The Gallery at Black Rock: Amber Maida artist talk

"Between the Stars"
© Amber Maida

Amber Maida, whose solo show "Labyrinth" opened earlier this month at The Gallery at Black Rock, will be giving an artist talk on Saturday, June 19 at 1 pm. This new series of mixed-media paintings was inspired by the lyrics of David Bowie. Found materials are often used to create texture to good effect in her abstractions, which are darkly intriguing.


Edith Morrison and Keith Johnson in "Size Matters" show at Kehler Liddell in New Haven, CT

© Edith Morrison

Client Edith Morrison is exhibiting drawings among 22 artist-members in different media at Kehler Liddell Gallery from December 10, 2009 to January 10, 2010 in the show "Size Matters". Also exhibiting is social landscape photographer Keith Johnson, about whom we've written fairly recently during a flurry of gallery/blog activity.

An artists' reception is Sunday December 13, 3-6 pm. Kehler Liddell is located at 873 Whalley Ave. New Haven, CT.

"Size Matters" is a salon-style exhibition that features some relatively small works and full scale art in a wide array of prices, geared toward holiday art sales. A portion of proceeds will benefit Child Life Arts and Enrichment Program at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

If you haven't seen Edith's work--it's wild and remarkable. Have a look in person--the drawings should be seen at full scale to appreciate their detail and flow.


Chris Osborne Exhibiting "Who's Driving? Legendary Cars and Legendary Stars" at the Trucking Museum, Middlebury, Connecticut

"James Dean with a 1949 Mercury"
© Chris Osborne

Fine artist Chris Osborne will be exhibiting "Who's Driving? Legendary Cars and Legendary Stars" at the Golden Age of Trucking Museum from November 15, 2009 until November 2010. There will be an artist's reception from 2-4 pm on November 15. The museum is located at 1101 Southford Rd., Middlebury, CT.
Chris Osborne's art bridges a love of cars and a love of music and film. Often familiar faces are paired with significant automobiles--Marilyn Monroe with a pink 1956 Thunderbird, Johnny Cash with a 1954 Chevy pickup, Robert Johnson with a 1935 Hudson Terraplane. When she is not traveling the country with her artwork, she sometimes drives around in a green vintage Chevy truck of her own.

Osborne says of the museum, "I love the museum for the quality of the displays and the sense of history, and I am grateful for the chance to be a part of it over the next year. The antique trucks are truly impressive. The museum has always been very supportive of my work; they sell my posters in their gift shop."

On exhibit will be original paintings, as well as digital fine art prints and posters.

"Green Bean" and Chris Osborne
© Chris Osborne


Florence Froeder / New Fairfield Artist Tour, September 26th

© Florence Froeder

Watercolorist, painter, and client Florence Froeder is opening her studio as part of the New Fairfield Artists' Studio Tour on Saturday, September 26. There are five artists participating in the event sponsored by the Candlewood Arts Fund. Studios will be open from 1-4 pm, and afterward there will be an artists' reception from 4-5pm at Sue Newton's Barn Gallery at 82 Route 37 in New Fairfield.

Check out the above link for more details on the other artists.

If you've never gone on a studio visit before, this is a good opportunity to check out some artists, and see how they work, without having to drive to a major city. It'll be a good weekend to do that, get some apples and cider doughnuts, and see the blushing leaves.


Edith Borax-Morrison at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven

Client Edith Borax-Morrison, and Emilia Dubicki are featured in the two-artist show No Constraints at the Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT. The exhibition runs from June 4-July 5. There is an artists' reception this Sunday, June 7, 3-6 pm, and an artists' talk Thursday, June 18, 7 pm. In addition, there is a poetry reading Sunday, June 28, 3 pm.

I liked this tidbit from the gallery's description of the show, "No Constraints defines an attitude, a self motivating creative directive and its results. [...] Unstressed discipline, intellectual curiosity, and a joyful compulsion to work are evident in this exhibition of abstract art."

Both artists work abstractly. Morrison's work is visionary and intricate; her drawings are "pen weavings" of "mind fibers". I encourage you to go see her work, and to meet her at the reception.


Edith Borax-Morrison at the opening.