Sunday, May 31, 2020

selgasArt / Garrison Art Center / My Postcard in this Exhibition!

Please visit our ongoing exhibition of postcard art entitled Postcards From A Pandemic. This exhibition invites artists from near and far to mail a postcard to the Art Center that reflects their thoughts and creative expressions during this troubled time of social distancing and gallery closures due to COVID-19. Beautiful and insightful drawings, paintings, collages, and prints by esteemed artists, are arriving each day in our mailbox. We have already received over 100 cards from locations as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico and in media as diverse as monoprint on handmade paper to handstitched and felted. Works can be viewed in our gallery windows as 
we continue to add postcards each week, but be sure to view and follow the exhibition on Instagram @postcards_from_a_pandemic

Friday the Fifth of June, 7 pm on Instagram  
Grab your favorite beverage, warm up your Instagram fingers, and get ready to “clamor for your favorite card”!
A special group of postcards submissions – thus far not posted on Instagram (some of which are pictured here and have been highly admired in our window exhibitions) will be sequentially posted @postcards_from_a_pandemic Friday, June 5, starting at 7:00 pm - ready to be claimed by minimum donation of $25. We welcome and encourage larger donations for works that you find remarkable! Donation link in Instagram profile or click the yellow button on our website.
Help us rally to raise funds not only for Garrison Art Center but for Fred’s Pantry in Peekskill. We are so grateful to the artists who have shared their talent and inspirations on these remarkable cards during this most unusual time.

selgasArt / My Art in Social Distancing Times (27)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

selgasArt / Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly #159

As the world faces down the COVID-19 pandemic, the art world is struggling to deal with the health threat and economic fallout, which will be our biggest challenges in the coming months.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly has devoted its Summer 2020 edition (Glass #159) to looking for answers. Turning to the past as inspiration for the present, we asked glass artists who have endured life- and career-threatening setbacks about the keys to their recovery and healing. Their experiences dealing with disaster helped prepare them in some way for what they're experiencing now, and each offered unique perspectives on where we are and what we all need to do to go forward.
Our upcoming special issue, on newsstands June 1st, chronicles ten harrowing "Survival Stories" of overcoming adversity and getting back on track, something we could all learn from at this pivotal moment. Featuring the first-person accounts of Oben Abright, Fabiano Amadi, Eddie Bernard, Christina Bothwell, Dale Chihuly, Pearl Dick, Liza Lou, Clifford Rainey, Ginny Ruffner, as well as the remarkable story of The Corning Museum's devastating 1972 flood, this special issue aspires to be a resource to the field and a celebration of our unique community.
Donate to the UrbanGlass Relief Fund

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

We continue to support artists through online store sales. Every purchase bolsters both UrbanGlass and the artists and designers in our community. 
Groove Series
Double Yolk Egg
Deborah Czeresko
Poke Pendant
Two Piece Carved Dangle Earrings
Erica Rosenfeld

Monday, May 4, 2020

selgasArt / Q-I-D-C


We miss you all down by the river! As we all face the challenges of this unique time, Garrison Art Center wants to offer you the chance to connect and foster creativity from the comfort and safety of your own home. We are pleased to present our first ever online series of single session workshops! Please scroll down for information on the four different workshops coming up in May.
Interested in all four?
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All workshops will take place live on Zoom; participants will receive a link for the class when they register. We hope you take this opportunity to take some time for yourself and create art
with us.

Be inspired by Spring as we create mini colorful floral collages. Throughout the workshop we will be drawing, painting, and exploring the ease and beauty of paper collage. If you have never painted before, this is a great way to start. Experienced painters will find this a refreshing way to re-energize their art practice.  $30 (+optional $20 art kit)

What’s the difference between selfies and self-portraits? Turning the camera on yourself can be a very powerful, even frightening, thing. Discuss the many factors that go into a self-portraiture practice, from the emotions to the logistics, to the technical aspects of working with your camera remotely. Look at self portraits by other photographers and discuss how to create images of yourself that are meaningful and honest, as well as technically sound. $30


Engage in a bit of wordplay. A few trips or deliveries from the supermarket will provide you with a diverse collection of fonts in different styles, sizes and colors from product packaging and bags.This is perfect fodder for graffiti and letter inspired art. We’ll create puns, superlatives, and proverbs we’d like to immortalize forever. It is plastic after all, so it’ll last! Add a bit of hand stitching and end up with a fun and striking new piece of art. $30

In this workshop, Emily will show you how to transfer an image to linoleum and create a relief carving to print from. She will cover different techniques to create areas of varying light and dark, depth and dimension, and how to distinguish which tools are best to achieve various textures. She will then demonstrate how to print your lino-cut from home using a wooden spoon and water based ink.
$30 (+ optional $5 loaner printmaking kit)