Features Local Artists https://911gallery.org/trippy-tucson-new-psychedelic-themed-art-exhibit-at-gallery-features-local-artists/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 19:42:03 +0000 https://911gallery.org/trippy-tucson-new-psychedelic-themed-art-exhibit-at-gallery-features-local-artists/ The “Psychedelic Art Exhibit” held at the &gallery on Fourth Avenue featured over 30 artists from around Tucson. Several artists have used the psychedelic theme as a way to make trippy art or portray their own experiences with drugs. Cynthia Naugle’s piece entitled “Isobel”. Curator and &gallery owner Cynthia Naugle shared how she’s wanted to […]]]>

The “Psychedelic Art Exhibit” held at the &gallery on Fourth Avenue featured over 30 artists from around Tucson. Several artists have used the psychedelic theme as a way to make trippy art or portray their own experiences with drugs.

Cynthia Naugle’s piece entitled “Isobel”.

Curator and &gallery owner Cynthia Naugle shared how she’s wanted to put on an exhibition on this theme for a while now and what inspired her.

“A lot of people have asked to do a weird show like this, so you know psychedelic and psychedelic stuff can mean a lot of different things to different people,” Naugle said. “It could mean the use of drugs or weird, trippy stuff or things that like to trick the eye or whatever. So we wanted to do an art exhibition that talked about that.

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There were over 100 submissions according to Naugle and she narrowed it down to around 33.

“I think [the coolest thing was] how many people were interested. Like how many people were interested in the show and how many people were open to it because when people think of psychedelics, they think of drugs, they think of a lot of people acting weird and there’s so much more to psychedelics. It was really cool to see how open and popular it is and to be normalized,” Naugle said.

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Pato Aguilar’s piece entitled “Los Crisantemos”.

Another artist, Pato Aguilar, submitted an artwork that translates to “the chrysanthemum.” Aguilar was inspired by a new art exhibit he is working on, which combines Japanese art with traditional Mexican folk art.

“This piece in particular, I love Frida Kahlo; I haven’t painted anything of her in a while,” Aguilar said. “Speaking of a psychedelic show, I was on a mushroom trip, and I kind of saw this inspirational idea of ​​a Japanese fox, and it almost gave me this image of Frida Kahlo walking through the forest of Mexico, returning like a fox.”

Aguilar is self-taught and said he would like to do more pieces like “Los Crisantemos.”

“There’s more stuff coming like that related to this traditional fusion, but I’m coming with more psychedelic stuff,” Aguilar said.

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Alondra Gavino’s piece entitled “The seed of your ancestor”.

Alondra Gavino’s piece served to remind us of where we come from, and she drew inspiration from her own roots and family.

“My little sister texted me and she was like, ‘You gotta try to get in,’ so I tried and I got it,” Gavino said.

Naugle, Aguilar and Gavino all added at the end of their interviews their encouragement to support local artists and businesses.

The “Psychedelic Art Exhibition” will be held at &gallery until June 23rd and is open seven days a week from 12pm to 6pm.


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State College NAACP Hosts Art Exhibit and Awards Ceremony for Juneteenth | News from state college https://911gallery.org/state-college-naacp-hosts-art-exhibit-and-awards-ceremony-for-juneteenth-news-from-state-college/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 18:46:00 +0000 https://911gallery.org/state-college-naacp-hosts-art-exhibit-and-awards-ceremony-for-juneteenth-news-from-state-college/ The State College branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has partnered with Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture to host an art exhibit and awards ceremony for Juneteenth Friday night. The exhibit, which took place at the Woskob Family Gallery downtown, was the NAACP’s first weekend event dedicated to […]]]>

The State College branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has partnered with Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture to host an art exhibit and awards ceremony for Juneteenth Friday night.

The exhibit, which took place at the Woskob Family Gallery downtown, was the NAACP’s first weekend event dedicated to celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the legal end of slavery in the United States. .

The theme of the art exhibit was “Reflections of Black Experiences: Voices of Freedom Through the Ages”.

The exhibition featured works by elementary, middle and high school students, as well as works by local and international artists.

It was the first “annual juried exhibition” at State College, according to Grace Hampton, and the first time an art exhibit presented for the holiday has “really engaged the community”.






Second grade student Iyunade Soetan is recognized by applause and cheers from the crowd for winning first place in the K-2 competition with her work, ‘My Flag’ during the Juneteenth Art Gallery at Penn State’s Downtown Theater Center on Friday, June 17. 2022. The gallery and art exhibit was open to all members of the State College area community and featured elementary, middle, and high school pieces as a way to connect with young artists.




Hampton, professor emeritus of Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture and curator of the exhibit, said the event was “more of a celebration than an art exhibit for her.”

“[The event is] based on the philosophy that in traditional African culture, the arts are an integral part of people’s daily lives,” said Hampton. “They don’t separate it.”

Edgar Farmer, professor emeritus of education at Penn State, said it was important to him that people who see art realize that “they can [also] Do these things.

“Creativity and art bring groups of people together,” Farmer said.

Farmer showcased his woodcarving works at the expo and said his journey with the craft began when he was a Boy Scout seeking a woodcarving merit badge.

“Many of my woodcarving images were inspired by my travels to Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe,” Farmer said.







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Professor Edgar Farmer Sr. stands next to his woodcarvings on display for visitors to view at the Juneteenth Art Gallery at Penn State’s Downtown Theater Center Friday, June 17, 2022. The gallery and the art exhibit were open to all members of the State College area community and featured elementary, middle and high school pieces as a way to connect with young artists.




During the exhibit, the music of local high school saxophonist Lake Black and his band was featured.

“Jazz is culturally important black music, so we thought it would be a good thing to have in the event,” Black said.

Black also said he was genuinely surprised there was so much engagement between the band and the people walking through the gallery.

“We did a set of all-black music to really try to play into the Juneteenth theme and highlight the holidays and also show the importance of the story behind the music,” Black said.







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Members of The Lake Black Trip perform jazz music in the background of the Juneteenth Art Gallery at the Penn State Downtown Theater Center on Friday, June 17, 2022. The gallery and art exhibit were open to all members of the State College area community and featured plays from elementary, middle and high school as a way to connect with young artists.




State College Mayor Ezra Nanes also attended the event and said it was “so wonderful to celebrate June 19 with the community.”

“I wanted to get out there and celebrate black and African American arts and culture and really appreciate the joys and the talents that everyone brings to our community,” Nanes said.







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State College Mayor Ezra Nanes greets families and visitors to the Juneteenth Art Gallery at Penn State’s Downtown Theater Center on Friday, June 17, 2022. The gallery and art exhibit were open to all members of the State College area community and featured elementary, middle school, and high school plays as a way to connect with young artists.




An awards ceremony was held at the closing of the exhibition. A total of $800 in prizes were awarded for the prizes.

Entrants were rewarded in several age categories and all those whose work was featured in the exhibition received an honorable mention including a certificate and a letter stating the fact of their entry.

In the K-2 section, Iyuna from Soetan won with “My Flag.” In grades three through five, Aiden Olawoyin took first place with “Aiden’s Heart.” Among students in grades six through eight, Neve Johnson won first prize with “Self Portrait.”

Augustus Nicholas was the high school champion of the contest, taking first place with “All Wars Are Civil Wars”. And Olaniyi Fakeye was crowned the adult winner of his ‘Traditional Nigerian Artist’.

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RGU organizes an art exhibition at the State Art Gallery https://911gallery.org/rgu-organizes-an-art-exhibition-at-the-state-art-gallery/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 09:50:00 +0000 https://911gallery.org/rgu-organizes-an-art-exhibition-at-the-state-art-gallery/ Guwahati: The Royal School of Fine Arts, Royal World University organized a 5-day art exhibition, which started on June 12 at the State Art Gallery, Rabindra Bhawan, Ambari, Guwahati. The event is an annual exercise for fine arts students. The exhibition was opened by the Vice-Chancellor of RGU, Prof. (Dr) SP Singh, in the presence […]]]>

Guwahati: The Royal School of Fine Arts, Royal World University organized a 5-day art exhibition, which started on June 12 at the State Art Gallery, Rabindra Bhawan, Ambari, Guwahati. The event is an annual exercise for fine arts students.

The exhibition was opened by the Vice-Chancellor of RGU, Prof. (Dr) SP Singh, in the presence of eminent artists Kishor Kumar Das and Maneswar Brahma. The university’s registrar, Dr. Diganta Munshi, along with professors and students were present at the exhibition.

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Juried Art Exhibit Celebrates Peace Region’s Character https://911gallery.org/juried-art-exhibit-celebrates-peace-regions-character/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:37:00 +0000 https://911gallery.org/juried-art-exhibit-celebrates-peace-regions-character/ An opening reception will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace Gallery North for the Federation of Canadian Artists Peace River Chapter Juried Art Exhibition, “Faces of the Peace”. An opening reception will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace Gallery North for the Federation of Canadian Artists Peace River Chapter […]]]>

An opening reception will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace Gallery North for the Federation of Canadian Artists Peace River Chapter Juried Art Exhibition, “Faces of the Peace”.

An opening reception will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace Gallery North for the Federation of Canadian Artists Peace River Chapter Juried Art Exhibition, “Faces of the Peace”. It runs until July 9.

Federated artist and long-time South Peace resident Charlie Parslow said the exhibit is about celebrating the character of the area, whether it’s people, places or wildlife, the theme is wide-open.

“It can be faces of people, but it can also be those things that are the face of the region. For example, it can be distinctive landscapes, features like rivers, mountains, valleys, things we see like cattle, horses, wild animals, etc. – these are all faces of peace,” Parslow said. “It could be windmills, town halls, historical sites, whatever is the face of our region.”

The Peace River region is well known for its biodiversity and stunning vistas, stretching from Alberta to British Columbia.

A total of 16 artists came together to share 36 works. The semi-annual event has always alternated between Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

“I can’t wait to see people. There’s great camaraderie between the artists and the community supporters, and that’s really facilitated by the reception,” Parslow said.

The next show is set to take place at Beaverlodge this fall and is titled ‘Beauty Defined’, again inspired by the artists’ love of the region and the northern wilderness.

It also reflects the enormous talent of the artists living in these communities, Parslow said, noting that the show is a diverse mix of mediums: acrylic, charcoal, mixed media, oil, pastel, print works, and more.

“All of our performers have been recognized as capable performers, and each show is judged by iconic members of the federation,” he said. “The people who serve on our show’s jury do not come from our communities, but they come from other parts of Canada.

The winners of the exhibit were announced virtually on June 8, with Elizabeth Hutchinson taking first place for her work “Counsel,” an oil painting on canvas reflecting the outdoors and finding herself.

Darlene Dautel took second place with ‘Blank Canvas’, a child’s watercolor painting using a frosty school bus window as a wintry canvas.

Agnes McDonald came third with ‘Spring Thaw’, an acrylic painting of an old barn on their family farm, which sat for nearly 40 years before collapsing.

Peace Gallery North curator Jaqueline Bendetto said the exhibition really shouldn’t be missed, especially by those who love the area.

“Group shows are a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy the art of many incredibly talented local artists,” said Benedetto.

Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative.

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Coffee Conversation: AICHO Hosts Indigenous Solo Art Exhibit June 10-September 16 https://911gallery.org/coffee-conversation-aicho-hosts-indigenous-solo-art-exhibit-june-10-september-16/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:38:11 +0000 https://911gallery.org/coffee-conversation-aicho-hosts-indigenous-solo-art-exhibit-june-10-september-16/ DULUTH, Minn. — The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) is hosting a solo exhibition of Native art from June 10 to September 16 by Shaun Chosa. There is an artist reception on Friday, June 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the AICHO’s Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center located at 212 W. 2nd Street in Duluth. […]]]>

DULUTH, Minn. — The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) is hosting a solo exhibition of Native art from June 10 to September 16 by Shaun Chosa.

There is an artist reception on Friday, June 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the AICHO’s Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center located at 212 W. 2nd Street in Duluth. It’s free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

Click on the video to learn more about the exhibition and AICHO, and check out the press release below.

Shaun Chosa, a tribal citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and painter/graphic artist, will show over 30 large-scale paintings that primarily feature new works depicting Indigenous portraiture, some with his pop culture artistic influence “Classic Shaun Chosa Style” for a long period of time in our AICHO galleries. Chosa had his first art gallery exhibited in Ely in 2000 and sold half of his paintings within the first hour of receiving the artist! Since then, he has shown his eye-catching, curious, beautiful, and captivating work at the Duluth Arts Institute and several other galleries across the state.

In his artist statement, he shares, “Using sepia images from the story as a base, I add color and juxtapose them with pop cultural themes and iconography. The face for me is the centerpiece of a lot of my art. I find the characters intriguing. There is no definitive reason, some of them are just pleasing to me. Sometimes I give visual clues and make connections to various aspects of tribal life. My images seem to inspire mine and that’s why I have to keep producing work. As the mainstream culture wants to erase, marginalize or whitewash our culture, I feel compelled to reaffirm the idea in the mainstream in a visual way.

As part of AICHO’s mission to promote and support local, regional and national Indigenous artists, AICHO Galleries will have a digital billboard (at the central entrance) and a large city billboard (near AICHO building) featuring Shaun Chosa’s painting announcing the exhibition for the month of June 2022. All of Shaun’s works will be for sale and sales transactions will be made through our art store and native gifts.

Exhibition funded in part by The McKnight Foundation and Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.

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