Edith Borax-Morrison "Monotliths and Magic" at Kehler Liddell Gallery

© Edith Borax-Morrison

© Edith Borax-Morrison

A solo exhibit of Edith Borax-Morrison's work titled "Monoliths and Magic" will be on view at Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven from February 16 through March 19, 2017.

Running concurrently is a solo exhibit of paintings by Frank Bruckmann titled "Studio Still Lifes." There is an opening reception on Saturday, March 11 from 3 pm - 6 pm, with artist talks at 5 pm.

Morrison's bio on Kehler Liddell's website states, "Edith's work is her identity. It is consistent, compulsive, with meticulous attention to detail. Each abstract drawing that is rendered in pen and ink, contains a series of intricate interwoven lines or circles or marks creating a unique maze like image. She calls her artwork "Mind fibers" or "Penweave " drawings. They are influenced by surreal, mystical, and psychological elements from the past. She is fascinated with weaving, hair,  fairy tales, myths, and  primitive societies. Edith finds her work is all consuming and at any hour day or night she may find herself at the drawing board working steadily on the piece until she is satisfied it is finished and has merit.

Edith received a MA degree from C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York. She also studied at Art Students League in NY and with Paul Margin art studio in Hempstead, NY."

Regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 11 am - 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT. 

"Steve Schapiro: Eyewitness" at Monroe Gallery of Photography

© Steve Schapiro

© Steve Schapiro

Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, NM is celebrating the publication of Steve Schapiro's most recent book, which combines James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time with Schapiro's eyewitness photographs from the Civil Rights Movement with an exhibition that runs from February 10 through April 22, 2017. The limited edition book will be published by Taschen in April 2017.

A number of the photographs for the exhibition were printed by Catherine Vanaria of Still River Editions. 

Monroe Gallery has a large collection of prints of photographs by Steve Schapiro, which may be viewed here

Monroe Gallery of Photography is located at 112 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM. 

"No Difference Between Them" Photographs by Robert Kalman at Soho Photo Gallery

© Robert Kalman

© Robert Kalman

Robert Kalman's series of photographs of interracial couples titled "No Difference Between Them" is on view at Soho Photo Gallery from February 8 through March 4, 2017. There is an opening reception with the artist on February 7 from 6 pm - 8 pm. 

From Soho Photo Gallery's website:
“Robert Kalman’s extraordinary portraits of interracial couples in No Difference Between Them show us what love looks like. It’s not contrast but connection that he has captured. Kalman meets the shared gaze of each couple with warmth. And whether they hold onto each other or not, the couples look like they belong together. Kalman’s photographs witness their bond. 'No Difference Between Them' is an essential record of what human connection looks like. And Kalman has done it with great skill and clearly great love.” — Heidi W. Durrow

Soho Photo Gallery is located at 15 White St., New York, NY. 

Kalman exhibited at The Gallery at Still River Editions in 2015 "New York Diptychs I and II."

"Interpretations of Nature: Muci Clemens, Darlene Davis and Eduardo" at Gallery 14

© Muci Clemens

© Muci Clemens

Muci Clemens, a painter and client of Still River Editions who lives in Madison, Connecticut is featured in the group exhibition "Interpretations of Nature: Paintings by Muci Clemens and  Wood Kinetic Sculpture by  Darlene Davis and Eduardo" at Gallery 14, Vero Beach Florida from February 1 through 24, 2017. 

From the press release: 
"This imaginative group of artists come together to give us both abstracted and realistic/impressionistic interpretations of our natural surroundings. The show will take place Tuesday February 1 through Friday February 24 with a reception on Friday February 3 from 5-8pm as part of the Downtown Gallery Stroll. Muci's work focuses on light, while employing a colorful palette that is influenced by the renewal of nature, travels and life around her. According to the artist, 'I create works that make me feel good, whether the pleasure of flowers on a summer day, the nostalgia of old machinery, or the character of a face. I like to think of my art as thought provoking, uplifting, and filled with memory triggers.'

Father and daughter team Darlene and Eduardo's lyrical dancing sculptures appeal to their artistic interests: 'Wood was very likely the first sculptural material used by man, and the spiral is an ancient art motif. The kinetic arm in our pieces is perfectly balanced on a single ball bearing, rotating with the grace of a ballerina. We find that the spirals, creating varying shapes, have a calming effect on people. As they slowly revolve, we are reminded that there is a continuum with a beginning, a middle and an end and a chance to begin again.'"

Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue,  Vero Beach, Florida

"To Be Real" - Portraits by Shona Curtis at the Charter Oak Cultural Center

"To Be Real" is a solo exhibition of portraits by photographer Shona Curtis taking place at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, CT from January 27 through March 10, 2017.

There is an opening reception on Friday, January 27 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

From the press release: "Through intimate portraits, photographer Shona Curtis illustrates how portraiture is not about the subject or the photographer, but the alchemy of the relationship between the two.  'To Be Real', an exhibit of film and digital photography, exposes what lies behind our masks when we feel safe enough to reveal it—a shared humanity—and demonstrates the fragility, beauty and perils of being human."

Curtis will be exhibiting at The Gallery at Still River Editions in April and May.

"Art in Bloom" at Flinn Gallery

A group exhibit of botanically inspired paintings and drawings called "Art in Bloom" is on exhibit at Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library from January 26 - March 8, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 6 pm - 8 pm. There will be an artist talk on Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm.

Client Jeanne Reiner is among the artists exhibiting. Her botanical drawings are well composed, sensitive and finely-tuned to accuracy as a result of Reiner's deep study. The other artists in the exhibition are Jackie Battenfield, Annette David, Julia Berkeley Heck, and Bill Scott.

Flinn Gallery is located at the Greenwich Library, 2nd Floor, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, Connecticut. Please see the gallery's website for hours.

Group exhibit at City Gallery includes Phyllis Crowley

Phyllis Crowley, who had a solo photography exhibition at The Gallery at Still River Editions in 2016, is among the artists featured in the group show "Kaleidoscope" at City Gallery in New Haven from January 5 through 29, 2017. The other artists in the exhibit are Judy Atlas, Meg Bloom, and Nancy Eisenfeld.

The opening reception in Saturday, January 7 from 2 pm-5 pm with a snow date Sunday, January 8, 2 pm-5 pm. There will be an artists talk on Sunday, January 29 from 2 pm - 5 pm.

City Gallery is located at 994 State St., New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 pm - 4 pm or by appointment.

Robert Kalman's "I Am Here: The Lesbian Portraits"

© Robert Kalman
Robert Kalman's exhibit, "I Am Here: The Lesbian Portraits" is on view at Soho Photo Gallery from December 7 through December 31, 2016. There is an opening reception on Tuesday, December 6 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

Kalman's exhibit pairs large-format black and white film portraits along with each subject's response to Kalman's question, "What's life like for you right now?" The question is one he asked his sister after she came out as a lesbian in 1976 at the age of 23.

Soho Photo Gallery is located at 15 White St., New York, NY.

Read the more in-depth i-D story about the exhibit.

Carriage Barn Arts Center's 37th Annual Photography Show

"You Cannot Return to the F Train"
© Marko Susla
A number of Still River Editions clients are included in the The Carriage Barn 37th Annual Photography Show in New Canaan, CT. There is an opening reception on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4-6 PM. The exhibit will be on view through January 19, 2017.

Three of Marko Susla's photographs were chosen for the exhibition. The theme of these photographs encompasses the somewhat surrealistic, dreamy imagery of Coney Island at night. After taking a number of exploratory trips to the area, Susla later captured the imagery and emotion as it presented itself.  He plans to continue the series in 2017. Susla's pigment prints were made by Mark Savoia, Master Printmaker at Still River Editions.

Clients Lisa Berger, June Eichbaum, Karen Neems, Florence Minnis, and Karla Bernstein are also among the photographers exhibiting.

The full list of exhibitors and selected work is here.

The Carriage Barn is located in Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue (Route 124), New Canaan, Connecticut.

Holiday Extravaganza at Trailer Box to benefit Ann's Place

Trailer Box Project will present the “Trailer Box Project Holiday Extravaganza,” an exhibition of artist-made ornaments displayed within an immersive installation. The exhibit opens on December 3rd, and will close with a holiday party on December 11th. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Holiday Extravaganza will be donated to Ann’s Place in Danbury, Connecticut.

“Trailer Box Project selected Ann’s Place as their mission is dear to our hearts,” explains Dana Walker, Director of Trailer Box Project.
“Trailer Box Project believes that the assistance that Ann's Place offers to individuals and families dealing with cancer are an enormous service to the community, and we are honored to support them.”

Trailer Box Project, a project space and gallery in Danbury, Connecticut is dedicated to assisting groundbreaking artists in sharing their concepts with the public. Sculptor Jim Felice founded the project to foster an environment of generosity, both for the artists that exhibit there and for the surrounding community.

Ann’s Place, a compassionate non-profit serving Connecticut and Hudson Valley, provides people dealing with cancer and their families with counseling, support groups, wellness activities, and educational resources. There is absolutely no charge for the use of their facility and services.
Members of the general public are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, December 3rd from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Trailer Box Project, 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury,  203.797.0230.

Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine at the Bridgeport Art Trail, Nov 11 - 13, 2016

Photographers and cultural historians Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine are participating in the 8th Annual Bridgeport Art Trail at the newly renovated Harral Building, 1103 Main St., Bridgeport from November 11-13, 2016. They will have a pop-up gallery for a three-day run including two of their bodies of work.

From their press email: "Poli’s Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project brings to life the two magnificent dormant theatres on Main Street in Bridgeport, CT. Complementing architectural photos of the theatre interiors, people share memories of their time spent at the two theatres. The theatres, built by Sylvester Z. Poli, opened in 1922. They closed in the 1970s.

The Bridgeport Portrait Project is a photo/audio/video documentary style project that introduces you to the people who are Bridgeport. The project participants share their stories of values and beliefs . . . culture and heritage. They define Bridgeport, and tell why the City is so much more than just a PLACE."

Hours are Friday noon - 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon - 5 pm.

Sixty by Hasna Muhammad at Arts Westchester

"Sixty" is an exhibition of photographs by Hasna Muhammad and curated by Jeanne Moutousammy-Ashe. The exhibit takes place at Arts Westchester from Sunday, November 13 through Monday, November 28, 2016. The opening reception is on Sunday, November 13 from 1 pm - 5 pm with music by Wali Ali.

From the Arts Westchester website:
"Through photography, text, and video, Hasna shares 60 photographs that capture everyday life and expose human and social conditions. Sixty contains excerpts from five collections:  The Extraordinary in the Ordinary—the beauty of our simple surroundings; Sara—the story of a woman living with ALS; Final Days—a glimpse of the rituals of saying goodbye; The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (A Work in Progress ‘Cause It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over)—the story of a son’s fight for justice for his father; and My Life With Guitars—photographs of guitars. Curated by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.

In addition to being a photographer, Hasna Muhammad is also a writer and holds a doctorate in education.  Hasna writes non-fiction about family, social justice, and education.  She is the author of five collections of poetry, and she is the creator of Crumb Navigation®, a unique line of saygreetings about navigating the nuances of aging and living well. Hasna’s work has been published at Sankofa.org and Crisis magazine. She is currently working on Places to Stand, a collection of photographic essays about growing up in the home of her parents, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Hasna is celebrating her 60th birthday with this exhibition."

Muhammad says of the exhibition, "I want others to see what I see and recognize it; connect to it and hopefully be reminded, affirmed, agitated, challenged, and moved by it."

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon - 5 pm. Arts Westchester is located at 31 Mamaroneck Ave., 9th Floor, White Plains, NY.




Danbury Arts in Action Coffeehouse featuring Tales of Joy and an open mic

Danbury Arts in Action's

monthly coffeehouse fundraiser features the musical act Tales of Joy on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Band of Joy mixes roots reggae with a variety of influences.

The Coffeehouse Takes place at

A Common Ground Community Arts Center

, 33 Crosby Street, Danbury. There is an open mic at 8 (signup from 7:30 on) and Tales of Joy will take the stage around 9pm. Light beverages and snacks are available for a small consideration and admission is by free-will donation as well. All proceeds benefit Danbury Arts In Action, providing arts mentoring to at-risk individuals in the community.

Facebook event invite

here

Danger Gallery opening in Stamford, CT

Visual artist Holly Danger announces the opening of Danger Gallery, her Stamford-based experimental art space and studio, and its debut exhibition, the multimedia show "Friends+Lovers."

The show, which opens with an artists' reception on Saturday, October 22 from 7 pm - 9 pm, will feature work in a range of media by Toby Goodshank (a former member of the indie rock band Moldy Peaches), Adam Ace (landscape photographer), Mark Andreas (kinetic sculptor), Cris Dam (painter), Ruben Marroquin (fiber artist and weaver), Ben Quesnal (mixed-media artist), Liz Squillace (screen printer and mural artist), and Holly Danger (video artist). Indie folk duo The Moon will present a live musical and visual performance. The exhibit will run until December 22.

The Danger Gallery is located in the Glenbrook Industrial Park at 652 Glenbrook Road, Suite 3-206 in Stamford, CT.

Carriage Barn Arts Center's call for photography submissions

The Carriage Barn Arts Center is looking for submissions for their 37th Annual Photography Exhibition juried by noted photo editor and curator Laurie Kratchovil. Submissions are due by October 29th, 2016. The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Saturday, December 3, from 4 pm - 6 pm. The exhibit will be on view from December 3 - Jan 19, 2017.

Prospectus/submission guidelines here
Entry form here

The Carriage Barn Arts Center is located at 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT.

"Hide and Seek" by Dayna Wenzel at Trailer Box Project

"Left at the Altar"
© Dayna Wenzel
An installation by artist Dayna Wenzel, and an art film by collaborators Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber will be celebrated with an opening reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, October 22nd and will run through November 19th at Trailer Box Project in Danbury, CT. In addition, there will be a festive fall brunch on Sunday, October 30, from 1 pm - 4 pm featuring music by Still River Editions' Lys Guillorn.

Edited from the press release: "In 'Hive and Seek,' Danbury artist Dana Wenzel invites the viewer to “enter the hive” and explore the “elusive community of superior builders who have survived for eons” that are now threatened by the actions of man. Within the Trailer Box Project space, Wenzel explores nature’s elegant and mysterious repetition of shapes and asks the viewer to consider their own personal connections to the environment. [...]

An art film by artists Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber will be the first film to be screened in the new on-site Trailer Box Gallery. In 'Beware of the Year 7000,' the two collaborators expand on their 2009’s dystopian film, The Tidal Decade. The filmmakers utilize humor and self-criticism to address the ramifications of ongoing climate change and corporate greed."

Trailer Box Project is located at 15 Great Pasture Rd, Unit 15 in Danbury.

Tom Peterson: "Court House Eyes" at The Gallery at Still River Editions

"Higher Calling"
© Tom Peterson
The black-and-white photographs in Tom Peterson's exhibition "Court House Eyes" examine the film noir aesthetic. The exhibit runs through December 23, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 22, from 2 pm - 4 pm at The Gallery at Still River Editions.


Tom Peterson is a documentary and fine art photographer from Hamden, Connecticut who began his photography career after early retirement from The Hartford Financial Group. He's currently a member of City Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. This is his first all black-and-white exhibit.

Peterson says of this exhibit, "Most of the photographs included in 'Court House Eyes' were taken in New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut. The theme was influenced by the memory of watching the movie 'The Third Man'. My intent was to use the dramatic effect of strong, morning light and shadow to evoke the dark, dramatic mood of 1950s film noir."

The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, CT. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. 

City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, 2016


Right © Violet Harlow
New Haven's City Wide Open Studios begins on October 7 with a reception and exhibit at Artspace New Haven from 5 pm - 8 pm, 50 Orange St.

Westville Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 8-9, Westville neighborhood of New Haven. Violet Harlow, who has exhibited work at Still River Editions will be participating in a studio in West River Arts in Westville.

Armory Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 15-16, Goffe St Armory. Colin Burke (whose exhibit just closed at Still River Editions) will be in the Armory attic with a room-sized double camera obscura. Mary Dwyer will be at the Armory with the Suffrage Collective presenting an interactive installation "Votes for Women" also in the attic. Craig Gilbert will be in room 200-B in the Armory.

Private Studios Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 22-23, across the New Haven area

Erector Square Weekend, Sat-Sun, Oct 29-30, 315 Peck St.

Call for submissions at Hygienic Galleries: The f-stops Here

Hygienic Galleries are accepting photography submissions for jurying into the exhibition "The f-stops Here" Oct 6th - 8th at their location at 79 Bank Street, New London, CT. They request ready-to-hang work during gallery hours Thursday & Friday: 2pm - 7pm, Saturday: 11am - 7pm. More info on their Facebook event page.

All photographers from the region are invited to submit up to three works in color or black & white for consideration in this year’s juried photography exhibition. Offered only once per year, this will be the fifth iteration of The f-Stops Here and will be juried by Mattias Lundblad and Pola Esther.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place photographers. A small entry fee is required upon submission. Artists are welcome to submit pieces October 6 – 8th in person at Hygienic. The show runs Saturday, October 15 through November 12.


Richard Klein's solo exhibition "The Same Glass, Twice" at WCSU


© Richard Klein
Richard Klein's solo exhibition "The Same Glass, Twice" is at the Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU opens on Thursday, October 6 with a reception from 6 pm - 8 pm.

"The Same Glass, Twice" is an art exhibition featuring a selection of recent sculptural works inspired by the artist's visionary use of found objects. From eyeglass frames and lenses to ashtrays, drinking glasses, and photographs — these human-made objects are re-contextualized and transformed into complex sculptural constructions which reveal and amplify their existing meaning.

Richard Klein is a curator, artist, and writer who has been exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum since 1999.

The exhibit is on view from October 6 through December 11, 2016. The Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU is located at 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT. Take the stairs to the 2nd floor. Regular gallery  hours are Tues -Thurs  12 - 4 pm, Sat. - Sun. 1 - 4 pm.