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Monday, February 11, 2019

UrbanGlass



Spend a family-friendly afternoon in UrbanGlass' magical glass studios, Saturday, February 9 from 1 to 5 PM. Demonstrating artists and hands-on activities will explore how bubbles are used to enhance designs and why glass loves this shape. Secure your spot up today to make a glass tilemarble, or blow your own bowl. Sign up for free activities including bead stringingsilk screening or lend your talents to help create a community artwork that will be on view in Fort Greene Park.



Apply today for the Spring 2019 semester of the Bead Project, UrbanGlass' entrepreneurial scholarship program for New York area women seeking a creative outlet. Over ten weeks students learn how to create glass jewelry and develop a small business plan. Click here for more information about this unique program. Application deadline: February 15, 2019.


Friday, February 8, 2019

ESCHER / The Exhibition & Experience (5)


Inside kind of labyrinth...“Infinity Room”, mirrors facing mirrors chamber, amid strings of repeating shapes-like M.C. Escher's "Flying Fish" artwork.




Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

ESCHER / The Exhibition & Experience (3)

Visitors coming to see this new edition of the 'Escher international show' have several chances to interact with some of the artist's  concepts and creations as well.  Getting inside the famous "Crystal Ball" with my own reflexion...was awesome!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal / Escher. El arte de lo imposible / 2007

ESCHER / The Exhibition & Experience (2)

This image is from a printed program of "m.c. Escher / El arte de lo imposible" traveling show, at Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain.  In 2007 I made a very special trip from New York City to Madrid in order to be personally able to see it because, obviously, it was so important to me.

ESCHER / The Exhibition & Experience (1)


Monday, February 4, 2019

UrbanGlass / Valentine's Day Sale



Celebrate the ones you love with 15% off of all jewelry, in store and online (use code: VDay2019), between February 1 and



Sunday, February 3, 2019

selgasArt / Tapestry-Some (4)

'Hung as tapestries'...a serie of 'acrylic on folded canvas' I've been working on since 2012. The very 'textile' aspet created by the fact of no having stretchers as support and never 'going flat' on the wall, give them a kind of sculptural presence.

Friday, February 1, 2019

selgasArt / Tapestry-Some (2)

"La Habana para una Infanta difunta" is an sculpture-assemblage  made out of men's belts as a 'Hoop skirt' secured by screws and nuts.  On top; atresso for the hard base-of-torso, and peplum  cover by 'my own web work' using hemp rope treated with heavy medium acrylic, decorated by metal-nuts as 'pretend-Jewellery' and a carved-wooden hand holding an already-made Cuban flag.
The title plays a phonetic trick on  Ravel's "Pavana para una Infanta difunta". 'Infanta' is (was) also a major Avenue in Havana's so well known 'glorious past' before the actual nightmare.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

selgasArt / Tapestry-Some (1)


selgasArt / Tapestry (7)

Between 1980-82, I made two tapestries meanwhile working on a series of small size gouache on papers, also Drawings, and few oil on canvas. In 1982 those tapestries (my very last) were exhibit in the "Three Cuban Painters" (Ernesto Briel, José Camejo and I), becoming my first Art show participation in USA at Middlesex County College, New Jersey.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

selgasArt / Tapestry (6)

"El paisaje" (tapestry) is one of my last pieces done in Habana-1977, shortly after a group of my creations were awarded a first Prize by the 'Museo de Artes Decorativas' early same year; and in 1978 made its way to USA among several gouache on paper works, dated early 70s; brought to New York thanks to an advise coming from a family member visiting Cuba under 'La Comunidad Cubana' program: first time (since 1959) 'communist Cuba' allowing 'nationals'  exiled to visit their own country. At the end, the idea of having some of my art in USA did work perfectly in my favor since 'The Mariel Boatlift' event back in 1980. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Garrison Art Center

Exactly what we need right now; Cabin Fever Workshops and Winter Workshop for Kids are back
at Garrison Art Center!


Cabin Fever Workshops are back! Registration is now open for this popular series of individual workshops for adults and teens held on Saturdays in February.  We have returning favorites, like Napkin Basket Weaving with Kimberly Carver and Indigo/Shibori Dye Workshop with Katrin Reifeiss, as well as new things to try, like Balancing Almost Anything, a mobile making workshop with James Murray, and Valentine Papercutting with Jenny Lee Fowler. Use the promo code THREE when signing up for three or more and save $15. 
with Jenny Lee Fowler, February 2, 10am-1pm 
with Erin Von Holdt-Gilbert, February 2, 2pm-5pm 
with Kimberly Carver, February 9, 10am-1pm 
with Katrin Reifeiss, February 9, 2pm-5pm 
Ocarina (Clay Whistles) for kids age 10+ and adults
with Renee Curci Ivanoff, February 16, 2pm-5pm 
with Christina Di Marco, February 23, 10am-3pm 
with James Murray, February 23, 12pm-4pm
Looking for something engaging for your kid to do while school is out? Have your child join us for Winter Workshop for Kids during the mid-winter recess from school. You can register for one or two days, February 18 and/or 19, 10am-3pm, with Erin McNally, Ada Pilar Cruz, and Barbara Smith Gioia. 

Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing, P.O. Box 4
Garrison, NY 10524
845.424.3960

Sunday, January 27, 2019

El Tiempo Va / Robi Draco Rosa / Amor Vincit Omnia HD

selgasArt / Tapestry (4)

The launching of 1980-May issue of 'CUBA International Magazine' featuring three of my tapestries in the  "Art and Craft/Four Creators" show, at Havana Univercity's Gallery, was happening at the same time as my escape from 'Red Paradice' toward USA. Some years after I did manage to get a copy.

Friday, January 25, 2019

selgasArt / Tapestry (2)

Picture from Bohemia Magazine (1979) for an article about 'Centro de Investigación y  Diseño', MINCIN (Ministerio de Comercio Interior) illustrating my work as designer and sample maker. Located at 'La manzana de Gómez' actual "Hotel Kempinski" Havana, Cuba.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Garrison Art Center / ITERATIONS and SEWAN

Garrison Art Center is proud to present the first solo exhibitions of the year. 
Save the Date for Sharon Lindenfeld's printmaking exhibition: ITERATIONS, and SEWAN: paintings and works on paper by Tad Wiley


January 26 - February 24


Opening reception for both shows is Saturday, January 26, 5-7pm
Contemporary printmaker Sharon Lindenfeld’s abstract etchings and collagraphs revel in the subtle and expressive frequencies of the subconscious. Ambiguous, dreamlike landscapes are peopled with strange figures, objects, and architectural elements.
The exhibition will feature both large scale and small scale prints. Pushing past the traditional limits, Reverie is a series of four by five foot etchings, all printed from the same two plates, but printed in different combinations of colors, layering, and transparencies. Born of the same source material, they move in and out in reference to each other. Working this way, Lindenfeld takes advantage of the repetitive nature of the medium while transforming it into her own expression.
View press release here.




Tad Wiley's exhibition title references a word that is associated with the indigenous peoples of the East coast. It refers to the beads fashioned from whelks and quahogs that were gathered along the shore primarily as food.
SEWAN is a body of work that encompasses over 125 paintings and works on paper created within a two year period from 2011 to 2012. In this exhibition, a selection of smaller works on vellum and wood panel are grouped together with larger wood panel paintings. Wiley's use of enamel and alkyd, both oil based paints, gives the work a distinctive satin texture, and evidence of his reworking is revealed on the diaphanous surfaces.   
Wiley's approach to reductive abstraction is a meditation on environment. "My painting has always come out of my relationship and direct contact with Nature. I include all ‘man made’ things as part of this ‘nature’ as well as land, water, sky, etc."
View press release here.

Both exhibitions will be on view from January 26 through February 24, 2019.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

National Museum of Decorative Arts / Havana (3)

"Es-telar" Tapestry , 36x22in, 1976 / 1977, First Prize / National Museum of Decorative  Arts, Havana Cuba. Photo by Ernesto Briel.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

National Museum of Decorative Arts / Havana (2)

"Amenaza", Tapestry , 36x22in, 1974 / 1977, First Prize / National Museum of Decorative  Arts, Havana Cuba. Photo by Ernesto Briel.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

National Museum of Decorative Arts / Havana (1)

"Zeta", Tapestry , 36x36in, 1976 / 1977, First Prize / National Museum of Decorative  Arts, Havana Cuba. Photo by Ernesto Briel.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New York / With Gustavo Valdés and Ernesto Briel

Gustavo Valdés, myself and Ernesto Briel before one of my "Mater Gratia Plena Series"-Triptych (partially lost)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year from UrbanGlass!


Cheers to another great year at UrbanGlass!!
 
As we look back on this year with gratitude, we can't wait to see what's in store for 2019. Thank you for your incredible support!



Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Garrison Art Center


The Art Center will be reopening January 2nd.  Here is what is on the schedule for January.

EXHIBITIONS
smallWORKS 2½ continues through January 6.
Don't miss your chance to see or re-visit this fascinating juried exhibition featuring works that bridge the gap between two and three dimension.
2019 MEMBER EXHIBITION Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 5-7 pm. Exhibition continues through January 20.
To participate, your membership must be current for 2019. Current members and those who have joined or renewed for 2019 are listed on our website. Note that participating artists are allowed to bring one work, no larger than 36 inches on the longest side, and that the work must be framed and ready to hang. Please let us know as soon as possible if you will require a pedestal or have any special instructions for displaying your work.  
Deliver your work January 5-9, 2019, between 10:00am and 5:00pm, along with a completed Exhibition Agreement. A copy of the 2019 Member Show Registration form is attached, or you may complete the form online HERE.
If you have not already joined or renewed your membership, you may do so HERE.
EDUCATION
WINTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS 
Pottery with Michael Porfido, Beth Bolgla, Lisa Knaus, and a new class with Ada Pilar Cruz, starts in January, most days of the week
Discover Abstract Painting with Martee Levi starts on January 3, Thursdays at 11:00am
Sculpture for Beginners or Explorers with James Murray starts on January 12, Saturdays at 11:30am SOLD OUT!
Painting Atmospheric Landscapes in Oil and Wax with Hillary Hostetler starts on January 15, Tuesdays at 2:00pm
Relief Printmaking (for all levels) with Melissa Schlobohm starts on January 15, Tuesdays at 3:00pm
Suminagashi, Turkish Marbling & Bookbinding with Christina Di Marco starts on January 17, Thursdays at 9:00am
NEW! Pick Up Stitches Knitting Studio with Kit Burke-Smith starts on January 17, Thursdays at 5:00pm
Watercolor and Beyond with Linda Barboni starts on January 18, Fridays at 10:30am 
WINTER CLASSES FOR KIDS
Children's Pottery (for kids 6 and up) with Renee Curci starts on January 15, 16, or 18, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays at 4:00pm
Family Clay Studio with Renee Curci starts on January 19, Saturdays at 10:00am SOLD OUT!
MONTHLY ARTIST GROUPS
Yarn Salon is on the first Thursday of the month, 5pm to 7pm. The next one is January 3.
Photo Salon is on the last Wednesday of the month, 7pm to 9pm. The next one is January 30.
We look forward to an amazing year, making and sharing art, down by the river!