artist http://wamc.org en Help Find This Dragon http://wamc.org/post/help-find-dragon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park.</p><p><a href="http://www.stevelightart.com/">Steve Light’s </a>masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with meticulous splashes of color, elevate this counting book (numbers 1–20) to new heights.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94985 at http://wamc.org Help Find This Dragon Art Omi Weekend 2014 http://wamc.org/post/art-omi-weekend-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.artomi.org/">Omi</a><a href="http://www.artomi.org/"> International Arts Center</a> in Ghent, NY is a not-for-profit arts organization with residency programs for international visual artists, writers, translators, musicians, and dancers. Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world.</p><p>30 artists from 24 countries have been at Art Omi for the past 4 weeks and their visual arts residency culminates with Art Omi Weekend on July 12-13 (that’s this coming weekend).</p><p>Here to tell us more about the work they’re doing at Art Omi and about Art Omi weekend are Ruth Adams, Director of Omi, and artists <a href="http://www.tarohattori.com/">Taro Hattori</a>, <a href="http://www.iragallery.com/">Ira Eduardovna</a>, and <a href="http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lara_Baladi">Lara Baladi</a>.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94431 at http://wamc.org Art Omi Weekend 2014 "Creativity: The Perfect Crime" By Philippe Petit http://wamc.org/post/creativity-perfect-crime-philippe-petit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft—not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer.</p><p>A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process—an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in <em>Creativity: The Perfect Crime</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/special-event-philippe-petit-creativity">Philippe Petit will be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, NY tonight.</a></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 91431 at http://wamc.org "Creativity: The Perfect Crime" By Philippe Petit Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/izhar-patkin-wandering-veil-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil</em> is a survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin. The show is currently on display at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA - filling their largest gallery space with works from Patkin’s 30-year career.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:32:01 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 81969 at http://wamc.org Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil At MASS MoCA Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm http://wamc.org/post/norman-rockwell-biography-angers-family-author-stands-firm <p>Members of the Norman Rockwell family are angered over a biography of the painter published earlier this year.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:21:10 +0000 Jim Levulis 80281 at http://wamc.org Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm Family Of Norman Rockwell Angered Over Conclusions Drawn In New Rockwell Biography http://wamc.org/post/family-norman-rockwell-angered-over-conclusions-drawn-new-rockwell-biography <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A week ago on this program, we spoke to art critic Deborah Solomon about her new biography of iconic artist, Norman Rockwell, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The book is a 493-page account of the life and work of the longtime illustrator for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Saturday Evening Post</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Since the release of the book and recording of our interview with Solomon, the family of Norman Rockwell has come out saying they are angered by the book and shocked at the suggestions that Rockwell could have been secretly gay or had pedophilic impulses.</p><p>A statement issued by the Norman Rockwell Family Agency says – "Ms. Solomon's conclusions demand scrutiny. The Family now feels that her purpose in befriending us and writing this fictionalized account was publicity, financial gain and self-aggrandizement.”</p><p>Thomas Rockwell is Norman Rockwell’s second son and an author. Perhaps best known for his young adult classic, <em>How to Eat Fried Worms</em> He joins us along with his daughter, Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter, Abigail Rockwell.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80193 at http://wamc.org Family Of Norman Rockwell Angered Over Conclusions Drawn In New Rockwell Biography Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum http://wamc.org/post/wendell-minor-s-america-norman-rockwell-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.minorart.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wendell Minor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is considered one of our nation’s premier historical illustrators. He travels throughout the United States to research, draw and paint on location, and immerse himself in the subject at hand.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.nrm.org">The Norman Rockwell Museum</a> is celebrating the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his many cover illustrations and 25th anniversary illustrating children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. <a href="http://www.nrm.org/2012/11/wendell-minors-america-3/"><em>Wendell Minor’s America</em></a> is on view at the museum through May 26, 2014.</p><p>The exhibit traces the Minor’s artistic journey through original artwork, artifacts, and references from his expansive visual chronicles, as well as commentary about his collaborations with our nation’s most prominent authors, scientists, and historians.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80116 at http://wamc.org Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum “Love For The Holidays” At The Mahaiwe http://wamc.org/post/love-holidays-mahaiwe <p></p><p></p><p>From her first number one recording, “He’s A Rebel”, through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil Spector, to the countless songs she sang backup on for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love has blazed a trail of success in the music industry and was inducted into the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.</p><p>The New York Times says: <em>“Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." </em>She will bring her holiday show to The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Friday, November 29th.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78509 at http://wamc.org “Love For The Holidays” At The Mahaiwe Gillian Jagger - And Then, And Now: New Work From The Cave At The John Davis Gallery http://wamc.org/post/gillian-jagger-and-then-and-now-new-work-cave-john-davis-gallery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Artist </span><a href="http://www.gillianjagger.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gillian Jagger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has shown work continuously since 1956 in New York City at major galleries. </span>Jagger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School, Pratt Institute, New York and had received many grants and awards include a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Nancy Graves Foundation Grant, International Art Critics Foundation, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. In summer 2012, she was selected for an award from the Henry Moore Foundation in London.</span></p><p>Her new work, <em>And Then, And Now: New Work from the Cave</em> will be on display at <a href="http://www.johndavisgallery.com/">The John Davis Gallery</a> in Hudson, NY October 12th through November 3rd.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75329 at http://wamc.org Gillian Jagger - And Then, And Now: New Work From The Cave At The John Davis Gallery Open Studios Tour of Washington County, New York http://wamc.org/post/open-studios-tour-washington-county-new-york <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Saturday and Sunday, a dozen &nbsp;of Washington County, New York’s best artists will open their studio doors and invite us inside to see their latest works and talk about the creative process. Not a gallery, not an exhibition, but a visit into the artists world and workshop, the </span><a href="http://www.studiotour.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Open Studios Tour</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will gives a chance to connect with the art through the artist.</span></p><p>The Tour takes you through lower Washington County with some of the most striking vistas in New York State. You will enjoy the ride from studio to studio almost as much as you love the art.</p><p>Open Studios Tour Director, Sue Sanderson and artist <a href="http://www.leslieparke.com/">Leslie Parke</a> join us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68869 at http://wamc.org Open Studios Tour of Washington County, New York