“ART IS FOR EVERYONE” A Pop Up Gallery Experience at SEEDs For Autism

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ART IS FOR EVERYONE: A POP UP GALLERY EXPERIENCE AT SEEDS FOR AUTISM

Seeds For Autism Hosts Group Art Exhibit

PHOENIX, AZ – Local artists present a pop up gallery experience at Seeds for Autism. Community artists and the talented participants at Seeds for Autism present a special one night show on Friday, May 27, 2022, 6pm to 8pm. 

A pop up gallery is a temporary art show held in a non-tradtional location. Local artist Richard Bledsoe described how Seeds for Autism is an ideal venue for an art exhibit. “I’ve seen lives transformed by the programs at Seeds for Autism. One of the biggest factors I see in this progress is the hands-on work Seeds emphasizes. As a painter, I understand the personal growth which happens when you engage with the material world. The making and viewing of art inspires kinship for all participants. We are grateful to Seeds for providing this opportunity to bring the community together.”

SEEDs for Autism is a unique vocational training program in Phoenix, AZ dedicated to providing adults across the spectrum with hands-on experience as they learn a variety of life skills, social skills and job skills in a real-life work environment. Through the production and sale of their hand-crafted home and garden items, adults on the autism spectrum build self-confidence as they step outside of their comfort zone and GROW.

This event was created to raise awareness and support for the life-changing program at SEEDs for Autism. Participating artists will be donating 50% of all sales to SEEDs.

ADMISSION IS FREE!

SEEDs for Autism
3420 S. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85040

602-253-4471

https://www.seedsforautism.org/

Richard Bledsoe “That’s A Moray” acrylic on canvas 20″ x 20″

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DAILY ART FIX: The Most Significant Hans Holbein Show to Grace a U.S. Museum in 40 Years Is a Rare Chance to Bask in His Splendorous Paintings

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Hans Holbein the Younger “Sir Thomas More” (1527)

I can’t imagine how much attention and care must go into transporting precious, fragile artworks around the world. But it can be done, as this amazing show demonstrates.

The Holbein exhibition actually debuted last fall at the Getty in Los Angeles, but that version and the one on view at the Morgan differ in significant ways. Some institutions only agreed to loan certain prized pieces for a short period of time, allowing for inclusion in one, but not both, shows. The Frick, for example, lent Holbein’s portrait of Thomas More to the Morgan, and his painting of Thomas Cromwell to the Getty. Both pieces rank among the portraitist’s best. 

All in all, the exhibition features loans from 10 U.S. institutions and collectors, and 13 from overseas. Roughly 60 pieces spanning the artist’s entire career are included view, 31 paintings among them. Particularly significant gets for the museum include Holbein’s portraits of Erasmus of Rotterdam (circa 1532), A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?) (circa 1535–40) and Simon George (circa 1535–40). 

Hans Holbein the Younger “Simon George” (ca. 1535–40)

Read the full article here: ARTNET – The Most Significant Hans Holbein Show to Grace a U.S. Museum in 40 Years Is a Rare Chance to Bask in His Splendorous Paintings

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DAILY ART FIX: ‘Bored’ Security Guard Allegedly Draws Eyes on Faceless $1.3 Million Painting at Russian Gallery

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Everyone’s a critic. One Russian security guard took too much action on his opinion of “That painting needs some pupils.”

A painting worth £740,000 has been destroyed after a ‘bored’ security guard drew eyes on faceless figures depicted in the artwork at a Russian gallery.

The painting was defaced by a security guard, who has not been named but is believed to be 60-years-old, who worked for a private security company, the Yeltsin Center said in a statement.

The painting, which was on loan from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, was damaged by the security guard after he is said to have became bored on his first day. He has since been fired.

Read the full article here: GATEWAY PUNDIT – ‘Bored’ Security Guard Allegedly Draws Eyes on Faceless $1.3 Million Painting at Russian Gallery

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DAILY ART FIX: The Intimate Artistic Brotherhood of the Nabis

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Félix Vallotton “The Lie” oil on artist board 9″ x 13″

A recent show brought together works of a mystical early Modern art movement, the Nabis.

In 1889, a group of young avant-garde painters formed a brotherhood to reinvigorate French art. They called themselves the “Nabis,” derived from the Hebrew word for prophets. They met as students at the Académie Julian, an art school in Paris, where they chafed against the traditional education of the time. Instead, they were inspired by Paul Gauguin’s daring use of color and symbolism that went beyond the lessons of Impressionism.

Building on that foundation, the Nabis created a highly personal art. There was no one prescribed style: Each artist pursued his own vision, but the inspiration and encouragement flowed freely among the artists. When viewed together, they formed a cohesive expression marked by bright, intense hues and small, penetrating scenes of everyday life.

Pierre Bonnard “Women with a Dog” oil and ink on canvas 16″ x 12 1/2″

Read the full article here: WILLIMETTE WEEK – The Intimate Artistic Brotherhood of the Nabis

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DAILY ART FIX: Georgia O’Keeffe Was an Accomplished Photographer, Too. A New Exhibition Focuses on Her Work in the Medium for the First Time

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Ladder against Studio Wall in Snow (1959–60).

They say the way you do something, is the way you do everything. It turns out painter Georgia O’Keeffe was also a talented photographer, whose images reflect the subject matter of her paintings.

It’s not hard to tell that O’Keeffe was the eye behind the images—and not just because the majority of them feature the same beloved New Mexican landscapes and flora that populate her paintings. Her signature sense of composition is there, too. You can recognize it in the way she photographs the bodily curves of riverbeds and adobe homes, or in her fascination with the long, graphic shadows that dramatize the desert every morning and afternoon. Her ability to capture nature’s feminine grace remains unparalleled.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Forbidding Canyon, Glen Canyon (September 1964)

Read the full article here: ARTNET – Georgia O’Keeffe Was an Accomplished Photographer, Too. A New Exhibition Focuses on Her Work in the Medium for the First Time

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DAILY ART FIX: 10 Stunning Prehistoric Sculptures from The Met’s Collection

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“Seated Female” Bronze Age sculpture made between 3000 BC -1000 BC

We are fortunate that some of our ancestors made art out of durable materials which survived the ravages of time. The Metropolitan Museum holds many great examples.

This story particularly focuses on prehistoric sculptures from across the globe—which are often rather small and tend to depict humans, animals, or some combination of the two. The earliest sculptures we currently know of date back to around 30,000 B.C.

“Double Headed Figure” Valdivia Culture, made between 2300 BC – 2200 BC

Read the full article here – ART & OBJECT – 10 Stunning Prehistoric Sculptures from The Met’s Collection

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DAILY ART FIX: Avant-Garde Carpets Look Like They’re Melting Into Viscous Puddles

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Faig Ahmed Artist Creates Avant-Garde Carpets Which Appear to Melt Into Viscous Puddles

“Yahya al-Shirvani al-Bakuvi” by Faig Ahmed

A surprising variation on tradition by textile artist Faig Ahmed.

Entitled Shams Tabrizi, Yahya al-Shirvani al-Bakuvi, and Nizami Ganjavi, the three textile works of PIR appear almost liquid. Each piece descends the walls of the gallery, pooling on the floor like rivers of paint. The gallery describes the pieces as “sites of [Ahmed’s] own cultural geography, a tapestry of cultural and political history, language, spiritual values, and art.” Viewers are all at once entranced by color, history, and mysticism.

Surreal Carpet by Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed “Gautama”

Read the full article here: MY MODERN MET – Avant-Garde Carpets Look Like They’re Melting Into Viscous Puddles

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DAILY ART FIX: The WPA Gave Artists Philip Guston and Musa McKim the Opportunity to Depict New Hampshire’s Forests During the Great Depression

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Musa McKim “Wildlife in the White Mountains” 1941

Husband and wife artists Philip Guston (one of my favorite painters) and Musa McKim were commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to create murals. The pieces they created for the Forestry building in New Hampshire are now being exhibited at the Currier Museum of Art.

They’re working in Woodstock, and you can see that they’re almost communicating with each other because the paintings kind of communicate with each other. If you look here on the left, you have the men cutting down the logs. On the right, you have their counterpart, the beaver, taking down the log and he’s doing it as sustainably. And so there’s two or three stumps in the background, the exact same thing here on the left. It’s about living in harmony with your landscape, and that’s what the animals have taught the men to humanity.

A painting shows four men sawing and stacking logs. A white horse and trees are behind them.

Philip Guston “Pulpwood Logging,” 1941

Read the full article here: NHPR – How the WPA sustained artists and revitalized New Hampshire’s forests during the Great Depression

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DAILY ART FIX: New Exhibition on Maps of Fictional Worlds

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A map from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1883)

Sometimes an author provides such a detailed imaginary terrain maps can be drawn from their descriptions. A new exhibit at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in California highlights some examples of these.

Some 70 items gathered from the museum’s collection offer viewers answers to the curator’s prompt. Among the highlights are elaborate maps that accompanied early editions of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and Kidnapped, and George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones.

Map from front endpapers to The Odyssey of Homer (1935)

Read the full article here: ARTNET – In Pictures: See the Extraordinarily Detailed Maps From ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and Other Fictional Worlds

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DAILY ART FIX: The French Art Salon: Evolution & Impact

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Pietro Antonio Martini “Exposition au Salon de 1787” Etching print

The flaws and features of the contemporary art world took form during the famed Salons of earlier centuries. The salons granted visibility to artists and access for the public, but the events were riddled with in-crowd biases, poor installation practices, and a ruthless disregard for real innovations.

French art salons remain a fascinating fixture of the art-historical narrative as they played a huge role in shaping the art world of today and the modern system of galleries and art fairs.

Visually striking, they often featured gallery walls crammed with paintings from floor to ceiling, exuding chaotic excess that clashed marvelously with the rigid academia of their host institutions—academies.

Royal academies emerged in the seventeenth century across Europe to replace guild systems and to further the ideas of art, culture, and science sweeping across the elite circles of the continent at the time. These academies were also created to protect and foster regional styles of academic art.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the restrictions and exclusivity inherent in these academic institutions eventually led a group of artists (the Impressionists) to take subversive actions. But, this did not occur until 1874.

In the preceding centuries, salons were established, became entrenched in society, reached their peak popularity, and—despite vicious turbulence—managed to remain deeply influential on society and the art world through multiple revolutions and regimes.

Read the full article here: ART & OBJECT – The French Art Salon: Evolution & Impact

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