Art appreciation – Jeanspezial http://jeanspezial.com/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 15:43:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jeanspezial.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-150x150.png Art appreciation – Jeanspezial http://jeanspezial.com/ 32 32 Art Appreciation Tours for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the Kilkenny Gallery https://jeanspezial.com/art-appreciation-tours-for-people-with-alzheimers-and-dementia-in-the-kilkenny-gallery/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/art-appreciation-tours-for-people-with-alzheimers-and-dementia-in-the-kilkenny-gallery/ The Butler Gallery in Kilkenny will be hosting a dementia friendly event next week on Tuesday 20th September 2022. Azure Tours are free facilitated dementia inclusive events for older people, their families and supporters. Azure Tours was created as part of Museums Art and Alzheimer’s, a European project that ran between 2015 and 2017, aimed […]]]>

The Butler Gallery in Kilkenny will be hosting a dementia friendly event next week on Tuesday 20th September 2022. Azure Tours are free facilitated dementia inclusive events for older people, their families and supporters.

Azure Tours was created as part of Museums Art and Alzheimer’s, a European project that ran between 2015 and 2017, aimed at facilitating access to museums and the arts for people with dementia, their families and professional helpers. The project increased cross-sectoral collaboration between the culture, social care and health sectors at local and European level. The ultimate goal was to help build a dementia-friendly society.

Butler Gallery worked with five partner organizations from Italy, Germany and Lithuania to achieve two project outcomes:

Training for museum educators and geriatric activity coordinators who want to create or implement museum programs for people with dementia and their carers, with a particular focus on developing communication tools.

A skills course for family and professional caregivers. The objective is to develop an “educational” relationship through art; explore effective communication and non-verbal understanding within the care relationship.

Ideas explored by the project include: What role do artists, museums and galleries play in a dementia-friendly society? What is the value of arts programs for people with dementia, their families and caregivers? How can innovative and creative thinkers positively impact the lives of people with dementia, their families and caregivers?

Butler Gallery is a founding member of the Azure network, alongside Age and Opportunity, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. This collaborative partnership has been active in exploring the potential for greater involvement of people with dementia in cultural contexts in Ireland since 2012.

During the Azure Tour, visitors will explore artwork from the Butler Gallery’s collections and exhibits with a facilitator trained in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Inclusive Art Programs.

The group session is limited to 8 people and two Butler Gallery facilitators. Advance booking is required at https://www.butlergallery.ie/whats-on/azure-programme

Tea and coffee are served after the tour.

Dates and time:
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

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Egyptian Artist Appreciates Culture of Art Appreciation in South Africa https://jeanspezial.com/egyptian-artist-appreciates-culture-of-art-appreciation-in-south-africa/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 06:00:48 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/egyptian-artist-appreciates-culture-of-art-appreciation-in-south-africa/ Hala Ahmed is grateful that there is greater interest in art among South African audiences than there is in Egypt. The young painter likes to paint portraits, landscapes and expressionist pieces. Born in Cairo, Egypt, the artist who goes by the name Hala Hany Farid in her work and on social media, was among the […]]]>

Hala Ahmed is grateful that there is greater interest in art among South African audiences than there is in Egypt.

The young painter likes to paint portraits, landscapes and expressionist pieces.

Born in Cairo, Egypt, the artist who goes by the name Hala Hany Farid in her work and on social media, was among the members of the Randburg Art Society when the group recently exhibited at Ferndale on Republic.

“I sell more sketches than paintings because paintings cost more and people find it hard to buy them these days,” she said.

She said that since the coronavirus hit and the lockdown was instituted, people aren’t buying art as much as they used to.

However, the situation is better in South Africa than elsewhere.

“I come from a great country with a history of art, but normal people don’t buy art like they do here. I wish my home country offered more opportunities for artists to show their work. I’m very happy here in South Africa, normal people like to have art at home.

Ahmed said that in Egypt, art was considered a luxury good that only the richest could enjoy.

“Now, since the coronavirus, things are difficult for artists, but we have to stay positive and do our best.”

Ahmed graduated in Fine Arts from Mansoura University, Egypt in 2007. Since then, she has exhibited and sold her work in different salons, galleries and workshops in several countries.

She has worked with charcoal, oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors and even digital art.

She can be followed on Instagram at hala.hanyfarid or on Facebook at Hala Hany Farid.

The group will be at Ferndale on Republic again the last weekends of September and October and will be participating in World River Cleanup Day at the Delta Café on September 17th.

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Art Appreciation – Barbados Today https://jeanspezial.com/art-appreciation-barbados-today/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 05:55:18 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/art-appreciation-barbados-today/ Culture and Arts for Love and Life (CALL) Director Andrea King wants government and stakeholders to do more to expose children in schools to the benefits and importance of industries creative. The NGO leader suggested that developing an appreciation of the sector from primary school level, through the inclusion of crafts in the curriculum, would […]]]>

Culture and Arts for Love and Life (CALL) Director Andrea King wants government and stakeholders to do more to expose children in schools to the benefits and importance of industries creative.

The NGO leader suggested that developing an appreciation of the sector from primary school level, through the inclusion of crafts in the curriculum, would ensure continued interest and market for local crafts. especially.

King, who spoke to Barbados TODAY insisted that cultivating a natural interest in the sector can only be accomplished if children are provided with the foundation on which they can build an appreciation for the work of creative artists.

She said this could not be done through occasional workshops throughout the year, but through a holistic approach rooted in an appreciation for art and an understanding that the industry is lucrative. .

“It serves two main purposes. Firstly, the innate talent is trained and honed from the very beginning, which could ensure professional finish in handicraft products; and second, students who are not interested in crafts will appreciate the artistry associated with crafts,” King said.

“This education would also include why it is important to support local production, as well as the cultural and spiritual significance of craftsmanship, so that future adult students and consumers have a deeper appreciation for the product.”

King, the first-ever director of Barbados’ Cultural Industries Development Authority, also spoke about Bridgetown Market’s absence from the Crop Over calendar when the festival resumed this year after a two-year hiatus forced by the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19.

She said while local artists may have benefited from sales at the three National Cultural Foundation (NCF) arts and crafts pop-ups held during the season, not having the hugely popular Bridgetown Market, which had been a staple of the summer festival, was clearly felt by the artists.

“Bridgetown Market is where people usually go to buy handicrafts [and] since we hadn’t had it for two years, it really left a void,” she said.

“This year, joining the Barbados Vendors Association to create a large marketplace might have been a better approach to attracting a large audience.”

When asked if the absence of a National Art Gallery still hindered efforts to advance the creative industry, King pointed out that while the gallery was indeed needed as a primary space for displaying local works, the support to the sector, from below, was a higher priority at this stage.

“Successive culture ministers have worked on the National Art Gallery, but there have always been challenges. I think the government is going to do what it can do and action has been taken. A location has been identified and, of course, the challenge is always the money to make the gallery a gallery that satisfies everyone.

“In the meantime, artists can do what they can do. The government will do what it can do with the resources it has,” she said.

Regarding the elevation of artists from spoken word to national mainstream entertainment, King, who is also the producer of the Bridgetown International Festival of the Arts, said that these artists have made impressive strides on the world stage in recent years. .

She said the country could benefit from it.

“Given the level of interest that young local artists have generated on the international stage, we should not only encourage our artists to tour, but also bring international creatives here to share their skills and experiences”, a- she suggested.

“We have a responsibility to disseminate our way of speaking, taking into account the issues, themes and subjects we are talking about. The Bridgetown International Arts Festival exists so that international performing artists, including those who make spoken word, can come to Barbados and share our stage.

“So CALL sends people to perform on international stages, and we invite people across the festival to share our stage,” King added.

In 2019, CALL – which is dedicated to business development, collaborative working, trade, business-to-business opportunities and South-South cooperation, with a view to advancing the creative and cultural industries in Barbados and the Global South – facilitated the participation of four young spoken word artists. in the Vrystaat Arts Festival in South Africa.

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Samsung drives art appreciation in Hong Kong with artist Balloon Bear and bespoke creations https://jeanspezial.com/samsung-drives-art-appreciation-in-hong-kong-with-artist-balloon-bear-and-bespoke-creations/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/samsung-drives-art-appreciation-in-hong-kong-with-artist-balloon-bear-and-bespoke-creations/ Samsung Electronics HK and SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery, a contemporary pop art gallery in Hong Kong, have teamed up with Jibin Im, a Korean pop artist, to present a series of Hong Kong edition artworks for all art lovers. As part of the campaign, a giant 2.5 meter Balloon Bear Art installation […]]]>

Samsung Electronics HK and SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery, a contemporary pop art gallery in Hong Kong, have teamed up with Jibin Im, a Korean pop artist, to present a series of Hong Kong edition artworks for all art lovers.

As part of the campaign, a giant 2.5 meter Balloon Bear Art installation made its first stop in Harbor City, which instantly became a popular spot for selfies. The Balloon Bear is now on display at SHOUT Gallery, IFC mall, Central, and will tour various SHOUT galleries in Hong Kong until September 1, 2022.

The featured artwork is inspired by Samsung The Frame, known for its slim profile and customizable design, which looks like a painting. Since its launch, Frame’s Art Store has curated a diverse catalog of artwork from renowned galleries and artists around the world, which has deepened artistic and aesthetic exchanges.

Korean pop artist Im will also create a series of limited-edition art collections called ‘Frame Your Love’, in which he recreated the famous ‘You Are Not Alone’ series of embracing bears for the first time in digital and physical formats. He also showcased his famous “Everywhere” project in Hong Kong – a giant balloon bear art installation that has already captivated people as it sets foot across the globe. This collaboration marks Im’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, showcasing a series of artworks that transcend the boundaries between art, technology and reality.

The Seoul-based artist is renowned for his “Everywhere” project, in which he creates impromptu activations by placing a balloon bear in different locations around the world. He collaborated with several international brands on this project, such as GUCCI, Coca-Cola and Mercedes-Benz. His work has been featured in over 40 cities around the world, including some well-known landmarks in the United States, United Kingdom, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Im was recently invited by Samsung X SHOUT Gallery to create a giant Balloon Bear art installation for Hong Kong, bringing back his iconic black and white balloon bear color combination with the word “CHILL” on his face.

“Frame Your Love” is Im’s first art project that bridges the physical and digital experience. Through this collaboration with Samsung X SHOUT Gallery, Im has introduced five new colors in its popular hugging bear series titled “You are not alone”, exclusively for Hong Kong. Equipped with the latest matte display technology, which reduces screen glare and glare to deliver excellent color performance, this digital canvas brought cuddly bears into the digital world, capturing every finer detail .

“Although the pandemic has limited the way we appreciate art, innovative technology has inspired me and enabled me to push the boundaries of artistic expression – to digitize my art and make it accessible to more people,” Im said. “Earlier this year, I was featured in a video in collaboration with Samsung, and I was impressed with how their latest technology is able to deliver such vivid and authentic texture and colors on screens. Therefore , I am honored to collaborate with Samsung again, to create the “Frame Your Love” series which places more emphasis on color expressions, transforming the “You are not alone” series into digital works of art displayed on Samsung The Frame, highlighting the unique magic of artworks with its artistic and slim photo frame design and cutting-edge color performance that skillfully blends digital and physical,” said Jibin Im.

Samsung is working closely with SHOUT Gallery to also create a series of activities for art lovers, and brings together five artists. Among them, international media artist Hung Keung and local animation artist Kongkee showcase their latest NFT artwork using Samsung The Frame. Samsung will soon partner with SHOUT Gallery to host a large-scale Art Tech exhibition, sparking a new wave of art appreciation in Hong Kong.

“We are honored to partner with SHOUT Gallery to unlock more art forms, powered by the latest QLED technology. Earlier this year, we collaborated with Im to showcase a project delivering art through Neo QLED TVs , and we’re excited to be working with him again this time on the “Frame your love” project – to design a series of digital and physical collectibles for Samsung’s aesthetic lifestyle TV – The Frame. art technology more accessible to the public, we will soon be partnering with SHOUT Gallery for an upcoming large-scale local art showcase, hoping to further enhance the art viewing experience,” said Ellen Fu, Vice President, CE and Business, Samsung Electronics.

“We are pleased to partner with Samsung to promote Art Tech in the community. Samsung The Frame’s exquisite art design with advanced QLED technology will definitely add a unique touch to the art collection,” said Christopher Tang, Founder by SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery.

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Samsung pushes art appreciation in HK with artist Balloon Bear and bespoke creations https://jeanspezial.com/samsung-pushes-art-appreciation-in-hk-with-artist-balloon-bear-and-bespoke-creations/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 01:13:29 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/samsung-pushes-art-appreciation-in-hk-with-artist-balloon-bear-and-bespoke-creations/ Samsung Electronics HK and SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery, a contemporary pop art gallery in Hong Kong, have teamed up with Jibin Im, a Korean pop artist, to present a series of Hong Kong edition artworks for all art lovers. As part of the campaign, a giant 2.5 meter Balloon Bear Art installation […]]]>

Samsung Electronics HK and SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery, a contemporary pop art gallery in Hong Kong, have teamed up with Jibin Im, a Korean pop artist, to present a series of Hong Kong edition artworks for all art lovers.

As part of the campaign, a giant 2.5 meter Balloon Bear Art installation made its first stop in Harbor City, which instantly became a popular spot for selfies. The Balloon Bear is now on display at SHOUT Gallery, IFC mall, Central, and will tour various SHOUT galleries in Hong Kong until September 1, 2022.

The featured artwork is inspired by Samsung The Frame, known for its slim profile and customizable design, which looks like a painting. Since its launch, Frame’s Art Store has curated a diverse catalog of artwork from renowned galleries and artists around the world, which has deepened artistic and aesthetic exchanges.

Korean pop artist Im will also create a series of limited-edition art collections called ‘Frame Your Love’, in which he recreated the famous ‘You Are Not Alone’ series of embracing bears for the first time in digital and physical formats. He also showcased his famous “Everywhere” project in Hong Kong – a giant balloon bear art installation that has already captivated people as it sets foot across the world. This collaboration marks Im’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, showcasing a series of artworks that transcend the boundaries between art, technology and reality.

The Seoul-based artist is renowned for his “Everywhere” project, in which he creates impromptu activations by placing a balloon bear in different locations around the world. He collaborated with several international brands on this project, such as GUCCI, Coca-Cola and Mercedes-Benz. His work has been featured in over 40 cities around the world, including some well-known landmarks in the United States, United Kingdom, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Im was recently invited by Samsung X SHOUT Gallery to create a giant Balloon Bear art installation for Hong Kong, bringing back his iconic black and white balloon bear color combination with the word “CHILL” on his face.

“Frame Your Love” is Im’s first art project that bridges the physical and digital experience. Through this collaboration with Samsung X SHOUT Gallery, Im has introduced five new colors in its popular hugging bear series titled “You are not alone”, exclusively for Hong Kong. Equipped with the latest matte display technology, which reduces screen glare and glare to deliver excellent color performance, this digital canvas brought cuddly bears into the digital world, capturing every finer detail .

“Although the pandemic has limited the way we appreciate art, innovative technology has inspired me and enabled me to push the boundaries of artistic expression – to digitize my art and make it accessible to more people,” Im said. “Earlier this year, I was featured in a video in collaboration with Samsung, and was impressed with how their latest technology is able to deliver such vivid and authentic texture and colors on screens. Therefore , I am honored to collaborate with Samsung again, to create the “Frame Your Love” series which places more emphasis on color expressions, transforming the “You are not alone” series into digital works of art displayed on Samsung The Frame, highlighting the unique magic of artworks with its artistic and slim photo frame design and cutting-edge color performance that skillfully blends digital and physical,” said Jibin Im.

Samsung is working closely with SHOUT Gallery to also create a series of activities for art lovers, and brings together five artists. Among them, international media artist Hung Keung and local animation artist Kongkee showcase their latest NFT artwork using Samsung The Frame. Samsung will soon partner with SHOUT Gallery to host a large-scale Art Tech exhibition, sparking a new wave of art appreciation in Hong Kong.

“We are honored to partner with SHOUT Gallery to unlock more art forms, powered by the latest QLED technology. Earlier this year, we collaborated with Im to showcase a project delivering art through Neo QLED TVs , and we’re excited to be working with him again this time on the “Frame your love” project – to design a series of digital and physical collectibles for Samsung’s aesthetic lifestyle TV – The Frame. art technology more accessible to the public, we will soon be partnering with SHOUT Gallery for an upcoming large-scale local art showcase, hoping to further enhance the art viewing experience,” said Ellen Fu, Vice President, CE and Business, Samsung Electronics.

“We are pleased to partner with Samsung to promote Art Tech in the community. Samsung The Frame’s exquisite art design with cutting-edge QLED technology will definitely add a unique touch to the art collection,” said Christopher Tang, Founder by SHOUT Art Hub & Gallery.

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Art appreciation session a jubilant affair – South Coast Herald https://jeanspezial.com/art-appreciation-session-a-jubilant-affair-south-coast-herald/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/art-appreciation-session-a-jubilant-affair-south-coast-herald/ Loyal Art by the Sea artist and published poet, Kay Federl’s latest paintings show his passion for color, as in this beautiful floral masterpiece. On the last Tuesday of each month, local art club Art by the Sea hosts an Art Appreciation Session, where artists celebrate their artwork from the past month. This is when […]]]>

On the last Tuesday of each month, local art club Art by the Sea hosts an Art Appreciation Session, where artists celebrate their artwork from the past month.

This is when their paintings are placed on the display easel for a positive review by their fellow artists – in itself a remarkable training session.

The June session was a jubilant affair, filled with poetry readings, delicious snacks and, above all, good humor and camaraderie.

The level of work, as well as the innovative styles on display, were exceptional.

If this session is any indication of what will be on display at the Club’s exhibition in August at the Margate Art Museum, art lovers on the Lower South Coast are in for a wonderful surprise.

For more details, contact President Johann du Toit on WhatsApp 072 6037517.

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Carlow Nationalist – Art Appreciation Day was a riot of joyful music and creativity https://jeanspezial.com/carlow-nationalist-art-appreciation-day-was-a-riot-of-joyful-music-and-creativity/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 11:33:24 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/carlow-nationalist-art-appreciation-day-was-a-riot-of-joyful-music-and-creativity/ Second class pupils from Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Tullow pictured during the school’s Arts Appreciation Day Photos: michaelorourkephotography.ie Lennie and Lillie enjoying the day Bronagh and Lena By Suzanne Pender AN EXPLOSION of art in all its forms thrilled the students of Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Tullow recently when they held their Arts Appreciation Day. Each year, […]]]>

Second class pupils from Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Tullow pictured during the school’s Arts Appreciation Day Photos: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Lennie and Lillie enjoying the day

Bronagh and Lena

By Suzanne Pender

AN EXPLOSION of art in all its forms thrilled the students of Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Tullow recently when they held their Arts Appreciation Day.

Each year, a group participated in this wonderful event, which invited students, parents, family and friends to join in the celebration of the arts, while sharing some of the creative elements the children worked on.

The theme for this year’s Arts Appreciation Day was “Countries Around the World”, which evoked children’s creativity and color.

Music Generation Carlow, which operates at the school, also took part in the day and held a number of workshops which showcased the hard work of the children over the weeks.

Primary school explored the animal kingdom through music and movement with ‘Sing-say-dance-play’, developing their musical and creative skills.

The junior babies had a farm animal workshop, where they explored the sounds and actions of farm animals, while for the older babies it was a mini beats workshop and of the story of the “very hungry caterpillar” using their instruments and their voices.

The first class held a “Turtle and the Hare” workshop exploring the musical elements of tempo, rhythm, and fast and slow movement.

Scoil Mhuire Lourdes second classes held an underwater workshop using creative dance, singing, soundscape and also held a workshop on Irish wildlife, traveling to fields, hills, streams and wild corners of the country to explore wild animals. from Ireland.

The third class held a workshop called “A Musical Exploration of Harmony”, which worked on the West Indian song chosen by the classes, exploring many musical ideas, including harmony.

The fourth class held a creative movement workshop. This one had a Japanese theme, which allowed students to experiment and create their own unique arrangement.

The fifth class of girls from Tullow held a ‘Perform and Share’ workshop, where they had the opportunity to share an example of a musical session. For their grand finale, they performed a piece in Swahili, demonstrating some of the skills they had mastered.

The sixth class held an African drumming workshop, exploring the sight, sound, feel and power of playing as a unified group during a drumming circle. The children then incorporated their percussion into the African piece they chose, WakaWaka.

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Art Appreciation: A Piece of Cake | Select https://jeanspezial.com/art-appreciation-a-piece-of-cake-select/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/art-appreciation-a-piece-of-cake-select/ No one will ever accuse me of being an art lover. I have an eclectic collection of decor on my walls, some of which would call art and most of which certainly wouldn’t call art…and might even call tasteless. Anyway, I know what I like and what I don’t like. These dislikes don’t always correspond […]]]>

No one will ever accuse me of being an art lover. I have an eclectic collection of decor on my walls, some of which would call art and most of which certainly wouldn’t call art…and might even call tasteless.

Anyway, I know what I like and what I don’t like.

These dislikes don’t always correspond to what people consider to be high art. And I agree with that.

In fact, I agree enough with that to tell you something that will probably make you think less of me. But no matter – I stand by my assessment: I see little redeeming value in the Mona Lisa.

I understand this is meant to be a large painting. I do not understand why.

It’s a rather ordinary-looking painting of a woman, in my opinion. It’s dark and a bit boring. The background decor is unremarkable. If the painting represented the first paragraph of a novel, I’d bet most people would drop the novel before they bothered to finish Chapter 1. I’m not saying the Mona Lisa is rendered without talent; clearly the painting has been skillfully executed. But great art is supposed to evoke emotions in its viewers, and the Mona Lisa leaves me indifferent.

I would say that I am clearly missing something because a lot of people think painting is a treasure. It is the most viewed painting in the world and is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Still, I can’t help but wonder if so many people are going to see it not because they think it’s awesome, but rather because they’re told they should think it’s awesome .

Despite my mixed enthusiasm for painting, I harbor no hard feelings towards him and certainly have no desire to throw him a piece of cake.

Recently, a man dressed as an old woman in a wheelchair to get a front-row viewing position of the painting and, after trying and failing to break the protective glass around the painting, took a piece of cake and smeared it on the glass. while telling passers-by to think about the earth and the fact that people are trying to destroy it.

(You’d think that would wipe that smug smile off the Mona Lisa’s face, but it doesn’t.)

I agree that I may be wrong in my assessment of the Mona Lisa. But I don’t think I’m wrong in my assessment that there is no plausible relationship between the Mona Lisa and climate activism.

If you want to make a climate statement, why not choose an artist whose work actually has a negative impact on the environment? I think we can agree to give da Vinci a pass for that one.

And even if we could somehow blame climate change on a 16th century oil portrait, what does cake smearing on this art have to do with climate change ? I racked my brain, but the connection is as elusive to me as the wonder of the artwork itself.

Perhaps if the media had bothered to tell us important details like what kind of cake it was and what frosting covered it, then perhaps the association would be obvious. For example, maybe it was an Earth Day cake decorated with blue icing to look like a globe.

I’m no more a dessert connoisseur than I am an art connoisseur, but I like most confectionery much more than the Mona Lisa – so my assessment of the incident is that it was a waste of cake.

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Mother’s Day event is an opportunity for crafts, baking and art appreciation https://jeanspezial.com/mothers-day-event-is-an-opportunity-for-crafts-baking-and-art-appreciation/ Tue, 03 May 2022 21:53:28 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/mothers-day-event-is-an-opportunity-for-crafts-baking-and-art-appreciation/ Jim Stucko remembers going to bed at night and his dad walking into the kitchen. Elder Stucko was going to bake a few batches of his winning rye bread recipe so he could bake it and bring it to friends in the morning. Not only was Stucko, a former resident of Elba, a talented sculptor […]]]>

Jim Stucko remembers going to bed at night and his dad walking into the kitchen. Elder Stucko was going to bake a few batches of his winning rye bread recipe so he could bake it and bring it to friends in the morning.

Not only was Stucko, a former resident of Elba, a talented sculptor and artist, but he was also “an amazing cook”, his son said.

“I miss the guy a lot. Every time I cook something, I think about the conversations we had in the kitchen,” Jim said during a Tuesday interview with The Batavian. “My parents shook this world.”

Artwork from the collections of John and his wife Sophie Stucko will be on display with late artists Patricia Burr and Eunice Hare Murphy for a first-ever craft sale and Mother’s Day raffle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. pm Saturday at the Elba Firemen’s Recreation Hall, Route 98, Elba. The event is organized and hosted by Elba Betterment Committee.

“It’s all part of the grant we received from GO Art! for our project: Elba Betterment Committee presents Art Around Town. The idea to include our local artists actually came from one of our members, Kelly Dudley, who has always wanted to do this stuff at The Mill in Elba,” said EBC President Pauli Miano. . “After contacting the families, three were willing and excited to share the talent of their loved ones with us.”

The artist’s pieces will be exhibited in the Rec Hall. Burr and Murphy were art teachers at Elba Central School, and the three artists shared their work in the community by donating pieces to the school, churches and other organizations, Miano said. .

The Stucko couple have collaborated on many projects, Jim said. John made wooden cabinets and Sophie’s handmade stained glass adorned the doors. She was from Batavia and John from Albion, and after they got married they bought a house in Elba, Jim said. His parents were outdoor enthusiasts, and his father commemorated various species of birds and fish in an elaborate fashion.

“The birds were carved, the feathers were burned into the wood for texture, then he painted them. I bet he’s got 100 hours in the paint,” Jim said. “It wasn’t a job; it was a labor of love. He stayed in his studio painting, and if he didn’t like it, he would paint it again.

He remembers his father going through the books to find the right species of bird and refining the colors and textures of each piece. His work became so popular that people offered to commission him for particular projects, although John turned them down. He preferred to create exactly what he wanted, and not necessarily what others had in mind, Jim said. Most likely, the artist was a perfectionist, and it showed in his work.

One of his last pieces was a large woodpecker for someone he connected with for a love of the outdoors and birds.

“It was absolutely breathtaking,” Jim said. “He was highly skilled in many places and he was a people person. Until we started looking through the photos, I never realized how much my dad was smiling.

Jim laughed thinking about his parents’ determination to stay strong – or stubborn in some cases – throughout their busy lives. John Stucko was active in his craft, which included calabash carvings, until his death in 2019 at age 89. Sophie died a few years earlier in 2017 and was 83 years old.

There will be 25 tables of vendors offering craft items and food. The committee wanted to make sure there wouldn’t be a lot of duplicate items, so each vendor has to sell a particular craft. They range from wooden signs and handmade handbags to floral arrangements, ornaments and, for the sweet tooth, a bakery section with cookies, cakes and cannolis, Miano said.

The committee will also serve food for purchase and the first 50 moms will receive a free carnation. Staff from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office will also be available with photo and fingerprinting materials for families who request them for their children.

Eunice Hare Murphy was a graduate of Elba Central School in 1948. She then earned her degree in art education at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. She received her Masters in Elementary Education from SUNY Brockport. Her first teaching job was for the West Bloomfield School District. Her family shared that she drives her little Chevy with a standard two-way transmission from Genesee County every day.

Over the years, “Eunie”, as her friends and family called her, taught art at Byron Bergen Central School and ended her successful career as an educator at Elba Central. She taught arts, crafts and photography classes. Eunice was a member of the Writer’s Guild in the 1970s and even dabbled in poetry.

Eunice loved gardening and, using a variety of different rocks and plants, enjoyed creating clever and, at times, quirky gardens. While teaching on Elba, she was an advisor for the yearbook and helped develop the variety show that functioned for years as a fundraiser for the yearbook. Eunice lost her four-year battle with cancer in 1988 at the age of 57.

Patricia Burr’s enthusiasm for painting is evident in a collection of 14 sketchbooks, each with memories of the places and people she visited on vacation, workshops and even in the study room at the studio. Central School of Elba. Besides pencil and ink sketches, a drawing is rendered in brown eyebrow pencil in the dark at Kleinhans Music Hall without a pen.

Her van didn’t leave her house without “the art stuff”, just in case she found an interesting scene. This may be while waiting for the doctor or dentist, or even during downtime during jury duty; it was time for his sketchbook.

Burr’s philosophy was to “make a drawing because you get a lot more information by observing the subject than when you just take a picture”. Jot down some color notes, the date and time of day, the weather next to the sketch to help you when planning to paint later in the studio, she said.
Burr was inspired by fellow painters Margaret M. Martin, Franklin Jones, and Don Getz. She was educated at Albright Art School, Buffalo State College, University at Buffalo, and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Active all her life, Burr died aged 96 in 2014.

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/elbabetterment/

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Top photo: A duck sculpture by the late artist John Stucko and several works by Stucko and artists Patricia Burr and Eunice Hare Murphy will be on display at the Craft Show and Mother’s Day Basket Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Elba Firemen’s Recreation Hall on Route 98, Elba. Photos by Howard Owens.

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First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville to Host Children at HeART Art Appreciation Event https://jeanspezial.com/first-presbyterian-church-in-jerseyville-to-host-children-at-heart-art-appreciation-event/ Sun, 01 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://jeanspezial.com/first-presbyterian-church-in-jerseyville-to-host-children-at-heart-art-appreciation-event/ JERSEYVILLE — Jerseyville’s First Presbyterian Church, 400 S. State St., will host a Kids at Heart Art Appreciation event celebrating the art of Keith Haring from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. This is part of a series of art appreciation classes. Kids at HeART Art Appreciation is an intergenerational course for children of all […]]]>

JERSEYVILLE — Jerseyville’s First Presbyterian Church, 400 S. State St., will host a Kids at Heart Art Appreciation event celebrating the art of Keith Haring from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

This is part of a series of art appreciation classes. Kids at HeART Art Appreciation is an intergenerational course for children of all ages, from 8 to 88 years old. People can attend one or all of them and are encouraged to dress up really cool for a funky street art making session.

Be sure to bring your imagination and creative genius. Class enrollment is set at 10 students; registration is mandatory. There are no class fees.


To register a child, complete and return this form: https://forms.gle/NMzfwhwkXNgoy4HeA. To register an adult, complete and return this form: https://forms.gle/uGU6TitWf7pga2U5A.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:

MONDAY MAY 2

• Alton City Orchestra Public Rehearsal, Ringhausen Music Building, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• Trent and Nanney: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Smoke’n Aces Poker League Tournament: 6:30 pm to 10 pm, The Back Bar, 228 CN Main St., Edwardsville.

• Women’s Footsteps Study: 12:30-2:30 p.m., Calvary Cares, 1426 Washington Ave., Alton.

• Men’s Footsteps Study: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Calvary Cares, 1426 Washington Ave., Alton.

• Line dancing class: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tango Event Center, 212 E. Elm St., Alton.

• Urban Cha Cha Ballroom: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Tango Event Center, 212 E. Elm St. Alton.

• Alton Godfrey Rotary Club Meetings: 6:00 pm, Gentelin’s On Broadway, 122 E. Broadway, Alton.

• Al-Anon meeting: 7:30-8:45 p.m., Bridge Church, E. 12th St., Alton. For more information, call 618-463-2429 or visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

• For more information about Al-Anon meetings, call 618-463-2429 or visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

TUESDAY MAY 3

• East Alton Farmers’ Market: 3-7 pm, EastGate Plaza parking lot, 625 EastGate Shopping Center, East Alton. Every Tuesday until October 25.

• Meeting of the Godfrey Board of Directors: 6:00 pm, Town Clerk’s Office, Village of Godfrey, 6810 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

• Kids at Heart Art Appreciation: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Jerseyville First Presbyterian Church, 400 S. State St., Jerseyville.

• Anthony Nanney and Co.: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Chicago Stepping Classes: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tango Event Center, 212 E. Elm St., Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alton Sports Tap, 3812 College Ave., Alton.

• Yoga at the Wildey: 7 to 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Camelot Cribbage Club: 6 p.m., Camelot Bowl, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Takes place every Tuesday. For more information, call Phill at 618-288-7910.

• For more information on Al-Anon meetings, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meetings, visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

dylan.suttles@thetelegraph.com

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