Archive for October, 2008

Quilt Critique Service

For November 13th, http://www.quiltcritique.com/ will feature a special Advanced session for professional-level artists working in the quilt medium. While only five artists may participate actively and show their work, anyone may listen as a Silent Participant. Registration information is on the web site, and the Active Participants need to register by November 3rd.

New Exhibition Opening:

The Hewitt Gallery of Art at 221 E. 71st St., New York, NY, 10021 will host “Pieced Together”, an exhibition of work by Jane Broaddus, Michael Cummings, Bonnie Epstein, Rebecca Mushtare and Larry Schulte. “Pieced Together” runs November 3 – December 2, 2008, with a reception on Thursday, November 6th, 6 – 8 pm. The gallery will be open daily Monday-Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm. It will be closed from November 21-25, 2008 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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It’s been a quiet week in the SDA e-mail inbox, but here are a few gems you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss:

The New York Times has an excellent article on Alexander Calder and a short video that illustrates his wonderful imagination. A joyful reminder that artmaking is about creative play.


Here’s another link to a fascinating article in The New Yorker magazine: “Late Bloomers – Why do we Equate Genius with Precocity”

Some geniuses explode into their creative potentials at an early age and see their powers fade in later years. Others work steadily and quietly, often for decades, before reaching their full potential. If you are a mid-life artist like I am, you will find the article both informational and reassuring that there’s still time for greatness!! Interesting acknowledgement as well to the concept of “patrons” in a creative person’s life — their support is essential.

Tiny url: http://tinyurl.com/3mrrmx

Long url: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/20/081020fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=all

Have a great week!
Jeanne, NY rep

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The Textile Study Group of New York cordially invites members of SDA to their October meeting. Knitter Ann Clarke will speak about her work. Ann creates one-of-a-kind knitted, felted, pieced and embellished wearable art.
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Time: 7 PM
Place: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, 40 E. 35th Street (between Park and Madison Aves.), New York, NY
Admission: $5.00 Special Guest Fee for members of other textile organizations $10.00 Fee for unaffiliated guests attending a TSGNY meeting
For more about Clarke’s work, please check: www.twosticksknitting.com
For information about the Textile Study Group of New York, please visit www.tsgny.org
Grey Flag by Larry Schulte

Erin by Larry Schulte

Orange Flag by Larry Schulte

Larry Schulte’s work will be displayed in three upcoming exhibits. The first one, “Pieced Together”, is a group show at Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st St, New York City. Participating artists are: Jane Broaddus, Michael Cummings, Bonnie Epstein, Larry Schulte and Rebecca White. The exhibit was curated by Millie Burns, Director, Hewitt Gallery of Art. Opening reception November 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

“Larry Schulte”, January 1-March 31, 2009. Lobby gallery of I. M. Pei-designed office tower, 499 Park Avenue, New York City. This exhibit includes selections from the last 20 years, including woven painted paper, prints, and mixed media pieces.

“Larry Schulte: Printed Work”, February 1-February 28, 2009. Manhattan Graphics Center, 481 Washington Street. http://www.manhattangraphicscenter.org/.

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Ocean City — On the Beach,” Jozef Bajus, 2007

Jozef Bajus has a new show, “The Combing Wave: Recent Works”, at the Albright Knox Collectors Gallery, October 3 – November 2, 2008. The exhibition will highlight recent drawings, 2D compositions and 3D paper and fiber sculptures, from 2007-08. The Albright Knox Art Gallery is located at 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222.
“Hush,” by Dianne Matus

Dianne Matus’ piece “Hush” has been juried into “A Way With Words,” an exhibit featuring work in all media by selected Long Island Craft Guild members. The show will be at the Jericho Library in Jericho, NY the entire month of October. The juror, Tamson Greene, is an art historian and associate liaison to Andrea Rosen of the Andrea Rosen Gallery in Chelsea. See more of Dianne’s work at http://www.lookingglassart.com/

NEW online, interactive QUILT ART CRITIQUES, moderated by Sandra Sider with producer Lisa Chipetine. Join the five other Active Participants in each hour-long session and have your quilt critiqued for $20, or visit as a Silent Participant for only $5 to see and hear the entire session. See: http://www.quiltcritique.com/.

Have a great week, New York!

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