Events

 

Movie Night at WAAM

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 5 pm 

 

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.

“PASSIONATE, CONTENTIOUS, FUNNY, SINCERE, POLITICALLY ATTUNED”

The New York Times

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AN EVENING IN THE GALLERY:  
THE ARTISTS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE 
Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m.
Your host:  MARCIE WOODRUFF
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.
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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.

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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
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Artists Salon – tonight, Thursday, May 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00pm
with special guest
Richard Segalman

 Free/Donations Welcome

Renowned Woodstock artist Richard Segalman will be the special guest at the 12th session of the Woodstock Artists’ Salon at the WAAM.

This meeting promises to present an exciting and informative discussion concerning one man’s life in art and, by extension, all of our lives in art.

Admission is free and is sponsored by the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum and the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and the Arts.

Hosted by Lenny Kislin.  For additional info call (845) 679-8117.

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Remington-Return Carol Wax

Parallel Perspectives in Pencil, Pastel, Paint, and Print

An illustrated journey through the creative process

Sunday, April 29, 2 pm

Free for WAAM members/$5 non-members

This hour long presentation focuses on the ways that mezzotint engraving has informed Wax’s work in diverse mediums and affected her growth as an artist. It includes a brief description of the mezzotint process followed by images of her preparatory sketches, drawings, pastels, oil paintings, prints and comparisons of similar images as treated in several mediums. Points of discussion include: her philosophies about creative cognizance; approaches to exploring artistic concepts; the necessity of developing healthy work habits; learning how to benefit from creative play; balancing practicality and inspiration in one’s career; and many related subjects of interest to anyone interested in the visual arts.

The talk will be followed by a question-answer period, and a chance to share refreshments with the artist at Bearsville Graphics Art Gallery at 68 Tinker Street where an exhibition of her prints is currently on display through May 6th.

Carol Wax, author of The Mezzotint: History and Technique (Abrams, 1990, 1996) is one of the world’s leading authorities on this centuries old engraving technique. Her award winning prints are in numerous museum collections including the Smithsonian, Philadelphia and Metropolitan Museums of Art.

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DAVID ROTHENBERG

MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, AUTHOR AND PHILOSOPHER-NATURALIST

Saturday, April 21, 2012 – 4 pm  

Rothenberg will talk about his latest book Survival of the Beautiful, present a musical performance, and show clips from the BBC film Why Birds Sing which is based on his book of the same name. Survival of the Beautiful is an investigation of why nature is beautiful and how art has influenced science. The author delves into the mysteries of why we create art, and why animals, humans included, have innate appreciation for beauty.

This event will appeal to art lovers, music lovers and bird lovers everywhere.

$7 WAAM members/$10 non-members

 wheelchair accessible

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SATURDAY APRIL 14TH AT 2;30 PM

WAAM Special Presentation
The Creative Energy of World’s Fairs
Art, Architecture & Design

A Talk by Leonard Levitan

World Exposition Designer

Saturday, April 14, 2:30pm

$5 members / $10 non-members

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Sunday April 15th 2:00 pm Artists Talk

Abstract painter, Stephen Niccolls will discuss his paintings on view in his solo show at Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, 679-2940

A selection of Niccolls’ work from his website: Stephen Niccolls Portfolio Local Artists

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WAAM EVENTS SCHEDULE 2012

The year so far:

Event Name Type Day Date Time Admission Fee
Ed Smith juror talk Sun Feb 12

4:00 PM

Free
Thomas Sarrantonio solo show talk Sun March 11

2:00 PM

Free
Leonard Levitan “World Fair” presentation Sat April 14

2:30 PM

$10/$5
David Rothenberg film “Why Birds Sing” & book reading & signing – “Survival of the Beautiful” Sat April 21

4:00 PM

$10/$7
Carol Wax talk Sun April 29

2:00 PM

$5/free
!Women Art Revolution film + discussion Sat May 19

5:00 PM

$10/$7
Henrietta Mantooth juror talk Sun May 27 (tentative) $10/$5
Jana Smith green workshop Sun July 1 (tentative)
Janine Pommy Vega Poetry poetry benefit Sat July 7 evening
Barbara Hammer films and talk Sat July 14

5:00 PM

$12/$7
Ken Johnson book reading & talk/powerpoint Sat August 11

5:00 PM

$10/$5

click on link to download pdf:Events Feb to August

Sunday April 15th 2:00 pm Artists Talk

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David Rothenberg talks about his book Survival of the Beautiful, which is the subject of an Upcoming WAAM EVENT Saturday April 21, at 4pm

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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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Sunday, March 11, 2PM Artist Talk by Thomas Sarrantonio.  Free.


Noted landscape painter discusses the work in his Solo Show on view at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum.

28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, 845-679-2940.

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