Upcoming events and exhibits at WAAM and elsewhere

Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m.
at the Woodstock School of Art
In the 1920’s and ’30’s, less than 60 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, the Harlem Renaissance, rich in all the arts, flourished in New York City. However, visual artists such as Meta Warrick Fuller, Laura Wheeler Waring, Augusta Savage, Palmer Hayden, Archibald John Motley, Aaron Douglas, and many others were overshadowed by the music and literature of the era. This lecture will introduce some of these forgotten painters and sculptors.
Saturday afternoon, May 12th
Join Derin Tanyol at 2:30 for a talk on Georges Malkine: Perfect Surrealist Behavior

The French-American painter Georges Malkine (1898-1970), who lived in Woodstock, NY for a number of decades, was the only visual artist named as a founding member in André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism. Malkine’s work hung at all the major Surrealist exhibitions from 1925-1928 alongside that of Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Giorgio De Chirico, and Man Ray. His first solo exhibition in 1927 at the Galérie surréaliste in Paris was an artistic coup; but instead of reaping the benefits of fame, Malkine skipped town, arriving eventually on American shores.

Proposed for 2013, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum’s exhibition Georges Malkine: Perfect Surrealist Behavior will be the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist, featuring oils and gouaches by Malkine, as well as drawings, photographs, letters, and writings.

Derin Tanyol, Guest Curator for the WAAM’s Malkine exhibition, is a specialist in French art, culture, and language. She received a Fulbright Scholarship, a  Samuel H. Kress Fellowship, and a Bourse Chateaubriand for two years of research in France.

Dr. Tanyol has published numerous articles and lectured widely on Napoleonic painting and the politics of historical narrative. She was a Visiting Professor at Wesleyan University and also taught at the College of Staten Island and Hunter College, New York. Dr. Tanyol received her Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of  New York.

Followed at 4 until 6 pm, by the much anticipated opening of Far & Wide, the 4th Annual Woodstock Regional, juried by David Ross, Elin Menzies solo show, Alex Kveton, Active Member Wall, May Small Works Show and Woodstock Elementary, and on Sunday May 13th at 2 pm, Artist Talk with Elin Menzies, May Solo Artist
A.B.C. Artists Group

Artist’s  breakfast and conversation group.

An Exhibition in a variety of media at the Ulster Savings Bank in Gardiner, N.Y.

May 18 thru June 28 – Opening reception on May 18 from 12 noon til 2 p.m.

This group of 10 artist friends have been meeting for breakfast over many years. They network and provide support  for each other’s work. Presenting a diversity of expression in the visual arts, this show will feature that diversity. Following is a selection from each artist describing their own work.

Carol Pepper- Cooper: My work, which includes painting, pastel and stained glass, creates lyrical worlds which are meditations on what it feels for me to flow in and out of dreams.

Stacie Flint: My playful and vibrantly colorful paintings, use a controlled and lively brush to explore the relationship of life’s everyday limits with life’s expansive joy.

Katherine Gray:  I am inspired by the beauty of  nature, especially trees and rocks.I strive to find an interesting composition and transform the beauty and complexity of nature in my paintings.

Barbara Gordon: I am both an abstract and figurative painter working in oil and other media on canvas. My work is experimental and intuitive. The local landscape and changing seasons seen from my studio barn in Accord, greatly influence my work.

Trina Greene:  Though I spend most of my efforts as a sculptor, I also like the power of line. These drawings from the Boothbay Botanical Gardens, Maine, felt to me like lassoing plants with elegant line and color.

Dorothy Hellerman: As I  work with oil, pastel or acrylic and collage, the world outside ceases to exist. My reality becomes only color, shapes, natural and human forms, transposing through my senses onto my canvases.

Lois Linet: My paintings, works on paper and photography give voice to emotions and thoughts that may be just below the surface or deeply buried. Seeing without preconceived notion of how things should look, I encounter the richness and beauty of natural patterns created by wind , water, air and the passage of time.

Basha Ruth Nelson:  My art is an intuitive process. I partner with the materials, forming and folding them to create 2 or 3 dimensional art works that outwardly express my inner thoughts and feelings.

Lois Schnackenberg: In composing the work “Autumn Table”, I tilted the far end of the table upward in order to highlight the interplay of the various objects in the composition.

Vindora Wixom: Creating paintings out of oil, pastels, encaustics, as well as sculptures of copper and brass wire, felt and a variety of textiles, my work is eclectic, sometimes quirky and always infused with a creative enthusiasm.


Sandra Nystrom has a whole collection of paintings up at The Catamount Restaurant in Mt Tremper hanging now through the Fall. “Looks pretty cool and I am quite excited about this opportunity”. Restaurant hours everyday except Thursday with Dinner from 5-10 pm, 4-5 Happy Hour, telephone # 845-688-2828.

Strength in Threes Sandra Nystrom
MICROMORPHIC  |  may 4 – june 17, 2012
BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Curated by Laura Gurton.

Gallery Talk:  May 12,  3 pm
Laura Gurton, the curator of Micromorphic, presently showing at the Kleinert/James
Center for the Arts, along with Jen Bradford and Susan Spencer Crowe, participating
artists, will be sharing their thoughts about their work and connections with each other.
The lecture is scheduled for 3 pm this Saturday at the Kleinert/James Gallery.
The opportunity for the audience to ask questions will occur at the end of their talk.
Gallery Hours:  Thursday – Sunday,  12 – 6 pm

 WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD | www.byrdcliffe.org

Film will be followed by audience discussion

$7 WAAM members ($10 others)

!W.A.R. features The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, Marcia Tucker and countless other groundbreaking figures.  An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics.


The New York Times

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