Happening this Saturday, November 22nd, at Nurture Nature Center from 11 am to 1 pm. An inspiring FREE workshop on photography funded by Arts Community of Easton, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. You will gain a better understanding of the basics and see art through your lens. Go from being a "picture taker" to being an "image maker"! And thanks to Facebook, we will extend the knowledge past the day of the class with all attendees getting access to a closed Facebook group for sharing images from what you learn, helpful critiques and encouragement.
Join the Facebook event Art Through the Lens.
Exhibition by Yevette Hendler
Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center St, Clinton, New Jersey 08809
Textures, abstracts, reclaimed by nature and lots of history... all these things attract us to abandoned locations. There is beauty and art in all things even the crumbling decay of past dreams.
All the images included in this show are from my Abandoned Beauty series and local to NJ/PA. Some of them are still standing, some have been destroyed by nature and/or humans and some are collapsing in on themselves.
Where: Williams Center for the Arts, Room 108, Corner of High Street and Hamilton Street, Easton, PA
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM to about 9:00 PM
Please join us for a special presentation at our ACE General Meeting.
This month we will host Taketeru Kudo, Butoh dancer, visiting as an artist-in-residence at Lafayette College.
Taketeru Kudo (http://www.kudo-taketeru.com/) may be the most sublime ghost of the new generation of Butoh dancers. His movements are unusually fluid for Butoh, more like a bird than the zombie kinesthetics of Butoh’s notorious netherworld. Early on, Kudo studied with Akiko Motofuji, the widow of Tatsumi Hijikata, the father of Butoh in the post-war era. Later, he also studied with Koichi Tamano, Hijikata’s first student. In the nineties, he toured for five years with Sankai Juku, the company that put Butoh on the world stage with a fatal accident in Seattle in 1985. In the late 90s, Kudo went solo and founded his own school, Tokyo Gui-En-Kan. Kudo-san has performed often in Russia and Europe. Recently, in Moscow, he was the solo dancer in "The Full Moon," which won the Golden Mask, Russia’s most prestigious national theater award.
Butoh was a movement that began in Japan in the late fifties. It was rebellion against Western dance and Japanese Traditional dance. It also has it's roots in German Expressionism. Tatsumi Hijikata was the founder of Butoh. He was inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, the Marquis De Sade, and Antonin Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty. Butoh was born out of Post war Japan. It was a movement that was a search for a new identity, to establish meaning for a society after defeat. Often called "the dance of darkness," Butoh is an exploration into the unconscious, the realm of the imagination, and often themes of disaster, disease and human suffering. It also investigates the pre-history of man; the primordial. In Butoh there is a strong element of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Atomic bomb devastated Japan, but the consciousness of humanity was held hostage. The impossible was now possible; complete and utter annihilation. It is the feeling of a silent scream, which sometimes underscores Butoh.
Kudo-san will share a demo of Butoh and discuss his work firsthand with ACE members.Stop by, learn, and share!
ACE Monthly meetings are a great place to learn about what's happening in ACE and meet other ACE members. The basic agenda of every member meeting is:
* Officer's Report - learn about our current finances
* Upcoming Activities - reports by committee members on upcoming ACE events
* President's Address
* Member's Address - any member can announce their upcoming exhibits or anything else of interest to the community
* Refreshments - Coffee and goodies!
* Featured Speaker Presentation
We have openings for future speakers for ACE events. The goal of our speaker series is to share and educate ACE members and guests about artists, techniques, opportunities, and topics related to the arts.
The show will run from November 2 thru December 21, 2014
ARTIST TALK by RICHARD BEGBIE, Photographer
Sunday, November 2, 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 12:30 pm
The Gallery is free and open to the public
Hours: Sundays from 12:00- 3:00 pm and Weekdays by Appointment
THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART SHOW will feature fine art and fine art crafts by area artists. Among the original artworks presented in this show will be paintings, photography, pottery, wood crafts and more, including items suitable for gift giving.
“PORTRAIT OF VENICE” exhibit showcases selected work from a series of photographs taken during a March 2014 visit to Venice, Italy. The images highlight this city and its unique “sense of place.” Not meant to be the typical images of monuments and tourist attractions, these works capture some everyday scenes of Venice’s architecture, streets and alleys. The photographs transport the viewer to this historic locale and can evoke a
connection to a time and place.
Opening reception is Thursday, November 6 from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Passionate about photography and passionate about rust! What could be better than bringing the two together. This exhibit will be on display in the FRONT HALL Gallery of Nurture Nature Center from November through the end of January.
Join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/640999079352137/
ACE Room C Gallery at the Quadrant
Install and Hanging, Tuesday afternoon, 9/9 from 12-4 p.m.
Detail and Labeling, Thursday afternoon, 9/11 from 1-3 p.m.
Opening Reception at 6 p.m. on 9/20 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates are from 9/13 to 11/6 with pickup on 11/7.
Download Group Show Application
The Lehigh Valley Vanguard:
“The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is a progressive visual and literary symposium of Lehigh Valley intellectuals and artists. We try to feature narratives that speculate on the state of our current society and the betterment of its future: locally and globally.”
What we are looking for:
We are currently seeking visual art work, op-eds, book reviews, short fiction and poetry that fits the mission of the publication for inclusion in our introductory issue, launching April 2014.
The Vanguard is primarily an online publication. However, in an attempt to preserve the intellectual culture of our time in an archive, with every online issue 100 print copies will be issued. This will serve as a time capsule of our regional, progressive intellectual culture.
Op-eds and book reviews should be around 1500 words. Short fiction will be evaluated case-by-case.
Poetry should be around 200 lines or less.
Art work should be submitted with an artist statement and a description of the artwork.
This is an opportunity for subversive artists and writers seeking an outlet in alternative new media. The Vanguard is sponsored and cross promoted by Raging Chicken Press.
Deadline to submit: March 17th, 2014
Two ACE artists are getting international exposure with images in published books.
Maryann Riker’s Crocked, or Will the Real Betty Crocker Please Stand Up was juried into 500 Handmade Books, Volume 2, published by Lark, well-known as one of the authoritative voices in the book-art community.
Howard McGinn’s photograph of a relected image of Susan Huxley’s graffiti installation at Lafayette College is in the ebook The Fine Art of Crochet, written by internationally acclaimed expert Gwen Blakely Kinsler, founder of the Crochet Guild of America.