Sunday, July 30, 2023

Pollack Krasner House, an Study center, ZOOM AND IN-PERSON PROGRAMS WITH JOYCE RAIMONDO Education Coordinator

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Tuesday, August 1, 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: What is beauty?

A popular celebrity, a splash of paint, an awe inspiring sunset? How do we define beauty? Explore how modern artists such Pollock, Krasner, Warhol, Kahlo and others create and challenge notions of beauty. Then sketch your own idea of what beauty means to you.

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Offered by Larchmont Library

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Most Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout summer

Ages 4 and above and adult companions 

Join Joyce Raimondo for a tour of the house and studio, then express your own creativity in an outdoor hands-on drip painting workshop. For children ages 4 and above accompanied by adults. $10 a person, includes admission and materials (one canvas per person and tempera paint). Maximum enrollment is 12.

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Image: Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe


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Thursday, July 27, 2023



Exhibition title: Native American Art Now
Exhibition dates: September 7 – October 7, 2023
Opening reception: September 7, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 542 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds
Nuance of Sky 4, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 42 inches/91.4 x 106.7 cm
We are pleased to present an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography and an installation by more than twenty contemporary Indigenous artists from diverse tribal affiliations spanning the United States and Canada. Native American Art Now, curated by Leesa Fanning, will be our largest and most ambitious exhibition of the year.
The established and emerging artists explore a wide range of subjects—land, place, nature and spiritual worldviews (including creation stories), the traumas of colonialism and racism—expressing resilience and hope. The work has emerged from customary practices and traditional meanings, forms, materials and techniques, as well as more contemporary subjects and alternative media and art-making processes.
Native American Art Now celebrates the prominence and importance of contemporary Indigenous art as it becomes an increasingly integral part of the international art world and enters the mainstream art-historical canon.


The exhibition includes work by Barry Ace, Norman Akers, Marcus Amerman, Christi Belcourt, Lola S. Cody, Monty Claw, Richard Glazer Danay, Beau Dick, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Robert Houle, Matthew Kirk, Athena LaTocha, Nadia Myre, Dan Namingha, Marianne Nicolson, Jaad Kuujus (Meghann O’Brien), Virgil Ortiz, Preston Singletary, Duane Slick, Bently Spang, Lonnie Vigil and Will Wilson.


Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne and Arapaho, b. 1954), who is based in Oklahoma City, presents a suite of four brightly colored abstract paintings from his long-running Neuf series that expresses spiritual meaning and a reverence for nature. Also on view is Our Red Nations Were Always Green, one of the artist’s acclaimed text-based monoprint installations. A similar work from the series was acquired by MoMA in 2019.
Heap of Birds is represented in the collections of The British Museum, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Robert Houle
Saysaygon, 2016, oil on canvas, 84 x 120 inches/213.4 x 304.8 cm
Toronto-based artist Robert Houle (Anishinaabe Saulteaux, b. 1947) creates work that seeks to decolonize historical narratives and functions as a reparative, healing practice. In his diptych Saysaygon, an enigmatic figure stands opposite an abstract color-field landscape punctuated by two equal-arm crosses. These floating forms represent the Morning Star—often depicted in Indigenous art—that heralds the break of a new day, hope, restoration and renewal.
A major retrospective showcasing five decades of Houle’s work is currently on view in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Matthew Kirk
Spirit Raiser, 2023, acrylic, oil and graphite on tar paper, cedar, Coroplast, Sheetrock, woven into steel mesh and mounted on panel, 84 x 84 inches/213.4 x 213.4 cm
Arizona-born, New York-based artist Matthew Kirk (Diné [Navajo] and European descent, b. 1978) presents a new mixed-media work inspired by Diné motifs found in textiles as well as his urban environment. The three-dimensional construction is filled with his repertoire of distinctive motifs configured on what he calls “tiles.” Kirk employs his own pictorial language of elemental signs to explore the intersection of his Indigenous and Euro-American heritage and positions himself in respect to both.
Kirk was a 2019 recipient of the Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship for Contemporary Native American Art. His work is in the Forge Project collection in Taghkanic, New York; the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; and the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, among others.
Preston Singletary
Tlingit Basket Trio, 2022, blown and sand carved-glass

Photo by Russell Johnson
Among four works by Preston Singletary (Tlingit, European, Filipino, b. 1963), an internationally recognized Seattle-based artist who identifies his Tlingit culture as the fundamental inspiration for his work, is a suite of glass baskets. They are contemporary versions of traditional Tlingit baskets historically woven by women from spruce-tree roots.  Singletary imbues his with the refined aesthetics of the originals, which represent his way of rethinking and re-contextualizing traditional objects. 

Singletary’s work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Detroit Institute of Arts and the National Museum of Scotland.
Ontario-based artist Christi Belcourt (Métis, b. 1966) is widely known for her extraordinary pointillist paintings that express profound love for Mother Earth. Created especially for this exhibition, The Night Shift is a celebration of nocturnal creatures articulated through thousands of tiny dots that simulate centuries-old Anishinaabe beadwork.
Belcourt’s work is in the collections of National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; First Peoples Hall at the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec; and the Minneapolis Institute of Art , Minnesota.

Virgil Ortiz (Ortiz, Cochiti, b. 1969), who lives and works in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, perpetuates Cochiti ceramic traditions while simultaneously transforming them into a contemporary vision that embraces Pueblo history and culture and merges it with his life-long interest in science fiction. His striking ceramic sculpture Recon Watchman is part of a series that brings to life futuristic, time-traveling warriors dedicated to protecting the Pueblos and ensuring their survival.

Work by Ortiz is currently on view in exhibitions at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe and the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, where he was also part of the exhibition’s curatorial team.
Nadia Myre
Light Assembly: Julie, 2023, woven handmade ceramic beads, stainless steel wire, 84 x 60 inches/213.4 x 152.4 cm
Interdisciplinary artist Nadia Myre (Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg First Nation, b. 1974) created a poetic landscape made from intricately woven ceramic beads especially for the exhibition. The Quebec-born, Montreal-based artist says her purpose is to “paint nature through beadwork.”
Myre has exhibited extensively, including at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Her works are on permanent exhibition at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; and Canada’s embassies in Paris, London and Greece.


Dr. Leesa Fanning is an independent curator, specializing in contemporary global art in all media and bringing outstanding experience to her role as curator and advisor through more than twenty-five years of extensive work in the visual arts.
As Curator of Contemporary Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, she curated numerous exhibitions and oversaw the contemporary art collection. Her curatorial purview also encompassed Noguchi Court, the second largest collection of Noguchi sculptures in the United States, and the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a twenty-two-acre site with more than thirty  modern and contemporary works.
Native American Art Now will be accompanied by a catalog with an essay by Dr. Fanning.


Sundaram Tagore Gallery has been representing established and emerging artists from around the world since 2000. We champion work that is aesthetically and intellectually rigorous, infused with humanism and art historically significant. We specialize in paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations with a strong emphasis on materiality. The gallery also has a robust photography program that includes some of the world’s most noted photographers. We have locations in New York, Singapore and London.

For more information, email or call  212-677-4520.


542 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Margreth Olin's documentary Songs of Earth to the Toronto Film Festival !

Margreth Olin's documentary Songs of Earth to the Toronto Film Festival 

Sogns of Earth, a full-length documentary by Margreth Olin about nature, experienced with the guidance of director Margreth Olin's 85-year-old father through Oldedalen in Northwest Norway, will be shown in the documentary section in Toronto.  

For one year, I have walked in my father's footsteps in the magnificent nature to which he is so deeply connected. I found a peace that I believe many are missing. It has always been an adventure to walk with my father. Dad has shown me what a gift nature is.  I want to pass on that gift that I received from him, I believe in that - the finest thing you receive, you should pass on," says director, producer, and screenwriter Margreth Olin about her latest film.
Suggested to Take a Walk
Olin has previously made acclaimed and award-winning documentaries such as Doing Good (Mannen fra Snåsa, 2016), Childhood (Barndom, 2017), and Self Portrait (Selvportrett, 2020). The work on Songs of Earth (Fedrelandet) began when Margreth came to her 85-year-old father, Jørgen Mykløen, and asked for advice during a demanding period in her life. He responded as he often does, suggesting they should take a walk together.
The result was the documentary Songs of Earth, which will be presented to the North American audience at the continent's most important film festival in Toronto at the beginning of September, where it will be shown in the documentary sidebar.
Margreth Olin has previously participated in Toronto with the film The Angel (Engelen) which had its world premiere there in 2009. The film festival is also one of the world's most important venues for buying and selling films, where buyers, festival programmers, and press from all over the world participate.
Songs of Earth has received 5,450,000 NOK (540.00 USD) in development, production, and release grants from The Norwegian Film Institute.
Excited about the Canadian Audience
-We are extremely happy that the film has been invited to Toronto and will have its North American premiere there. This has been a hope and goal since the start and means a lot for the film's further life. I am excited about the reception from the Canadian audience, they live close to and love nature as Norwegians do says Margreth Olin.
Songs of Earth premieres in Norwegian theatres on September 1st and will be screened in advance at ten beautiful and spectacular places in Norway, including Geirangerfjorden, Oldedalen, Stangholmen by Risør, Gjendesheim, and at the roof of the Oslo Opera.
Liv Ullmann and the Palme d'Or-winning and three-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Wim Wenders are among the film's executive producers.
The Toronto International Film Festival unspools between September 7th and 17th.
Cast and Credits
STARRING Jørgen Mykløen & Magnhild Kongsjord Mykløen DIRECTOR Margreth Olin PRODUCERS Margreth Olin & Lena Faye-Lund Sandvik for Speranza Film AS CINEMATOGRAPHY Lars Erlend Tubaas Øymo, Herman Lersveen, Torbjørn Martinsen, Dag Asle Mykløen SOUND Andreas Lindberg Svensson SOUND DESIGN Tormod Ringnes EDITORMichal Leszczylowski MUSIC Rebekka Karijord EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Wim Wenders and Liv Ullmann CO-PRODUCERS BBC, SWR, ARTA NORWEGIAN DISTRIBUTOR Norsk Filmdistribusjon INTERNATIONAL SALES AGENT Cinephil
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Photo: Agnete Brun of director Margreth Olin


Monday, July 24, 2023

Louie Stern Fine Arts: Matsumi Kanemitsu, In the Round, July 15-August,19, 2023

Opening, 1962
acrylic on canvas
24 x 20 inches; 61 x 50.8 centimeters

“To me, I want my work to be like life—everything that is different or opposite to be in balance, like yin and yang, negative and positive, day and night. I want to be just like sunshine, like moon."

-- Matsumi Kanemitsu
Matsumi Kanemitsu, circa 1967.

The son of Japanese immigrants, Matsumi Kanemitsu was born in 1922 in Ogden, Utah, but spent his childhood with his grandparents in Hiroshima, Japan, where he took near-daily art classes. He moved back to the United States in 1940 and joined the U.S. Army in 1941, but the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor soon led to his arrest and confinement in detention camps. 


Devastating as that experience must have been, Kanemitsu began drawing with art supplies provided by the American Red Cross and eventually made his way to Europe as a military hospital assistant. Kanemitsu returned to the United States in 1949 and plunged into New York’s postwar art scene. But as a student of Japanese painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Art Students League, he also kept in touch with his cultural heritage. 


By the early 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles and received a grant to work at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, producing a suite of prints that translated sumi painting techniques into lithography. With extraordinary skill and versatility, Kanemitsu also became a teacher, at Chouinard Art Institute from 1965 to 1970 and at Otis Art Institute from 1971 to 1983. Though Kanemitsu is often identified as a second generation Abstract Expressionist, his artistic legacy is bicultural, embracing Japanese ink painting traditions as well as American Abstract Expressionism and Pop art.


View More Works by Matsumi Kanemitsu
Matsumi Kanemitsu painting, circa 1950s
Louis Stern Fine Arts
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West Hollywood, CA  90069


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Sunday, July 23, 2023

Islip Arts Council ,seeking young artists to submit work for International Youth Day, August 12, 2023. See all details below for submission

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District 1 Youth Advisory Board is seeking artwork from youth relating to Environmental Justice. Climate change-themed work will be accepted to be showcased at Sisters of St. Joseph to the public on International Youth Day, August 12, 2023.

Free to submit your work! Teens and young adults welcomed.



August 12, 2023

At Sisters of St. Joseph - 10:30am-2:30pm

FREE backpacks and school supplies for families in need (3 bag limit per family)

Food donations will also be collected for Eileen's Free Bodega.