KINDSIGHT®: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ROBERT ZUCKERMAN

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AT 92ND STREET Y WEILL ART GALLERY September 3 – October 20 Viewing Hours: 12 – 4 pm NEW YORK, NY: August 19 – Film/TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer calls him ‘The Master.” Mark Walhberg calls him “The best ever.” He is consistently the highest ranked photographer in the world on IMDB Pro (Internet Movie Data Base, the gold standard of entertainment universe standings). His images have become the campaigns for such films as The Crow, Training Day, National Treasure,Transformers, Pursuit of Happyness and many more. He has done photography for Will Smith and has served as the personal photographer for the family of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. From September 3 – October 20 acclaimed movie … Continue reading

What Does Fat Over Lean Mean?

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By Alina Bradford In oil painting, new artists are told to paint “fat over lean,” but what does this really mean? Fat over lean, thin under thick and thinnest to thickest are all ways of saying the same thing in oil painting; make the painting dry properly by using the right consistency of paint at the right time. Using this concept, an artist can make their painting more stable and long-lasting. So how does an artist go about painting fat over lean? The process is actually quite simple. The Fat Over Lean Painting Process To paint fat over lean, the … Continue reading

University of Richmond Museums opens Janet Hamlin: Sketches from Guantanamo

Janet Hamlin: Sketches from Guantanamo opens September 11 and is on view through November 21, 2014, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, and the International Gallery, Carole Weinstein International Center. Contemporary artist, author, and illustrator Janet Hamlin (American, born 1961) has worked as a courtroom sketch artist at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base tribunals since 2006, documenting the trials of the detainees. Since cameras and recording equipment are forbidden in the trials, her drawings form the only visual record of events that have taken place there. On view are a selection of drawings and sketchbooks from the … Continue reading

Almost Free Art Tables

By Alina Bradford How to create your own workspace for your art supplies. Every artist needs a place to keep their art supplies, even if it’s at a homemade desk in the coroner of their room. There are several easy ways to make a homemade desk out of things that are cheap and easy to find.  The first step is deciding on how big you want the desk and how much weight it will need to hold. For example, if you will be using a computer, you will need a bigger desktop and it will need to be able to … Continue reading

Artist Gift Guide: This Year’s Best Presents for Artists and Art Lovers

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Looking for gift ideas that artists and art lovers, alike, will adore. Here is Art Questions Answered’s list of the most excellent finds. Gift Sets For Artists If your artist loves markers, then you can’t go wrong with a Copic Marker gift set. For example, throw together a sketchbook with a Multiliner SP Bright set, plus oneblack Multiliner SP to create a sketcher’s delight. Our friends at Jerry’s Artarama recommend the SoHo Urban Artist Acrylic Painting Set.  The set comes with a table easel, brushes, paints, a painting DVD and everything else you need to create using acrylic. We have never seen a gift set that … Continue reading

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND MUSEUMS OPENS NEW EXHIBITIONS IN THE HARNETT MUSEUM OF ART AND PRINT STUDY CENTER ON AUGUST 20, 2014

Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe Through October 6, 2014 The Temple of Flora: Prints by Robert John Thornton and Jim Dine Through July 6, 2015 Annual Student Exhibition Through September 21, 2014 On view August 20 through October 6, 2014, in the Harnett Museum of Art, is the exhibition Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe.Softić’s prints, drawings, and paintings combine images of natural and man-made structures with drawings based on appropriated visual material: medical and botanical illustrations, maps and charts, manuscript illuminations, and comic art. Her work addresses concepts of cultural hybridity, chaos, and memory. Her series, Migrant Universe, created from 2007 to 2011, consists of ten large mixed … Continue reading

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND MUSEUMS OPENS STORIES, STATUS, & PATRIOTISM NINETEENTH-CENTURY CERAMICS FROM THE COLLECTION

Stories, Status, & Patriotism: Nineteenth-Century American Ceramics from the Collection opens August 20, 2014, and continues through December 6, 2015, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. The exhibition features nineteenth-century American ceramics from the museum’s permanent collection that focus on the themes of stories, status, and patriotism, and includes parian, porcelain, and earthenware with a range of glazes. In the nineteenth-century, both utilitarian and decorative ceramics held a popular place in American domestic life and society. Although often serving practical household needs, these pieces were also expressions of cultural identity and social roles. Included in the exhibition are objects that told … Continue reading

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND MUSEUMS OPENS WHAT’S NEW: RECENT GIFTS TO THE HARNETT PRINT STUDY CENTER COLLECTION

The University of Richmond Museums presents What’s New: Recent Gifts to the Harnett Print Study Center, on view from August 20 to October 6, 2014, in the Harnett Museum of Art and Print Study Center. This exhibition features prints, drawings, and photographs donated to the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center during the past two years. The exhibition celebrates the broad range of the permanent collection presenting various printmaking methods such as etching, lithography, screenprinting, and photography, among others. What’s New highlights screenprints by American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987), including Sitting Bull, 1986, and Fiesta Pig, 1979. A total of 161 photographs, Polaroid photographs, … Continue reading

TALKS ON ART AND DESIGN AT 92Y THIS FALL

Wed, Sep 10, 12 pm, from $24 ROXANA MARCOCI ON CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS Christopher Williams is one of the most influential cinephilic artists working in photography today. A senior curator at the Museum ofModern Art, Roxana Marcoci, discusses the first retrospective exhibition of his work, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, running at MOMA from July 27 through November 2. Tue, Oct 7, 5:30 pm, from $30 BRANDON STANTON: HUMANS OF NEW YORK Brandon Stanton’s addictive blog, Humans of New York, takes as its premise, “Everyone has a story to tell.” Since 2010, Stanton has shown the faces and shared the words of the New Yorkers we pass … Continue reading

10 Ways to Protect and Store Art Supplies

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By Alina Bradford Storing your art supplies can be a pain. If you don’t store them correctly they can get unusable. If you store them too well they aren’t easily accessible. Don’t worry. There are some creative solutions that you can use in your art studio that keep supplies safe and easy to use. Here are 10, low-cost art supply storage and safety tips: Do not leave you painting supplies in direct sunlight for more than a few minutes at a time. Bring an umbrella if you are painting outside. Keep pastels out of moist environments. Storing them in shallow … Continue reading