Tony Donovan Featured in "On The Street," Vermont Center for Photography

"Informers Beware"
© Tony Donovan

Tony Donovan of Ivoryton Studio is featured in the Vermont Center for Photography's exhibition of street photography titled "On the Street" from March 2 to March 31, 2012.

Donovan has two photographs in the show, "Informers Beware" and "Commuters," both of which were printed by Still River Editions. Both images are from his Irish series, taken in the early 1970s during a time of great upheaval for Ireland. There is more information in an earlier blog post here about a prior exhibition of some images from the series.

There is an opening reception on Friday, March 2 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m during Brattleboro's Gallery Walk.  Vermont Center for Photography is located at 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT.

Andrew Buck: "Rockface" at Real Art Ways in Hartford

© Rockface XXV Andrew Buck
Photographer and client Andrew Buck's show Rockface opens Thursday April 21, 2011 at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, CT. The show runs until June 10, 2011. From the press release: "Rockface is the result of the artist's three-year examination of the exposed and blasted rock created by mining and road development" which Buck photographed in Connecticut and Maine

From Buck's artist's statement: "This series links the two themes in my work: landscape and abstraction. All of the rock faces I have photographed were created by blasting through hills for construction or for granite and trap rock quarrying. The images are abstract, but they are also concerned with how our impact on the natural landscape creates an entirely new landscape."

The black and white archival carbon pigment prints are velvety and three-dimensional looking.

Also opening there is Zbigniew Grzyb: New Works: Branch/Sky Series

The opening is running during Real Art Ways' third-Thursday Creative Cocktail Hour, Thurs., Apr. 21, 6—8 p.m., $10/$5 Real Art Ways members.

Michele Russell in "Facades" show in Stamford, CT

"Old Church, New Mexico"
© Michele Russell

Painter and photographer Michele Russell is participating in a group exhibition at The Ferguson Library of downtown Stamford, which has completed a three-year renovation. The architecturally-themed show is titled "Facades", and it is co-presented by  The Stamford Art Association.

Russell, who works in several media, has one giclée-printed photograph and one painting in the show. "Facades'" opening reception is Thursday Jan. 13, 2011 6-8 pm, and the show will remain on view until April 7.

The show takes place at Ferguson Library Auditorium Gallery, 3rd Floor, One Public Library Plaza (Corner of Bedford and Broad Street), Stamford, CT.


Inger Schoelkopf: Spectra opening Sunday, November 14, 2010, also PWP Honorable Mention

© Inger Schoelkopf
Photographer Inger Schoelkopf's giclée of her black-and-white film photograph titled "Control" was selected to be in the juried Spectra National Photography Triennial at Silvermine Guild Gallery 1037 Silvermine Road New Canaan, CT. There will be an opening Sun 14th 2-4 pm, and the exhibit will remain up until December 23.
© Inger Schoelkopf

Also of note: Schoelkopf's color photograph, titled "Marriage", received Honorable Mention in the 35th Annual Professional Women Photographers exhibition. It will be up on their online gallery for 6 months. Schoelkopf says she felt honored to be included because one of the judges was Elinor Carucci, one of her favorite contemporary photographers.

Schoelopf brings out a kind of tenderness in her often edgy subjects--she sees beauty in uncommon places. There is a gallery of Schoelkopf's images here on the website of Vision Access Photo Collective, of which she is a member.


Claire Tuffereau at Silo Gallery, opening November 5

© Claire Tuffereau
From November 5 until November 21st, watercolorist Claire Tuffereau will be exhibiting with photographer Georgia Sheron and wildlife artist Alan Brown at White Silo Farm and Winery, 32 Rt. 37 E. Sherman, CT. Tuffereau's landscapes reflect her travels and French heritage, and are suffused with lush greens and lovely light.


Rebecca Mushtare: "Self-Disclosed" at IDEAS10, Vancouver, B.C.

© Rebecca Mushtare
Rebecca Mushtare's digital print, titled "Self-Disclosed", will be a part of IDEAS10: Art and Digital Narrative in conjunction with the International Digital Media Arts Association conference in Vancouver, B. C. (at Emily Carr University of Art and Design) from November 4 -6, 2010.

The conference's website describes its focus--"New digital technologies and mediums are informing, challenging and reinventing our notions of narrative structures and storytelling. Non- linear, virtual, artificial, interactive, and cyber culture have become common terms and concepts when describing the emerging integration of science, art, and sociology." In her print, she uses a colorful chart to simultaneously describe relationships between aspects of one's life in a way that may not be possible with representational artwork.

Mushtare, who works in digital media, installation, and fiber art, is an Assistant Professor at Marymount Manhattan College. Her website features an overview of her work, and a links section that contains many interesting resources for the digital artist.


Matt Frieburghaus: Waveforms at the Center For Digital Arts, Peekskill, NY

© Matt Frieburhaus

Matt Frieburghaus will be exhibiting at Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, 27 N. Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566, from September 7 to October 16th.

An opening reception will take place on Tuesday September 14th, 5:30 - 7pm, with an artist talk at 6:30pm. The exhibit will show digital prints, single channel video, and sound.

Matt is interested in collecting sound, video, and other data and transforming elements digitally. He is interested in investigative procedures for manipulating the recorded data and presenting it as a visual or aural experience.

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas exhibiting in "for the birds..." Clement Gallery, Troy, NY

Egg tempera and silverpoint artist Banjie Getsinger Nicholas is featured in a group exhibition titled "for the birds..." at the Clement Gallery in Troy, NY from August 27 to September 25.  Also exhibiting are Spring Hofeldt, Chris Murray, Jon Gernon, and Randi Martin-Kish.

Nicholas' work is bird-inspired, and often bird-derived (egg tempera is an ancient, natural, incredible painting medium, and she deftly makes her own paints.) Her work is very detailed--there's a sort of magical realism to her paintings. The birds, animals, and objects might resemble the familiar, but they are combined in a way that is very Banjie.

The Clement Gallery is located at 201 Broadway at Monument Square, Troy, NY Opening reception Friday August 27, 6-9 pm.


Tom Peterson at Christopher Martin's in New Haven

© Tom Peterson
Photographer Tom Peterson is the featured artist at Christopher Martin's Restaurant, 860 State St., New Haven through September. Peterson's areas of interest are urban documentary and landscape. The geometry and colors of the streetscape are his subjects.

There will be an artist's reception on Sunday, August 22, 2010 from noon-3 pm. 


Mark Savoia Exhibit at New England School of Photography in Boston

"Fried Doe Just a Buck"
© Mark Savoia

Mark Savoia, photographer (and co-owner of Connecticut Photographics/Still River Editions), is exhibiting at the New England School of Photography's Stairway Gallery for the month of July, 2010.
Mark graduated from the New England School of Photography in 1980.

Savoia's fine art photography records the visual contradictions that pop up just about everywhere, but it takes a trained eye like his to seek them out. Mark shoots primarily digitally, and his prints are carbon pigment giclees, yet his black and white prints have a film feel. Color would probably just distract the eye from the key elements of his compositions that add up to the visual satire.

Mark is one of seven photographers to receive at 2010 artist fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

NESOP is located at 537 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.


Steve Boyle's Photography at Primer, Inc. in Hatboro, Pennsylvania

© Steve Boyle

Philadelphia-based photographer Steve Boyle is in a solo show at Primer, Inc. during the month of July, 2010. 

There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 2, at 6 pm.

Though Steve Boyle's imagery is usually centered around the athlete as individual and as archetype, and his photographs are varied in texture and feel. Several distinct bodies of work are on exhibit, including an intriguingly different black-and-white series of a dancer in deep shadow and contrast that focuses the viewer on her musculature--dancer as athlete. There are more traditional sports-related photographs, paired with almost abstract shots of winter sports. There are close-up color portraits, and a series of dramatic, colorful sleeping bags, undulating abstractly on a black background. Boyle's work has been commissioned by clients including ESPN Magazine, Runner's World, Gatorade, and the History Channel.

Primer, Inc. is located at 15 Byberry Rd., Hatboro, Pennsylvania. Primer, Inc. is a branding house/design studio that features a gallery with monthly shows.  Boyle's other website is The Philadelphia Photographer.

Still River Editions printed the photographs for this exhibit.


Equine Expressions: Leslie Hudson-Tolles at Koenig's Newtown

"After the Dance"
© Leslie Hudson-Tolles

Leslie Hudson-Tolles of North Carolina will return to the northeast next week for "Equine Expressions", a show of equine art at Koenig's FrameWorks that includes Hudson-Tolles, Adele Goodman, and Shelley Hunter

Leslie Hudson-Tolles is a nationally recognized Equine Artist who works in pastel, pencil and colored pencil, monoprints, block prints and painting. Her knowledge of horses, and mastery of technique create nearly human expressions in those big eyes, and attitude in their demeanor. 

Hudson-Tolles was based in Newtown, Connecticut for 32 years until a relocation a couple of years ago. She will be signing prints at the opening reception on Thursday, July 8, from 6-8 pm.

Adele Goodman works in pastel, and is from Mooresville, North Carolina. Shelley Hunter is a bronze sculptor from Lexington, Kentucky. Their work harmonizes with Hudson-Tolles' perfectly, in that they are not mere illustrators. They use their selected mediums with an eye toward creating emotion and motion.

The show runs from July 8 until August 6. Koenig's Picture Framing and Art Gallery is located at 97 South Main St. (Route 25), Newtown, CT. Opening July 8, 6-8 pm.


Cliff Abrams' Dualities at the Greenwich Art Society

Greenwich Art Society will be hosting photographer Cliff Abrams' solo show "Dualities" from July 7-31, 2010. There will be an opening reception Wednesday, July 7, from 6-8 pm.

In "Dualities", Abrams couples his images; the architectural, industrial, and geometric are paired with florals, botanicals, natural processes, or soft things (like skin, in one image). Abrams designs exhibitions, giving him experience grouping objects and images to create emotions or elicit questions. Proximity may change the meaning of his individual photographs, and the viewer must either connect or ultimately disconnect their relationship to each other. In that, there is both duality and simultaneity--which is its own duality.

Greenwich Art Society is located at 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut.


Tatiana Golovnya-Miller at 25CPW in New York City

©Tatiana Golovnya-Miller

Tatiana Golovnya-Miller will be exhibiting giclée prints of her drawings at 25CPW in "Images: Six Perception" from June 16-19, 2010. The opening reception will be June 16 from 6-8 PM. 25 CPW is located at 25 Central Park West, NYC. The show is presented in collaboration with Grant Gallery.

Golovnya-Miller's drawings are colorful and lively, and straddle the border between folk costume design and fine art. The drawings are part of a book project that has a seasonal focus, and pieces from each season will be exhibited. These are not simple fashion illustrations. Ms. Golovnya-Miller's artist statement grounds the costumes in the context of their role as documents; Russian costume reflects the influence of surrounding and far-flung nations over hundreds of years while remaining "Russian".

Golovnya-Miller was born and educated in Moscow, having achieved degrees in both piano and screenwriting, and worked in the Russian film industry.  When she moved to New York City nearly thirty years ago, she attended FIT and the School of Visual Arts while working in advertising and fashion design. She began making drawings and writing while absorbing and mastering the English language. She continues to work in both mediums.

Others in the multiple-discipline show include Natalia A. Kram, Udita Leberg-Shapiro, Tatiana Migdal, Edina Seleskovic, and Natasha Zyablova.


Added 6/17/10 at 4:36 pm
Below are a few photos from the opening of the show (click for larger images)