October 2, 2012

Holiday weekend events


Donna Martin live:
October 6th at 7:30pm
Roaring Brook Nature Center
70 Gracey Road, Canton CT
Tickets: $15 advance / $18 at the door
 860-693-0263  /  www.Roaringbrookconcerts.org
Jeff Lorello will be joining me on upright bass.

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Mixashawn, saxophone
Rick Rozie, bass
Ralph Whittle, piano
Bill Arnold, percussion


Brief Monuments: Making and Unmaking Memory
through October 20

Wednesday, October 3, 6 p.m. 
a conversation with Robert Lisak, photographer,
and Stephen Vincent Kobasa, curator

Open Wednesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, 1-6 p.m.

The Orison Project
8 Railroad Avenue
The Witch Hazel Complex
Building No. 7
Essex, CT

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

Curated by
Stephen VIncent Kobasa

Karen Schifano, Bending Some Rules, 2012, White tape. Courtesy of the artist

Making Room: Ten Interpretations

Curated by Suzan Shutan
Ten contemporary artists integrate their work into a 186 year-old space, emphasizing historic integrity while exploring new connections. The artwork exists between two and three dimensions, is site-specific and responds to the issues of material ingenuity, color, architecture and reductivist aesthetics.

Richard Bottwin (NY), Melanie Carr (CT), Kevin Daly (CT), Robert Gregson (CT), Adam Lister (VA),

Faber Lorne (CT), Debra Ramsay (NY), Karen Schifano (NY), Paul Theriault (CT), Jill Vasileff (CA)

October 6 through November 3, 2012

Reception on October 6, Noon until 2
The Institute Library . 847 Chapel Street . New Haven, CT

Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturdays, 11:00 to 2:00

Reynolds Fine Art
is pleased to present
Robert Reynolds
Mary Black
Artist Reception: Friday, October 5, 5-8pm

Robert Reynolds, Red Table, Oil on linen, Reynolds Fine Art
Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring Mary Black, a California native, in her debut at the gallery, along side new work by Robert Reynolds.
Mary Black's primary concerns in her approach to art making have always been directed toward process, surface, and materials. Painting exclusively in encaustic paint for over a decade, Black has mastered an often unruly medium. Encaustic paint, a material comprised of wax, pigment, and dammar resin, that is heated and fused, is very difficult to control. The artist's relationship with this hot wax, however, is fluid and intuitive. She openly embraces the challenges that occur in the creation of a wide spectrum of surfaces, from flat and transparent, to dense and scarred

Robert Reynolds, the gallery owner and namesake, will be exhibiting a new series of work. Deriving from a collection of sketches made over the past twenty years, Reynolds has taken a bare bones approach to painting as a method of sorting through living. These minimalistic, abstracted oils on linen are documents of fragmented memories and disjointed pieces of time. Much like cut up negatives on a light box, each canvas is a vaguely remembered still frame from the artist's past.
The show will run from October 5-27, 2012.

If you would like to receive more information about our gallery and events, please visit our website, www.reynoldsfineart.com

Reynolds Fine Art
96 Orange St 
New Haven, CT  06510

A must-see exhibit!  Mary is an wonderful young artist with an amazing sensitivity to line and texture.  I'm sure her images will match her thoughtful nature. Congrats Mary!!

Reflections in Dust - ArtWalk Opening Reception
Date: October 5, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Library 
Reflections in Dust represents an allegory of a personal narrative, a literal representation of a person or object. Many of McCarthy's pieces are self-portraits.
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Artist's Statement
Reflections in Dust represents an allegory of a personal narrative, a literal representation of a person or object. Many of McCarthy’s pieces are self-portraits.
The technique ranges from a free, impulsive brush stroke; to the sanded down point on a .5 mm pencil lead.
It is not necessary that the viewer knows specifically what inspired the work. In fact, perhaps the combination of detail and mystery allows for it to be more empathic and relatable.
Reflections in Dust is a poetic reflection about inspiration, introspection and the physical aspects of the media in this two-dimensional work. The beholder should consider pencil, silver, and paint as pigment or "dust" arranged on paper or canvas. 

The ArtWalk is made possible through the generosity of donors, especially the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Opening Reception
Please join us on October 5, 2012 (6 p.m.– 8 p.m.) to celebrate this new exhibition in the ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library, located in the heart of the city at 500 Main Street.