Posted on Events, Exhibits and random interesting art stuff Pages this Week

An Artists’ Reception To Raise Funds for Ulster County United Way is happening this Sat March 24th from 1-5pm in the Emerson Conference Room Galleries. The work of local artists, Catherine Sebastian, Sylvia Weinberg*, Anique Taylor and Sandra Nystrom* will be on display and the artists have also offered pieces to be given as raffle prizes with proceeds likewise benefitting the Ulster County United Way. Five raffle tickets for $10 includes a $25 voucher for the Emerson Spa. DM Weil is generously donating the featured prize, a giclee worth over $1,000! So come meet the artists and help raise money for our local United Way!

Emerson on Facebook link

* WAAM members

The Emerson Resort and Spa, Mt. Tremper (emersonresort.com) on this Saturday, March 24th between 1-5 pm for an art opening of an exhibit of several Hudson Valley artists: . The show is being held in the West Conference room and will be up for just one week.

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Janine Pommy Vega Remembered

The Janine Pommy Vega Poetry Benefit is scheduled for Saturday July 7 at WAAM

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Jules Olitski

Charismatic, humorous, and insightful, Jules Olitski is the centerpiece of a film that demystifies his remarkably expansive and at times challenging body of work. Rarely seen footage of the artist at work in his studio complemented by talks and interviews with the artist convey a clear portrait of a man driven to make art.

Jules Olitski: Modern Master from Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Vimeo.

“In an old interview, proto-Color-Field painter Jules Olitski (Russian American, 1922-2007) suggests that looking for meaning in abstract art is beside the point. “Someone looks at an abstract painting and they wonder what it means…well forgive me, but what does anything mean? You go to bed with someone and make love, do you pause in the middle and say what does it mean?””

Full article available here:
Courtesy: Two Coats of Paint, Sharon L. Butler
Two Coats of Paint

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Gerhard Richter
Showing at TSL Hudson starts this Saturday, March 24 through April 1.

http://www.gerhardrichterpainting.com/#

Gerhard Richter Painting film

Thursday, Mar 22nd: 5:30
Friday, Mar 23rd: 5:30
Saturday, Mar 24th: 5:30
Sunday, Mar 25th: 5:30
Friday, Mar 30th: 7:30
Saturday, Mar 31st: 5:30
Sunday, Apr 1st: 5:30
Member: $5, General: $7, Student: $5

Gerhard Richter Painting trailer from Kino Lorber on Vimeo.

Gerhard Richter Painting

Directed by Corinna Belz. One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. The first glimpse inside his studio in decades, “Gerhard Richter Painting” is exactly that: a thrilling document of the 79-year-old’s creative process, juxtaposed with rare archival footage and intimate conversations with his critics and collaborators. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch Richter create a series of large-scale abstract canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns Belz’s portrait of an artist into a work of art itself.



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