The July/August 2014 issue of Hook Magazine, a publication that covers culture, art & community in the lower Hudson Valley, featured Silya Kiese’s lamps, sculpted from glass and wood (above). Kiese maintains a studio in the Mill, Nyack, NY.
In October and November, Max Ginsburg will be leading two workshops for intermediate to advanced students at the Scottsdale Artists’ School: “Portrait Painting from Life.” and “Figuring Painting from Life.”
Susan Cirigliano will be exhibiting her animal paintings in two upcoming exhibits. Birds of the Air and Fishes of the Sea, an exhibition organized by Art at First, features work by seven women artists at the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York (12 West 12th Street), with the Blessing of the Animals followed by a reception, October 8, 6 p.m. The International Art Festival is a juried exhibition of 100 works at the Highline Loft Gallery (508 West 26th Street) from October 8 to 11, 2014. The opening reception is October 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
“How does one paint autumn?” asks Jerry N. Weiss in “Autumn’s Lament & License,” forthcoming in the November 2014 issue of the Artist’s Magazine (PDF preview here). The difficulty, he suggests, lies in “painting a spectacular subject, without the painting itself suffering the unfortunate consequences of clashing colors.” The article offers several insights that Weiss calls “principles of unity.”
Robert Neffson will deliver a talk with a slideshow of his work at the Seven Bridges Foundation (Greenwich, CT) this Saturday, September 27, at 2 p.m. Next month, his paintings will be included in Hyperrealism, 1967–2013 in the BBK Gallery at the Museo de Bellas Artes (Bilbao, Spain). The show opens October 7, 2014 and continues through January 19, 2015.