September 4, 2012

What a week!

There are so many great things going on it will be difficult to choose what direction to set your art compass.

LISTEN WITH YOUR EYES - The Jazz Inspired Paintings of Andres Chaparro
Hartford, CT

Opening Reception: Sept. 6, 2012, 5pm-8pm
Exhibition: Sept. 6 - Sept. 28, 2012
Gallery Hours: 9am - 5pm

Solo Art Exhibition:
Hors d' Oeuvres & Refreshments Served
Free & Open to The Public

“Works of Andres Chaparro bear a remarkable insight into a cultural phenom from 1950's and 60's Expressionist traditions. The phenom, which grew out of historical revelations called Afro-Latino, date back centuries untold yet define his artistic and cultural qualities today."

Walter Allen Bailey
Detroit, Michigan

Please visit Facebook: THE ART OF ANDRES CHAPARRO

Brief Monuments: Making and Unmaking Memory

September 7 through October 20
Open Wednesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, 1-6 p.m.

Inspired by a  text for taken from a novel written by a former soldier: "The future lied to us, there long ago in the past,"  this exhibition confronts the false guarantees that what were once the celebrated wars of this country's history would always be both remembered and justified.
Photographs by:

Paul Duda

Walker Evans

Lys Guillorn

Robert Lisak

Oscar Palacio

Katia Porter

William Williams

Sculpture by:

Heinz Warneke

At the Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford:  

Attend the Art After Hours opening of MATRIX 165 / Ahmed Alsoudani, and learn more about the works in the exhibition from the artist himself during his gallery talk at 6 pm. Stay for music from the The Arrangement, free Ripe juice tasting, art-making activities, improvisional dance by Connetic Dance and a screening of Women on the 6th Floor at 8 pm. Members save 20% in the Museum Shop. $5 admission, free for members and students with a college ID.

September 7, 9 - 11 am:
Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and coffee and join Robin Jaffee Frank, our Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, for a highlights tour of her favorite modern American works.  Limited space, reservations required, (860) 838-4171.

September 7, 12 pm
Gallery Talk: Lasting Impressions: Images of African Americans After Reconstruction Alona Wilson, Assistant Director and Curator for The Amistad Center for Art & Culture will discuss images of African American caricatures and stereotypes of Sambo, Mammy, and many more that made their way into American society in the form of toys, household goods, newspapers and prints. 

September 8, 10 am - 1 pm:
Visit the museum for a day of free family fun! Find street scenes throughout the museum and in James Nares’ STREET, our video installation recently reviewed in the New York Times

Stephen Brown: Legacy     A 'must see' exhibit.

I had the honor to study under the guidance of Stephen during my MFA studies at U of H.  His wisdom, patience, humor, expertise, and belief in my abilities made me the artist I am today.  I still hear his words of encouragement when I work and know so many amazing artists because of his direction.  He is forever my mentor.

Stephen Brown: Legacy
September 4 through October 14, 2012

About Stephen Brown |    Auction Preview |    Memorial Scholarship

The Joseloff Gallery is proud to present the exhibition, Stephen Brown: Legacy, featuring paintings and drawings by the late artist Stephen Brown, from September 4 through October 14, 2012. A gala opening reception on Thursday, September 6, 2012, will include the public unveiling of Brown’s portrait of University of Hartford president, Walter Harrison. The reception will be followed by an auction of seven original paintings and drawings by Brown, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Stephen Brown Memorial Scholarship at the Hartford Art School.

Stephen Brown: Legacy will showcase more than 100 paintings and drawings from 25 public and private collections with a focus on the years from 1988 through 2009, when Brown was a member of the painting faculty at the Hartford Art School. The luminous still lifes of everyday objects that Brown was known for, as well as his candid and stunning portraits, will be on view in the exhibition alongside pastoral images of Pennsylvania dairy farms and sprawling landscape scenes from Colorado to New England and the French countryside.

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, a gala reception will be held in the Joseloff Gallery from 5-7 p.m. 
At 7:00 p.m., directly following the reception, an auction will take place in the 1877 Club restaurant adjacent to the Joseloff Gallery.  Bidder registration will take place from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Joseloff Gallery, prior to the start of the auction. Absentee bids will be accepted, but must be registered by 5pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.  To submit an absentee bid, please call 860-768-5559, or click here to send an email request. To preview the auction items, click here.
Stephen Brown: Legacy was organized and curated by the Joseloff Gallery’s managing director, Lisa Gaumond, with a committee of Brown’s Hartford Art School colleagues and close friends: Tom Bradley, Gilles Giuntini, and Walter Hall, who all worked closely with Brown’s widow, Gretchen Treitz-Brown.

An extensive exhibition catalog featuring all works included in the exhibition, with essays by Lennart Anderson, Philip Pearlstein, and Walter Hall will be available for purchase in the gallery.  Proceeds from the sale of the catalog will benefit The Stephen Brown Memorial Scholarship at the Hartford Art School.  For information on purchasing a catalog, please call the gallery at 860-768-4090, or send an email requesting information by clicking here.

Two shows opening at FVAC:

Grounds for Sculpture 
September 7-29
Opening Reception - September 7, 5-8pm

Also join the Farmington Valley Arts Center resident artists on 9/8 for First Sat. 10-4 pm for a diverse experience of 20 artists and their studios.

You can also assist in the prep work for one of Hartford's "Envisionfest" art installations at FVAC. Join Artist in Residence Anita Gangi Balkun on the FVAC lawn 10-2 pm in assembling a large scale yarn-bombing 'tag' for her installation. We'll be stitching together 30 afghans for her piece "Self-Storage" that will be on the corner of Asylum and Main Streets in Hartford on Sept. 29th.  All are welcome, no sewing experience necessary, just a willingness to have fun! Children accompanied by adults, please. (in case of rain, meet in Studio 6B).

Call for artists: 

2 exhibits to enter:
Receiving for our Clothesline exhibit at ArtWalk is Wednesday, Sept. 5th
Receiving for the On the Wall one day show and sale is next Thursday Sept. 13th.
You can download both
prospectus's at
ArtWalk 2012
luminaria 2 
Art for All
Enjoy a full day of exhibits, live music, demonstrations by faculty and lots of other activities including Light Up the Night from 7-9 pm.  Picnic on the grounds with food from Urban Gourmet, Soup 'r Samich and the Cupbrake brake.
View the entire schedule at