The Academy Art Museum is pleased to announce its October programming, which includes exhibitions, classes, lectures, special events, and more.
The following exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.
Robert Rauschenberg:Kyoto, Sri Lanka, and Thai Drawings
Through March 6, 2016
“Rauschenberg: Kyoto, Sri Lanka, and Thai Drawings” is the first of two exhibitions featuring works by Robert Rauschenberg. As one of America’s most iconic 20thcentury artists, Rauschenberg (1925 – 2008) was a painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the Pop Art movement. He is best known for his Combines of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. Curator Anke Van Wagenberg has worked closely with David White, Senior Curator at the Rauschenberg Foundation in New York. The Foundation agreed to loan 17 ROCI-related drawings, made by the artist in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Kyoto, Japan. A new aspect of the exhibition is The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar and the involvement of Nicole Bray, graduate of the MA Contemporary Art program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, and winner of the inaugural Rauschenberg Foundation Emerging Curator Competition (2015). Bray will bring The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar to the Museum as a contemporary extension of the exhibition.
John Ruppert: Grounded
Through November 8, 2015
(Lederer Gallery closed October 12 – 19)
Sculptor John Ruppert’s recent work on display at the Museum includes elegant shapes he forms from chain-link fabric and cast metals. As a great technician with a passion for blurring the lines between natural and man-made materials, Ruppert uses cast metals such as iron, aluminum, copper, or bronze to explore this idea. Also on exhibit are Ruppert’s large scale composite photographs. Exhibit sponsored by the C. Grimaldis Gallery.Caption: John Ruppert, Iron Pumpkin, 1998, Cast Iron, 29 x 43 x 42 inches, Collection of the Artist.
Ken Schiano: Intuited Geometries
Through November 8, 2015
As a painter formally trained as an architect, Ken Schiano’s skills as an artist are largely self-taught. He tends to rely heavily on architectonic principles, especially in the use of materials and process. His practice therefore has an unaffected quality. He is a staunch advocate of abstraction and is known for his intuitive sense of composition and structure. Together with an uncanny use of color and light, he creates powerful abstract presences. In the last two years Schiano has embarked on a project to re-evaluate the relationship between a painting’s image and the painting as a physical object displacing and altering space. This has led to a series of shaped paintings, in which the painted image and constructed object become inextricably linked. Schiano had a recent solo show at Massoni Art, Chestertown, MD, and continues to be featured extensively in group shows there. His work has also been exhibited at MOMA, NY, and galleries in Atlanta, GA, and in Portland, Belfast, Bangor, Rockland and Blue Hill, ME. This exhibit is sponsored by The Carla Massoni Gallery.
The Working Artist Forum
Through November 29, 2015
The Working Artists Forum (WAF) will present its exhibition of work in the Selections Gallery of the Museum. Since 1979, WAF has been a juried organization of working professional artists from diverse professions and geographic locations who meet monthly at the Museum for demonstrations, group critiques and lively discussions. Membership has grown from 13 original charter members to 91 members today. WAF members actively show their work on the Eastern Shore, separately and together, and have pieces in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. Although members have received numerous awards and prizes in countless competitions and shows, a strong interest remains in pro bono work for the community, and donations are made each year to the art classes in our area schools. This year’s judge is Lee Mills, an artist and member of The Artists’ Exchange in Rehoboth, DE.
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Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life
Wednesday, November 11
Fee: $85 Members, $110 Non-members (Fee includes transportation, admission and all tour)
The first survey of American still life in three decades, Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life will feature some 120 oil paintings, watercolors, and works in other media representing the finest accomplishments in the genre from its beginnings in the early 1800s to the Pop Art era of the 1960s. Taking a fresh approach to the subject to reveal the genre’s astonishing variety, the exhibition will be divided into four chronological sections that mirror still life’s periodic resurgence in the United States. Each era was characterized by a prevailing way of seeing and relating to objects: describing, indulging, discerning, and animating. Under these rubrics, visitors will be invited to appreciate still life as a reflection of American identity and culture through time.
Monthly Coffee and Critique
Mentors: Katie Cassidy, Diane DuBois Mullaly
Friday Morning: November 6
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Cost: $10 per person per session payable at the door (no online registration)
Color Monday! – How Color Works in the Landscape
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Mini-Workshop, November 30
Monday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $65 Members, $95 Non-members
Collage Discovery Workshop
Instructors: Heather Crow
[email protected] or 410-310-5615
3 weeks: Tuesdays, November 3 – 17
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $215 members, Non-members $245 (Supply fee of $20 payable at first class)
Put Down Your Brush! Palette Knife Painting in Oil or Acrylic
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Weekend Workshop, November 7 & 8
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $190 Non-members
Art Using Your iPad or Android Tablet
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days: Wednesdays, November 11 and 18
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $45 Members, $75 Non-members
CHILDREN’S & TEEN PROGRAMS
Wednesday, November 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Museum is pleased to announce its sixth Portfolio Night. Area high school students are encouraged to bring their artwork to receive expert tips on what makes a winning portfolio from a panel of art school reps and professional artists. This evening is ideal for high school seniors who are considering applying to art school and underclassmen who would like to get a leg up on preparing a strong portfolio. Parents, teachers, and guidance counselors are welcome as well.
Holiday Craft Saturdays at the Museum
Saturday, November 21, 1 – 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Scholarships available.
Cost: $5 per child
Come join the Museum staff for an afternoon of holiday crafts. We will create one or more seasonal projects that children can take home to keep or give as gifts. Color your holiday with fun.
For further information on any classes or programs or to register, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.